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Safety Information
Before you get started, please read this
important safety information about your
HP Media Center PC.
This product has not been evaluated for connection to
an “IT” power system (an AC distribution system with no
direct connection to earth, according to IEC 60950).
w AC Power Safety Warnings
The power supply is preset for the country/region
in which you purchased
the PC. If you move to
another country/region,
please make sure you
check its voltage
requirements before
plugging your PC into
an AC power outlet.
Install the computer near
an AC outlet. The AC
power cord is your PC’s
main AC disconnecting
device and must be easily
accessible at all times.
For your safety, the power
cord provided with your
system has a grounded
plug. Always use the
power cord with a
properly grounded wall
outlet to avoid the risk of
electrical shock.
To reduce the possibility of
an electric shock from the
telephone network, plug
your computer into the AC
outlet before connecting it
to the telephone line. Also,
disconnect the telephone
line before unplugging
your computer from the
AC power outlet.
Your system is provided
with a voltage select
switch for use in a 115 or
230 VAC power system.
The voltage select switch
has been pre-set to the
correct voltage setting
for use in the particular
country/region where it
was initially sold.
Changing the voltage
select switch to the
incorrect position can
damage your PC and void
any implied warranty.
Always disconnect the
modem cord from the
telephone system before
installing or removing your
computer cover.
Do not operate the
computer with the cover
removed.
The power supply is
not user-serviceable.
To prevent damage to
the power supply, have
a qualified person repair
or replace it. All other
components are userserviceable.
Electrostatic discharge
(ESD) can damage disk
drives, add-in cards,
and other components.
If an ESD station is not
available, wear a wrist
strap attached to a metal
part of the computer. Place
cards on a conductive
foam pad or inside the
card wrapper, if possible,
but never on the card
wrapper.
The PC is heavy; be sure
to use ergonomically
correct lifting procedures
when moving the
computer.
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Safety and Comfort
Follow the steps in the setup poster to set up the
computer.
After assembling but before using the computer, make
sure the computer and your work area are properly
set up to maintain your comfort and productivity. Refer
to Working in Comfort in the Help and Support Center
for important ergonomic information. Just click Start,
Help and Support, My HP Pavilion PC, and then
click Working in Comfort.
You can find important ergonomic information on the
Internet. Just type http://www.hp.com/ergo into your
Web browser address box, and then press Enter on the
keyboard.
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0–15˚
50–70 cm
(20–28 inches)
0–15˚
Help and Support
HP provides many kinds of information and help for
your PC.
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HP Utility programs in the hp pavilion pc tools folder.
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The Help and Support Center is an onscreen Help
area where you can find information from HP and
Microsoft about using the PC and its components.
Go to the Help and Support Center when you want to
read about your computer, view tutorials, run tests, or
get troubleshooting help by using the Internet.
The Help and Support Center also gives you access to
the latest news and updates for your PC.
■
The HP Web site provides a place where you can get
supplemental information about HP computers and
products and contact HP Support.
■
HP Customer Care provides HP Help over the
telephone.
Review the following pages to learn more about each of
these types of help.
HP Utility Programs
HP provides special utility programs in the hp pavilion pc
tools folder that display support information, and initiate
application or system recovery.
Help and Support Center
1 Press Help (the ?
button) on the keyboard
to open Help and
Support.
Or
Click Start on the
taskbar, and then click
Help and Support.
2 In Help and Support,
click My HP Pavilion
PC. Click a title and
read the topic. This
area is a library of
helpful information
about your PC.
3 In Help and Support,
click HP Instant
Support. Click
Request Help and
follow the onscreen
instructions to run a test
or submit a problem to
HP Instant Support.
To find these programs, click Start, choose All
Programs, choose Hewlett-Packard, choose hp
pavilion pc tools, and select a program or folder.
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HP Web Site and HP Support
1 Connect to the Internet: Open your
Web browser, or press Connect on
your keyboard.
2 Type http://www.hp.com into your Web browser
address box and press Enter on your keyboard.
3 Select your country/region from the drop-down list,
and click the arrow to the right of the list (scroll down
to see the box).
4 Click the support link.
HP Customer Care
You can get help over the
telephone from HP.
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When you call HP
Customer Care,
you will need
your PC model
number and
serial number.
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See the Support Guide,
included with the computer
documentation, for the
terms of your HP warranty
coverage, for license
information, and for
support telephone numbers
and addresses.
where to get help
Table of Contents
Welcome .................................. 1
How to Use This Guide .............. 2
Where Can I Find
Information? ............................. 3
Inventory .................................. 4
PC and Main Components .......................... 4
Media Center Components ......................... 4
2.1 Speaker System Components ................ 4
Setting Up My PC ...................... 5
Checklist ................................................... 5
Front of PC ................................................ 6
Back of PC ................................................ 7
Connecting the Monitor .............................. 8
Connecting the Printer or Scanner ............... 8
Connecting to the Internet Through a
Modem/Telephone Connection ............... 9
Connecting to the Internet Through a
Network Port (LAN) ............................... 9
Connecting the Remote Sensor .................. 10
Connecting the Signal Source ................... 11
Optional Connections .............. 12
Using the TV Cables ................................. 12
Connecting the TV .................................... 13
Connecting the TV Signal Source When
You Have an Existing Setup .................. 14
Wall to Cable TV Set-top Box or Satellite Box
to VCR to TV Using Coaxial Cable ........ 15
Wall to Cable TV Set-top Box or Satellite Box
to VCR and TV Using S-video Cable or
Composite Video Cable Between the Box
and the VCR or TV ............................... 16
Connecting Your Speakers ...... 17
Upgrading and Servicing ........ 45
PC Audio Connectors ............................... 17
2.1 Speaker System ................................. 18
5.1 Speaker System ................................. 19
Adjusting the Volume ................................ 20
Microphone ............................................. 20
Headphones ............................................ 20
Preparing the Computer ........................... 45
Removing the Side Panels ......................... 46
Replacing the Side Panels ......................... 46
Locating Components in the PC Chassis ..... 47
Removing the Fan Duct ............................. 48
Replacing the Fan Duct ............................. 48
Accessing the Optical Drives ..................... 49
Removing the Optical Drive ...................... 50
Installing a New Optical Drive .................. 51
Replacing and Adding Drives ................... 52
Adding Memory ...................................... 56
Removing Add-In Cards ............................ 58
Replacing Add-In Cards ............................ 58
Starting My PC ........................ 21
Starting the PC for the First Time ................ 21
Selecting an ISP ....................................... 22
HP Desktop .............................................. 23
Enabling TV Out Image ............................ 24
Opening Media Center ............................ 25
Software Programs ................................... 26
Turning Off the PC ................................... 28
Manual Standby Mode ............................. 29
Manual Hibernation Mode ....................... 30
Automatic Standby or Hibernation Mode ... 31
Using the PC Hardware .......... 33
Keyboard ................................................ 33
Keyboard Functions .................................. 34
Mouse ..................................................... 37
Remote Control ........................................ 38
Remote Control Buttons Overview .............. 40
CD and DVD Drives ................................. 41
DVD-ROM Drive ....................................... 42
cd writer plus ........................................... 42
dvd writer ............................................... 42
dvd/cd writer plus (Combo) Drive ............. 43
Opening the RecordNow program ............ 43
Diskette (Floppy) Drive .............................. 43
6-In-1 Memory Card Reader ..................... 44
Troubleshooting ...................... 59
Restore and Recovery ............. 65
Recovery System ...................................... 65
Recovery CDs .......................................... 65
Using Application Recovery and
System Recovery ................................. 66
Index ..................................... 71
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Thank you for purchasing the HP Media Center PC.
HP has combined the features of the HP Pavilion home
PC with the Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center
Edition operating system to create a powerful
entertainment center for you.
This PC includes an impressive sound system, a
DVD+RW/+R player, a 6-In-1 memory card reader, and
powerful 3-D graphics capability. It is simple and easy to
use. It allows you to assemble your music, videos, and
pictures, and to enjoy them with a click of the remote
control.
The built-in TV capabilities include a Television Program
Guide which gets updated over the Internet. And
whether you are recording TV programs or sharing a
digital photo album, you can do all your entertaining
using the powerful remote control.
You will find yourself quickly at ease and in full control
using the HP Media Center PC.
PC features and contents may vary by model.
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Introduction
Welcome
How to Use This Guide
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A note describes
important information you need.
This guide will help you get started using your new PC
right away.
1 Read “Safety Information” at the beginning of this
book.
2 Identify the items included with your computer. Refer
to information shown in “Inventory.”
3 Follow the setup poster to connect your computer.
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A warning
describes information you need
to avoid possible
personal injury or
damage to equipment or data.
Read and follow
all warnings.
2
Refer to “Setting Up My PC.”
4 Read “Starting My PC” to learn how to turn on your
PC and what to do next.
5 Read the remaining sections of this guide for
information about using your PC.
HP provides you with
printed documentation,
onscreen information,
troubleshooting help and
tests you can run from HP
Instant Support, and help
over the telephone from
HP Support. Here is where
to find information:
Setup poster, in the
computer box, shows how
to connect your computer.
For additional information
and setup alternatives,
refer to “Setting Up
My PC.”
Help and Support
is onscreen Help. Press
Help (the ? button) on the
keyboard, or click Start
on the taskbar, and then
click Help and Support.
In Help and Support, click
My HP Pavilion PC to
read Help topics, or click
HP Instant Support
to run tests or get
troubleshooting help
by using the Internet.
Warranty and
Support information
is in the Support Guide.
This document, included
with the computer
documentation, lists the
terms of your PC warranty
coverage, license
information, and support
contact numbers and
addresses. You can get
help over the telephone
from HP.
Regulatory and Safety
information, including
operating specifications
for the PC, is in the
Support Guide.
Upgrading and
Servicing information,
including information
about accessing internal
parts of the computer
chassis, is in “Upgrading
and Servicing.”
Program Help for
many software programs
is available within the
program. Open the
program and click the
Help button or select Help
from the menu.
Record Support information for your PC here.
(To open the HP Pavilion Support Information window,
press the Ctrl key, the Alt key, and the s key at the same
time.)
Product name:
HP Media Center PC
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.
