Hardware and Software Guide HP Compaq Business Notebook Series

Hardware and Software Guide HP Compaq Business Notebook Series
Hardware and Software
Guide
HP Compaq Business Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 376309-001
November 2004
This guide explains how to identify, access, and use most
of the hardware and software features available on your
notebook. Modem and wireless device information is not
included in this guide.
For wireless device information, refer to the printed Go Wireless
booklet included with your notebook (select models only) and to
the wireless device guides on the Notebook Documentation CD.
For modem information, refer to the Modem and Networking
guide on the Notebook Documentation CD.
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under license.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The
only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express
warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing
herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall
not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
Hardware and Software Guide
HP Compaq Business Notebook Series
First Edition November 2004
Reference Number: nx9600
Document Part Number: 376309-001
Contents
1 Hardware
Top Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3
Power Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–5
Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–6
Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–7
Rear Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8
Connectors, Jacks and Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8
Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–9
Left-Side Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–10
Connectors, Jacks and Components . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–10
Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–11
Right-Side Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–12
Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–14
Bays and Memory Compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–14
Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–15
Additional Standard Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–16
Cables and Cord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–17
Adapters and Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–18
Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–19
Restoration and Documentation Discs . . . . . . . . . . 1–20
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2 Keyboard
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Identifying TouchPad Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Using the TouchPad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Setting TouchPad Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4
Hotkeys and Shortcut Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4
Identifying fn and Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
Hotkey and Shortcut Key Quick Reference . . . . . . . 2–6
Hotkey and Shortcut Key Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7
Hotkey and Shortcut Key Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7
Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–12
3 Power
Selecting a Power Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1
About Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown. . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
Initiating Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown . . . . . . . . . 3–6
When Leaving Your Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
When External Power Supply Is Uncertain. . . . . . . . 3–6
When Using Drive Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–7
Using Default Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–8
Identifying Power Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . 3–8
Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off . . . . . . . 3–9
Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures . . . . . . . . 3–10
Initiating or Resuming from Standby . . . . . . . . . . . 3–11
Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation. . . . . . . . . 3–12
Managing Power Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–13
Using Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–16
Identifying the Power Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–16
Switching Between Battery and External Power. . . 3–17
Charging a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–17
Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . 3–18
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Managing Low-Battery Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resolving Low-Battery Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calibrating a Battery Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Conservation Settings and Procedures . . . .
Replacing a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposing of a Used Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3–20
3–21
3–24
3–25
3–26
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4 Multimedia
Using the Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–1
Using the Volume Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–1
Connecting an External Audio Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3
Identifying the Audio Jacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3
Using the Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–4
Using the Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–4
Connecting an S-Video Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Connecting the Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Connecting the Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–6
Displaying a Video Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–6
Changing the Color Television Format . . . . . . . . . . . 4–7
Using Multimedia Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–8
Selecting Multimedia Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–9
InterVideo WinDVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–10
Creating CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–13
Creating DVDs Using InterVideo WinDVD
Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–15
5 Security
Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Preferences in the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QuickLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP and Windows Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP and Windows Password Guidelines . . . . . . . . . .
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HP Administrator Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–8
Setting HP Administrator Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–9
Entering HP Administrator Passwords . . . . . . . . . . 5–10
Power-On Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–10
Setting Power-On Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–10
Entering Power-On Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–11
DriveLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–12
Setting DriveLock Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–12
Entering DriveLock Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–13
Changing DriveLock Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–14
Removing DriveLock Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–15
Device Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–16
Antivirus Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–17
Critical Security Updates for Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . 5–18
Firewall Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–19
Optional Security Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–20
6 Hardware Options and Upgrades
External Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–1
Connecting a Monitor or Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–2
Connecting a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–2
Using a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–3
Connecting a 1394 Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–4
Using a PC Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–5
Selecting a PC Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–5
Configuring a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–5
Inserting a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–6
Stopping and Removing a PC Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–8
Using an ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–9
Configuring an ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–10
Inserting an ExpressCard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–11
Removing an ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–13
Using Digital Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–14
Using the Digital Media Slot Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–15
Inserting Digital Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–16
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Removing Digital Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling or Restarting Digital Cards . . . . . . . . . . .
Increasing Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying Memory Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing or Inserting a Memory Module . . . . . . .
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6–19
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7 Drives
About Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–1
Caring for Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–3
Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–4
Identifying the IDE Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–4
Replacing the Internal Hard Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–5
Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–10
Inserting an Optical Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–10
Removing an Optical Disc (With Power) . . . . . . . . 7–11
Removing an Optical Disc (Without Power). . . . . . 7–12
Playing an Optical Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–13
Boot Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–15
HP USB Digital Drive (Select Models Only) . . . . . . . . 7–16
Installing an Optional SD Memory Card. . . . . . . . . 7–17
Inserting an Optional Digital Drive into
the Digital Drive Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–18
Removing an Optional Digital Drive from
the Digital Drive Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–19
Connecting a Digital Drive to a USB Port . . . . . . . 7–20
8 Communications
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a Network Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning a Network Connection Off and On . . . . . . .
Accessing the Network at Startup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Wireless Function (Select Models Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–5
Wireless Local Area Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–7
Bluetooth (Select Models Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–13
Device Power States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–15
9 Software Updates, Restorations and
Utilities
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–1
Preparing for Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–2
Downloading and Installing an Update . . . . . . . . . . . 9–4
System Restore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–8
Setting a System Restore Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–8
Restoring to a System Restore Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–8
Repairing or Reinstalling the Operating System . . . . . . . 9–9
Repairing the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–10
Reinstalling the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–11
Reinstalling Device Drivers and Other Software . . 9–12
Installing a Retail Version of an Operating System. . . . 9–13
Using the Setup Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–13
Opening the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–14
Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility . . . . . 9–14
Restoring Setup Utility Default Settings . . . . . . . . . 9–16
Exiting the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–16
A Specifications
Notebook Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–1
Operating Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–2
Rated Input Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–3
Expansion Port Input/Output Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–3
Finding More Environmental Information. . . . . . . . . . . . A–5
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Hardware
This chapter identifies the visible hardware features of your
notebook.
To find out how to use a feature, such as hotkeys, or to find out
about a general topic, such as Standby or Hibernation, refer to the
other chapters in this guide.
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Top Components
TouchPad
Component
Description
1
TouchPad light
On: TouchPad is enabled.
2
TouchPad*
Moves the pointer and selects or
activates items on the screen.
3
Left and right TouchPad
buttons (2)*
Function like the left and right buttons
on an external mouse.
4
TouchPad left/right scroll
zone*
Scrolls left or right.
5
TouchPad up/down scroll
zone*
Scrolls up or down.
6
TouchPad button
Enables/disables the TouchPad.
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
functions of TouchPad features, refer to “Setting TouchPad Preferences” in
Chapter 2.
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Keys
Component
Description
1
Function keys
Perform system and application tasks.
When combined with the fn key, the
function keys perform additional tasks
as hotkeys.
For more information, refer to “Hotkey
and Shortcut Key Quick Reference” in
Chapter 2.
2
fn key
Combines with other keys to perform
system tasks and activates hotkeys.
For example, pressing fn+f8 increases
screen brightness.
3
Windows® logo key
Displays the Windows Start menu.
4
Windows applications key
Displays a shortcut menu for items
beneath the pointer.
5
Keypad keys (17)
Standard numeric keypad.
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Hardware
Power Control
Component
Description
Power/standby
button*
When the notebook is
■ Off, press to turn on the notebook.
■ On, briefly press to initiate Hibernation.
■ In Standby, briefly press to resume from
Standby.
■ In Hibernation, briefly press to restore from
Hibernation.
the system has stopped responding and
✎ IfMicrosoft®
Windows® shutdown procedures
cannot be used, press and hold the
power/standby button for at least 4 seconds
to turn off the notebook.
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
function of the power/standby button or display switch, refer to “Managing
Power Options” in Chapter 3.
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Lights
Component
Description
1
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on.
2
Num lock light
On: Num lock or the numeric keypad is on.
3
Wireless light
On: An integrated wireless device has been
turned on (select models only).
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Hardware
Buttons
1–6
Component
Description
1
Volume down button
Decreases system volume.
2
Volume up button
Increases system volume.
3
Volume mute button
Mutes or restores system volume.
4
Wireless button
Turns the wireless network device on
and off (select models only).
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Front Components
Component
Description
1
Display release button
Opens the notebook.
2
Stereo speakers (2)
Produce stereo sound.
3
Wireless light
On: An integrated wireless device has
been turned on (select models only).
4
Power/standby light
On: Notebook is turned on.
Blinking: Notebook is in Standby.
5
IDE (Integrated Drive
Electronics) light
On: Internal hard drive or optical drive
is being accessed.
6
Battery light
On: Battery pack is charging.
Blinking: Battery pack has reached a
low-battery condition.
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Hardware
Rear Components
Connectors, Jacks and Ports
1–8
Component
Description
1
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
2
USB port
Connects an optional 1.1- or
2.0-compliant USB device.
3
S-Video-out jack
Connects an optional S-Video device,
such as a television, VCR, camcorder,
projector, or video capture card.
4
External monitor port
Connects an optional VGA external
monitor or projector.
5
Security cable slot
Attaches an optional security cable to
the notebook.
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Vent
Component
Description
Exhaust vent
Provides airflow to cool internal components.
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To prevent overheating, do not obstruct
vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such
as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a
pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to
block airflow.
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Hardware
Left-Side Components
Connectors, Jacks and Components
Component
Description
1
USB port
Connects an optional 1.1- or
2.0-compliant USB device.
2
Audio-in (microphone) jack
Connects an optional monaural
microphone.
3
Audio-out (headphone) jack
Connects optional headphones or
powered stereo speakers. Also
connects the audio function of an
audio/video device such as a television
or VCR.
4
Optical drive*
Supports an optical disc.
5
Optical drive release button
Opens the optical drive.
*The type of optical drive, such as a DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, varies by
model.
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Vent
Component
Description
Exhaust vent
Provides airflow to cool internal components.
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To prevent overheating, do not obstruct
vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such
as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a
pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to
block airflow.
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Hardware
Right-Side Components
Component
Description
1
Digital Media Slot
Supports the following optional digital
cards: SD (Secure Digital) Memory
Card, SD I/O Card, Memory Stick,
Memory Stick Pro, MultiMediaCard,
x-D Picture Card, and SmartMedia.
2
PC Card eject button
Ejects an optional PC Card from the
PC Card slot.
3
PC Card slot
Supports an optional Type I or Type II
32-bit (CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card.
4
ExpressCard slot
Supports an optional ExpressCard.
5
Digital drive bay
Supports an optional HP USB
Digital Drive.
6
Digital drive eject button
Ejects an optional HP USB Digital
Drive from the digital drive bay.
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Hardware
Component
Description
7
USB ports (2)
Connect optional 1.1- or 2.0-compliant
USB devices.
8
1394 port
Connects an optional 1394 device,
such as a camcorder.
9
RJ-11 (modem) jack
Connects a modem cable.
-
RJ-45 (network) jack
Connects a network cable. (Network
cable not included.)
q
Expansion port 2*
Connects to an optional notebook
expansion product.
For more information, refer to
“Expansion Port Input/Output Signals”
in Appendix A.
*The notebook has only one expansion port. The term expansion port 2
describes the type of expansion port.
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Hardware
Bottom Components
Bays and Memory Compartment
Component
Description
1
Memory compartment
Contains 2 memory slots. Depending
on the model, when the notebook is
shipped, either one or both memory
slots are filled with a replaceable
memory module.
2
Battery pack release latch
Releases a battery pack from the
battery bay.
3
Battery bay
Holds a battery pack.
4
Hard drive bay
Holds the internal hard drive.
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Vents
Component
Description
Vents (8)
Provide airflow to cool internal components.
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To prevent overheating, do not obstruct
vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such
as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a
pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to
block airflow.
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Hardware
Additional Standard Components
The components included with the notebook vary by region,
country, notebook model, and the optional hardware ordered. The
following sections identify the standard external accessories and
components included with most notebook models.
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Hardware
Cables and Cord
Component
Description
1
Connects the modem to a modem jack
or to a country-specific modem
adapter.
Modem cable*
modem cable has a 6-pin
✎ ARJ-11
telephone connector at
each end.
2
Power cord*
Connects the AC adapter to an AC
outlet.
3
Network cable (not included)
Connects the notebook to a
network jack.
network cable has an 8-pin
✎ ARJ-45
network connector at
each end.
*Power cord and modem cables vary in appearance by region and country.
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Adapters and Battery Pack
✎ AC adapter appearance may vary.
Component
Description
1
AC adapter
Converts AC power to DC power.
2
Country-specific modem
adapter (included by region
as required)
Adapts the modem cable to a
non-RJ-11 telephone jack.
3
Battery pack
Provides power to the notebook when
the notebook is not connected to
external power.
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Labels
The labels affixed to the notebook and to some notebook
components provide information you may need when
troubleshooting system problems or traveling internationally
with the notebook.
■
The Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity label contains the
Product Key number. You may need this number to update or
troubleshoot problems with the operating system.
■
The system label provides regulatory information about
the notebook.
■
The product identification label contains the serial number of
the notebook and a code describing the original configuration
of the notebook. You will need the notebook serial number if
you call customer support.
■
The modem approvals label, which is located inside the hard
drive cover, provides regulatory information.
■
Wireless certification labels, which are specific to various
types of optional wireless devices, provide regulatory
information and list the countries in which this optional
wireless device has been approved for use.
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Restoration and Documentation Discs
Discs for repairing or reinstalling software and for obtaining
supplementary information about the notebook are included
with the notebook.
■
For information about restoring, repairing, or reinstalling
software, refer to Chapter 9, “Software Updates, Restorations
and Utilities.”
■
For supplementary information about the notebook, refer to
the Notebook Documentation CD, which includes this guide
and the following guides:
❏ Maintenance, Shipping and Travel
❏ Troubleshooting
❏ Modem and Networking
❏ Regulatory and Safety Notices
❏ Safety and Comfort Guide
❏ Help and Support Guide
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Keyboard
This chapter provides information about the features of your
notebook keyboard, including the TouchPad, hotkeys and shortcut
keys, and Quick Launch buttons.
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TouchPad
Identifying TouchPad Components
Component
Description
1
TouchPad light
On: TouchPad is enabled.
2
TouchPad*
Moves the pointer and selects or
activates items on the screen.
3
Left and right TouchPad
buttons (2)*
Function like the left and right buttons
on an external mouse.
4
TouchPad left/right scroll
zone*
Scrolls left or right.
5
TouchPad up/down scroll
zone*
Scrolls up or down.
6
TouchPad button
Enables/disables the TouchPad.
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
functions of TouchPad features, see the “Setting TouchPad Preferences”
section, later in this chapter.
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Using the TouchPad
The TouchPad and left and right TouchPad buttons provide the
navigation, selection, and scroll functions of an optional external
mouse.
■
To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad
surface in the direction you want to move the pointer.
■
To use the TouchPad like an external mouse, press the
TouchPad buttons. The left and right TouchPad buttons have
the same click functions as the left and right buttons of an
external mouse.
■
To scroll, slide your finger along a scroll zone in the direction
you want to scroll. Sliding your finger from the TouchPad
region to a scroll zone without first lifting your finger from
the TouchPad region will not activate the scrolling region.
■
To enable or disable the TouchPad, press the TouchPad
button. When the TouchPad is enabled, the TouchPad light
is on.
When the notebook is turned on, the TouchPad is enabled. Users
who work with keystrokes rather than mouse actions may prefer
to disable the TouchPad to prevent accidental TouchPad activity.
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Setting TouchPad Preferences
To set pointer speed and shape, click speed, tapping, mouse trails,
and other pointing device preferences:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Mouse.
Hotkeys and Shortcut Keys
Hotkeys and shortcut keys are preset combinations of the fn key
with other keys on the keyboard.
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■
A hotkey is a combination of the fn key and one of the
function keys.
■
A shortcut key is a combination of the fn key and a key other
than a function key.
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Identifying fn and Function Keys
The icons on the function keys f1 through f12 represent the hotkey
functions available on the notebook.
Component
Description
1
Function keys
2
fn key
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Hotkey and Shortcut Key Quick Reference
The following table identifies the default hotkey and shortcut
key functions.
information about changing the function of the fn+f5
✎ For
hotkey, refer to “Managing Power Options” in Chapter 3.
