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Hardware and Software
Guide
Compaq Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 375341-001
March 2005
This guide explains how to identify and use most of the hardware
and software features, including optional wireless features,
available on your notebook. For additional notebook information,
including troubleshooting information, refer to the Help and
Support Center at Start > Help and Support. If your model
includes a wireless device, wireless setup information is provided
in a printed Go Wireless booklet. Additional 802.11 information
is included within 802.11 software.
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The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The
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not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
Hardware and Software Guide
Compaq Notebook Series
First Edition March 2005
Reference Number: R4000
Document Part Number: 375341-001
Contents
1 Component ID
Top Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1
Keyboard and Mute Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1
Power/Standby, Wireless and
Memory Reader Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3
Power Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4
Wireless and Volume Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–5
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–6
Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–7
Rear Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8
Right-Side Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–9
Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–9
Jacks and Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–10
Left-Side Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–11
External Card Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–11
Security Cable Slot, Ports and Bays . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–12
Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–13
Bays and Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–13
Expansion Memory Module Compartment . . . . . . . 1–14
Wireless Antennae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–15
Additional Hardware Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–16
Power and Modem Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–16
Optical Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–17
Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–18
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2 Power
Power Control and Light Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Selecting a Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Using External or Battery Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4
Standby and Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–6
Initiating Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown . . . . . . 2–8
Default Power Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off . . . . . . 2–10
Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation. . . . . . . . . 2–11
Initiating or Resuming from Standby . . . . . . . . . . . 2–12
Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures . . . . . . . . 2–13
Power Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–13
Accessing the Power Options Window . . . . . . . . . . 2–13
Displaying the Power Meter Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–14
Setting or Changing a Power Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . 2–15
Using a Security Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–16
Battery Packs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–17
Inserting or Removing a Battery Pack. . . . . . . . . . . 2–17
Charging Battery Packs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–19
Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . 2–20
Managing Low-Battery Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–21
Calibrating a Battery Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–24
Conserving Battery Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–28
Storing a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–29
Disposing of a Used Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–30
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3 Keyboard
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1
Using the TouchPad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1
Setting Mouse Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
Hotkey Quick Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
Using Hotkey Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
Using Hotkey Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
Using Hotkeys with External Keyboards . . . . . . . . 3–11
Quick Launch Buttons Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–12
Keypads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–15
Using the Embedded Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . 3–16
Using an External Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–18
4 Multimedia
Audio Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–1
Using the Audio-In (Microphone) Jack. . . . . . . . . . . 4–1
Using the Audio-Out (Headphone) Jack . . . . . . . . . . 4–2
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3
Video Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–4
Using the S-Video-Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–4
Connecting a Monitor, Projector or Television . . . . . 4–6
Changing the Video Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–8
Multimedia Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–9
Finding Included Multimedia Applications. . . . . . . . 4–9
Selecting Multimedia Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–9
Using Default Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–10
Installing Multimedia Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–12
Using Multimedia Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–14
Setting AutoPlay Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–17
Changing DVD Region Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–18
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5 Drives
Drive Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IDE Drive Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Primary Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting an Optical Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing an Optical Disc (With Power) . . . . . . . . .
Removing an Optical Disc (Without Power). . . . . . .
Displaying Optical Disc Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Avoiding Standby or Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5–3
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5–4
5–5
5–6
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6 PC Cards and ExpressCards
What Is a PC Card? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopping or Removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Is an ExpressCard? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting an ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring an ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting an ExpressCard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopping or Removing an ExpressCard. . . . . . . . . . .
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7 Digital Memory Cards
What Is a Digital Memory Card? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Memory Reader Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Insertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7–1
7–2
7–3
7–4
8 Memory Modules
What Is a Memory Module? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–1
Primary Memory Module Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–1
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Expansion Memory Module Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing or Inserting a Memory Module . . . . . . . .
Hibernation File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video Memory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8–1
8–2
8–2
8–7
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9 USB and 1394 Devices
What Is USB?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Device Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Is 1394? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1394 Device Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10 Modem and Networking
Internal Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–1
Modem Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–1
Modem Country Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–5
Preinstalled Communication Software . . . . . . . . . . 10–9
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–10
Network Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–10
Using the Network Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11
11 Wireless (Select Models Only)
Wireless Local Area Network (Select Models Only) . . 11–3
Setting Up a WLAN in Your Home . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–4
Using a WLAN Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–5
Using Wireless Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–6
Installing Wireless Software (Optional) . . . . . . . . . 11–6
Accessing WLAN Software and
Documentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–8
Bluetooth (Select Models Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–9
Device Power States. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–11
Turning On the Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–13
Turning Off and Disabling the Devices. . . . . . . . . 11–14
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12 Security
Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–1
Security Preferences in the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–3
QuickLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–3
Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–5
Compaq and Windows Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–5
Compaq and Windows Password Guidelines . . . . . 12–7
Compaq Administrator Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–9
Setting Compaq Administrator Passwords . . . . . . 12–10
Entering Compaq Administrator Passwords . . . . . 12–11
Power-On Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–11
Setting Power-On Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–11
Entering Power-On Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–12
DriveLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13
Setting DriveLock Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–14
Entering DriveLock Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–15
Changing DriveLock Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–16
Removing DriveLock Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–17
Device Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–18
Antivirus Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–19
Critical Security Updates for Windows XP . . . . . . . . . 12–20
Firewall Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–21
Optional Security Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–22
13 Setup Utility
Open the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Utility Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation and Item Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Close the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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14 Software Updates and Recovery
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–1
Accessing Notebook Product Information . . . . . . . 14–2
Accessing Notebook ROM Information . . . . . . . . . 14–2
Internet Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–4
Downloading System ROM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–4
Downloading Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–7
System Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–8
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–9
Safeguarding Your Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–9
Using System Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–10
Repairing or Reinstalling Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–11
Repairing or Reinstalling Applications . . . . . . . . . 14–12
Repairing the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–14
Reinstalling the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15
15 Notebook Care
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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15–1
15–3
15–4
15–4
15–4
16 Travel and Shipping
Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–1
Shipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–2
17 Specifications
Operating Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–1
Rated Input Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–2
Expansion Port 2 Input/Output Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–3
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Component ID
Top Components
Keyboard and Mute Lights
Component
Description
1 Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on.
2 Mute light
On: Volume is muted.
3 Num lock light
On: Num lock is on or the embedded
numeric keypad is enabled.
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Component ID
Power/Standby, Wireless and Memory
Reader Lights
Component
Description
1 Wireless light (select
On: One or more optional internal wireless
devices, such as an 802.11 wireless
device and/or a Bluetooth® device, are
turned on. (This light does not indicate
whether a wireless connection has been
established.)*
models only)
2 Power/standby light†
On: Notebook is turned on.
Blinking: Notebook is in standby.
Off: Notebook is off.
3 Memory Reader light
On: A digital memory card is being
accessed. (This light is also visible from
the left side of the notebook.)
(select models only)
*For information about establishing a wireless connection, refer to the
printed Go Wireless booklet, included with your notebook, and to Chapter
11, “Wireless (Select Models Only).”
†The notebook has 2 power/standby lights. The power/standby light on
the top of the notebook is visible only when the notebook is open; the
power/standby light on the front of the notebook is visible when
the notebook is closed.
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TouchPad
Component
Description
1
TouchPad light
On: TouchPad is enabled.
2
TouchPad*
Moves the pointer.
3
TouchPad horizontal scroll
zone*
Scrolls toward left side or right side.
4
Left and right TouchPad
buttons*
Function like the left and right buttons
on an external mouse.
5
TouchPad vertical scroll
zone*
Scrolls upward or downward.
6
TouchPad button
Enables/disables the TouchPad.
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
functions of TouchPad components, refer to “Setting Mouse Properties” in
Chapter 3, “Keyboard.”
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Component ID
Power Controls
Component
Description
1 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.
system has stopped responding
✎ IfandtheMicrosoft®
Windows® shutdown
procedures cannot be used, press and
hold for at least 4 seconds to turn off
the notebook.
2 Display switch*
Initiates standby if the notebook is closed
while on.