Model number: ____________________________________
Serial number: ____________________________________
Service ID: ________________________________________
Always try using
your onscreen
Help, including
HP Instant
Support, before
contacting your
reseller.
Date of purchase: __________________________________
Online Information
for your PC is available
at the HP Web site.
Press the HP button on
your keyboard, or type
http://www.myhpclub.com
into your Web browser
address box, and then
press Enter on the
keyboard.
Microsoft Windows
XP Media Center
program lets you use a
remote control to watch
or record TV programs,
view video, play music
and movies, and view
slide shows with music.
Microsoft and HP provide
printed books in the
computer box about the
program. The Media
Center program also
includes Help topics about
using the program.
Troubleshooting help
and information can help
you solve a problem with
your PC. For help with
general and miscellaneous
problems, refer to
“Troubleshooting.”
Problems with
software programs
may be caused by
corruption or damage
to an individual program
(application or software
driver) or to part of the
system operating software.
You can reinstall the
software; refer to “Using
Application Recovery and
System Recovery.”
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Introduction
Where Can I Find Information?
Inventory
PC and Main Components
PC
Media Center Components
Remote control
2-AA batteries for
remote control
2.1 Speaker System
Components
(not included with all models)
2.1 Subwoofer
(power cord
attached)
Power cord
10' Coaxial cable
Documentation
packet of books
and CDs
Mouse
2.1 Speakers
Remote sensor
S-video to
composite video
adapter
Modem cable
Composite video
cable
Keyboard
Remote sensor
control cable
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2.1 Speaker cables
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For 5.1
speaker
system
installation,
refer to
“Connecting
Your
Speakers.”
Setting Up My PC
Follow the steps in the setup poster to set up the
computer. Connect the keyboard, mouse, speaker
system, and remote sensor to the connections on the
back of the PC. Match the colors.
Setting Up
Your connector locations and system components may
vary.
The following pages identify the location of components
and connectors on your PC and provide some setup
alternatives.
Checklist
The following items are not provided with your PC. Be
sure you have them on hand if you need them for your
setup:
■
Monitor (required)
■
TV
Be sure to:
■
Internet Service Provider (ISP), selected during initial
setup (required for Media Center features, such as the
TV programming guide)
■
Connect the keyboard,
mouse, and remote
sensor.
■
Coaxial cable splitter
■
■
S-video cable(s), to connect your TV if it requires
s-video
Connect the monitor
(not included) and
the optional TV
(not included).
■
Audio Y-cable, to connect to a stereo system
■
Connect the speakers.
■
Connect the TV
antenna, cable, or
satellite signal source.
■
■
■
Connect the modem
to the telephone line
and connect a network
cable (not provided)
if one is needed.
Turn on the monitor, the
PC, and then turn on
the speaker system.
Follow the onscreen
instructions, including
selecting an ISP using
Easy Internet Sign-up.
■
Set up the Media
Center (see “Opening
Media Center”).
■
Enable the (optional)
TV; refer to “Enabling
TV Out Image.”
■
After you’ve completed
the initial startup and
registration, connect
optional devices one
at a time, such as a
printer or scanner.
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Front of PC
dvd
1st Optical (CD or DVD+RW/+R) drive Eject button
cd writer plus
2nd Optical (CD or DVD+RW/+R) drive Eject button
dvd writer
TV
GUIDE
MUSIC
PICTURES
VIDEOS
Mode buttons
SmartMedia
MultiMediaCard/SD
CompactFlash I/II
Memory Stick
6-In-1 memory card reader
Diskette (floppy) drive Eject button
On button with power
indicator light
Hard disk activity
indicator light
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Front ports:
IEEE 1394 (6-pin)
USB 2.0
Back of PC
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Power cord connector
Setting Up
Location and
number of connectors may vary by
model.
Power LED
Voltage selector
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
Line out-2
Serial port
Parallel port
USB 2.0 (Universal
Serial Bus) ports
(Remote Sensor
uses USB)
LAN (Ethernet)
Composite video (TV out)
IEEE 1394 (6-pin)
Left
audio in
Right
audio in
Line out-3 or
Microphone Digital out
Line out-1
Line in
S-VID IN
(s-video)
TV in
TV Out (s-video)
VGA Monitor (DB-15)
Telephone
(Line Out RJ-11)
Modem (Line In RJ-11)
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Connecting the Monitor
Connecting the Printer or Scanner
Connect your monitor to the PC. The monitor is not
included with the PC. Refer to the documentation that
came with your monitor.
Connect peripheral devices to the PC one at a time. The
printer or scanner is not included with the PC. Refer to
the documentation that came with your device.
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Connecting to the Internet
Through a Modem/Telephone
Connection
n
Connect the telephone line to the modem, which is inside
the computer.
1 Plug the modem cable (provided in the computer box)
into the computer modem connector and to your
telephone line wall jack connector.
2 Optionally, you can plug a telephone cable into the
computer telephone connector and into a telephone.
(Telephone and cable are not provided.)
Setting Up
With a telephone
connected to the
modem, you can
make regular
(voice) telephone
calls when you
are not using
the modem —
even if the PC
is turned off.
Connecting to the Internet
Through a Network Port (LAN)
The network interface adapter (also called a network
interface card, or NIC) connects to an Ethernet
(10BaseT) or Fast Ethernet (100BaseT) network hub.
Connect this adapter in your PC to your LAN (local area
network) hub or any broadband connection.
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1 Plug a network cable into the Ethernet (RJ-45) port on
the back of the PC.
2 Plug the other end of the network cable into a
10BaseT or 100BaseT port on the network hub.
The green LED (light-emitting diode) indicates a valid
connection.
RJ-45 port
Do not plug a
network cable
into a telephone
wall jack or a
telephone cable
into a network
port. This can
damage your PC.
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Connecting the Remote Sensor
The remote sensor is a small device that connects to
the PC and allows the remote control to work with the
Media Center program.
Remote Sensor
Connect remote control
receiver to computer
If you have a cable TV set-top box, satellite, or other
set-top box that controls your TV signal, connect the
remote sensor control cable to the remote sensor and
position the end of it over the remote receiver on your
cable box. For information on using the control cable
in an existing setup, see “Optional Connections.”
1 Plug the remote sensor cable into a USB connector
on the back of the PC.
2 Place the remote sensor so that you can easily point
at it with the remote control. (An ideal spot would be
on top of the monitor or desk.)
Cable or satellite set-top box
If you use a cable or satellite
set-top box, pass the signal
through the remote sensor
Remote
sensor
control
cable
Remove
backing tape
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Locate IR window
on set-top box.
Adhere to IR window.
3 If needed, plug the remote sensor control cable into
the back of the remote sensor. Position the end of the
control cable over the remote IR receiver window on
your cable TV set-top box. Remove the paper from
the backing tape on the end of the cable. Press the
end of the cable into place over the IR window on
your box.
Connecting the Signal Source
This section describes connecting the signal source
for TV.
■
Plug the connector of a coaxial cable from your TV
antenna or from your TV cable (wall or set-top box)
into the TV connector on the back of the PC, and then
turn the connector to tighten it.
Or
■
Plug a cable into the S-VID IN connector on the back
of the PC: use an s-video cable (not provided) or use
the s-video to composite video adapter cable and
the composite video cable. Plug the other end of the
cable into your set-top box, VCR, or other device that
is providing the signal source for the TV.
Left audio in
(white)
S-VID IN
(s-video)
Right audio in
(red)
TV in
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Select the signal
source for TV in
the Media Center
program settings.
You can also plug audio cables (not provided) from your
set-top box or VCR into the Audio in right (red) connector
and the Audio in left (white) connector on the back of
the PC.
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Setting Up
Connect the signal source for the TV by using the TV (in)
coaxial connector or the S-VID IN (s-video) connector:
Optional Connections
Connecting the TV is optional and not required to enjoy
Media Center.
Using the TV Cables
Your PC comes with the following cables for the TV
signal:
Coaxial cable
S-video to
composite video
adapter
Composite video
cable
■
One coaxial cable (10 feet). Use a coaxial cable for
a BNC connector, such as the TV source signal.
■
One s-video to composite video adapter cable
(2 inches). Connect this adapter to an s-video
connector, and then attach a composite video cable
to the adapter.
■
One composite video cable (6 feet). Use this cable
to connect a composite video connector on the back
of the PC, such as COMP for the TV out signal, to
your TV.
You may need other or additional cables, depending on
your TV and your TV signal source. For example, when
your TV has an s-video connector, you may want to use
an s-video cable to connect the TV OUT on the PC to
your TV. An s-video cable provides separate color and
black-and-white image signals, and delivers a sharper
image than a composite video cable does.
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Connecting the TV
Composite
video
(TV out)
TV OUT
(s-video)
VGA
Monitor
1 Plug a cable into the TV OUT s-video connector or the
COMP composite video connector an the back of the
PC. Choose the cable type your TV needs.
2 Plug the other end of the cable into the TV IN
connector on your TV.
3 Turn on the TV and select the TV IN video source;
refer to the documentation for your TV set.
Connections
4 Be sure to enable the image for the TV; see “Enabling
TV Out Image.”
COMPOSITE
VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN
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Connecting the TV Signal Source
When You Have an Existing Setup
This section describes how to connect the PC to an
existing setup for your TV signal source.
Existing setup
Add the PC with a splitter
Wall
Wall
Cable
Cable
Wall to VCR to TV using coaxial cable
Remove the coaxial cable at the input to the VCR, and
connect it to the input of a coaxial cable signal splitter
(not included; available at electronics stores). Connect
two coaxial cables to the splitter outputs. Connect one of
these cables to the input of the VCR and the other one to
the TV connector on the back of the PC.
Splitter In
Coaxial
cable
Splitter Out
Coaxial cable
VCR In
VCR In
VCR Out
VCR Out
Coaxial
cable
TV In
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TV In
TV (in) on
back of PC
Wall to Cable TV Set-top Box or
Satellite Box to VCR to TV Using
Coaxial Cable
Remove the coaxial cable at the input to the VCR, and
connect it to the input of a coaxial cable signal splitter
(not included; available at electronics stores). Connect
two coaxial cables to the splitter outputs. Connect one of
these cables to the input of the VCR and the other one to
the TV connector on the back of the PC.
