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Hardware and Software
Guide
Compaq Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 383161-001
May 2005
This guide explains how to identify, access, and use most of
the hardware and software features available on your notebook.
Modem information is not included in this guide.
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Hardware and Software Guide
Compaq Notebook Series
First Edition May 2005
Reference Number: V2000
Document Part Number: 383161-001
Contents
1 Component ID
Top Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3
Power Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–5
Wireless and Volume Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–6
Antennae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–7
Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8
Speakers, Jacks and Display Release Button. . . . . . . 1–9
Rear Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–10
Left-Side Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–11
Ports and Jacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–11
PC Card Slot and Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–12
Vent and Security Cable Slot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–13
Right-Side Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–14
Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–16
Mini PCI and Memory Compartments . . . . . . . . . . 1–16
Bays, Battery Latch and Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–17
Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–18
Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–18
Optical Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–19
Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–19
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2 Keyboard and Touchpad
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Identifying TouchPad Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Using the TouchPad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Setting TouchPad Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
Identifying Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
Hotkey Quick Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–6
Using Hotkey Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7
Using Hotkey Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7
Keypads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–14
Using the Embedded Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . 2–14
Using an External Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–16
3 Power
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1
Selecting a Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1
Switching Between Battery and External Power. . . . 3–2
Power Control and Light Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown Overviews . . . . . . . 3–4
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
Leaving Your Work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
Interference with Drive Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown Procedures. . . . . . . 3–7
Turning the Notebook On or Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–7
Initiating or Resuming from Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–8
Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation. . . . . . . . . . 3–9
Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures . . . . . . . . 3–10
Power Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–11
Using Power Schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–11
Setting a Standby Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–11
Setting Other Power Preferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–11
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Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack . . . . . . . .
Managing Low-Battery Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calibrating a Battery Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conserving Battery Pack Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a Battery Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposing of a Used Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3–13
3–15
3–17
3–19
3–23
3–24
3–27
3–28
4 Multimedia
Internal Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–1
Volume Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–2
External Audio Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3
Using the Audio-Out (Headphone) Jack . . . . . . . . . . 4–3
Using the Audio-In (Microphone) Jack. . . . . . . . . . . 4–4
External Video Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Connecting an S-Video Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Displaying a Video Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–6
CD and DVD Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–7
Using Media Activity Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–7
Protecting Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–8
Protecting a CD or DVD Write Process . . . . . . . . . . 4–8
Multimedia Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–9
Observing the Copyright Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–10
Installing Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–11
Enabling AutoPlay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–12
Changing DVD Region Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–12
Using the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–13
Using WinDVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–14
Using Other DVD Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–14
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5 Wireless
(Select Models Only)
Wireless Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–1
Wireless Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–2
802.11 Wireless Devices (Select Models Only) . . . . . . . 5–3
Setting Up a WLAN in Your Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–5
Connecting to a WLAN in Your Home. . . . . . . . . . . 5–6
Connecting to a Public WLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–7
Using Wireless Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–7
Identifying an 802.11 Wireless Device . . . . . . . . . . . 5–8
Troubleshooting Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–8
Bluetooth Wireless Devices (Select Models Only) . . . . . 5–9
Wireless Device Power States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–11
Turning On the Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–13
Turning Off and Disabling the Devices. . . . . . . . . . 5–14
6 Security
Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–1
QuickLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–3
Setup Utility and Windows Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–4
Coordinating Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–6
Choosing a Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–6
Setup Utility Administrator Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7
Setting an Administrator Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–8
Entering an Administrator Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–8
Setup Utility Power-On Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–9
Setting a Power-On Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–10
Entering a Power-On Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–10
Setup Utility Device Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–11
Antivirus Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–12
Critical Security Updates for Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . 6–13
Firewall Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–14
Optional Security Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–15
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7 Hardware Upgrades and Replacements
Device Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–1
Connecting a Powered Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–1
Connecting a USB Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–2
Connecting a 1394 Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–3
Connecting a Communication Device. . . . . . . . . . . . 7–4
Digital Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–5
Using the Memory Reader Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–6
Inserting a Digital Memory Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–7
Removing a Digital Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–8
PC Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–9
Inserting a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–10
Stopping or Removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–11
Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–13
Adding a Drive to the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–13
Using the IDE Drive Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–13
Caring for Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–14
Replacing the Internal Hard Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–15
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–19
Increasing Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–19
Removing or Inserting a Memory Module . . . . . . . 7–20
8 Software Updates and Recovery and
System Software
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing for a Software Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading and Installing an Update . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using System Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Language of Computer Setup . . . . . .
Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility . . . . .
Displaying System Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Default Settings in the Setup Utility . . . .
Using Advanced Setup Utility Features . . . . . . . . .
Closing the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8–11
8–11
8–12
8–13
8–14
8–15
8–16
8–17
A Specifications
Operating Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–1
Rated Input Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–2
Expansion Port Input/Output Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–3
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Component ID
Top Components
Keys
Component
Description
1 fn key
Combines with other keys to perform system
tasks. For example, pressing fn+f7 decreases
screen brightness.
2 Function keys (12)
Perform system and application tasks. When
combined with fn, the function keys perform
additional tasks as hotkeys.
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Component ID
3 Keypad keys (15)
Can be used like the keys on an external
numeric keypad.
4 Windows
Displays a shortcut menu for items beneath the
pointer.
applications key
5 Windows logo key
1–2
Displays the Microsoft® Windows® Start menu.
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TouchPad
Component
Description
1
TouchPad*
Moves the pointer.
2
TouchPad light
On: TouchPad is enabled.
3
TouchPad button
Enables/disables the TouchPad.
4
TouchPad vertical scrolling
region*
Scrolls upward or downward.
5
TouchPad horizontal scrolling
region
Scrolls toward left side or right side.
6
Left and right TouchPad
buttons*
Function like the left and right buttons
on an external mouse.
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
functions of TouchPad components, refer to the “Setting TouchPad
Preferences” section in Chapter 2, “Keyboard and Touchpad.”
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Component ID
Power Controls
Component
Description
1
Display switch*
If the notebook is closed while on,
initiates standby.
2
Power button*
When the notebook is
■ Off, press to turn on the notebook.
■ On, briefly press to initiate
hibernation.
■ In standby, briefly press to resume
from standby.
■ In hibernation, briefly press to
restore from hibernation.
the system has stopped
✎ Ifresponding
and Windows
shutdown procedures cannot be
used, press and hold for at least
4 seconds to turn off the
notebook.
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
function of the display switch or power button, refer to the “Setting Other
Power Preferences” section in Chapter 3, “Power.”
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Lights
Component
Description
1 Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on.
2 Wireless light
On: One or more optional internal wireless
devices, such as a WLAN and/or a
Bluetooth device, are turned on.*
(select models only)
3 Power/standby light†
On: Notebook is turned on.
Blinking: Notebook is in standby.
Off: Notebook is off.
4 Mute light
On: Volume is muted.
5 Num lock light
On: Num lock or the embedded numeric
keypad is on.
*For information about establishing a wireless connection, refer to
Chapter 5, “Wireless (Select Models Only).”
†There are 2 power/standby lights. Both lights display the same information.
The light on the power button is visible only when the notebook is open; the
other power/standby light is always visible on the front of the notebook.
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Component ID
Wireless and Volume Buttons
Component
Description
1
Turns the wireless functionality on or
off, but does not create a wireless
connection.
Wireless button
(select models only)
establish a wireless
✎ To
connection, a wireless network
must already be set up. For
information about establishing a
wireless link, refer to Chapter 5,
“Wireless (Select Models Only).”
1–6
2
Volume down button
Decreases system volume.
3
Volume up button
Increases system volume.
4
Volume mute button
Mutes or restores volume.
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Antennae
Component
Description
Antennae (2)*
Send and receive wireless device signals.
Å
Exposure to Radio Frequency
Radiation. The radiated output
power of this device is below the
FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Nevertheless, the device should be
used in such a manner that the
potential for human contact during
normal operation is minimized. To
avoid the possibility of exceeding
the FCC radio frequency exposure
limits, human proximity to the
antennae should be not less than
20 cm (8 inches) during normal
operation, including when the
notebook display is closed.
*The antennae are available on only select models. The antennae are not
visible from the outside of the notebook. For optimal transmission, keep the
areas immediately around the antennae free from obstructions.
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Component ID
Front Components
Lights
Component
Description
1
Power/standby light*
On: Notebook is turned on.
Blinking: Notebook is in standby.
Off: Notebook is off.
2
IDE (Integrated Drive
Electronics) drive light
On or blinking: The internal hard drive
or an optical drive is being accessed.
3
Battery light
On: The battery pack is charging.
Blinking: The battery pack has
reached a low-battery condition.
Off: The battery pack is fully charged
or not inserted.
*There are 2 power/standby lights. Both lights display the same information.
The light on the power button is visible only when the notebook is open; the
other power/standby light is always visible on the front of the notebook.
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Speakers, Jacks and Display Release Button
Component
Description
1
Stereo speakers (2)
Produce stereo sound.
2
Display release button
Opens the notebook.
3
Audio-in
(microphone) jack
Connects an optional monaural (single
sound channel) microphone.
4
Audio-out
(headphone) jack
Connects optional headphones or
powered stereo speakers. Also connects
the audio function of an audio/video
device such as a television or VCR.
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Component ID
Rear Components
Component
Description
1
Provides airflow to cool internal
components.
Exhaust vent*
Ä
2
Power connector
To prevent overheating, do not
obstruct vents. Do not allow a
hard surface, such as a printer,
or a soft surface, such as pillows
or thick rugs or clothing, to block
airflow.
Connects the AC adapter cable.
*The notebook has 4 vents. This and all other vents are visible on the
bottom of the notebook. One vent is also visible on the left side of
the notebook.
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Component ID
Left-Side Components
Ports and Jacks
Component
Description
1
External monitor port
Connects an optional VGA monitor or
projector.
2
Expansion Port 2
(select models only)*
Connects the notebook to an optional
docking device.
3
RJ-45 (network) jack
Connects an optional network cable.
4
RJ-11 (modem) jack
Connects the modem cable.
5
USB port†
Connects an optional USB device.
*For expansion port signal information, refer to the “Expansion Port
Input/Output Signals” section in “Appendix A.”
†
The notebook has 3 USB ports. The other USB ports are on the right side
of the notebook.
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Component ID
PC Card Slot and Button
Component
Description
1
PC Card slot
Supports an optional Type I or Type II
32-bit (CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card.
2
PC Card eject button
Ejects an optional PC Card from the
PC Card slot.
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Vent and Security Cable Slot
Component
Description
1
Provides airflow to cool internal
components.
Exhaust vent*
Ä
2
Security cable slot
To prevent overheating, do not
obstruct vents. Do not allow a
hard surface, such as a printer,
or a soft surface, such as pillows
or thick rugs or clothing, to block
airflow.
Attaches an optional security cable to
the notebook.
purpose of security
✎ The
solutions is to act as a deterrent.
These solutions do not prevent
the product from being
mishandled or stolen.
*The notebook has 4 vents. This and all other vents are visible on the
bottom of the notebook. One vent is also visible on the rear of the notebook.
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Component ID
Right-Side Components
Component
Description
1
USB ports (2)*
Connect optional USB devices.
2
1394 port
Connects an optional 1394a device
such as a scanner, a digital camera,
or a digital camcorder.
3
Memory Reader
(select models only)
Supports an optional digital
memory card.†
4
Memory Reader light
(select models only)
On: An optional digital memory card is
being accessed.
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Component ID
Component
Description
5
Optical drive‡
Supports an optical disc.
6
S-Video–out jack
(select models only)
Connects an optional S-Video device
such as a television, VCR, camcorder,
projector, or video capture card.
*The notebook has 3 USB ports. The other USB port is on the left side.
†
The digital memory card could be a Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card,
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard, or
SmartMedia (SM) card.
‡
The type of optical drive—for example, a DVD-ROM drive, a DVD/CD-RW
Combo Drive, or a DVD+RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive—varies by
notebook model.
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Component ID
Bottom Components
Mini PCI and Memory Compartments
Component
Description
1 Mini PCI compartment
Holds an optional wireless LAN device.
Ä
2 Memory compartment
1–16
To prevent an unresponsive system
and the display of a warning
message, install only a Mini PCI
device authorized for use in your
notebook by the governmental
agency that regulates wireless
devices in your country. If you install
an unauthorized device and then
receive a warning message, remove
the device to restore notebook
functionality. Then contact
Customer Care.
Contains 2 memory slots that support
replaceable memory modules. The number
of preinstalled memory modules varies by
notebook model.
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Bays, Battery Latch and Vents
Component
Description
1 Battery pack release latch
Releases a battery pack from the
battery bay.*
2 Battery bay
Holds a battery pack.
3 Exhaust vents (4)†
Provide airflow to cool internal
components.
Ä
4 Hard drive bay
To prevent overheating, do not
obstruct vents. Do not allow a hard
surface, such as a printer, or a soft
surface, such as pillows or thick
rugs or clothing, to block airflow.
Holds the internal hard drive.
*Battery packs vary by model.
†
The notebook has 4 vents. One vent is also visible on the left side of the
notebook, and one vent is also visible on the rear of the notebook.
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Component ID
Additional Components
Hardware
The components included with your notebook vary by region,
country, notebook model, and the optional hardware you
purchased. The following sections identify the standard external
components included with most notebook models.
Component
Description
1
AC adapter
Converts AC power to DC power.
2
Power cord*
Connects an AC adapter to an AC outlet.
3
Battery pack*
Powers the notebook when the notebook is
not connected to external power.
4
Modem cable*
Connects a modem to an RJ-11 telephone
jack or to a country-specific modem
adapter.
5
Country-specific modem
adapter (included by
region as required)*
Adapts the modem cable to a non–RJ-11
(modem) jack.
*Power cords, modem cables, and modem adapters vary in appearance by
region and country. Battery packs vary by model.
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Optical Discs
Software on optical discs, such as CDs or DVDs, is included with
all notebook models.
■
The software packaged in the “Required for Setup” bag is not
preinstalled on your notebook. Depending on how you want
to use your notebook, you may want to install some or all of
these applications.
■
The software packaged in the “Save for Later” bag is
preinstalled or preloaded on your notebook. The software
discs are provided in case you ever need to repair or reinstall
this software.
Labels
The labels affixed to the notebook provide information you may
need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel
internationally with the notebook.
■
Service Tag—Provides the product name, product number
(P/N), and serial number (S/N) of your notebook. You may
need the product number and the serial number when you
contact Customer Care. The Service Tag label is affixed to
the bottom of the notebook. To display the information on the
Service Tag on your screen, select Start > Help and
Support.