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
function of the display switch or power button, refer to “Accessing the Power
Options Window” in Chapter 2, “Power.”
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Wireless and Volume Buttons
Component
Description
1 Wireless button (select
Turns the wireless functionality on or off,
but does not create a wireless connection.
models only)
establish a wireless connection,
✎ To
a wireless network must already be
set up. For information about
establishing a wireless connection,
refer to the printed Go Wireless
booklet included with your notebook
and to Chapter 11, “Wireless
(Select Models Only).”
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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Component ID
Keys
1–6
Component
Description
1
Function keys (12)
Perform system and application tasks.
When combined with fn, the function
keys perform additional tasks as
hotkeys.
2
Embedded numeric keypad
keys (15)
Can be used like the keys on an
external numeric keypad.
3
fn key
Combines with other keys to perform
system tasks. For example, pressing
fn+f7 decreases screen brightness.
4
Windows logo key
Displays the Windows Start menu.
5
Windows applications key
Displays a shortcut menu for items
beneath the pointer.
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Front Components
Component
Description
1
Power/standby light*
On: Notebook is turned on.
Blinking: Notebook is in standby.
Off: Notebook is off.
2
Battery light
On: The battery pack is charging.
Blinking: The notebook is unable to
start up while running on the available
battery power.†
Off: The battery pack is fully charged
or not inserted.
3
IDE (Integrated Drive
Electronics) drive light
On or blinking: The primary hard drive
or an optical drive is being accessed.
4
Display release button
Opens the notebook.
5
Stereo speakers (2)
Produce stereo sound.
*The notebook has 2 power/standby lights. The power/standby light on the
top of the notebook is visible only when the notebook is open; the
power/standby light on the front of the notebook is visible when
the notebook is closed.
†The battery light blinks if you try to turn on the notebook while the
notebook is disconnected from external power and contains a battery pack
that does not have enough charge to start the notebook.
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Component ID
Rear Components
Component
Description
1
Power connector
Connects the AC adapter cable.
2
Exhaust vents (2)*
Provides airflow to cool internal
components.
Ä
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.
3
External monitor port
Connects an optional VGA monitor or
projector.
4
USB port†
Connects an optional USB device.
5
RJ-11 (modem) jack
Connects the modem cable.
*The notebook has 5 vents. Another one of these vents is visible on the right
side of the notebook. All vents are visible on the bottom of the notebook.
†The notebook has 4 USB ports. The other USB ports are on the right side
and the left side of the notebook.
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Component ID
Right-Side Components
Ports
Component
Description
1 1394 port (select
Connects an optional 1394a device
such as a scanner, a digital camera,
or a digital camcorder.
models only)
2 USB port*
Connects an optional USB device.
3 Expansion port 2†
Connects the notebook to an optional
docking device.
*The notebook has 4 USB ports. The other USB ports are on the left side
and the rear of the notebook.
†The notebook has only one expansion port. The term expansion port 2
describes the type of expansion port. For expansion port signal information,
refer to “Expansion Port 2 Input/Output Signals” in Chapter 17,
“Specifications.”
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Jacks and Vent
Component
Description
1 Audio-out
Connects optional headphones or powered
stereo speakers. Also connects the audio
function of an audio/video device such as
a television or VCR.
(headphone) jack
2 Audio-in
(microphone) jack
3 Exhaust vent*
Connects an optional monaural (single sound
channel) microphone.
Provides airflow to cool internal components.
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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.
4 RJ-45 (network) jack
Connects an optional network cable.
5 S-Video-out jack
Connects an optional S-Video device, such
as a television, VCR, camcorder, projector, or
video capture card.
*The notebook has 5 vents. Two of these vents are visible on the rear
of the notebook. All vents are visible on the bottom of the notebook.
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Left-Side Components
External Card Features
Component
Description
1
ExpressCard slot (select
models only)
Supports an optional ExpressCard.
2
Memory Reader (select
models only)
Supports an optional digital
memory card.*
3
Memory Reader light (select
models only)
On: An optional digital memory card
is being accessed.*
4
PC Card slot
Supports an optional Type I or Type II
32-bit (CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card.
5
PC Card eject button
Ejects an optional PC Card from the
PC Card slot.
*The slot supports most digital memory cards. For example, you could use a
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro,
xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard, or SmartMedia (SM) card.
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Security Cable Slot, Ports and Bays
Component
Description
1 Security cable slot
Attaches an optional security cable to the
notebook.
solutions are designed to act
✎ Security
as deterrents. These deterrents may not
prevent a product from being
mishandled or stolen.
2 USB ports (2)*
Connect an optional USB device.
3 Optical drive†
Supports an optical disc.
4 Optical drive release
Opens the media tray of the optical drive when
power is available.
button
*The notebook has 4 USB ports. The other USB ports are on the right side
and the rear of the notebook.
†The type of optical drive—for example, a DVD-ROM drive, a DVD/CD-RW
Combo Drive, or a DVD±RW and CD-RW Combo Drive—varies by
notebook model.
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Bottom Components
Bays and Vents
Component
Description
1 Battery bay
Holds a battery pack.*
2 Exhaust vents (5)
Provide airflow to cool internal
components.
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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.
3 Hard drive bay
Holds the primary hard drive.
4 Battery pack release latch
Releases a battery pack from the
battery bay.
*Battery packs vary by notebook model.
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Expansion Memory Module Compartment
Component
Description
Expansion memory module
compartment
Contains one memory module slot. As
shipped, the slot may be vacant or may
contain a replaceable memory module.*
*Your notebook contains 2 memory module slots. For more memory
information refer to Chapter 8, “Memory Modules.”
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Wireless Antennae
Components
Description
Antennae (2)*
Send and receive wireless device signals.
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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 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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Additional Hardware Components
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.
Power and Modem Hardware
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 the 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
telephone jack.
*All components described in this table vary in appearance by region,
country, and/or notebook model.
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Optical Discs
Software on optical discs, such as CDs or DVDs, is included
with all notebook models.
■
The discs packaged in the “Required for Setup” bag provide
software that 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. You can install this
software at any time.
■
The discs packaged in the “Save for Later” bag include
recovery discs for software that is preinstalled or preloaded
on your notebook.The recovery discs are provided in case
you ever need to repair or reinstall preinstalled or preloaded
software.
❏ Operating system recovery and driver recovery software is
included with all notebook models.
❏ Application recovery software is provided with select
models.
If an operating system update disc is included with your
notebook, it is strongly recommended that you install the updates
immediately. For instructions and more information about
software updates, refer to “Critical Security Updates for
Windows XP” in Chapter 12, “Security.”
For information about installing applications, refer to “Installing
Applications from a Disc” in Chapter 4, “Multimedia.”
For information about using recovery software, refer to “System
Recovery” in Chapter 14, “Software Updates and Recovery.”
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Labels
The labels affixed to your notebook provide information you
may need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel
internationally with the notebook.
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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 > My Compaq Computer.
■
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 inside the
battery bay.
■
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 inside the battery bay.
■
Wireless certification labels—Select notebook models
include an optional 802.11 wireless device, an optional
Bluetooth® device, or both. 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 inside
the battery bay.
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Power Control and Light Locations
The following illustration is provided as a quick reference to
the locations of the power controls and lights on the notebook.
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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 Power/standby lights (2)
4 Power button
2 fn+f5 hotkey
5 Display switch
3 Battery light
notebook has 2 power/standby lights. The power/standby
✎ The
light on the top of the notebook is visible only when the
notebook is open. The power/standby light on the front of
the notebook is visible when the notebook is closed.
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Power Sources
Selecting a Power Source
The notebook can run on battery power from an inserted battery
pack or on external power supplied through the AC adapter or an
optional docking device.
You can use power from any of these sources while working in
most software applications. It is recommended that you run the
notebook on external power whenever you
■
Install or modify system software.
■
Write to an optical disc.