Be sure to connect the remote sensor control cable
and position it on your set-top box or satellite box.
This allows the PC to change the channel on the box.
See “Connecting the Remote Sensor.”
Existing setup
Add the PC with a splitter
Wall
Cable
Wall
Cable
Coaxial
Set-top box/ cable
satellite In
Set-top box/
satellite In
Set-top box/
satellite Out
Set-top box/
satellite Out
Remote sensor
control cable
Remote
sensor
Splitter In
Coaxial
cable
Connections
Splitter Out
Coaxial cable
VCR In
VCR In
VCR Out
TV (in) on
back of PC
VCR Out
Coaxial
cable
TV In
TV In
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Wall to Cable TV Set-top Box or
Satellite Box to VCR and TV Using
S-video Cable or Composite Video
Cable Between the Box and the
VCR or TV
1 Do not detach any cables from your existing setup.
2 Connect an additional cable:
Using s-video cable (not included): connect an
additional s-video cable to a second output on the
set-top box or satellite box. Plug the other end of
the cable into the S-VID IN connector on the back
of the PC.
Existing setup
Wall
Add the PC with added cable
Wall
Cable
Cable
Set-top box/
satellite In
Set-top box/
satellite In
Set-top box/
satellite Out
Set-top box/
satellite Out
3 When using a composite video cable, you can also
plug audio cables (not provided) from your satellite
or set-top box or VCR into the Audio in right (red) and
Audio in left (white) connectors on the back of the PC.
4 Be sure to connect the remote sensor control cable
and position it on your set-top box or satellite box.
This allows the PC to change the channel on the box.
See “Connecting the Remote Sensor.”
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Remote
sensor
Add an s-video or
composite cable
with adapter
S-video or
composite
cable
Or
Using composite video cable: connect an additional
composite video cable to a second output on the
set-top box or satellite box. Connect the other end of
the cable to the s-video to composite video adapter
cable; connect the adapter to the S-VID IN connector
on the back of the PC.
Remote sensor
control cable
S-VID IN on
back of PC
VCR In
VCR Out
TV In
VCR In
S-video or
composite
cable
VCR Out
TV In
Connecting Your Speakers
Speaker systems are not included in all PC models.
Always turn on the PC before you turn on the speaker
system.
The 2.1 speaker system and the 5.1 speaker system are
powered by the sound card that has a suite of software
applications from Creative. Creative PlayCenter 3 is an
integrated player for multiple media formats you can use
to create various audio formats. Sound Blaster Audigy
allows you to set up and audition various audio devices.
To access these programs, click Start, All Programs,
Creative, and then click Creative PlayCenter 3 or
click Sound Blaster Audigy. Then, to learn more
about the programs, choose Creative PlayCenter
Help or choose User’s Guide in Sound Blaster Audigy.
Line out-2
IEEE 1394 (6-pin)
Line out-3 or
Microphone Digital out
Line out-1
Line in
PC Audio Connectors
The audio connectors on the back of the PC include
analog and digital outputs as well as a microphone and
an audio input.
Mic (pink) connects to a microphone.
Line in (blue) connects to an analog audio device for
sound input to the PC.
Line out-1 (lime green) connects to an active stereo or
multi-channel speaker system such as the 2.1 speaker
system; refer to “2.1 Speaker System” to set up the
speakers.
Line out-1 (lime green) for front speakers, Line out-2
(black) for rear speakers, and Line out-3 (orange) for
center and subwoofer speakers connect to an active
multi-channel six speaker system such as the 5.1 speaker
system; refer to “5.1 Speaker System” for more
information.
Digital out (Line out-3, orange) connects to a digital
device such as a stereo system with digital input.
To enable Digital out:
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When Digital
Output Only is
selected, the
analog Line out-2
and Line out-3 do
not receive any
signals.
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Speakers
Select digital speaker output in AudioHQ Speaker
setting: Click Start, All Programs, Creative, Sound
Blaster Audigy, and then click Creative AudioHQ.
Double-click Speaker. The Surround Mixer window
opens. Select Digital Output Only so that a check
mark appears in the box.
2.1 Speaker System
1 Put the rubber feet on the bottom of the speakers.
2 Place the two speakers on the left and right of your
monitor or TV.
3 Place the subwoofer on the floor beneath your
computer desk or TV. Do not block the side or front of
the subwoofer, and allow for ventilation to reach the
rear of the subwoofer. Do not place the subwoofer by
the computer monitor; to avoid interference, place the
subwoofer 10 inches or more away from the monitor.
4 Refer to the setup poster for connecting the
2.1 speaker system.
5 You can test the speaker system. Click Start, All
Programs, Creative, Sound Blaster Audigy,
and then click AudioHQ. Double-click Speaker.
The Surround Mixer window opens. In the Speaker
box, be sure 2 Speaker shows, or select it from the
drop-down menu. Click Test to test the speakers.
Place subwoofer on floor
Connect
speakers to
subwoofer
PREAMP INPUT
*
Connect speakers to computer
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LINE OUT
*Connector
may be black
5.1 Speaker System
Because your 5.1 speaker system may vary, to set up
your speakers, please refer to the instruction package
included with the 5.1 speaker system box.
To connect the 5.1 speaker system, refer to the table
listing connector information.
5.1 Plug (color)
Connects to back of PC (color)
Front speakers (green)
Line out-1 (lime green)
Rear speakers (black)
Line out-2 (black)
Center/subwoofer (orange)
Line out-3 (orange)
Line out-2
Line out-1
Line out-3 or
Digital out
Be sure to select the 5.1 speakers by doing the
following:
1 Select speakers in the Windows Control Panel:
Click Start on the taskbar, choose Control Panel.
Click Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices, and
then click Sounds and Audio Devices. The
Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window opens.
Click Volume tab and under the Speaker settings
click Advanced button. On the Speakers tab, in the
Speaker setup: box select 5.1 surround sound
speakers from the drop-down menu. Click Apply,
and then click OK.
2 Select speakers for DVD Audio in the Media Center:
Open Media Center (see “Opening Media Center”).
Select Settings, TV/DVD, DVD, and Audio (wait
for the properties window to open). On the iviaudio
tab click 6 speaker mode (5.1 channel), select
Apply, and then select OK.
3 Select speakers in AudioHQ Speaker setting:
Click Start, All Programs, Creative, Sound
Blaster Audigy, and then click Creative
AudioHQ. Double-click Speaker. The Surround
Mixer window opens. In the Speaker box, select
5.1 Speakers from the drop-down menu.
Speakers
You can also test the speakers; open the Creative
AudioHQ Surround Mixer window (see step 3) and
click Test.
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Adjusting the Volume
Microphone
Adjust the volume for the speaker sound level any of
these ways:
Your PC comes with a microphone connector on the back
of the PC.
■
Turn the Volume knob on the keyboard.
Using the microphone
■
Double-click the Volume icon on the
taskbar, and then adjust the volume.
The microphone connector is pink and is labeled with
a microphone icon. It is already set up to work as
soon as you plug in your microphone.
■
Adjust the Volume Controls within a program, such as
the Volume buttons on the Media Center navigation
bar or on the remote control.
Headphones
■
Adjust the 2.1 speaker system Volume knobs on the
main speaker.
■
Adjust the 5.1 speaker system Volume knobs on the
control tower.
You can connect headphones to Line out-1 (lime green)
on the back of the PC, or to the 2.1 speaker system or
the 5.1 speaker system.
For the 2.1 speaker system, look for the headphones
connector on the right side of the main speaker. When
headphones are plugged in, the sound to the speakers
and the subwoofer is muted.
For the 5.1 speaker system, look for the headphones
connector on the right side of the control tower. If the
control tower displays HP, the headphones are enabled;
the sound to the speakers and the subwoofer is muted.
Push and hold the On button on the control tower for
several seconds to enable sound from the speakers.
Press the On button briefly to enable the headphones.
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Starting the PC for the First Time
After you’ve completed connecting the components of
your PC by using the setup poster steps, you are ready
to turn on the computer.
1 Press the Power button on the monitor.
2 Press the On button on the front of the PC.
3 Follow the onscreen instructions for the initial
Microsoft Windows setup.
4 When you see the Register with HP screen, enter your
n
Read “Safety
Information” at
the beginning of
this book before
you turn on the
computer.
information, completing all of the required boxes.
Then click Next to go to the next screen.
n
Register with HP:
■ Be notified
of changes and
updates to the PC.
■ Get assistance
with your technical support
needs.
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Starting PC
Starting My PC
Selecting an ISP
As part of the startup screens, you can select an Internet
Service Provider (ISP). Before you can connect to the
Internet, you need to sign up with an ISP. You need an
Internet connection to use some of the Media Center
features.
Easy Internet Sign-up helps you sign up for a new Internet
account, set up an existing account, or configure Internet
access using a LAN (local area network), cable modem,
or DSL (digital subscriber line).
Open Easy Internet Sign-up:
■
Double-click the easy Internet sign-up
icon on the desktop.
Or
■
Click Start on the taskbar, choose All Programs,
and click easy Internet sign-up.
The Easy Internet Sign-up screen appears. Follow the
onscreen instructions.
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Starting PC
HP Desktop
The HP desktop has shortcut icons that make it easy to
find the things you need. Click the icon to find out more
information about its program.
Help and Support
Media Center
The screen on your computer may not match the screen
pictured here.
Click the Start button to open the Start menu. Use this
menu to:
■
Open Media Center by clicking Start on the taskbar,
All Programs, Accessories, Media Center, and
then click Media Center again.
■
Select programs or documents.
■
Open the Help and Support Center.
■
Start a search.
■
Run a program.
■
Open the Control Panel to view or change settings.
■
Access the Log Off button to end your current
computer session and to switch between users.
■
Access the Turn Off Computer button to turn off the
computer or to restart it.
Start button
Taskbar
System tray
Easy Internet Sign-up
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Enabling TV Out Image
You must enable the TV out image in order to view
Media Center using your TV. Skip these steps if you
are not using a television.
1 Check that the TV is connected to the PC.
See “Connecting the TV.” Turn on the TV.
