HP MINI3111000NR User's manual

HP MINI3111000NR User's manual
Mini User Guide
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or omissions contained herein.
Second Edition: December 2009
First Edition: September 2009
Document Part Number: 574394-002
Product notice
This user guide describes features that are
common to most models. Some features
may not be available on your Mini.
To obtain the latest information in the Mini
User Guide, go to the HP Web site at
http://www.hp.com/support.
Safety warning notice
WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not
place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a
hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft
surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to contact
the skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation. The computer and the
AC adapter comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the International
Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).
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Safety warning notice
Table of contents
1 Hardware features
Identifying the hardware ....................................................................................................................... 1
Top components .................................................................................................................. 1
TouchPad ............................................................................................................ 1
Lights ................................................................................................................... 2
Buttons ................................................................................................................ 3
Keys .................................................................................................................... 4
Front components ................................................................................................................ 4
Right-side components ........................................................................................................ 5
Left-side components .......................................................................................................... 6
Display components ............................................................................................................ 7
Bottom components ............................................................................................................. 8
Wireless antennas ............................................................................................................... 9
Additional hardware components ...................................................................................... 10
Identifying the labels ........................................................................................................................... 10
2 Using HP QuickWeb software (select models only)
3 Wireless and local area network
Using wireless devices ....................................................................................................................... 13
Identifying wireless and network status icons .................................................................... 14
Using the wireless controls ................................................................................................ 14
Using the wireless button ................................................................................................... 14
Using HP Connection Manager software (select models only) .......................................... 15
Using Wireless Assistant software (select models only) .................................................... 15
Using operating system controls ........................................................................................ 15
Using a WLAN ................................................................................................................... 16
Setting up a WLAN ............................................................................................ 16
Protecting your WLAN ....................................................................................... 16
Connecting to a WLAN ...................................................................................... 17
Roaming to another network ............................................................................. 18
Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only) ............................................................ 18
Inserting a SIM .................................................................................................. 19
Removing a SIM ................................................................................................ 20
Using Bluetooth wireless devices ...................................................................................... 20
Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) ............................................. 21
Troubleshooting wireless connection problems ................................................................. 21
Cannot create a WLAN connection ................................................................... 21
Cannot connect to a preferred network ............................................................. 22
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Current network security codes are unavailable ............................................... 22
WLAN connection is very weak ......................................................................... 23
Cannot connect to the wireless router ............................................................... 23
Connecting to a local area network (LAN) ......................................................................... 23
4 Multimedia
Multimedia features ............................................................................................................................ 25
Identifying your multimedia components ........................................................................... 25
Adjusting the volume ......................................................................................................... 27
Multimedia software ........................................................................................................................... 28
Using preinstalled multimedia software ............................................................................. 28
Installing multimedia software from the Internet ................................................................ 28
Audio .................................................................................................................................................. 29
Connecting external audio devices .................................................................................... 29
Checking your audio functions ........................................................................................... 29
Video .................................................................................................................................................. 31
Connecting an external monitor or projector ...................................................................... 31
Connecting an HDMI device .............................................................................................. 31
Configuring audio for HDMI (select models only) .............................................. 32
Webcam ............................................................................................................................................. 33
5 Drives and external devices
Drives ................................................................................................................................................. 34
Identifying installed drives .................................................................................................. 34
Handling drives .................................................................................................................. 34
Improving hard drive performance ..................................................................................... 35
Using Disk Defragmenter .................................................................................. 35
Using Disk Cleanup ........................................................................................... 35
Replacing the hard drive in the hard drive bay .................................................................. 36
Using external drives ......................................................................................................... 38
Connecting optional external drives .................................................................. 39
Sharing optical drives ........................................................................................................ 39
External devices ................................................................................................................................. 40
Using a USB device ........................................................................................................... 40
Connecting a USB device ................................................................................. 40
Removing a USB device ................................................................................... 40
Using Digital Media Slot cards ........................................................................................... 41
Inserting a digital card ....................................................................................... 41
Stopping and removing a digital card ................................................................ 42
6 Memory modules
7 Pointing devices and keyboard
Setting pointing device preferences ................................................................................................... 47
Using pointing devices ....................................................................................................................... 47
Using the TouchPad .......................................................................................................... 47
Connecting an external mouse .......................................................................................... 47
Using the keyboard ............................................................................................................................ 47
Using hotkeys .................................................................................................................... 47
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Initiating Standby ............................................................................................... 48
Switching the screen image .............................................................................. 49
Decreasing screen brightness ........................................................................... 49
Increasing screen brightness ............................................................................ 49
Initiating QuickLock ........................................................................................... 49
Muting speaker sound ....................................................................................... 50
Decreasing speaker volume .............................................................................. 50
Increasing speaker volume ............................................................................... 50
8 Power management
Setting power options ......................................................................................................................... 51
Using power-saving states ................................................................................................. 51
Initiating and exiting Standby ............................................................................ 51
Initiating and exiting Hibernation ....................................................................... 52
Using power schemes ....................................................................................................... 52
Viewing the current scheme .............................................................................. 52
Selecting a different power scheme .................................................................. 53
Customizing power schemes ............................................................................ 53
Setting password protection upon exiting Standby ............................................................ 53
Using external AC power .................................................................................................................... 53
Connecting the AC adapter ............................................................................................... 54
Using battery power ........................................................................................................................... 54
Displaying the remaining battery charge ........................................................................... 55
Inserting or removing the battery ....................................................................................... 55
Charging a battery ............................................................................................................. 56
Maximizing battery discharge time .................................................................................... 57
Managing low battery levels .............................................................................................. 57
Identifying low battery levels ............................................................................. 57
Resolving a low battery level ............................................................................. 59
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available ....... 59
Resolving a low battery level when a charged battery is
available ........................................................................................... 59
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is
available ........................................................................................... 59
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit
Hibernation ....................................................................................... 59
Calibrating a battery ........................................................................................................... 59
Step 1: Fully charge the battery ........................................................................ 59
Step 2: Disable Hibernation and Standby ......................................................... 60
Step 3: Discharge the battery ............................................................................ 60
Step 4: Fully recharge the battery ..................................................................... 61
Step 5: Reenable Hibernation and Standby ...................................................... 61
Conserving battery power .................................................................................................. 61
Storing a battery ................................................................................................................ 61
Disposing of a used battery ............................................................................................... 62
Shutting down the computer ............................................................................................................... 62
9 Security
Protecting the computer ..................................................................................................................... 63
Using passwords ................................................................................................................................ 63
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Passwords set in Windows ................................................................................................ 64
Passwords set in Setup Utility ........................................................................................... 64
Administrator password ..................................................................................... 65
Managing an administrator password ............................................... 65
Entering an administrator password ................................................. 65
Power-on password .......................................................................................... 65
Managing a power-on password ...................................................... 66
Entering a power-on password ......................................................... 66
Using antivirus software ..................................................................................................................... 67
Using firewall software ....................................................................................................................... 68
Installing critical updates .................................................................................................................... 69
10 Software updates
Updating the BIOS ............................................................................................................................. 71
Determining the BIOS version ........................................................................................... 71
Downloading a BIOS update ............................................................................................. 71
Updating programs and drivers .......................................................................................................... 73
11 Setup Utility
Starting Setup Utility ........................................................................................................................... 74
Using Setup Utility .............................................................................................................................. 74
Changing the language of Setup Utility ............................................................................. 74
Navigating and selecting in Setup Utility ............................................................................ 74
Displaying system information ........................................................................................... 75
Restoring default settings in Setup Utility .......................................................................... 75
Exiting Setup Utility ............................................................................................................ 75
Setup Utility menus ............................................................................................................................ 76
Main menu ......................................................................................................................... 76
Security menu .................................................................................................................... 76
System Configuration menu .............................................................................................. 76
Diagnostics menu .............................................................................................................. 77
Index ................................................................................................................................................................... 78
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Hardware features
Identifying the hardware
Components included with the computer may vary by region and model. The illustrations in this chapter
identify the standard features on most computer models.
To see a list of hardware installed in the computer, follow these steps:
1.
Select Start > My Computer.
2.
In the left pane of the System Tasks window, select View system information.
3.
Select Hardware tab > Device Manager.
You can also add hardware or modify device configurations using Device Manager.
Top components
TouchPad
Component
(1)
Description
TouchPad*
Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the
screen.
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Component
Description
(2)
Left TouchPad button*
Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(3)
Right TouchPad button*
Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
(4)
TouchPad scroll zone
Scrolls up or down.
*This table describes factory settings. To view or change pointing device preferences, select Start > Control Panel > Printers
and Other Hardware > Mouse.
Lights
Component
(1)
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on.
(2)
Power light
●
On: The computer is on.
●
Blinking: The computer is in Standby.
●
Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation.
●
On: An integrated wireless device, such as a
wireless local area network (WLAN) device
and/or a Bluetooth® device, is on.
●
Off: All wireless devices are off.
(3)
2
Description
Wireless light
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Buttons
Component
Description
(1)
●
When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the
computer.
●
When the computer is on, press the button briefly to initiate
Standby.
●
When the computer is in Standby, press the button briefly to
exit Standby.
●
When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button briefly
to exit Hibernation.
Power button*
If the computer has stopped responding and Windows® shutdown
procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button for at
least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings, select Start > Control
Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
(2)
Wireless button
Turns the wireless feature on or off but does not create a wireless
connection.
NOTE: To establish a wireless connection, a wireless network
must already be set up.
*This table describes factory settings. For information about changing factory settings, refer to the user guides located in Help
and Support.
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Keys
Component
Description
(1)
esc key
Displays system information when pressed in
combination with the fn key.
(2)
fn key
Executes frequently used system functions when
pressed in combination with a function key.
(3)
Windows® logo key
Displays the Windows Start menu.
(4)
Windows applications key
Displays a shortcut menu for items beneath the
pointer.
(5)
Function keys
Execute frequently used system functions when
pressed in combination with the fn key.
Front components
Component
(1)
4
Description
Speakers (2)
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Produce sound.
Component
(2)
(3)
Description
Battery light
Drive light
●
On: A battery is charging.
●
Blinking: A battery that is the only available
power source has reached a low battery level.
When the battery reaches a critical battery level,
the battery light begins blinking rapidly.
●
Off: If the computer is plugged into an external
power source, the light turns off when all
batteries in the computer are fully charged. If the
computer is not plugged into an external power
source, the light stays off until the battery
reaches a low battery level.
Blinking: The hard drive or flash drive is being
accessed.
Right-side components
Component
(1)
(2)
Description
Digital Media Slot
Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone)
jack
Supports the following optional digital card formats:
●
Memory Stick (MS)
●
Memory Stick Pro (MS/Pro)
●
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
●
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
●
xD-Picture card
Produces sound when connected to optional powered
stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or
television audio. Also connects an optional headset
microphone.