■
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity—Contains the
Microsoft® 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 notebook.
■
Regulatory label—Provides regulatory information about the
notebook. The Regulatory label is affixed to the inside of
the battery bay.
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■
Modem Approval label—Provides regulatory information
about the modem and lists the agency approval markings
required by some of the countries in which the modem has
been approved for use. You may need this information when
traveling internationally. The Modem Approval label is
affixed to the inside of the memory compartment cover.
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Wireless certification labels—Some notebook models include
an optional WLAN device and/or an optional Bluetooth®
device. If your notebook model includes one or more wireless
devices, a certificate providing regulatory information about
each device and the approval markings of some of the
countries in which the device has been approved for use is
included with your notebook. You may need this information
when traveling internationally. Wireless certification labels
are affixed to the inside of the Mini PCI compartment cover.
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TouchPad
Identifying TouchPad Components
The TouchPad includes the following components:
1 TouchPad
4 TouchPad vertical scrolling region
2 TouchPad light
5 Left and right TouchPad buttons
3 TouchPad button
6 TouchPad horizontal scrolling
region
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Using the TouchPad
The TouchPad provides the navigation, selection, and scroll
functions of an optional external mouse:
■
To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad
surface in the direction you want to move the pointer.
■
To execute the click functions of the left or right button on an
external mouse, press the left or right TouchPad button.
■
To scroll, place your finger onto a scrolling region, and then
slide your finger along the scrolling region in the direction
you want to scroll. (Sliding your finger from the TouchPad to
a scrolling region without first lifting your finger from the
TouchPad and then placing it on the scrolling region will not
activate the scrolling region.)
■
To enable or disable the TouchPad, press the TouchPad
button. When the TouchPad is enabled, the TouchPad light
is on.
The TouchPad is enabled when the notebook is turned on.
If you work with keystrokes rather than mouse actions, you
may prefer to disable the TouchPad to prevent accidental
TouchPad activity.
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Setting TouchPad Preferences
In the Windows Mouse Properties window you can
■
Adjust basic pointing device settings such as click speed,
pointer speed and shape, and mouse trails.
■
Configure the right and left TouchPad buttons for
right-handed or left-handed use. These buttons are set by
default for right-handed use.
To access the Mouse Properties window:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Mouse.
Windows instructions in your notebook documentation
✎ All
describe Microsoft Windows XP procedures based on the
default Windows XP category view. To change to Windows XP
classic view, select Start > Help and Support > Customizing
your computer > Files, folders, and programs > Use
Windows classic folders.
In the TouchPad Properties window you can access additional
TouchPad preferences.
»
To access the TouchPad Properties window, use the TouchPad
to select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Mouse > Device Settings, and then select the
Settings button. (If you follow this path using an optional
external mouse, the TouchPad Properties window may be
unavailable.)
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Among the preferences available in the TouchPad Properties
window are
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TouchPad Tapping, which enables you to tap the TouchPad
once to select an item or twice to double-click an item.
To access TouchPad Tapping settings, select Tapping.
■
Edge Motion, which sets the TouchPad to continue cursor
movement when your finger reaches the edge of the
TouchPad.
To access Edge Motion settings, select Pointer Motion.
■
Long Distance Scrolling, which sets the scrolling region to
continue scrolling when your finger reaches the end of the
scrolling region.
To access Long Distance Scrolling, select Virtual Scrolling.
■
PalmCheck, which helps keep the TouchPad from being
accidentally activated while you are using the keyboard.
To access PalmCheck, select Sensitivity.
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Hotkeys
Identifying Hotkeys
Hotkeys are preset combinations of the fn key 1, the esc key 2,
and one of the function keys 3.
The icons on the f1 through f12 keys represent hotkey functions.
Hotkey functions and procedures are described in the following
sections.
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Hotkey Quick Reference
The following table identifies the default hotkey functions. The
function of the fn+f5 hotkey can be changed. For instructions,
refer to the “Setting Other Power Preferences” section in
Chapter 3, “Power.”
Default Function
Hotkey
Opens Help and Support Center.
fn+f1
Opens print options window.
fn+f2
Opens default Internet browser.
fn+f3
Switches the image among displays.
fn+f4
Initiates standby.
fn+f5
Initiates QuickLock.
fn+f6
Decreases screen brightness.
fn+f7
Increases screen brightness.
fn+f8
Plays, pauses, or resumes an audio CD or DVD.
fn+f9
Stops an audio CD or DVD.
fn+f10
Plays the previous track or chapter on an audio CD
or DVD.
fn+f11
Plays the next track or chapter on an audio CD or DVD. fn+f12
Displays system information.*
fn+esc
*To clear the system information display, press esc.
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Using Hotkey Procedures
Using Hotkeys On the Internal Keyboard
To use a hotkey command on the notebook keyboard, use either
of the following procedures:
■
Briefly press fn, and then briefly press the second key
of the hotkey command.
■
Press and hold down fn, briefly press the second key of
the hotkey command, and then release both keys at the
same time.
Using Hotkeys on an External Keyboard
To use a hotkey command on an external keyboard, press the
scroll lock key twice, then the second key only of the hotkey
combination. For example, to use the fn+f5 command on an
external keyboard, press scroll lock+scroll lock+f5.
Using Hotkey Commands
Open Help and Support Center (fn+f1)
The fn+f1 hotkey opens the Help and Support Center.
In addition to providing information about your operating system,
the Help and Support Center provides
■
Information about your notebook, such as model and serial
number, installed software, hardware components, and
specifications.
■
Answers to questions about using your notebook.
■
Tutorials to help you learn to use notebook and operating
system features.
■
Updates for your operating system, drivers, and the software
provided on your notebook.
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■
Checkups for notebook functionality.
■
Automated and interactive troubleshooting, repair solutions,
and system recovery procedures.
■
Links to Customer Care.
You can also access the Help and Support Center by selecting
Start > Help and Support.
Open Print Window (fn+f2)
In Windows the fn+f2 hotkey opens the print options window of
the active Windows application.
Open Internet Explorer (fn+f3)
The fn+f3 hotkey opens Internet Explorer.
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■
Until you have set up your Internet or network services, the
fn+f3 hotkey opens the Windows Internet Connection Wizard.
■
After you have set up your Internet or network services and
your Web browser home page, you can use the fn+f3 hotkey to
quickly access your home page and the Internet.
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Switch Image (fn+f4)
The fn+f4 hotkey switches the image among display devices
connected to the system. For example, if an optional monitor
is connected to the notebook through the monitor port, each time
you press the fn+f4 hotkey the image will switch among the
notebook display, the monitor display, and a simultaneous display
on both the notebook and the monitor.
Most monitors receive video information from the notebook
using the external VGA video standard. The fn+f4 hotkey can also
toggle images among other devices receiving video information
from the notebook.
The following video transmission types, with examples of devices
that use them, are supported by the fn+f4 hotkey:
■
LCD (notebook display)
■
External VGA (most monitors)
■
S-Video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video capture
boards with S-Video–in jacks)
■
Composite video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video
capture boards with composite video-in jacks)
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Initiate Standby (fn+f5)
The fn+f5 hotkey is set by default to initiate standby.
When standby is initiated, your work is saved in random access
memory (RAM), the screen clears, and power is conserved.
While the notebook is in standby, the power/standby lights blink.
■
To initiate standby, the notebook must be on. If the notebook
is in hibernation, you must restore from hibernation before
you can initiate standby.
■
To resume from standby or restore from hibernation, briefly
press the power button.
For more information about using standby and hibernation, refer
to Chapter 3, “Power.”
The function of the fn+f5 hotkey can be changed in the
operating system. For example, you can set the fn+f5 hotkey to
initiate hibernation instead of standby. In all Windows operating
system windows, references to the sleep button apply to the fn+f5
hotkey. For information about changing the function of the
fn+f5 hotkey, refer to the “Setting Other Power Preferences”
section in Chapter 3, “Power.”
For more information about using standby and hibernation, refer
to Chapter 3, “Power.”
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Initiate QuickLock (fn+f6)
The fn+f6 hotkey initiates the QuickLock security feature.
QuickLock protects your work by displaying the operating
system Log On window. While the Log On window is displayed,
the notebook cannot be accessed until a Windows user password
or a Windows administrator password is entered.
Before you can use QuickLock, you must set a Windows user
password or a Windows administrator password. For instructions,
refer to the Help and Support Center. To access the Help and
Support Center, press the fn+f1 hotkey or select Start > Help and
Support.
»
To use QuickLock, press fn+f6 to display the Log On window
and lock the notebook. Then follow the instructions on the
screen to enter your Windows user password or your
Windows administrator password and access the notebook.
For information about combining Windows passwords with
Compaq passwords, Chapter 6, “Security.”
Decrease Brightness (fn+f7)
The fn+f7 hotkey decreases the brightness of the notebook
screen. The longer you hold down the fn+f7 hotkey, the more the
screen dims. Decreasing screen brightness conserves power.
»
To increase screen brightness, press the fn+f8 hotkey.
Increase Brightness (fn+f8)
The fn+f8 hotkey increases the brightness of the notebook
screen. The longer you hold down the fn+f8 hotkey, the more the
screen brightens.
»
To decrease screen brightness, press the fn+f7 hotkey.
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Media Activity Hotkeys (fn+f9 through fn+f12)
The following 4 media activity hotkeys can control the play of an
audio CD or a DVD. To control the play of a video CD, use the
media activity controls in your video CD player.
Play, Pause or Resume an Audio CD or a DVD
(fn+f9)
■
If the audio CD or the DVD is not playing, press the fn+f9
hotkey to begin or resume the play.
■
If the audio CD or the DVD is playing, press the fn+f9 hotkey
to pause the play.
Stop an Audio CD or a DVD (fn+f10)
The fn+f10 hotkey stops the play of an audio CD or a DVD.
You must stop a CD or DVD that is playing before you can
remove it from the optical drive.
Play Previous Track or Chapter of an Audio
CD or a DVD (fn+f11)
The fn+f11 hotkey plays the previous track of an audio CD or the
previous chapter of a DVD that is playing.
Play Next Track or Chapter of an Audio CD
or a DVD (fn+f12)
The fn+f12 hotkey plays the next track of an audio CD or the next
chapter of a DVD that is playing.
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Display System Information (fn+esc)
The fn+esc hotkey displays information about system hardware
components and software version numbers.
»
To clear the display, press esc.
In the fn+esc display, the version of the system BIOS (basic
input-output system) is displayed as the BIOS date. On some
notebook models, the BIOS date is displayed in decimal format.
The BIOS date is sometimes called the system ROM version
number. For information about updating the system ROM, refer to
the “Software Updates” section in Chapter 8, “Software Updates
and Recovery and System Software.”
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Keypads
You can do keypad work with your notebook by using the
embedded numeric keypad in the notebook keyboard or by
connecting an optional external numeric keypad.
The embedded numeric keypad cannot be used while an external
keypad is connected to the notebook.
Using the Embedded Numeric Keypad
The embedded numeric keypad consists of 15 keys that can be
used like the keys on an external numeric keypad. When the
embedded numeric keypad is turned on, each keypad key
performs the functions indicated by the icon in the upper-right
corner of the key.
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Turning the Embedded Numeric Keypad
On and Off
When the embedded numeric keypad is off, press fn+num lk 1 to
turn the keypad on. The num lock light 2 is turned on.
When the embedded numeric keypad is on, press fn+num lk to turn
the keypad off. The num lock light is turned off.
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Switching the Functions of Keypad Keys
You can temporarily switch the functions of an embedded
numeric keypad key between its standard function and its keypad
function.
■
To use a key on the keypad as a keypad key while the keypad
is turned off, press and hold fn while pressing the key.
■
To use a key on the keypad as a standard key while the
keypad is turned on:
❏ Press and hold fn to type with the key in lowercase.
❏ Press and hold fn+shift to type with the key in uppercase.
Releasing fn returns a keypad key to its set function. For example,
a keypad key returns to its keypad function if the keypad is turned
on or to its standard function if the keypad is turned off.
Using an External Numeric Keypad
embedded numeric keypad cannot be used while an
✎ The
optional external numeric keypad is connected to the notebook.
Most keys on most external numeric keypads function differently
depending on whether num lock mode is on or off. For example:
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■
When num lock mode is on, most keypad keys type numbers.
■
When num lock mode is off, most keypad keys function like
the arrow, page up, or page down keys.
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Turning Num Lock Mode On and Off
As You Work
To turn num lock mode on or off on an external numeric keypad
as you work, press the num lk key on the external keypad, not on
the notebook.
■
When an external numeric keypad is turned on and is in num
lock mode, the num lock light on the notebook is on.
■
When an external numeric keypad is turned off or is turned on
with num lock mode turned off, the num lock light on the
notebook is off.
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Power
Power Sources
Selecting a Power Source
Use the following table to select a recommended power source
for the way you plan to use the notebook.
Task
Recommended Power Source
Work in most software
applications
■ Charged battery pack in the notebook
■ External power supplied through one of
the following devices:
❐ AC adapter
❐ Optional docking device
❐ Optional combination power adapter
Charge or calibrate a
battery pack in the
notebook
External power supplied through one of the
following devices:
■ AC adapter
■ Optional docking device
■ Optional combination power adapter
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Install or modify system
software or write to an
optical disc
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Do not charge the notebook battery
pack onboard aircraft. Charging the
battery pack may damage aircraft
electronic systems.
External power supplied through one of the
following devices:
■ AC adapter
■ Optional docking device
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Power
Switching Between Battery and
External Power
The notebook runs on external power whenever external power
is available to the notebook. This conserves the charge in an
inserted battery pack. External power can be supplied through the
AC adapter, an optional docking device, or an optional
combination power adapter.
Because the notebook switches between battery power and
external power according to the availability of external power:
■
If the notebook is running on battery power and you connect
the notebook to external power, the notebook switches to
external power.
■
If the notebook is running on external power (and contains a
charged battery pack) and you disconnect the notebook from
external power, the notebook switches to battery power.
A Power Meter icon is displayed by default in the taskbar. The
Power Meter icon changes shape whenever the power source
changes between battery power and external power.
If the Power Meter icon is not displayed in your taskbar:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options.
2. Select the Advanced tab.
3. Select the Always show icon on the taskbar check box.
4. Select OK.
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Power Control and Light Locations
This illustration is provided as a quick reference to the locations
of the power controls and lights on the notebook.
The function of each of these items is summarized in Chapter 1,
“Component ID.” Instructions for using these items are provided
in this chapter.