2 If you have Media Center open, close it.
3 Right-click an empty part of the PC desktop and
click Properties.
4 Click Settings tab.
5 Click the Advanced button.
6 Click nView tab.
7 Click the Clone option.
8 Click the Detect Displays button. You will see
two images (view windows) appear in nView.
9 Click the OK button.
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Starting PC
Opening Media Center
Open Media Center:
■
Press the Start button on the remote control.
Or
■
Press a Mode button on the front of the PC.
Or
■
TV
GUIDE
MUSIC
PICTURES
VIDEOS
Click the Media Center icon on the
desktop.
Or
■
Click Start
on the taskbar, choose
All Programs, Accessories, Media Center,
and then click Media Center again.
To find Help in Media Center, press F1 on the keyboard
or move the mouse to show the Media Center navigation
bar and click Help (the ? button).
hp media center pc
To learn more about Media Center, refer to the
printed books about Media Center, included in the
computer box.
Microsoft® Windows® XP
Media Center Edition
user’s guide
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Software Programs
n
After you’ve
completed
registering, install
any software
programs that
may have come
on CDs or DVDs
included in the
computer box.
HP provides software programs and offers to help you
use and enjoy your new computer. To open a program,
click its icon on the desktop (select programs) or click
Start, choose All Programs, and then click the folder
or program name. Programs and offers may change.
InterVideo WinDVD lets you watch DVD movies and
video using an interactive menu. Media Center uses this
program.
Windows Media Player, from Microsoft, lets you
play, save, and organize your music and audio files.
Media Center uses this program. HP includes a
30-day trial use of the InterVideo MP3 XPack plug-in
for Windows Media Player that allows you to create
MP3 format files.
RecordNow lets you write (record) audio or data files
to recordable discs.
Encyclopedia Britannica 2002 On-line is a link to
the Encyclopedia Britannica Web site and includes a
one-year free subscription provided by HP.
www.myhpclub.com/sw24 is a special Web site
for HP Pavilion home PC owners. You will find fun
projects, important product notices, support updates,
tips, and special offers from HP; just press the HP button
on the keyboard or enter the address in your Internet
Web browser.
GameChannel is a Web site where you can play cool
3-D games from WildTangent. It provides the best online
game console available today, and the games are
updated all the time.
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ArcSoft ShowBiz lets you transfer and edit full-motion
video from a variety of sources. You choose video clips,
arrange them, and then add titles, scene transitions,
music narration, special effects, backgrounds, and more.
HP Picture Toolkit appears within the My Pictures
folder and provides easy access to software and services
exclusively from HP:
■
Greeting Card Creator creates cards to print and
share
■
Photo Impression edits photos
■
Funhouse combines your photo with fun backgrounds
■
HP Print Creator creates album pages of photos for
printing
■
HP Memories Disc Creator combines photos with
sound to store on CD and watch on a home DVD
player or PC
MyDVD lets you organize your own videos with menus,
and by using the hp dvd writer drive (select models),
create a DVD disc to watch in a home DVD player.
Detto IntelliMover is a demonstration video for the
data transfer program that moves your e-mail, files,
folders, preferences, and settings between PCs. Click
the link to the Web site http://www.detto.com/hp to
purchase the data migration kit (the program and a
special data cable).
WordPerfect Productivity Pack provides
WordPerfect 10, a word processing program, and
Quattro Pro 10, a spreadsheet program, along with
a task manager that makes choosing templates easy.
For example, you could choose fax in the task manager
program and it would open the word processor program
and present a blank fax form for you to complete.
Quicken Financial Center displays information
about Quicken tools that are available on your PC and
on the Web. You can click Start Quicken On Your
Computer to use the New User Edition program that is
available on your PC. If you have existing Quicken files
that you want to use, purchase Quicken Deluxe from the
Quicken Web site.
Starting PC
Acrobat Reader 5.0 displays documents that are in
the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). You can
navigate through the document and print all or part of it.
Symantec/NAV2002 is the Symantec Norton
AntiVirus™ program that scans for viruses and protects
your PC by removing them. Symantec offers free virus
definition updates through your Internet connection for
90 days after your PC purchase. You can purchase a
subscription service for updates after your initial free
period expires.
@Backup is a flash demonstration video and a Web site
about this convenient way to use the Internet to move
large amounts of information between PCs. You can
purchase the service from the Web site.
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If you are using
Media Center to
record television
programs, put the
PC into standby
mode (instead of
turning it off or
using hibernation)
so that the PC can
“wake” at the
proper time to
record TV
programs.
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Before turning off
the PC, remove
media from all
drives: CD, DVD,
diskette, and the
6-In-1 memory
card reader.
Media left in a
drive may cause
an error when
you turn on
the PC.
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Turning Off the PC
Turn off the PC by using the following steps:
1 Close any open software programs. To close
programs, click X in the upper-right corner of
each window.
2 Click Start on the taskbar.
3 Click Turn Off Computer at the bottom of the
menu.
4 Click Turn Off.
5 Turn off the monitor.
Starting PC
Manual Standby Mode
Press the Standby button on the keyboard or the
Standby button on the remote control, or briefly
press the On button on the front of the PC. The screen
goes dark, and the computer goes into standby mode.
The On button on the front of the PC has a power
indicator light that flashes when the PC is in standby.
Or
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Turn Off Computer at the bottom of the
menu.
3 Click Stand By.
When you want to use the computer again, to make the
screen display reappear just as you left it, do one of the
following:
■
On the front of the PC, briefly press the On button.
■
On the keyboard, press the Esc key or the Standby
button.
■
On the remote control, press and hold the Standby
button for 1 or 2 seconds and then, when the screen
display appears, press the Start button.
If the computer does not work properly when you wake
it from standby, reset the PC by pressing and holding
the On button on the front of the PC for approximately
5 seconds until the computer turns off. Then turn the
computer back on.
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Manual Hibernation Mode
n
When you
press Shift, the
Stand By button
changes to
Hibernate. If
Hibernate is not
present, you first
need to set up
your PC for
hibernation by
setting the Power
Options in the
Control Panel.
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Do not use
hibernate if you
have scheduled
TV recordings in
Media Center.
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Hibernation differs from standby. When the PC enters
standby, it is still active and able to respond to scheduled
activities. When the PC enters hibernation, it copies
everything currently displayed and on the desktop to the
hard disk and then turns itself off.
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Turn Off Computer at the bottom of the
menu.
3 Press the Shift key on the keyboard and click
Hibernate. The PC saves everything that is in
computer memory to the hard disk, turns off the
monitor and the hard disk, and then turns itself off.
4 When you want to use the computer again, press
the On button on the front of the PC. The PC returns
everything (programs, folders, and documents) to the
screen.
If the computer does not work properly when you wake it
from hibernation, restart the PC.
Starting PC
Automatic Standby or Hibernation Mode
To automatically put the computer into standby or
hibernation mode when the PC is idle, modify the power
management settings:
1 Click Start
on the taskbar.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Performance and Maintenance,
if it is present.
4 Double-click Power Options.
5 Click the Hibernate tab, select the Enable
n
If both standby
and hibernation
timers are set,
the system
hibernates timer
must be set for
a longer time
than the system
standby timer.
hibernation check box, and then click Apply.
6 Click the Power Schemes tab to set the timers for
standby or hibernation. In the Power Schemes box,
select a power scheme from the drop-down list.
Choose the timers:
■
To turn on auto-standby for the computer, click
a time (such as After 20 mins) in the System
standby list.
■
To turn on auto-hibernate, click a time (such as
After 1 hour) in the System hibernates list.
7 Click OK.
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Do not use
auto-hibernate
if you have
scheduled TV
recordings in
Media Center;
instead,
set System
hibernates
to Never.
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Using the PC Hardware
Keyboard
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Alphanumeric
keys are the main keys
found on a standard
typewriter.
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When locked, the numeric
keys are the number keys
and arithmetic function
keys found on a basic
calculator. When the Num
Lock LED on the keyboard
is off, the numeric keys
are directional keys used
during games or to move
the cursor.
Arrow keys are
controls for up, down,
right and left. You can
use these keys instead
of the mouse to move the
cursor in a Web site, in a
document, or in a game.
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Numeric keys are
locked when the Num Lock
LED (light-emitting diode)
on the keyboard is lit.
Special buttons are
at the top of the keyboard.
These buttons operate
the CD or DVD player,
connect you to the Internet,
or provide quick access
to specific functions. See
“Keyboard Functions” for
descriptions of these
buttons.
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Hardware
Function keys are
the F1 through F12 keys
located above the main
keys. F1 opens a Help
window for the software
program being used. F3
opens a search window.
Other function key
operations may depend
on the software program
you are using.
The keyboard has an
arrangement of standard
keys and special buttons.
Keyboard Functions
Access buttons
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Put PC into or out
of standby
(power saving)
mode
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Connect to
HP Web site
Log off or
switch users
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Open Help and
Support Center
photo
music
Open
HP Picture
Tool Kit
video
Open
My Video folder
Open
My Music folder
Internet buttons
(back-lit display)
sports
finance
connect
search
Open your
Internet browser
Go to popular Web sites
chat
Hardware
shopping
e-mail
Open an
HP-related Web
site for chatting
Search the Internet
Open your e-mail
Configure the keyboard buttons
1 Click Start on the
taskbar.
2 Choose Control
Panel.
3 Click Printers and
Other Hardware,
if it is present.
4 Double-click
Keyboard.
5 In the Keyboard
Properties window
that opens, click the
Buttons tab.
6 Double-click the
button you want to
change. The button
configuration window
opens.
7 Choose the button
capability from the
drop-down list. Enter
the Display label and
Address information.
(For a Web site,
enter the complete
Web site URL in the
Address box.)
9 On the Buttons tab,
click Apply.
10 Repeat steps 6
through 9 for other
buttons.
11 Click OK when you
are finished.
8 Click OK.
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Optical drive and Volume buttons
n
The Volume knob
can continue to
be turned, even
after maximum
sound has been
reached.
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eject1
stop
play
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prev
pause
next
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volume
Control speaker
volume
Open or close
optical drive trays
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Control active
optical drive
Mute speaker
sound
Mouse
Using the
mouse buttons
Like an ordinary mouse,
the scrolling mouse has
two buttons on the top:
the left button, called the
primary button, and the
right button, called the
secondary button.