NOTE: When a device is connected to the jack, the
computer speakers are disabled.
The audio component cable must have a 4-conductor
connector.
(3)
USB ports (2)
Connect optional USB devices.
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Component
Description
(4)
External monitor port
Connects an external VGA monitor or projector.
(5)
RJ-45 (network) jack
Connects a network cable.
Left-side components
Component
(1)
Description
Security cable slot
Attaches an optional security cable to the computer.
NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a
deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from
being mishandled or stolen.
(2)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
(3)
Vent
Enables airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to
cool internal components and prevent overheating. It
is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off during
routine operation.
(4)
USB port
Connects an optional USB device.
(5)
HDMI port
Connects an optional video or audio device, such as
a high-definition television, or any compatible digital
or audio component.
NOTE: Depending on your computer model, the
computer may include an HDMI port or a USB port at
this location.
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Display components
Component
Description
(1)
Internal display switch
Turns off the display if the display is closed while the
power is on.
(2)
Webcam light
On: The webcam is in use.
(3)
Webcam
Captures still photographs and videos.
NOTE: To capture videos, you must install additional
webcam software.
(4)
Internal microphone
Records sound.
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Bottom components
Component
Description
(1)
Battery release latches (2)
Release the battery from the battery bay.
(2)
Battery bay
Holds the battery.
(3)
Vents (4)
Enable airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool
internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal
for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine
operation.
(4)
Hard drive bay
Contains the hard drive, the wireless LAN module slot, and
the memory module slot.
CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system and the
display of a warning message, replace the WLAN module
with only a module authorized for use in the computer by
the governmental agency that regulates wireless devices
in your country or region. If you replace the module and
then receive a warning message, remove the module to
restore computer functionality, and then contact technical
support through Help and Support.
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Wireless antennas
Component
Description
(1)
WLAN antennas (2)*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
local area networks (WLANs).
(2)
WWAN antennas (2) (select models only)*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
wide-area networks (WWANs).
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around
the antennas free from obstructions.
To see wireless regulatory notices, refer to the section of the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental
Notices that applies to your country or region. These notices are located in Help and Support.
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Additional hardware components
Component
Description
(1)
Power cord*
Connects an AC adapter to an AC outlet.
(2)
Battery*
Powers the computer when the computer is not plugged into
external power.
(3)
AC adapter
Converts AC power to DC power.
*Batteries and power cords vary in appearance by region and country.
Identifying the labels
The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system
problems or travel internationally with the computer.
●
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Service tag—Provides important information including the following:
◦
Product name (1). This is the product name affixed to the front of your computer.
◦
Serial number (s/n) (2). This is an alphanumeric identifier that is unique to each product.
◦
Part Number/Product number (p/n) (3). This number provides specific information about the
hardware components of the product. The part number helps a service technician to determine
what components and parts are needed.
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Model description (4). This is the alphanumeric identifier you use to locate documents, drivers,
and support for your computer.
◦
Warranty period (5). This number describes the duration (in years) of the warranty period for
this computer.
Have this information available when you contact technical support. The service tag label is affixed
to the bottom of the computer.
●
Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity—Contains the Windows® Product Key. You may need the
Product Key to update or troubleshoot the operating system. This certificate is affixed to the bottom
of the computer.
●
Regulatory label—Provides regulatory information about the computer, including the following:
◦
Information about optional wireless devices and the approval markings of some of the
countries or regions in which the devices have been approved for use. An optional device may
be a wireless local area network (WLAN) device. You may need this information when
traveling internationally.
◦
The serial number of your HP Mobile Broadband Module.
The regulatory label is affixed inside the battery bay.
Identifying the labels
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Using HP QuickWeb software (select
models only)
HP QuickWeb software is an optional, instant-on environment that is separate from the Windows
operating system. QuickWeb allows you to rapidly access certain programs without the need to start
the operating system. You will enjoy this feature if you browse the Internet, view and send e-mail, view
digital photos, listen to music, or keep in touch through instant messages or Skype. QuickWeb is ready
to go within seconds of pressing the power button.
QuickWeb includes the following features:
●
Web browser—Search and browse the Internet, and create links to your favorite Web sites.
●
Music Player—Listen to your favorite music and create playlists.
●
Photo Viewer—Browse through photos, create albums, and view slide shows.
●
Skype (select models only)—Skype is a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) that lets you
communicate free of charge with other Skype users. With Skype, you can have a conference call
or a video chat with one or more people at a time. You can also make long-distance phone calls
to land lines.
●
Chat—Chat with friends on multiple instant messaging programs, such as Google Talk, Windows
Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and other providers.
●
Web calendar—Display, edit, and organize your schedule using your favorite online calendar
program.
●
Web e-mail—View and send e-mail using Yahoo, Gmail, and other Web e-mail providers.
NOTE: For information on using QuickWeb, refer to the Notebook Essentials guide included with your
computer.
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Wireless and local area network
Using wireless devices
Wireless technology transfers data across radio waves instead of wires. Your computer may be
equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices:
●
Wireless local area network (WLAN) device—Connects the computer to wireless local area
networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in corporate offices,
your home, and public places such as airports, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and universities.
In a WLAN, each mobile wireless device communicates with a wireless router or a wireless access
point.
●
HP Mobile Broadband Module—A wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that provides
access to information wherever mobile network operator service is available. In a WWAN, each
mobile device communicates to a mobile network operator’s base station. Mobile network operators
install networks of base stations (similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas,
effectively providing coverage across entire states, regions, or even countries.
●
Bluetooth® device—Creates a personal area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetooth-enabled
devices such as computers, phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras. In a PAN, each
device communicates directly with other devices, and devices must be relatively close together—
typically within 10 meters (approximately 33 feet) of each other.
Computers with WLAN devices support one or more of the following IEEE industry standards:
●
802.11b, the first popular standard, supports data rates of up to 11 Mbps and operates at a
frequency of 2.4 GHz.
●
802.11g supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps and operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 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 and operates at a frequency of 5 GHz.
NOTE:
●
802.11a is not compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g.
802.11n supports data rates of up to 450 Mbps and may operate at 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, making it
backward compatible with 802.11a, b, and g.
For more information on wireless technology, refer to the information and Web site links provided in
Help and Support.
Using wireless devices
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Identifying wireless and network status icons
Icon
Name
Description
Wireless (connected)
Identifies the location of the wireless light and the wireless
function key on the computer. Also identifies the Wireless
Assistant software on the computer and indicates that one or
more of the wireless devices are on.
Wireless (disconnected)
Identifies the Wireless Assistant software on the computer and
indicates that all of the wireless devices are off.
Wireless network connection (connected)
Indicates that one or more of your WLAN devices are connected
to the network.
Wireless network connection (disconnected)
Indicates that one or more of your WLAN devices are not
connected to a network.
Network status (connected)
Indicates that one or more of your LAN drivers are installed and
one or more LAN devices are connected to the network.
Network status (disconnected)
Indicates that one or more of your LAN drivers are installed but
no LAN devices are connected to the network.
Using the wireless controls
You can control the wireless devices in your computer using these features:
●
Wireless button or wireless switch
●
HP Connection Manager software (select models only)
●
Wireless Assistant software (select models only)
●
Operating system controls
Using the wireless button
The computer has a wireless button, one or more wireless devices, and one or two wireless lights,
depending on the model. All of the wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory, so the
wireless light is on (blue) when you turn on the computer.
The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual
devices. If the wireless light is blue, at least one wireless device is on. If the wireless light is off, all
wireless devices are off.
NOTE:
On some models, the wireless light is amber when all wireless devices are off.
Because the wireless devices are enabled at the factory, you can use the wireless button to turn on or
turn off the wireless devices simultaneously. Individual wireless devices can be controlled through
Wireless Assistant software (select models only).
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Using HP Connection Manager software (select models only)
Connection Manager allows you to manage your Internet profiles, SMS (Short Message Service)
messaging, connection devices and methods, and edit additional settings.
To start Connection Manager:
1.
Click the HP Connection Manager icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
2.
Click Connect to turn on the wireless wide area network (WWAN) feature and use HP Mobile
Broadband.
NOTE: Connection time varies. After the connection is established, a notification message is
displayed in the Connection Manager window.
NOTE: Connection Manager is minimized when first opened. To maximize the Connection Manager
window and view more information on connectivity status, click Details.
For more details about using Connection Manager, refer to the Connection Manager software Help.
Using Wireless Assistant software (select models only)
A wireless device can be turned on or off using the Wireless Assistant software. If a wireless device is
disabled in Setup Utility, it must be reenabled in Setup Utility before it can be turned on or off using
Wireless Assistant.
NOTE: Enabling or turning on a wireless device does not automatically connect the computer to a
network or a Bluetooth-enabled device.
To view the state of the wireless devices, click the Show hidden icons icon, the arrow at the left of the
notification area, and position the mouse pointer over the wireless icon.
If the wireless icon is not displayed in the notification area, complete the following steps to change
Wireless Assistant properties:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > HP Wireless Assistant.
2.
Click Properties.
3.
Select the check box next to Wireless Assistant icon in notification area.
4.
Click Apply.
For more information, refer to the Wireless Assistant software Help:
1.
Open Wireless Assistant by clicking the wireless icon in Windows Mobility Center.
2.
Click the Help button.
Using operating system controls
Some operating systems also offer a way to manage integrated wireless devices and the wireless
connection. For example, Windows® Network Connections allows you to set up a connection, connect
to a network, manage wireless networks, and diagnose and repair connections.
To access the Network Connections, select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet
Connections > Network Connections.
For more information, select Start > Help and Support.
Using wireless devices
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Using a WLAN
With a WLAN device, you can access a wireless local area network (WLAN), which is composed of other
devices and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.
NOTE:
The terms wireless router and wireless access point are often used interchangeably.
●
A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN, typically uses wireless access points
that can accommodate a large number of devices and accessories and can separate critical
network functions.
●
A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless router, which allows several wireless and
wired computers to share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without requiring additional
pieces of hardware or software.
To use the WLAN device in your computer, you must connect to a WLAN infrastructure (provided through
a service provider or a public or corporate network).
Setting up a WLAN
To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet, you need the following equipment:
●
A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from an
Internet service provider (ISP)
●
A wireless router (purchased separately) (2)
●
The computer, equipped with a wireless device (3)
The illustration below shows an example of a wireless network installation that is connected to the
Internet.
As your network grows, additional wireless and wired computers can be connected to the network to
access the Internet.
For help in setting up your WLAN, refer to the information provided by your router manufacturer or your
ISP.
Protecting your WLAN
It is essential to understand that because the WLAN standard was designed with only limited security
capabilities—basically to foil casual eavesdropping rather than more powerful forms of attack—WLANs
are vulnerable to well-known and well-documented security weaknesses.