1 Display switch
4 Battery light
2 Power button
5 Power/standby light
3 Power/standby light
6 fn+f5 hotkey
power/standby lights display identical information. The
✎ The
power/standby lights are visible when the notebook is open or
closed.
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Power
Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown
Overviews
Standby
Standby reduces power to system components that are not in use.
When standby is initiated, your work is saved in random access
memory (RAM), the screen is cleared, and the power/standby
lights blink. Saving your work before initiating standby is not
usually necessary but is a recommended precaution. When you
resume from standby, your work is returned instantly to the
screen.
By default, the system initiates standby after 10 minutes of
notebook inactivity when the notebook is running on battery power
and after 25 minutes of inactivity when the notebook is running on
external power. For information about changing these settings,
refer to the “Using Power Schemes” section later in this chapter.
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Hibernation
Ä
CAUTION: If the configuration of the notebook system is changed during
hibernation, it may not be possible to resume from hibernation. When the
notebook is in hibernation:
■ Do not add or remove a memory module.
■ Do not remove or replace the hard drive.
■ Do not connect or disconnect an external device.
■ Do not insert or remove a CD, DVD, PC Card, or digital memory card.
Hibernation saves your work to a hibernation file on the hard drive
and then shuts down the notebook. When hibernation is complete,
the power/standby lights are turned off.
When you restore from hibernation, your work is returned to the
screen where you left off. Restoring from hibernation takes a little
longer than resuming from standby but is much faster than
returning to your place manually after restarting the notebook.
To determine whether the notebook is in hibernation or turned
off, press the power button.
■
If the notebook is in hibernation, your work is returned to the
screen.
■
If the notebook is off, Windows loads.
When the notebook is running on battery power, hibernation is
initiated by default after 30 minutes of notebook inactivity or
whenever the notebook reaches a critical low-battery condition.
Hibernation is enabled by default but can be disabled. To prevent
loss of work during a critical low-battery condition, disable
hibernation only during a battery pack calibration.
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To verify that hibernation is enabled, select Start >
Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
Options > Hibernate tab. If hibernation is enabled, the
Enable hibernation check box is selected.
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Leaving Your Work
If you plan to resume shortly—Initiate standby for shorter times
and hibernation for longer times or for power conservation.
The amount of time a battery pack can support standby or
hibernation or hold a charge varies by notebook configuration and
the condition of the battery pack. Standby requires more power
than hibernation.
If you plan to resume within 2 weeks—Shut down the notebook. If
possible, connect the notebook to external power to keep an
inserted battery pack fully charged.
If the notebook will be unused and disconnected from external
power for more than 2 weeks—Shut down the notebook. To
extend the life of an inserted battery pack, remove the battery
pack and store it in a cool, dry location.
If an external power supply is uncertain—Initiate hibernation or
shut down the notebook. A power supply may become uncertain
because of such conditions as an electrical storm or a nearly
discharged battery pack.
Interference with Drive Media
To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality, do not initiate
standby or hibernation while playing a drive medium.
If standby or hibernation is initiated while a drive medium such as
a CD or DVD is in use, you may see the warning message
“Putting the computer into hibernation or standby may stop the
playback. Do you want to continue?” If the message is displayed,
select No. After you select No:
■
Playback may resume.
– or –
■
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Playback may stop and the screen may be cleared. To return
to your work, press the power button and then restart the disc.
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Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown
Procedures
This section explains the default standby, hibernation, and
shutdown procedures. For information about changing the
function of some of the power features on your notebook, refer to
the “Power Preferences” section later in this chapter.
The controls and lights discussed in this section are illustrated in
in the “Power Control and Light Locations” section earlier in this
chapter.
Turning the Notebook On or Off
Task
Procedure
Results
Turn on the
notebook.
Press the power button.
■ Power/standby
lights are
turned on.
■ Operating system
is loaded.
the power button
✎ Pressing
turns on the notebook from
standby, hibernation, or
shutdown.
Shut down the
notebook.
■ In Windows XP Home, select
■ Power/standby
Start > Turn Off Computer >
lights are turned off.
Turn Off.*†
■ Operating system
■ In Windows XP Professional,
is shut down.
select Start > Turn Off
■
Notebook is
Computer > Shut down > OK.*†
turned off.
*If the system is unresponsive and you are unable to shut down the notebook
with this procedure, refer to the “Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures”
section later in this chapter.
†Depending on your network connections, the Turn Off Computer button may be
called the Shut Down button.
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Initiating or Resuming from Standby
Task
Procedure
Result
Initiate standby.
With the notebook on, use any of
the following procedures:
■ Press the fn+f5 hotkey.
■ Close the notebook.
■ Power/standby
lights blink.
■ Screen is cleared.
the notebook is closed,
✎ When
the display presses the
display switch, which then
initiates standby.
■ In Windows XP Home,
select Start > Turn Off
Computer > Stand By.*
■ In Windows XP Professional,
select Start > Turn Off
Computer > Stand by > OK.*
(If Stand by is not displayed,
press the down arrow, and then
select Stand by from the
drop-down list.)
Allow the system
to initiate
standby.
No action is required. The system
initiates standby
■ After 10 minutes of inactivity
while running on battery power.
■ After 25 minutes of inactivity
while running on external power.
■ Power/standby
lights blink.
■ Screen is cleared.
Resume from
standby.
■ Briefly press the power button.
– or –
■ Power/standby
lights are turned on.
■ Your work is
returned to the
screen.
■ Open the notebook.†
*Depending on your network connections, the Turn Off Computer button may be
called the Shut Down button.
†Depending on your notebook configuration, you may also be able to resume
from standby by moving or activating a control on an optional mouse or by
opening the display if the notebook was closed while in standby.
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Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation
Hibernation cannot be initiated unless it is enabled. Hibernation
is enabled by default. To verify that hibernation remains enabled,
select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. If hibernation
is enabled, the Enable hibernation check box is selected.
Task
Procedure
Result
Initiate
hibernation.
In Windows XP Home, select
Start > Turn Off Computer.* Then hold
down shift as you select the Stand By
button.
In Windows XP Professional,
select Start > Turn Off Computer >
Hibernate.* (If Hibernate is not
displayed, press the down arrow, and
then select Hibernate from the
drop-down list.)
■ Power/standby
lights are
turned off.
■ Screen is
cleared.
Allow the
system to
initiate
hibernation.
No action is required. If the notebook is
■ Power/standby
running on battery power and hibernation
lights are
is enabled, the system initiates
turned off.
hibernation
■ Screen is
■ After 30 minutes of notebook inactivity.
cleared.
■ Whenever the battery pack reaches a
critical low-battery condition.
Restore from
hibernation.
Press the power button.†
■ Power/standby
lights are
turned on.
■ Your work is
returned to the
screen.
*Depending on your network connections, the Turn Off Computer button may be
called the Shut Down button.
†If the system initiated hibernation because of a critical low-battery condition,
connect external power or insert a charged battery pack before you press the
power button. (The system may not respond if the drained battery pack is
the only power source.)
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Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures
If the notebook does not respond to the standard Windows
shutdown procedure for your operating system, try the following
emergency shutdown procedures in the sequence provided:
■
Press ctrl+alt+del. Then
❏ In Windows XP Home, select Shut Down > Turn Off.
❏ In Windows XP Professional, select Shut down from the
drop-down list, and then select OK.
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■
Press and hold down the power button for at least 4 seconds.
■
Unplug the notebook from external power and remove the
battery pack. For battery pack removal instructions refer to
the “Replacing a Battery Pack” section later in this chapter.
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Power Preferences
Using Power Schemes
A power scheme controls the amount of power the notebook uses
while running on external power or on a battery pack, and also
sets the notebook to initiate standby or hibernation after a period
of inactivity you specify.
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To select a preset power scheme or create a custom power
scheme, select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options, and then follow the
instructions on the screen.
Setting a Standby Password
To set the notebook to prompt for a password before resuming
from standby, select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options. Select the Advanced tab, select
the check box for Prompt for password when computer
resumes from standby, and then select OK. For information
about other passwords and security features, refer to Chapter 6,
“Security.”
Setting Other Power Preferences
You can change the function of the power button, the fn+f5
hotkey, and the display switch.
By default, when the notebook is on:
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Briefly pressing the power button initiates hibernation.
■
Pressing the fn+f5 hotkey, called the sleep button in all
Microsoft operating systems, initiates standby.
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Closing the notebook presses the display switch, which
initiates standby.
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To change the function of the power button, the fn+f5 hotkey, or
the display switch:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab.
❏ To change the function of the power button, select a
function from the drop-down list for “When I press the
power button on my computer.”
❏ To change the function of the fn+f5 hotkey, select a
function from the drop-down list for “When I press the
sleep button on my computer.”
❏ To change the function of the display switch, select a
function from the drop-down list for “When I close the lid
of my portable computer.” (The function of the display
switch when you open the display is unaffected by these
settings. When you open the display while the notebook is
in standby, the display switch turns on the notebook.)
2. Select OK.
The Hibernate function is available in the power button, sleep
button, and display switch drop-down lists only if hibernation
is enabled. If the Hibernate function is not available on these
lists, select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. Select the
Enable hibernation check box, and then select OK.
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Battery Pack
Charging a Battery Pack
To prolong battery life and optimize the accuracy of battery
charge displays:
■
If you are charging a new battery pack:
❏ Charge the battery pack while the notebook is connected
to external power through the AC adapter.
❏ When you charge the battery pack, charge it fully.
■
If you are charging an in-use battery pack:
❏ Allow the battery pack to discharge to about 10 percent
of a full charge through normal use before charging it.
❏ When you charge the battery pack, charge it fully.
A battery pack inserted in the notebook charges whenever the
notebook is connected to external power through an AC adapter,
an optional docking device, or an optional combination power
adapter.
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WARNING: Do not charge the notebook battery pack onboard
aircraft. Charging the battery pack may damage aircraft electronic
systems.
A battery pack inserted in the notebook charges whether the
notebook is off or in use, but the battery pack charges faster while
the notebook is off. Charging may be delayed if a battery pack is
new, has been unused for 2 weeks or more, or is much warmer or
cooler than room temperature.
The battery light displays charge status:
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On: the battery pack is charging.
■
Blinking: the battery pack has reached a low-battery
condition and is not charging.
■
Off: the battery pack is fully charged or not installed.
For information about determining the amount of charge in a
battery pack, refer to the “Monitoring the Charge in a Battery
Pack” section next in this chapter.
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Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack
Obtaining Accurate Charge Reports
To increase the accuracy of battery charge reports:
■
Allow a battery pack to discharge to about 10 percent of a full
charge through normal use before charging it.
■
When you charge a battery pack, charge it fully. The charge
in even a new battery pack may be reported inaccurately until
the battery pack has been fully charged at least once.
■
If a battery pack has been unused for one month or more,
calibrate the battery pack instead of simply charging it.
For information about battery calibration, refer to the
“Calibrating a Battery Pack” section later in this chapter.
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Displaying Charge Reports
To display battery charge information on the screen, use the
operating system Power Meter feature. To access the Power
Meter display:
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Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Meter tab.
– or –
■
Select the Power Meter icon, which is displayed by default
in the taskbar. To display the Power Meter icon if the default
setting has been changed, select Start > Control Panel >
Performance and Maintenance > Power Options. Select
the Advanced tab, select the Always show icon on the
taskbar check box, and then select OK.
Power Meter displays battery status in both percent and time:
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The percent indicates the amount of charge remaining in the
battery pack.
■
The time indicates the approximate running time remaining
on the battery pack if the battery pack continues to provide
power at the current level. For example, the time remaining
will decrease if you start playing a DVD and will increase if
you stop playing a DVD.
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Managing Low-Battery Conditions
This section describes default low-battery condition alerts and
system responses. The default battery light responses cannot be
changed. To change other responses, select Start > Control
Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options, and
then follow the instructions on the screen.
Identifying Low-Battery Conditions
When a battery pack that is the only power source for the
notebook reaches a low-battery condition, a text warning message
is displayed, and the battery light blinks.
If a low-battery condition is not resolved and the amount of
charge remaining in the battery pack continues to drop, the
notebook eventually enters a critical low-battery condition. If
the notebook is on or in standby when a critical low-battery
condition is reached:
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If hibernation is enabled, the system initiates hibernation.
Some unsaved work may be lost.
■
If hibernation is disabled, the notebook remains briefly in
standby, and then shuts down. All unsaved work is lost.
Hibernation is enabled by default. To verify that hibernation
remains enabled, select Start > Control Panel > Performance
and Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. If
hibernation is enabled, the Enable hibernation check box is
selected.
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Resolving Low-Battery Conditions
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CAUTION: To prevent problems when restoring from hibernation: If the
notebook has reached a critical low-battery condition and has begun to
initiate hibernation, do not restore power until hibernation is complete.
When hibernation is complete, the power/standby lights are turned off.
To resolve a low-battery condition:
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If external power is available, connect the notebook to the
external power source.
■
If a charged battery pack is available, shut down the notebook
or initiate hibernation. Insert a charged battery pack, and then
turn on the notebook.
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If no power source is available, save your work. Then initiate
hibernation or shut down the notebook.
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Calibrating a Battery Pack
When to Calibrate
Even if a battery pack is heavily used, calibration should be
necessary only once a month. You do not have to calibrate a new
battery pack before first use.
Calibration does not usually increase battery run time, but it can
increase the accuracy of battery charge displays, especially under
the following conditions:
■
When the battery pack has been unused for one month
or more.
■
When the notebook has been running primarily on
external power (and rarely on battery power) for more
than one month.
■
When battery charge displays report large changes in the
percent of power remaining within 2 minutes. For example,
if the Power Meter displays 20 percent of a full charge
remaining and then less than 2 minutes later displays only
5 percent of a full charge remaining, the rapid drop in charge
remaining indicates that the battery pack needs calibration.
For more information about battery charge displays, refer to
the “Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack” section earlier
in this chapter.
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How to Calibrate
To calibrate a battery pack, you must fully charge, fully
discharge, and then fully recharge the battery pack.
Charging the Battery Pack
Charge the battery pack while the notebook is on. To charge the
battery pack:
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WARNING: Do not charge the notebook battery pack onboard
aircraft. Charging the battery pack may damage aircraft electronic
systems.
1. Insert the battery pack into the notebook.
2. Connect the notebook to external power through the
AC adapter or an optional combination power adapter. (The
notebook battery light is on as the battery pack charges.)
3. Leave the notebook connected to external power until the
battery pack is fully charged. (The notebook battery light is
turned off.)
