Port Replicator User`s Guide

HP OmniBook Port Replicator
User’s Guide
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Edition History
Edition 1 ............................................. May 1997
This manual is printed on recycled paper.
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Contents
1. Using the port replicator ................................
Understanding the Basics ................................
To update the OmniBook BIOS ..........................
To dock the OmniBook ................................
To undock the OmniBook ..............................
To attach a security cable ..............................
Making Connections ....................................
To connect an external keyboard .........................
To connect a PS/2 mouse ..............................
To switch back to the internal pointing device ................
To connect a serial mouse ..............................
To connect a serial device ..............................
To connect an external display ..........................
To enable the built-in and external displays simultaneously .......
To connect a parallel device ............................
To connect your audio equipment ........................
To connect a MIDI/Joystick device ........................
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2. Troubleshooting ....................................... 1-21
Solving Problems ...................................... 1-23
3. Specifications and Regulatory Information ..................
Specifications.........................................
Regulatory Information ..................................
U.S.A. ............................................
Canada ...........................................
Japan ............................................
Declaration of Conformity ..............................
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Using the Port Replicator
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Using the Port Replicator
With the OmniBook port replicator, you can significantly increase the capabilities
of your OmniBook. By making one connection—plugging your OmniBook into the
port replicator—you can get convenient access to these types of connections:
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Printer or other parallel device
Modem or other serial device.
External keyboard and external mouse.
External monitor.
Audio connections.
Power.
MIDI/Joystick.
How to Use This manual
The procedures in this manual differ slightly depending on the operating system
you’ve installed—Windows 95 or Windows for Workgroups. Read each step
carefully to see if it applies to your operating system.
What About Other Operating Systems?
If you’ve installed another operating system on the OmniBook—Windows NT or OS/2, for example—
follow the general procedures under Windows for Workgroups. Instead of exiting Windows (when so
instructed), exit the operating system you are using.
Your OmniBook provides these additional manuals:
• The online OmniBook User’s Guide : This introduces the OmniBook and
shows you how to operate and maintain your OmniBook. It also contains
troubleshooting information. Look in the OmniBook Library group.
• The Introducing Microsoft Windows 95 manual: This is shipped with your
OmniBook and contains information about using the standard features of
Windows 95.
• The online Windows Quick Start and MS-DOS Quick Start manuals: These
are in the OmniBook Library group for Windows for Workgroups.
• The OmniBook Website at http://www.hp.com/go/omnibook
The Corporate Evaluator’s Guide at our Website provides complete information
about installing alternate operating systems, as well as how to configure the
OmniBook in a corporate, networked environment.
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Using the Port Replicator
Understanding the Basics
Understanding the Basics
This section shows you how to get your port replicator and OmniBook up and
running quickly, including how to
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Update the OmniBook BIOS to enable docking.
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Docking the OmniBook.
♦
Undocking the OmniBook.
♦
Attach a security cable.
To update the OmniBook BIOS
Depending on when you purchased the OmniBook, you may need to update the
OmniBook BIOS to enable docking. The Update program automatically checks your
BIOS version and displays a message if you do not need to update the BIOS. .
1. Important
Attach ac power to the OmniBook.
2. Insert the BIOS Update disk in drive A: and turn on the OmniBook.
Be careful to check the label of the floppy disk for the correct language to
install.
3. When the Update BIOS screen appears, press C to continue.
Do not interrupt the update process.
4. When prompted, remove the Update disk and reset the OmniBook.
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Using the Port Replicator
Understanding the Basics
To dock the OmniBook
1. Plug the power cord into the ac adapter, then into a grounded ac outlet. Plug
the ac adapter into the port replicator.
Important
Never connect the OmniBook to the port replicator without first connecting ac
power. An extra ac adapter is provided to ensure that the port replicator is always
usable and ready to support the OmniBook.
2. Unplug all cables from the back of the OmniBook.
3. Open the OmniBook’s docking port door and slide the door under the port.
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Using the Port Replicator
Understanding the Basics
4.
While firmly holding the OmniBook against the docking pins, slide the docking
lever back and release, then press the blue On/Suspend button.
On/Suspend button
To undock the OmniBook
1. Make sure ac power is connected to the port replicator.
2. Exit Windows and turn off the OmniBook (blue On/Suspend button).
3. Slide the docking lever forward to release the OmniBook, then slide the
OmniBook completely out of the port replicator.
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Understanding the Basics
To attach a security cable
Your port replicator has a built-in security port that allows you to secure the port
replicator with a cable. Kensington MicroSaver lock systems work with these ports
and are available at many computer stores.
1. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
2. Wrap the cable around a stationary object, such as a table leg.
3. Loop the cable to create a slip knot around the stationary object.
4. Insert the lock into the port replicator’s security port and release the key. The
lock prevents the undock lever from releasing the OmniBook. Store the key in a
safe place away from the OmniBook.
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Using the Port Replicator
Making Connections
Making Connections
This section describes how to connect devices to the port replicator, including the
following:
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AC adapter (see page 1-11 for instructions).
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External keyboard.
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External PS/2 or serial mouse.
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External display.
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Printer or other parallel device (25-pin).
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Modem or other serial device (9-pin).
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MIDI or game device.
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External audio device.
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Headphones or external (amplified) speakers.
MIDI/Joystick
Serial port
Parallel port
AC power
On/Suspend button
Monitor
Headphones or external speakers (output)
Mouse
Keyboard External audio device (input)
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Using the Port Replicator
Making Connections
To connect an external keyboard
You can use both the built-in keyboard and external keyboard while docked.
1. Attach the keyboard cable to the port replicator.
2. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
keyboard port
Hint
If you are using a port replicator with an external keyboard, substitute the
keystrokes CTRL+ALT for Fn. You must also enable the “external” Fn key.
1. Press Fn+F2 to open the System Configuration Utility.
2. Press ALT+I to open the Input/Output menu.
3. Select External Devices.
4. Select the Enable External Fn Key check box.
To connect a PS/2 mouse
The OmniBook has a PS/2 mouse driver installed. When you dock, the OmniBook
automatically detects and sets up the mouse.
1. Attach the mouse cable to the docking system.
2. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
3. If you’re not using Windows 95, reboot the OmniBook.
mouse port
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Making Connections
To switch back to the internal pointing device
Use this procedure to switch back to the built-in pointing device from an external
PS/2 mouse.
1. Save your work.
2. Disconnect the mouse cable from the docking system.
3. Turn the OmniBook off, then back on.
Hint
You can also disable the external pointing device from the System Configuration
Utility.
1. Press Fn+F2 to open the System Configuration Utility.
2. Press ALT+I to open the Input/Output menu.
3. Select External Devices.
4. Select the Ignore External Pointing Device check box.
To connect a serial mouse
1. If you’re using Windows 95, go to step 2.
–or–
If you’re using Windows for Workgroups, save your work and exit Windows.
You’ll be rebooting the OmniBook.
2. Attach the serial mouse to the port replicator.
serial port
3. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
4. If you’re using Windows 95, go to step 5.
–or–
If you’re using Windows for Workgroups, reboot the OmniBook.
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Making Connections
5. If you’re using Windows 95
• Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse, General.
• Click Change, then select Standard Serial Mouse.
–or–
If you’re using Windows for Workgroups
• From Program Manager, run Windows Setup, then Change Systems Setting.
• Select Serial Mouse.
To connect a serial device
The port replicator’s nine-pin serial port is a standard PC serial port. Serial
connections typically are to printers, modems, or other computers. You can make
such connections using standard serial cables and adapters available at computer
dealers and electronic supply stores.
Use the following procedure to connect a modem, serial printer, or serial cable.
1. Attach the serial cable to the serial port.
2. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
serial port
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Making Connections
To connect an external display
Use this procedure to connect an external display to your OmniBook. Before
beginning, check the documentation for your display and make sure that the
external display supports standard VGA, SVGA, or XGA format.
1. Attach the display cable to the display port.
2. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
The OmniBook automatically recognizes and activates the external display. The
built-in display turns off. If you want to run the built-in display and an external
display simultaneously, see the following topic for instructions.
Display port
To enable the built-in and external displays
simultaneously
The System Configuration Utility provides a setting for turning the built-in display on
and off.
1. Press Fn+F2 to open the System Configuration Utility.
2. Press ALT+I to open the Input/Output menu.
3. Select External Devices.
4. Select the Both External VGA and LCD check box.
5. Save and exit.
Hint
You can also use Fn+F5 to switch between the external and built-in displays.
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Making Connections
To connect a parallel device
The port replicator’s 25-pin parallel port is a standard enhanced (EPP/ECP) parallel
port. Parallel connections typically are to printers or other computers.
1. Attach the parallel cable to the parallel port.
2. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
3. If necessary, install your printer or other device driver.
See your Windows manual for instructions.
parallel port
To connect your audio equipment
The port replicator provides one audio-output port and one audio-input port. You
can connect headphones, external (amplified) stereo speakers, or an external
audio source (such as a CD player) to the port replicator.