An inserted battery pack can charge only while the notebook is
connected to external power.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to
your equipment:
■ Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible
at all times.
■ Disconnect power from the notebook by unplugging the power cord
from the AC outlet (not by unplugging the power cord from
the notebook).
■ If provided with a 3-pin attachment plug on your power cord, plug
the cord into a grounded (earthed) 3-pin outlet. Do not disable the
power cord grounding pin; for example, by attaching a 2-pin
adapter. The grounding pin is an important safety feature.
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Using External or Battery Power
The notebook runs on external power whenever external power
is available to the notebook. This conserves the charge in an
inserted battery pack.
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.
The current power source is identified by the Power Meter icon,
which is displayed by default in the notification area, at the far
right of the taskbar.
■
The Power Meter icon changes shape whenever the power
source changes between battery power and external power.
■
When you rest the pointer over the Power Meter icon, a
text message that identifies the power source is displayed.
If the Power Meter icon is not displayed, refer to “Displaying the
Power Meter Icon,” later in this chapter.
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Standby and Hibernation
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 “Setting or Changing a Power Scheme,” later in
this chapter.
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Hibernation
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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 connect or disconnect an external device.
■ Do not insert or remove a CD, DVD, PC Card, ExpressCard, 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. Saving your
work before initiating hibernation is not usually necessary but is
a recommended precaution.
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 turned 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.
You can change the length of the period of inactivity before
hibernation is initiated. For instructions, refer to “Setting or
Changing a Power Scheme,” later in this chapter.
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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.
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.
Windows instructions in your user guides describe Microsoft
✎ All
Windows XP procedures based on the default Windows XP
category view.
To switch between category view and classic view within Control
Panel:
»
Select Start > Control Panel. Then select your preference in
the Control Panel pane in the left panel of the Control Panel
window.
For more information about Windows XP category view and
Windows XP classic view:
»
Select Start > Help and Support > Customizing your
computer > Files, folders, and programs > Use Windows
classic folders.
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Initiating Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown
The following 3 sections provide information about using
standby, hibernation, and shutdown in various circumstances.
For information about how to initiate or resume from standby,
how to initiate or restore from hibernation, and how to turn your
notebook on or off, refer to “Default Power Settings,” later in this
chapter. The “Default Power Settings” section also includes
emergency procedures that you can use when you are unable to
shut down your notebook using standard Windows procedures.
When You Leave 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.
When the Power Supply Is Uncertain
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.
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When Using Drive Media
To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality, do not initiate
standby or hibernation while playing a drive medium such as a
CD or DVD.
If standby or hibernation is initiated while a drive medium 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 the message is displayed, select No.
Default Power Settings
The following table describes the default standby, hibernation,
and shutdown procedures. For information about changing the
function of some of the power features on your notebook, refer
to “Power Options,” later in this chapter.
The controls and lights discussed in this section are illustrated in
in “Power Control and Light Locations,” earlier in this chapter.
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Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off
Task
Procedure
Results
Turn on the
notebook.
Press the power button.
■ Power/standby lights
are turned on.
■ If the notebook is
❐ Off, operating
system is loaded.
❐ In standby or
hibernation, your
work is returned to
the screen.
the power
✎ Pressing
button turns on the
notebook from standby,
hibernation, or shutdown.
Shut down the
notebook.
■ In Windows XP Home,
select Start > Turn Off
Computer >Turn Off.*
■ In Windows XP
Professional, select
Start > Turn Off Computer >
Shut down > OK.*†
■ Power/standby lights
are turned off.
■ Operating system is
shut down.
■ Notebook is turned off.
Turn off the
display.
Close the notebook.
When the notebook is
closed, the display
presses the display
switch, which then
initiates standby. When
standby is initiated, the
display is cleared.‡
*If the system is unresponsive and you are unable to shut down the notebook
with this procedure, refer to “Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures,” later in
this chapter.
†Depending on your network connections, the Turn Off Computer button may be
called the Shut Down button.
‡The function of the display switch can be changed. For instructions, refer to
“Accessing the Power Options Window,” later in this chapter.
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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.
With the notebook on, use either of the
following procedures:
■ Briefly press the power button.
■ Select Start >Turn Off Computer.
Then hold down shift as you select
Stand By.*
■ Power/standby
lights are turned
off.
■ Screen is
cleared.
Allow the
system to
initiate
hibernation.
No action is required. If the notebook is
running on battery power and
hibernation is enabled, the system
initiates hibernation
■ After 30 minutes of notebook
inactivity.
■ Whenever the battery pack reaches
a critical low-battery condition.
■ Power/standby
lights are turned
off.
■ Screen is
cleared.
Restore from
hibernation.
Press the power button.
■ Power/standbyligh
ts are turned on.
■ Your work is
returned to the
screen.
the system initiated hibernation
✎ Ifbecause
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.)
*In Windows XP Professional, 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.*
■ In Windows XP Home,
select Start > Turn Off
Computer > Stand By.†
■ Power/standby
lights blink.
■ Screen is cleared.
Allow the system
to initiate standby.
No action is required. The system ■ Power/standby
initiates standby
lights blink.
■ After 10 minutes of inactivity
■ Screen is cleared.
while running on battery power.
■ After 25 minutes of inactivity
while running on external power.
Resume from
standby.
Use any of the following
procedures:
■ Press any key.
■ Briefly press the power button.
■ Press the fn+f5 hotkey.
■ Power/standby
lights are turned
on.
■ Your work is
returned to the
screen.
on your
✎ Depending
notebook configuration, you
may also be able to resume
from standby by activating
the TouchPad or an optional
external mouse.
*Closing the notebook presses the display switch. The function of the display
switch can be changed. For instructions, refer to “Accessing the Power Options
Window,” later in this chapter.
†In Windows XP Professional, depending on your network connections, the
Turn Off Computer button may be called the Shut Down button.
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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.
■
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
“Inserting or Removing a Battery Pack,” later in this chapter.
Power Options
Accessing the Power Options Window
To access the Power Options window:
■
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options.
– or –
■
Right-click the Power Meter icon in the notification area,
at the far right of the taskbar, and then select Adjust Power
Properties. If the Power Meter icon is not displayed, refer to
“Displaying the Power Meter Icon,” next in this chapter.
Among the preferences you can set in the Power Options window
are the functions of the power button and the display switch.
By default, when the notebook is on:
■
Briefly pressing the power button initiates hibernation.
■
Closing the notebook presses the display switch, which
initiates standby.
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To change the function of the power button 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 display switch, select a
function from the drop-down list for When I close the
lid of my portable computer.
2. Select OK.
The Hibernate function is available in the power button and
display switch drop-down lists only if hibernation is enabled.
If the Hibernate function is not available on these lists:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
2. Select the Enable hibernation check box.
3. Then select OK.
For information about setting power schemes in the Power
Options window, refer to “Setting or Changing a Power Scheme,”
later in this chapter.
Displaying the Power Meter Icon
The Power Meter icon is displayed by default in the notification
area, at the far right of the taskbar. If the Power Meter icon is not
displayed in your taskbar, the default setting may have been
changed.
To display the icon:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab.
2. Select the check box for Always show icon on the taskbar.
3. Select OK.
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Setting or Changing a Power Scheme
A power scheme controls the amount of power used by the
notebook. You can set power schemes that conserve power while
the notebook is running on battery power and power schemes that
maximize performance while the notebook is running on external
power.
Among the settings that you can use in a power scheme are
settings that specify the time intervals before the system initiates
standby or hibernation.
To select a preset power scheme or to create a custom power
scheme:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Schemes tab, and
then follow the instructions on the screen.
preset Max Battery power scheme maximizes battery
✎ The
conservation.
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Using a Security Password
Among the security passwords that you can use to protect your
notebook is a standby password.
When a standby password is set, you are prompted for the
standby password each time the notebook is resumed from
standby or restored from hibernation.