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Default Function
Key Combination
Display system information.
fn+esc
Open Help and Support window.
fn+f1
Open print options window.
fn+f2
Open Web browser.
fn+f3
Switch notebook display and external display.
fn+f4
Initiate Standby.
fn+f5
Initiate QuickLock.
fn+f6
Decrease display brightness.
fn+f7
Increase display brightness.
fn+f8
Play, pause, or resume an audio CD or DVD.
fn+f9
Stop an audio CD or DVD.
fn+f10
Play the previous track or chapter on an
audio CD or DVD.
fn+f11
Play the next track on an audio CD or DVD.
fn+f12
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Hotkey and Shortcut Key Procedures
To use a hotkey or shortcut key command on the notebook
keyboard, use either of the following procedures:
■
Briefly press the fn key, and then briefly press the second
key of the hotkey command.
■
Press and hold down the fn key, briefly press the second key
of the hotkey command, and then release both keys at the
same time.
Hotkey and Shortcut Key Commands
Display System Information (fn+esc)
Press fn+esc to display information about system hardware
components and software version numbers. Press fn+esc a second
time to remove the system information from the screen.
viewing system information, the system BIOS date is the
✎ When
version number of the system ROM. The BIOS date may
display in a decimal format, such as 10/19/2004 F.07.
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Open Help and Support Center Window (fn+f1)
The fn+f1 hotkey opens the Help and Support Center. From the
Help and Support Center, you can access general information
about your notebook, links to software updates and online
technical support specialists, and other support features.
For more information about the Help and Support Center
window, refer to the Help and Support guide on the Notebook
Documentation CD.
Open Print Options Window (fn+f2)
The fn+f2 hotkey opens the print options window of the active
Windows application.
Open Web Browser(fn+f3)
The fn+f3 hotkey opens your Web browser. After you have set up
your Internet or network services and your Web browser home
page, you can use the fn+f3 hotkey for quick access to your home
page and the Internet.
Switch Display (fn+f4)
The fn+f4 hotkey switches the screen image between display
devices connected to the external monitor port or the S-Video-out
jack on the notebook. For example, if an external monitor
is connected to the notebook, press the fn+f4 hotkey multiple
times to toggle the image between the notebook display, the
external monitor display, and a simultaneous display on both
the notebook and the monitor.
Most external monitors receive video information from the
notebook using the external VGA video standard. The fn+f4
hotkey can also toggle images between other devices receiving
video information from the notebook.
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The following 5 video transmission types, with examples of
devices that use them, are supported by the fn+f4 hotkey:
■
LCD (notebook display)
■
External VGA (most external monitors)
■
S-Video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video capture
boards with S-Video-in connectors)
■
Composite video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video
capture boards with composite-video-in jacks)
■
Component video
video and component video devices can be
✎ Composite
connected to the notebook only through an optional
HP notebook expansion product.
Initiate Standby (fn+f5)
The fn+f5 hotkey is set by default to initiate Standby. Standby can
be initiated only while the notebook is on. If the notebook is in
Hibernation, you must restore from Hibernation before you can
initiate Standby.
■
To restore from Hibernation briefly press the power/standby
button.
■
To resume from Standby, briefly press the power/standby
button, touch the TouchPad to initiate TouchPad activity, or
press any key on the keyboard.
For more information about using Standby and Hibernation, refer
to “About Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown” in Chapter 3
For information about changing the function of the fn+f5 hotkey,
refer to “Managing Power Options” in Chapter 3.
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Initiate QuickLock (fn+f6)
The fn+f6 hotkey initiates the operating system QuickLock
security feature.
QuickLock protects your notebook by displaying the operating
system log-on screen. While the log-on screen is displayed, the
notebook cannot be accessed until a Windows user password or
Windows administrator password is entered.
Before you can use the QuickLock feature, you must set a
Windows user password or Windows administrator password. For
instructions, refer to the Help and Support Center by selecting
Start > Help and Support.
■
To initiate QuickLock, press fn+f6.
■
To exit QuickLock, enter your Windows user password or
Windows administrator password.
Decrease Screen Brightness (fn+f7)
The fn+f7 hotkey decreases notebook screen brightness. Hold
down the hotkey to decrease the brightness level incrementally.
Increase Screen Brightness (fn+f8)
The fn+f8 hotkey increases notebook screen brightness. Hold
down the hotkey to increase the brightness level incrementally.
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Play, Pause or Resume an Audio CD or DVD
(fn+f9)
The fn+f9 hotkey functions only when an audio CD or DVD is
inserted. If the audio CD or DVD is
■
Not playing, press the fn+f9 hotkey to begin or resume
the play of the disc.
■
Playing, press the fn+f9 hotkey to pause the play of the disc.
Stop an Audio CD or DVD (fn+f10)
The fn+f10 hotkey stops the play of an audio CD or DVD.
Play Previous Track of an Audio CD or DVD
(fn+f11)
The fn+f11 hotkey plays the previously played track of an audio
CD or DVD that is playing.
Play Next Track of an Audio CD or DVD (fn+f12)
The fn+f12 hotkey plays the next track of an audio CD or DVD
that is playing.
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Keypad
The numeric keypad consists of 17 keys that can be used like the
keys on an external keypad.
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Selecting a Power Source
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WARNING: This notebook is designed to run demanding applications
at full power. As a result of increased power consumption, it is normal
for the notebook to feel warm or hot when used continuously. To avoid
potential discomfort or burns, do not block the air vents or use the
notebook on your lap for extended periods. The notebook complies with
the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the
International Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment
(IEC 60950).
The notebook can run on internal power from a battery pack or
on external power from an AC adapter and other devices. The
following table describes the best power source for general tasks.
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Task
Recommended Power Source
Work in most software
applications.
■ Charged battery pack in the
notebook
■ External power supplied through
the following devices:
❐ AC adapter
❐ Optional HP notebook
expansion product
Charge or calibrate a
battery pack in the notebook.
External power supplied through:
■ AC adapter
■ Optional HP notebook expansion
product
Install or modify system
software or write to a CD.
External power supplied through:
■ AC adapter
■ Optional HP notebook expansion
product
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About Standby, Hibernation and
Shutdown
This section describes Standby, Hibernation, and shutdown and
explains when to implement them. Standby and Hibernation are
energy-saving features that can be initiated by you or by the
system.
Standby
Standby reduces power to system components that are not in use.
When Standby is initiated, your work is saved in random access
memory (RAM) and the screen is cleared.
Ä
CAUTION: To avoid a complete battery discharge, do not leave your
notebook in Standby for extended periods. Connect to an external
power source if your notebook will be unused for extended periods.
■
Saving your work before initiating Standby is not usually
necessary, but it is a recommended precaution.
■
When the notebook is in Standby, the power/standby
light blinks.
When you resume from Standby, your work returns to the screen
where you left off.
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Hibernation
Ä
CAUTION: If the configuration of the notebook system is changed during
Hibernation, it may not be possible to restore from Hibernation. When the
notebook is in Hibernation:
■ Do not add or remove memory modules.
■ Do not insert or remove the internal hard drive.
■ Do not connect or disconnect external devices.
■ Do not insert or remove a CD or DVD.
■
Do not insert a PC Card, SD Memory Card, SD I/O Card, Memory
Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Smart Media Card, xD-Picture Card, or
MultiMediaCard.
Hibernation takes a snapshot of the current system memory, saves
it to the hard drive, and then shuts down the notebook. When you
restore from Hibernation, your work returns to the screen exactly
as you left it.
When possible, save your work before initiating Hibernation to
prevent loss of data. Do not change the notebook configuration
during Hibernation.
If you cannot restore from Hibernation when power is restored
to the system, you will be prompted to delete the restoration data
and proceed with the system boot. Unsaved data will be lost. If a
power-on password has been set, the password must be entered to
restore from Hibernation.
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Hibernation is enabled by default but can be disabled. To reduce
the risk of power loss during a low battery condition, disable
Hibernation only during a battery pack calibration.
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CAUTION: If Hibernation is disabled and the notebook reaches a
critical low-battery condition, the system does not automatically save
your system memory.
To verify that Hibernation is enabled:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
2. Be sure the Enable Hibernation check box is selected.
is not displayed as a power option in the Power
✎ Hibernation
Options window if it has been disabled.
Shutdown
Shutdown procedures turn off the notebook. Whether to leave
a battery pack in the notebook or in storage depends on how
you work:
■
Leaving the battery pack in the notebook enables the
battery pack to charge whenever the notebook is connected
to external power and also protects your work during a power
outage.
■
A battery pack in the notebook discharges more quickly, even
when the notebook is turned off, than a battery pack that has
been removed from the notebook and stored in a cool,
dry location.
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Initiating Standby, Hibernation or
Shutdown
The following sections describe when to initiate Standby or
Hibernation and when to shut down your notebook.
When Leaving Your Work
Initiate Standby for shorter times and Hibernation for longer
times or for more power conservation.
The amount of time a battery pack can support Standby or
Hibernation or hold a charge varies by notebook configuration
and the condition of the battery pack.
■
Initiating Standby clears the screen and uses less power than
leaving the notebook on. Your work returns quickly to the
screen when you resume from Standby.
■
Initiating Hibernation clears the screen and uses much less
power than Standby. Returning to work saved in Hibernation
takes longer than returning to work saved in Standby but is
faster than returning to your place manually after restarting
the notebook.
To extend the life of the battery pack when the notebook will be
unused and unplugged for an extended period, shut down the
notebook, remove the battery pack, and store it in a cool, dry
location.
When External Power Supply Is Uncertain
If an external power supply is uncertain—for example,
because of an electrical storm—save your work, and then
initiate Hibernation, shut down the notebook, or work off of
battery power.
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When Using Drive Media
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CAUTION: Do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while using drive
media. Doing so may result in video and audio degradation and loss of
audio and video playback functionality.
Standby and Hibernation interfere with the use of drive media. If
Standby or Hibernation is accidentally initiated while drive media
(such as a CD or DVD) is in use:
■
You may see the warning message “Putting the computer into
Hibernation or Standby may stop the playback. Do you want
to continue?” Select No. (Audio and video may resume or
you may need to restart the disc.)
■
If Standby or Hibernation are initiated and no warning
message is displayed, restore from Hibernation or Standby
and then restart the disc.
❏ Restore from Hibernation by briefly pressing the
power/standby button.
❏ Resume from Standby by briefly pressing the
power/standby button, using the TouchPad, or pressing
any key on the keyboard.
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Using Default Power Settings
This section explains the default Standby, Hibernation, and
shutdown procedures and includes information about turning the
display on or off.
You can change many of these settings according to your
preferences. If you want to change the default settings, see the
“Managing Power Options” section, later in this chapter.
Identifying Power Controls and Indicators
Standby, Hibernation, shutdown, and display procedures use the
following controls and indicators:
1 Power/standby button
2 Initiate Standby hotkey (fn+f5)
3 Power/standby light
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Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off
Task
Procedure
Results
Turn on the
notebook.
Press the power/standby
button.
■ The power/standby light
is turned on.
■ The operating system
is loaded.
the
✎ Pressing
power/standby button
turns on the notebook
from Standby,
Hibernation, or
shutdown.
Shut down the
notebook.*
Save your work and close all
open applications. Then:
■ Press the power/standby
button, and then follow the
on-screen instructions (if
displayed) for shutting down
the notebook.
- or ■ Shut down the notebook
through the operating
system using one of the
following procedures:
❐ Select Start > Turn Off
Computer > Turn Off.
❐ Press the Windows logo
key, and then select Turn
Off Computer >
Turn Off.
■ The power/standby light
is turned off.
■ The operating system is
shut down.
■ The notebook is
turned off.
*If the system is unresponsive, and you are unable to shut down the
notebook with this procedure, refer to the next section, “Using Emergency
Shutdown Procedures.”
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Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures
Ä
CAUTION: Emergency shutdown procedures may result in the loss of
unsaved data.
If the notebook does not respond and you are unable to use the
normal Windows shutdown procedure, try the following
emergency shutdown procedures in the sequence provided:
■
Press ctrl+alt+delete. Select the Shut Down button, and then
select Shut down from the list.
■
Press and hold down the power/standby button for at least
4 seconds.
■
Unplug the notebook from external power and remove the
battery pack
For battery pack removal instructions, see the “Replacing a
Battery Pack” section, later in this chapter.
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Initiating or Resuming from Standby
Task
Procedure
Result
Initiate Standby
With the notebook on, use
either of the following
procedures:
■ Press the fn+f5 hotkey.
■ Select Start > Turn off
Computer > Stand by.
■ The power/standby
light blinks.
■ The screen is cleared.
Allow the system
to initiate
Standby
■ If the notebook is running
on battery power, the
system initiates Standby
after 10 minutes of
notebook inactivity (default
setting).
■ If the notebook is running
on external power, the
system does not initiate
Standby.
■ Change power settings and
timeouts in the Power
Options window.
■ The power/standby
light blinks.
■ The screen is cleared.
Resume from
user-initiated or
system-initiated
Standby
Perform one of the following
actions:
■ Press the power/standby
button.
■ Press any key on the
keyboard.
■ Touch the TouchPad to
initiate TouchPad activity.
■ The power/standby light
is turned on.
■ Your work returns to
the screen.
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Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation
Task
Procedure
Result
Initiate
Hibernation
With the notebook on, use either
of the following procedures:
■ Briefly press the
power/standby button.
■ Select Start > Shut Down >
Hibernate. (If the Hibernate
option is not displayed, press
and hold shift.)
■ The power/standby
light is turned off.
■ The screen is cleared.
the notebook is in
✎ IfStandby,
you must resume
from Standby before you
can initiate Hibernation.
Allow the system ■ If the notebook is running on
to initiate
battery power, the system
Hibernation
initiates Hibernation after
(with Hibernation
30 minutes of notebook
enabled)
inactivity or when the
battery pack reaches a critical
low-battery condition.
■ If the notebook is running on
external power, the system will
not initiate Hibernation.
■ Change power settings and
timeouts in the Power Options
window.
■ The power/standby
light is turned off.
■ The screen is cleared.
Restore from
user-initiated or
system-initiated
Hibernation
■ The power/standby
light is turned on.
■ Your work returns to
the screen.
Press the power/standby button.
the system initiated
✎ IfHibernation
because of a
critical low-battery
condition, connect external
power or insert a charged
battery pack before you
press the power/standby
button.
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Managing Power Options
Many of the default power settings, such as timeouts and alarms,
can be changed in the Power Options window. For example, you
can set an audio alert to warn you when the battery reaches a
low-power condition.
By default, when the notebook is on
■
Briefly pressing the power/standby button initiates
Hibernation.
■
Pressing the fn+f5 hotkey, called the “sleep button” in the
operating system, initiates Standby.
■
The display switch turns off the display on select models
only. The display switch is activated by closing the display.
Accessing the Power Options Window
To change the function of the power/standby button, the fn+f5
hotkey, or the display switch:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab.
❏ To change the power/standby button function, select a
function from the list When I press the power/standby
button on my computer.
❏ To change the function of the fn+f5 hotkey, select a
function from the list When I press the sleep button on
my computer.
❏ To change the display switch function, select a function
from the list When I close the lid of my portable
computer.
2. Select OK.
Hibernate function is available in the lists for the
✎ The
power/standby button, the sleep button, and the display switch
only if Hibernation is enabled.
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Displaying the Power Meter Icon
The Power Meter icon changes shape to indicate whether the
notebook is running on a battery pack or external power. Select
the icon to display the Power Options window.
To hide or show the Power Meter icon on the taskbar:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab.
2. Select or clear the check box Always show icon on
the taskbar.
3. Select OK.
see an icon you have placed on the taskbar,
✎ Iftheyouiconcannot
may be hidden. Select the arrow or vertical bar on the
taskbar and expand it to view icons.
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Setting or Changing a Power Scheme
The Power Schemes tab in the Power Options window assigns
power levels to system components. You can assign different
schemes depending on whether the notebook is running on a
battery pack or external power.
You can also set a power scheme that initiates Standby or turns
off the display or hard drive after a time interval that you specify.
To set a power scheme:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Schemes tab.
2. Select the power scheme you wish to modify, and adjust
options in the lists on the screen.
3. Select Apply.
Setting a Standby Password Prompt
You can add a security feature that prompts you for your
Windows user password when the notebook resumes
from Standby.
To set a password prompt:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab.
2. Select the check box Prompt for password when the
computer resumes from Standby.
3. Select OK.
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Using Battery Power
Identifying the Power Lights
Battery pack procedures refer to the front panel lights
shown below.
Component
Description
1
Power/standby light
On: Notebook is turned on.
Blinking: Notebook is in Standby.
2
Battery light
On: The battery pack is charging.
Blinking: The battery pack has
reached a low-battery condition.
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Switching Between Battery and External
Power
The notebook switches between AC power and battery power
according to the availability of an external AC power source,
always preferring AC power. If the notebook contains a charged
battery pack and is running on external AC power, the notebook
will switch to battery power only if the AC adapter is
disconnected from the notebook.