WLANs in public areas, or “hotspots,” like coffee shops and airports may not provide any security. New
technologies are being developed by wireless manufacturers and hotspot service providers that make
the public environment more secure and anonymous. If you are concerned about the security of your
computer in a hotspot, limit your network activities to noncritical e-mail and basic Internet surfing.
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When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect your
network from unauthorized access. The common security levels are Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)Personal and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Because wireless radio signals travel outside the
network, other WLAN devices can pick up unprotected signals and either connect to your network
(uninvited) or capture information being sent across it. However, you can take precautions to protect
your WLAN:
●
Use a wireless transmitter with built-in security.
Many wireless base stations, gateways, or routers provide built-in security features such as
wireless security protocols and firewalls. With the correct wireless transmitter, you can protect your
network from the most common wireless security risks.
●
Work behind a firewall.
A firewall is a barrier that checks both data and requests for data that are sent to your network,
and discards any suspicious items. Firewalls are available in many varieties, both software and
hardware. Some networks use a combination of both types.
●
Use wireless encryption.
A variety of sophisticated encryption protocols is available for your WLAN. Find the solution that
works best for your network security:
◦
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a wireless security protocol that encodes or encrypts all
network data before it is transmitted using a WEP key. Usually, you can allow the network to
assign the WEP key. Alternatively, you can set up your own key, generate a different key, or
choose other advanced options. Without the correct key, others are not able to use the WLAN.
◦
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), like WEP, uses security settings to encrypt and decrypt data
that is transmitted over the network. However, instead of using one static security key for
encryptions as WEP does, WPA uses “temporal key integrity protocol” (TKIP) to dynamically
generate a new key for every packet. It also generates different sets of keys for each computer
on the network.
Connecting to a WLAN
To connect to the WLAN, follow these steps:
1.
Be sure that the WLAN device is on. If it is on, the wireless light is blue. If the wireless light is amber,
slide the wireless switch.
2.
Select Start > Connect to.
3.
Select your WLAN from the list, and then type the network security key, if required.
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If the network is unsecured, meaning that anyone can access the network, a warning is
displayed. Click Connect Anyway to accept the warning and complete the connection.
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If the network is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a network security key,
which is a security code. Type the code, and then click Connect to complete the connection.
NOTE:
If no WLANs are listed, you are out of range of a wireless router or access point.
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NOTE: If you do not see the network you want to connect to, click Set up a connection or
network. A list of options is displayed. You can choose to manually search for and connect to a
network or to create a new network connection.
4.
After the connection is made, place the mouse pointer over the wireless network connection icon
in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, to verify the name, speed, strength, and status
of the connection.
NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN implementation,
router manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural barriers such as walls
and floors.
More information about using a WLAN is available through the following resources:
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Information from your ISP and the manufacturer's instructions included with your wireless router
and other WLAN equipment
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Information and Web site links provided in Help and Support
For a list of public WLANs near you, contact your ISP or search the Web. Web sites that list public
WLANs include Cisco Internet Mobile Office Wireless Locations, Hotspotlist, and Geektools. Check with
each public WLAN location for cost and connection requirements.
Roaming to another network
When you move your computer within range of another WLAN, Windows attempts to connect to that
network. If the attempt is successful, your computer is automatically connected to the new network. If
Windows does not recognize the new network, follow the same procedure you used initially to connect
to your WLAN.
Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only)
An HP Mobile Broadband Module is a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that provides access
to information wherever mobile network operator service is available. Using HP Mobile Broadband
requires a network service provider (called a mobile network operator), which in most cases is a mobile
phone network operator. Coverage for HP Mobile Broadband is similar to mobile phone voice coverage.
When used with mobile network operator service, HP Mobile Broadband gives you the freedom to stay
connected to the Internet, send e-mail, or connect to your corporate network whether you are on the
road or outside the range of Wi-Fi hotspots.
HP Mobile Broadband supports the following technologies:
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HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), which provides access to networks based on the Global
System for Mobile Communications (GSM) telecommunications standard.
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EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized), which provides access to networks based on the code division
multiple access (CDMA) telecommunications standard.
You may need the HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number to activate mobile broadband service.
The serial number is printed on a label inside the battery bay of your computer.
Some mobile network operators require the use of a subscriber identity module (SIM). A SIM contains
basic information about you, such as a personal identification number (PIN), as well as network
information. Some computers include a SIM that is preinstalled in the battery bay. If the SIM is not
preinstalled, it may be included with the HP Mobile Broadband information provided with your computer,
or the mobile network operator may provide it separately from the computer.
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For information on inserting and removing the SIM, refer to the “Inserting a SIM” and “Removing a SIM”
sections in this chapter.
For information on HP Mobile Broadband and how to activate service with a preferred mobile network
operator, refer to the HP Mobile Broadband information included with your computer. For additional
information, see the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/mobilebroadband (US only).
Inserting a SIM
To insert a SIM:
1.
Shut down the computer. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on by pressing the power button. Then shut down the computer through the operating
system.
2.
Close the display.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
6.
Remove the battery.
CAUTION: When inserting a SIM, position the card with the slanted corner as shown in the
illustration. If a SIM is inserted backwards or upside down, the battery may not snap into place
properly and could damage the SIM and the SIM connector.
To prevent damage to the connectors, use minimal force when inserting a SIM.
7.
Insert the SIM into the SIM slot, and gently push the SIM into the slot until it is firmly seated.
8.
Replace the battery.
NOTE:
9.
HP Mobile Broadband is disabled if the battery is not replaced.
Reconnect external power.
10. Reconnect external devices.
11. Turn on the computer.
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Removing a SIM
To remove a SIM:
1.
Shut down the computer. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on by pressing the power button. Then shut down the computer through the operating
system.
2.
Close the display.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
6.
Remove the battery.
7.
Press in on the SIM (1), and then remove it from the slot (2).
8.
Replace the battery.
9.
Reconnect external power.
10. Reconnect external devices.
11. Turn on the computer.
Using Bluetooth wireless devices
A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable
connections that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following:
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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)
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Bluetooth devices provide peer-to-peer capability that allows you to set up a personal area network
(PAN) of Bluetooth devices. For information on configuring and using Bluetooth devices, refer to the
Bluetooth software Help.
Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
HP does not recommend setting up one computer with Bluetooth as a host and using it as a gateway
through which other computers may connect to the Internet. When two or more computers are connected
using Bluetooth, and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is enabled on one of the computers, the other
computers may not be able to connect to the Internet using the Bluetooth network.
The strength of Bluetooth is in synchronizing information transfers between your computer and wireless
devices including cellular phones, printers, cameras, and PDAs. The inability to consistently connect
two or more computers to share the Internet through Bluetooth is a limitation of Bluetooth and the
Windows operating system.
Troubleshooting wireless connection problems
Some possible causes for wireless connection problems include the following:
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Wireless device is not installed correctly or has been disabled.
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Wireless device or router hardware has failed.
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Network configuration (SSID or security) has been changed.
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Wireless device encountered interference from other devices.
NOTE: Wireless networking devices are included with select computer models only. If wireless
networking is not listed in the feature list on the side of the original computer package, you may add
wireless networking capability to the computer by purchasing a wireless networking device.
Before working your way through the sequence of possible solutions to your network connection
problem, be sure that device drivers are installed for all wireless devices.
Use the procedures in this chapter to diagnose and repair a computer that does not connect to the
network you want to use.
Cannot create a WLAN connection
If you have a problem connecting to a WLAN, confirm that the integrated WLAN device is properly
installed on your computer:
1.
Select Start > My Computer.
2.
Right-click in the My Computer window.
3.
Select Properties > Hardware > Device Manager > Network Adapters.
4.
Identify the WLAN device from the Network adapters list. The listing for a WLAN device may include
the term wireless, wireless LAN, WLAN, or 802.11.
If no WLAN device is listed, either your computer does not have an integrated WLAN device, or
the driver for the WLAN device is not properly installed.
For more information on troubleshooting WLANs, refer to the Web site links provided in Help and
Support.
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Cannot connect to a preferred network
Windows can automatically repair a corrupted WLAN connection:
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If there is a network status icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, right-click the
icon, and then click Repair from the menu.
Windows resets your network device and attempts to reconnect to one of the preferred networks.
●
If an “x” is superimposed over the network status icon, one or more of your WLAN or LAN drivers
are installed but the device is not connected.
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If there is no network status icon in the notification area, follow these steps:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network
Connections.
2.
Click one of the connections.
3.
In the left pane, click Repair this connection.
The Network connections window is displayed, and Windows resets your network device and
attempts to reconnect to one of the preferred networks.
Current network security codes are unavailable
If you are prompted for a network key or a name (SSID) when connecting to a WLAN, the network is
protected by security. You must have the current codes to make a connection on a secure network. The
SSID and network key are alphanumeric codes that identify your computer to the network.
●
For a network connected to your personal wireless router, review the router user guide for
instructions on setting up the same codes on both the router and the WLAN device.
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For a private network, such as a network in an office or at a public Internet chat room, contact the
network administrator to obtain the codes, and then enter the codes when prompted to do so.
Some networks change the SSID or network keys used in their routers or access points on a regular
basis to improve security. You must change the corresponding code in your computer accordingly.
If you are provided with new wireless network keys and SSID for a network, and if you have previously
connected to that network, follow the steps below to connect to the network:
1.
Select Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections.
A list showing the available WLANs is displayed. If you are in a hotspot where several WLANs are
active, several are displayed.
2.
Right-click the network, and then click Properties.
3.
Click the Wireless Networks tab.
4.
Select the network, and then click Properties.
NOTE: If the network you want is not listed, check with the network administrator to be sure that
the router or access point is operating.
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5.
Click the Association tab, and then enter the correct wireless encryption data into the Network
key field.
6.
Click OK to save these settings.
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WLAN connection is very weak
If the connection is very weak, or if your computer cannot make a connection to a WLAN, minimize
interference from other devices, as follows:
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Move your computer closer to the wireless router or access point.
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Temporarily disconnect devices such as a microwave, cordless phone, or cellular phone to be sure
that other devices are not interfering.
If the connection does not improve, try forcing the device to reestablish all connection values:
1.
Select Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections.
2.
Right-click the network, and then click Properties.
3.
Click the Wireless Networks tab.
A list showing the available WLANs is displayed. If you are in a hotspot where several WLANs are
active, several are displayed.
4.
Select a network, and then click Remove.
Cannot connect to the wireless router
If you are trying to connect to the wireless router and are unsuccessful, reset the wireless router by
removing power from the router for 10 to 15 seconds.
If the computer still cannot make a connection to a WLAN, restart the wireless router. For details, refer
to the router manufacturer's instructions.
Connecting to a local area network (LAN)
Connecting to a local area network (LAN) requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network cable (purchased
separately). If the network cable contains noise suppression circuitry (1), which prevents interference
from TV and radio reception, orient the circuitry end of the cable (2) toward the computer.