The standby password is the password for the Windows
user account that is active at the time the password is set.
To set a standby password prompt:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options.
2. Select the Advanced tab.
3. Select the check box for Prompt for password when
computer resumes from standby.
4. Select OK.
For information about other passwords and security features,
refer to Chapter 12, “Security.”
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Battery Packs
Inserting or Removing 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 battery pack removal until the power/standby lights are turned
off, indicating that hibernation is complete.)
Inserting a Battery Pack
Although battery packs vary by model, the insertion procedure is
the same for all supported battery packs.
To insert a battery pack:
1. Turn the notebook upside down.
2. Slide the battery pack into the battery bay 1.
3. Pivot the battery pack downward until it is seated 2.
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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 and hold the battery pack release latch 1 as you pivot
the battery pack out of the battery bay 2.
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Charging Battery Packs
A battery pack inserted in the notebook charges whenever the
notebook is connected to external power through the AC adapter
or through an optional docking device.
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 charging status and, in some
circumstances, power availability:
■
On: the battery pack is charging.
■
Off: the battery pack is fully charged or not installed.
■
Blinking: The charge in the battery pack is too low to start the
notebook. For example, the battery light blinks if you try to
turn on the notebook while the only power source is a nearly
discharged battery pack.
To prolong battery life and optimize the accuracy of battery
charge displays, follow the instructions in “Charging a New
Battery Pack” and “Charging an In-Use Battery Pack,” next in
this chapter.
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Charging a New Battery Pack
To charge 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.
Charging an In-Use Battery Pack
To charge 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.
Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack
Obtaining Accurate Charge Information
To increase the accuracy of the battery charge information that is
displayed by your notebook:
■
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 “Calibrating a
Battery Pack,” later in this chapter.
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Displaying Charge Information on the Screen
To display battery charge information on the screen:
■
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Meter tab.
– or –
■
Right-click the Power Meter icon, and then select Open
Power Meter.
For information about displaying the Power Meter icon, refer
to “Displaying the Power Meter Icon,” earlier in this chapter.
Interpreting Charge Information Displays
Battery charge status is displayed as a percentage, which
indicates the amount of charge remaining in the battery pack.
Managing Low-Battery Conditions
This section describes the default system responses to low-battery
and critical low-battery conditions. The default battery light
responses cannot be changed.
To change other responses:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Alarms tab, and then
follow the instructions on the screen.
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Identifying Low-Battery Conditions
Low-Battery Condition
When a battery pack that is the only power source for the
notebook reaches a low-battery condition, a text warning message
is displayed.
If you try to start the notebook from a battery pack that is in a
low-battery condition, the battery light blinks.
Critical Low-Battery Condition
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:
■
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.
The battery light blinks until the notebook shuts down.
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 loss of data 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 battery light and the
power/standby lights are turned off.
When External Power Is Available
To resolve a low-battery condition when external power is
available, connect the notebook to the external power source. The
external power source could be either of the following items:
■
AC adapter
■
Optional docking device
When a Charged Battery Pack Is Available
To resolve a low-battery condition when a charged battery pack is
available, shut down the notebook or initiate hibernation. Insert a
charged battery pack, and then turn on the notebook.
When No Power Source is Available
To resolve a low-battery condition when no power source is
available, save your work. Then initiate hibernation or shut down
the notebook.
When the Notebook Cannot Restore from
Hibernation
If hibernation was initiated at a time when power was so low that
the notebook was unable to complete the hibernation process,
prompts to delete restoration data may be displayed during the
restoration process.
Deleting the restoration data confirms the loss of the data and
allows the notebook to be started.
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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:
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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.
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When battery charge displays report large changes in the
percentage 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
“Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack,” 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:
1. Insert the battery pack into the notebook.
2. Connect the notebook to external power through the
AC 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
then 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.
If you use the notebook occasionally during the discharge process
described in the following procedure 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.
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The system will not decrease hard drive speed while the
notebook is idle.
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System-initiated standby will not occur.
To fully discharge the battery pack:
1. Disable hibernation. To disable hibernation:
a. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
b. Clear the Enable hibernation check box.
2. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Schemes tab.
a. Record the power scheme displayed in the Power
schemes field so you can reapply it after the calibration.
b. Use the Power schemes drop-down list to select the
Always On power scheme.
c. Record all settings in the Running on batteries column,
so you can reset them after the calibration.
d. Use the drop-down lists in the Running on batteries
column to set each item in the column to Never.
e. Select OK.
3. Disconnect the notebook from the external power source,
but do not turn off the notebook.
4. 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
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.
a. Reapply the power scheme you recorded earlier.
b. Reenter the settings you recorded earlier for the items in
the Plugged in column.
4. Select OK.
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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.
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Conserving Battery Power
To extend the time that a battery pack can run the notebook
from a single charge, use the following battery conservation
procedures and settings.
Conserving Power as You Work
To conserve battery power as you work:
■
Run the notebook on external power instead of a battery pack
whenever possible.
■
Prevent devices you are not using from drawing power from
the notebook. For example:
❏ Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN)
connections (select models only) and close modem
applications.
❏ Disconnect from the notebook any external devices
that are not plugged into an external power source.
❏ Stop, disable, or remove an inserted
◆
PC Card.
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Digital memory card (select models only).
◆
ExpressCard (select models only).
❏ Turn off a device connected to the S-Video-out jack.
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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.
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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.
The preset power scheme that maximizes battery
conservation is Max Battery.
For information about selecting or creating a power scheme,
refer to “Setting or Changing a Power Scheme,” earlier in this
chapter.
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. For instructions, refer to “Calibrating a
Battery Pack,” earlier in this chapter.
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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 a battery pack only with a battery pack approved for this
notebook.
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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 battery packs by using the public
collection system or by returning them to HP, your service partner, or
their agents.
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TouchPad
Using the TouchPad
The TouchPad, shown in the following illustration, is enabled
each time the notebook is turned on.
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When the TouchPad is enabled, the TouchPad light 1 is on and
the TouchPad provides the functions of an optional external
mouse:
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To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad
surface 2 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 4.
■
To scroll, place your finger in a scroll zone, and then slide
your finger toward the top or bottom of the vertical scroll
zone 5 or toward the left side or right side of the horizontal
scroll zone 3. (To activate the scroll zone, you must first lift
your finger from the TouchPad and then place your finger on
the scroll zone.)
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To disable or reenable the TouchPad, press the TouchPad
button 6. (If you work exclusively with keystrokes rather
than mouse actions, you may want to disable the TouchPad to
prevent accidental TouchPad activity.)
Additional TouchPad functions are described in “Setting Mouse
Properties,” next in this chapter.
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Setting Mouse Properties
TouchPad preferences are set in the Mouse Properties window
and the TouchPad Properties window.
To access the Mouse Properties window:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Mouse.
To access the TouchPad Properties window:
1. Use the TouchPad to select Start > Control Panel >
Printers and Other Hardware > Mouse > Device Settings.
2. Then select the Settings button. (If you follow this path using
an optional external mouse, the TouchPad Properties
window may be unavailable.)
In the Mouse Properties window you can
■
Adjust basic pointing device settings such as click speed,
mouse trails, and pointer speed and shape.
■
Configure the right and left TouchPad buttons for
right-handed or left-handed use. These buttons are set by
default for right-handed use.
In the TouchPad Properties window you can access additional
TouchPad preferences such as
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Tapping, which enables you to tap the TouchPad once to
select an item or twice to double-click an item.
To access 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.
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Hotkeys
Hotkey Quick Reference
A hotkey is a preset combination of the fn key with either the
esc key or one of the function keys.
The icons on the function keys, f1 through f12, represent their
hotkey functions. Hotkey functions are summarized in the
following table.
You can display a similar summary of hotkey functions on
your screen. For instructions, refer to “Displaying Hotkey
Information,” later in this chapter.