Keeping a battery pack in the notebook enables the battery pack
to charge whenever the notebook is connected to external power
and also protects your work in case of a power outage. On the
other hand, a battery pack in the notebook slowly discharges even
when the notebook is powered off.
To prolong battery life, remove and store the battery pack if the
notebook will be unused for 2 weeks or more. For more
information, see the “Storing a Battery Pack” section later in
this chapter.
Charging a Battery Pack
The battery pack charges whenever the notebook is connected to
external power through an AC adapter.
The battery pack charges whether the notebook is turned off or
turned on but charges most quickly when the notebook is turned
off. When the notebook is turned on, the battery pack may not
charge, the charge time may be longer, or the charge time may
vary with system activity.
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Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack
Obtaining Accurate Charge Information
To increase the accuracy of all battery charge displays:
■
Allow the battery pack to discharge fully before charging it.
■
Charge the battery pack fully. Even a new battery pack can
display charge information inaccurately if it has not been
fully charged.
■
Fully charging and discharging the battery pack will reduce
the need for battery calibration.
Displaying Charge Information
To display battery charge information on the screen:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Meter tab.
Power Meter displays battery status in both percent and time:
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■
The percent indicates the amount of charge remaining in the
battery pack.
■
The time indicates the approximate running time remaining
on the battery pack if the battery pack continues to provide
power at the current level. For example, the time remaining
will decrease if you start playing a DVD and will increase if
you stop playing a DVD.
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Managing Low-Battery Conditions
You can change some low-battery condition alerts and system
responses using the Power Options window of the operating
system. The information in this section describes the alerts and
system responses set at the factory. Preferences set in the Power
Options window do not affect battery or power lights.
Identifying Low-Battery Conditions
This section explains how to identify low and critical battery
conditions.
Low-Battery Condition
When a battery pack that is the sole power source for the
notebook reaches a low-battery condition (5 percent of a full
charge), the battery light blinks.
Critical Low-Battery Condition
If a low-battery condition is not resolved, the notebook enters a
critical low-battery condition (3 percent of a full charge).
In a critical low-battery condition:
■
If Hibernation is enabled and the notebook is on or in
Standby, the notebook initiates Hibernation.
■
If Hibernation is disabled and the notebook is on or in
Standby, the notebook remains briefly in Standby, and then
shuts down and loses your unsaved work.
To verify that Hibernation is enabled:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
2. Be sure that the Enable Hibernate Support check box
is selected.
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Resolving Low-Battery Conditions
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CAUTION: If the notebook has reached a critical low-battery condition
and has begun to initiate Hibernation, do not restore power until the
power/standby light is turned off.
When External Power Is Available
To resolve a low-battery condition when external power is
available, connect the AC adapter.
When a Charged Battery Pack Is Available
To resolve a low-battery condition when a charged battery pack
is available, turn off the notebook or initiate Hibernation, insert
a charged battery pack, and then turn on the notebook.
When No Power Source Is Available
To resolve a low-battery condition when no power source is
available, initiate Hibernation, or save your work and shut down
the notebook.
When the Notebook Cannot Exit Hibernation
To resolve a low-battery condition when the notebook lacks the
power to exit Hibernation:
1. Insert a charged battery pack or connect external power.
2. Exit Hibernation by briefly pressing the power/standby
button.
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Calibrating a Battery Pack
When to Calibrate
Even if a battery pack is heavily used, it should not be necessary
to calibrate it more than once a month. It is not necessary to
calibrate a new battery pack before first use. Calibrate the battery
pack under the following conditions:
■
When battery charge displays seem inaccurate.
■
When you observe a significant change in battery run time.
■
When the battery pack has been unused for one month
or more.
How to Calibrate
To calibrate a battery pack, you must fully charge, fully
discharge, and then fully recharge the battery pack.
Charging the Battery Pack
Charge the battery pack while the notebook is in use. To charge
the battery pack:
1. Insert the battery pack into the notebook. For instructions, see
the “Replacing a Battery Pack” section, later in this chapter.
2. Connect the notebook to external power. (The battery light is
turned on as the battery pack charges.)
3. Leave the notebook connected to external power until the
battery pack is fully charged. (The battery light is turned off.)
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Discharging the Battery Pack
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CAUTION: If you plan to leave the notebook unattended during
discharge, save your work before starting the discharge procedure.
Hibernation is enabled by default but can be disabled. Before you
begin the full discharge, disable Hibernation. To disable
Hibernation:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
2. Clear the Enable Hibernation check box.
3. Click Apply.
To fully discharge the battery pack:
1. Select the power icon on the taskbar or select Start >
Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
Options > Power Schemes tab.
2. Make a note of all settings in the Plugged In column and all
settings in the Running On Batteries column, so you can
reset them after calibration.
3. Use the lists to set each item in both columns to Never.
4. Select OK.
5. Disconnect the notebook from the external power source, but
do not turn off the notebook.
6. Run the notebook on battery power until the battery pack is
fully discharged. The battery light will blink when the
notebook has reached a low-battery condition. When the
battery pack is fully discharged, the battery light is turned off
and the notebook shuts down.
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If you use the notebook occasionally during the discharge
procedure and have set energy-saving timeouts, expect the
following performance from your system during the
discharge process:
■
The monitor will not turn off automatically.
■
Hard drive speed will not decrease automatically while the
notebook is idle.
■
System-initiated Standby will not occur.
Recharging the Battery Pack
1. Connect the notebook to external power and keep the
notebook connected until the battery pack is fully recharged
and the battery light is turned off.
You can use the notebook while the battery pack is
recharging, but the battery pack will charge faster if the
notebook is turned off.
2. Select the Power icon on the taskbar or select Start >
Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
Options > Power Schemes tab.
3. Reenter the settings you recorded for the items in the
Plugged In column and the Running on Batteries column.
4. Select OK.
Ä
CAUTION: After calibrating the battery pack, reenable Hibernation. To
reenable Hibernation:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
2. Select the Enable Hibernation check box.
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Storing a Battery Pack
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a battery pack, do not expose it to
high temperatures for extended periods of time.
If the notebook will be unused and unplugged for more than
2 weeks, remove and store the battery pack.
High temperatures accelerate the self-discharge rate of a stored
battery pack. To prolong the charge of a stored battery pack, keep
it in a cool, dry place.
Use the following table to estimate how long you can safely store
a battery pack. The storage times provided are based on a
battery pack that contains 50 percent of a full charge. A fully
charged battery pack can be safely stored longer.
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Temperature
Range °C
Temperature
Range °F
Safe Storage Time
46° to 60°
115° to 140°
Less than 1 month
26° to 45°
79° to 113°
No more than 3 months
0° to 25°
32° to 77°
1 year
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Battery Conservation Settings and
Procedures
Using the following battery conservation settings and procedures
extends the run time of a battery pack:
■
Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN) connections
and exit modem applications when you are not using them.
■
Do not leave your notebook connected to AC power for
extended periods of time.
■
Disconnect from the notebook any external devices that
use power from the notebook. Battery run time is not
affected by external devices that are plugged into an
external power source.
■
Stop or remove a PC Card you are not using. For more
information, refer to “Using a PC Card” in Chapter 6.
■
Disable or remove a digital card (SD Memory Card, SD I/O
Card, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro,
xD-Picture Card, or SmartMedia) you are not using.
■
Lower screen brightness.
■
Lower system volume.
■
Turn off a device connected to the S-Video-out jack.
■
If you leave your work, initiate Standby or Hibernation or
shut down the notebook.
■
Select a short wait time, 5 minutes or less, for the monitor
timeout. To change monitor timeout settings:
a. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Meter tab.
b. Select a short wait time from the Turn Off Monitor list,
and then select OK.
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Replacing a Battery Pack
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent loss of work when removing a battery pack that
is the only power source, initiate Hibernation or turn off the notebook
before removing the battery pack.
To replace the battery pack:
1. Turn the notebook upside down.
❏ To remove a battery pack, slide the battery pack release
latch 1. (The battery pack tilts upward.) Then pull
the battery pack out of the battery bay 2.
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❏ To insert a battery pack, insert the alignment tab
on the battery pack into the alignment slot on the
notebook 1, and then tilt the battery pack downward
until it snaps into place 2.
2. To restore from Hibernation or to turn on the notebook, press
the power/standby button.
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Disposing of a Used Battery Pack
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble,
crush, or puncture a battery pack; short the external contacts on a
battery pack; or dispose of a battery pack in fire or water. Do not
expose a battery pack to high temperatures above 60°C (140°F).
Replace only with the HP battery pack approved for this notebook.
N
When a battery pack has reached the end of its useful life, do not
dispose of the battery pack in general household waste. Follow the local
laws and regulations in your area for computer battery pack disposal.
In Europe, dispose of or recycle battery packs by using the public
collection system or by returning them to HP, your authorized service
partner, or their agents.
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Multimedia
Using the Speakers
The internal speakers play sound in stereo from applications,
the operating system, games, drive media, the Internet, and
other sources.
an external device such as a headset is connected to the
✎ Ifheadphone
jack, the internal speakers are disabled.
Using the Volume Controls
Adjust volume with the volume buttons on the notebook. You can
also adjust volume using the controls in your operating system
and in some multimedia applications. The volume mute button on
the notebook overrides all software volume settings.
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To adjust volume using the notebook volume buttons:
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Press the volume down button 1 to decrease volume.
■
Press the volume up button 2 to increase volume.
■
Press the volume mute button 3 to mute or restore volume.
When the volume is muted, the mute light on the volume
mute button is turned on. When volume is restored, the mute
light is turned off.
To access the operating system volume controls:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio
Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Volume tab.
❏ To access additional sound quality settings, such as
balance, select the Advanced button under Device
volume.
❏ To display a volume icon on your taskbar, select the check
box for Place volume icon in the taskbar, and then
select OK.
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Connecting an External Audio Device
Identifying the Audio Jacks
The notebook has 2 audio jacks:
■
The microphone jack 1, sometimes called the audio-in jack,
connects an optional monaural microphone.
■
The headphone jack 2, sometimes called the audio-out jack,
connects headphones or external stereo speakers.
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Using the Microphone Jack
When connecting a microphone to the microphone jack, use a
monaural microphone with a 3.5-mm plug. A monaural electret
condenser microphone is recommended.
■
If you connect a stereo microphone, left channel sound will
record on both channels.
■
If you connect a dynamic microphone, the recommended
microphone sensitivity may not be achieved.
Using the Headphone Jack
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume
before putting on headphones or a headset.
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to an external device, do not
plug a monaural (single sound channel) plug into the headphone jack.
The headphone jack is also used to connect the audio functions of
an audio/video device such as a television or VCR.
When you connect a device to the headphone jack:
❏ Use only a 3.5-mm plug.
❏ Use 24-ohm to 32-ohm headphones for best sound quality.
❏ The internal speakers are disabled.
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Connecting an S-Video Device
Connecting the Audio
The S-Video-out jack supports video signals only.
If you are setting up a configuration that combines audio and
video functions, such as playing a DVD movie on your notebook
and displaying it on your television, you will need a standard
3.5-mm audio cable, available from most computer or
electronics retailers.
To connect the audio cable:
1. Plug the stereo end of the audio cable into the notebook
headphone jack.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the audio input jack on
the external device.
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Connecting the Video
To transmit video signals through the S-Video-out jack, you will
need a standard S-Video cable, available from most computer or
electronics retailers.
To connect the S-Video cable:
1. Plug either end of the S-Video cable into the notebook
S-Video-out jack.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the S-Video input
connector on the external device.
3. If the image is not displayed on your external device, restart
the notebook.
Displaying a Video Image
To display an image on the notebook display or a video device
display, both the notebook and the video device must be
turned on.
To switch the image between the notebook display and the video
device display:
»
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Press the fn+f4 hotkey. The fn+f4 hotkey toggles the image
between the notebook display, the video device display, and
both displays simultaneously.
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Changing the Color Television Format
Color television formats are modes by which television video
signals are sent and received. To send signals between the
notebook and a television, both the notebook and the television
must be using the same color television format.
The NTSC format is common in the United States, Canada,
Japan, and South Korea. The PAL format is common in Europe,
China, Russia, and Africa, and the PAL-M format is common in
Brazil. Other South American and Central American countries
may use NTSC, PAL, or PAL-M.
To change the color television format:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes >
Display > Settings tab.
2. Select the Advanced button > ATI Displays tab.
3. Select the TV button > Format tab.
4. Select a television format:
a. To select a format by name, select Format, select a format
name in the list, and then select OK.
b. To select the default format for a region or country, select
Country/Region, select a location from the list, and then
select OK.
5. At the prompt, restart the notebook.
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Using Multimedia Software
Several multimedia applications to play, create, and manage
digital media are included with your notebook. Most of the
applications can be accessed from a desktop icon or from the
Start > All Programs menu. Other applications may be provided
on a disc.
For general information about installing an application from a
disc or an application that is preloaded but not preinstalled, refer
to the “Installing Additional Software” section in the printed Help
and Support Guide included with your notebook.
Most multimedia applications include a Help file you can access
from the application menu bar or from an icon in the application
directory. Some applications also include tutorials.
You can obtain HP customer support for any multimedia
application included with your notebook.
CDs and DVDs contain third-party player software, such
✎ Some
as PCFriendly. If you insert a disc that contains third-party
player software, you are prompted to install the player
software. If you prefer to use the multimedia applications that
are supported by your notebook, decline the player installation
and close the installation window.
Before using any multimedia application, it is recommended that
you read the sections in this chapter.
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Selecting Multimedia Applications
The multimedia software included with your notebook is
determined by your region and notebook model.
The following list describes the capabilities of some of
the multimedia applications that may be included with
your notebook.
■
Microsoft Windows Media Player can be used to play CDs
and DVDs, to copy music to or from CDs, to listen to radio
stations, and to search for and organize music files.
■
Sonic RecordNow! can be used to back up data or audio CDs
and DVDs, transfer audio files from a CD to a hard drive, and
create audio CDs.
■
InterVideo WinDVD Player can be used to play DVDs or
video CDs.
■
Windows MovieMaker can be used to create and edit home
movies using basic drag-and-drop procedures.
■
InterVideo WinDVD Creator can be used to create, edit, and
copy movies to a DVD or video CD or to present a group of
still photographs as a slide show.
Your notebook may include additional multimedia applications.
Be sure to explore
■
Your desktop icons.
■
The applications listed at Start > All Programs.
■
The preloaded items that may be available at Start > All
Programs > SW Setup.
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InterVideo WinDVD Player
InterVideo WinDVD Player is an application that enables you to
play DVD movies or video CDs. WinDVD Player is preinstalled
on the notebook.
DVDs contain third-party DVD player programs such as
✎ Some
PCFriendly that may interfere with WinDVD.
Reinstalling WinDVD Player
If WinDVD Player has been uninstalled and you insert a DVD
that contains a third-party player program, you are prompted to
install that third-party player program.
If you prefer to use WinDVD Player, decline the third-party
player installation, close the installation window, and reinstall
WinDVD Player.
To reinstall WinDVD Player:
1. Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup. (A setup
wizard loads, and a list of applications is displayed.)
2. Select WinDVD, and then follow the instructions on
the screen.
For more information about WinDVD Player, select Help on the
WinDVD Player menu bar.
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Playing a Video CD or DVD
For best playback quality, save and close all files and software
unrelated to playing the DVD or video CD.
If a DVD displays a “Playback of content from this region is not
permitted” error message, stop the DVD, change the region
setting, and then restart the DVD. For information about changing
the region setting, see the “Changing DVD Region Settings”
section, later in this chapter.
To play a DVD or video CD:
1. Insert the DVD or video CD into the optical drive.
2. Assign WinDVD to play the video:
❏ If the Microsoft Windows XP AppPicker window is
displayed, select Play video by using WinDVD.
❏ If the Microsoft Windows XP AppPicker window is not
displayed, select Start > All Programs > InterVideo
WinDVD > InterVideo WinDVD.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
you insert a DVD, a short pause may occur before
✎ After
Autorun opens the DVD and WinDVD Player.
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Changing DVD Region Settings
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CAUTION: The region setting on your optical drive can be changed only
5 times.
■ The region setting you select the fifth time becomes the permanent
region setting on the drive.
■ The number of allowable region changes remaining on the drive is
displayed in the Remaining times until permanent field in
the WinDVD window. The number in the field includes the fifth and
permanent change.
Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region
codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally.