Click the left mouse button
to position the cursor or
to select an item. Click
the right mouse button
to display a menu of
commands available for
the item you clicked.
Dragging and
dropping
You can click and drag an
item to move it.
1 Left-click the item, and
then press and hold
down the left mouse
button.
2 Move the mouse to
position the cursor; the
item is dragged along.
3 Release the button
to drop the item into
place.
If you press and hold
down the right mouse
button when you click and
drag, a menu appears
when you release the
button to drop the item.
The menu lets you move,
copy, or create a shortcut
for the item.
To autoscroll:
To pan:
Use the wheel button in
the middle of the mouse
to scroll or select items.
You can use the scrolling
mouse to scroll, to
autoscroll, or to pan.
1 Place the cursor in the
1 Place the cursor in the
To scroll:
1 Click the left mouse
2 To begin autoscrolling,
move the mouse in the
direction you want to
scroll. The farther you
move the pointer from
the starting point, the
faster the document
scrolls.
button to place the
cursor in a document.
2 To scroll toward the
beginning of the
document, roll the
mouse wheel up
(away from you).
To scroll toward the
end of a document,
roll the wheel down
(toward you).
press the wheel button
again.
Right
Left
document. Press and
hold down the mouse
wheel button.
2 Slowly move the
mouse in the direction
you want to scroll.
The farther you move
the pointer from the
starting point, the faster
the document pans.
3 To stop panning,
release the wheel
button.
3 To stop autoscrolling,
Scroll
Changing for
left-handed use
You can change the
configuration of the
primary and secondary
mouse buttons for lefthanded use. Refer to
“Reverse your mouse
buttons” in the onscreen
Help and Support Center.
document next to the
text where you want
to begin scrolling and
press the wheel button
once. An autoscroll
icon appears.
n
The optical mouse
cannot work on a
glass, translucent,
or reflective
surface.
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Hardware
Your PC includes an
optical scrolling mouse.
When you move the
mouse, it uses light and
an optical sensor, instead
of a roller ball, to sense
movement. Use the optical
mouse on an opaque
surface.
Scrolling
Remote Control
Use the remote control to open the Media Center
program and use it to view television, record television
programs, play previously recorded TV programs, and
play music, movies, or video.
To use the remote control, simply point it at the remote
sensor and press the Start button.
Use the remote control at a maximum distance of
26 feet from the remote sensor and at a maximum of
22.5 degrees (45 degrees total) off center of the remote
sensor.
Start
n
Refer to the
Media Center
books included in
the computer box
for information
on using Media
Center and the
remote control.
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45˚
26 feet
(8m)
Install the remote control batteries
Hardware
1 Slide the battery cover
off the back of the
remote control.
n
Use alkaline
batteries in the
remote control.
2 Insert the two AA
batteries (provided).
3 Replace the battery
cover.
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Remote Control Buttons Overview
햲 Standby
puts the PC into a power
reduced state called standby. An LED
located under the Standby button blinks
when the remote control is transmitting a
signal to the remote sensor. You must press
Standby for 1–2 seconds.
햳 This button has no function.
햴 Music opens My Music window.
햵 Recorded TV opens Recorded TV
window.
햶 Record records selected television
program and stores it on the hard disk.
햷 REW (Rewind) moves the media
backward.
햸 Replay moves media backward, one
music track or one DVD chapter at a time.
햹 Pause pauses audio or video track, or
pauses live or recorded TV programs.
햺 Back returns PC to the previous window
within Media Center.
햻 Arrow buttons move cursor to navigate
within all Media Center windows.
햽 Live TV is a shortcut to the full screen view
of live TV. It also moves to the current point
in live TV program after pausing live TV.
햾 Details displays available information
about TV program.
햿 Volume increases (+) and decreases (-)
computer sound.
헀 Clear deletes selection and works as the
backspace button does on a keyboard.
헁 TV opens My TV window.
헂 Pictures opens My Pictures window.
헃 Video opens My Videos window.
헄 Play plays selected media.
헅 Stop stops media currently playing or
recording.
헆 FWD (Fast forward) moves media
forward.
Skip moves media forward, for example
one music track or one DVD chapter.
Guide opens Television Program Guide
to display available TV channels and
programs to watch and record.
OK selects desired action or window
option. It acts as the Enter key. If watching
TV in full screen mode, pressing OK
switches back to the previous channel
watched. Press again to toggle back. It
acts the same way as a jump button on
some TV remote controls.
DVD Menu opens main menu on a DVD
movie if DVD is already playing and if a
menu is available.
Start opens Media Center to the main
Start menu.
Channel/Page up (+) and down (-)
changes TV channel or moves page up and
down, depending on available options.
Mute turns computer sound off.
0 to 9 changes channels or enters text into
Media Center search or text box.
Enter selects desired action or window
option.
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CD and DVD Drives
Your PC comes with one
or two of the following
optical drives:
CD-RW
■
DVD-ROM
■
DVD+RW/+R
■
combo (DVD/CD-RW)
A CD-RW drive may be
labeled cd writer plus.
A DVD+RW/+R drive
may be labeled dvd writer.
The combo drive may be
labeled dvd/cd writer
plus.
Handling a
CD or DVD
To avoid damaging CDs
or DVDs, follow these
guidelines:
■
■
Return the disc to the
case when you are
finished using it.
Handle the disc by
its outside edges or
center hole only.
Do not touch the
unlabeled side of a CD
or place the unlabeled
side down on your
desk. Doing so could
scratch the surface of
the CD.
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Store CDs at room
temperature.
Hardware
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Eject button
Inserting a
CD or DVD
Push to close
1 Make sure the
computer is on. (If the
PC is in standby mode,
the On button light
flashes; press the Esc
key on the keyboard
to wake the PC.)
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There can be a
delay of several
seconds after
inserting a CD
or DVD until
the appropriate
program opens.
2 Press the Eject button
on the drive to eject
the tray. (Or, press
the Eject button for the
drive on the keyboard.)
3 Holding on to the
disc edges only,
gently place the disc
in the tray with the
label facing up.
4 Close the disc tray
by gently pushing the
tray into the computer.
(Or, press the Eject
button for the drive
on the keyboard.)
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DVD-ROM Drive
cd writer plus
dvd writer
The DVD-ROM drive can play movie DVDs
and music CDs, read data DVDs and CDs,
and run CD-based and DVD-based software
programs.
The cd writer plus is a CD-RW drive.
It can play music CDs, read data CDs,
run CD-based software, create, or write,
music and data CDs, and copy CDs.
The dvd writer is a DVD+RW/+R drive.
It can play movie DVDs and music CDs, read
data CDs and DVDs, and record files to
DVD+RW, DVD+R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
Using the DVD-ROM drive
Using the cd writer plus
Using the dvd writer
When you insert a disc into the DVD-ROM
drive, the computer automatically detects the
type of disc.
When you insert a disc into the drive,
the computer automatically detects the
type of disc.
Important: There are two types of DVD
rewritable discs: DVD-RW and DVD+RW.
DVD-RW discs do not work in the DVD+RW
drive.
If you insert a software program or
data CD or DVD, it is available for use.
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If you insert a music CD, a program
opens so you can play the CD.
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If you insert a music CD, a program
opens so you can play the CD.
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If you insert a DVD movie, a program
opens so you can play the DVD.
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If you insert a blank recordable disc
(CD-R or CD-RW), you can use
RecordNow to copy files to your
blank CD.
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If you insert a software program or
data CD, it is available for use.
When you insert a disc into the dvd writer
drive, the computer automatically detects the
type of disc.
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If you insert a software program or
data CD or DVD, it is available for use.
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If you insert a music CD, a program
opens so you can play the CD.
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If you insert a DVD movie, a program
opens so you can play the DVD.
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If you insert a blank recordable disc
(DVD+RW, DVD+R, CD-R, or CD-RW),
you can use the software programs
provided with the drive to copy files
to your blank disc.
Opening the
RecordNow program
The dvd/cd writer plus is a DVD/CD-RW
drive. It can play music CDs, read data
DVDs and CDs, run CD-based and
DVD-based software programs, create,
or write, music and data CDs, copy CDs,
and play DVD movies.
RecordNow is a program that copies and
creates CDs and DVDs using your cd writer
or dvd writer drives.
Using the combo drive
When you insert a disc into the combo
drive, the computer automatically detects
the type of disc.
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If you insert a software program or
data CD, it is available for use.
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If you insert a music CD, a program
opens so you can play the CD.
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If you insert a DVD movie, a program
opens so you can play the DVD.
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If you insert a blank recordable disc
(CD-R or CD-RW), you can use
RecordNow to copy files to your
blank CD.
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Click RecordNow.
4 Click RecordNow again.
For information about recording onto CDs,
refer to the Help menu in the RecordNow
program.
Diskette (Floppy) Drive
The diskette (floppy disk) drive can read and
write diskettes.
Using the diskette drive
Insert the diskette into the drive until it locks
in place. Make sure you insert the diskette
with the round metal disk face down and the
arrow on the top pointing into the drive.
You can copy files from or to the diskette.
When you are done, check that the light on
the drive is not lit, indicating that the PC is
not writing to the diskette, and then press
the Eject button on the PC and remove the
diskette.
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Hardware
dvd/cd writer plus
(Combo) Drive
6-In-1 Memory Card Reader
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You can place
media in one
or more of the
card reader
slots and access
each media
independently.
Each drive has its
own drive letter.
SmartMedia
MultiMediaCard or
Secure Digital (SD)
In-use light
The 6-In-1 memory card reader (select models) can read
and write six types of memory media.
Using the 6-In-1 memory card reader
1 Insert the media into the card slot on the reader until
it stops and locks into place.
2 The light on the reader lights and the computer
automatically detects the media.
CompactFlash I
CompactFlash II
or Microdrive
Memory Stick
3 The computer opens a program so you can access
the media contents. You can copy files from or to the
media.
4 When you are done, check that the light on the drive
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Do not try to
insert or remove
media when the
In-use light is lit.
Doing so may
cause data loss.
