HP Pavilion Elite HPE-150t CTO Desktop PC, Pavilion Elite HPE-500z CTO Desktop PC Product information

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-150t CTO Desktop PC, Pavilion Elite HPE-500z CTO Desktop PC Product information
Limited Warranty and Support Guide
• Warranty Statement
• Safety Information
• Support Information
Before contacting the HP Customer Care Center, it’s important to have the
following information handy.
Please take a moment to write down your product information for future
reference.
The first four items on the list (Model Number, Product Number, Serial Number,
and Software Build Number) can be viewed by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+S keys on
the keyboard at the same time.
Model Number: _____________________________________________________
System (Product) Number: ____________________________________________
Serial Number: _____________________________________________________
Software Build Number: ______________________________________________
Operating System: __________________________________________________
Purchase Date: ______________________________________________________
Hardware Limited Warranty
HP Product
Duration
Hardware
One-year limited warranty
One-year technical support
General Terms
This HP Hardware Limited Warranty gives you, the customer, express limited warranty
rights from Hewlett-Packard, the manufacturer. Please refer to HP’s Web site for an
extensive description of your limited warranty entitlements. In addition, you may also have
other legal rights under applicable local law or special written agreement with HP.
HP MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER WRITTEN
OR ORAL, AND HP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS NOT
STATED IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LOCAL LAW
OF JURISDICTIONS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, HP DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FOR ALL
TRANSACTIONS OCCURRING IN THE UNITED STATES, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR
CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET
FORTH ABOVE. SOME STATES OR COUNTRIES/REGIONS DO NOT ALLOW A
LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CONSUMER
PRODUCTS. IN SUCH STATES OR COUNTRIES/REGIONS, SOME EXCLUSIONS OR
LIMITATIONS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE LIMITED WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE
EXTENT LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT, OR MODIFY BUT ARE IN
ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF
THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
This Limited Warranty is applicable in all countries/regions and may be enforced in any
country/region where HP or its authorized service providers offer warranty service for the
same product model number subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Limited
Warranty. This HP Limited Warranty is subject to all applicable laws and regulations,
including US and other national export and import laws and regulations.
Under the HP Global Limited Warranty program, products purchased in one
country/region may be transferred to another country/region, where HP or its authorized
service providers offer warranty service for the same product model number, without
voiding the warranty. Warranty terms, service availability, and service response times
may vary from country/region to country/region. Standard warranty service response
time is subject to change due to local parts availability. If so, your HP authorized service
provider can provide you with details.
HP is not responsible for any tariffs or duties that may be incurred in transferring the
products. Transfer of the products may be covered by export controls issued by the United
States or other governments.
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This Limited Warranty applies only to HP-branded and Compaq-branded hardware
products (collectively referred to in this Limited Warranty as “HP Hardware Products”) sold
by or leased from Hewlett-Packard Company, its worldwide subsidiaries, affiliates,
authorized resellers, or country/region distributors (collectively referred to in this Limited
Warranty as “HP”) with this Limited Warranty. The term “HP Hardware Product” is limited
to the hardware components and required firmware. The term “HP Hardware Product”
DOES NOT include any software applications or programs; non-HP products or non-HP
branded peripherals. All non-HP products or non-HP branded peripherals external to the
HP Hardware Product—such as external storage subsystems, displays, printers, and other
peripherals—are provided “AS IS” without HP warranty. However, non-HP manufacturers
and suppliers, or publishers may provide their own warranties directly to you.
HP warrants that the HP Hardware Products that you have purchased or leased from HP
are free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal use during the Limited
Warranty Period. The Limited Warranty Period starts on the date of purchase or lease from
HP or from the date HP completes installation. Your dated sales or delivery receipt,
showing the date of purchase or lease of the product, is your proof of the purchase or
lease date. You may be required to provide proof of purchase or lease as a condition of
receiving warranty service. You are entitled to hardware warranty service according to
the terms and conditions of this document if a repair to your HP Hardware Product is
required within the Limited Warranty Period.
Unless otherwise stated, and to the extent permitted by local law, new HP Hardware
Products may be manufactured using new materials or new and used materials equivalent
to new in performance and reliability. HP may repair or replace HP Hardware Products
(a) with new or previously used products or parts equivalent to new in performance and
reliability or (b) with equivalent products to an original product that has been
discontinued. Replacement parts are warranted to be free from defects in material or
workmanship for ninety (90) days or, for the remainder of the Limited Warranty Period of
the HP Hardware Product they are replacing or in which they are installed, whichever is
longer.