Default Function
Hotkey
Opens Help and Support Center.
fn+f1
Opens print 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
To use a hotkey command on the notebook keyboard, use either
of the following procedures:
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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.
Hotkey commands can also be used on an optional external
keyboard. For instructions refer to “Using Hotkeys with External
Keyboards,” later in this chapter.
Using Hotkey Commands
Opening the Help and Support Center (fn+f1)
The fn+f1 hotkey opens the Help and Support Center. You can
also access the Help and Support Center by selecting Start >
Help and Support.
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.
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Updates for your operating system, device drivers, and the
software provided on your notebook.
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Checkups for notebook functionality.
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Automated and interactive troubleshooting, repair solutions,
and system recovery procedures.
■
Links to Customer Care.
Opening the Print Window (fn+f2)
The fn+f2 hotkey opens the print window of the active Windows
application.
Opening Internet Explorer (fn+f3)
The fn+f3 hotkey opens the default Web browser. The factory
default Web browser is Microsoft 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.
For information about using this wizard and other Internet
connection methods, refer to the printed Getting Started
guide included with your notebook.
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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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Switching Displays (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 external 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:
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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)
video devices can be connected to the system only
✎ Composite
by using an optional expansion product.
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Initiating Standby (fn+f5)
The fn+f5 hotkey initiates 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. You can also resume from standby by
pressing any key or by performing an action with the
TouchPad or an optional pointing device, such as an external
mouse.
For more information about using standby and hibernation, refer
to Chapter 2, “Power.”
Initiating QuickLock (fn+f6)
The fn+f6 hotkey initiates the QuickLock security feature.
QuickLock protects a Windows account by displaying a log on
window. To access the protected account from the log on window,
the Windows password for the protected account must be entered.
Before you can use QuickLock, you must set a Windows user
password or a Windows administrator password for the account
you want to protect. (A Windows user password protects a
Windows user account; a Windows administrator password
protects a Windows administrator account.)
To set password for a Windows account:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > User
Accounts.
2. Select the account.
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3. Select Create a password, and then follow the instructions
on the screen.
the account is already protected by a Windows
✎ Ifpassword,
the Create a password link is not displayed. You
can lock and unlock the account as described next in this
section by the existing password.
After you have set a Windows password for a Windows account,
you can protect the account with a log on window whenever the
account is active.
■
To lock the account, press fn+f6.
■
To unlock the account from the log on window:
a. Select the account (if more than one account is displayed)
b. Type the account password in the password text field.
c. Press enter.
When a Windows password is set for a Windows account, you
must enter the password to access the account each time the
notebook is turned on or restarted.
To access procedures for changing or deleting Windows
passwords and for using password hints:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > User
Accounts.
For information about combining Windows passwords with
Compaq passwords, refer to “Compaq and Windows Passwords”
in Chapter 12, “Security.”
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Decreasing Screen 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.
Increasing Screen 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.
Using the 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 application.
Playing, Pausing, or Resuming 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.
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If the audio CD or the DVD is playing, press the fn+f9 hotkey
to pause the play.
Stopping 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. For more information about
inserting or removing a CD or DVD, refer to “Optical Drive” in
Chapter 5, “Drives.”
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Playing the 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.
Playing the 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.
Displaying System Information (fn+esc)
The fn+esc hotkey displays system information such as product
name, total memory, processor name, keyboard revision, and
system BIOS.
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 “Downloading System ROM” in Chapter 14, “Software
Updates and Recovery.”
To clear the fn+esc display:
»
Press esc.
Using Hotkeys with External Keyboards
To use a hotkey command on an external keyboard, press
the scroll lock key twice, then the second key of the hotkey
combination.
For example, to use the fn+f5 command on an external keyboard,
press scroll lock+scroll lock+f5.
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Quick Launch Buttons Software
You can use the Quick Launch Buttons control panel to
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Set preferences for the display of the Quick Launch
Buttons icon.
■
Display hotkeys information.
■
Change the size and arrangement of icons and text on your
Windows desktop.
The following sections provide instructions for setting
preferences within the control panel. For additional on-screen
information about any item on the control panel, select the
Help button in the upper-right corner of the window. The Help
button is identified with a question mark icon.
Some of the settings in the Quick Launch buttons control panel
are used only with optional external devices and may not apply to
your configuration.
Displaying the Quick Launch Buttons Icon
To show or hide the Quick Launch Buttons icon on your taskbar
or your Windows desktop:
1. Open the Quick Launch Buttons control panel:
❏ Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Quick Launch Buttons.
– or –
❏ Select the Quick Launch Buttons icon on your taskbar or
Windows desktop.
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2. Select the Advanced tab. On the Advanced tab you can
❏ Display or hide the Quick Launch Buttons icon on your
taskbar.
◆
To display the icon, select the Show icon on the
taskbar check box.
◆
To hide the icon, clear the Show icon on the taskbar
check box.
❏ Display or hide the Quick Launch Buttons icon on your
Windows desktop.
◆
To display the icon, select the Show icon on the
desktop check box.
◆
To hide the icon, clear the Show icon on the desktop
check box.
3. To save your preferences and close the display, select OK.
Displaying Hotkey Information
A hotkey is a preset combination of the fn key and another key,
such as a function key (f1 through f12) or the esc key.
To display information about the hotkey functions available on
your notebook:
1. Open the Quick Launch Buttons control panel:
❏ Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Quick Launch Buttons.
– or –
❏ Select the Quick Launch Buttons icon on your taskbar or
Windows desktop.
2. Select the Function Keys tab.
3. To close the display, select OK.
For more information about hotkeys, refer to “Hotkeys,” earlier in
this chapter.
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Setting Windows Desktop Icon Display
Preferences
To change the size of the icons on your desktop and of the text
displayed with them:
1. Open the Quick Launch Buttons control panel:
❏ Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Quick Launch Buttons.
– or –
❏ Select the Quick Launch Buttons icon on your taskbar or
Windows desktop.
2. Select the Zoom tab.
3. Adjust the slider toward the left and right until your icon
display preference is displayed in the illustration above the
slider.
4. To save your preference and close the display, select OK.
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If you select a very large icon display and have set your operating
system to Auto Arrange the icons on your Windows desktop, the
icons may overlap.
To clear the Auto Arrange setting:
1. Right-click an open area on your Windows desktop.
2. Select Arrange Icons By.
3. Select Auto Arrange to remove the check mark and disable
Auto Arrange.
Keypads
The notebook has an embedded numeric keypad and supports an
optional external numeric keypad or an optional external
keyboard that includes a numeric keypad.
Depending on your configuration, the embedded keypad may be
unavailable while an external keypad is connected to the
notebook.
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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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Enabling and Disabling
The embedded numeric keypad is disabled by default.
When the embedded numeric keypad is disabled, press fn+num lk
1 to enable the keypad. The num lock light 2 is turned on.
When the embedded numeric keypad is enabled, press fn+num lk
to disable the keypad. The num lock light is turned off.
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Switching Key Functions
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
on your configuration, the embedded keypad may
✎ Depending
be unavailable while an external keypad is connected to the
notebook.
To turn num lock mode on or off on an external numeric keypad,
press the num lk key on the external keypad, not on the notebook.
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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.
Most keys on most external numeric keypads function differently
when num lock mode is on than when num lock mode is off. For
example:
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When num lock mode is on, most keypad keys type numbers.
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When num lock mode is off, most keypad keys function like
navigation keys.
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Audio Features
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-out 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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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, identified in the following illustration,
connects optional headphones or externally powered stereo
speakers. The audio-out jack, sometimes called a headphone jack,
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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Adjusting the Volume
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.
Using the Volume Buttons
To adjust volume using the notebook volume buttons:
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To decrease volume, press the volume down button 1.
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To increase volume, press the volume up button 2.
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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 muted, the mute light (on
the volume button) is turned on. When volume is restored, the
mute light is turned off.
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Using the Windows Volume Icon
To place the Windows Volume icon on the taskbar, select
Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices >
Sounds and Audio Devices, and then select the Volume tab.