1. Attach the audio cable to the input or output port.
2. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
External audio source (input)
Headphones or external amplified speakers (output)
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Making Connections
To connect a MIDI/Joystick device
1. Attach the cable to the MIDI/Joystick port.
2. Dock the OmniBook in the port replicator.
MIDI/Joystick port
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Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
There are many ways to get information and technical support for your OmniBook
and port replicator. If you have a question about your port replicator that this
manual does not answer, you can try any of the following sources:
• The online OmniBook User’s Guide
The online manual provides complete instructions about how to operate and
maintain your OmniBook. You can view the manual online or print it.
• The World Wide Web
The HP Web site provides information about HP mobile-computing products.
You can download new software and drivers, get detailed setup instructions, or
view a list of common questions and answers. You can also find out how to get
information and ask questions through CompuServe and America Online. The
HP Web site address is http://www.hp.com/go/omnibook.
• Technical Support
If you’d like to talk to a trained representative, you can call Technical Support.
If the product is under warranty, the technical assistance is normally free. Your
only charge will be the telephone call and you will speak directly to a support
specialist.
The Technical Support telephone number for your area is listed in the Support
and Service booklet that you received with your OmniBook.
• HP First (automated fax service)
You can also use the HP automated fax service. Through HP First, you can
access thousands of documents that provide help or information by fax.
The HP First telephone number is:
(800) 333-1917 (inside U.S. and Canada).
(208) 344-4809 (outside U.S. and Canada).
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Troubleshooting
Solving Problems
Solving Problems
If you have a problem using the port replicator, find the symptom that matches your
situation. Try the suggestions one at a time.
If you need to replace a lost or damaged power cord
For the replacement part number for the ac adapter power cord, contact the
number in the Support and Service booklet.
If a serial or parallel device or external display doesn’t work
• Make sure the OmniBook is fully inserted in the port replicator. The connection
should be snug.
• Make sure the ends of the serial or parallel cable are connected properly.
• Make sure the device and the port replicator are connected and both have
power.
• Reboot the OmniBook.
If an external PS/2 mouse or keyboard doesn’t work
• Make sure the OmniBook is fully inserted in the port replicator. The connection
should be snug.
• Make sure the mouse is plugged into the correct port. The mouse and keyboard
ports look the same. See page 1-15.
• Reboot the system.
• Undock the OmniBook, unplug and reconnect the ac adapter, then dock again.
If your docking password isn’t accepted
• Check whether Num Lock and/or Caps Lock are off.
• If you’ve forgotten your password, have your OmniBook and proof-of purchase
at hand and call Hewlett-Packard support. See your OmniBook Support and
Service booklet.
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Specifications and Regulatory
Information
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Specifications and Regulatory Information
Your OmniBook port replicator is designed to provide trouble-free operation. The
following suggestions can help you while working with your OmniBook:
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If you have problems, see the problem-solving suggestions and references
listed in chapter 2.
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If you think your port replicator might need repair service, see the warranty
and service information in the Support and Service booklet.
To contact Hewlett-Packard
If you have questions that the OmniBook manuals don't answer (even after looking
in the contents and index), you can contact Hewlett-Packard at the address or
phone number listed in the Support and Service booklet or in OmniBook Support in
the online OmniBook Library. Please have your OmniBook with you.
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Specifications and Regulatory Information
Specifications
Specifications
Ports Replicated
Parallel DB25 (EPP/ECP).
Serial DB9 (115,200-bps).
PS/2 keyboard.
PS/2 mouse.
MIDI/joystick DB15.
Video-out DB15.
Audio line in.
Audio headphone out.
Convenience features
EasyTouch docking lever assists user with inserting and removing notebook
from port replicator.
GlideRail ramp facilitates notebook alignment.
Side-located power switch provides convenient access while notebook is
closed or located under a monitor stand.
Power
Includes F1044B universal ac adapter.
ac adapter 100 to 240 Vac (50 to 60 Hz) input; 12 Vdc, 3.3 A output.
Security features
Kensington lock slot prevents docking lever from releasing notebook.
Size
36.8 x 26.7 x 5.7 cm.
(14.5 x 10.5 x 2.25 in).
Weight
1.07 kg (2.35 lb).
Warranty
1-year return-to-HP for repair.
Ordering information
F1349A port replicator .
Options available for different power cords.
3rd-party accessories
Monitor stand from:
CNF Inc.
Morgan Hill, CA
USA
408 778-1160
www.cnfinc.com
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Specifications and Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
This section presents information that shows how the port replicator complies with
regulations in certain regions. Any modifications to the port replicator not expressly
approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the authority to operate the port replicator
in these regions.