HP will, at its discretion, repair or replace any component or hardware product that
manifests a defect in materials or workmanship during the Limited Warranty Period. All
component parts or hardware products removed under this Limited Warranty become the
property of HP. In the unlikely event that your HP Hardware Product has recurring failures,
HP, at its sole discretion, may elect to provide you with (a) a replacement unit of HP’s
choosing that is the same or equivalent to your HP Hardware Product in performance or
(b) to give you a refund of your purchase price or lease payments (less interest) instead of
a replacement. This is your exclusive remedy for defective products.
Exclusions
HP does not warrant that the operation of this product will be uninterrupted or error-free.
HP is not responsible for damage that occurs as a result of your failure to follow the
instructions intended for the HP Hardware Product.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to expendable or consumable parts and does not
extend to any product from which the serial number has been removed or that has been
damaged or rendered defective (a) as a result of accident, misuse, abuse, contamination,
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improper or inadequate maintenance or calibration, or other external causes;
(b) by operation outside the usage parameters stated in the user documentation that
shipped with the product; (c) by software, interfacing, parts, or supplies not supplied by
HP; (d) by improper site preparation or maintenance; (e) by virus infection; (f) from loss or
damage in transit; or (g) by modification or service by anyone other than (i) HP, (ii) an HP
authorized service provider, or (iii) your own installation of end-user-replaceable HP or
HP-approved parts if available for your product in the servicing country/region.
YOU SHOULD MAKE PERIODIC BACKUP COPIES OF THE DATA STORED ON
YOUR HARD DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DEVICES AS A PRECAUTION
AGAINST POSSIBLE FAILURES, ALTERATION, OR LOSS OF THE DATA. BEFORE
RETURNING ANY UNIT FOR SERVICE, BE SURE TO BACK UP DATA AND
REMOVE ANY CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
HP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY PROGRAMS,
DATA, OR REMOVABLE STORAGE MEDIA. HP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
RESTORATION OR REINSTALLATION OF ANY PROGRAMS OR DATA OTHER
THAN SOFTWARE INSTALLED BY HP WHEN THE PRODUCT IS
MANUFACTURED. UNITS SENT IN FOR SERVICE MAY HAVE THE DATA
ERASED FROM THE HARD DRIVE AND THE PROGRAMS RESTORED TO THEIR
ORIGINAL STATE.
Exclusive Remedy
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW, THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS CONSTITUTE THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY AGREEMENT
BETWEEN YOU AND HP REGARDING THE HP HARDWARE PRODUCT YOU HAVE
PURCHASED OR LEASED. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SUPERSEDE ANY PRIOR
AGREEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS—INCLUDING REPRESENTATIONS MADE IN HP
SALES LITERATURE OR ADVICE GIVEN TO YOU BY HP OR AN AGENT OR EMPLOYEE
OF HP—THAT MAY HAVE BEEN MADE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PURCHASE OR
LEASE OF THE HP HARDWARE PRODUCT. No change to the conditions of this Limited
Warranty is valid unless it is made in writing and signed by an authorized representative
of HP.
Limitation of Liability
IF YOUR HP HARDWARE PRODUCT FAILS TO WORK AS WARRANTED ABOVE, HP’S
MAXIMUM LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE
LESSER OF THE PRICE YOU HAVE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT OR THE COST OF REPAIR
OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY HARDWARE COMPONENTS THAT MALFUNCTION IN
CONDITIONS OF NORMAL USE.
EXCEPT AS INDICATED ABOVE, IN NO EVENT WILL HP BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES
CAUSED BY THE PRODUCT OR THE FAILURE OF THE PRODUCT TO PERFORM,
INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. HP IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM MADE BY A THIRD
PARTY OR MADE BY YOU FOR A THIRD PARTY.
THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WHETHER DAMAGES ARE SOUGHT, OR A
CLAIM MADE, UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR AS A TORT CLAIM (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY), A CONTRACT CLAIM, OR ANY
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OTHER CLAIM. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CANNOT BE WAIVED OR AMENDED BY
ANY PERSON. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL BE EFFECTIVE EVEN IF YOU HAVE
ADVISED HP OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF HP OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
ANY SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, HOWEVER, WILL NOT APPLY
TO CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS THAT MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR FROM COUNTRY/REGION
TO COUNTRY/REGION. YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT APPLICABLE STATE OR
COUNTRY/REGION LAWS FOR A FULL DETERMINATION OF YOUR RIGHTS.