To connect the network cable:
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a modem
cable or telephone cable into an RJ-45 (network) jack.
1.
Plug the network cable into the network jack (1) on the computer.
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Plug the other end of the cable into a network wall jack (2).
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Multimedia
Multimedia features
Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view
pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components:
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Integrated speakers for listening to music
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Integrated microphone for recording your own audio
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Integrated webcam that allows you to capture photographs and videos
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Preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play and manage your music, movies, and
pictures
NOTE:
Your computer may not include all of the components listed.
The following sections explain how to identify and use the multimedia components included with your
computer.
Identifying your multimedia components
The following illustration and table describe the multimedia features of the computer.
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Component
Description
(1)
Webcam light
On: The webcam is in use.
(2)
Webcam
Captures still photographs and videos.
NOTE: To capture videos, you must install additional
webcam software.
(3)
Internal microphone
Records sound.
(4)
Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in
(microphone) jack
Produces sound when connected to optional powered stereo
speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or television
audio. Also connects an optional headset microphone.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the
volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset.
For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory,
Safety and Environmental Notices.
NOTE: When a device is connected to the jack, the
computer speakers are disabled.
The audio component must have a 4-conductor connector.
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(5)
Speakers (2)
Produce sound.
(6)
Volume mute hotkey
Mutes speaker sound when pressed in combination with the
fn key.
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Description
(7)
Volume down hotkey
Decreases speaker volume when pressed in combination
with the fn key.
(8)
Volume up hotkey
Increases speaker volume when pressed in combination with
the fn key.
Adjusting the volume
You can adjust the volume using the following controls:
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Computer volume hotkey—A combination of the fn key (1) and either the f8 (2), f10 (3), or f11 (4)
function key:
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To mute or restore volume, press fn+f8.
◦
To decrease volume, press fn+f10.
◦
To increase volume, press fn+f11.
Windows® volume control:
a.
Click the Volume icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
b.
Increase or decrease the volume by moving the slider up or down. Select the Mute check box
to mute the volume.
– or –
a.
Double-click the Volume icon in the notification area.
b.
In the Volume Control column, you can increase or decrease the volume by moving the
Volume slider up or down. You can also adjust the balance or mute the volume.
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If the Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area, follow these steps to add it:
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a.
Select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio
Devices > Volume tab.
b.
Select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.
c.
Click Apply.
Program volume control:
Volume can also be adjusted within some programs.
Multimedia software
Your computer includes preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play music, watch movies,
and view pictures.
Using preinstalled multimedia software
To locate other preinstalled multimedia software:
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Select Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. For example,
if you want to use Windows Media Player (select models only), click Windows Media Player.
NOTE: Some programs may be located in subfolders.
Installing multimedia software from the Internet
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To install multimedia software from the Internet, go to the software manufacturer’s Web site and
follow the instructions.
NOTE: Software downloaded from the Internet may contain viruses. Refer to the “Security” chapter
for more information.
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Audio
Your computer has a variety of audio features that allow you to:
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Play music using your computer speakers and/or connected external speakers.
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Record sound using the internal microphone or an optional external headset microphone.
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Download music from the Internet.
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Create multimedia presentations using audio and images.
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Transmit sound and images with instant messaging programs.
Connecting external audio devices
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones,
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices.
To connect external devices such as external speakers, headphones, or a headset microphone, refer
to the information provided with the device. For best results, remember the following tips:
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Be sure that the device cable has a 4-conductor connector that supports both audio-out
(headphone) and audio-in (microphone).
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Be sure that the device cable is securely connected to the correct jack on your computer. (Cable
connectors are normally color-coded to match the corresponding jacks on the computer.)
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Be sure to install any drivers required by the external device.
NOTE: A driver is a required program that acts like a translator between the device and the
programs that use the device.
Checking your audio functions
To check the system sound on your computer, follow these steps:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio
Devices.
2.
When the Sound and Audio Device Properties window opens, click the Sounds tab. Under
Program events, select any sound event, such as a beep or alarm, and click the arrow button to
check the sound.
You should hear sound through the speakers or through connected headphones.
To check the record functions of the device, follow these steps:
1.
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder.
2.
Click the record button and speak into the microphone. Save the file to your desktop.
3.
Open a multimedia program and play back the sound.
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NOTE: For best results when recording, speak directly into the microphone and record sound in a
setting free of background noise.
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To confirm or change the audio settings on your computer, right-click the Volume icon on the
taskbar, or select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and
Audio Devices.
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Video
Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features:
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Watch movies
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Play games over the Internet
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Edit pictures and video to create presentations
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Connect external video devices
Connecting an external monitor or projector
Use a VGA cable (purchased separately) to connect an external display, such as a monitor or projector,
to the external monitor port on the computer.
To connect an external monitor or projector:
1.
Connect the optional VGA cable to the external monitor port on the computer.
2.
Connect the external monitor or projector to the other end of the cable.
NOTE: If a properly connected external monitor or projector does not display a screen image, press
fn+f2 to transfer the image to the external display. Repeatedly pressing fn+f2 alternates the screen
image between the external display and the computer.
Connecting an HDMI device
The computer includes an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port. The HDMI port connects
the computer to an optional video or audio device, such as a high-definition television, or any compatible
digital or audio component.
NOTE: To transmit video signals through the HDMI port, you need an HDMI cable (purchased
separately).
The computer can support one HDMI device connected to the HDMI port, while simultaneously
supporting an image on the computer display or any other supported external display.
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To connect a video or audio device to the HDMI port:
1.
Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the computer.
2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the video device, according to the device manufacturer’s
instructions.
3.
Press fn+f2 on the computer to switch the image between the display devices connected to the
device.
Configuring audio for HDMI (select models only)
To configure HDMI audio, first connect an audio or video device, such as a high-definition TV, to the
HDMI port on your computer. Then configure the default audio playback device as follows:
1.
Right-click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at far right of the taskbar, and then click
Playback devices.
2.
On the Playback tab, click either Digital Output or Digital Output Device (HDMI).
3.
Click Set Default, and then click OK.
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1.
Right-click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at far right of the taskbar, and then click
Playback devices.
2.
On the Playback tab, click Speakers.
3.
Click Set Default, and then click OK.
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Webcam
Your computer includes an integrated webcam, located at the top of the display. The webcam is an input
device that allows you to capture still photographs and videos.
NOTE:
To record videos, you must install additional webcam software.
To access the webcam:
1.
Select Start > My Computer, and then double-click the camera icon.
2.
Click Take a new picture to take a picture.
NOTE:
The picture is automatically saved in the My Documents folder.
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Drives and external devices
Drives
Identifying installed drives
Your computer includes a hard drive (with a rotating disc) or a solid state-drive (SSD) with solid-state
memory. Because an SSD has no moving parts, it does not generate as much heat as a hard drive.
To view the drives installed on the computer, select Start > My Computer.
Handling drives
Drives are fragile computer components that must be handled with care. Refer to the following cautions
before handling drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply.
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CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the device, damage to a drive, or loss of information,
observe these precautions:
Before you move a computer that is connected to an external hard drive, initiate Standby and allow the
screen to clear, or properly disconnect the external hard drive.
Before handling a drive, discharge static electricity by touching the unpainted metal surface of the drive.
Do not touch the connector pins on a removable drive or on the computer.
Handle a drive carefully; do not drop a drive or place items on it.
Before removing or inserting a drive, shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer
is off, in Standby, or in Hibernation, turn the computer on and then shut it down through the operating
system.
Do not use excessive force when inserting a drive into a drive bay.
Do not type on the keyboard or move the computer while the optical drive (select models only) is writing
to a disc. The write process is sensitive to vibration.
When the battery is the only source of power, be sure that the battery is sufficiently charged before
writing to media.
Avoid exposing a drive to temperature or humidity extremes.
Avoid exposing a drive to liquids. Do not spray the drive with cleaning products.
Remove media from a drive before removing the drive from the drive bay, or traveling with, shipping, or
storing a drive.
If a drive must be mailed, place the drive in a bubble-pack mailer or other suitable protective packaging
and label the package “FRAGILE.”
Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields include airport walkthrough devices and security wands. The airport security devices that check carry-on luggage, such as
conveyor belts, use X-rays instead of magnetism and will not damage a drive.
Improving hard drive performance
Using Disk Defragmenter
As you use the computer, files on the hard drive become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter consolidates
the fragmented files and folders on the hard drive so that the system can run more efficiently.
To run Disk Defragmenter:
1.
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter.
2.
Under Volume, click the listing for the hard drive, usually listed as (C:), and then click
Defragment.
For additional information, access the Disk Defragmenter software Help.
Using Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup searches the hard drive for unnecessary files that you can safely delete to free up disk
space and help the computer to run more efficiently.
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To run Disk Cleanup:
1.
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Replacing the hard drive in the hard drive bay
CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system:
Shut down the computer before removing the hard drive from the hard drive bay. Do not remove the
hard drive while the computer is on, in Standby, or in Hibernation.
If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by pressing the
power button. Then shut down the computer through the operating system.
To remove the hard drive:
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1.
Save your work.
2.
Shut down the computer and close the display.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
6.
Remove the battery from the computer.
7.
With the hard drive bay toward you, loosen the 2 hard drive cover screws (1).
8.
Lift the hard drive cover away from the computer (2).
9.
Disconnect the hard drive cable (1) that secures the hard drive to the computer.
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10. Pull the hard drive tab (2) up and lift the hard drive (3) out of the hard drive bay.
To install a hard drive:
1.
Grasp the hard drive tab (1) and insert the hard drive (2) into the hard drive bay, until the rubber
stops slide into place.
2.
Reconnect the hard drive cable (3).
3.
Align the tabs on the hard drive cover with the notches on the computer, and then close the cover
(1).
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4.
Tighten the 2 hard drive cover screws (2).
Using external drives
Removable external drives expand your options for storing and accessing information.
USB drives include the following types:
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1.44-megabyte diskette drive
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Hard drive module (a hard drive with an adapter attached)
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DVD-ROM Drive
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DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
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DVD±RW and CD-RW Combo Drive
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DVD±RW and CD-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Combo Drive
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DVD±RW and CD-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Combo Drive with LightScribe
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Blu-ray ROM DVD±R/RW SuperMulti DL Drive
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Blu-ray ROM with LightScribe DVD±R/RW SuperMulti DL Drive
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HD DVD drive
NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which computer port to
use, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
To connect an external drive to the computer:
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when connecting a powered drive, be sure
that the AC power cord is unplugged.
1.
Connect the drive to the computer.
2.
If you are connecting a powered drive, plug the drive power cord into a grounded AC outlet.
To disconnect a powered drive, disconnect it from the computer, and then unplug the AC power cord.