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is not lit, indicating that the PC is not writing to the
media, and then remove the media.
Upgrading and Servicing
You can upgrade or replace several components in your
computer yourself. Review this chapter for the procedures
on accessing and installing parts of your computer.
Preparing the Computer
Read the following items before attempting to open or
service the computer:
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These procedures assume familiarity with the general
terminology associated with personal computers and
with the safety practices and regulatory compliance
required for using and modifying electronic
equipment.
Read “Safety
Information” on
page iii.
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Always
disconnect the
modem cord from
the telephone
system, and then
disconnect the PC
from the power
source before
removing your
computer cover.
Failure to do so
before you open
the PC or do
any procedures
can result in
personal injury,
or equipment
damage.
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Upgrading
HP recommends that you use an antistatic wrist strap
and a conductive foam pad when working on the
computer.
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Removing the Side Panels
1 Loosen the two thumbscrews on the right side of the
back panel. (You may need a flathead screwdriver.
These screws do not detach; they’ll stay on the side
panel loosely until you tighten them again.)
2 Pull the panel toward you until it stops. Lift the panel
off the chassis and set it aside.
3 If you are replacing an optical drive, remove the
other side panel in the same manner. Note that the
screws on this panel detach and are loose from the
panel.
Thumbscrew
4 Gently lay the computer on its side. (Skip this step if
replacing an optical drive.)
Replacing the Side Panels
1 To replace the side panel, align the notches on the
panel with the holes on the chassis, slide the side
panel forward until it locks in place, and then tighten
the thumbscrews on the side panel.
2 Repeat for the other side panel if it was removed.
3 Reconnect (in this order) the power cord, the
modem/telephone cable, and then all other cables.
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Thumbscrew
Locating Components in the PC Chassis
1st optical drive bay
Power supply
2nd optical drive bay
Drive cage with 3 drives
(top to bottom):
Hard disk drive
Fan duct
Diskette (floppy) drive
Memory sockets
Expansion (Add-In)
cards slots
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Upgrading
6-In-1 memory card
reader
Removing the Fan Duct
Remove the fan duct when replacing memory, an optical
drive, or the drive cage.
1 To disengage the fan duct, push down the two tabs.
You can push with your fingers or a pen.
2 Rotate the fan duct down and out to remove it from
the chassis.
Replacing the Fan Duct
1 To replace the fan duct, hold the fan duct at a
45-degree angle, and align the bottom of the duct
with the slot on the fan holder.
2 Rotate the fan duct into position. Make sure it is
securely locked.
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Release tabs
Fan duct
Accessing the Optical Drives
To access the optical drives, you remove the side panels,
the front panel, and the fan duct.
1 Remove both side panels. (See page 46.)
2 To release the front panel, locate the three small tabs
Release tab
(3 each side)
on each side of the chassis. Press each tab away
from the center of the chassis. Press the top pair, the
middle pair, the bottom pair, and then remove the
panel. Reverse this step to replace the front panel.
3 Remove the fan duct. (See page 48.)
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Removing the Optical Drive
Your computer comes with one or two optical drives
(CD, DVD, or combo) which you can replace or
upgrade. These drives are located in the two fixed bays
at the top of the chassis.
When you are removing the top optical drive, to have
better access to the back of the drive, remove the two
screws on both optical drives and push both drives part
way out through the front of the computer.
1 Locate the two screws on the optical drive and
remove them. Push the drive partway out through the
front of the computer.
2 Remove the cables attached to the back of the drive
you want to replace. Make note of each connection
and the plug orientation before disconnecting the
cables.
3 Pull the drive out through the front of the computer.
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Screw (2)
Installing a New Optical Drive
1 Make sure the jumper on the new drive is in the CS
(Cable Select) position. Slide the new optical drive
through the front of the computer. Don’t slide the drive
in all the way — you need room to attach the cables.
2 Connect the cables to the back of the drive.
3 Push the drive all the way in, align the screw holes,
and insert the screws.
4 Replace the fan duct (see page 48), the front panel
(see page 49), and the side panels (see page 46).
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CS SL MA
Example drive with
Cable Select jumper
installed (your drive
may vary)
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Upgrading
A jumper is a
small plastic
connector or wire
which electrically
connects two pins
in order to define
a configuration
setting.
Replacing and Adding Drives
You can replace the drives that are located in the
removable drive cage: hard disk drive, 6-In-1 memory
card reader (select models), and diskette (floppy) drive.
On PCs with no 6-In-1 memory card reader, you can
add a second hard drive by installing it into the drive
cage.
Removing the drive cage
1 Remove the fan duct. (See page 48.)
2 Remove the cables from the back of the drives
that are in the removable drive cage. Make note
of each connection and the plug orientation before
disconnecting the cables.
3 If you do not have a 6-In-1 memory card reader, skip
to step 5. If you have a 6-In-1 memory card reader,
continue with step 4.
4 Remove the two screws that secure the 6-In-1 memory
card reader in the drive cage. From the front of the
chassis, push the reader into the drive cage.
5 Push down on the drive cage release tab, and hold it
down as you rotate the cage up and lift it out of the
chassis. Cover the front of the cage as you lift it out
so that the 6-In-1 memory card reader does not
slide out.
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Release tab
6-In-1 memory card
reader screw (2)
Upgrading
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Removing and replacing the
preinstalled hard drive
Removing and replacing the diskette drive
or the 6-In-1 memory card reader
You must remove the hard drive from the chassis if you
want to replace it with a higher capacity drive or if you
want to safeguard your data when sending the computer
out to be repaired.
To ensure that the drive fits properly into the chassis,
be sure to purchase the replacement drive from HP.
1 Remove the drive cage. (See page 52.)
2 Remove the three screws that secure the hard drive
in the drive cage: two screws on the latch side of the
drive cage and one screw on the opposite side.
1 Remove the drive cage. (See page 52.)
2 Remove the two screws that secure the diskette drive
in the drive cage: one screw on each side of the
drive cage. (The screws for the 6-In-1 memory card
reader were removed when the drive cage was
removed.)
3 Pull the hard drive out, and store the drive and screws 3 Pull the drive out of the drive cage. Slide the
in a safe location.
4 To replace the hard drive, reverse these steps. Make
sure the jumper on the new hard drive is in the CS
(Cable Select) position. (See figure on page 51).
replacement drive into the drive cage.
4 For the diskette drive, attach the screws: one on
each side of the drive cage. (The screws for the
6-In-1 memory card reader are replaced when the
drive cage is replaced.)
5 Replace the drive cage. (See page 53.)
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Installing a second hard drive
If your PC model does not have a 6-In-1 memory card
reader, the bottom slot of the drive cage is empty and
can accommodate an additional 3.5-inch hard drive.
1 Remove the drive cage. (See page 52.)
2 Make sure the jumper on the new hard drive is in the
CS (Cable Select) position. Slide the new drive into
the empty slot in the drive cage until the screw holes
align.
CS SL MA
Example drive with Cable Select jumper
installed (your drive may vary)
A jumper is a
small plastic
connector or wire
which electrically
connects two pins
in order to define
a configuration
setting.
Upgrading
MA
ST
ER
3 Install the two screws.
4 Replace the drive cage. (See page 53.)
5 Attach the power cable to the back of the drive.
6 Attach the connector marked Master on the IDE
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ribbon cable to the back of the preinstalled hard
drive. After the preinstalled hard drive connection
is attached, twist the remaining part of the cable,
marked Slave on that same IDE ribbon cable, and
connect it to the second hard drive.
7 If necessary, connect the IDE cable connector marked
Motherboard or CPU board to the motherboard.
SL
AV
E
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Adding Memory
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256 MB memory
configurations
vary depending
on your computer
model. 256 MB
and 512 MB
DIMM memory
modules are not
compatible with
all computer
models.
The motherboard contains sockets for either DIMMs
(dual in-line memory modules) or DDR (double data rate)
DIMMs, depending on which PC model you have.
To determine which type of memory module
your PC uses, go to the HP Web site by typing
http://www.hp.com into your Web browser address box
and pressing Enter on your keyboard. Click the support
link. Search for your PC model number, and then search
for upgrading memory to find out your system
configuration and memory requirements.
The motherboard contains 168-pin DIMM sockets or
184-pin DDR DIMM sockets. The exact number of sockets
depends on which model you have.
DIMMs
DIMMs must be 168-pin unbuffered SDRAM
(synchronous dynamic random access memory),
compliant with the Intel® PC SDRAM Unbuffered DIMM
Specification. The PC comes with one or more memory
modules, but you can replace existing memory modules
with higher capacity ones. You can install 64 MB,
128 MB, 256 MB, or 512 MB memory modules in
the PC.
DDR DIMMs
DDR DIMMs must be 184-pin unbuffered DDR SDRAM.
The PC comes with one or more memory modules,
but you can replace existing memory modules with
higher capacity ones. You can install 64 MB, 128 MB,
256 MB, or 512 MB memory modules in the PC.
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Using the wrong
type of memory
module could
damage the PC.
DIMM
DDR DIMM
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Removing a memory module
Installing a memory module
1 Remove the fan duct. (See page 48.)
2 Locate the memory sockets on the motherboard.
1 Push down the two retaining clips on the ends of the
Move any cabling out of the way, if necessary.
3 Push down the two retaining clips on the ends of
the socket until the memory module pops out of the
socket.
4 Holding the memory module by its top edge or
side edges only, lift it away from the socket. Store
it in antistatic packaging.
memory socket.
2 Holding the new memory module by its top edge
or side edges only, remove it from the antistatic
packaging.
3 Position the memory module in alignment with the
socket (the one or two small notches on the lower
edge of the module fit into the raised bumps in the
socket). Push straight down on top of the memory
module until it is fully seated in the socket. The socket
retaining clips automatically lock it into position when
the memory module is fully seated.
4 Replace the fan duct. (See page 48.)
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Do not pull the
memory module
out of the socket.
Use the retaining
clips to eject the
module.
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Upgrading
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Avoid touching
the memory chips
or the gold
contacts on the
module.
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Be careful of the
sharp edges on
the expansion
slot cover.
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Do not overload
the PC by
installing add-in
cards that draw
excessive current.