Select the check box for Place volume icon in the taskbar, and
then select OK.
■
To adjust volume, select the icon. To increase or decrease
volume, drag the slide bar up or down. To mute or restore
volume, select or clear the Mute check box.
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To access links to additional volume settings, such as
balance, right-click the icon.
see an icon you have placed on the taskbar, it
✎ Ifmayyoubecannot
hidden. To display the icon, right-click the taskbar,
select Properties, clear the Hide inactive icons check box, and
then select OK.
Video Features
Using the S-Video-Jack
The S-Video-out jack supports video signals only.
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This section describes how to connect an S-Video device to
the S-Video-out jack on your notebook.
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For information about 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,
refer to “Connecting a Monitor, Projector or Television,” later
in this chapter.
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To transmit video signals through the S-Video-out jack, you
need a standard S-Video cable, available from most computer
or electronics retailers.
To connect the S-Video cable:
1. Plug either end of the S-Video cable into the notebook
S-Video-out jack.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the S-Video-in jack (not
the S-Video-out jack) on the external device.
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Connecting a Monitor, Projector or
Television
Connecting a Monitor or Projector
To connect an optional VGA monitor or projector to the
notebook:
1. Be sure the monitor or projector is turned off.
2. Connect the VGA cable on the monitor or projector to the
external monitor port, which is on the rear of the notebook.
3. Plug the power cord of the monitor or projector into a
grounded AC outlet.
4. Turn on the monitor or projector.
❏ If the notebook does not recognize the monitor or
projector, restart the notebook.
❏ If a properly connected monitor, projector or other display
device does not display an image, try pressing the fn+f4
hotkey until the image is switched to the new device.
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Connecting a Television
To connect a television to the notebook—or to set up most other
configurations that combine audio and visual functions—you
need an audio cable and an S-Video cable. The cables can be
purchased from most computer or electronics retailers.
Connecting the Audio
To connect the audio, you need an audio cable that connects
the audio-out (headphone) jack on the notebook to the audio-in
connection on the television.
The notebook audio-out jack requires a 3.5 mm plug. If the
television requires an RCA connection, you need to use a
conversion cable; for example, a 3.5mm stereo to (2) RCA cable.
To connect the cable:
1. Plug the 3.5 mm plug end of the audio cable into the
audio-out jack on the notebook.
2. Plug the RCA connectors on the other end of the cable into
the audio-in connectors on the television.
For more information about the notebook audio-out jack,
including an illustration of this connection, refer to “Using the
Audio-Out (Headphone) Jack,” earlier in this chapter.
Connecting the Video
To connect the video, you need a standard S-Video cable:
1. Plug either end of the S-Video cable into the notebook
S-Video-out jack.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the S-Video-in jack (not
the S-Video-out jack) on the external device.
For more information about the notebook S-Video-out jack,
including an illustration of this connection, refer to “Using the
S-Video-Jack,” earlier in this chapter.
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Changing the Video Display
Displaying and Switching the Video Image
To display an image on the notebook display or on an optional
external video device display, both the notebook and the video
device must be turned on.
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
“Hotkeys” in Chapter 3, “Keyboard.”
Changing the Color Television Format
Color television formats are modes by which television video
signals are sent and received. To send signals between the
notebook and a television, both the notebook and the television
must be using the same color television format.
Different regions and countries use different formats.
Region-specific formats are set at the factory for most notebooks
and are controlled by the location setting of the operating system.
To change the location setting and, with it, the color television
format:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Date, Time, Language, and
Regional Options > Regional and Language Options >
Regional Options tab.
2. In the Location pane at the bottom of the Regional Options
tab, select a region from the drop-down list.
3. Select OK.
4. Restart your notebook.
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Multimedia Software
Finding Included Multimedia Applications
The multimedia applications included with your notebook are
determined by your region and notebook model.
Some of the applications that may be included with your
notebook are described in “Selecting Multimedia Applications,”
next in this chapter.
Your notebook may include additional multimedia applications.
Be sure to explore
■
Your desktop icons.
■
The applications listed at Start > All Programs.
■
The preloaded items available at Start > All Programs >
Software Setup.
■
The applications on discs included with your notebook.
For information about installing a preloaded application or an
application provided on a disc, refer to “Installing Multimedia
Applications,” later in this chapter.
Printed supplementary information about some multimedia
applications may be included with some notebook models.
Selecting Multimedia Applications
multimedia applications can be used to create CDs or
✎ Some
DVDs. CD burning requires a CD-RW drive. DVD burning
requires a DVD burner.
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Using Default Applications
In most cases, when you insert a disc into the optical drive, the
system will open a default application appropriate for the disc.
Default applications vary according to which applications are
installed. If you prefer to play a disc with an application other
than the default application, open your preferred application and
then select the disc from within that application.
For information about changing the way the notebook responds
when you access the files on an optical disc or other removable
storage device, refer to “Setting AutoPlay Preferences,” later in
this chapter.
Using Windows Media Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player can be used to play CDs and
DVDs and to create audio and data CDs.
Using Windows MovieMaker
Windows MovieMaker can be used to create and edit home
movies using basic drag-and-drop procedures.
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Using Apple iTunes
Apple iTunes can be used to play audio CDs, copy music to or
from CDs, listen to Internet radio stations, share your music
library with other computers, and search for and organize music
files. Apple iTunes can also be used to create lists of your favorite
songs and to create CDs and DVDs.
For AppleiTunes service and support information, visit
http://www.apple.com/support.
Using Sonic RecordNow!
Sonic RecordNow! can be used to create backups of data files or
audio CDs and DVDs, transfer audio files from a CD to a hard
drive, and create personalized audio CDs.
Using InterVideo WinDVD Player
InterVideo WinDVD Player can be used to play audio CDs, video
CDs, and DVD movies.
Using InterVideo WinDVD Creator
InterVideo WinDVD Creator can be used to create, edit, and
burn movies to a DVD or video CD or to present a group of still
photographs as a slide show.
InterVideo WinDVD Creator is included only with select
notebook models; for example, models that ship with an installed
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive or a DVD±RW and CD-RW Combo
Drive.
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Installing Multimedia Applications
Installing Preloaded Applications
Some multimedia applications included with your computer
are preloaded but not preinstalled. A preloaded item is loaded
on your hard drive but cannot be used until it is installed.
To access preloaded items, select Start > All Programs >
Software Setup. Then:
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To display a list of the software available in a category, select
the plus sign (+) beside the category.
■
To display a description of a listed item without installing it,
select the item. (Descriptions are available for only select
items.)
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To install a preloaded item, select the check box for the item,
select Install, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
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Installing Applications from a Disc
Most of the applications on discs included with your notebook
can be installed by using the following procedure.
To install multimedia software from a disc:
1. Connect the notebook to reliable external power.
2. Make sure that your notebook is on and in Windows.
3. Close any open applications.
4. Insert the disc into the optical drive. After several seconds,
an installation wizard is displayed.
If the installation wizard does not display, your AutoPlay
settings may have been modified. To proceed with the
installation:
a. Select Start > Run.
b. In the Open text field, type
x:\setup.exe
where x is the drive designation of the drive containing
the disc.
c. Select OK.
5. When the installation wizard is displayed, follow the
instructions on the screen.
For more information about AutoPlay settings, refer to “Setting
AutoPlay Preferences,” later in this chapter.
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Using Multimedia Applications
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.
Accessing Help for Multimedia Applications
Most multimedia applications include a Help file that you can
access from the menu bar or from an icon that may be identified
with a question mark. Most applications also include tutorials.
You can obtain customer support for any multimedia application
included with your notebook.
CDs and DVDs contain player software which is not
✎ Some
included with your notebook, such as PCFriendly. If you insert
a disc that contains player software which is not included with
your notebook, you are prompted to install the player software.