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Connecting optional external drives
NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which computer port to
use, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
To connect an external drive to the computer:
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when connecting a powered drive, be sure
that the drive is turned off and the AC power cord is unplugged.
NOTE: An external optical drive must be connected to the USB port on the computer, not to a USB
port on another external device, such as a hub or docking station.
1.
Connect the drive to the computer.
2.
If you are connecting a powered drive, plug the drive power cord into a grounded AC outlet.
3.
Turn on the drive.
To disconnect an unpowered external drive, turn off the drive, and then disconnect it from the computer.
To disconnect a powered external drive, turn off the drive, disconnect it from the computer, and then
unplug the AC power cord.
Sharing optical drives
Although your computer does not have an installed optical drive, you can easily access software, as
well as install programs and access data, by sharing an optical drive from another computer that has
an optical drive and is on the same wired or wireless network. Sharing drives is a feature of the Windows
operating system that allows a drive on another computer to be made available for other people to use
on a network.
NOTE:
For information on setting up a home network and sharing a drive, refer to Help and Support.
NOTE: Some discs, such as DVD movies and game discs, may be copy-protected and therefore
unusable through DVD or CD sharing.
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External devices
Using a USB device
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a hardware interface that can be used to connect an optional external
device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub. Devices can be connected to
the system, an optional docking device, or an optional expansion product.
Some USB devices may require additional support software, which is usually included with the device.
For more information about device-specific software, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
The computer has 3 or 4 USB ports, which support USB 1.0, USB 1.1, and USB 2.0 devices. An optional
USB hub, optional docking device, or an optional expansion product provides additional USB ports that
can be used with the computer.
Connecting a USB device
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, use minimal force to connect a USB device.
▲
To connect a USB device to the computer, connect the USB cable for the device to the USB
port.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected.
NOTE: When you connect a USB device, you may see a message in the notification area to let you
know that the device is recognized by the system.
Removing a USB device
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure to
safely remove the USB device.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device.
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To remove a USB device:
1.
Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right
of the taskbar.
NOTE: To display the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon, click the Show hidden
icons icon (the arrow at the left of in the notification area.
2.
Click the name of the device in the list.
NOTE:
3.
You are informed that it is safe to remove the hardware device.
Remove the device.
Using Digital Media Slot cards
Optional digital cards provide secure data storage and convenient data sharing. These cards are often
used with digital media–equipped cameras and PDAs as well as with other computers.
The Digital Media Slot supports the following digital card formats:
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Memory Stick (MS)
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Memory Stick Pro (MS/Pro)
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MultiMediaCard (MMC)
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Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
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Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
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xD-Picture Card (XD)
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xD-Picture Card (XD) Type H
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xD-Picture Card (XD) Type M
Inserting a digital card
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the digital card or the computer, do not insert any type of adapter into
the Digital Media Slot.
CAUTION:
1.
To prevent damage to the digital card connectors, use minimal force to insert a digital card.
Hold the digital card label-side up, with the connectors facing the computer.
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2.
Insert the card into the Digital Media Slot, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected, and a menu of options may be displayed.
Stopping and removing a digital card
CAUTION: To prevent loss of data or an unresponsive system, stop a digital card before removing it.
1.
Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card.
NOTE: To stop a data transfer, click Cancel in the operating system Copying window.
2.
Stop the digital card:
a.
Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the
taskbar.
NOTE: To display the Safely Remove Hardware icon, click the Show Hidden Icons icon
(< or <<) in the notification area.
3.
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b.
Click the name of the digital card in the list.
c.
Click Stop, and then click OK.
Press in on the digital card (1), and then remove the card from the slot (2).
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Memory modules
The computer has one memory module slot, which is located inside the hard drive bay. The memory
capacity of the computer can be upgraded by replacing the existing memory module.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock and damage to the equipment, unplug the power cord
and remove all batteries before installing a memory module.
CAUTION: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. Before beginning any
procedure, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by touching a grounded metal object.
To replace a memory module:
1.
Save your work.
2.
Shut down the computer and close the display.
If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by pressing
the power button. Then shut down the computer through the operating system.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
6.
Remove the battery from the computer.
7.
Using a small Phillips screwdriver, loosen the 2 hard drive cover screws (1).
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8.
Lift the hard drive cover (2) away from the computer.
9.
Remove the existing memory module:
a.
Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module.
The memory module tilts up.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the
edges only. Do not touch the components on the memory module.
b.
Grasp the edge of the memory module (2), and gently pull the module out of the memory
module slot.
To protect a memory module after removal, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.
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10. Insert a new memory module:
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges
only. Do not touch the components on the memory module, and do not bend the memory module.
a.
Align the notched edge (1) of the memory module with the tab in the memory module slot.
b.
With the memory module at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the hard drive bay, press
the module (2) into the memory module slot until it is seated.
c.
Gently press the memory module (3) down, applying pressure to both the left and right edges
of the memory module, until the retention clips snap into place.
11. Align the tabs on the hard drive cover with the notches on the computer (1), and then close the
cover (2).
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12. Tighten the 2 hard drive cover screws (3).
13. Replace the battery.
14. Turn the computer right-side up, and then reconnect external power and external devices.
15. Turn on the computer.
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Pointing devices and keyboard
Setting pointing device preferences
To access Mouse Properties, select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware >
Mouse.
Use Mouse Properties in Windows® to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button
configuration, click speed, and pointer options.
Using pointing devices
Using the TouchPad
To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad surface in the direction you want the pointer
to go. Use the TouchPad buttons like the corresponding buttons on an external mouse. To scroll up and
down using the TouchPad vertical scroll zone, slide your finger up or down over the lines.
NOTE: If you are using the TouchPad to move the pointer, you must lift your finger off the TouchPad
before moving it to the scroll zone. Simply sliding your finger from the TouchPad to the scroll zone will
not activate the scrolling function.
Connecting an external mouse
You can connect an external USB mouse to the computer using one of the USB ports on the
computer.
Using the keyboard
Using hotkeys
Hotkeys are combinations of the fn key (1) and one of the function keys (2).
The icons on the f1 through f4, and f6, f8, f10, and f11 keys represent the hotkey functions. Hotkey
functions and procedures are discussed in the following sections.
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Function
Hotkey
Initiate Standby.
fn+f1
Switch the image.
fn+f2
Decrease screen brightness.
fn+f3
Increase screen brightness.
fn+f4
Initiate QuickLock.
fn+f6
Mute or restore speaker sound.
fn+f8
Decrease speaker volume.
fn+f10
Increase speaker volume.
fn+f11
To use a hotkey command on the computer keyboard, follow either of these steps:
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Briefly press the fn key, and then briefly press the second key of the hotkey command.
– or –
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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.
Initiating Standby
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of information loss, save your work before initiating Standby.
Press fn+f1 to initiate Standby.
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When Standby is initiated, your information is stored in memory, the screen is cleared, and power is
conserved. While the computer is in Standby, the power light blinks.
The computer must be on before you can initiate Standby.
NOTE: If a critical battery level occurs while the computer is in Standby, the computer initiates
Hibernation and the information stored in memory is saved to the hard drive. The factory setting for
critical battery action is Hibernate, but this setting can be changed in advanced power settings.
To exit Standby, briefly press the power button.
The function of the fn+f1 hotkey can be changed. For example, you can set the fn+f1 hotkey to initiate
Hibernation instead of Standby.
NOTE: In all Windows operating system windows, references to the sleep button apply to the fn+f1
hotkey.
Switching the screen image
Press fn+f2 to switch the screen image among display devices connected to the system. For example,
if a monitor is connected to the computer, pressing fn+f2 alternates the screen image from computer
display to monitor display to simultaneous display on both the computer and the monitor.
NOTE: You must use a VGA cable (purchased separately) to connect an external display, such as a
monitor or projector, to the external monitor port on the computer.
Most external monitors receive video information from the computer using the external VGA video
standard. The fn+f2 hotkey can also alternate images among other devices receiving video information
from the computer.
The following video transmission types, with examples of devices that use them, are supported by the
fn+f2 hotkey:
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LCD (computer display)
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External VGA (most external monitors)
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HDMI (televisions, camcorders, DVD players, VCRs, and video capture cards with HDMI ports)
Decreasing screen brightness
Press fn+f3 to decrease screen brightness. Hold down the hotkey to decrease the brightness level
incrementally.
Increasing screen brightness
Press fn+f4 to increase screen brightness. Hold down the hotkey to increase the brightness level
incrementally.
Initiating QuickLock
Press fn+f6 to initiate the QuickLock security feature.
QuickLock protects your information by displaying the operating system Log On window. While the Log
On window is displayed, the computer cannot be accessed until a Windows user password or a Windows
administrator password is entered.
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NOTE: Before you can use QuickLock, you must set a Windows user password or a Windows
administrator password. For instructions, refer to Help and Support.
To use QuickLock, press fn+f6 to display the Log On window and lock the computer. Then follow the
instructions on the screen to enter your Windows user password or your Windows administrator
password and access the computer.
Muting speaker sound
Press fn+f8 to mute speaker sound. Press the hotkey again to restore speaker sound.
Decreasing speaker volume
Press fn+f10 to decrease speaker volume. Hold down the hotkey to decrease speaker volume
incrementally.
Increasing speaker volume
Press fn+f11 to increase speaker volume. Hold down the hotkey to increase speaker volume
incrementally.
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Power management
Setting power options
Using power-saving states
The computer has two power-saving states enabled at the factory: Standby and Hibernation.
When Standby is initiated, the power light blinks and the screen clears. Your work is saved to memory.
Exiting Standby is faster than exiting Hibernation. If the computer is in Standby for an extended period
or if the battery reaches a critical battery level while in Standby, the computer initiates Hibernation.
When Hibernation is initiated, your work is saved to a hibernation file on the hard drive and the computer
turns off.
CAUTION: To prevent possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video playback
functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while reading from or writing
to a disc or an external media card.
NOTE: You cannot initiate any type of networking connection or perform any computer functions while
the computer is in Standby or in Hibernation.
Initiating and exiting Standby
The system is set at the factory to initiate Standby after 10 minutes of inactivity when running on battery
power and 25 minutes of inactivity when running on external power.
Power settings and timeouts can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
With the computer on, you can initiate Standby in any of the following ways:
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Press fn+f1.
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Select Start > Turn Off Computer > Stand By.
To exit Standby:
▲
Briefly press the power button.
When the computer exits Standby, the power light turns on and your work returns to the screen
where you stopped working.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required when the computer exits Standby, you must enter
your Windows password before your work will return to the screen.
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Initiating and exiting Hibernation
The system is set at the factory to initiate Hibernation after 30 minutes of inactivity when running on
battery power or when the battery reaches a critical battery level.
NOTE:
The system will not initiate Hibernation when running on external power.
NOTE:
To reduce the risk of information loss, periodically save your work.
Power settings and timeouts can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
To initiate Hibernation:
1.