Discharging the Battery Pack
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work, save your work before beginning
an unattended discharge procedure.
The notebook must remain on throughout the discharge process.
The battery pack can discharge whether or not you are using the
notebook, but the battery pack will discharge faster if the
notebook is in use.
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If you use the notebook occasionally during the discharge process
described below and have set energy-saving timeouts, expect the
following performance from your system during the discharge:
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Any unsaved work from your current session will be lost
when the battery pack is fully discharged and the notebook is
shut down.
■
The system will not turn off a connected optional monitor.
■
The system will not decrease hard drive speed while the
notebook is idle.
■
System-initiated standby will not occur.
To fully discharge the battery pack:
1. Disable hibernation. To disable hibernation:
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. Then clear
the Enable hibernation check box.
2. Display the settings on the Power Schemes tab. To access
the Power Schemes tab:
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Schemes tab.
3. Record all settings in the Plugged in column and all settings
in the Running on batteries column, so you can reset them
after calibration.
4. Use the drop-down lists to set each item in both columns
to Never.
5. Select OK.
6. Disconnect the notebook from the external power source,
but do not turn off the notebook.
7. Run the notebook on battery power until the battery pack is
fully discharged. When the battery pack is fully discharged,
the notebook is shut down.
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Recharging the Battery Pack
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CAUTION: To prevent an unintended battery drain and a potential loss
of work when the notebook reaches a critical low-battery condition,
reenable hibernation after calibrating the battery pack. To reenable
hibernation: Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. Select the
Enable hibernation check box, and then select OK.
1. Connect the notebook to external power and maintain the
connection until the battery pack is fully recharged and the
battery light is turned off.
You can use the notebook while the battery pack is
recharging, but the battery pack will charge faster if the
notebook is turned off.
2. If the notebook is turned off, turn on the notebook when the
battery light is turned off, indicating that the battery pack is
fully charged.
3. Display the settings on the Power Schemes tab. To access
the Power Schemes tab:
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Schemes tab.
4. Reenter the settings you recorded earlier for the items in the
Plugged in column and the Running on batteries column.
5. Select OK.
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Conserving Battery Pack Power
To extend the time that a battery pack can run the notebook from
a single charge, use the following battery conservation settings
and procedures.
Conserving Power as You Work
To conserve power as you work:
■
Prevent devices you are not using from drawing power from
the notebook. For example:
❏ Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN)
connections and close modem applications.
❏ Disconnect from the notebook any external devices that
are not plugged into an external power source.
❏ Stop or remove an inserted PC Card.
❏ Disable or remove an inserted digital memory card.
❏ Turn off a device connected to the S-Video–out jack.
■
Use optional, externally powered speakers instead of the
internal speakers whenever possible. When you use the
internal speakers, minimize system volume. Volume can be
adjusted with the volume buttons.
■
Minimize screen brightness.
❏ To decrease screen brightness, press the fn+f7 hotkey.
❏ To increase screen brightness, press the fn+f8 hotkey.
■
If you leave your work, initiate standby or hibernation, or
shut down the notebook.
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Selecting Power Conservation Settings
To set the notebook to use less power:
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Select a short wait for the screen saver and select a screen
saver with minimal graphics and motion. To select a screen
saver and a screen saver wait time, select Start > Control
Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display > Screen
Saver tab, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
■
Select or create a power scheme that minimizes power use.
For more information about using power schemes, refer to the
“Using Power Schemes” section earlier in this chapter.
Replacing a Battery Pack
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work when removing a battery pack that
is the only power source, shut down the notebook or initiate hibernation
before removing the battery pack. (If you initiate hibernation, do not
begin the following procedure until the power/standby lights are turned
off, indicating that hibernation is complete.)
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Removing a Battery Pack
Although battery packs vary by model, the removal procedure is
the same for all models.
To remove a battery pack:
1. Turn the notebook upside down.
2. Slide the battery release latch 1 to release the battery pack.
3. Pull the battery pack out of the battery bay 2.
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Inserting a Battery Pack
Although battery packs vary by model, the insertion procedure is
the same for all models.
To insert a battery pack:
1. Turn the notebook upside down on a flat surface.
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery bay 1 and rotate the
battery pack 2 until it is seated.
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Storing a Battery Pack
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to a battery pack, do not expose it to
high temperatures for extended periods of time.
If the notebook will be unused and disconnected from external
power for more than 2 weeks, remove and store the battery pack.
High temperatures, which may be present in parked cars or some
workplaces, accelerate the self-discharge rate of a stored battery
pack. To prolong the charge of a stored battery pack, place it in a
location that is cool and dry.
Calibrate a battery pack that has been stored for one month or
more before using it.
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Disposing of a Used Battery Pack
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble,
crush, or puncture a battery pack; short the external contacts on a
battery pack; or dispose of a battery pack in fire or water. Do not
expose a battery pack to high temperatures above 60°C (140°F).
Replace only with the HP battery pack approved for this computer.
N
When a battery pack has reached the end of its useful life, do not
dispose of the battery pack in general household waste. Follow the local
laws and regulations in your area for computer battery pack disposal.
In Europe, dispose of or recycle the battery packs by using the public
collection system or by returning them to HP, a service partner, or their
agents.
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Internal Speakers
The internal speakers, identified in the following illustration, play
sound in stereo from applications, the operating system, games,
drive media, the Internet, and other sources.
If an external device, such as headphones, is connected to the
audio-out jack, the internal speakers are disabled.
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Volume Controls
You can adjust volume with the volume buttons on the notebook
or the volume control software available in your operating system
and in some multimedia applications. The volume mute button on
the notebook overrides all software volume settings.
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To access the operating system volume controls, select
Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio
Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices, and then select the
Volume tab.
❏ To access additional sound quality settings, such as
balance, select the Advanced button in the Device
volume pane.
❏ To display a volume icon on your taskbar, select the
check box for Place volume icon in the taskbar, and
then select OK.
■
To adjust volume using the notebook volume buttons:
❏ To decrease volume, press the volume down button 1.
❏ To increase volume, press the volume up button 2.
❏ To mute or restore volume, press the volume mute
button 3.
When volume is muted, the mute light (on the volume mute button)
is turned on. When volume is restored, the mute light is turned off.
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External Audio Devices
Using the Audio-Out (Headphone) Jack
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume
before putting on headphones.
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CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to an external device, do not
plug a monaural (single sound channel) plug into the audio-out jack.
The audio-out jack, sometimes called a headphone jack, connects
optional headphones or externally-powered stereo speakers. The
audio-out jack, identified in the following illustration, is also used
to connect the audio functions of an audio/video device such as a
television or VCR.
When you connect a device to the audio-out jack, use only a
3.5-mm plug.
When a device is connected to the audio-out jack, the internal
speakers are disabled.
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Using the Audio-In (Microphone) Jack
The audio-in jack, identified in the following illustration,
connects an optional monaural (single sound channel)
microphone. The audio-in jack is sometimes called a
microphone jack.
It is recommended that you use an electret condenser microphone
with a 3.5-mm plug. If you connect a dynamic microphone, the
recommended sensitivity may not be achieved.
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External Video Devices
Connecting an S-Video Device
Connecting the Audio
The S-Video–out jack, available only on select models, supports
video signals only.
If you are setting up a configuration that combines audio and
video functions, such as playing a DVD movie on your notebook
and displaying it on your television, you need a standard 3.5-mm
audio cable available from most computer or electronics retailers.
Plug the stereo end of the audio cable into the audio-out
(headphone) jack on the notebook. Plug the other end of the cable
into the audio-in jack on the external device. For more
information about the notebook audio-out jack, refer to the
“Using the Audio-Out (Headphone) Jack” section earlier in this
chapter.
audio support is only available through an optional
✎ S/PDIF
expansion product.
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Connecting the Video
To transmit video signals through the S-Video–out jack, you need
a standard S-Video cable, available from most computer or
electronics retailers.
Plug one end of the S-Video cable into the notebook S-Video–out
jack, illustrated below. Plug the other end of the cable into the
S-Video–in jack on the external device.
Displaying a Video Image
To display an image on the notebook display or a video device
display, both the notebook and the video device must be
turned on.
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To switch the image between the notebook display and the
video device display, repeatedly press the fn+f4 hotkey.
Pressing the fn+f4 hotkey switches the image among the
notebook display, any connected displays, and simultaneous
display.
For more information about fn+f4 and other hotkeys, refer to the
“Hotkeys” section in Chapter 2, “Keyboard and Touchpad.”
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CD and DVD Procedures
Using Media Activity Hotkeys
Media activity hotkeys are preset combinations of the fn key 1
and 4 of the function keys. You can use these hotkeys to control
the play of an audio CD or a DVD that is inserted in the optical
drive. You can also use an optional remote control that is included
with some notebooks.
To control the play of an inserted video CD, use the media
activity controls in your video CD player application.
■
To play, pause, or resume an inserted audio CD or a DVD,
press the fn+f9 hotkey 2.
■
To stop an inserted audio CD or a DVD that is playing, press
the fn+f10 hotkey 3.
■
To play the previous track of an audio CD or the previous
chapter of a DVD that is playing, press the fn+f11 hotkey 4.
■
To play the next track of an audio CD or the next chapter of a
DVD that is playing, press the fn+f12 hotkey 5.
For more information about these and other hotkeys, refer to the
“Hotkeys” section in Chapter 2, “Keyboard and Touchpad.”
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Protecting Playback
To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality:
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Save your work and close all open applications before
playing a CD or a DVD.
■
Dock or undock the notebook from an optional docking
device before or after playing a disc, not while playing a disc.
To prevent the loss of playback while the notebook is in
Windows, do not initiate standby or hibernation while playing
a disc. If standby or hibernation is initiated while a disc is in
use, you may see the warning message “Putting the computer
into Hibernation or Standby might stop the playback. Do you
want to continue?” If this message is displayed, select No.
After you select No:
■
Playback may resume.
– or –
■
Playback may stop and the screen may clear. To return to
your work, press the power button and then restart the disc.
Protecting a CD or DVD Write Process
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to a disc:
Before writing to a disc, connect the notebook to a reliable external
power source. Do not write to a disc while the notebook is running
on battery power.
■ Before writing to a disc, close all open applications (including
screen savers and antivirus software) except the disc software you
are using.
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Do not copy directly from a source disc to a destination disc or from
a network drive to a destination disc. Instead, copy from a source
disc or network drive to your hard drive, and then copy from your
hard drive to the destination disc.
Do not use the notebook keyboard or move the notebook while the
notebook is writing to a disc. The write process is sensitive to
vibration.
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Multimedia Software
The multimedia software included with your notebook is
determined by your region and notebook model.
The following list describes the capabilities of some of the
multimedia software that may be included with your notebook.
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Windows Media Player—Plays audio CDs and DVDs, and
copies audio and data CDs. It also plays common audio and
video file types, such as MP3, WMA, AVI, MPG, and WMV.
This software is included with the Windows operating
system.
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InterVideo WinDVD—Plays video CDs and DVD movies.
This software is preinstalled on select notebooks. You can
also obtain this software by any of the following methods:
❏ Install WinDVD from the Application and Driver
Recovery disc provided with most notebooks.
❏ If you do not have the Application and Driver Recovery
disc, contact Customer Care for a copy of the restore
solution for your notebook.
❏ Download the software from the technical support Web
site at http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport.
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InterVideo WinDVD Creator Plus—Provides the ability to
create, edit, and burn movies to a DVD or video CD. This
software is located on the InterVideo WinDVD Creator CD,
included with select notebooks.
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Sonic RecordNow!—Enables you to create copies of data and
audio CDs and DVDs, and create personalized audio CDs and
DVDs. RecordNow! is preinstalled on select notebooks.
more information about using multimedia software, refer
✎ For
to the online Help for the software.
Your notebook may include additional multimedia software. Be
sure to explore
■
Your desktop icons.
■
The software listed at Start > All Programs.
■
The preloaded items that may be available at Start > All
Programs > Software Setup.
Observing the Copyright Warning
It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make
unauthorized copies of copyright-protected material, including
computer programs, films, broadcasts, and sound recordings.
This notebook should not be used for such purposes.
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Installing Software
To install software from a CD that is included with the notebook:
1. Connect the notebook to a reliable AC outlet.
2. Close any open applications.
3. Insert the CD into the optical drive.
❏ If autorun is enabled, an installation wizard is displayed.
❏ If autorun is disabled:
a. Select Start > Run.
b. Enter x:\setup.exe (where x is your CD drive
designation)
c. Select OK.
4. When the installation wizard is displayed, follow the
installation instructions on the screen.
5. Restart the notebook if prompted.
the installation procedure for all software you want to
✎ Repeat
install.
Creator has special drive requirements for proper
✎ WinDVD
installation. To install WinDVD Creator, refer to the instructions
provided with the InterVideo WinDVD Creator CD.
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Enabling AutoPlay
AutoPlay is an option in Windows that turns the Autorun feature
on or off. Autorun starts a program or plays a title on a disc as
soon the disc is inserted into the drive and the drive door is
closed. By default, AutoPlay is enabled on the notebook.
To disable AutoPlay or to enable AutoPlay if the feature has been
turned off, refer to your operating system documentation or visit
the Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com.
Changing DVD Region Settings
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CAUTION: The region settings on your DVD drive can be changed only
5 times.
■ The region setting you select the fifth time becomes the permanent
region setting on the DVD drive.
■ The number of allowable region changes remaining on the drive is
displayed in the Remaining Times Until Permanent field in
the WinDVD window. The number in the field includes the fifth and
permanent change.
Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region
codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally.
You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region
code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD drive.
If the region code on a DVD does not match the region setting on
your drive, a “Playback Of Content From This Region Is Not
Permitted” message is displayed when you insert the DVD. To
play the DVD, you must change the region setting on your DVD
drive. DVD region settings can be changed through the operating
system or through some DVD players.
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Using the Operating System
To change settings through the operating system:
1. Open Device Manager by selecting Start > My Computer.
Right-click in the window and select Properties > Hardware
tab > Device Manager.
2. Select DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the DVD drive for
which you want to change region settings, and then select
Properties.
3. Make the desired changes on the DVD Region tab.
4. Select OK.
For additional information, refer to the Windows operating
system Help and Support.
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Using WinDVD
To change the region settings on a drive using WinDVD:
1. Open WinDVD through one of the following methods:
❏ Select the WinDVD Player icon on the notification area.
❏ Select Start > (All) Programs > InterVideo WinDVD >
InterVideo WinDVD.