The chassis is
designed to
provide 2 amps
(average) of +5 V
power for each
board or card in
the chassis. The
total +5 V current
draw in a fully
loaded chassis
(one with all
add-in card slots
filled) must not
exceed the total
number of slots
multiplied by
2 amps.
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Removing Add-In Cards
1 Disconnect any external and internal cables attached
to the card.
2 Loosen the screw on the bracket of the card you are
replacing.
3 Hold the metal bracket and the far top corner of the
card. Carefully remove the card by pulling the card
straight out of the expansion slot.
Replacing Add-In Cards
1 Insert the new card into the slot and push straight
down. Make sure the card is properly seated.
2 Attach the screw to secure the card you have
replaced.
3 Connect any internal cables to the card.
Troubleshooting
For help on general and miscellaneous problems you may be experiencing with
the PC, refer to the following pages for possible solutions. Look up the description
of the problem and try the solution listed. For more detailed information, press the
Help button on your keyboard, or click Start on the taskbar and select Help and
Support.
Problem
Solution
My computer won’t turn on at all.
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When you press the On button on the front of the
computer, the following events should happen:
1 The keyboard indicator lights flash.
2 The light next to the diskette drive flashes.
3 The hard disk spins or the diskette drive makes
a noise.
4 The computer makes one beep indicating it is
operating properly.
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If the computer doesn’t go through the previous
procedure, check the following:
1 The power cord and all cables are securely
plugged into the computer.
3 The monitor is connected to the computer, plugged
in, and turned on.
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Troubleshooting
2 The power cord is plugged into a grounded outlet.
Check to see whether the outlet works by plugging
another item into it.
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Your system is
provided with
a voltage select
switch for use in
a 115 or 230 VAC
power system.
The voltage select
switch has been
pre-set to the
correct voltage
setting for use
in the particular
country/region
where it was
initially sold.
Changing the
voltage select
switch to the
incorrect position
can damage your
PC and void any
implied warranty.
Problem
Solution
I installed a new printer or other device,
and it won’t work.
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Be sure that you installed the device drivers that came with the new device.
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You may need an updated driver for Windows XP. For non-HP peripherals,
contact the vendor directly. For HP peripherals, visit the HP Web site. Refer to
your Support Guide for details.
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When the computer is in standby mode (the On button power indicator light is
flashing), moving the mouse will not wake it. Instead, press the Standby button on
the keyboard or the Standby button on the remote control.
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Try restarting the computer as follows:
The computer (or part of it) doesn’t seem to
be working.
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Turn Off Computer.
3 Click Restart.
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Using the On
button to reset
the PC is not
recommended
and should be
used only as a
last resort.
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If the computer shows no response to mouse or keyboard actions, reset the
computer:
1 Press and hold the On button until the computer turns off.
2 Wait a few seconds, and turn the computer back on.
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A software program, software driver, or the operating system software may be
corrupted, erased, or damaged. You can use application recovery or system
recovery to reinstall the software. Refer to “Using Application Recovery and
System Recovery.”
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Problem
Solution
The computer (or part of it) doesn’t seem to
be working. (continued)
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It’s possible that a voltage spike, power outage, or brownout has occurred.
Symptoms of voltage spikes include a flickering video display, unexpected computer
startups, and the computer not responding to your commands. A voltage spike can
occasionally corrupt or destroy files, so it is a good idea to consistently make
backup copies of your data files. Prevent voltage spikes by installing a surge
suppressor made for use with computers between the power outlet and the computer
power cord.
The computer doesn’t make any sound.
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Press the Mute button on the keyboard to see if the Mute feature is turned on.
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Use the keyboard controls to increase the volume.
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Click the Volume icon on the taskbar. Increase the volume, and make sure the
Mute box is not checked.
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If your speakers have a power button, check whether it is turned on and whether the
power supply is connected to the power source.
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Check the speaker connections.
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Remove the headphone connection.
Check the button configuration. To configure the button:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware, if it is present.
4 Double-click Keyboard.
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Troubleshooting
When I push one of the special or
multimedia buttons on the keyboard,
nothing happens.
Problem
Solution
When I push one of the special or
multimedia buttons on the keyboard,
nothing happens. (continued)
5 In the Keyboard Properties window that opens, click the Buttons tab.
6 Double-click the button you want to change. The button configuration window
opens.
7 Choose the button capability from the drop-down list. Enter the Display label and
the Address information. (For a Web site, enter the complete Web site URL in the
Address box.)
8 Click OK.
9 On the Buttons tab, click Apply.
10 Repeat steps 6 through 9 for each button you want to configure.
11 Click OK when you are finished configuring the keyboard.
My keyboard doesn’t work even though the
computer and monitor seem to work.
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If the PC beeps repeatedly or if nothing happens when you press keys, it’s possible
that the keyboard is connected improperly.
USB keyboards only: Make sure the keyboard is firmly connected to the USB port
on the back or front of the computer. Try unplugging and replugging the keyboard
cable.
PS/2 keyboards only: Check that the cable connector pins are straight. Make sure
the keyboard is connected to the keyboard port, not to the mouse port. If you need
to reconnect these two cables, turn the computer off, reconnect the cables, and then
turn the computer back on.
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Try restarting the computer: Click Start, select Turn Off Computer, and click
Restart. If that doesn’t work, press and hold the computer On button until the
computer turns off (approximately five seconds). Then turn the computer back on.
Problem
Solution
The monitor doesn’t work, even though the
computer appears to.
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Make sure the monitor is turned on — it has its own power button.
■
Adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor.
■
Check the connection of the power cord into the monitor.
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Check the cable connection between the monitor and the computer. The cable
connectors must be pushed in all the way.
■
Make sure the monitor power cord is plugged into a grounded outlet. Check to see
whether the outlet works by plugging another item into it. (If the light on the front of
the monitor is lit, the monitor is getting power.)
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If nothing happens when you move the mouse, it’s possible that the mouse is
connected improperly.
The mouse doesn’t work, even though
everything else does.
USB mouse only: Make sure the mouse is firmly connected to the USB port. Try
unplugging and replugging the mouse cable.
PS/2 mouse only: Check that the cable connector pins are straight. Make sure the
mouse is connected to the mouse port, not to the keyboard port. To reconnect these
two cables, turn the computer off, reconnect the cables, and then turn the computer
back on.
(continued)
Troubleshooting
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Problem
Solution
The mouse doesn’t work, even though
everything else does. (continued)
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If the pointer doesn’t move on the screen when you move the mouse, clean the
mouse. For an optical mouse, wipe the light sensor lens on the bottom of the mouse
with a lint-free cloth. For a roller ball mouse:
1 Remove the mouse ball by unscrewing the bottom of the mouse.
2 Clean the mouse ball with a damp cloth (not paper).
3 Use your finger to move the rollers in the mouse ball housing and remove lint
and dust.
4 Replace the mouse ball and screw on the cover.
I am using a TV with Media Center, but
I cannot see anything.
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The computer might have stopped. Reset the computer by pressing and holding
the computer On button until the computer turns off (approximately 5 seconds).
Then turn the computer back on.
■
Check that the TV is connected to the PC; see “Connecting the TV” on page 13.
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Check that the TV out image is enabled; see “Enabling TV Out Image” on page 24.
USB Hub Power Exceeded error.
Change the USB power support under Global Preferences on the Buttons tab of the
Control Panel Keyboard settings.
I cannot remove a CD or DVD.
You cannot remove a CD or DVD after you have turned off the computer. Turn on the
computer and press the Eject button to extend the tray.
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Use the Restore and Recovery programs to repair your
software.
Recovery System
Recovery CDs
The recovery process from the hard drive (either
application or operating system) offers the following
advantages:
HP PCs with Windows XP feature a recovery partition
included on the hard disk drive, thus eliminating the
need for recovery CDs that may get lost or damaged.
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Selective: Ensures that the recovery data is matched
to the particular PC model. You can easily recover
only the application or system software you need.
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Nondestructive: By recovering only the software
you need, you preserve user data and files.
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Fast: Recovering only the necessary software
components, the recovery process is shorter and
faster from the hard drive.
If you have concerns completing a recovery procedure
in “Using Application Recovery and System Recovery,”
contact HP for help.
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To contact HP
for help with
recovery, call HP
Customer Care at
208-323-2551,
or go to http://
www.hp.com/
cposupport/
Please refer
to the Support
Guide, included
in the computer
box, for Support
telephone
numbers,
addresses,
and Web site
information.
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Recovery
Restore and Recovery
Using Application Recovery and
System Recovery
System restore
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Before using
the HP System
Recovery or
Application
Recovery
programs, use
system restore.
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The system
recovery image
is in a partition
area of the hard
drive; this disk
space is not
available for
your use.
If software on your hard drive gets erased or damaged,
first use the Microsoft system restore feature in Windows
XP to restore the computer system and program settings.
System restore returns the computer settings to a selected
restore point without affecting user programs or
document files. For more information, type System
Restore into the Search box in Help and Support.
Freeing up space on your hard disk drive
The PC comes with a hard disk drive. Depending on
your model, the hard disk drive has 20 gigabytes (GB)
to more than 160 GB of total disk space. The PC comes
with preloaded software programs and a partition within
the hard disk drive that takes up a certain amount of
space on the hard disk drive.
The partition:
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Houses a backup version of the operating system and
the programs included with the PC.
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Takes up about 5 GB of hard disk space, reducing the
total amount of space available for your use.
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Replaces the need for system and application
recovery CDs.
Use the following procedures to:
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View the amount of used and free disk space through
the System Tools Disk Management program.
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Uninstall unneeded programs.
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Use the Disk Cleanup utility.
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Reinstall programs that came with the PC.
Displaying hard disk space
To view the amount of space on the hard disk:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Performance and Maintenance, if it is
present.
4 Double-click Administrative Tools.
5 Double-click Computer Management.
The Computer Management window opens.
6 Double-click Storage.
7 Double-click Disk Management (Local).
Information displays for each drive on your PC. You may
need to scroll the window to the right to see the capacity
and the free space sizes.
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Recovery
Increasing available hard disk space
You can free up space on the hard disk by uninstalling
programs or by using the Disk Cleanup utility to remove
unneeded files.