Limited Warranty Period
The Limited Warranty Period for an HP Hardware Product is a specified, fixed period
commencing on the date of purchase. The date on your sales receipt is the date of
purchase unless HP or your reseller informs you otherwise in writing.
Types of Warranty Service
To enable HP to provide the best possible support and service during the Limited Warranty
Period, you may be directed by HP to verify configurations, load most recent firmware,
install software patches, run HP diagnostics tests, or use HP remote support solutions
where applicable.
HP strongly encourages you to accept the use of or to employ available support
technologies provided by HP. If you choose not to deploy available remote support
capabilities, you may incur additional costs due to increased support resource
requirements. Listed below are the types of warranty support service that may be
applicable to the HP Hardware Product you have purchased.
Customer Self Repair Warranty Service
In countries/regions where it is available, your HP Limited Warranty may include a
customer self repair warranty service. If applicable, HP will determine in its sole discretion
that customer self repair is the appropriate method of warranty service. If so, HP will ship
approved replacement parts directly to you to fulfill your HP Hardware Product warranty
service. This will save considerable repair time. After you contact the HP Technical
Support Center and the fault diagnosis identifies that the problem can be fixed using one
of these parts, a replaceable part can be sent directly to you. Once the part arrives,
replace the defective part pursuant to the provided instructions and documentation. If
further assistance is required, call the HP Technical Support Center, and a technician will
assist you over the phone. In cases where the replacement part must be returned to
HP, you must ship the defective part back to HP within a defined period of time, normally
thirty (30) days. The defective part must be returned with the associated documentation in
the provided shipping material. Failure to return the defective product may result in HP
billing you for the replacement. With a customer self repair, HP will pay all shipping and
part return costs and determine the courier/carrier to be used. If customer self repair
applies to you, please refer to your specific HP Hardware Product announcement. You can
also obtain information on this warranty service on the HP Web site at:
http://www.hp.com/support
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Pickup and Return Warranty Service
Your HP Limited Warranty may include a pickup and return warranty service. Under the
terms of pickup and return service, HP will pick up the defective unit from your location,
repair it, and return it back to your location. HP will incur all repair, logistics, and
insurance costs in this process.
Carry-in Warranty Service
Under the terms of carry-in service, you will be required to deliver your HP Hardware
Product to an authorized service location for warranty repair. You must prepay any
shipping charges, taxes, or duties associated with transportation of the product to and
from the service location. In addition, you are responsible for insuring any product
shipped or returned to an authorized service location and assume risk of loss during
shipping.
In-Home Warranty Service
Your HP Limited Warranty service may include on-site labor support to repair your
hardware. HP provides on-site service during standard office hours. Standard office hours
are typically 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, but may vary with local
business practices. If your location is outside the customary service zone (typically
30 mi/50 km), response times may be longer or there may be additional charges. To
locate the nearest HP authorized service provider refer to the HP Web site at:
http://www.hp.com/support
HP may, at its sole discretion, determine if on-site warranty service is required. For
example, in many cases, the defect can be fixed by the use of a Customer Self Repair
(CSR) part that you are required to replace yourself based on instructions and
documentation provided by HP. You are also required to cooperate with HP in attempting
to resolve the problem over the telephone. This may involve performing routine diagnostic
procedures, installing software updates or patches, removing third-party options, and/or
substituting options. In order to receive on-site support, you must (a) have a representative
present when HP provides warranty services at your site; (b) notify HP if products are
being used in an environment that poses a potential health or safety hazard to
HP employees or subcontractors; (c) subject to its reasonable security requirements,
provide HP with sufficient, free, and safe access to and use of all facilities, information,
and systems determined necessary by HP to provide timely support; (d) ensure that all
manufacturer’s labels (such as serial numbers) are in place, accessible, and legible;
(e) maintain an environment consistent with product specifications and supported
configurations.
If you require an HP representative to handle all component replacements, support uplift
contracts are available at additional cost.
Service Upgrades
HP has a range of additional support and service coverage for your product that can be
purchased locally. However, some support and related products may not be available in
all countries/regions. For information on availability of service upgrades and the cost for
these service upgrades, refer to the HP Web site at: http://www.hp.com/support
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Options and Software Limited Warranties
The Limited Warranty terms and conditions for most HP-branded options (HP Options) are
as set forth in the Limited Warranty applicable to the HP Option and are included in the
HP Option product packaging. If your HP Option is installed in an HP Hardware Product,
HP may provide warranty service for either the period specified in the warranty
documents (HP Option Limited Warranty Period) that shipped with the HP Option or for
the remaining warranty period of the HP Hardware Product in which the HP Option is
being installed, whichever period is the longer, but not to exceed three (3) years from the
date you purchased the HP Option. The HP Option Limited Warranty Period starts from
the date of purchase from HP or an HP authorized reseller. Your dated sales or delivery
receipt, showing the date of purchase of the HP Option, is your warranty start date. See
your HP Option Limited Warranty for more details. Non-HP options are provided “AS IS.”