2. Right-click the WinDVD player window.
3. Select Setup.
4. Select the button for the region.
5. Select OK.
Using Other DVD Software
To change region settings on a drive using a DVD player other
than WinDVD, refer to the documentation provided with the
player.
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Wireless
(Select Models Only)
Wireless Features
If your notebook is equipped with an 802.11 wireless device
and/or a Bluetooth wireless device, you have a wireless notebook.
■
An 802.11 wireless notebook can connect to wireless local
area networks (WLANs) in corporate offices, your home,
and public places such as airports, restaurants, coffee shops,
hotels, and universities. Hotspots are public places where
you can access a wireless network. Contact your Internet
service provider (ISP) or search the Web for a list of hotspots
near you.
■
A Bluetooth wireless notebook can connect to other
Bluetooth wireless-enabled devices such as notebooks,
phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras.
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Wireless Controls
Your notebook has a wireless button that can enable and disable
802.11 and Bluetooth wireless devices and wireless lights to
indicate the state of the wireless devices. By default, the 802.11
and Bluetooth wireless devices and wireless lights are turned on
when you turn on the notebook.
The following illustration shows the wireless button 1 and
wireless light 2.
In addition to the wireless button and wireless lights, your
wireless notebook may have the following software controls to
turn on, turn off, enable, and disable your wireless devices:
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Description
Wireless Assistant utility
(select models only)
Enables you to turn on and off 802.11 and
Bluetooth wireless devices individually. For
more information on using Wireless Assistant,
refer to “Wireless Device Power States.”
Wireless device controls
in the Setup utility
Enable and disable 802.11 and Bluetooth
wireless devices.
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802.11 Wireless Devices
(Select Models Only)
With an 802.11 wireless device, you can access a wireless local
area network (commonly referred to as wireless network, wireless
LAN, or WLAN), which is composed of other computers and
accessories linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.
■
A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN,
typically uses wireless access points that can handle a large
number of computers and accessories and can separate
critical network functions.
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A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless
router, which enables several wireless and wired computers to
share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without
additional pieces of hardware or software. The terms wireless
access point and wireless router are often used
interchangeably.
There are 3 popular implementations of 802.11 wireless devices:
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802.11b
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802.11b/g
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802.11a/b/g
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Computers with 802.11 wireless devices may support 1 or more
of 3 industry standards:
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802.11b, the first popular standard, supports data rates of up
to 11 Mbps and operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
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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.
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802.11a supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps and operates at
a frequency of 5 GHz. 802.11a is not compatible with
802.11b and 802.11g.
For information on identifying the type of wireless device in your
computer, refer to “Identifying an 802.11 Wireless Device.”
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Setting Up a WLAN in Your Home
Microsoft Windows XP supports WLAN configuration with the
Zero Client Configuration feature.
To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet in your home, you
need the following equipment:
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A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) 1
and high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet
service provider (ISP).
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A wireless router (purchased separately) 2.
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Your wireless notebook 3, which varies in appearance by
model.
The illustration below shows an example of a completed 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.
you need technical assistance to install your home WLAN,
✎ Ifcontact
the router manufacturer or your ISP.
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Connecting to a WLAN in Your Home
To connect to a WLAN connection in your home:
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Verify that all drivers required by your 802.11 wireless device
are installed and that the wireless device is correctly
configured.
✎
If you are using an integrated 802.11 wireless device, all required
drivers are installed and the device is preconfigured and ready
to use.
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Verify that your 802.11 wireless device is turned on. When
the wireless device is on, the wireless lights are turned on. If
the wireless lights are off, turn on the wireless device. For
information about turning on a wireless device, refer to
“Wireless Device Power States.”
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Verify that your router is correctly installed and configured.
For instructions, refer to your router documentation.
■
Use the Wireless Network Connection feature of Microsoft
Windows XP to connect your notebook to the WLAN. For
additional information about this feature, select Start > Help
and Support.
range for subsequent WLAN connections will vary,
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depending on your computer WLAN implementation, router
manufacturer, and interference from walls and other electronic
devices.
For more information about connecting to a WLAN in
your home:
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Refer to information from your ISP and the documentation
included with your wireless router and other WLAN
equipment.
■
Access the information and Web site links provided at
Start > Help and Support.
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Connecting to a Public WLAN
Contact your ISP or search the Web for a list of public WLANs
near you. Web sites that list public WLANs include Cisco
Hotspot Locator, Hotspotlist, and Geektools.
When you are within range of a public WLAN, a Wireless
Network Connection interactive message is displayed at the
bottom of your computer screen. Check with each public WLAN
location for cost and connection requirements.
Using Wireless Security Features
When you set up your home WLAN or access an existing public
WLAN, always ensure that security features are protecting the
WLAN. If you do not enable security on your WLAN, an
unauthorized wireless user can access your data and use your
Internet connection without your knowledge.
The most common security levels are Wi-Fi Protected Access
(WPA)-Personal and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). In
addition to enabling WPA-Personal or WEP security encryption
on the router, you may want to use one or more of the following
security measures:
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Change the default network name (SSID) and password.
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Use a firewall.
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Set security on your Web browser.
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Enable MAC address filtering on the router.
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Identifying an 802.11 Wireless Device
You may need to know the name of the integrated 802.11 wireless
device installed in your notebook. To identify an integrated
802.11 wireless device:
1. Display the names of the network devices on your notebook:
a. Select Start > My Computer.
b. Right-click in the My Computer window.
c. Select Properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager >
Network Adapters.
2. Identify the 802.11 wireless device from the list that is
displayed:
❏ The listing for an 802.11 wireless device includes the term
wireless LAN, WLAN, or 802.11.
❏ If no 802.11 wireless device is listed, either your notebook
does not have an integrated 802.11 wireless device, or the
driver for the 802.11 wireless device is not properly
installed.
Troubleshooting Devices
For more troubleshooting information, you can access the
information at Start > Help and Support.
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Bluetooth Wireless Devices
(Select Models Only)
A Bluetooth wireless device provides short-range wireless
communications that replace the physical cable connections that
traditionally link electronic devices such as
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Network access points.
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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).
The devices are represented in the Bluetooth for Windows
software by graphical icons that resemble the physical features of
the devices.
The Bluetooth for Windows software provides the following
functions:
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Personal Information Management (PIM) item
transfer—Enables the exchange of information files such as
business cards, calendar items, notes, and message items
between Bluetooth computers or devices.
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PIM synchronization—Synchronizes PIM data between a
Bluetooth wireless device and a notebook, PDA, or cell
phone using Bluetooth.
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File Transfer—Enables the exchange of files between
Bluetooth computers or devices.
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Network access (Personal Area Networking
Profile)—Enables 2 or more Bluetooth devices to form an ad
hoc (peer-to-peer) network. Provides a mechanism that
enables a Bluetooth device to access a remote network
through a network access point. The network access points
can be traditional LAN data access points or group ad hoc
networks that represent a set of devices that are attached only
to one another.
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Dial-up networking—Connects Bluetooth devices to the
Internet.
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Bluetooth serial port—Transfers data over the Bluetooth link
using a virtual COM port.
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Hands-Free—Enables a vehicle-embedded, hands-free unit or
a notebook serving as a hands-free unit to establish a wireless
connection to a cellular phone and to act as the Bluetooth
cellular phone audio input and output mechanism.
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Basic imaging—Provides a wireless connection between a
Bluetooth-enabled camera and other Bluetooth devices. The
camera can be controlled remotely by a notebook, and images
can be transferred from a camera to be stored on a notebook
or to be printed.
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Human interface device—Provides a wireless connection to
other Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards, pointing devices,
gaming devices, and remote monitoring devices.
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Fax—Provides a Bluetooth connection that enables a
notebook to send or receive a fax message using a Bluetooth
cellular phone or modem.
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Headset—Provides a wireless connection between a headset
and a notebook or cellular phone. The headset acts as the
device’s audio input and output mechanism and increases
mobility.
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Wireless Device Power States
The wireless button 1 enables and disables 802.11 and Bluetooth
wireless devices, in conjunction with the Wireless Assistant
software utility. By default, any 802.11 or Bluetooth wireless
device and the wireless light 2 are turned on when you turn on
the notebook.
on a wireless device does not automatically connect your
✎ Turning
notebook to a WLAN. For information on setting up a WLAN,
refer to “802.11 Wireless Devices (Select Models Only).”
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The 802.11 and Bluetooth wireless devices have 2 power states:
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Enabled
■
Disabled
You can enable and disable the wireless devices with the wireless
button. You can also enable and disable the wireless devices in
the Setup utility.
cannot use the wireless button or Wireless Assistant to
✎ You
control the wireless devices if they are disabled in the Setup
utility.
When the wireless devices are enabled with the wireless button,
you can use Wireless Assistant to turn the devices on or off
individually. When the wireless devices are disabled, you must
enable them before you can turn them on or off with Wireless
Assistant.
To view the state of the wireless devices, place the pointer
over the Wireless Assistant icon in the notification area, or
open Wireless Assistant by double-clicking the icon in the
notification area.
Assistant refers to an 802.11 wireless device as WLAN
✎ Wireless
and Wireless LAN.
Wireless Assistant displays the status of the devices as on, off, or
disabled.
For more information about Wireless Assistant:
1. Open Wireless Assistant by double-clicking the icon in the
notification area.
2. Select the Help button.
cannot use the wireless button or Wireless Assistant to
✎ You
control the wireless devices if they are disabled in the Setup
utility.
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Turning On the Devices
If
And
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Wireless
Assistant shows
that both WLAN
(802.11) and
Bluetooth are
turned off
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Wireless light
is off
■
Wireless
Assistant shows
that both WLAN
and Bluetooth
are disabled
■
Wireless light
is off
■
Wireless
Assistant shows
that one device
is turned on and
the other device
is turned off
■
Wireless light
is on
You want to turn on
one or both devices
Then
1. Right-click the Wireless
Assistant icon in the
notification area.
2. Select the device or
devices you want to turn
on.
✎
If the wireless devices
are turned off,
pressing the wireless
button disables both
devices. It does not
turn on the devices.
You want to turn on
one or both devices
1. Press the wireless button.
(The devices return to their
previous on or off state.)*
2. If the wireless devices are
turned off, right-click the
Wireless Assistant icon in
the notification area.
3. Select the device or
devices you want to
turn on.
You want to turn on
the device that is off
1. Right-click the Wireless
Assistant icon in the
notification area.
2. Select the device you want
to turn on.
*Pressing the button does not turn on both devices.
want your wireless devices to be turned on when you turn
✎ Ifonyou
your notebook, you must turn them on before you shut down
or restart the notebook.
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Turning Off and Disabling the Devices
If
■
Wireless
Assistant shows
that both WLAN
and Bluetooth
are turned on
■
Wireless light
is on
■
Wireless
Assistant shows
that both WLAN
and Bluetooth
are turned off
■
Wireless light
is off
■
Wireless
Assistant shows
that one device
is turned on and
the other device
is turned off
■
Wireless light
is on
And
Then
You want to disable
both devices
Press the wireless button.
You want to turn off
one or both devices
1. Right-click the Wireless
Assistant icon in the
notification area.
2. Select the device or
devices you want to
turn off.
You want to disable
both devices
Press the wireless button.
You want to disable
both devices
Press the wireless button.*
You want to turn off
the device that is on
1. Right-click the Wireless
Assistant icon in the
notification area.
2. Select the device you want
to turn off.
*If the wireless devices are not both turned on when you disabled them,
pressing the wireless button a second time returns the devices to their previous
on or off state.
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Security Features
solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These
✎ Security
deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled or
stolen.
Security features provided with your notebook can protect the
notebook, personal information, and data from a variety of risks.
Depending on how and where you use your notebook, some
security features may be unnecessary.
It is recommended that you follow the procedures described later
in this guide for using
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Antivirus software
■
Windows updates
■
Firewall software
In addition to the Windows operating system security measures,
the following table may help you decide which other security
features to use. Most of these additional security features can be
configured in the Setup utility.
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To Protect Against
Use This Security Feature
Unauthorized use of the notebook
■ QuickLock
■ Power-on password in the Setup
utility*
Unauthorized access to the Setup
utility (f10)
Administrator password in the Setup
utility*
Unauthorized startup from an optical
or diskette drive
Device security feature in the Setup
utility*
Computer viruses
Norton AntiVirus software
Unauthorized access to data
■ Firewall software
■ Windows updates
Unauthorized access to the Setup
utility BIOS settings and other system
identification information
Administrator password in the Setup
utility*
Unauthorized removal of the notebook
Security cable slot (used with an
optional security cable)
For additional information on the
security cable slot, refer to “Optional
Security Cable.”
*The Setup utility is a non-Windows utility accessed by pressing f10 when the
notebook is turned on or restarted. When using the Setup utility, you must use
the keys on your notebook to navigate and make selections.
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QuickLock
QuickLock protects your notebook by displaying the Windows
operating system Log On window. While the Log On window is
displayed, the notebook cannot be accessed until a Windows user
password or Windows administrator password is entered.
Before you can use the QuickLock feature, you must set a
Windows user password or Windows administrator password. To
set a Windows password, refer to the Help and Support Center by
selecting Start > Help and Support.
Then
■
To initiate QuickLock, press fn+f6.
■
To exit QuickLock, enter your Windows user password or
Windows administrator password.
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Setup Utility and Windows Passwords
Most security features use passwords. Whenever you set a
password, write down the password and store it in a secure
location away from the notebook.
Setup utility security features and Windows operating system
security features function independently. For example, a device
disabled in the Setup utility cannot be enabled in Windows. Note
the following password considerations:
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Setup utility passwords are set in the Setup utility.
■
Windows passwords are set in the Windows operating system.
■
If you forget the power-on password and the administrator
password set in the Setup utility, you cannot start up the
notebook or restore from hibernation. Call Customer Care
or your service partner for additional information.
■
A Setup utility administrator password and a Windows
administrator password have different functions. A Windows
administrator password cannot be used to access the Setup
utility, and a Setup utility administrator password cannot
provide administrator-level access to your notebook contents.
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If you forget the administrator password set in the Setup
utility, you will not be able to access the Setup utility.
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The following table lists commonly used Setup utility and
Windows passwords and describes their functions. For additional
information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver
passwords, select Start > Help and Support.
Setup Utility Passwords
Function
Administrator password
Protects access to the Setup utility.
Power-on password
Protects access to the notebook contents
when the notebook is turned on, restarted,
or restored from hibernation.
