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External Devices
User Guide
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First Edition: November 2008
Document Part Number: 501594-001
Product notice
This user guide describes features that are
common to most models. Some features
may not be available on your computer.
Table of contents
1 Using a USB device
Connecting a USB device .................................................................................................................... 2
Stopping and removing a USB device .................................................................................................. 2
2 Using the expansion port
Index ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4
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Using a USB device
A USB port connects an optional external device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer,
scanner, or hub, to the computer or to 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.
Depending on the model, the computer has either 2 or 3 USB ports, which support USB 1.0, USB 1.1,
and USB 2.0 devices. To add more USB ports, connect an optional hub or expansion product.
1
Connecting a USB device
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, use minimal force to connect a USB device.
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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: The first time you connect a USB device, a message is displayed in the notification area to let
you know the device is recognized by the computer.
Stopping and removing a USB device
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, stop a USB device before
removing it.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device.
To stop and remove a USB device:
1.
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.
2.
Click the name of the device in the list.
NOTE: If the USB device is not listed, you do not have to stop the device before you remove it.
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3.
Click Stop, and then click OK.
4.
Remove the device.
Chapter 1 Using a USB device
2
Using the expansion port
The expansion port connects the computer to an optional docking device or expansion product, so that
additional ports and connectors can be used with the computer.
NOTE: The computer has only one expansion port. The term expansion port 3 describes the type of
expansion port.
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Index
C
cables
USB 2
E
expansion port 3
H
hubs 1
P
ports
expansion
USB 1
3
U
USB cable, connecting 2
USB devices
connecting 2
description 1
removing 2
stopping 2
USB hubs 1
USB ports, identifying 1
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Index
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