You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region
code on the DVD matches the region setting on your optical
drive.
If the region code on a DVD does not match the region setting
on your drive, a “Playback of content from this region is not
permitted” message is displayed when you insert the DVD. To
play the DVD, you must change the region setting on your
optical drive.
To change the region setting on drive media:
1. Open WinDVD Player by doing one of the following:
❏ Select the WinDVD icon on the taskbar.
❏ Select Start > All Programs > InterVideo WinDVD >
InterVideo WinDVD.
2. Right-click in the WinDVD Player window.
3. Select Setup.
4. Select the Region tab.
5. Select the button for the region.
6. Select OK.
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Creating CDs
Your system comes with a data transfer utility that enables you to
create or copy optical drive media. Before you can create CDs,
you must install this application using the installation CD
provided with your notebook.
drive has DVD+RW capability, DVDs can be
✎ Ifusedyourwithoptical
the CD creation utility to store large amounts of data
on a disc. To build DVDs containing movies, see the “Creating
DVDs Using InterVideo WinDVD Creator” section, later in
this chapter.
When the CD creation utility is installed on your notebook
model, an icon is displayed in Start > All Programs.
For more information concerning the features of the CD creation
utility, or their use, refer to the documentation included with
the utility.
Preparing to Use the CD Creation Utility
Ä■
CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to a CD or DVD:
Before writing to a disc, connect the notebook to a reliable external
power source. Do not write to a disc while the notebook is running
on battery power.
■ Before writing to a disc, close all open applications (including
screen savers and antivirus software) except the CD creation utility.
■ Do not copy directly from a disc to another disc or from a network
drive to a disc. Instead, copy from a disc or network drive to your
hard drive, and then copy from your hard drive to the disc.
■ Do not type on the notebook keyboard or move the notebook while
the notebook is writing to a disc. The write process is sensitive to
vibration.
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Choosing Recording Media
It is recommended that you use high-quality media that
correspond to the maximum speed of the optical drive. The
notebook can write or copy to CDs which provide one-time,
nonerasable recording (CD-R) or to CDs that provide erasable
recording (CD-RW).
to write data to a CD, you must use a blank CD-R disc
✎ Inor order
a CD-RW disc on which the format has not been finalized.
For more information about choosing media for use with the
CD creation utility, refer to the documentation included with
the utility.
Responding to the UDF Prompt
The first time you insert a CD into an optical drive, you may be
prompted to install Universal Disk Format (UDF) Reader.
UDF Reader is preinstalled on select notebook models. If
UDF Reader is installed on your notebook, a CD created with
the Drag-to-Disc application can be used in a compatible optical
drive on a computer without Drag-to-Disc, provided you select
the Make this disc readable on any DVD-ROM drive option
during the eject process.
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Creating DVDs Using InterVideo WinDVD
Creator
InterVideo WinDVD Creator allows you to create, author, and
edit movies and burn them to a DVD. Before you can create
DVDs, you must install this application using the installation CD,
included with select notebooks. This application will not install
successfully unless your notebook is equipped with an optical
drive that has DVD+RW capability.
Preparing to Use InterVideo WinDVD Creator
Ä■
CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to a DVD:
Before writing to a DVD, connect the notebook to a reliable
external power source. Do not write to a DVD while the notebook is
running on battery power.
■ Before writing to a DVD, close all open applications (including
screen savers and antivirus software) except InterVideo WinDVD
Creator.
■ Do not copy directly from a DVD to another DVD or from a network
drive to a DVD. Instead, copy from a DVD or network drive to your
hard drive, and then copy from your hard drive to the DVD.
■ Do not type on the notebook keyboard or move the notebook while
the notebook is writing to a DVD. The write process is sensitive to
vibration.
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Choosing Recording Media
It is recommended that you use high-quality media that
correspond to the maximum speed of the optical drive. The
notebook can write or copy to DVDs that provide one-time,
nonerasable recording (DVD+R) or to DVDs that provide
erasable recording (DVD+RW).
to write data to a DVD, you must use a blank DVD+R
✎ Indiscorder
or a DVD+RW disc on which the format has not been
finalized. For more information about choosing media for use
with WinDVD Creator, select Help on the WinDVD Creator
menu bar.
Creating DVDs
To open InterVideo WinDVD Creator:
»
Select Start > All Programs > InterVideo WinDVD
Creator > InterVideo WinDVD Creator.
For instructions on creating DVDs:
»
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Security
Security Features
solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These
✎ Security
deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled or
stolen.
The security features provided with the notebook can protect the
notebook, personal information, and data from a variety of risks.
Depending on your environment, some security features may be
unnecessary. It is recommended that you follow the procedures in
this chapter for using
■
Antivirus software
■
Windows updates
■
Firewall software
In addition to the Windows operating system security measures,
the following table may help you decide which other security
features to use.
Most of these security features can be configured in the Setup
utility. For more information, refer to “Using the Setup Utility” in
Chapter 9.
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To Protect Against
Use This Security Feature
Unauthorized use of the notebook
■ Quick Lock
■ Power-on password*
Unauthorized access to the Setup
utility (f10)
HP administrator password*
Unauthorized access to the contents
of a hard drive
DriveLock*
Unauthorized startup from a CD or a
diskette
Device Security*
Unauthorized access to data
■ HP administrator password
■ Firewall software
■ Windows updates
Unauthorized access to the
BIOS settings and other system
identification information
HP administrator password*
Unauthorized removal of the notebook
Security cable slot (used with an
optional security cable)
For more information on the
security cable slot, refer to the
“Optional Security Cable” section in
this chapter.
*This security feature is configured in the Setup utility. The Setup utility is a
non-Windows utility accessed by pressing f10 when the notebook is started or
restarted. The procedures for using the Setup utility to set specific security
preferences are provided in this chapter. For information about displaying
system information and using other Setup utilities, refer to “Using the Setup
Utility” in Chapter 9.
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Security Preferences in the
Setup Utility
Most security preferences are set in Setup utility. Because the
Setup utility is a non-Windows utility, it does not support the
pointing devices on your notebook. When using the Setup utility,
you must use the keys on your notebook to navigate and make
selections.
For more details, refer to “Using the Setup Utility” in Chapter 9.
QuickLock
The fn+f6 hotkey initiates the operating system QuickLock
security feature.
QuickLock protects your notebook by displaying the operating
system log-on screen. While the log-on screen is displayed, the
notebook cannot be accessed until a Windows user password or
Windows administrator password is entered.
Before you can use the QuickLock feature, you must set a
Windows user password or Windows administrator password.
For instructions, refer to the Help and Support Center by
selecting Start > Help and Support.
■
To initiate QuickLock, press fn+f6.
■
To exit QuickLock, enter your Windows user password or
Windows administrator password.
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Passwords
Most security features use passwords. Whenever you set a
password, write down the password and store it in a secure
location away from the notebook.
■
If you forget your power-on password and your
HP administrator password, you cannot start up the
notebook or restore from Hibernation. Call Customer Care
or your authorized service partner for additional information.
■
If you forget your HP administrator password, you will not be
able to access the Setup utility.
■
If you forget the DriveLock password the hard drive is
permanently locked and can no longer be used.
For instructions, refer to the “DriveLock” section in this
chapter.
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HP and Windows Passwords
HP security features and Windows operating system security
features work independently from one another. For example,
a device disabled in the Setup utility cannot be enabled in
Windows.
Some password options are provided by your HP software, and
others are provided by your operating system. HP passwords
and Windows passwords are also independent of one another.
The following table lists the different passwords used by HP and
Windows and describes their functions. For additional
information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver
passwords, refer to Start > Help and Support.
HP Passwords
Function
HP administrator password
Protects access to the Setup utility.
Power-on password
Used to access the notebook during startup
and when you restart the notebook.
DriveLock password
Used to access drives protected by
DriveLock at startup.
Windows Passwords
Function
Administrator password*
Protects Windows administrator-level
access to notebook contents.
User password*
Protects access to a Windows user
account.
To protect access to notebook contents
when the notebook is resumed from
Standby, you can set a password prompt to
display. Refer to “Setting a Standby
Password Prompt” in Chapter 3.
*For information about setting a Windows administrator password or a
Windows user password, select Start > Help and Support.
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HP and Windows Password Guidelines
HP and Windows passwords are not interchangeable. You must
use an HP password at an HP password prompt and a Windows
password at a Windows password prompt. For example:
■
If a power-on password is set, the power-on password
(not a Windows password) must be entered when the
notebook starts up or restores from Hibernation.
■
If you set Windows to prompt for a password before
resuming from Standby, a Windows password (not a
power-on password) must be entered to resume from
Standby.
The same word or series of letters or numbers used for an
HP password can be used for another HP password or for a
Windows password, with the following considerations:
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The text of HP passwords can be any combination of up to
8 letters and numbers and is not case sensitive.
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An HP password must be set and entered with the same type
of keys. For example, an HP password set with keyboard
number keys will not be recognized if it is entered with
keypad number keys.
For information about the keypad, refer to “Keypad” in
Chapter 2.
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Although you can use the same text for various passwords,
HP passwords and Windows passwords function independently.
Even if you plan to use the same text for an HP password and a
Windows password, you must set the HP password in the Setup
utility and the Windows password in your operating system.
their names are similar, an HP administrator
✎ Although
password and a Windows administrator password have
different functions. For example, a Windows administrator
password cannot be used to access the Setup utility, and an
HP administrator password cannot provide administrator-level
access to your notebook contents. You can, however, use the
same text for both passwords.
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HP Administrator Password
The HP administrator password protects the configuration
settings and system identification information in the Setup utility.
After this password is set, it must be entered to access the Setup
utility.
The HP administrator password
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Is not interchangeable with a Windows administrator
password, although both can use the same word or series
of letters, or numbers.
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Does not display as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
■
Must be set and entered with the same type keys. For
example, an HP administrator password set with keyboard
number keys will not be recognized if you enter it with
embedded numeric keypad number keys.
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Can include any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers
and is not case sensitive.
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Setting HP Administrator Passwords
An HP administrator password is set, changed, or deleted in the
Setup utility.
To manage the password:
1. Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook
through the operating system.
2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay).
3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Administrator
Password, and then press enter.
❏ To set an HP administrator password, type your password
in the Enter New Password and Confirm New
Password fields, and then press enter.
❏ To change an HP administrator password, type your
current password in the Enter Current Password field,
type the new password in the Enter New Password and
Confirm New Password fields, and then press enter.
❏ To delete an HP administrator password, type your
current password in the Enter Password field, press enter
3 times, and then press f10.
5. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are set when you exit the Setup utility and take
effect when the notebook restarts.
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Entering HP Administrator Passwords
At the Enter SETUP Password prompt, type your HP
administrator password with the same keys you used to set the
password, and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to
enter the HP administrator password, you must restart the
notebook and try again.
Power-On Passwords
A power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the notebook.
After this password is set, it must be entered each time the
notebook is turned on or restarted. A power-on password
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Does not display as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
■
Must be set and entered with the same type keys. For
example, a power-on password set with keyboard number
keys will not be recognized if you enter it with embedded
numeric keypad number keys.
■
Can include any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers
and is not case sensitive.
Setting Power-On Passwords
A power-on password is set, changed, or deleted in the Setup
utility.
To manage the password:
1. Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook
through the operating system.
2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay).
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3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Power-On
password, and then press enter.
❏ To set a power-on password, type the password in the
Enter New Password and Confirm New Password
fields, and then press enter.
❏ To change a power-on password, type the current
password in the Enter Current Password field, type the
new password in the Enter New Password and Confirm
New Password fields, and then press enter.
❏ To delete a power-on password, type the current password
in the Enter Current Password field, press enter 3 times,
and then press f10.
5. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are set when you exit the Setup utility and take
effect when the notebook restarts.
Entering Power-On Passwords
At the power-on password prompt, type your password, and then
press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password,
you must restart the notebook and try again.
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DriveLock
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CAUTION: If you forget the DriveLock password, the hard drive is
permanently locked and can no longer be used.
DriveLock prevents unauthorized access to the contents of a hard
drive. After DriveLock protection is applied to a drive, a
password must be entered to access the drive. The drive must be
inserted into the notebook, not into an optional docking device
(select models only) or external MultiBay, in order for it to be
accessed by the DriveLock passwords.
DriveLock requires a password defined in the Setup utility:
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A hard drive protected by DriveLock can only be accessed
with the DriveLock password.
■
You can delete a DriveLock password by removing
DriveLock protection from the drive.
■
The owner of the DriveLock password should be the system
administrator or day-to-day user of the protected hard drive.
you start the notebook from a hard drive protected with
✎ When
DriveLock, and your power-on password and DriveLock
password are identical, you will be prompted to enter only a
power-on password instead of both a power-on password and
a DriveLock password.
Setting DriveLock Passwords
To access the DriveLock settings in the Setup utility:
1. Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook
through the operating system.
2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay).
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3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock
Password, and then press enter.
5. Read the warning, and then press enter.
6. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field,
and then press enter.
7. Type the new password in the Confirm New Password field,
and then press enter.
8. To confirm DriveLock protection on the drive you have
selected, type DriveLock in the confirmation field, and then
press f10.
9. Press enter to continue.
10. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are in effect when the notebook restarts.
Entering DriveLock Passwords
Each time you restart the notebook, you are prompted to enter the
DriveLock password.
To enter the DriveLock password:
»
Type the DriveLock password in the Enter DriveLock
Password field, and then press enter.
3 incorrect attempts to enter the password, you must
✎ After
restart the notebook and try again.
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Changing DriveLock Passwords
To access the DriveLock settings in the Setup utility:
1. Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook
through the operating system.
2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay).
3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock
Password, and then press enter.
5. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password
field, and then press enter.
6. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field,
and then press enter.
7. Type the new password in the Confirm New Password field,
and then press enter.
8. When the Setup Notice is displayed, press enter to save your
changes.
9. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are in effect when the notebook restarts.
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Removing DriveLock Protection
To access the DriveLock settings in the Setup utility:
1. Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook
through the operating system.
2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay).
3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock
Password, and then press enter.
5. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password
field, and then press enter 3 times. (Pressing enter at each of
the remaining password fields indicates that you are
removing, not changing, the password.)
6. When the Setup Notice is displayed, press enter to save your
changes.
7. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are in effect when the notebook restarts.
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Device Security
From the Setup utility Device Security menu, you can disable the
ability of the notebook to start from a CD or a diskette drive.
To disable or reenable notebook capabilities in the Setup utility:
1. Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook
through the operating system.
2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay).
3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Select Security > Device Security, and then enter your
preferences.
5. Use the arrow keys to select an item. Then:
❏ To disable an item, press f5 or f6 to toggle the field for the
item to Disable, and then press enter.
❏ To reenble an item, press f5 or f6 to toggle the field for the
item to Enable, and then press enter.
6. When a confirmation prompt with your preference selected is
displayed, press enter to save your preference.
7. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are set when you exit the Setup utility and take
effect when the notebook restarts.
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Antivirus Software
When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet
access, you expose the notebook to computer viruses. Computer
viruses can disable your operating system, applications, or
utilities or cause them to function abnormally.
Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in
most cases, repair damage they have caused. To provide
protection against newly discovered viruses, antivirus software
must be updated.
Norton AntiVirus is preinstalled on the notebook. For
information about using and updating the Norton AntiVirus
software:
»
Select Start > All Programs > Norton AntiVirus >Help
and Support.
For more information about computer viruses:
1. Select Start > Help and Support.
2. Type viruses into the Search field.
3. Press enter.
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Critical Security Updates for
Windows XP
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CAUTION: Because new computer viruses are being detected all the
time, it is recommended that you install all critical updates as soon as
you receive an alert from Microsoft. You should also run Windows
Update on a monthly basis to install the latest recommended updates
from Microsoft.
A Critical Security Updates for Windows XP disc may have been
included with your notebook to provide additional updates
delivered after the computer was configured. Throughout the life
of the computer, Microsoft will continue to update the operating
system and make these updates available on their Web site.
To update your system using the Critical Security Updates for
Windows XP disc:
1. Insert the disc into the drive. (The disc automatically runs the
installation application.)
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install all updates. (This
may take a few minutes.)
3. Remove the disc.
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Firewall Software
When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet
access, it is possible for unauthorized persons to obtain
information about you, your notebook, and your data. Firewalls
monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on your computer by
including features such as logging and reporting, automatic
alarms, and user interfaces for configuring the firewall. To
protect your privacy, it is recommended that you use firewall
software.