Windows Passwords
Function
Administrator password*
Protects access to Windows
administrator-level notebook contents.
User password*
Protects access to a Windows user
account.
Standby password
Protects access to notebook contents when
the notebook is resumed from standby or
restored from hibernation.
*For information about setting a Windows password, select Start > Help
and Support.
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Coordinating Passwords
A Setup administrator password and a Windows administrator
password have different functions. A Windows administrator
password cannot be used to access Setup, and a Setup
administrator password cannot provide administrator-level access
to your notebook contents.
Setup utility and Windows passwords function independently.
You must use a Setup utility password at a Setup utility password
prompt and a Windows password at a Windows password prompt.
For example:
■
If a Setup utility power-on password is set, the power-on
password (not a Windows password) must be entered when
the notebook is turned on, restarted, or restored from
hibernation.
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If a Windows standby password is set, the Windows standby
password (not a Setup utility power-on password) must be
entered when the notebook is resumed from standby or
restored from hibernation.
Choosing a Password
The same password used for a Setup utility password can be used
for another Setup utility password or for a Windows password,
with the following considerations:
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A Setup utility password can be any combination of up to
8 letters and numbers and is not case sensitive.
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A Setup utility password must be set and entered with the
same keys. For example, a Setup utility password set
with keyboard number keys will not be recognized if it is
thereafter entered with embedded numeric keypad
number keys.
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Setup Utility Administrator Password
The Setup utility administrator password protects the
configuration settings and system identification information in
the Setup utility. After this password is set, it must be entered to
access the Setup utility.
The administrator password
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Is not interchangeable with a Windows administrator
password, although both passwords can be identical.
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Does not display as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
■
Must be set and entered with the same keys. For example, an
administrator password set with keyboard number keys will
not be recognized if you enter it thereafter with embedded
numeric keypad number keys.
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Can include any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers
and is not case sensitive.
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Setting an Administrator Password
An administrator password is set, changed, or deleted in the Setup
utility.
To manage this password:
1. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook, and then pressing f10 while the Setup message is
displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Administrator
Password, and then press enter.
❏ 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 the
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 press enter
4 times.
3. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10
and follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are in effect when the notebook restarts.
Entering an Administrator Password
At the Enter Password prompt, type your administrator
password (using the same kind of keys you used to set the
password), and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to
enter the administrator password, you must restart the notebook
and try again.
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Setup Utility Power-On Password
The Setup utility power-on password prevents unauthorized use
of the notebook. After this password is set, it must be entered
each time the notebook is turned on, restarted, or restored from
hibernation. A power-on password
■
Does not display as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
■
Must be set and entered with the same keys. For example, a
power-on password set with keyboard number keys will not
be recognized if you enter it thereafter with embedded
numeric keypad number keys.
■
Can include any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers
and is not case sensitive.
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Setting a Power-On Password
A power-on password is set, changed, or deleted in the Setup
utility.
To manage the password:
1. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook, and then pressing f10 while the Setup message is
displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Power-On
password, and then press enter.
❏ To set a power-on password, type the password in the
Enter New Password and Confirm New Password
fields, and then press enter.
❏ To change a power-on password, type the current
password in the Enter Current Password field, type the
new password in the Enter New Password and Confirm
New Password fields, and then press enter.
❏ To delete a power-on password, type the current password
in the Enter Current Password field, and then press enter
4 times.
3. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are in effect when the notebook restarts.
Entering a Power-On Password
At the Enter Password prompt, type your password (using the
same kind of keys you used to set the password), and then press
enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password, you
must restart the notebook and try again.
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Setup Utility Device Security
From the Device Security menu in the Setup utility, you can
disable the ability of the notebook to start from an optical drive or
a diskette drive.
To disable or reenable notebook capabilities in the Setup utility:
1. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the
notebook, and then pressing f10 while the Setup message is
displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2. Select Security > Device Security, and then press enter.
3. Use the arrow keys to select an item. Then:
❏ To disable an item, press f5 or f6 to toggle the field for the
item to Disable, and then press enter.
❏ To reenble an item, press f5 or f6 to toggle the field for the
item to Enable, and then press enter.
4. When a confirmation prompt with your preference selected is
displayed, press enter.
5. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are in effect when the notebook restarts.
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Antivirus Software
When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet
access, you expose the notebook to computer viruses. Computer
viruses can disable your operating system, applications, 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 protect your notebook against viruses, it is recommended that
you use antivirus software. To provide protection against newly
discovered viruses, the antivirus software must be updated.
Norton AntiVirus is preinstalled on the notebook. For more
information about using and updating the Norton AntiVirus
software:
»
Select Start > All Programs > Norton AntiVirus >Help
and Support.
For more information about computer viruses:
1. Select Start > Help and Support.
2. Type viruses into the Search field.
3. Press enter.
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Critical Security Updates for
Windows XP
Ä
CAUTION: To protect your notebook from security breaches and
computer viruses, it is recommended that you install every critical update
from Microsoft as soon as you receive an alert. You should also run
Windows Update on a monthly basis to install the latest recommended
updates from Microsoft.
A Critical Security Updates for Windows XP disc may have been
included with your notebook to provide additional updates
delivered after the notebook was configured.
To update your system using the Critical Security Updates for
Windows XP disc:
1. Insert the disc into the drive. The disc automatically runs the
installation application.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install all updates. This
could take several minutes.
3. Remove the disc.
Additional updates to your operating system and other software
included on your notebook may have become available after your
notebook was shipped. To be certain that all available updates are
installed on your notebook, use the update link at Start > Help
and Support.
Updates to Windows and Microsoft applications are released
periodically. You can obtain future updates from the Microsoft
Web site as well as through the update link in the Help and
Support Center.
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Firewall Software
When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet
access, it is possible for unauthorized persons to obtain
information about you, your notebook, and your data. To protect
your privacy, it is recommended that you use firewall software.
Firewalls monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on your
notebook by including features such as logging and reporting,
automatic alarms, and user interfaces for configuring the firewall.
Your notebook comes with preinstalled firewall software. Refer to
the firewall documentation or contact the firewall manufacturer.
some circumstances a firewall can block access to
✎ Under
Internet games, interfere with printer or file sharing on a
network, or block authorized e-mail attachments. To
temporarily solve 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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Optional Security Cable
solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These
✎ Security
deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled or
stolen.
To install a security cable:
1. Loop the security cable around a secured object.
2. Insert the key 1 into the cable lock 2.
3. Insert the cable lock into the security cable slot 3, and then
lock the cable lock with the key.
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Hardware Upgrades and
Replacements
Device Connections
Connecting a Powered Device
To connect the notebook to an optional external device that has a
power cord:
1. Be sure the device is turned off.
2. Connect the device to the jack or jack on the notebook
specified by the device manufacturer.
3. Plug the device power cord into a grounded AC outlet.
4. Turn on the device.
properly connected monitor or other display device does
✎ Ifnota display
an image, try pressing the fn+f4 hotkey to switch the
image to the new device.
To disconnect a powered external device from the notebook:
1. Turn off the device.
2. Disconnect the device from the notebook.
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Connecting a USB Device
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a hardware interface that can be
used to connect an external device such as a USB keyboard,
mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub to the notebook or an
optional docking device.
A hub is a connecting device that can be either powered or
unpowered. USB hubs can be connected to a USB port on the
notebook or to other USB hubs. Hubs support varying numbers of
USB devices and are used to increase the number of USB devices
in the system.
■
Powered hubs must be connected to external power.
■
Unpowered hubs must be connected either to a USB port on
the notebook or to a port on a powered hub.
The 3 USB ports on the notebook support USB 2.0-compliant,
USB 1.1-compliant, and USB 1.0-compliant devices.
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Connecting a 1394 Device
IEEE 1394 is a hardware interface that can be used to connect a
high-speed multimedia or data storage device to the notebook.
Scanners, digital cameras, and digital camcorders often require
a 1394 connection.
You may have to load device-specific drivers and other software
before using some 1394 devices. For information about
device-specific software, refer to the device documentation or to
the Web site of the device manufacturer or provider.
The notebook 1394 port, illustrated below, supports IEEE 1394a
devices.
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Connecting a Communication Device
For information about using an optional wireless device, refer to
Chapter 5, “Wireless (Select Models Only).”
For information about using the Network Service Boot to connect
the notebook to a PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) server
during startup, refer to the “Using Advanced Setup Utility
Features” section in Chapter 8, “Software Updates and Recovery
and System Software.”
For more information about modem, wireless, and network
connections, select Start > Help and Support. The Help and
Support utility provides communication information that includes
instructions, tutorials, and wizards that can help you set up or
troubleshoot a variety of connections.
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Digital Memory Cards
The Memory Reader in the notebook can support:
■
Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro
■
xD-Picture Card (XD)
■
MultiMediaCard
■
SmartMedia (SM) card
■
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
Digital memory cards are often used for digital storage on
cameras, camcorders, and other handheld devices.
You can set the notebook to open the files on a digital memory
card in ways you specify. For example, you could set a digital
memory card to open with a slide show of the photographs it
contains. For instructions, refer to the “Protecting Playback”
section in Chapter 4, “Multimedia.”
The Memory Reader light and the Memory Reader described in
the following sections are available only on models which include
a Memory Reader.
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Using the Memory Reader Light
The Memory Reader light is turned on when an inserted digital
memory card is being accessed. The Memory Reader light is
turned off when an inserted digital memory card is inactive or
when the Memory Reader is vacant.
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Inserting a Digital Memory Card
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to digital memory card connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting a digital memory card into the
Memory Reader.
■ Do not move or transport the notebook while a digital memory card
is inserted in the Memory Reader.
To insert a digital memory card:
1. Hold the card label-side up with the connectors facing the
notebook.
2. Gently slide the card into the Memory Reader until the card is
seated. (The card will extend outward slightly beyond the
notebook.)
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Removing a Digital Memory Card
To remove a digital memory card:
1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are
using the card. (To stop a data transfer, select the cancel
button in the Windows Copying window.)
2. Select the My Computer icon on the Windows Desktop.
3. Right-click the drive assigned to the card, and then select
Eject. (The card is stopped but is not released from the
Memory Reader.)
4. Slide the card out of the slot.
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PC Cards
A PC Card is a credit card–sized accessory designed to conform
to the standard specifications of the Personal Computer Memory
Card International Association (PCMCIA). PC Cards can be used
to add modem, sound, storage, wireless communication, or digital
camera functions to the notebook.
The notebook PC Card slot supports one Type I or Type II 32-bit
(CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card.
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CAUTION: To preserve support for all PC Cards, do not install all of
the software or any of the enablers provided by a single PC Card
manufacturer. If you are instructed by the documentation included with
a PC Card to install device drivers:
■ Install only the device drivers for your operating system.
■ Do not install other software, such as card services, socket services,
or enablers, that may also be supplied by the PC Card
manufacturer.
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Inserting a PC Card
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the PC Card connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting a PC Card into a PC Card slot.
■ Do not move or transport the notebook while a PC Card is inserted.
1. Hold the PC Card label-side up with the connectors facing the
notebook.
2. Gently slide the card into the slot until the card is seated.
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Stopping or Removing a PC Card
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop a
PC Card before removing it.
✎ Stopping a PC Card, even if it is not in use, conserves power.
To stop or remove a PC Card:
1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are
supported by the PC Card. Then
❏ To stop the PC Card:
Select the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar,
and then select the PC Card. (To display the Safely
Remove Hardware icon, right-click the taskbar, select
Properties, clear the Hide inactive icons check box, and
then select OK.)
❏ To remove the PC Card, stop the PC Card as described
above, and then proceed to step 2.
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2. Press the PC Card eject button 1. (You may need to press the
button once to extend the button, and then press the button
again to release the PC Card.)
3. Gently slide out the PC Card 2.
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Drives
Adding a Drive to the System
The internal hard drive and optical drive are standard features of
the notebook. The type of optical drive varies by notebook model.
An optional drive can be added to the system by connecting it,
as instructed in the drive documentation, to one of the USB ports
or to the 1394 port. Hard drive capacity can also be added with a
microdrive PC Card or a digital memory card such as a Secure
Digital (SD) Memory Card.
Using the IDE Drive Light
Internal hard drive or optical drive activity is indicated by the
IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) drive light.
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Caring for Drives
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the notebook or a drive and loss
of work:
■ Do not remove the internal hard drive except for repair or
replacement. For instructions, refer to the “Replacing the Internal
Hard Drive” section next in this chapter.
■ Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic components. To
prevent electrostatic damage to the notebook or a drive, follow
these 2 precautions: (1) Discharge yourself from static electricity
before handling a drive by touching a grounded metal object and
(2) Avoid touching the connectors on a drive. For more information
about preventing electrostatic damage, refer to the “Electrostatic
Discharge” chapter in Regulatory and Safety Notices guide.
■ Excessive force can damage drive connectors. When you insert a
drive, use only enough force to seat the drive.
■ Handle a drive carefully. Do not drop it.
■ Avoid exposing a hard drive or a diskette to devices with magnetic
fields. Products with magnetic fields include video and audio tape
erasure products, monitors, and speakers. Security devices with
magnetic fields include airport walk-through devices and security
wands. The airport security devices that check carry-on luggage,
usually while it is placed on a conveyor belt, use x-rays instead of
magnetism and will not damage a hard drive or a diskette.
■ Do not spray a drive with cleaning products.
■ Avoid exposing a drive to liquids or temperature extremes.
■ If you mail a drive, ship it in packaging that protects it from shock,
vibration, extreme temperatures, and high humidity. Label the
package “FRAGILE.”
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Replacing the Internal Hard Drive
The hard drive in the hard drive bay is the internal hard drive.
Remove the internal hard drive only for repair or replacement.
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CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system and loss of work, do not
begin this procedure until you
■ Save your work, close all open applications, and shut down the
notebook. If you are unsure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, turn the notebook on and then shut it down through the
operating system.
■ Disconnect all external devices connected to the notebook.
■ Disconnect the notebook from external power and remove the
battery pack.
For battery pack removal instructions, refer to the “Replacing a
Battery Pack” section in Chapter 3, “Power.”
To replace the internal hard drive:
1. Turn the notebook upside down.
2. Loosen the 2 hard drive security screws.
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3. To remove the hard drive cover and expose the hard drive
tab 1, slide the cover 2 slightly toward the left and then
lift the cover upward and away from the notebook.
4. To remove the hard drive, pull upward on the hard drive
tab 1 to release the hard drive, and then lift the hard drive 2
out of the hard drive bay.