If you prefer to use multimedia applications which are included
with your notebook, decline the player installation and close
the installation window.
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Protecting a CD or DVD Write Process
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.
■ 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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Using Media Activity Hotkeys
A media activity hotkey is a preset combination of the fn key 1
and one of the function keys. You can use media activity hotkeys
to control the play of an audio CD or a DVD that is inserted in the
optical drive.
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 fn 1 plus f9 2.
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To stop an inserted audio CD or a DVD that is playing, press
fn 1 plus f10 3.
■
To play the previous track of an audio CD or the previous
chapter of a DVD that is playing, press fn 1 plus f11 4.
■
To play the next track of an audio CD or the next chapter of a
DVD that is playing, press fn 1 plus f12 5.
For more information about these and other hotkeys, refer to
“Hotkeys” in Chapter 3, “Keyboard.”
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Protecting Playback
To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality:
■
For optimal playback quality, 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.
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.
Setting AutoPlay Preferences
AutoPlay is the operating system feature that determines how the
notebook responds when you access files on a removable storage
device such as an optical disc.
AutoPlay default settings vary by notebook model and
configuration. For example, the first time you insert a disc into an
optical drive and close the tray, the disc may begin playing or the
AutoPlay pop-up window may be displayed. If the AutoPlay
pop-up window is displayed, select your preferences as instructed
on the screen.
The default AutoPlay settings can be changed. For example, you
can set the notebook to display a slide show of the pictures on a
CD containing digital photographs, begin playing the first track
of a CD containing music, or display the names of the folders and
files on a CD containing data files. You can also set the notebook
to prompt you for a preference each time you insert a disc or to do
nothing when you insert a disc.
At many AutoPlay settings, there may be a pause of several
seconds while AutoPlay opens both the disc and the associated
disc player application.
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AutoPlay preferences are not available for diskettes, but can be
applied to most other removable storage devices. AutoPlay
preferences can be set for a digital memory card such as a Secure
Digital (SD) Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro,
xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard, or SmartMedia (SM) card.
To access AutoPlay settings:
1. Select Start > My Computer.
2. Under Devices with Removable Storage, right-click an item
such as a DVD-ROM drive.
3. Right-click Properties.
4. Select the AutoPlay tab.
Changing DVD Region Settings
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CAUTION: To prevent selecting a permanent region setting that is not
your permanent preference, consider that the region setting on a
DVD-ROM drive or a combo drive, such as a DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive or
a DVD±RW and CD-RW Combo Drive, can be changed only 5 times.
■ The region setting you select the fifth time becomes the permanent
region setting on the DVD-ROM drive or combo drive.
■ The number of allowable region changes remaining on the drive is
displayed in all software that can be used to change a DVD region
setting.
Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region
codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally.
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You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region
code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD-ROM
drive or combo drive. If the region code on a DVD does not match
the region setting on your DVD-ROM drive or combo drive, the
message, “Playback of content from this region is not permitted,”
is displayed when you insert the DVD.
To play the DVD, you must change the region setting on your
DVD-ROM drive or combo drive. DVD region settings can be
changed in the operating system or in some multimedia
applications, as described in the following sections.
Changing DVD Settings in the Operating System
To change DVD region settings in the operating system:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > System.
2. Select the Hardware tab.
3. On the Hardware tab, select the Device Manager button.
4. Select the plus sign (+) beside DVD/CD-ROM drives.
5. Right-click the DVD-ROM drive or combo drive for which
you want to change the region setting.
6. Select Properties.
7. Select the DVD Region tab, and then follow the instructions
on the screen.
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Changing DVD Settings in a Multimedia
Application
If you use InterVideo WinDVD Player software, you may find it
more convenient to change DVD region settings within WinDVD
Player than to change DVD region settings in the operating
system.
To access instructions for changing DVD region settings within
InterVideo WinDVD Player:
1. Select Start > All Programs > InterVideo WinDVD Player.
2. Then select Help on the menu bar of the WinDVD console.
InterVideo WinDVD Player may be included with your notebook.
For information about finding the multimedia software included
with your notebook, refer to “Finding Included Multimedia
Applications,” earlier in this chapter.
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Drive Care
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the notebook or a drive and loss
of work:
■ Handle a drive carefully. Do not drop it.
■ Avoid exposing a hard drive 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.
■ Do not spray a drive with cleaning fluids.
■ 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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CAUTION: To reduce the risk of data loss, initiate standby before you
move the notebook from one location to another. To initiate standby, press
the fn+f5 hotkey or:
■ In Windows XP Home, select Start > Turn Off Computer >
Standby By.
■ In Windows XP Professional, select Start > Turn Off Computer >
Stand by > OK.
For more information about standby, refer to “Standby and Hibernation”
in Chapter 2, “Power.”
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IDE Drive Light
When the IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) light, identified in
the following illustration, is on or blinking, the primary hard drive
or an optical drive is being accessed.
Primary Hard Drive
The primary hard drive, sometimes called the internal hard drive,
is the hard drive inside the hard drive bay.
The hard drive assembly and the hard drive bay should be
accessed only by a service partner.
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Optical Drive
Inserting an Optical Disc
To protect your CD or DVD during this procedure, handle the
disc by the edges, rather than by the flat surfaces.
To insert an optical disc:
1. Be sure the notebook is turned on.
2. To release the media tray, press the release button 1 on the
drive bezel.
3. Pull the media tray outward until it is fully extended 2.
4. Position the disc over the media tray, label-side up.
5. Gently press downward near the center of the disc until the
disc snaps into place 3.
6. Close the media tray 4.
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Removing an Optical Disc (With Power)
This procedure can be used only when your notebook is turned
on. If your notebook is turned off, refer to “Removing an Optical
Disc (Without Power),” next in this chapter.
A CD or DVD that is playing must be stopped before it can be
removed. To stop the disc, press the fn+f10 hotkey. To protect your
disc during this procedure, handle the disc by the edges, rather
than by the flat surfaces.
To remove an optical disc while the notebook is turned on:
1. To release the media tray, press the release button 1 on the
drive bezel.
2. Pull the media tray outward until it is fully extended 2.
3. To remove the disc from the media tray, gently push
downward on the media tray spindle as you gently pull
upward on the outer edges of the disc 3.
4. Close the media tray.
5. To protect the disc, place it in a protective case.
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Removing an Optical Disc (Without Power)
When the notebook is turned off or when no power is available to
the notebook, the media release button does not work. Use the
following procedure to remove a disc without using the media
release button.
To protect your CD or DVD during this procedure, handle the
disc by the edges, rather than by the flat surfaces.
To remove an optical disc when the notebook is turned off:
1. Insert the end of a small object like a paper clip into
the release access 1 in the front bezel of the drive.
2. To release the media tray, press gently on the paper clip.
3. Pull the tray outward until it is fully extended 2.
4. To remove the disc from the media tray, gently push
downward on the media tray spindle as you gently pull
upward on the outer edges of the disc 3.
5. Close the media tray.
6. To protect the disc, place it in a protective case.
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Displaying Optical Disc Contents
Your AutoPlay settings determine how the notebook responds
when you insert an optical disc or use software to access an
optical disc. For example, AutoPlay can be set to display the
contents of discs as soon as they are inserted.
For information about setting AutoPlay preferences, refer to
“Setting AutoPlay Preferences” in Chapter 4, “Multimedia.”
If AutoPlay is not set to display disc contents at the time a disc
is inserted, you can display disc contents manually:
1. Select Start > Run.
2. In the Open text field, type
x:
where x is the drive designation of the drive containing the
disc.
3. Select OK.
designation is a letter of the alphabet that the notebook
✎ Ausesdriveto identify
a drive. To display the drive designation of
every drive in the system, select Start > My Computer.
Avoiding Standby or Hibernation
To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality, do not initiate
standby or hibernation while playing a drive medium such as a
CD or DVD.
If standby or hibernation is initiated while a drive medium 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 the message is displayed, select No.