Select Start > Turn Off Computer.
2.
Hold down the shift key and select Hibernate.
– or –
▲
If the computer is on, briefly press the power button.
To exit Hibernation:
▲
Briefly press the power button.
When the computer exits Hibernation, the power light turns on and your work returns to the screen where
you stopped working.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required when the computer exits Hibernation, you must enter
your Windows password before your work will return to the screen.
Using power schemes
A power scheme is a collection of system settings that manages how the computer uses power. Power
schemes can help you conserve power and maximize performance.
The following power schemes are available:
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Portable/Laptop (recommended)
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Home/Office Desk
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Presentation
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Always On
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Minimal Power Management
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Max Battery
You can change the settings of these power schemes through Power Options.
Viewing the current scheme
▲
Click the Power Meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
– or –
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options.
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Selecting a different power scheme
▲
Click the Power Meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then select
a power scheme from the list.
– or –
a.
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options.
b.
Select a power scheme from the Power schemes list.
c.
Click OK.
Customizing power schemes
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options.
2.
Select a power scheme from the Power schemes list.
3.
Modify the Plugged in and Running on batteries settings as needed.
4.
Click OK.
Setting password protection upon exiting Standby
To set the computer to prompt for a password when the computer exits Standby, follow these steps:
1.
Right-click the Power Meter icon in the notification area, and then click Adjust Power
Properties.
2.
Click the Advanced tab.
3.
Select the Prompt for password when computer resumes from Standby check box.
4.
Click Apply.
Using external AC power
External AC power is supplied through one of the following devices:
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer,
a replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP.
●
Approved AC adapter
●
Optional docking device or optional expansion product
Connect the computer to external AC power under any of the following conditions:
WARNING! Do not charge the computer battery while you are onboard aircraft.
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When you are charging or calibrating a battery
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When you are installing or modifying system software
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When you are writing information to a CD or DVD
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When you connect the computer to external AC power, the following events occur:
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The battery begins to charge.
●
If the computer is turned on, the power meter icon in the notification area changes appearance.
When you disconnect external AC power, the following events occur:
●
The computer switches to battery power.
●
The display brightness is automatically decreased to save battery life. To increase display
brightness, press the fn+f4 hotkey or reconnect the AC adapter.
Connecting the AC adapter
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet (not by
unplugging the power cord from the computer).
If provided with a 3-pin attachment plug on the power cord, plug the cord into a grounded (earthed) 3pin outlet. Do not disable the power cord grounding pin, for example, by attaching a 2-pin adapter. The
grounding pin is an important safety feature.
To connect the computer to external AC power, follow these steps:
1.
Plug the AC adapter into the power connector (1) on the computer.
2.
Plug the power cord into the AC adapter (2).
3.
Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet (3).
Using battery power
When a charged battery is in the computer and the computer is not plugged into external power, the
computer runs on battery power. When the computer is plugged into external AC power, the computer
runs on AC power.
If the computer contains a charged battery and is running on external AC power supplied through the
AC adapter, the computer switches to battery power if the AC adapter is disconnected from the
computer.
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NOTE: The display brightness is decreased to save battery life when you disconnect AC power. To
increase display brightness, use the fn+f4 hotkey or reconnect the AC adapter.
You can keep a battery in the computer or in storage, depending on how you work. Keeping the battery
in the computer whenever the computer is plugged into AC power charges the battery and also protects
your work in case of a power outage. However, a battery in the computer slowly discharges when the
computer is off and unplugged from external power.
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the computer, a
replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP.
Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the
computer, display brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors.
Displaying the remaining battery charge
▲
Double-click the Power Meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
– or –
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options > Power
Meter tab.
Most charge indicators report battery status as both a percentage and as the number of minutes of
charge remaining:
●
The percentage indicates the approximate amount of charge remaining in the battery.
●
The time indicates the approximate running time remaining on the battery if the battery continues
to provide power at the current level. For example, the time remaining will decrease when a DVD
is playing and will increase when a DVD stops playing.
When a battery is charging, a lightning bolt icon may be superimposed over the battery icon on the
Power Meter screen.
Inserting or removing the battery
CAUTION: Removing a battery that is the sole power source may cause loss of information. To prevent
loss of information, save your work and initiate Hibernation or shut down the computer through Windows
before removing the battery.
To insert the battery:
1.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
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2.
Align the tabs on the battery with the notches on the computer (1), and then insert the battery into
the battery bay. The battery release latches (2) automatically lock the battery into place.
To remove the battery:
1.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
2.
Slide the battery release latches (1) to release the battery, and then remove the battery (2).
Charging a battery
WARNING! Do not charge the computer battery while you are onboard aircraft.
The battery charges whenever the computer is plugged into external power through an AC adapter, an
optional power adapter, an optional docking device, or an optional expansion product.
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The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is
off.
Charging may take longer if a battery is new, has been unused for 2 weeks or more, or is much warmer
or cooler than room temperature.
To prolong battery life and optimize the accuracy of battery charge displays, follow these
recommendations:
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If you are charging a new battery, charge it fully before turning on the computer.
●
Charge the battery until the battery light turns off.
NOTE: If the computer is on while the battery is charging, the power meter in the notification area
may show 100 percent charge before the battery is fully charged.
●
Allow the battery to discharge below 5 percent of a full charge through normal use before charging
it.
●
If the battery has been unused for one month or more, calibrate the battery instead of simply
charging it.
The battery light displays charge status:
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On: The battery is charging.
●
Blinking: The battery that is the only available power source has reached a low battery level. When
the battery reaches a critical battery level, the battery light begins blinking rapidly.
●
Off: The battery is fully charged, in use, or not installed.
Maximizing battery discharge time
Battery discharge time varies depending on the features you use while on battery power. Maximum
discharge time gradually shortens, as the battery storage capacity naturally degrades.
Tips for maximizing battery discharge time:
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Decrease the brightness on the display.
●
Remove the battery from the computer when it is not being used or charged.
●
Store the battery in a cool, dry location.
Managing low battery levels
The information in this section describes the alerts and system responses set at the factory. Some lowbattery alerts and system responses can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
Preferences set using Power Options do not affect lights.
Identifying low battery levels
When a battery that is the sole power source for the computer reaches a low battery level, the battery
light blinks.
If a low battery level is not resolved, the computer enters a critical battery level, and the battery light
blinks rapidly.
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The computer takes the following actions for a critical battery level:
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If Hibernation is enabled and the computer is on or in Standby, the computer initiates Hibernation.
●
If Hibernation is disabled and the computer is on or in Standby, the computer remains briefly in
Standby, and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.
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Resolving a low battery level
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of losing information when the computer reaches a critical battery level
and has initiated Hibernation, do not restore power until the power lights turn off.
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available
▲
Connect one of the following devices:
●
AC adapter
●
Optional expansion product or optional docking device
●
Optional power adapter
Resolving a low battery level when a charged battery is available
1.
Turn off the computer or initiate Hibernation.
2.
Remove the discharged battery, and then insert a charged battery.
3.
Turn on the computer.
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available
▲
Initiate Hibernation.
– or –
Save your work and shut down the computer.
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation
When the computer lacks sufficient power to exit Hibernation, follow these steps:
1.
Insert a charged battery or plug the computer into external power.
2.
Exit Hibernation by briefly pressing the power button.
Calibrating a battery
Calibrate a battery under the following conditions:
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When battery charge displays seem inaccurate
●
When you observe a significant change in battery run time
Even if a battery is heavily used, it should not need to be calibrated more than once a month. It is also
not necessary to calibrate a new battery.
Step 1: Fully charge the battery
WARNING! Do not charge the computer battery while you are onboard aircraft.
NOTE: The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the
computer is off.
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To fully charge the battery:
1.
Insert the battery into the computer.
2.
Connect the computer to an AC adapter, optional power adapter, optional expansion product, or
optional docking device, and then plug the adapter or device into external power.
The battery light on the computer turns on.
3.
Leave the computer plugged into external power until the battery is fully charged.
The battery light on the computer turns off.
Step 2: Disable Hibernation and Standby
1.
Right-click the Power Meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then
click Adjust Power Properties.
– or –
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options.
2.
Record the 4 settings listed in the Running on batteries column and the Plugged in column so
that you can reset them after the calibration.
3.
Set the 4 options to Never.
4.
Click OK.
Step 3: Discharge the battery
The computer must remain on while the battery is being discharged. The battery can discharge whether
or not you are using the computer, but the battery will discharge faster while you are using it.
●
If you plan to leave the computer unattended during the discharge, save your information before
beginning the discharge procedure.
●
If you use the computer occasionally during the discharge procedure and have set energy-saving
timeouts, expect the following performance from the system during the discharge process:
◦
The monitor will not turn off automatically.
◦
Hard drive speed will not decrease automatically when the computer is idle.
◦
System-initiated Hibernation will not occur.
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1.
Unplug the computer from its external power source, but do not turn off the computer.
2.
Run the computer on battery power until the battery is discharged. The battery light begins to blink
when the battery has discharged to a low battery level. When the battery is discharged, the battery
light turns off and the computer shuts down.
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Step 4: Fully recharge the battery
To recharge the battery:
1.
Plug the computer into external power and maintain external power until the battery is fully
recharged. When the battery is recharged, the battery light on the computer turns off.
You can use the computer while the battery is recharging, but the battery will charge faster if the
computer is off.
2.
If the computer is off, turn it on when the battery is fully charged and the battery light has turned
off.
Step 5: Reenable Hibernation and Standby
CAUTION: Failure to reenable Hibernation after calibration may result in a full battery discharge and
information loss if the computer reaches a critical battery level.
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options.
2.
Reenter the settings that you recorded for the items in the Plugged in column and the Running
on batteries column.
3.
Click OK.
Conserving battery power
●
Select low power-use settings through Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
●
Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN) connections and exit modem applications when you
are not using them.
●
Disconnect external devices that are not plugged into an external power source, when you are not
using them.
●
Stop, disable, or remove any external media cards that you are not using.
●
Use the fn+f3 and fn+f4 hotkeys to adjust screen brightness as needed.
●
If you leave your work, initiate Standby or Hibernation, or shut down the computer.
Storing a battery
CAUTION:
of time.
To prevent damage to a battery, do not expose it to high temperatures for extended periods
If a computer will be unused and unplugged from external power for more than 2 weeks, remove the
battery and store it separately.
To prolong the charge of a stored battery, place it in a cool, dry place.
NOTE: A stored battery should be checked every 6 months. If the capacity is less than 50 percent,
recharge the battery before returning it to storage.
Calibrate a battery before using it if it has been stored for one month or more.
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Disposing of a used battery
WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, or puncture; do not short
external contacts; do not dispose of in fire or water.
Refer to the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices for battery disposal information.
Shutting down the computer
CAUTION: Unsaved information will be lost when the computer is shut down.