To uninstall programs:
To use the Disk Cleanup utility:
1 Click Start.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Double-click Add or Remove Programs, if it is
1 Click Start.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Choose Accessories.
4 Choose System Tools.
5 Click Disk Cleanup. Wait for the calculations to
present.
4 Click the program, and then click the Change/
Remove button.
5 Click OK when the confirmation window opens.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each program you want to
complete.
6 Select the files you want to delete and click OK, and
then click Yes.
remove.
7 Click Close.
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Application recovery
If an individual application or software driver
accidentally gets erased or damaged, you can reinstall
the software by using the HP Application Recovery
program. Do not use application recovery to reinstall
software programs that came on CDs or DVDs included
in the computer box. Reinstall these programs directly
from the CDs or DVDs.
To start application recovery:
1 Close all applications
and folders.
2 Click Start, choose
All Programs,
choose HewlettPackard, choose
hp pavilion
pc tools, and click
hp application
recovery. The
recovery box opens.
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Do not skip the
last step! You
must restart the
computer when
you are finished
recovering
applications or
drivers.
3 Click Application
Installation or
Driver Installation,
and then click Next.
4 Select the driver or
application program to
install, and then click
Install.
5 Follow the onscreen
instructions.
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6 Repeat steps 3 through 5 to install other drivers or
applications.
7 When you have finished recovering applications
or drivers, close the application recovery program.
Then click Start, click Turn Off Computer, and
click Restart to restart the PC.
To start system recovery:
When other methods of repairing your system software
(like system restore or application recovery) fail, you
may want to use the HP PC System Recovery program
as a last resort to reinstall the software.
1 Turn off the PC. Disconnect all peripheral devices
The system recovery program uses a special recovery
partition on the hard disk that stores an image of the
original operating system software and application
software. This disk space is not available for your use.
In the unlikely event that you replace the hard drive
or somehow damage the data in the special recovery
partition on the hard drive, you must contact HP Support
for help. For the HP Customer Care telephone number,
see the note on page 65 or refer to the Support Guide,
included in the computer box.
from the PC except the monitor, the keyboard, and
the mouse. Turn on the PC.
2 Do one of the following:
■
If the computer responds: click Start, choose
All Programs, choose Hewlett-Packard,
choose hp pavilion pc tools, and click hp pc
system recovery. Continue with step 3.
■
If the computer does not respond, press and hold
the On button until the computer turns off.
Continue with step 5.
3 Wait until the System Recovery box appears asking
Recovery
System recovery
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The HP
Media Center PC
System Recovery
program will
delete any data
or programs that
you installed
after purchase.
Be sure to back
up any data that
you want to keep
onto a removable
disc.
Do you really want to start HP PC System Recovery?
4 Click Yes to continue the recovery process. Continue
with step 7.
5 Wait a few seconds and then press the On button to
turn on the PC.
6 During the startup, do the following to enter the
program: When the blue screen with the HP Invent
logo appears, press the F10 key on the keyboard.
(You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key
before the normal startup process continues.)
7 Follow the onscreen instructions.
8 Complete the computer startup, and finish the
registration process. Then reconnect all peripheral
devices.
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Important information about
recorded TV programs
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When you replace
the hard disk
drive, you can
no longer play
any previously
recorded TV
programs.
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When you replace the hard disk drive, you lose any
files or software that you created, saved, or installed on
the PC. Because of this, you also lose a special code that
Microsoft includes in the files of recorded TV programs.
Without the code, Media Center will not play TV
programs previously recorded to disk, or copied to
DVD or to other media.
Index
buttons (continued)
optical drive 36
remote control 40
Volume 36
A
C
accessing optical drives 49
add-in cards
locating 47
removing and replacing 58
adding memory 56
adjusting volume 20
application recovery, using 68
applications 26–27
audio cables, connecting 11
audio out
analog 17
digital 17
audio out connectors on PC 17
autoscrolling with mouse 37
Cable Select jumper,
defined 51
cables for TV connection 12
CD
can’t remove from drive 64
handling 41
inserting 41
recording onto 43
CD drive
installing 51
removing 50
cd writer plus drive
installing 51
using 42
computer
audio connectors 17
back of PC 7
box contents 4
front of PC 6
getting help 3
getting started 2
keyboard buttons not
working 61
keyboard not working 62
new device not working 60
no sound 61
not working 59, 60
B
batteries
installing in remote
control 39
type for remote control 39
buttons
Eject (CD or DVD) 41
Eject (diskette drive) 6
Internet 35
Mode 6
Mute 36
On 21
computer (continued)
opening chassis 46
part of PC not working 60
resources 3
restarting from standby 60
setting up iv
turning off 28
turning on 21
using PC hardware 33
won’t turn on 59
working on safely 45
configure special keyboard
buttons 35
connecting
audio cables 11
cables to TV 12
headphones 20
microphone 20
monitor 8
PC to TV 12
printer 8
remote sensor 10
scanner 8
set-top box 11
signal source 11
speakers 18
to existing TV setup 14
to Internet 9
VCR 11
connections, optional 12
connectors, location of 7
Control Panel, opening 23
D
DDR DIMM requirements 56
desktop 23
digital audio out 17
digital out connector 17
Disk Cleanup utility 67
diskette drive
Eject button 6
replacing or adding 52–53
using 43
drives
6-In-1 memory card
reader 44, 52
cd writer plus 42, 51
diskette 43, 52
dvd writer 42, 50, 51
DVD-ROM 42, 50, 51
dvd/cd writer plus
(combo) 43, 50
hard disk 52
locating 47
optical drives 49
DVD
can’t remove from drive 64
handling 41
inserting 41
DVD drive
installing 51
removing 50
using 42
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Index
6-In-1 memory card reader
locating 6
replacing or adding 52–53
using 44
dvd writer drive
installing 51
removing 50
using 42
DVD+RW/+R drive. See dvd
writer drive
dvd/cd writer plus (combo)
drive
installing 51
removing 50
using 43
DVD/CD-RW drive, using 43
E
Easy Internet Sign-up 22
Eject button
CD or DVD drive 41
diskette drive 6
error, USB Hub Power
Exceeded 64
F
fan duct
locating 47
removing and replacing 48
finding information 3
floppy drive. See diskette drive:
using
front port location 6
72
H
hard disk drive
displaying available
space 66
freeing up space 66
increasing available
space 67
recovery partition 66
replacing or adding 52–53
hardware not provided with
PC 5
headphones, connecting 20
Help and Support 3
Help and Support icon 23
help with computer 3
hibernation mode
automatic 31
manual 30
HP desktop 23
HP Instant Support 3
HP, registering computer
with 21
HP software 26–27
installing (continued)
dvd/cd writer plus (combo)
drive 51
hard disk drive 52
installing batteries in remote
control 39
Internet buttons 35
Internet, connecting to 9
Internet Service Provider,
selecting 22
inventory 4
K
keyboard
Internet buttons 35
keys 33
not working 62
special buttons 34
keyboard buttons not
working 61
L
LAN, connecting to Internet
through 9
I
M
installing
6-In-1 memory card
reader 54
CD drive 51
diskette drive 54
DVD drive 51
Media Center
opening through Start
menu 23
opening with remote
control 38
Media Center Help 25
memory
adding 56
determining module type 56
locating 47
memory card reader, using 44
memory modules, removing and
replacing 57
microphone, connecting 20
Mode button 6
modem/telephone, connecting
to Internet through 9
monitor
connecting 8
not working 63
mouse
autoscrolling with 37
changing for left-handed
use 37
not working 63
optical 37
panning with 37
scrolling with 37
using 37
Mute button 36
O
On button 21
On button light flashing 41
online help 3
opening
computer chassis 46
Media Center 25, 38
operating system, backup
version 66
optical drive buttons 36
optical drives
accessing 49
removing and installing 50
panning with mouse 37
ports, location of 7
power management settings 31
printer
connecting 8
not working 60
problems. See troubleshooting
R
recording onto CDs 43
RecordNow program 43
registration information 21
remote control
buttons 40
installing batteries 39
range 38
using 38
remote sensor, connecting 10
removing
6-In-1 memory card
reader 54
CD drive 50
diskette drive 54
DVD drive 50
S
safety warnings iii
scanner, connecting 8
scrolling with mouse 37
selecting Internet Service
Provider 22
set-top box, connecting 11
setting up computer iv
settings, power
management 31
setup poster 3
side panels, removing and
replacing 46
signal source, connecting 11
software 26–27
solving problems.
See troubleshooting
speakers
connecting 18
testing 18
standby mode 60
automatic 31
manual 29
Start menu 23
support from HP 3
system recovery, using 69
system tray 23
T
telephone line, connecting to
Internet 9
television
cables to PC 12
connecting PC to existing
setup 14
getting reception 12
troubleshooting 59
can’t remove CD/DVD from
drive 64
corrupted files 60, 61
error 64
keyboard buttons not
working 61
keyboard not working 62
monitor not working 63
mouse not working 63
no sound 61
PC won’t turn on 59
unexpected startups 61
turning off computer 28
turning on computer 21
V
VCR, connecting 11
video display flickering 61
volume, adjusting 20
Volume buttons 36
W
warnings
add-in cards overloading
PC 58
installing memory module 57
recovering system 66
removing memory module 57
safety iii
using wrong memory type 56
voltage select switch 59
warranty 3
U
USB Hub Power Exceeded
error 64
using computer hardware 33
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Index
P
removing (continued)
dvd/cd writer plus (combo)
drive 50
hard disk drive 52
removing and replacing
add-in cards 58
fan duct 48
side panels 46
restarting PC from standby 60
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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is an ISP and why do I need to select one?
An ISP, or Internet Service Provider, provides you with access to the internet. You need to select an ISP before you can connect to the internet, which is essential for using some features of the Media Center, such as the TV programming guide.
What are the different ways I can connect to the internet?
You can connect to the internet through a modem/telephone connection, a network port (LAN), or a broadband connection.
How do I enable the TV out image?
To enable the TV out image, you need to right-click on an empty part of the PC desktop, click Properties, then click Settings tab, click Advanced button, click nView tab, then click Clone option, click the Detect Displays button, and finally click the OK button.
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