Your notebook comes with preinstalled firewall software. Refer
to the online Help in the firewall software application for
additional information.
some circumstances a firewall can block access to Internet
✎ Under
games, interfere with printer or file sharing on a network, or
block authorized e-mail attachments. To temporarily solve the
problem, disable the firewall, perform the task that is interfering
with the firewall, and then reenable the firewall. To permanently
resolve the problem, reconfigure the firewall.
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Optional Security Cable
solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These
✎ Security
deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled or
stolen.
To install a security cable:
1. Loop the security cable around a secured object.
2. Insert the security cable lock into the security cable slot.
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3. Turn the key counter-clockwise 1, remove the key 2, and
keep it in a safe location.
To remove the security cable, reverse the procedure above.
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External Devices
The jacks, ports, and connectors described in this guide support
standard external devices.
■
For information about which jack, port, or connector to use,
refer to the documentation included with the device.
■
For information about installing or loading any software,
such as drivers, required by the device, refer to the
documentation included with the device.
To connect a standard external device to the notebook:
1. If you are connecting a powered device, turn off the device.
2. Connect the device to the connector on the notebook.
3. If you are connecting a powered device, plug the device
power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.
4. Turn on the device.
To disconnect a standard external device from the notebook, turn
off the device, and then disconnect the device from the notebook.
notebook does not recognize the device, restart
✎ Iftheyour
notebook.
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Connecting a Monitor or Projector
To connect an external monitor or projector to the notebook,
connect the monitor cable to the external monitor port on the back
of the notebook.
a properly connected external monitor or projector does not
✎ Ifdisplay
an image, try pressing the fn+f4 hotkey to switch the
image to the monitor.
Connecting a USB Device
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a hardware interface that can be
used to connect external devices such as a USB keyboard,
mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub to the notebook or optional
HP expansion product.
A hub is a connecting device that can be either powered or
unpowered. USB hubs can be connected to a USB port on the
notebook and to other USB devices. Hubs can support several
USB devices.
■
Powered hubs must be connected to external power.
■
Unpowered hubs must be connected either to a USB port on
the notebook or to a port on a powered hub.
The USB ports on the notebook support USB 2.0 and earlier
devices.
Some USB devices may require additional support software,
which is usually included with the device. For more information
and software installation instructions, refer to the documentation
included with the device.
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Using a USB Device
To use a USB device, plug the device into one of the 4 USB ports
on your notebook.
Legacy USB 1.1 support is enabled by default. This supports a
USB keyboard or hub connected to a USB port on the notebook
during startup (before Windows loads) or in a non-Windows
application or utility.
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Connecting a 1394 Device
IEEE 1394 is a hardware interface that can be used to connect a
high-speed multimedia or data storage device to the notebook.
Scanners, digital cameras, and digital camcorders often require
a 1394 connection.
You may need to load device-specific drivers and other software
before using some 1394 devices. For information about
device-specific software, refer to the device documentation or
to the Web site of the device manufacturer or provider.
The notebook 1394 port, illustrated below, supports IEEE 1394a
devices.
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Using a PC Card
A PC Card is a credit card–sized accessory designed to
conform to the standard specifications of the Personal
Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA).
The notebook PC Card slot supports both 32-bit (CardBus) and
16-bit PC Cards.
PC Cards can be used to add modem, sound, storage, wireless
communication, or digital camera functions to the notebook.
Selecting a PC Card
A Type I or Type II PC Card can be used. Type III PC Cards and
Zoom Video PC Cards are not supported.
Configuring a PC Card
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CAUTION: If you install all of the software or any of the enablers
provided by a PC Card manufacturer, you may not be able to use other
PC Cards. If you are instructed by the documentation included with your
PC Card to install device drivers:
■ Install only the device drivers for your operating system.
■ Do not install other software, such as card services, socket services,
or enablers, that may also be supplied by the
PC Card manufacturer.
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Inserting a PC Card
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the PC Card connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting a PC Card into a PC Card slot.
■ Do not move or transport the notebook while a PC Card is inserted.
1. Press the PC Card eject button 1 to extend the button, and
then press the button again to release the PC Card slot cover.
2. Remove the PC Card slot cover 2.
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3. Hold the PC Card label-side up with the connectors facing
the notebook.
4. Gently slide the card into the slot until the card is seated.
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Stopping and Removing a PC Card
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the
PC Card before removing it.
✎ Stopping a PC Card, even if it is not in use, conserves power.
1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are
supported by the PC Card.
2. To stop a PC Card, select the Safely Remove Hardware icon
on the taskbar, and then select the PC Card. (To display the
Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar, click the arrow
icon for Show Hidden Icons.)
3. To release the PC Card, press the PC Card eject button 1 to
extend the button, and then press the button again to release
the PC Card.
4. Gently pull out the PC Card 2.
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Using an ExpressCard
The ExpressCard is a next-generation PC Card with higher
performance and scalability and is designed to conform to the
standard specifications of the PCMCIA.
To support a broad range of applications, ExpressCards come in
2 sizes: ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54. The ExpressCard
slot on your notebook supports either size.
Component
Description
1
ExpressCard/34
2
ExpressCard/54
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Configuring an ExpressCard
CAUTION: If you install all of the software or any of the enablers
provided by an ExpressCard manufacturer, you may not be able to use
other ExpressCards. If you are instructed by the documentation included
with your ExpressCard to install device drivers:
■ Install only the device drivers for your operating system.
■ Do not install other software, such as card services, socket services,
or enablers, that may also be supplied by the ExpressCard
manufacturer.
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Inserting an ExpressCard
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the ExpressCard connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting an ExpressCard into the
ExpressCard slot.
■ Do not move or transport the notebook while an ExpressCard is
inserted.
1. Firmly press and quickly release the ExpressCard cover to
eject it 1.
2. Slide the ExpressCard cover out of the slot 2.
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3. Hold the ExpressCard label-side up with the connectors
facing the notebook.
4. Gently slide the card into the slot until the card is seated.
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Removing an ExpressCard
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the
ExpressCard before removing it.
an ExpressCard, even if it is not in use, conserves
✎ Stopping
power.
1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are
supported by the ExpressCard.
2. To stop an ExpressCard, select the Safely Remove
Hardware icon on the taskbar, and then select the
ExpressCard. (To display the Safely Remove Hardware icon
on the taskbar, click the arrow icon for Show Hidden Icons.)
3. Firmly press and quickly release the ExpressCard to
eject it 1.
4. Slide the ExpressCard out of the slot 2.
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Using Digital Cards
The Digital Media Slot supports the following digital card
formats:
■
Secure Digital (SD)
■
Secure Digital Input/Output (SD I/O)
■
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
■
Memory Stick (MS)
■
Memory Stick Pro (MS/P)
■
SmartMedia (SM)
■
xD-Picture Card (XD)
Digital card formats consist of flash memory cards that provide
secure data storage and convenient data sharing and SD I/O cards
that provide extended input/output functions, such as wireless
LAN and digital TV Tuner devices. These cards are often used
with digital media-equipped cameras and PDAs as well as other
notebooks.
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Using the Digital Media Slot Light
The Digital Media Slot light is turned on when an inserted digital
card is being accessed. The Digital Media Slot light is turned off
when inserted digital card is inactive or when the Digital Media
Slot is empty.
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Inserting Digital Cards
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the digital card connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting a digital card into a Digital
Media Slot.
■ Do not move or transport the notebook while digital cards are
inserted.
1. Hold the card label-side up with the connectors facing
the notebook.
2. Gently slide the card into the Digital Media Slot until the card
is seated. (The card will extend slightly beyond the edge of
the notebook.)
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Removing Digital Cards
To remove a digital card:
1. Complete all activities that are supported by the card (such as
a data transfer) and close all applications.
2. To stop a digital card, select the Safely Remove Hardware
icon on the taskbar, and then select the digital card. (To
display the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar,
click the arrow icon for Show Hidden Icons.)
3. Pull the card out of the slot.
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Disabling or Restarting Digital Cards
An inserted digital card uses power even when the card is not
in use. Disabling the card conserves power.
To disable an inserted digital card:
1. Select the My Computer icon on the Windows Desktop.
2. Right-click the drive assigned to the card.
3. Select Eject. The card is stopped but is not released from the
Digital Media Slot.
To restart the card, remove and then reinsert it. For instructions,
see the “Inserting Digital Cards” and “Removing Digital Cards”
sections, earlier in this chapter.
Increasing Memory
You can increase the amount of RAM (random access memory)
in the notebook with an approved optional memory module.
Each notebook memory slot supports one 256-MB, 512-MB,
1024-MB, or 2048-MB DDR2 SODIMM memory module.
Some notebook models are shipped with one of the two memory
slots vacant. On other models the memory slot may contain a
preinstalled memory module that can be replaced at any time.
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Displaying Memory Information
When RAM is increased, the operating system increases the hard
drive space reserved for the hibernation file.
If you experience problems with Hibernation after increasing
RAM, verify that your hard drive has enough free space for the
larger hibernation file.
■
To display the amount of RAM in the system:
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > System > General tab.
■
To display the amount of free space on your hard drive:
a. Select My Computer.
b. Right-click the hard drive.
c. Select Properties.
■
To display the amount of space required by the
hibernation file:
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
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Removing or Inserting a Memory Module
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WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock, access only the
memory compartment during this procedure. The memory compartment
and the battery and hard drive bays are the only user-accessible internal
compartments on the notebook. All other areas that require a tool to
access should be opened only by a service partner.
Å
WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock and damage to
the notebook, shut down the notebook, unplug the power cord, and
remove the battery pack before installing a memory module.
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to electronic components: before
beginning this procedure, discharge yourself of static electricity by
touching a grounded metal object. For more information about
preventing electrostatic damage, refer to the “Electrostatic Discharge”
section of the Regulatory and Safety Notices guide, on the Notebook
Documentation CD.
1. Save your work and shut down the notebook. If you are
unsure whether the notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on and then shut it down through the operating
system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the notebook.
3. Disconnect the power cord.
4. Turn the notebook upside down.
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5. Remove the battery pack, if inserted. For instructions, refer to
“Replacing a Battery Pack” in Chapter 3.
6. Remove the memory compartment screw 1.
7. Lift and remove the memory compartment cover 2.
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8. Remove or insert the memory module.
To remove a memory module:
a. Pull away the retention clips on each side of the
module 1. (The module tilts upward.)
b. Grasp the edges of the module and gently pull the module
out of the memory slot 2.
c. To protect a memory module after removal, place it in an
electrostatic-safe container.
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To insert a memory module:
a. Align the keyed (notched) edge of the module with the
keyed area in the memory slot 1.
b. With the module at a 45-degree angle from the surface
of the memory compartment, press the module into the
memory slot until it is seated 2.
c. Press the module down until the retention clips snap
into place 3.
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9. Align and lower the memory compartment cover onto the
notebook 1.
10. Reinsert and tighten the memory compartment screw 2.
11. Replace the battery pack if you removed a battery pack at the
beginning of this procedure, reconnect external power, and
then restart the notebook.
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Drives
About Drives
Drives enable you to store and access data. Hard drives and
optical drives vary by model.
■
Hard drives are for the storage of data files and of software
such as system files, applications, and drivers. A hard drive is
sometimes called a hard disk drive. For more information, see
the “Hard Drive” section, later in this chapter.
■
Optical drives, such as a DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive,
support DVDs and/or CDs. DVDs and CDs, often called
discs, are used to store or transport data and to play music and
movies. DVDs have a higher capacity than CDs.
The notebook can read or write to optical drives as described
in the following table.
Optical Drive
Read CD and
DVD-ROM
Write to
CD-RW
Write to
DVD±RW/R
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive*
Yes
Yes
No
DVD±RW/R and CD-RW
Combo Drive
Yes
Yes
Yes
*Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your notebook. Not
all supported optical drives may be listed.
For more information, see the “Optical Drive” section, later
in this chapter.
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All models have a digital drive bay that can be used with an
optional HP USB Digital Drive. For more information, see the
“HP USB Digital Drive (Select Models Only)” section, later in
this chapter.
An optional external drive can be added to the system by
connecting it to one of the USB (Universal Serial Bus) or
1394 ports on the notebook.
Additional data storage can be added with digital cards including
SD Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards, Smart Media, xD-Picture
Card, Memory Sticks, and Memory Stick Pro. For more
information, refer to “Using Digital Cards,” in Chapter 6.
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Caring for Drives
Drives are fragile notebook components that must be handled
with care. The following cautions apply to all drives. Additional
cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply.
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CAUTION: To prevent loss or damage to the notebook or a drive:
Handle a drive carefully. Do not drop it.
■ When inserting a drive, use only enough pressure to seat the drive.
Excessive force can damage drive connectors.
■ Do not spray a drive with a cleaner or other liquid or expose it to
temperature extremes.
■ Do not remove the primary hard drive (the hard drive in the hard
drive bay) except for repair or replacement.
■ Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic components. To
prevent electrostatic damage to the notebook or a drive:
❏ Discharge yourself from static electricity before handling a drive
■
■
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by touching a grounded metal object, and
❏ Avoid touching the connectors on a drive. For more
information about preventing electrostatic damage, refer to
the Regulatory and Safety Notices on the Notebook
Documentation CD.
Avoid exposing a hard drive to devices with magnetic fields.
Security devices with magnetic fields include airport walk-through
devices and security wands. The airport security devices that check
carry-on luggage, usually while it is placed on a conveyor belt, use
x-rays instead of magnetism and will not damage a hard drive.
If you mail a drive, ship it in packaging that protects it from shock,
vibration, temperature, and high humidity. Label the package
“FRAGILE.”
CAUTION: To prevent damage to drive media, clean a CD or DVD
only with a disc cleaning kit, available from most electronics retailers.
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Hard Drive
This section discusses the primary hard drive of the notebook.
Identifying the IDE Light
The IDE light is turned on when the internal hard drive or optical
drive is being accessed.
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Replacing the Internal Hard Drive
The hard drive in the hard drive bay is the internal hard drive.
Remove the internal hard drive only for repair or replacement.
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CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system and loss of work, do not
begin this procedure until you have
■ Saved your work, closed all open applications, and shut down
the notebook.
■ Disconnected the notebook from external power and removed the
battery pack.
1. Save your work and close all open applications.
2. Back up the data on your hard drive if desired. For back up
information and instructions, select Start > Help and
Support.
3. Shut down the notebook. If you are unsure whether the
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on and
then shut it down through the operating system.
4. Close the notebook display.
5. Disconnect the notebook from external power.
6. Turn the notebook upside down.
7. Remove the battery pack.
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8. Remove the 4 hard drive retaining screws from the hard
drive bay 1.
9. Remove the hard drive cover 2.
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10. Using the handle, unseat the hard drive by sliding the hard
drive towards the edge of the notebook 1, and then remove it
from the hard drive bay 2.
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11. To install a hard drive, lower the hard drive into the hard
drive bay 1, and then slide the hard drive away from the
notebook edge until it is fully seated 2.
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12. Lower the hard drive cover onto the hard drive bay 1.
13. If you have installed a hard drive, reinsert the 4 hard drive
retaining screws 2.
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Optical Drive
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CAUTION: To avoid playback distortion or damage to optical media,
stop the CD or DVD and exit media software before inserting or
removing an optical drive.
Inserting an Optical Disc
1. Turn on the notebook.
2. Press the release button 1 on the drive bezel to release
the media tray, and then pull the tray outward until it is
fully extended 2.
3. Position a CD or one-sided DVD over the tray, label side up.
4. Gently press the center of the disc onto the tray spindle 3
until the disc snaps into place. Handle the disc by the edges,
not the flat surfaces. (If the media tray is not fully extended,
tilt the disc to position it over the tray spindle, and then press
it down into position.)
5. Close the media tray 4.
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Removing an Optical Disc (With Power)
1. Turn on the notebook.
2. Press the release button 1 on the drive bezel to release
the media tray, and then pull the tray outward until it is
fully extended 2.
3. Remove the disc from the tray by gently pressing down on
the spindle while pulling up on the outer edges of the disc 3.
Handle the disc by the edges, not the flat surfaces. (If the
media tray is not fully extended, tilt the disc as you
remove it.)
4. Close the media tray.
5. Place the disc in a protective case.
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Removing an Optical Disc (Without Power)
If the notebook is turned off or if no power is available, the
release button on the optical drive will not work. To remove a
disc from an optical drive without using the release button:
1. Insert a small object like the end of a paper clip into the
release access 1 in the front bezel of the drive.
2. Press gently on the paper clip until the media tray is released,
and then pull the tray out until it is fully extended 2.
