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HP Fast InfraRed Receiver
for HP LaserJet Printers
and HP Mopiers
User Guide
HP Fast InfraRed
Receiver for
HP LaserJet Printers
and HP Mopiers
User Guide
© Copyright
Hewlett-Packard
Company 1999
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First Edition,
February 1999
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Table of Contents
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Installing the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Installing the IR Driver in Windows 9x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Installing the IR Driver in Macintosh OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Printing with the HP Fast Infrared Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Setting Up to Print with Windows 9x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Setting Up to Print with Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Executing the Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Handling and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Cleaning the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
DIN Pin-Outs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
U.S.A. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Canadian Department of Communications (DOC)
Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
VCCI Statement (Japan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
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HP Fast InfraRed
Receiver
Overview
Thank you for purchasing the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver.
This device is an infrared (IR) adapter that complies with the
communications protocol specifications established by the
Infrared Data Association (IrDA).
CAUTION
Only connect the HP Fast Infrared Receiver to an HP LaserJet
printer or mopier. Connecting the HP Fast Infrared Receiver to
a different device may damage the device.
The HP Fast InfraRed Receiver enables wireless printing
from any IrDA-compliant portable device (such as a portable
computer) to HP LaserJet printers and mopiers equipped for
fast serial infrared operation.
Because this printer has HP JetSend Communications
Technology built in, the HP Fast Infrared Receiver also allows
wireless printing from any HP JetSend-enabled IR sending
appliance.
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The printing connection is maintained by positioning the
sending IR port within operating range of the receiving IR
port (see “Executing the Print Job” on page 10). Note that the
connection can be blocked by objects such as a hand, paper,
direct sunlight, or any bright light shining into either IR port.
System Requirements
In order to print with the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver, you will
need:
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HP LaserJet printer or mopier equipped with fast serial
infrared capability
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IrDA-compliant portable or other IR-capable host
supporting IRLPT or HP JetSend over IR
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Microsoft® Windows® 9x, Mac OS 8.5, or Apple
LaserWriter 8.6 driver or higher
Note
Older non-IrDA-compliant portable computers may not be
compatible with the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver. If you
experience problems when attempting to print with the HP Fast
InfraRed Receiver, contact the manufacturer or dealer of your
portable computer to verify compatibility with the IrDA
standard.
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Features
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Complies with IrDA communications protocol
specifications
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Compatible with a wide variety of IrDA-compliant portable
computers
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Provides wireless data transfer
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Transmits data at speeds up to 4 Mbps
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Getting Started
This section contains procedures for installing the HP Fast
InfraRed Receiver. The main steps include:
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Installing the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver
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Installing the IR driver in Windows 9x or Mac OS
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Figure 1
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HP Fast InfraRed Receiver Package Contents
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Velcro fasteners
User Guide
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Installing the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver
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IR Port on a HP LaserJet Printer
Follow the instructions below to print a configuration page.
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1
Turn the printer’s power switch off.
2
Attach the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver to the IR port on
the rear of the HP LaserJet printer.
3
Turn the printer’s power switch on.
4
On the control panel, make sure the printer is on and the
READY message is displayed.
5
Press Menu until the display reads INFORMATION MENU.
6
Press Item until the display reads PRINT
CONFIGURATION.
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Press Select to print the configuration page.
The configuration page shows the printer’s current
configuration.
An HP JetDirect network configuration page will also print
for networked printers and mopiers.
A configuration summary prints. On the first page of the
printout, under Installed Personalities and Options, check
for “IR POD (IrDA-Compliant).”
The HP Fast InfraRed Receiver can be placed on a table or
attached to the side of the printer using the Velcro fasteners
shown in Figure 3 on page 7.
To attach the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver on the side of the
printer, continue with steps 1 and 2.
1
Attach one Velcro faster to the round depression on the
underside of the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver (see
Figure 3).
2
Attach the remaining Velcro fastener to the side of the
printer (see Figure 3).
When the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver is situated on the
printer, it should be close to the printer’s front edge as shown
in Figure 4. This location allows for the largest possible area
in which the portable computer’s IR port can operate. The
required alignment of devices is described in “Executing the
Print Job” on page 10.