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5. To insert the replacement hard drive, tilt the connector edge
of the hard drive 1 downward, and then lower the hard drive
into the hard drive bay until it is seated 2.
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6. Replace the hard drive cover.
a. Place the cover 1 over the hard drive bay.
b. Slide the cover slightly toward the right side of the
notebook until the cover is seated 2.
7. Tighten the 2 hard drive security screws.
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Memory
The notebook has 2 memory slots. Depending on your notebook
model, either one or both memory slots may contain a replaceable
memory module.
Increasing Memory
You can increase the amount of RAM (random access memory)
in the notebook by adding memory modules to vacant memory
slots or by replacing installed memory modules.
When RAM is increased, the operating system increases the
hard drive space reserved for the hibernation file. Before you
increase RAM, it is recommended that you verify that your hard
drive has enough free space for the larger hibernation file.
■
To display the amount of RAM in the system:
Select Start > Help and Support.
■
To display both the amount of free space on your hard drive
and the amount of space required by the hibernation file:
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
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Removing or Inserting a Memory Module
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WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock, access only the
memory compartment during this procedure. The memory compartment,
the battery bay, and the hard drive bay are the only user-accessible
internal compartments on the notebook. All other areas that require a
tool to access should be opened only by a service partner.
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WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock and damage to
the notebook, shut down the notebook, unplug the power cord, and
remove the battery pack before installing a memory module.
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CAUTION: To prevent electrostatic discharge from damaging electronic
components: before beginning this procedure, discharge yourself of
static electricity by touching a grounded metal object. For more
information about preventing electrostatic damage, refer to the
“Electrostatic Discharge” chapter in Regulatory and Safety Notices
guide.
1. Save your work and close all open applications.
2. Shut down the notebook.
If you are unsure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, turn the notebook on, and then shut it down
through the operating system.
3. Disconnect all external devices connected to the notebook.
4. Disconnect the notebook from external power.
5. Remove the battery pack.
For instructions, refer to the “Replacing a Battery Pack”
section in Chapter 3, “Power.”
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6. Turn the notebook upside down.
7. Loosen the 2 memory compartment screws 1, and then lift
up and remove the memory compartment cover 2.
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8. Remove or insert the memory module.
To remove a memory module:
a. Pull away the retention clips on each side of the
module 1. (The module tilts upward.)
b. Grasp the edges of the module and gently pull the module
out of the memory slot 2.
c. To protect a memory module after removal, place it in an
electrostatic-safe container.
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To insert a memory module:
a. Align the keyed (notched) edge of the module with the
keyed area in the memory slot 1.
If you are inserting a single memory module into a vacant
memory compartment, insert the module into the lower
slot. (The illustration below shows a memory module
being inserted into the second slot of a memory
compartment that already contains a memory module.)
b. With the module at a 45-degree angle from the surface
of the memory compartment, press the module into the
memory slot until it is seated 2.
c. Push the module downward until the retention clips snap
into place 3.
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9. To close the memory compartment, align the tabs on the
memory compartment cover with the cover slots on
the notebook, and then slide the cover over the memory
compartment until it is seated 1.
10. Tighten the 2 memory compartment screws 2.
11. Replace the battery pack, reconnect the notebook to external
power, and then restart the notebook.
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and Recovery and
System Software
Software Updates
For optimal notebook performance and to make sure your
notebook remains compatible with changing technologies, install
the latest versions of the software provided with your notebook as
they become available.
As with any other software modification, it is strongly
recommended that you set a restore point before beginning a
software update. For instructions, refer to “Using System
Restore” later in this chapter.
You may find that the easiest way to update the software provided
with your notebook is to use the software update links provided at
Start > Help and Support.
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If you prefer to work from more detailed instructions, the
supplementary information in the following sections may help
you to
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Prepare for any update by identifying your notebook
category, product name, product number, and serial number.
■
Prepare for a ROM (read-only memory) update by identifying
the ROM version currently installed on the notebook.
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Access updates at the http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport
Web site.
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Download and install updates.
Preparing for a Software Update
If your notebook connects to a network, consult with your
network administrator before installing any software updates,
particularly a ROM update.
Accessing Notebook Product Information
To access the updates for your notebook, you may need the
following information:
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The product category is Notebook.
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The product name, product number (P/N), and serial number
(S/N) are provided on the Service Tag. The information on
the Service Tag is provided at Start > Help and Support,
and on the Service Tag label affixed to the bottom of the
notebook.
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Accessing Notebook ROM Information
To determine whether an available ROM update is a later
ROM version than the ROM version currently installed on the
notebook, you need to know the version of the currently
installed ROM.
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To display ROM information from within Windows, press
the fn+esc hotkey. In the fn+esc display, the version of the
system ROM is displayed as the BIOS (basic input-output
system) date. On some notebook models, the BIOS date is
displayed in decimal format. To clear the display, press esc.
ROM information can also be displayed in the Setup utility.
The procedure for displaying ROM information is described in
this section. For more information about using the Setup utility,
refer to the “Setup Utility” section later in this chapter.
To display ROM information in the Setup utility:
1. To open the Setup utility, turn on or restart the notebook in
Windows, and then press f10 while the prompt “Press <F10>
to enter setup” is displayed in the lower-left corner of the
screen.
2. If the Setup utility does not open with system information
displayed, use the arrow keys to select the Main menu.
(When the Main menu is selected, ROM and other system
information is displayed.)
3. To close the Setup utility without changing any settings, use
the arrow keys to select the Exit menu > Exit Discarding
Changes, and then press enter. (The notebook restarts in
Windows.)
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Downloading and Installing an Update
Most software at the http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport
Web site (English only) is packaged in compressed files called
SoftPaqs. Some ROM updates may be packaged in compressed
files called ROMPaqs. Other ROM updates may be provided in
compressed files called CPQFlash SoftPaqs.
Most download packages contain a file named Readme.txt.
AReadme.txt file contains detailed descriptive, installation,
and troubleshooting information about the download. The
Readme.txt files included with ROMPaqs are in English only.
The following sections provide instructions for downloading
and installing
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A ROM update.
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A SoftPaq containing an update other than a ROM update;
for example, an application update.
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CAUTION: To prevent serious damage to the notebook or an unsuccessful
installation, download and install a ROM update only while the notebook
is connected to reliable external power using the AC adapter. (Do not
download or install a ROM update while the notebook is docked in an
optional docking device or running on battery power.) During the
download and installation:
■ Do not unplug the notebook from the AC outlet.
■ Do not shut down the notebook or initiate standby or hibernation.
■
Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable,
or cord.
Downloading a ROM Update
1. Access the page at the http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport
Web site that provides software for your notebook.
2. Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a software
update link.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your
notebook and access the ROM update you want to download.
4. At the download area:
a. Record the date, name, or other identifier of any ROM
update that is later than the ROM currently installed on your
notebook. (You may need this information to locate the
update later, after it has been downloaded to the hard drive.)
b. Record the path to the default or custom location on the
hard drive to which the ROM package will download.
(You may need to access the ROM package after it has
been downloaded.)
c. Follow the online instructions to download your selection
to the hard drive.
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Installing a ROM Update
ROM installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that
are displayed on the screen after the download is complete. If no
instructions are displayed:
1. Open Windows Explorer. To open Windows Explorer from
the Start button:
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows
Explorer.
2. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window,
select My Computer > your hard drive designation.
(The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk C.)
Then follow the path you recorded earlier to the folder on
your hard drive containing the update.
3. To begin the installation, open the folder, and then
double-click the file with an .exe extension—for example,
Filename.exe. (The ROM update installation begins.)
4. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on the
screen.
a message on the screen reports a successful installation,
✎ After
you can delete the downloaded file from the destination folder.
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Downloading and Installing a
Non-ROM SoftPaq
To update software other than the ROM:
1. Access the page at the http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport
Web site that provides software for your notebook.
2. Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a software
update link.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your
notebook and access the SoftPaq you want to download.
4. At the download area:
a. Write down the date, name, or other identifier of the
SoftPaq you plan to download. (You may need this
information to locate the update later, after it has been
downloaded to the hard drive.)
b. Follow the online instructions to download the SoftPaq
to the hard drive.
5. When the download is complete, open Windows Explorer.
To open Windows Explorer from the Start button:
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows
Explorer.
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6. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window, select
My Computer > your hard drive designation (which is
typically Local Disk C) > SWSetup.
The destination folder for most downloads from the
http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport Web site is the SWSetup
folder. If you don’t see the download in the SWSetup folder,
look in the My Documents folder.
7. In the destination folder, select the name or number of the
software package you have downloaded.
8. Select the file that includes an .exe extension—for example,
Filename.exe. (The installation begins.)
9. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on the
screen.
a message on the screen reports a successful installation,
✎ After
you can delete the downloaded file from the destination folder.
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Software Recovery
Using System Restore
System Restore is an operating system feature that enables you
to undo harmful changes to your notebook software by restoring
your software to an earlier time, called a restore point, when your
software was functioning optimally.
Restore points are restorable, benchmark “snapshots” of your
application, driver, and operating system files. The notebook sets
restore points at regular intervals and may set additional restore
points whenever you change your personal settings or add
software or hardware.
Manually setting additional restore points provides additional
protection for your system files and settings. It is recommended
that you manually set restore points
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Before you add or extensively modify software or hardware.
■
Periodically, whenever the system is performing optimally.
Restoring to any restore point does not affect your data files.
For example, restoring your system software to an earlier time
will not affect documents or emails that you saved after that
time. All System Restore procedures are reversible.
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Setting a Restore Point
To set a system restore point manually:
1. Select Start > Help and Support > System Restore.
2. Select Create a restore point, and then follow the
instructions on the screen.
Restoring to a Restore Point
To restore the notebook to a restore point:
1. Make sure the notebook is connected to reliable external
power through the AC adapter.
2. Select Start > Help and Support > System Restore.
3. Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then
follow the instructions on the screen.
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Setup Utility
The Setup utility is a ROM-based information and customization
utility that can be used even when your operating system is not
working or will not load.
The utility reports information about the notebook and provides
settings for startup, security, and other preferences.
Step-by-step instructions for setting specific preferences are
included by topic earlier in this guide. For example, procedures
for setting password and other security preferences are provided
in Chapter 6, “Security.”
Opening the Setup Utility
To open the Setup Utility:
1. Turn on or restart the notebook in Windows.
2. Before Windows opens and while the “Press <F10> to enter
setup” prompt is displayed in the lower-left corner of the
screen, press f10.
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Changing the Language of Computer Setup
The following procedure explains how to change the language of
the Setup utility. If the notebook is not in the Setup utility, begin
at step 1. If the notebook is in the Setup utility, begin at step 2.
1. To open the Setup utility, turn on or restart the notebook in
Windows, and then press f10 while the prompt “Press <F10>
to enter setup” is displayed in the lower-left corner of the
screen.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the Advanced menu.
3. Press f5 or f6 (or use the arrow keys) to select a language, and
then press enter.
4. When a confirmation prompt with your preference selected is
displayed, press enter to save your preference.
5. To set your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are in effect when the notebook restarts in
Windows.
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Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility
Because the 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 drop-down 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
the Setup utility is open, press f1.
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Displaying System Information
The following procedure explains how to display system
information in the Setup utility. If the Setup utility is not open,
begin at step 1. If the Setup utility is open, begin at step 2.
1. To open the Setup utility, turn on or restart the notebook in
Windows, and then press f10 while the prompt “Press <F10>
to enter setup” is displayed in the lower-left corner of the
screen.
2. Access the system information on the Main and Advanced
menus.
❏ To display most of the system information available in the
Setup utility, use the arrow keys to select the Main menu.
❏ To display video memory information, use the arrow keys
to select the Advanced menu.
3. To close the Setup utility without changing any settings, use
the arrow keys to select the Exit menu > Exit Discarding
Changes, and then press enter. (The notebook restarts in
Windows.)
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Restoring Default Settings in the
Setup Utility
The following procedure explains how to restore the Setup utility
default settings. If the notebook is not in the Setup utility, begin at
step 1. If the notebook is in the Setup utility, begin at step 2.
1. To open the Setup utility, turn on or restart the notebook in
Windows, and then press f10 while the prompt “Press <F10> to
enter setup” is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2. Select Exit > Load Setup Defaults, and then press f10.
3. When the Setup Confirmation is displayed, press enter to save
your preferences.
4. To set your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
The Setup utility default settings are set when you exit the Setup
utility and are in effect when the notebook restarts. Identification
information, including ROM version information, is retained.
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Using Advanced Setup Utility Features
This guide describes the Setup utility features recommended for
all users. For more information about the Setup utility features
recommended for advanced users only, refer to the Help and
Support Center by selecting Start > Help and Support.
The Setup utility features available for advanced users include
a hard drive self-test, a Network Service Boot, and settings for
boot order preferences.
The “<F12> to boot from LAN” message that is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen each time the notebook is started
or restarted in Windows or restored from hibernation is the
prompt for a Network Service Boot.
The “Press <ESC> to change boot order” message that is
displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen each time the
notebook is started or restarted in Windows or restored from
hibernation is the prompt to change the boot order.
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Closing the Setup Utility
You can close the Setup utility with or without saving changes.
■
To close the Setup utility and save your changes from the
current session, use either of the following procedures:
❏ Press f10, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
– or –
❏ If the Setup utility menus are not visible, press esc to
return to the menu display. Then use arrow keys to
select the Exit menu > Exit Saving Changes, and then
press enter.
When you use the f10 procedure, you are offered an option
to return to the Setup utility. When you use the Exit Saving
Changes procedure, the Setup utility closes when you press
enter.
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To close the 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 arrow keys to select the
Exit menu > Exit Discarding Changes, and then press enter.
After the Setup utility closes, the notebook restarts in Windows.
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Specifications
Operating Environment
The operating environment information in the following table
may be helpful if you plan to use or transport the notebook in
extreme environments.
Factor
Metric
U.S.
Operating
10°C to 35°C
50°F to 95°F
Nonoperating
-20°C to 60°C
-4°F to 140°F
Operating
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Operating
-15 m to 3,048 m
-50 ft to 10,000 ft
Nonoperating
-15 m to 12,192 m -50 ft to 40,000 ft
Temperature
Relative humidity (noncondensing)
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
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Rated Input Power
The power information in this section may be helpful if you plan
to travel internationally with the notebook.
