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User Guide
© Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard
Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject
to change without notice. The only
warranties for HP products and services are
set forth in the express warranty statements
accompanying such products and services.
Nothing herein should be construed as
constituting an additional warranty. HP shall
not be liable for technical or editorial errors
or omissions contained herein.
First Edition: August 2008
Document Part Number: 487228-001
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 an eSATA device
Connecting an eSATA device .............................................................................................................. 3
Stopping and removing an eSATA device ............................................................................................ 4
3 Using a 1394 device
Connecting a 1394 device .................................................................................................................... 6
Stopping and removing a 1394 device ................................................................................................. 6
4 Using the expansion port
Index ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
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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 may have up to 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.
▲
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.
2
3.
Click Stop, and then click OK.
4.
Remove the device.
Chapter 1 Using a USB device
2
Using an eSATA device
An eSATA port connects an optional high-performance eSATA component, such as an eSATA external
hard drive.
Some eSATA 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.
NOTE:
The eSATA port also supports an optional USB device.
Connecting an eSATA device
CAUTION:
device.
▲
To prevent damage to an eSATA port connector, use minimal force to connect an eSATA
To connect an eSATA device to the computer, connect the eSATA cable for the device to the
eSATA port.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected.
Connecting an eSATA device
3
Stopping and removing an eSATA device
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, stop the eSATA device before
removing it.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to an eSATA connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the eSATA
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 device is not displayed, 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 2 Using an eSATA device
3
Using a 1394 device
IEEE 1394 is a hardware interface that connects a high-speed multimedia or data storage device to the
computer. Scanners, digital cameras, and digital camcorders often require a 1394 connection.
Some 1394 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 1394 port also supports IEEE 1394a devices.
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Connecting a 1394 device
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a 1394 port connector, use minimal force when connecting a 1394
device.
▲
To connect a 1394 device to the computer, connect the 1394 cable for the device to the 1394
port.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected.
Stopping and removing a 1394 device
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, stop the 1394 device before
removing it.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a 1394 connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the 1394
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 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 3 Using a 1394 device
4
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
Symbols/Numerics
1394 cable, connecting 6
1394 devices
connecting 6
description 5
stopping 6
1394 port 5
C
cables
1394 6
eSATA 3
USB 2
E
eSATA cable, connecting 3
eSATA devices
connecting 3
description 3
removing 4
stopping 4
expansion port 7
H
hubs 1
P
ports
1394 5
expansion
USB 1
7
U
USB cable, connecting
USB devices
connecting 2
description 1
removing 2
stopping 2
USB hubs 1
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Index
2
USB ports, identifying 1
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