However, non-HP manufacturers and suppliers may provide warranties directly to you.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THE APPLICABLE SOFTWARE END-USER LICENSE OR
PROGRAM LICENSE AGREEMENT, OR IF OTHERWISE PROVIDED UNDER LOCAL LAW,
SOFTWARE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE PRODUCTS, FREEWARE (AS
DEFINED BELOW), AND THE OPERATING SYSTEM PREINSTALLED BY HP ARE PROVIDED
“AS IS” AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND HP HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, DUTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND OF LACK OF VIRUSES. Some states/jurisdictions do not
allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on the duration of implied warranties,
so the above disclaimer may not apply to you in its entirety. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL HP OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE
FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS
OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR
PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY
RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT) EVEN IF
HP OR ANY SUPPLIER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES
AND EVEN IF THE REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. Some states/jurisdictions
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
HP’s only warranty obligations with respect to software distributed by HP under the HP
brand name are set forth in the applicable end-user license or program license agreement
provided with that software. If the removable media on which HP distributes the software
proves to be defective in materials or workmanship within one (1) year of purchase, your
sole remedy shall be to return the removable media to HP for replacement. For blank tape
removable media, refer to the following Web site:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/
Document.jsp?objectID=lpg50101
It is your responsibility to contact non-HP manufacturers or suppliers for their warranty
support.
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Software Technical Support
Software technical support for your HP software, HP preinstalled third-party software, and
third-party software purchased from HP is available from HP via multiple contact methods,
including electronic media and telephone, for one year from date of purchase. See
“Contacting HP” for online resources and telephone support. Any exceptions to this will
be specified in your End-User License Agreement (EULA).
Software technical support includes assistance with:
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Installation, reinstallation questions and software update information.
Set up and configuring software.
Troubleshooting to determine system or software usage problems.
Basic steps of using non-HP software; advanced feature support for HP software.
Software technical support does NOT include assistance with:
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Non-HP software that doesn’t ship with computing product.
Installing HP software on non-HP computing products.
System optimization and customization.
Non-PC-based network configuration.
Advanced feature usage on non-HP software.
Contacting HP
If your product fails during the Limited Warranty Period and the suggestions in the product
documentation do not solve the problem, you can receive support by doing the following:
Locate your nearest HP Support location via the Web at:
http://www.hp.com/support
Contact your authorized HP dealer or authorized service provider, and be sure to have
the following information available before you call:
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Product serial number, model name, and model number
Applicable error messages
Add-on options
Operating system
Third-party hardware or software
Detailed questions
How to Check Warranty and Support Entitlement
Please check http://www.hp.com/support for warranty, service and support and
product information updates.
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Safety Information
For more information, refer to the Regulatory and Safety Information document in the User Guides
folder. Click Start, All Programs, and then click User Guides.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock or damage to your
equipment:
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Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an
important safety feature.
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Plug the power cord in a grounded (earthed) outlet that is easily
accessible at all times.
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Disconnect power from the equipment by unplugging the power cord
from the electrical outlet. To prevent direct exposure to laser beam, do
not try to open the enclosure of the CD or DVD drives.
WARNING: The computer may be heavy; be sure to use ergonomically
correct lifting procedures when moving the computer.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury read the Safety & Comfort
Guide. The guide is located on the Web at http://www.hp.com/ergo
Support Information
Don’t Forget to Register!
Go to: http://register.hp.com
Where to Get Help
Follow These Steps When You Need Help
1 Check the setup poster and product documentation for help with setting up and using your
computer.
2 Use the Help and Support Center for help with hardware and software questions. Click Start,
and then click Help and Support. The Help and Support Center provides useful troubleshooting
information and includes the following:
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E-mail support.
HP Real Time Chat with qualified support specialists.
Support phone numbers.
3 If you think you have a hardware issue, before calling the Customer Care Center, run the
hardware diagnostic tools that are preinstalled on your computer. Click Start, All Programs,
PC Help & Tools, and then click Hardware Diagnostic Tools.
4 HP Technical Support Web site. Go to: http://www.hp.com/support for product
information, driver updates, troubleshooting, and much more.