3. Remove the disc from the tray by gently pressing down on
the spindle while pulling up on the outer edges of the disc 3.
Handle the disc by the edges, not the flat surfaces. (If the
media tray is not fully extended, tilt the disc as you
remove it.)
4. Place the disc in a protective case.
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Playing an Optical Disc
You can play a CD or a DVD in your optical drive.
The information in this section applies to most optical drives and
most disc software. For information about specific disc software,
including Windows Media Player, WinDVD, and the CD creation
utility included with your notebook, refer to “Using Multimedia
Software,” in Chapter 4.
Displaying Optical Disc Contents
When you insert a CD or DVD into the system, the notebook can
play the disc, display its contents, take no action, or display a
response prompt on the screen. You can choose how the
notebook responds to the insertion of a disc by using the
operating system AutoPlay feature.
When AutoPlay is enabled, in most cases your notebook responds
to the following procedures as described:
■
To prevent an audio CD from opening when AutoPlay is
enabled on the drive containing it, press the shift key as you
insert the CD.
■
To display the contents of a disc when the contents are not
displayed by AutoPlay:
1. Insert the disc into the drive.
2. Select Start > Run, and then type:
x: (where x is the designation of the drive containing
the disc.)
3. Press enter.
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Protecting Playback
Ä
CAUTION: Inserting or removing any device while running any
multimedia application may pause or stop the play.
Ä
CAUTION: Do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while using drive
media. Doing so may result in video and audio degradation and loss of
audio and video playback functionality.
If Standby or Hibernation is accidentally initiated during
playback:
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You may see the warning message “Putting the computer into
Hibernation or Standby may stop the playback. Do you want
to continue?” Select No. (Audio and video may resume or
you may need to restart the disc.)
■
If Standby or Hibernation are initiated and no warning
message is displayed, restore from Hibernation or Standby,
and then restart the disc.
❏ Restore from Hibernation by briefly pressing the
power/standby button.
❏ Resume from Standby by briefly pressing the
power/standby button, using the TouchPad, or pressing
any key on the keyboard.
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Observing the Copyright Warning
It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make
unauthorized copies of copyright-protected material, including
computer programs, films, broadcasts, and sound recordings.
This notebook should not be used for such purposes.
Boot Order
By default, the notebook starts up from the internal hard drive.
You can set the notebook to start up from any bootable CD or
DVD in the optical drive. A bootable CD or DVD contains files
needed by the notebook to start up and operate properly. You can
also boot from a diskette drive or flash device connected to a
USB port on your notebook.
Set startup preferences in the Setup utility. The Setup utility is not
a Windows utility and does not support the TouchPad. For
information about using the Setup utility, refer to “Using the
Setup Utility,” in Chapter 9.
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HP USB Digital Drive
(Select Models Only)
HP USB Digital Drives are pocket-sized SD (Secure Digital)
memory drives for storing and transferring files such as digital
pictures, music, video, or data files. A digital drive can be
connected to the digital drive bay or to the USB port with the
USB digital drive cable either retracted or extended.
An SD Memory Card must be inserted into a digital drive
before you can use it with your notebook. Depending on your
notebook model, you may or may not have an SD Memory Card.
You can purchase an SD Memory Card from a computer or
electronics retailer.
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Installing an Optional SD Memory Card
To install an optional SD Memory Card into the optional HP USB
Digital Drive:
1. Remove the cap from the digital drive.
2. Insert the SD Memory Card into the SD slot of the digital
drive.
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Inserting an Optional Digital Drive into the
Digital Drive Bay
To insert the optional digital drive into the digital drive bay:
1. Ensure that you have installed an SD Memory Card into the
digital drive.
2. Gently insert the digital drive, label side up, into the digital
drive bay.
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Removing an Optional Digital Drive from
the Digital Drive Bay
To remove the optional digital drive from the digital drive bay:
1. Press the digital drive release button to extend the button, and
then press the button again to eject the digital drive 1.
2. Remove the digital drive from the digital drive bay 2.
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Connecting a Digital Drive to a USB Port
The optional digital drive can be connected to a USB port on your
notebook with the USB cable either retracted or extended.
To connect the digital drive to a USB port with the
cable retracted:
1. Ensure that you have installed an SD Memory Card into the
digital drive.
2. Insert the USB connector on the digital drive into a USB port
on your notebook.
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To connect the digital drive with the USB cable extended:
1. Rotate the USB cable until it is fully extended.
2. Insert the USB connector on the digital drive into a USB port
on your notebook.
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Communications
Modem
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CAUTION: Your built-in modem may not work with multiple phone
lines or a private branch exchange (PBX), cannot be connected to a
coin-operated telephone, and does not work with party lines. Some of
these connections may result in excess electrical voltage and could
cause a malfunction in the internal modem. Check your telephone line
type prior to connecting your phone line.
All notebook models include an RJ-11 (modem) jack and a
preinstalled high-speed 56K modem. A modem cable with
RJ-11 connectors at each end is included.
If you purchased a notebook with an internal modem in a country
where RJ-11 telephone jacks are not standard, a country-specific
modem adapter is included with the notebook.
For best performance, connect to any Internet service provider
(ISP) or modem network that has high-speed Internet access.
The maximum speed for faxing is 14.4 Kbps, even though the
modem is capable of downloading at higher speeds.
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Connecting the Modem
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the
equipment, do not plug a telephone cable into the RJ-45 (network) jack.
Å
WARNING: Connecting the notebook to a digital line can
permanently damage the modem. Immediately disconnect your modem
cable if accidentally connected to a digital line.
Ä
CAUTION: Jacks for digital PBX systems may resemble RJ-11 telephone
jacks, but are not compatible with the modem.
A modem must be connected to an analog telephone line.
For more information on connecting and configuring your
modem, refer to the Modem and Networking guide on the
Notebook Documentation CD.
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Network
All notebook models are shipped with an RJ-45 (network) jack.
A network cable is not included.
The notebook can be connected to a network whether or not the
internal modem is connected to a telephone line.
If your notebook is connected to a network, you may want to
confer with your network administrator before changing network
settings.
The notebook supports network speeds up to 10 Mbps when
connected to a 10BASE-T network, 100 Mbps when connected to
a 100BASE-TX network, and 1000 Mbps when connected to a
1000BASE-TX network.
Connecting a Network Cable
For information on connecting a network cable (not included),
refer to the Modem and Networking guide on the Notebook
Documentation CD.
Turning a Network Connection Off and On
To conserve power, turn off a network connection you are
not using.
■
To turn off a network connection, log off the network, and
then disconnect the network cable.
■
To turn on a network connection, connect the network cable,
and then log on to the network.
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Accessing the Network at Startup
To connect the notebook to a PXE (Preboot eXecution
Environment) server during startup, you must enable the internal
NIC for startup, and then respond to the Network Service Boot
prompt each time you want to connect to the server.
■
To enable the NIC for startup and set the notebook to display
the Network Service Boot prompt each time the notebook is
started or restarted, set your preferences in the Setup utility.
For more information about using the Setup utility, refer to
“Using the Setup Utility,” in Chapter 9.
Setup utility is not a Windows utility and does not
✎ The
support the TouchPad.
■
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To respond to the Network Service Boot prompt, press f12
while the prompt “F12 = Boot from LAN” is displayed very
briefly in the lower-left corner of the screen before
Windows loads.
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Wireless Function (Select Models Only)
If your notebook is equipped with an integrated wireless device
such as 802.11 or Bluetooth wireless devices, you have a wireless
notebook.
■
An 802.11 wireless notebook can connect to wireless
networks in corporate offices, your home, and public places.
Wireless networks include wireless local area networks
(WLANs) or “hotspots.” Hotspots are wireless access points
available in public places, such as airports, restaurants, coffee
shops, hotels, and universities.
■
A Bluetooth wireless notebook can connect to other
Bluetooth wireless-enabled devices using a wireless personal
area network (PAN).
The internal wireless antennae on your notebook are shown in the
following illustration.
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WARNING: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
The radiated output power of this device is below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the device should be used in
such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal
operation is minimized. To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC
radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the antenna should
not be less than 20 cm (8 inches) during normal operation, including
when the notebook display is closed.
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Your notebook has a button that may be used to enable and
disable the 802.11 and Bluetooth® wireless devices and an
associated light to indicate the state of the wireless devices. The
following illustration shows the wireless button and light.
wireless function, enabled by default, can be disabled in
✎ The
the Setup utility. Disabling wireless in the Setup utility will
prevent the wireless button from turning on wireless devices.
For more information, refer to “Using the Setup Utility” in
Chapter 9.
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Wireless Local Area Network
With the 802.11 wireless device, you can access a wireless local
area network (WLAN), which is composed of other computers
and accessories linked by a wireless router or a wireless access
point.
■
A large scale WLAN, such as a corporate WLAN or public
WLAN hotspot, typically use wireless access points, that can
handle a large number of computers and accessories and
can separate critical network functions.
■
A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless
router, which enables several wireless and wired computers to
share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without
additional pieces of hardware or software. Wireless access
point and wireless router are often used interchangeably.
Notebooks with 802.11 WLAN devices may support one or more
of 3 IEEE physical layer standards:
■
802.11a
■
802.11b
■
802.11g
There are 3 popular implementations of WLAN adapters:
■
802.11b only
■
802.11b/g
■
802.11a/b/g
802.11b, the first popular WLAN standard, supports data rates of
up to 11 Mbps and operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 802.11g,
which came later, also operates at 2.4 GHz but supports data rates
of up to 54 Mbps. An 802.11g WLAN device is backward
compatible with 802.11b devices, so they can operate on the same
network. 802.11a supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps but
operates at a frequency of 5 GHz. 802.11a is not compatible with
802.11b and 802.11g. For information on identifying the type of
device in your notebook, refer to the “Identifying a WLAN
Device,” later in this chapter.
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Setting Up a WLAN in Your Home
To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet in your home, you
need the following equipment. The illustration below shows an
example of a completed wireless network installation that is
connected to the Internet. This wireless network includes
■
An optional broadband modem (either DSL or cable) and
high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet
service provider (ISP) 1.
■
An optional wireless router (purchased separately) 2.
■
Your wireless notebook 3.
As this network grows, additional wireless and wired computers
can be connected to the network to access the Internet.
need technical assistance to install your WLAN, contact
✎ Iftheyourouter
manufacturer or your ISP.
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Using a WLAN Connection
To use a WLAN connection:
■
Verify that all drivers required by the 802.11 wireless device
are installed and that the 802.11 wireless device is correctly
configured.
you are using an integrated 802.11 wireless device, all required
✎ Ifdrivers
are installed and the adapter is preconfigured and ready
for use.
■
If you are using an integrated 802.11 wireless device, verify
that the 802.11 wireless device is turned on. When the 802.11
wireless device is turned on, the wireless light is turned on.
If the wireless light is off, turn on the 802.11 wireless device.
Refer to “Device Power States,” later in this chapter.
■
For your home WLAN, verify that your router is correctly
configured. For instructions, refer to your router
documentation.
range for subsequent WLAN connections vary,
✎ Functional
depending on your notebook WLAN implementation, router
manufacturer, and interference from varying types of walls and
other electronic devices.
For more information about using a WLAN connection:
■
Refer to information from your ISP and the documentation
included with your wireless router and other WLAN
equipment.
■
Access the information and Web site links provided at
Start > Help and Support.
■
Refer to the documentation included with your notebook. The
Troubleshooting guide on the Notebook Documentation CD
contains a section about wireless LAN device problems and
resolutions.
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Using Wireless Security Features
When you set up your own WLAN or access an existing WLAN,
always ensure that security features are protecting the WLAN. If
you do not enable security on your WLAN, an unauthorized
wireless user can access your notebook data and use your Internet
connection without your knowledge.
The most common security levels are Wi-Fi Protected Access
(WPA)-Personal and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). In
addition to enabling WPA-Personal or WEP security encryption
on the router, you may want to use one or more of the following
security measures:
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Change the default network name (SSID) and password.
■
Use a firewall.
■
Set security on your Web browser.
■
Enable MAC address filtering on the router.
For more information about WLAN security, refer to the HP Web
site at http://www.hp.com/go/wireless for details.
Installing Wireless Software (Optional)
Microsoft Windows XP supports WLAN configuration with the
Zero Client Configuration feature. HP provides a separate WLAN
configuration utility that must be installed if you plan to use
Cisco Compatible Extensions. Cisco Compatible Extensions
enable wireless devices to use Cicso-based WLANs.
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Identifying a WLAN Device
To install HP WLAN software for an integrated 802.11 wireless
device, you need to know the name of the integrated 802.11
wireless device on your notebook. To identify an integrated
802.11 wireless device:
1. Display the names of all the 802.11 wireless devices on your
notebook:
a. Select Start > My Computer.
b. Right-click in the My Computer window.
c. Select Properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager >
Network Adapters.
2. Identify the 802.11 wireless device from the list that is
displayed:
❏ The listing for an 802.11 wireless device includes the term
wireless LAN, WLAN, or 802.11.
❏ If no 802.11 wireless device is listed, either your notebook
does not have an integrated 802.11 wireless device, or the
driver for the 802.11 wireless device is not properly
installed.
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Accessing WLAN Software and
Documentation
Your WLAN software is preloaded on your notebook and is
available in the Software Setup utility.
To install the WLAN software:
»
Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup, and then
follow the instructions on the screen. (When you are
prompted to select the software you want to install, select or
clear the corresponding check boxes.)
The WLAN software is also available as a SoftPaq at the HP Web
site. To access, download, and install the SoftPaq, use either of
the following procedures:
■
Select Start > Help and Support.
– or –
■
Visit the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support:
a. Choose your language and region.
b. Select the Download Drivers and Software radio button
c. Enter your computer model information, and then follow
the instructions provided at the Web site.
software is provided in the Network category. To access
✎ WLAN
model information about your computer, refer to the serial
number label. The serial number label is on the bottom of the
notebook.
To access documentation for your WLAN software:
1. Install the WLAN software as instructed earlier in this
chapter.
2. Open the utility.
3. Select Help on the menu bar.
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Troubleshooting Devices
For more troubleshooting information, visit the HP Web site
(http://www.hp.com/go/wireless) or refer to the documentation
included with your notebook.
Bluetooth (Select Models Only)
The Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless
communications that replace the physical cable connections that
traditionally link electronic devices such as
■
Network access points.
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Computers (desktop, notebook, PDA).
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Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone).
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Imaging devices (printer, camera).
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Audio devices (headset, speakers).
The devices are represented in the Bluetooth for Windows
software by graphical icons that resemble their physical features,
which makes them easily recognizable and distinguishes them
from other classes of devices.
The Bluetooth for Windows software provides the following
functions:
■
Personal Information Management (PIM) item
transfer—Sends and receives information files such as
business cards, calendar items, notes, and message items to
and from another Bluetooth computer or device.
■
PIM synchronization—Synchronizes PIM data between a
computer, PDA, or cell phone using Bluetooth.
■
File Transfer—Sends and receives files to and from another
Bluetooth computer.
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Network access (Personal Area Networking
Profile)—Enables 2 or more Bluetooth devices to form an
ad-hoc (peer-to-peer) network. Provides a mechanism that
enables a Bluetooth device to access a remote network
through a network access point. The network access points
can be traditional LAN data access points or group ad-hoc
networks that represent a set of devices that are attached only
to one another.
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Dial-up networking—Connects Bluetooth devices to the
Internet.
■
Bluetooth serial port—Transfers data over the Bluetooth link
using a virtual COM port.
■
Hands-Free—Enables a vehicle-embedded, hands-free unit or
a notebook serving as a hands-free unit to establish a wireless
connection to a cellular phone and to act as the Bluetooth
cellular phone audio input and output mechanism.
■
Basic imaging—Provides a wireless connection between a
Bluetooth-enabled camera and other Bluetooth devices. The
camera can be controlled remotely by a notebook, and images
can be transferred from a camera to be stored on a computer
or to be printed.
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Human interface device—Provides a wireless connection to
other Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards, pointing devices,
gaming devices, and remote monitoring devices.
■
Fax—Provides a Bluetooth connection that enables a
notebook to send or receive a fax message using a Bluetooth
cellular phone or modem.
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Headset—Provides a wireless connection between a headset
and a notebook or cellular phone. The headset acts as the
device’s audio input and output mechanism and increases
mobility.
For more information about using Bluetooth with your notebook,
refer to the Wireless Documentation CD included with your
notebook.