The Shut Down command closes all open programs, including the operating system, and then turns off
the display and computer.
Shut down the computer under any of the following conditions:
●
When you need to replace the battery or access components inside the computer
●
When you are connecting an external hardware device that does not connect to a USB port
●
When the computer will be unused and disconnected from external power for an extended period
To shut down the computer, follow these steps:
NOTE: If the computer is in Standby or in Hibernation, you must first exit Standby or Hibernation before
shutdown is possible.
1.
Save your work and close all open programs.
2.
Select Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off.
If the computer is unresponsive and you are unable to use the preceding shutdown procedures, try the
following emergency procedures in the sequence provided:
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Press ctrl+alt+delete. Then, select Shut Down > Turn Off.
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Press the power button and hold for at least 5 seconds.
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Disconnect the computer from external power and remove the battery.
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Security
Protecting the computer
Standard security features provided by the Windows operating system and the non-Windows Setup
Utility can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks.
Follow the procedures in this chapter to use the following features:
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Passwords
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Firewall software
●
Antivirus support (Norton Internet Security)
●
Critical security updates
NOTE: Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents, but they may not deter software attacks
or prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.
NOTE:
Before you send your computer for service, remove all password settings.
Computer risk
Security feature
Unauthorized use of the computer
●
QuickLock
●
Power-on password
●
Firewall software
●
Windows updates
Unauthorized access to data
Unauthorized access to Setup Utility, BIOS settings, and other
system identification information
Administrator password
Ongoing or future threats to the computer
Critical security updates from Microsoft
Unauthorized access to a Windows user account
User password
Using passwords
A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your computer information. Several types
of passwords can be set, depending on how you want to control access to your information. Passwords
can be set in Windows or in the non-Windows Setup Utility preinstalled on the computer.
CAUTION: To prevent being locked out of the computer, record each password you set. Because
most passwords are not displayed as they are set, changed, or deleted, it is essential to record each
password immediately and store it in a secure place.
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You can use the same password for a Setup Utility feature and for a Windows security feature. You can
also use the same password for more than one Setup Utility feature.
Use the following guidelines when setting a password in Setup Utility:
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A password can be any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers and is case sensitive.
●
A password set in Setup Utility must be entered at a Setup Utility prompt. A password set
in Windows must be entered at a Windows prompt.
Use the following tips for creating and saving passwords:
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When creating passwords, follow requirements set by the program.
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Write down your passwords and store them in a secure place away from the computer.
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Do not store passwords in a file on the computer.
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Do not use your name or other personal information that could be easily discovered by an outsider.
The following sections list Windows and Setup Utility passwords and describe their functions. For
additional information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver passwords, select Start > Help
and Support.
Passwords set in Windows
Password
Function
Administrator password
Protects administrator-level access to computer contents.
NOTE: This password cannot be used to access Setup Utility
contents.
User password
Protects access to a Windows user account. It also protects
access to the computer contents and must be entered when
you exit Standby or Hibernation.
QuickLock
Protects the computer by requiring a password to be entered
in the Windows Log On dialog box before you access the
computer. After you set a user or administrator password,
follow these steps:
1.
Initiate QuickLock by pressing fn+f6.
2.
Exit QuickLock by entering your Windows user or
administrator password.
Passwords set in Setup Utility
Password
Function
Administrator password*
●
Protects access to Setup Utility.
●
After this password is set, it must be entered each time
you access Setup Utility.
CAUTION: If you forget your administrator password, you
cannot access Setup Utility.
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Password
Function
Power-on password*
●
Protects access to the computer contents.
●
After this password is set, it must be entered each time
you turn on or restart the computer, or exit Hibernation.
CAUTION: If you forget your power-on password, you
cannot turn on or restart the computer, or exit Hibernation.
*For details about each of these passwords, refer to the following topics.
Administrator password
Your administrator password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in
Setup Utility. After this password is set, you must enter it each time you access Setup Utility.
Your administrator password is not interchangeable with an administrator password set in Windows,
nor is it displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted. Be sure that you record your password and
store it in a safe place.
Managing an administrator password
To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps:
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the “F10
= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Security > Set Administrator Password, and then press enter.
3.
●
To set an administrator password, type your password in the Enter New Password and
Confirm New Password fields, and then press enter.
●
To change an administrator password, type your current password in the Enter Current
Password field, type a new password in the Enter New Password and Confirm New
Password fields, and then press enter.
●
To delete an administrator password, type your current password in the Enter Password field,
and then press enter 4 times.
To save your changes and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Entering an administrator password
At the Enter Password prompt, type your administrator password, and then press enter. After 3
unsuccessful attempts to enter the administrator password, you must restart the computer and try again.
Power-on password
Your power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the computer. After this password is set, it must
be entered each time you turn on or restart the computer, or exit Hibernation. A power-on password is
not displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
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Managing a power-on password
To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps:
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the “F10
= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Security > Set Power-On Password, and then press enter.
3.
●
To set a power-on password, type your password in the Enter New Password and Confirm
New Password fields, and then press enter.
●
To change a power-on password, type your current password in the Enter Current
Password field, type a new password in the Enter New Password and Confirm New
Password fields, and then press enter.
●
To delete a power-on password, type your current password in the Enter Current
Password field, and then press enter 4 times.
To save your changes and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Entering a power-on password
At the Enter Password prompt, type your password, and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts
to enter the password, you must restart the computer and try again.
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Using antivirus software
When you use the computer for e-mail or Internet access, you expose it to computer viruses that can
disable the operating system, programs, 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 ongoing protection against newly discovered viruses, antivirus software must be
kept up to date.
Norton Internet Security, an antivirus program, is preinstalled on the computer.
●
Your version of Norton Internet Security includes 60 days of free updates. It is strongly
recommended that you protect the computer against new viruses beyond 60 days by purchasing
extended update service. Instructions for using and updating Norton Internet Security software and
for purchasing extended update service are provided within the program.
●
To access Norton Internet Security, or to get more information about it, select Start > All
Programs > Norton Internet Security.
NOTE:
HP recommends that you always update the antivirus software to help protect your computer.
NOTE: For more information about computer viruses, type viruses in the Search box in Help and
Support.
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Using firewall software
When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet access, unauthorized persons may be able
to gain access to the computer, your personal files, and information about you. Use the firewall software
preinstalled on the computer to protect your privacy.
Firewall features include logging and reporting of network activity, and automatic monitoring of all
incoming and outgoing traffic. Refer to the firewall user guide or contact your firewall manufacturer for
more information.
NOTE: Under some circumstances a firewall can block access to Internet games, interfere with printer
or file sharing on a network, or block authorized e-mail attachments. To temporarily resolve the problem,
disable the firewall, perform the task that you want to perform, and then reenable the firewall. To
permanently resolve the problem, reconfigure the firewall.
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Installing critical updates
CAUTION: Microsoft sends alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the computer from security
breaches and computer viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an
alert.
Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the computer
was shipped. To be sure that all available updates are installed on the computer, observe these
guidelines:
●
Run Windows Update as soon as possible after you set up your computer. Use the update link at
Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
●
Run Windows Update at regular intervals, such as once a month.
●
Obtain updates to Windows and other Microsoft programs, as they are released, from the Microsoft
Web site and through the updates link in Help and Support.
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10 Software updates
Updated versions of the software provided with your computer may be available on the HP Web site.
Most software and BIOS updates on the HP Web site are packaged in compressed files called
SoftPaqs.
Some download packages contain a file named Readme.txt, which contains information regarding
installing and troubleshooting the file.
To update the software, follow these steps, which are explained in the remainder of this guide:
1.
Identify your computer model, product category, and series or family. Prepare for a system BIOS
update by identifying the BIOS version currently installed on the computer.
If your computer is connected to a network, consult the network administrator before installing any
software updates, especially system BIOS updates.
NOTE: The computer system BIOS is stored on the system ROM. The BIOS initializes the
operating system, determines how the computer will interact with the hardware devices, and
provides for data transfer among hardware devices, including the time and date.
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2.
Access the updates on the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com.
3.
Install the updates.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, first determine what BIOS version you currently have and then download and install
the new BIOS.
Determining the BIOS version
To determine whether available BIOS updates contain later BIOS versions than those currently installed
on the computer, you need to know the version of the system BIOS currently installed.
BIOS version information (also known as ROM date and System BIOS) can be displayed by opening
Setup Utility.
To display the BIOS information:
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the “F10
= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
If Setup Utility does not open with the system information displayed, use the arrow keys to select
the Main menu.
When the Main menu is selected, BIOS and other system information is displayed.
3.
To exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes, and then press
enter.
Downloading a BIOS update
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the computer or an unsuccessful installation, download and install
a BIOS update only when the computer is connected to reliable external power using the AC adapter.
Do not download or install a BIOS update while the computer is running on battery power, docked in an
optional docking device, or connected to an optional power source. During the download and installation,
follow these instructions:
Do not disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet.
Do not shut down the computer or initiate Standby or Hibernation.
Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord.
To download a BIOS update:
1.
Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your computer:
Select Start > Help and Support, and then select the software and drivers update.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your computer and access the BIOS update you
want to download.
3.
At the download area, follow these steps:
a.
Identify the BIOS update that is later than the BIOS version currently installed on your
computer. Make a note of the date, name, or other identifier. You may need this information
to locate the update later, after it has been downloaded to your hard drive.
b.
Follow the instructions on the screen to download your selection to the hard drive.
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Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update is to be
downloaded. you must access this path when you are ready to install the update.
NOTE: If you connect your computer to a network, consult the network administrator before
installing any software updates, especially system BIOS updates.
BIOS installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are displayed on the screen after the
download is complete. If no instructions are displayed, follow these steps:
1.
Open Windows Explorer by selecting Start > My Computer.
2.
Double-click your hard drive designation. The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk (C:).
3.
Using the hard drive path you recorded earlier, open the folder on your hard drive that contains the
update.
4.
Double-click the file that has an .exe extension (for example, filename.exe).
The BIOS installation begins.
5.
Complete the installation by following the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, you can delete the downloaded
file from your hard drive.
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Updating programs and drivers
To download and install software other than a BIOS update, follow these steps:
1.
Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your computer:
Select Start > Help and Support, and then select the software and drivers update.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to find the software you want to update.
3.
At the download area, select the software you want to download and follow the instructions on the
screen.
NOTE: Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the software is to be
downloaded. You must access this path when you are ready to install the software.
4.
When the download is complete, open Windows Explorer by selecting Start > My Computer.
5.
Double-click your hard drive designation. The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk (C:).
6.
Using the hard drive path you recorded earlier, open the folder on your hard drive that contains the
update.
7.
Double-click the file that has an .exe extension (for example, filename.exe).
The installation begins.
8.
Complete the installation by following the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, you can delete the downloaded
file from your hard drive.