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5 If you have not solved the problem, call HP Customer Care, toll-free, by phone, 24 hours a day,
seven days a week in English, Spanish (U.S. only), and French (Canada only) at:
HP: 1-800-474-6836 (800-HP-invent)
Compaq: 1-800-652-6672 (800-OK-Compaq)
When you call, please have your product model number, serial number, and date of purchase
available. Telephone support is free during your limited warranty period.
HP Total Care
HP Total Care provides fast, friendly, and effective expert advice for all your HP products. If you have
a question or if a problem arises, we offer extensive service and support options available 24/7 to
better handle your needs. Go to your computer’s Help and Support Center for fast resolutions. For
more information about service and support options, both in- and out-of-warranty, visit:
http://www.hp.com/go/totalcare
Or
http://www.hp.ca/totalcare (Canada)
When Should I Contact HP Total Care Support and Services?
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The Help and Support Center or other support tools on your computer do not identify or help solve
your problem.
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You either do not have Internet access or cannot connect to the Internet to use the HP Technical
Support Web site or to chat with qualified online support specialists.
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There is obvious damage or a mechanical breakdown with your product, and it does not work.
HP-trained technicians are available 24/7 in English, Spanish (U.S. only), and French (Canada only)
via telephone to provide expert assistance.
HP: 1-800-474-6836 (800-HP-invent)
Compaq: 1-800-652-6672 (800-OK-Compaq)
NOTE: Support options, availability, and hours vary by product, country/region, and language and
are subject to change.
HP Total Care Out-of-Warranty Support Options
Even after your warranty has ended, HP can still provide you with service and support options.
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Visa and MasterCard holders in the United States or callers from Canada, call:
HP: 1-800-474-6836 (800-HP-invent)
Compaq: 1-800-652-6672 (800-OK-Compaq)
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1-time technical support, $49.99* USD (Can $39.99*) per call.
1-year unlimited technical support, $99* USD (Can $69.99*).
*Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary based on your product.
Fees are charged to your Visa or MasterCard.
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Protect Your Investment
Protect your investment by purchasing an HP Care Pack. Allow HP Total Care to provide you with
total peace of mind, while you get the most out of your investment. Service coverage begins on
product purchase date, and you must purchase the care pack within the first two years after
purchasing the computer. The hardware service offering is determined based on the outcome of
system self-test programs that you run during your initial call to an HP support representative.
For more information visit:
http://www.hp.com/go/totalcare (U.S. only)
or call:
1-866-234-1377
Or
http://www.hp.ca/totalcare (Canada only)
or call:
1-877-231-4351
Or log on:
Connect with HP users just like you to share advice and read up on the latest support topics.
http://www.hp.com/support/consumer-forum (US and Canada)
Understanding Hard Disk Drive Space
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The hard disk drive on the Hewlett-Packard and Compaq computers with the Microsoft Windows
operating system preinstalled may appear to be smaller than what is stated in the product
specifications, in the documentation, or on the box. Hard disk drives are described and advertised by
manufacturers in terms of decimal (base 10) capacity. Microsoft Windows and other programs, such
as FDISK, use the binary (base 2) numbering system.
In decimal notation, one megabyte (MB) is equal to 1,000,000 bytes, and one gigabyte (GB) is
equal to 1,000,000,000 bytes. In the binary numbering system, one megabyte is equal to
1,048,576 bytes, and one gigabyte is equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes. Because of the different
measuring systems, you may see a difference between the size reported by Microsoft Windows and
the size advertised. The storage capacity of the hard disk drive is as advertised.
Microsoft Windows reports smaller capacity in the Windows Explorer tool and in the Computer
window because it shows information about one partition on the hard disk drive at a time. One of the
partitions contains the system recovery information.
Note About Systems Configured with 4GB of Memory
For computers with a 32-bit operating system, all memory above 3GB may not be available because
of system resource requirements.
This limitation is not limited to HP and Compaq systems. The memory above 3GB is used for system
resources.
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Confirming Total Memory
The system BIOS displays the full 4GB of installed memory.
1 Turn on the PC.
2 Press the F10 key. The BIOS menu displays. Confirm the Total Installed Memory.
Recycle — HP Planet Partners
HP is sensitive to the environment and has a program, Planet Partners, to make it simple for us to
reclaim your old product for recycling. HP will help you recycle your old equipment even if it is not an
HP product; we take back all makes and models. Visit our Web site to find out how easy it is to
recycle: http://www.hp.com/recycle
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
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