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Figure 3
Attaching the Velcro Fasteners
Figure 4
HP Fast InfraRed Receiver After Installation
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Installing the IR Driver in Windows 9x
If your version of Windows does not have the
HP Fast InfraRed driver pre-installed, you can download
it from the Internet at no charge. The address is
http://www.microsoft.com/windows. Use the search
feature on the web page to locate the correct driver.
After downloading the Infrared driver, complete these steps:
1
Start the SETUP.EXE program to invoke the Windows 95
Add Infrared Device wizard.
2
When the wizard announces New Hardware Found
events for the IR serial and parallel ports, you can enable
the IR device immediately after the wizard is finished.
3
Restart the computer.
Installing the IR Driver in Macintosh OS
The HP Fast Infrared driver is pre-installed with Mac OS 8.5
or newer. If your Mac OS is older than 8.5, you can download
the Apple LaserWriter 8.6 driver, which supports IR printing,
from the World Wide Web at no charge from www.apple.com.
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Printing with the HP Fast Infrared
Receiver
Setting Up to Print with Windows 9x
Before launching the HP Fast Infrared driver, complete the
following steps:
1
From the Printers panel, select your HP LaserJet printer
as the default printer.
2
While in the same Printers panel, go to Properties/
Details, and make sure that Virtual Infrared LPT Port is
selected.
3
Select the file to print.
Setting Up to Print with Macintosh
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Launch the Desktop Printer Utility.
2
Click the Printer (Infrared) from the New Printer
window. Click OK, then click Change.
3
From the PostScript Printer Description window, click
the desired printer to print to.
4
From the File menu, select Save.
5
From the File Browser window, name your desktop
printer, then click Save.
6
Quit out of the Desktop Printer Utility.
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Executing the Print Job
1
Align your portable computer (or other portable device
equipped with an IrDA-compliant IR window) within
1 meter (2 to 3 feet maximum) of the HP Fast InfraRed
Receiver. The IR window must be at an angle of +/- 15
degrees to ensure an effective connection for printing.
Figure 5 illustrates the required alignment of devices
necessary for printing.
Figure 5
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Alignment of Devices Used for Printing
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Execute the print job. The status indicator on the HP Fast
InfraRed Receiver lights up, and, after a short delay, the
printer status panel displays a PROCESSING JOB
message.
If the status indicator does not light up, realign the HP Fast
InfraRed Receiver with the IR port on the sending device,
re-send the print job, and maintain the alignment of all
devices as shown in Figure 5. If you have to move the
equipment (for example, to add paper), make sure that all
devices remain within the range of operation shown in
Figure 5. Only then is the required connection maintained. If
the connection is interrupted before your print job is
complete, the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver status indicator
turns off. You have up to 40 seconds to resume the
connection and continue the job. If the connection is resumed
within this time, the status indicator lights up again.
Note
The connection is permanently broken if the sending port is
moved out of operating range (see Figure 5), or if anything
passing between the ports blocks transmission for more than
40 seconds. (This block could be a hand, paper, or even direct
sunlight). Depending on the size of the job, printing with the
HP Fast InfraRed Receiver may be slightly slower than printing
with a cable connected directly to the parallel port.
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Handling and Care
The HP Fast InfraRed Receiver is a delicate electronic device
that should be treated with the same care as your printer. In
addition, follow these precautions at all times:
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Avoid discharging static electricity to the HP Fast
InfraRed Receiver.
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Do not place objects on the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver.
Cleaning the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver
Always keep the device’s IR window free from dust and
grease.
To remove dust from the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver’s
surface, use a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Hardened dirt may be
removed with a cloth slightly dampened in soapy water.
Do not allow water to get into openings on the device.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, acrylic or lacquer paint
thinners, and cleansers with an acetone or solvent base,
such as MDC or EDC. These will damage the HP Fast
InfraRed Receiver’s plastic case.