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11 Setup Utility
Starting Setup Utility
Setup Utility is a ROM-based information and customization utility that can be used even when your
Windows operating system is not working.
The utility reports information about the computer and provides settings for startup, security, and other
preferences.
To start Setup Utility:
▲
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the “F10
= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Using Setup Utility
Changing the language of Setup Utility
The following procedure explains how to change the language of Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is not
already running, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is already running, begin at step 2.
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the “F10
= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration > Language, and then press enter.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select a language, and then press enter.
4.
When a confirmation prompt with your language selected is displayed, press enter.
5.
To save your change and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes, and then press enter.
Your change goes into effect immediately.
Navigating and selecting in Setup Utility
Because Setup Utility is not Windows based, it does not support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection
are by keystroke.
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To choose a menu or a menu item, use the arrow keys.
●
To choose an item in a list or to toggle a field, for example an Enable/Disable field, use either the
arrow keys or f5 or f6.
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To select an item, press enter.
●
To close a text box or return to the menu display, press esc.
●
To display additional navigation and selection information while Setup Utility is open, press f1.
Displaying system information
The following procedure explains how to display system information in Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is
not open, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is open, begin at step 2.
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the “F10
= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Select the Main menu. System information such as the system time and date, and identification
information about the computer is displayed.
3.
To exit Setup Utility without changing any settings, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit
Discarding Changes, and then press enter.
Restoring default settings in Setup Utility
The following procedure explains how to restore the Setup Utility default settings. If Setup Utility is not
already running, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is already running, begin at step 2.
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the “F10
= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Exit > Load Setup Defaults, and then press enter.
3.
When the Setup Confirmation is displayed, press enter.
4.
To save your change and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes, and then press enter.
The Setup Utility default settings go into effect when the computer restarts.
NOTE: Your password, security, and language settings are not changed when you restore the factory
default settings.
Exiting Setup Utility
You can exit Setup Utility with or without saving changes.
●
To exit Setup Utility and save your changes from the current session:
If the Setup Utility menus are not visible, press esc to return to the menu display. Then use the
arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving Changes, and then press enter.
●
To exit Setup Utility without saving your changes from the current session:
If the Setup Utility menus are not visible, press esc to return to the menu display. Then use the
arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes, and then press enter.
After either choice, the computer restarts in Windows.
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Setup Utility menus
The menu tables in this section provide an overview of Setup Utility options.
NOTE: Some of the Setup Utility menu items listed in this chapter may not be supported by your
computer.
Main menu
Select
To do this
System information
●
View and change the system time and date.
●
View identification information about the computer.
●
View specification information about the processor, memory size,
and system BIOS.
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.
System Configuration menu
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Select
To do this
Language Support
Change the Setup Utility language.
Processor C4 State
Enable/disable the processor C4 sleep state.
Boot Options
Set the following boot options:
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f10 and f12 Delay (sec.)―Set the delay for the f10 and f12 functions
of Setup Utility in intervals of 5 seconds each (0, 5, 10, 15, 20).
●
HP QuickWeb—Enable/disable HP QuickWeb at boot time. Set the
delay for the user to start Windows.
●
Internal Network Adapter boot―Enable/disable boot from Internal
Network Adapter.
●
Boot Order―Set the boot order for:
◦
Internal hard drive (select models only)
◦
USB Floppy
◦
USB CD/DVD ROM Drive
◦
USB flash drive
◦
USB Hard drive
Select
To do this
◦
USB Card Reader
◦
Network adapter
NOTE: Only the devices attached to the system appear in the
boot order menu.
Diagnostics menu
Select
To do this
Primary Hard Disk Self Test
Run a comprehensive self-test on the hard drive.
Memory Test
Run a diagnostic test on the system memory.
Setup Utility menus
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Index
A
AC adapter
connecting 54
identifying 10
administrator password
creating 65
entering 65
managing 65
airport security devices 35
antennas 9
applications key, Windows 4
audio devices, connecting
external 29
audio functions, checking 29
audio-in (microphone) jack 5, 26
audio-out (headphone) jack 5,
26
B
battery
calibrating 59
charging 56, 59
conserving power 61
discharging 57
disposing 62
identifying 10
inserting 55
low battery levels 57
recharging 61
removing 55
storing 61
battery bay, identifying 8
battery light 5, 56, 57
battery power 54
battery release latches 8, 55
battery temperature 61
bay, battery 8
BD drive 38
BIOS, updating 71
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Blu-ray Disc ROM with SuperMulti
DVD±R/RW Double Layer 38
Bluetooth device 13
boot options 76
boot order 76
button, volume mute 27
buttons
left TouchPad 2
power 3
right TouchPad 2
wireless 3
C
cables
LAN 23
USB 40
VGA 31
calibrating battery 59
caps lock light, identifying 2
CD drive 38
changing the Setup Utility
language 74
charging batteries 56, 59
checking audio functions 29
components
additional hardware 10
bottom 8
display 7
front 4
left-side 6
right-side 5
TouchPad 1
connecting to a WLAN 17
connection, external power 54
conservation, power 61
cord, power 10
corporate WLAN connection 17
critical battery level 58
D
Diagnostics menu 77
digital card
inserting 41
removing 42
stopping 42
supported formats 41
Digital Media Slot, identifying 5
Disk Cleanup software 35
Disk Defragmenter software 35
diskette drive 38
display
image, switching 49
screen brightness hotkeys 49
display switch, identifying 7
displaying system information 75
drive light, identifying 5
drive media 51
drives
connecting external 39
diskette 38
external 38
hard 36, 37, 38
optical 38
drives, boot order 76
DVD drive 38
E
earbuds 5, 26
encryption 17
entering a power-on
password 66
entering an administrator
password 65
esc key 4
exiting Setup Utility 75
external audio devices,
connecting 29
external drive 38
external monitor port 31
external monitor port,
identifying 6
F
firewall 17
fn key 4, 47
function keys 4, 47
H
hard disk drive
external 38
installing 37
removing 36
replacing 36
hard drive
external 38
installing 37
removing 36
replacing 36
hard drive bay, identifying 8
hard drive cover
removing 44
replacing 45
hardware, identifying 1
HDMI port 31
HDMI port, identifying 6
HDMI, connecting 31
headphone (audio-out) jack 5,
26
headphones 5, 26
Hibernation
exiting 52
initiated during critical battery
level 58
initiating 52
high-definition devices,
connecting 31
hotkeys
decreasing screen
brightness 49
decreasing speaker
volume 50
description 47
increasing screen
brightness 49
increasing speaker volume 50
initiating QuickLock 49
initiating Standby 48
muting speaker sound 50
switching screen image 49
using 48
HP Mobile Broadband Module 18
HP Mobile Broadband,
disabled 19
hubs 40
I
icons
network status 14
wireless 14
installed drives, identifying 34
interference, minimizing 23
internal display switch,
identifying 7
internal microphone,
identifying 7, 26
Internet connection setup 16
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone) 5, 26
audio-out (headphone) 5, 26
RJ-45 (network) 6
K
keyboard hotkeys, identifying 47
keys
esc 4
fn 4
function 4
Windows applications 4
Windows logo 4
L
labels
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity 11
regulatory 11
service tag 10
language support 76
latches, battery release 8
left TouchPad button,
identifying 2
lights
battery 5
caps lock 2
drive 5
power 2
webcam 7
wireless 2
local area network (LAN)
cable required 23
connecting cable 23
low battery level 57
M
Main menu 76
maintenance
Disk Cleanup 35
Disk Defragmenter 35
managing a power-on
password 66
managing an administrator
password 65
memory module
inserting 45
removing 44
memory module slot 8
memory test 77
microphone (audio-in) jack 5, 26
minimizing interference 23
monitor port, external 6
monitor, connecting 31
mouse, external
connecting 47
setting preferences 47
multimedia components,
identifying 25
multimedia software
installing 28
using 28
mute button 27
mute hotkey, identifying 26
N
navigating in Setup Utility 74
network cable
connecting 23
noise suppression circuitry 23
network jack, identifying 6
network key 22
network security codes
network key 22
SSID 22
network status icon 14
noise suppression circuitry, network
cable 23
O
operating system
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Index
79
optical drive
sharing 39
P
passwords
administrator 65
power-on 65
set in Setup Utility 64
set in Windows 64
ports
external monitor 6, 31
HDMI 6, 31
USB 5, 6, 40
power
connecting 54
conserving 61
power button, identifying 3
power connector, identifying 6
power cord, identifying 10
power light, identifying 2
power-on password
creating 66
entering 66
managing 66
primary hard drive self test 77
Processor C4 State 76
product name and number,
computer 10
programs, updating 73
projector, connecting 31
public WLAN connection 17
Q
QuickLock 64
QuickLock hotkey 49
QuickWeb software 12
R
readable media 51
regulatory information
HP Mobile Broadband Module
serial number 11
regulatory label 11
wireless 11
release latches
battery 8, 56
restoring default settings 75
right TouchPad button,
identifying 2
RJ-45 (network) jack,
identifying 6
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S
screen brightness hotkeys 49
screen image, switching 49
security cable slot, identifying 6
Security menu 76
security, wireless 16
selecting in Setup Utility 74
serial number, computer 10
service tag 10
setup of WLAN 16
Setup Utility, passwords set in 64
setup, computer 1
shared drives 39
shut down 62
SIM
inserting 19
removing 20
slots
security cable 6
software
Disk Cleanup 35
Disk Defragmenter 35
installing 28
multimedia 28
Windows Media Player 28
Wireless Assistant 15
solid-state drive (SSD) 34
speakers, identifying 4, 26
Standby
exiting 51
initiating 51
Standby hotkey 48
storing a battery 61
System Configuration menu 76
system information 76
T
temperature 61
TouchPad
buttons 2
identifying 1
using 47
TouchPad scroll zone,
identifying 2
traveling with the computer 61
turning off the computer 62
U
unresponsive system 62
USB cable, connecting 40
USB devices
connecting 40
description 40
removing 40
stopping 40
USB hubs 40
USB ports, identifying 5, 6, 40
V
vents, identifying 6, 8
video transmission types 49
volume down hotkey,
identifying 27
volume mute button 27
volume up hotkey, identifying 27
volume, adjusting 27
W
webcam light, identifying 7, 26
webcam, identifying 7, 26
Windows applications key,
identifying 4
Windows logo key, identifying 4
Windows, passwords set in 64
wireless antennas 9
Wireless Assistant software 15
wireless button, identifying 3, 14
wireless controls
button 14
operating system 14
wireless icon 14
wireless light, identifying 2, 14
wireless network (WLAN)
connecting 17
corporate WLAN
connection 17
equipment needed 16
functional range 18
public WLAN connection 17
security 16
WLAN 8
WLAN antennas, identifying 9
WLAN device 13
writable media 51
WWAN antennas, identifying 9
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