The notebook operates on DC power, which can be supplied by
an AC or a DC power source. Although the notebook can be
powered from a stand-alone DC power source, it is strongly
recommended that the notebook be powered only with an
AC adapter or DC power cord supplied with or approved for a
Compaq notebook.
The notebook is capable of accepting DC power within the
following specifications.
Input Power
Rating
Operating voltage
18.5 V DC @ 3.5A - 65 W
Operating current
3.5 A
This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with
phase-to-phase voltage not exceeding 230V.
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Expansion Port Input/Output Signals
The expansion port signal information in this section may be
helpful if you plan to use an optional expansion product that
connects to the Expansion Port 2 on your notebook (The term
Expansion Port 2 describes the type of expansion port).
The expansion port is illustrated in the “Left-Side Components”
section of Chapter 1, “Component ID.”
The following table identifies the input and output signals
supported by the expansion port on your notebook.
Feature
Support
USB 2.0
Yes
10/100 Ethernet
Yes
Gigabit Ethernet
No
IEEE 1394 (4-pin port)
Yes
Consumer IR (for optional remote control only)
Yes
Power inputs
90-135W maximum
Composite TV*
Yes
S-Video TV
Yes
Component TV
No
S/PDIF audio*
Yes
DVI
No
Headphone/speaker audio-out
Yes
Microphone audio-in
Yes
*Requires the use of an optional expansion product.
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1394 port 1–14, 7–3
A
AC adapter 1–18
AC power vs. battery power
3–1
administrator password 6–5,
6–7
airport security devices 7–14
altitude specifications A–1
antennae 1–7
antivirus software 6–12
applications key, Windows
1–2
audio-in (microphone) jack
1–9, 4–4
audio-out (headphone) jack
1–9, 4–3
B
base, docking. See docking
device
battery bay 1–17, 1–19
battery light 1–8
displaying charge status
3–14, 3–17
identifying 1–8, 3–3
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battery pack
battery power vs. AC
power 3–1
calibrating 3–19
charging 3–13
conserving power 3–23
diagnostic information
8–14
disposing of 3–28
inserting 3–26
low-battery conditions
3–17
monitoring charge 3–15
recycling 3–28
removing 3–25
storing 3–27
battery pack release latch
1–17, 3–25
bays
battery 1–17, 1–19
hard drive 1–17
See also compartments
BIOS information, displaying
6–2, 8–3
Index–1
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Bluetooth device
wireless light 1–5
Bluetooth label 1–20
boot order 8–16
buttons
display release 1–9
mute 1–6, 4–2
PC Card eject 1–12, 7–12
power 1–4, 3–7, 3–11
TouchPad 1–3, 2–1
volume 4–2
volume down 1–6
volume up 1–6
wireless 1–6
C
cable lock, security 1–13,
6–15
cables
audio 4–5
modem 1–18
network 1–11
S-Video 4–5
See also power cord
calibration, battery 3–19
camcorder, connecting 7–3
camera, connecting 7–3
caps lock light 1–5
card and socket services,
PC Card 7–9
card. See digital memory
cards; memory; PC Card
category view, Windows XP
2–3
Index–2
CDs
audio, hotkeys 4–7
copying 4–8
creating 4–8
playing 4–7, 4–8
writing to 4–8
Certificate of Authenticity
label 1–19
classic view, Windows 2–3
combination power adapter
3–1, 3–13
compartments
memory 1–16, 7–19
Mini PCI 1–16
See also bays
composite video 2–9
connectors
drive 7–14
power 1–10
See also jacks; ports
conservation, power 3–23
cord, power
See also cables
cord, power, identifying 1–18
country-specific modem
adapter 1–18
critical low-battery condition
3–17
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D
default Setup utility settings,
restoring 8–15
device disabling 6–11
device security 6–11
device, connecting powered
7–1
digital memory cards
inserting 7–7
removing 7–8
disc, optical. See CDs; DVDs
diskette
affected by airport security
7–14
protecting playback 3–6
display release button 1–9
display switch
identifying 1–4, 3–3
setting preferences 3–11
display, internal
controlling brightness 2–11
switching image 2–9
docking device
docking, undocking while
using disc, diskette 4–8
expansion port on notebook
1–11
monitor port 2–9
USB support 7–2
docking device as power
source 3–1
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drives
adding to system 7–13
affected by airport security
7–14
avoiding standby and
hibernation while using
discs, diskettes 3–6, 4–8
boot order 8–16
caring for 7–14
IDE drive light 7–13
shipping 7–14
USB 7–2
See also CDs; DVDs; hard
drive
DVDs
hotkeys 4–7
playing 4–7, 4–8
writing to 4–8
E
eject buttons, PC Card 7–12
electrostatic discharge (ESD)
7–14, 7–20
emergency shutdown
procedures 3–10
enablers, PC Card 7–9
environmental specifications
A–1, A–2
ESD (electrostatic discharge)
7–14, 7–20
exhaust vent 1–10, 1–13, 1–17
Expansion Port 2 1–11, A–3
external monitor port 1–11
external numeric keypad 2–16
Index–3
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F
F12 to boot from LAN
message 8–16
firewall software 6–14
fn key 1–1
function keys (f1, f2, etc.) 2–5
H
hard drive
affected by airport security
7–14
displaying amount of free
space on 7–19
replacing internal 7–15
self-test 8–16
space on, required for
hibernation file 7–19
hard drive bay
identifying 1–17
replacing hard drive 7–15
headphone (audio-out) jack
1–9, 4–3
headphones 4–3
Help and Support Center 2–7
hibernation
avoiding when using discs,
diskettes 3–6, 4–8
defined 3–5
enabling/disabling 3–5
identifying 7–15
initiated during critical
low-battery condition
3–17
initiating 3–9
restoring from 3–5, 3–9
setting preferences 3–11
when to use 3–5
Index–4
hibernation file 3–5, 7–19
hotkey commands
access Help and Support
Center 2–7
control media activity
(play, pause, stop, etc.)
2–12, 4–7, 8–3
decrease display brightness
2–11
display system information
2–13
increase display brightness
2–11
initiate QuickLock 2–11
initiate standby 3–8, 3–11
open Internet Explorer 2–8
open print options window
2–8
Quick Reference 2–6
switch image 2–9
hotkeys
identifying 1–1, 2–5
procedures 2–7
Quick Reference 2–6
using with external
keyboard 2–7
hub, USB 7–2
humidity specifications A–1
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Index
I
IDE drive light 1–8, 7–13
identifying components
bottom 1–16
front 1–8
left-side 1–10
rear 1–10
right-side 1–14
top 1–1
IEEE 1394 port 1–14, 7–3
Internet Connection Wizard
2–8
Internet Explorer 2–8
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone) 1–9,
4–4
audio-out (headphone)
1–9, 4–3
RJ-11 (modem) 1–11
RJ-45 (network) 1–11
S-Video-out 1–15, 4–5
S-Video–out 1–15
See also connectors; ports
K
keyboard, external 2–7
keypad, embedded numeric
identifying 1–2, 2–14
procedures 2–15
keypad, external numeric
procedures 2–16
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keys
fn 1–1
function (f1, f2, etc.) 1–1
hotkeys 1–1, 2–5
keypad 1–2, 2–14
num lock 2–15
scroll lock 2–7
shift 2–16, 3–9
Windows applications 1–2
Windows logo 1–2
See also buttons; display
switch
L
labels
Bluetooth 1–20
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity 1–19
Modem Approval 1–20
Regulatory 1–19
Service Tag 1–19
wireless certification 1–20
WLAN 1–20
language, changing in Setup
utility 8–12
latch, battery pack release
1–17
See also buttons; display
switch
Index–5
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lights
battery 1–8, 3–14, 3–17
caps lock 1–5
IDE drive 1–8, 7–13
Memory Reader 1–14, 7–6
mute 1–5, 4–2
num lock 1–5, 2–15
power/standby 1–5, 1–8,
3–7
TouchPad 1–3, 2–1
wireless 1–5
lock, security cable 1–13,
6–15
lock-up, system 3–10
low-battery condition 3–17
M
memory
displaying amount of 2–7,
7–19
increasing RAM 7–19
memory compartment 1–16,
7–21
memory module, removing or
inserting 7–20
Memory Reader 1–14, 7–5,
7–6
Memory Reader light 1–14,
7–6
Memory Stick, Memory Stick
Pro 7–5
microphone 4–4
microphone (audio-in) jack
1–9, 4–4
Index–6
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 1–19
Mini PCI compartment 1–16
model, identifying notebook
2–7, 8–2
modem (RJ-11) jack 1–11
Modem Approval label 1–20
modem cable 1–18
modem, country-specific
adapter 1–18
monitor
connecting 7–1
switching image 2–9, 7–1
mouse, external
setting preferences 2–3
USB 7–2
MultiMediaCard 7–5
mute button 1–6, 4–2
mute light 1–5, 4–2
N
network (RJ-45) jack 1–11
network cable 1–11
Network Service Boot 8–16
Norton AntiVirus 6–12
notebook model, family, type,
and serial number 2–7, 8–2
num lock key 2–15
num lock light 1–5, 2–15
numeric keypad. See keypad,
external numeric; keypad,
embedded numeric
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Index
O
operating environment
specifications A–1
operating system
Internet Connection
Wizard 2–8
loading 3–7
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 1–19
passwords 6–4
Product Key 1–19
security 6–1
shutting down 3–7, 3–10
optical disc. See CDs; DVDs
optical drive
identifying 1–15
See also CDs; drives;
DVDs
P
passwords
administrator 6–5, 6–7
power-on 6–5, 6–9
QuickLock 2–11
Setup utility 6–4
standby 3–11, 6–5
user 6–5
Windows 6–4
Windows administrator
2–11
Windows user 2–11
PC Card
configuring 7–9
inserting, removing 7–10
stopping 7–11
types supported 7–9
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PC Card eject button 1–12,
7–11
PC Card slot 1–12, 7–10
pointing device 2–2
ports
1394 1–14, 7–3
expansion 1–11
external monitor 1–11, 2–9
IEEE 1394 1–14
USB 1–11, 1–14, 7–2
See also connectors; jacks
power
conserving 3–5, 3–23
control and light locations
3–3
schemes 3–11
setting preferences 3–11
sources 3–1
switching between AC and
battery 3–2
See also battery pack;
hibernation; shutdown
procedures; standby
power button
default functions 3–7
identifying 1–4, 3–3
resetting notebook with
3–10
setting preferences 3–11
power connector 1–10
power cord
external device 7–19
notebook 1–18
See also cables
Power Meter icon 3–2, 3–16
Index–7
Index
power/standby light 1–5, 1–8,
3–7
powered device, connecting
7–1
power-on password 6–5, 6–9
Product Key 1–19
product name and number,
notebook 1–19, 2–7
projector
connecting 1–11, 7–1
switching image 2–9
PXE server 7–4
Q
QuickLock 2–11, 6–3
R
RAM (random access
memory) 7–19
regulatory information
Modem Approval label
1–20
Regulatory label 1–19
wireless certification labels
1–20
release latch, battery pack
1–17, 3–25
remote control 4–7
reset (emergency shutdown
procedures) 3–10
restore point 8–9
RJ-11 (modem) jack 1–11
RJ-45 (network) jack 1–11
ROM
determining current
version of 8–3
Index–8
downloading and installing
8–5
obtaining updates 8–4
ROMPaq 8–4
S
scanner 7–3
screen saver 3–24
scroll lock key 2–7
scrolling regions, TouchPad
1–3, 2–2
Secure Digital (SD) Memory
Card 7–5
security cable lock, connecting
6–15
security cable slot 1–13
security features 6–1
See also software
serial number, notebook 1–19,
2–7
series, notebook 8–2
Service Tag 1–19
Setup 6–5
Setup utility
changing language 8–12
displaying system
information 8–14
navigation and selection
8–13
Network Service Boot 7–4,
8–16
opening 8–11
restoring default settings
8–12, 8–15
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Setup utility passwords 6–4,
6–5
shift key
embedded numeric keypad
function 2–16
hibernation function 3–9
shutdown procedures 3–7
sleep button 2–10
sleep. See standby
slots
memory 7–19
PC Card 1–12
security cable 1–13
SmartMedia (SM) card 7–5
socket services, PC Card 7–9
SoftPaq 8–4, 8–7
software
antivirus 6–12
firewall 6–2, 6–14
Internet Connection
Wizard 2–8
Power Meter 3–16
ROMPaq 8–4
security features 6–1
Setup utility 8–11
SoftPaq 8–4
System Restore 8–9
updating 8–1
speakers
external 4–3
internal 1–9, 4–1
specifications
operating environment A–1
rated input power A–2
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standby
avoiding when using discs,
diskettes 3–6, 4–8
initiated during critical
low-battery condition
3–17
initiating 3–8
password 3–11
power/standby light 1–5,
1–8
resuming from 3–8
setting preferences 3–11
standby password 6–5
stereo speakers
external 4–3
internal 1–9, 4–1
S-Video-out jack 1–15, 4–5
switch, display
identifying 1–4, 3–3
setting preferences 3–11
system information,
displaying 8–3, 8–14
system lock-up 3–10
System Restore 8–9
T
telephone jack (RJ-11 jack)
1–11
television
connecting audio 4–3
connecting video 4–6
temperature
specifications A–1
storage, battery pack 3–27
1394 port 1–14, 7–3
TouchPad 1–3, 2–1
Index–9
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traveling with notebook
battery pack temperature
considerations 3–27
environmental
specifications A–1
Modem Approval label
1–20
wireless certification labels
1–20
turning off notebook 3–7,
3–10
turning on notebook 3–7
tutorials 2–7, 7–4
U
unresponsive system,
emergency shutdown
procedures 3–10
USB devices, connecting 7–2
USB ports, identifying 1–11,
1–14
user password 6–5
V
VCR
connecting audio 4–3
connecting video 4–5
vents, exhaust 1–10, 1–13,
1–17
video device
connecting 4–5, 7–1
turning on or off 4–6
viruses, antivirus software
6–12
volume buttons 1–6
volume, adjusting 4–2
Index–10
W
Windows applications key 1–2
Windows category vs.
Windows classic view 2–3
Windows firewall 6–2
Windows logo key 1–2
Windows passwords 6–5
wireless button 1–6
wireless certification label
1–20
wireless device antennae 1–7
wireless devices
antennae 1–7
lights 1–5
Mini PCI compartment
1–16
wireless functionality
on/off button 1–6
wireless light 1–5
wireless LAN device, wireless
button 1–6
wireless light 1–5
WLAN label 1–20
X
xD-Picture Card 7–5
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