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem while operating the HP Fast InfraRed
Receiver, follow these steps:
1
Verify in your computer user’s guide that your equipment
is compatible with the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver, fulfills
system requirements, and you have performed the
correct hardware and software installation procedures.
2
See the Troubleshooting Chart on page 14 to check if a
solution to your problem is provided.
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If you still have a problem, or think you may have a
defective HP Fast InfraRed Receiver, consult the support
section of your user’s guide.
Please have the following information available before you
call:
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Description of the problem
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Version of Windows or Mac OS you are using
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Type of portable IrDA-compliant device you are using
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HP Fast InfraRed Receiver serial number and product
number
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Troubleshooting Chart
Condition
Solution
IR port status indicator does not Make sure the printer is in READY mode and that the
light up.
IR port you are printing from is IrDA-compliant and
within the range of operation described in
“Executing the Print Job” on page 10.
Make sure the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver is
properly connected to the printer.
Print the printer configuration page. Check that “IR
POD (IrDA Compliant)” is printed under Installed
Personalities and Options.
Connection cannot be
established or transmission
seems to take longer than
usual.
Use a device that is IrDA-compliant; look for an IrDA
symbol on the device, or refer to the computer user’s
guide for IrDA specifications.
Make sure that the operating system on your
computer includes an IR driver and your application
uses the appropriate HP LaserJet printer driver.
(Note that complex pages take longer to print.)
Position the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver within the
range of operation (see “Executing the Print Job” on
page 10), and make sure that no object is blocking
the connection. (This object could be a hand, paper,
books, or even bright light.)
Make sure that the two IR ports are clean (free from
dirt and grease).
Bright light of any kind (sunlight, incandescent light,
fluorescent light, or light from an infrared remote
control, such as those used for TVs and VCRs)
shining directly into one of the IR ports may cause
interference. Make sure no bright light is shining
directly into either IR port.
Position the portable device closer to the IR port on
the printer.
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Troubleshooting Chart (Continued)
Condition
Solution
The printer prints only part of a
page or document.
The connection has been broken during
transmission.
If you move the portable device during transmission,
the connection can be broken. IrDA-compliant
devices are designed to recover from temporary
connection interruptions. You have up to 40 seconds
to re-establish the connection (depending on the
portable device being used).
The print job has been properly If the connection is broken before the entire print job
sent, but the printer will not
has been transmitted to the printer (printing has not
print.
yet started), the printer may not print any of the job.
Press the Job Cancel button to clear the printer’s
memory. Then, re-position the portable device within
the range of operation (see “Executing the Print Job”
on page 10), and print the job again.
The IR status indicator turns off The connection may have been broken, resume
during transmission.
connection within 40 seconds.
Press the Job Cancel button to clear the printer’s
memory. Then, re-position the portable device within
the range of operation (see “Executing the Print Job”
on page 10), and print the job again.
PostScript™ print job will not
print.
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Check configuration in the PostScript tab of
Windows: check that Protocol is set to AppleTalk,
and Binary Data is not selected.
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Specifications
Product Specifications
Physical Dimensions
Height
0.64 in (16.3 mm)
Width
1.70 in (43.0 mm)
Depth
3.07 in (78.0 mm)
Weight
8 oz.
Electrical Specifications
Power Consumption
During standby - 0.4 W
During transmission - 2.0 W/400 mA
Voltage
5 V DC
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
50 to 91 oF (10 to 32.5 oC)
Non-operating Temperature
32 to 95 oF (0 to 35 oC)
Operating Humidity
20% to 80%
Non-operating Humidity
10% to 95%
Safety and Regulatory Conformance
Safety
Complies with IEC950 requirements
Regulatory
FCC B, VCCI 2, CE Marking
Cable Dimensions
Cable
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6 ft. (1.8 m)
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DIN Pin-Outs
The HP Fast InfraRed Receiver uses the eight position miniDIN connector. A functional description of the pins follows.