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Device Power States
The wireless button enables and disables 802.11 wireless and
Bluetooth devices. By default, the 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth
devices and wireless light are turned on when you turn on the
notebook.
on a wireless device does not automatically create a
✎ Turning
WLAN or connect you to a WLAN. For information on setting
up a WLAN refer to “Wireless Local Area Network,” earlier in
this chapter.
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The 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth devices have 2 power states:
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Enabled
■
Disabled
You can enable and disable the wireless devices with the wireless
button.
want your wireless devices to be turned on when you turn
✎ Ifonyou
your notebook, you must turn them on before you shut down
or restart.
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Software Updates,
Restorations and Utilities
Software Updates
For optimal notebook performance and to make sure your
notebook remains compatible with changing technologies, install
the latest versions of the software provided with your notebook as
they become available.
You may find that the easiest way to update the software provided
with your notebook is to use the software update links provided at
Start > Help and Support.
If you prefer to work from more detailed instructions, the
information in the following sections will help you to
■
Prepare for updates.
■
Access updates at the HP Web site.
■
Download and install updates.
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Preparing for Software Updates
If your notebook connects to a network, consult with your
network administrator before installing any software updates,
particularly a ROM update.
It is also recommended that you set a restore point before
beginning a software update. For instructions, see the “Setting a
System Restore Point” section, later in this chapter.
To prepare for any software update, you need to identify your
notebook type, series or family, and model. To prepare for a
ROM (read-only memory) update, you need to identify the ROM
version currently installed on the notebook. Refer to the
following sections for information on how to access notebook
product and ROM information.
notebook ROM stores the BIOS (basic input/output
✎ The
system). The BIOS determines how the notebook hardware
interacts with the operating system and external devices and
also supports such notebook services as time and date.
Accessing Notebook Product Information
To access the updates for your notebook, you will need the
following information:
■
The product category is Notebook.
■
The product family name and series number are printed on
the display bezel.
■
More complete model information is provided on the serial
number label on the bottom of the notebook.
The product name, notebook model, and notebook serial number
are also displayed in the same section of the Setup utility that
displays ROM information, as described in the next section.
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Accessing Notebook ROM Information
To determine whether an available ROM update is a later
ROM version than the ROM version currently installed on the
notebook, you need to know the version of the currently
installed ROM.
To view the ROM version of your notebook:
»
Press fn+esc.
viewing system information, the system BIOS date is the
✎ When
version number of the system ROM. The BIOS date may
display in a decimal format, such as 10/19/2003 F.07.
ROM information is also displayed in the Setup utility. The Setup
utility is a non-Windows utility that does not support the
TouchPad. For complete information about using the Setup
utility, see the “Using the Setup Utility” section, later in
this chapter.
1. To open the Setup utility, turn on or restart the notebook.
2. Before Windows opens and while the “Press <F10> to enter
setup” prompt is displayed in the lower left section of the
screen, press f10.
3. The ROM version and date are displayed in the System BIOS
Version field.
4. To exit the Setup utility without changing any settings:
a. Press esc to close the window.
b. Use the arrow keys to select Ignore changes and exit,
and then press enter.
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Downloading and Installing an Update
Most software at the HP Web site is packaged in a compressed
file called a SoftPaq. Some ROM updates may be packaged in a
compressed file called a ROMPaq.
Most download packages contain a file named Readme.txt.
Readme.txt contains detailed descriptive, installation, and
troubleshooting information about the download. Readme.txt
included with ROMPaqs are English only.
The following sections provide instructions for downloading
and installing
■
A ROM update.
■
A SoftPaq containing an update other than a ROM update.
Downloading and Installing a ROM Update
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CAUTION: To prevent serious damage to the notebook or an
unsuccessful installation, download and install a ROM update only while
the notebook is connected to reliable external power. (Do not download
or install a ROM update while the notebook is connected to an expansion
product or running on battery power.) During the download and
installation:
■ Do not unplug the notebook from the electrical outlet.
■ Do not shut down the notebook or initiate Standby or Hibernation.
■ Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable,
or cord.
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Downloading a ROM Update
1. Access the page at the HP Web site that provides software for
your notebook:
❏ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a
software update link.
- or ❏ Visit the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your
notebook and access the ROM update you want to download.
3. At the download area:
a. Record the date, name, or other identifier of any ROM
update that is later than the ROM currently installed on
your notebook. (You may need to locate the update later,
after it has been downloaded to the hard drive.)
b. Record the path to the default or custom location on the
hard drive to which the ROM package will download.
(You may need to access the ROM package after it has
been downloaded.)
c. Follow the online instructions to download your selection
to the hard drive.
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Installing a ROM Update
ROM installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that
are displayed on the screen after the download is complete. If no
instructions are displayed:
1. Open Windows Explorer. To open Windows Explorer from
the Start menu, select Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Windows Explorer.
2. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window, select
My Computer, and then your hard drive designation. (The
hard drive designation is typically Local Disk C.) Then
follow the path you recorded earlier to the folder on the hard
drive that contains the update.
3. To begin the installation, open the folder, and then select the
file having an .exe extension—for example, Filename.exe.
(The ROM update installation begins.)
4. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on
the screen.
a message on the screen reports a successful installation,
✎ After
you can delete the downloaded file from the destination folder.
Downloading and Installing a Non-ROM
SoftPaq
To update software other than the notebook ROM:
1. Access the page at the HP Web site that provides software for
your notebook:
❏ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a
software update link.
- or ❏ Visit the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your
notebook and access the SoftPaq you want to download.
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3. At the download area:
a. Write down the date, name, or other identifier of the
SoftPaq you plan to download. (You will need to
locate the update later, after it has been downloaded to
the hard drive.)
b. Follow the online instructions to download the SoftPaq
to the hard drive.
4. When the download is complete, open Windows Explorer. To
open Windows Explorer from the Start menu, select Start >
All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer.
5. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window, select
My Computer > your hard drive designation (which
is typically Local Disk C) > SWSetup folder.
The destination folder for most downloads from the HP Web
site is the SWSetup folder. If you do not see the download in
the SWSetup folder, look in the My Documents folder.
6. In the destination folder, select the name or number of the
software package you have downloaded.
7. Select the file that includes an .exe extension—for example,
Filename.exe. (The installation begins.)
8. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on
the screen.
a message on the screen reports a successful installation,
✎ After
you can delete the downloaded file from the SWSetup folder.
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System Restore
The System Restore utility enables you to safeguard your system
files and functional configurations by using System Restore
points.
System Restore points are restorable “snapshots” or benchmarks
of your system. The notebook may set System Restore points
whenever you change personal settings or add software or
hardware. Manually setting System Restore points provides
additional protection for your system files and settings. It is
recommended that you set System Restore points
■
Before you add or extensively modify software or hardware.
■
Periodically, whenever the system is performing optimally.
Setting a System Restore Point
To set a System Restore point manually:
1. Select Start > Help and Support > Tools. (Notebook and
diagnostic information is displayed.)
2. Select System Restore, and then follow the on-screen
instructions for setting a Restore Point.
Restoring to a System Restore Point
To restore the notebook to a System Restore point:
1. Select Start > Help and Support > Tools. (Notebook and
diagnostic information is displayed.)
2. Select System Restore, and then follow the on-screen
instructions for restoring the notebook to a Restore Point.
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Repairing or Reinstalling the
Operating System
The Operating System disc included with your notebook can be
used to repair or reinstall the operating system. Either operations
may take 1 to 2 hours to complete.
■
Repairing the operating system preserves your data and
settings.
■
Reinstalling the operating system deletes all files on the
notebook. After the operating system has been reinstalled,
all device drivers must also be reinstalled.
It is recommended that you try to restore your system by using
the System Restore utility before you consider repairing or
reinstalling your operating system. For restoration instructions,
see the “System Restore” section, earlier in this chapter.
If a System Restore restoration fails to restore functionality,
first try to repair the operating system. If the repair procedure
does not restore functionality, you may need to reinstall the
operating system.
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Repairing the Operating System
To repair the operating system without deleting your
personal data, use the Operating System disc that was shipped
with the notebook:
1. Connect the notebook to external power and turn on
the notebook.
2. Immediately insert the Operating System disc (included with
the notebook) into the optical drive.
3. Press and hold the power/standby button for 5 seconds to turn
off the notebook.
4. Press the power/standby button again to start the notebook.
5. When prompted, press any key to boot from the disc. (After a
few minutes, the Welcome to Setup screen is displayed.)
6. Press enter to continue. (A Licensing Agreement screen
is displayed.)
your system is not recognized as an existing Windows
Ä Ifinstallation,
you will not be able to repair the operating system
without losing data. Press F3 to exit and refer to the Microsoft
Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/ for
information on using Recovery Console.
7. Press f8 to accept the agreement and continue. (The Setup
window is displayed.)
8. Press R to repair the selected Windows installation. (The
repair process begins. The notebook restarts in Windows after
the process is complete.)
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Reinstalling the Operating System
If the System Recovery and operating system repair procedures
did not restore functionality to your notebook, it may be
necessary to reinstall the operating system.
Ä
CAUTION: Personal data and any software you have installed on the
notebook will be lost during the operating system reinstall. To protect
your data, back up your data before beginning the procedure. For
back up information and instructions, select Start > Help and
Support. Also see the “System Restore” section, earlier in this
chapter.
the reinstallation, you may be prompted for your
✎ During
Product Key. The Product Key is displayed on the Microsoft
Certificate of Authenticity label on the bottom of the notebook.
To reinstall the operating system using the Operating System disc
included with the notebook:
1. Connect the notebook to external power and turn on
the notebook.
2. Immediately insert the Operating System disc into the
optical drive.
3. Press and hold the power/standby button for 5 seconds to turn
off the notebook.
4. Press the power/standby button again to turn on the notebook.
5. When prompted, press any key to boot from the disc. (After a
few minutes, the Welcome to Setup screen is displayed.)
6. Press enter to continue. (A Licensing Agreement screen
is displayed.)
7. Press f8 to accept the agreement and continue. (The Setup
window is displayed.)
8. If you have an existing Windows operating system
installation, press esc to continue installing a new copy of
the operating system instead of repairing it.
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9. Press enter to set up the operating system.
10. Press C to continue setup using this partition.
11. Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system
(Quick), and press enter.
Ä Formatting a drive will delete all current files.
12. Press F to format the drive and follow the on-screen
instructions. (The reinstallation process begins. This process
may take up to 2 hours to complete. The notebook restarts in
Windows after the process is complete.)
13. Reinstall device drivers and software using the Application
and Driver Recovery disc, included with your notebook.
Refer to the following section, “Reinstalling Device Drivers
and Other Software,” for details.
Reinstalling Device Drivers and Other
Software
After the installation process is complete, you must reinstall
drivers and other software.
To reinstall drivers use the Application and Driver Recovery disc
included with the notebook:
1. While running Windows, insert the Application and Driver
Recovery disc into the optical drive.
If you do not have Autorun enabled, select Start > Run.
Then type D:\SWSETUP\APPINSTL\SETUP.EXE (where D indicates
the optical drive).
2. Follow the on-screen instructions for installing drivers.
After the drivers are reinstalled, you must reinstall any software
you added to the notebook. Use the Application and Driver
Recovery disc, included with your notebook, or follow the
installation instructions provided with the software.
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Installing a Retail Version of an
Operating System
Ä
CAUTION: Replacing an operating system enhanced for your
HP notebook with a retail version of an operating system will result in
the loss of all enhancements. In some cases, the loss of these
enhancements may result in an unresponsive system or the loss of
complete USB support.
The Windows operating system provided on the notebook or
on a restoration disc is enhanced for your HP notebook. The
enhancements add power and security features and provide
supplementary support for external devices such as drives and
PC Cards.
Using the Setup Utility
The Setup utility is a preinstalled, ROM-based information and
customization utility that can be used even when your operating
system is not working or will not load.
The utility reports information about the notebook and provides
settings for startup, password, port, Setup utility appearance, and
other preferences.
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Opening the Setup Utility
To access most settings:
1. Start up or restart the notebook.
2. Before Windows opens and while the “Press <F10> to enter
setup” prompt is displayed in the lower left corner of the
screen, press f10.
On select models only, you must start up (not restart) the
notebook to access the settings for a hard drive password.
Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility
Because the Setup utility is not based on Windows, it does not
support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection are by keystroke.
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■
To navigate, use the up and down arrow keys or tab.
■
To select an item, use the arrow keys to select the item, and
then press enter.
■
To close a display but remain in the Setup utility, press esc.
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Selecting from the Security Menu
Select
To Do This
Administrator Password
Enter, change, or delete an administrator
password.
Power-On Password
Enter, change, or delete a power-on password.
DriveLock Password
■ Enable/disable DriveLock.
■ Change a DriveLock user or master password.
settings are accessible only
✎ DriveLock
when you enter the Setup utility by turning
on (not restarting) the notebook.
Device security
Enable/disable floppy and CD-ROM boot.
Selecting from the Tools Menu
Select
To Do This
Hard Drive Self Test
Run a quick or comprehensive self test on any
hard drive in the system.
Selecting from the Advanced Menu
Select
To Do This
Language Support
Change the Setup utility language.
Boot Order
Set the boot order.
Accessibility Options
Set F10 delay when starting up.
Wireless LAN / Bluetooth
Devices
Enable/disable the wireless function.
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Restoring Setup Utility Default Settings
To return all Setup utility settings to default values, select Exit >
Load Setup Defaults. (Identification information, including
ROM version information, is retained.)
Exiting the Setup Utility
■
To close the utility and save your changes from the current
session, select Exit > Exit Saving Changes.
■
To close the utility without saving changes from the current
session, select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes.
When you select either option, the Setup utility closes, and then
Windows opens.
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Specifications
The information in this appendix may be helpful if you
plan to use or transport the notebook internationally or in
extreme environments.
Notebook Dimensions
Dimension
Metric
U.S.
Height (front)
4.46 cm
1.76 in
Height (rear)
5.06 cm
1.99 in
Width
39.80 cm
15.67 in
Depth (with hinge)
28.29 cm
11.14 in
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Specifications
Operating Environment
Factor
Metric
U.S.
Operating (not writing to
optical disc)
0° to 35°C
32° to 95°F
Operating (writing to
optical disc)
5° to 35°C
41° to 95°F
Nonoperating
-20° to 60°C
-4° to 140°F
Temperature
Relative humidity (noncondensing)
Operating
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
A–2
Operating
-15 m to 3,048 m
-50 ft to 10,000 ft
Nonoperating
-15 m to 12,192 m
-50 ft to 40,000 ft
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Rated Input Power
The notebook operates on DC power, which can be supplied
by an AC or a DC power source. Although the notebook can
be powered from a stand-alone DC power source, it is strongly
recommended that the notebook be powered only with a
supported AC adapter.
The notebook is capable of accepting DC power within the
following specifications.
Input Power
Rating
Operating voltage
19.0 V dc @ 7.1 A/9.5 A –
135 W/180 W*
Operating current
7.1 A/9.5 A*
*Refer to the rating marked on your notebook.
This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with
phase-to-phase voltage not exceeding 240 Vrms.
Expansion Port Input/Output Signals
The expansion port signal information in this section may be
helpful if you plan to use an optional notebook product that
connects to the expansion port 2 on your notebook.
The expansion port 2 is illustrated in the section “Right-Side
Components” in Chapter 1.
notebook has only one expansion port. The term expansion
✎ The
port 2 describes the type of expansion port.
Optional HP expansion products that connect to the notebook
expansion port 2 include an HP xb2000 Notebook Expansion
Base or an HP xc2000 Notebook All-in-One Media Cable.
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Specifications
The following table identifies the input and output signals
supported by the expansion port 2 on your notebook.
✎ Not all expansion products will support these features.
Feature
Support
USB 2.0
Yes
10/100 Ethernet
Yes
Gigabit Ethernet
No
IEEE 1394 (4-pin port)
Yes
Consumer IR (for optional remote
control only)
No
Power inputs
135 W/180 W*
Composite video
Yes
S-Video
Yes
Component video
Yes
S/PDIF audio
Yes
DVI
No
Headphone/speaker audio-out
Yes
Microphone audio-in
Yes
*Refer to the rating marked on your notebook.
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Finding More Environmental
Information
The specifications in this appendix contain information about
exposing the notebook to environmental extremes.
■
For similar information about storing battery packs, refer to
“Storing a Battery Pack” in Chapter 3.
■
For information about exposing the notebook to sunlight,
ultraviolet light, x-rays, or magnetic fields, refer to the
Maintenance, Shipping and Travel guide on the Notebook
Documentation CD.