This port replicator is for use only with the I.T.E. (Information Technology
Equipment) notebook computer, model HP OmniBook 2000/5700.
U.S.A.
The port replicator generates and uses radio frequency energy and may interfere
with radio and television reception. The port replicator complies with the limits for
a Class B computing device as specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules, which provide
reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. The
FCC label for this product is visible on the bottom of the unit. In the unlikely event
that there is interference to radio or television reception (which can be determined
by undocking the OmniBook and unplugging the ac adapter), try the following:
• Reorienting or relocating the receiving antenna.
• Relocating the port replicator with respect to the receiver.
• Connecting the ac adapter to another power outlet.
To maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations, use properly shielded
cables when connecting peripheral devices to this device. Use cables supplied with
the OmniBook when appropriate.
For more information, consult your dealer, an experienced radio/television
technician, or the following booklet, prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This
booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
20402, Stock Number 004-000-00345-4. At the first printing of this manual, the
telephone number was (202) 783-3238.
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Specifications and Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
Canada
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les
limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le
règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le Ministère des
Communications du Canada.
Japan
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Specifications and Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Products sold by Hewlett-Packard and its authorized dealers meet the specifications
listed below, according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014.
Manufacturer:
Hewlett-Packard Company
Address:
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Mobile Computing Division
1000 NE Circle Blvd.
Corvallis, OR 97330
declares that the following product
Product name:
HP F1349A port replicator
Options:
All
conforms to the following product specifications
Safety:
IEC 950:1991+A1,A2 / EN 60950 (1992)+A1,A2
EMC:
CISPR 22:1993 / EN 55022 (1994): Class B [1]
EN 50082-1:1992
IEC 1000-4-2:1995 / prEN 55024-2 (1992): 4kV CD, 8kV AD
IEC 1000-4-3:1995 / prEN 55024-3 (1991): 3V/m
IEC 1000-4-4:1995 / prEN 55024-4 (1992): 0.5kV signal lines, 1.0kV power lines
ANSI C63.4:1992
Supplementary
Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the EMC Directive
89/336/EEC, Part 15 of the FCC Rules (97-6430-004-I), and carries the CE mark
accordingly.
[1] The product was tested in a typical configuration with Hewlett-Packard
personal computer peripherals.
Quality Department
Hewlett-Packard Company
Mobile Computing Division
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Index
A
ac power, 1-11
ac power cord, 1-23
amplified speakers, 1-19
B
BIOS
updating, 1-10
docking port, 1-11
documentation, 1-22
modem, 1-17
monitor. See display
E
O
enabling
external display, 1-18
external Fn key, 1-15
OmniBook
documentation, 1-22
repair, 1-26
specifications, 1-27
On/Suspend, 1-12
OS/2, 1-9
F
fax service, 1-22
C
cables
security lock, 1-13
CD player, 1-19
connecting, 1-17
ac power, 1-11
audio equipment,
1-19
external display, 1-18
keyboard, 1-15
MIDI/Joystick, 1-20
parallel device, 1-19
PS/2 mouse, 1-15
serial device, 1-17
serial mouse, 1-16
contacting HP, 1-26
H
headphones, 1-19
HP First, 1-22
J
joystick, 1-20
K
Kensington lock, 1-13
keyboard, 1-15
troubleshooting, 1-23
L
D
license agreement, 1-3
display
enabling, 1-18
external, 1-18
troubleshooting, 1-23
M
MicroSaver lock, 1-13
MIDI, 1-20
P
parallel device, 1-19
troubleshooting, 1-23
ports
ac, 1-11
audio, 1-19
display, 1-18
docking, 1-11
keyboard, 1-15
MIDI/Joystick, 1-20
parallel device, 1-19
PS/2 mouse, 1-15
serial device, 1-17
serial mouse, 1-16
power cord, 1-23
protection
security cable, 1-13
PS/2 mouse
connecting, 1-15
switching back to
TrackPoint, 1-16
troubleshooting, 1-23
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R
regulatory information,
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repair, 1-26
replacing
power cord, 1-23
S
SCU, 1-15
security
cable, 1-13
serial
device, 1-17, 1-23
mouse, 1-16
service (repair), 1-26
software license, 1-3
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speakers, 1-19
specifications, 1-27
support, 1-22, 1-26
SVGA, 1-18
System Configuration
Utility, 1-15
T
technical specifications,
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technical support, 1-22
troubleshooting, 1-23
U
updating the BIOS, 1-10
User’s Guide, 1-22
V
VGA, 1-18
W
Windows NT, 1-9
WWW, 1-22
X
XGA, 1-18
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