Figure 6
Eight-Position Mini-DIN Connector
DIN Connector Pin-Outs
PIN Number
Signal Name
1 (active high input)
-SIGNAL_DETECT
2 (single-ended driver)
-RX_SIR
3 (TP, pins 3 and 6)
-TX (Transmit Data)
4 (TP, pins 4 and 7)
PWR_GND
5 (Receive Data Gnd)*
-RX_FIR
6 (pulse = data 0)
+TX (Transmit Data)
7 (5 volt power)
+5V_POWER
8 (pulse = data 0)
+RX_FIR
*no connect for FIR
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Declaration of Conformity
according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN45014
Manufacturer’s Name:
Hewlett-Packard Company
Manufacturer’s Address:
11311 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, Idaho 83714-1021, USA
declares that the product
HP Fast InfraRed Receiver
C4103A
Product Name:
Model Number:
ALL
Product Options:
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
Safety:
EMC:
IEC 950:1991+A1+A2+A3 / EN 60950:1992+A1+A2+A3+A4
IEC 825-1:1993 / EN 60825-1:1994 Class 1 (Laser/LED)
CISPR 22:1993+A1 / EN 55022:1994 Class B1
EN50081-1:1992
EN 50082-1:1992
IEC 801-2:1991 / prEN 55024-2:1992 -
4 kV CD, 8 kV AD
IEC 801-3:1984 / prEN 55024-3:1991 -
3 V/m
IEC 801-4:1988 / prEN 55024-4:1992 -
0.5 kV Signal Lines
1.0 kV Power Lines
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B2 / ICES-003, Issue 2 / VCCI-21
AS / NZS 3548:1992 / CISPR 22:1993 Class B1
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the following Directive and
carries the CE-marking accordingly:
the EMC directive 89/336/EEC
1) The product was tested in a typical configuration with Hewlett-Packard Personal
Computer Systems.
2) This Device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
For Compliance Information ONLY, contact:
Australia Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Australia
Ltd., 31-41 Joseph Street, Blackburn, Victoria 3130,
Australia
European Contact:
Your Local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office or
Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Department HQ-TRE /
Standards Europe, Herrenberger Straße 130, D-71034
Böblingen (FAX: +49-7031-14-3143)
USA Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Company, PO Box 15 Mail Stop 160, Boise, ID 837070015 (Phone: 208-396-6000)
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U.S.A. Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
Compliance to these regulations requires the use of shielded
cables. Changes or modifications to the equipment not
expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the user's
authority to operate it.
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Canadian Department of Communications
(DOC) Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for
radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the
Radio Interference Requirements of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
Compliance to these regulations requires the use of shielded
cables.
VCCI Statement (Japan)
WARNING!
Using controls, making adjustments, or performing procedures
other than those specified in this manual may result in
exposure to hazardous radiation.
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Warranty
HP warrants that the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver will be free
from defects, and will meet the Infrared Receiver
specifications as presented by HP at the time of original
purchase, for one year. Under this warranty HP will, at its sole
option, repair or replace any Infrared Receiver which is
defective or does not meet the Infrared Receiver
specifications. Options, cables, accessories, and included
items are covered by the same warranty as the HP Fast
InfraRed Receiver for which they are purchased. Purchaser
pays freight charges to return replaced equipment under this
warranty.
If you think you have a defective Infrared Receiver, call HP’s
Technical Support or your local sales office for assistance.
Warranty does not cover (1) Infrared Receivers with serial
numbers that cannot be read; (2) Infrared Receivers which
have been operated with incompatible accessories. Warranty
will not cover damage resulting from: (1) abnormal conditions
including but not limited to accidents, fire, water, etc.;
(2) neglect or misuse of Infrared Receiver; (3) causes
external to the Infrared Receiver, including but not limited to
failure or fluctuation of electrical power, air conditioning,
humidity control, etc. (4) maintenance, repairs, alterations,
or modifications performed by any person or entity other
than HP.
This warranty is exclusive of all other warranties, whether
expressed, implied, or statutory. HP does not warrant Infrared
Receiver for fitness for a particular purpose or
merchantability. HP will not be liable for any special,
consequential, indirect or incidental damages, even if advised
of their possibility. Some states do not allow for the exclusion
or limitation of certain liabilities, so the above limitations may
not apply. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to
state.
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Hewlett-Packard Co.
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