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1394 connector 1–13
1394 devices 6–4, 7–2
1394 port
expansion product support
A–4
identifying 1–13
using 6–4, 7–2
A
AC adapter
identifying 1–18
when to use 3–1
adapter, country-specific
modem 1–18
administrator password 5–5
airport security devices 7–3
altitude specifications A–2
antivirus software 5–17
Application and Driver
Recovery disc 9–12
applications. See software;
software updates
audio cable 4–5
audio CD. See CDs
audio device, connecting 4–3
audio-in (microphone) jack
connecting 4–4
identifying 1–10, 4–3
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audio-out (headphone) jack
connecting 4–4
identifying 1–10, 4–3
AutoPlay 7–13
B
backing up system 9–8
battery bay
identifying 1–14
removing battery pack
3–26
battery light 1–7, 3–16
battery pack
calibrating 3–21
charging 3–17, 3–21
conservation settings 3–25
discharging 3–22
identifying 1–18
monitoring charge 3–18
recharging 3–23
removing 3–26
replacing 3–26
storing 3–24
when to remove 3–5
battery pack release latch
identifying 1–14
using 3–26
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battery power
conserving 3–25
when to use 3–6
BIOS (basic input/output
system) 5–2, 9–2
See also ROM
Bluetooth 8–13
boot order 7–15
buttons
digital drive eject 1–12
display release 1–7
mute 1–6, 4–1
optical drive release 1–10
PC Card eject 1–12, 6–8
power/standby 1–4
TouchPad 1–2, 2–2
volume 1–6, 4–1
wireless 1–6
See also keys; latches
C
cables
audio 4–5
modem 1–13, 1–17, 8–1
network 1–13, 1–17, 8–3
S-Video 4–6
USB digital drive 7–21
See also power cord
caps lock light 1–5
card and socket services, PC
Card 6–5, 6–10
card. See ExpressCard;
memory; PC Card; digital
cards
Index–2
CD creation utility
creating CDs 4–13
preparing to use 4–13
UDF prompt 4–14
CD-ROM drive. See optical
drives
CDs
creating 4–13
hotkeys 2–11
inserting 7–10
playing 4–11
removing 7–11, 7–12
starting from 7–15
See also discs; media;
DVDs
closing the notebook display
3–13
compartment, memory. See
memory compartment
composite video devices 2–9
connectors
drive 7–3
power 1–8
conservation, power 3–25
copyright-protected material
7–15
country-specific modem
adapter 1–18
customer support 1–20, 2–8
D
device disabling 5–16
device security 5–16
digital cards
disabling 6–18
inserting 6–16
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Memory Stick (MS) 6–14
Memory Stick Pro (MS/P)
6–14
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
6–14
overview 6–14
removing 6–17
restarting 6–18
Secure Digital (SD)
Memory Card 6–14
Secure Digital
Input/Output (SD I/O)
6–14
SmartMedia (SM) card
6–14
xD-Picture Card (XD)
6–14
digital drive
installing SD Memory Card
7–17
removing 7–19
using 7–16
digital drive bay
identifying 1–12
inserting digital drive 7–18
removing digital drive
7–19
digital drive cable 7–21
digital drive eject button 1–12
Digital Media Slot light 6–15
Digital Media Slot, identifying
1–12
dimensions, notebook A–1
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Application and Driver
Recovery 9–12
hotkeys 2–11
Operating System 9–11
playing 4–11
See also CDs; media;
DVDs
display
brightness 2–10
switching image 2–8
display release button 1–7
display switch
changing function 3–13
identifying 3–8
display system information
2–7
documentation 1–20
drive media. See media
DriveLock 5–12
drivers, reinstalling 9–12
drives
adding 7–2
avoiding Standby and
Hibernation while using
optical 7–14
caring for 7–3
overview 7–2
safety concerns 7–3
security concerns 7–3
shipping 7–3
starting from 7–15
types 7–1
See also hard drive,
internal; optical drives
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Index
DVD-ROM drive. See optical
drives
DVDs
creating with WinDVD
4–15
hotkeys 2–11
inserting 7–10
playing 4–11
playing, with WinDVD
4–11
region settings 4–12
removing 7–11, 7–12
starting from 7–15
See also CDs; discs; media
E
electrostatic discharge (ESD)
6–20, 7–3
emergency shutdown
procedures 3–10
enablers, PC Card 6–5, 6–10
environmental specifications
A–1
error message, Playback of
content from this region not
permitted 4–11
ESD (electrostatic discharge)
6–20, 7–3
exhaust vents
left-side 1–11
rear 1–9
expansion port 2
identifying 1–13
supported signals A–3
ExpressCard
configuring 6–10
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identifying 6–9
inserting 6–11
removing 6–13
ExpressCard slot
identifying 1–12
inserting ExpressCard
6–11
removing ExpressCard
6–13
ExpressCard slot cover 6–11
external monitor port 1–8
external VGA support 2–9
F
fan vents 1–9, 1–11, 1–15
firewall software 5–2, 5–19
flash memory card. See digital
cards
fn key 1–3, 2–5
See also function keys
function keys
changing Standby function
3–13
identifying 1–3, 2–5
See also fn key
H
hard drive bay
identifying 1–14
installing hard drive 7–7
replacing hard drive 7–5
hard drive cover 7–6, 7–9
hard drive retaining screws
7–6, 7–9
hard drive, internal
displaying free space 6–19
DriveLock 5–12
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overview 7–4
replacing 7–5
space required for
Hibernation file 6–19
hardware components,
displaying information 2–7
hardware features 1–1
headphone jack
connecting 4–4
identifying 1–10, 4–3
headphones 4–3, 4–4
height, notebook A–1
Help and Support Center
additional information 2–8
hotkey 2–8
Help and Support Guide 1–20
help, customer 1–20, 2–8
Hibernation
avoiding when playing
media 7–14
changing configuration
during 3–4
controls and indicators 3–8
defined 3–4
disabling 3–5
drive media use 3–7
enabling 3–5
initiating 1–4, 3–6, 3–12
overview 3–4
restoring 1–4, 3–4, 3–12
setting preferences 3–13
when to use 3–4
hotkey commands
display brightness 2–10
Help and Support Center
2–8
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3–11
print options window 2–8
Quick Reference 2–6
QuickLock 2–10
switch image 2–8
Web browser 2–8
hotkeys
changing power options
3–13
function key locations 1–3
overview 2–4
procedures 2–7
quick reference 2–6
HP password 5–5
HP password guidelines 5–6
HP USB Digital Drive
inserting 7–18
installing SD Memory Card
7–17
removing 7–19
using 7–16
See also USB digital drive
cable
hubs, USB 6–2
humidity specifications A–2
I
IDE (Integrated Drive
Electronics) light 1–7, 7–4
intake vents 1–15
InterVideo WinDVD Creator
creating DVDs 4–15, 4–16
overview 4–9
InterVideo WinDVD Player
error message 4–11
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managing region settings
4–12
overview 4–9
reinstalling 4–10
using 4–10
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone)
1–10, 4–3, 4–4
audio-out (headphone)
1–10, 4–4
RJ-11 (modem) 1–13
RJ-45 (network) 1–13
S-Video-out 1–8, 4–6
K
keypad 1–3, 2–12
keys
fn 1–3, 2–5
function 1–3, 2–5
hotkeys 2–4, 2–5, 2–6, 2–7
keypad 1–3, 2–12
shortcut 2–4, 2–6, 2–7
Windows applications 1–3
Windows logo 1–3
See also buttons; function
keys; latches
L
labels
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity 1–19, 9–11
modem approvals 1–19
product identification 1–19
system 1–19
wireless certification 1–19
Index–6
latches
battery pack locking 3–27
battery pack release 1–14
See also buttons; keys
lights
battery 1–7, 3–16
caps lock 1–5
Digital Media Slot 6–15
IDE 1–7, 7–4
num lock 1–5
power/standby 1–7, 3–16
TouchPad 1–2, 2–2
wireless 1–5
lock, security cable 5–20
locked system 1–4, 3–10
locking latches, battery pack
3–27
low-battery conditions 3–19
M
Maintenance, Shipping and
Travel guide 1–20
measurements, notebook A–1
media
affected by airport security
7–3
canceling AutoPlay on
7–13
displaying contents of 7–13
handling 7–3
inserting 7–10
removing, with power 7–11
removing, without power
7–12
See also CDs; discs; DVDs
media tray 7–10, 7–11
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memory
displaying amount of 6–19
increasing 6–18
Memory Card, SD 7–17
memory compartment
closing 6–24
identifying 1–14
opening 6–21
memory modules
removing or inserting 6–20
supported 6–18
microphone jack
connecting 4–4
identifying 1–10, 4–3
microphones 4–4
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 1–19,
9–11
model number 9–2
modem
approvals label 1–19
connecting 8–2
specifications 8–1
modem adapter 1–18
Modem and Networking guide
1–20
modem approvals label 1–19
modem cable 1–13, 1–17
modem jack. See RJ-11
(modem) jack
monitor port, external 1–8
monitor, switching display 2–8
multimedia software 4–8
MultiMediaCard 6–14
mute button 1–6, 4–1
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N
network
specifications 8–3
speed 8–3
turning connection on and
off 8–3
network cable
connecting 1–13, 8–3
identifying 1–17
network jack. See RJ-45
(network) jack
Network Service Boot prompt
8–4
Norton AntiVirus 5–17
Notebook Documentation CD
1–20
notebook product information
9–2
NTSC television format 4–7
num lock light 1–5
number, Product Key 1–19
O
operating environment
specifications A–2
operating system
installing retail version
9–13
loading 3–9
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 1–19
passwords 5–5
Product Key number 1–19
reinstalling 9–9, 9–11
repairing 9–9
Index–7
Index
security 5–1
shutting down 3–9, 3–10
Operating System disc 9–10,
9–11
optical discs. See CDs; discs;
DVDs
optical drive release button
1–10
optical drives
avoiding Standby and
Hibernation while using
7–14
boot order 7–15
identifying 1–10
overview 7–1, 7–10
See also drives
P
PAL television format 4–7
PAL-M television format 4–7
passwords
coordinating 5–6
DriveLock 5–12
forgetting 5–4
HP 5–5
HP guidelines 5–6
power-on 5–10
Standby 3–15
using 5–4
Windows 5–5
Windows guidelines 5–6
PC Card
configuring 6–5
functions 6–5
inserting 6–6
removing 6–8
Index–8
stopping 6–8, 6–13, 6–17
types available 6–5
PC Card eject button
identifying 1–12
using 6–8
PC Card enablers 6–5
PC Card slot
identifying 1–12
removing cover 6–6
pointing device
moving 2–3
setting preferences 2–4
ports
1394 1–13
expansion port 2 1–13
external monitor 1–8
USB 1–8, 1–10, 1–13,
7–20
power
conservation 3–4, 3–25
controls 3–8
default settings 3–8
emergency shutdown
procedures 3–10
setting preferences 3–13
Standby procedures 3–11
See also battery pack;
power/standby button;
power/standby light
power connector 1–8
power cord 1–17
See also cables
Power Meter 3–14, 3–18
Power Options window 3–13
power schemes, changing
3–15
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power settings 3–13
power source
selecting 3–1
switching 3–17
power/standby button
changing function 3–13
identifying 1–4, 3–8
power/standby light 1–7, 3–3,
3–8, 3–16
power-on password 5–5
Preboot eXecution
Environment (PXE) 8–4
print options window hotkey
2–8
product identification label
1–19
Product Key number 1–19
projector
connecting 1–8
switching display 2–8
PXE (Preboot eXecution
Environment) 8–4
Q
QuickLock hotkey 2–10, 5–3
R
radio frequency exposure limit
8–5
RAM (random access
memory) 6–18
regional settings
color television format 4–7
DVD 4–12
Regulatory and Safety Notices
guide 1–20
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regulatory information
modem approvals label
1–19
Regulatory and Safety
Notices guide 1–20
system label 1–19
wireless certification label
1–19
repair of operating system 9–9
reset (emergency shutdown
procedures) 3–10
restoring software 9–8
RJ-11 (modem) jack
identifying 1–13
using modem 8–1
RJ-45 (network) jack
identifying 1–13
using 8–3
ROM
defined 9–2
determining current
version 9–3
downloading and installing
9–4
obtaining updates 9–4
ROMPaq, downloading 9–4
S
Safety and Comfort Guide
1–20
screen brightness 2–10
SD Memory Card 7–17
security cable lock, connecting
5–20
security cable slot 1–8
security features 5–1
Index–9
Index
security password 3–15
serial number 1–19, 9–2
series, notebook 9–2
Setup utility 9–13
Advanced menu 9–15
Security menu 9–15
Tools menu 9–15
shortcut key command 2–6,
2–7
shortcut keys
overview 2–4
procedures 2–7
quick reference 2–6
shutdown procedures 3–9
shutdown. See turning off the
notebook 3–5
signals supported A–4
sleep button 2–9, 3–13
sleep. See Standby
slots
Digital Media 1–12
ExpressCard 1–12
memory 6–18
PC Card 1–12
SD Card 6–14
security cable 1–8
socket services
ExpressCard 6–10
PC Card 6–5
SoftPaq
described 9–4
downloading and installing
9–6
software
antivirus 5–17
AutoPlay 7–13
Index–10
firewall 5–2, 5–19
InterVideo WinDVD
Player 4–10
multimedia 4–8
network 8–4
Power Meter 3–18
reinstalling 9–9
repairing 9–9
RomPaq 9–4
security features 5–1
Setup utility 9–13
SoftPaq 9–4
updating 9–2
software updates
downloading and installing
9–4, 9–6
obtaining 9–4
overview 9–2
software version numbers 2–7
Sonic RecordNow! 4–9
speakers
external 4–3
identifying 1–7, 4–1
using 4–1
specifications
dimensions A–1
modem 8–1
network 8–3
operating environment A–2
rated input power A–3
Standby
avoiding when playing
media 7–14
controls and indicators 3–8
drive media use 3–7
hotkey 2–9, 3–8
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initiating 3–6, 3–11
overview 3–3
power/standby light 1–7
resuming from 1–4, 3–11
setting preferences 3–13
support, user 1–20, 2–8
S-Video cable 4–6
S-Video devices
connecting 4–5
displaying image 4–6
transmission types 2–9
S-Video-out jack
connecting video 4–6
identifying 1–8
switching display 2–8
system backup 9–8
system information 2–7
system label 1–19
system lockup 3–10
System Restore point
restoring 9–8
setting 9–8
System Restore utility 9–8
T
technical support 1–20
See also Help and Support
Center
television
changing color format 4–7
connecting 4–5
connecting audio 4–3
temperature
specifications A–2
storage, battery pack 3–24
toggling display 2–8
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TouchPad
components 1–2, 2–2
disabling 2–3
identifying 1–2, 2–2
resuming from Standby
3–11
setting preferences 2–4
using 2–3
TouchPad buttons 1–2, 2–2
TouchPad light 1–2, 2–2
traveling with notebook
battery pack temperature
considerations 3–24
environmental
specifications A–2
modem approvals label
1–19
serial number 1–19
wireless certification label
1–19
troubleshooting
locked system 1–4
Troubleshooting guide
1–20
turning off the notebook 1–4,
3–5, 3–9
turning on the notebook 3–9
U
UDF prompt 4–14
unresponsive system,
emergency shutdown
procedures 3–10
USB devices
connecting 6–2
using 6–3
Index–11
Index
USB digital drive cable 7–21
USB ports
connecting USB digital
drive 7–20
identifying 1–8, 1–10,
1–13
USB support 6–3
user passwords 5–5
utilities, preloaded. See
software
V
VCR
audio-out jack, function
4–3
connecting 4–5
vents
bottom 1–15
left-side 1–11
rear 1–9
video CDs, DVDs. See CDs;
discs; DVDs
video devices
connecting 4–5
displaying image 4–6
video transmission types
supported 2–9
viruses, antivirus software
5–17
volume buttons 1–6, 4–1
volume controls 4–2
Index–12
W
Web browser hotkey 2–8
width, notebook A–1
Windows applications key 1–3
Windows logo key 1–3
Windows Media Player 4–9
Windows MovieMaker 4–9
Windows password guidelines
5–6
WinDVD Player. See
InterVideo WinDVD Player
4–10
wireless
disabling 9–15
types of WLAN adapters
8–11
wireless local area network
(WLAN) 8–10
wireless button 1–6, 8–15
wireless certification labels
1–19
wireless light 1–5
wireless network 8–5
WLAN
identifying devices 8–10
troubleshooting 8–13
types 8–11
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