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PC Cards and ExpressCards
What Is a PC Card?
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of support for some 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.
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.
The notebook PC Card slot can also be used to store an optional
remote control. For instructions, refer to the information included
with the remote control.
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Inserting a PC Card
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.
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As shipped, the PC Card slot contains a protective insert. The
insert must be released and then removed before you can insert
a PC Card.
1. To remove the PC Card slot insert:
a. 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 insert.)
b. Pull the insert out of the slot 2.
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2. To insert a PC Card:
a. Position the card label-side up with the connectors facing
the notebook.
b. 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 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 in
the preceding instruction, and then proceed to step 2.
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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What Is an ExpressCard?
An ExpressCard is a next-generation, high-performance PC Card.
Like standard PC Cards, ExpressCards are designed to conform
to the standard specifications of the Personal Computer Memory
Card International Association (PCMCIA).
An ExpressCard cannot be used in standard PC Card slot. An
ExpressCard slot is available on select models.
Selecting an ExpressCard
ExpressCards use one of 2 interfaces and are available in 2 sizes.
The ExpressCard slot supports both interfaces and both sizes. For
example, you can use
■
An ExpressCard with either a USB interface or a PCI Express
interface.
■
A full-size ExpressCard, called ExpressCard/54 1, or a
smaller ExpressCard, called ExpressCard/34 2.
The ExpressCard procedures described in the following sections
are the same for both interfaces and both sizes.
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Configuring an ExpressCard
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of support for some ExpressCards, do not
install all of the software or any of the enablers provided by a single
ExpressCard manufacturer. If you are instructed by the documentation
included with your ExpressCard 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 ExpressCard
manufacturer.
Inserting an ExpressCard
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the ExpressCard connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting an ExpressCard into the
ExpressCard slot.
■ Do not move or transport the notebook while an ExpressCard is
inserted.
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As shipped, the ExpressCard slot contains a protective insert. The
insert must be released and then removed before you can insert an
ExpressCard.
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1. To release and remove the ExpressCard slot insert:
a. Press the insert firmly inward, and then quickly release
your pressure 1.
b. Pull the insert out of the slot 2.
2. To insert an ExpressCard:
a. Position the card label-side up with the connectors facing
the notebook.
b. Gently slide the card into the slot until the card is seated.
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Stopping or Removing an ExpressCard
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the
ExpressCard before removing it.
an ExpressCard, even if it is not in use, conserves
✎ Stopping
power.
To stop or remove an ExpressCard:
1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are
supported by the ExpressCard. Then
❏ To stop the ExpressCard, select the Safely Remove
Hardware icon on the taskbar, and then select the
ExpressCard. (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 release and remove the ExpressCard, stop the card as
described in the preceding instruction, and then proceed
to step 2.
2. To release the ExpressCard, press the ExpressCard firmly
inward, and then quickly release your pressure 1.
3. To remove the card, gently pull it outward from the slot 2.
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Digital Memory Cards
What Is a Digital Memory Card?
Digital memory cards are often used for digital storage on
cameras, camcorders, and other handheld devices.
The Memory Reader available on select notebook models
supports most digital memory cards. For example, you can use
cards of the following types:
■
Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro
■
xD-Picture Card
■
MultiMediaCard
■
SmartMedia (SM) card
■
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
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 “Setting AutoPlay
Preferences” in Chapter 4, “Multimedia.”
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Using the Memory Reader Light
The Memory Reader light, identified in the following illustration,
is available only on notebook models which feature a Memory
Reader. The light is
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Turned on when an inserted digital memory card is being
accessed.
■
Turned off when an inserted digital memory card is inactive
or when the Memory Reader is vacant.
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Insertion
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.
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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 extends slightly beyond the edge of the
notebook.)
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Removal
To stop and 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. To stop the card, select the Safely Remove Hardware icon
on the taskbar, and then select the digital memory 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.)
3. To remove the card, slide the card out of the slot.
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Memory Modules
What Is a Memory Module?
A memory module is a narrow, printed, circuit board that holds
memory chips. A memory module is inserted into a memory
module slot.
Your notebook has 2 memory module slots, a primary memory
module slot and an expansion memory module slot.
Memory modules increase random access memory (RAM).
Advanced users can change the speed at which the notebook
runs graphics applications, such as 3-D video games, without
increasing RAM. For information about this procedure, refer
to “Video Memory Settings,” later in this chapter.
Primary Memory Module Slot
All models of your notebook ship with a memory module
installed in the primary memory module slot. The primary
memory module slot should be accessed only by a service partner.
Expansion Memory Module Slot
Depending on your notebook model, the expansion memory
module slot on your notebook may be vacant or may contain
a replaceable memory module. Procedures for installing or
replacing a memory module in the expansion memory module
slot are provided in “Removing or Inserting a Memory Module,”
later in this chapter.
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Selecting a Memory Module
For optimal performance, it is recommended that you install only
memory modules approved for use with your notebook model.
■
To access information about approved memory modules,
select Start > Help and Support.
■
When you turn on the notebook after inserting a module that
is not supported by your notebook, the power/standby lights
blink and the notebook beeps 4 times.
Removing or Inserting a Memory Module
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WARNING: To prevent exposure to electric shock, access only the
expansion memory module compartment during this procedure. The
expansion memory module compartment and the battery 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 electric shock and damage to the
notebook, shut down the notebook, unplug the power cord, and remove
the battery pack before installing a memory module.
Ä
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 the Regulatory and Safety
Information 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.
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4. Disconnect the notebook from external power.
5. Turn the notebook upside down.
6. Remove the battery pack. (For instructions, refer to “Inserting
or Removing a Battery Pack” in Chapter 2, “Power.”)
7. Loosen the expansion memory module compartment
screw 1, and then lift up and remove the expansion memory
module 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 module by the edges, and then gently pull the
module out of the expansion memory module 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 (tabbed) area in the expansion memory module
slot 1.
b. With the module at a 45-degree angle from the surface
of the expansion memory module compartment, press the
module into the expansion memory module slot until the
module is seated 2.
c. Push the module downward until the retention clips
snap into place 3.
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9. To close the expansion memory module compartment:
a. Align the tabs on the expansion memory module
compartment cover with the cover slots
on the notebook 1.
b. Tilt the cover downward until it is seated 2.
10. To secure the expansion memory module compartment cover,
reinsert and then tighten the screw that secures the cover to
the notebook 3.
11. Replace the battery pack, reconnect the notebook to external
power, and then turn on the notebook.
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Hibernation File
When random access memory (RAM) is increased, the operating
system increases the hard drive space reserved for the hibernation
file.
If you experience problems with hibernation after increasing
RAM, verify that your hard drive has enough free space to
accommodate a larger hibernation file.
■
To display the amount of RAM in the system:
Select Start > Help and Support Center > My Compaq
Computer.
■
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.
Video Memory Settings
Video memory capabilities and settings vary by notebook model.
On select models you can improve the video performance of the
notebook while using graphics-intensive applications, such as
3-D games, by changing the default shared video memory setting.
This setting affects the amount of memory reserved for graphics
functions.
The shared video memory setting can be changed only on select
notebook models and should be changed only by advanced users.
To access the memory information and settings available on the
Advanced menu in the Setup utility:
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns
on or restores from hibernation.)
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2. Display the Setup message:
❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the
operating system.
❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in
hibernation, turn the notebook on.
3. Press f10 while the “Press <F10> to enter Setup” message
is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Select the Advanced menu. (Memory information and
settings are displayed.)
5. To change the shared video memory setting, use the
navigation and selection information at the bottom of the
screen to choose your Shared video memory preference.
6. To set your preference 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.
For more information about the Setup utility, including
instructions for navigating and selecting items within the utility
and instructions for closing the utility without saving any changes
from your current Setup utility session, refer to Chapter 13,
“Setup Utility.”
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USB and 1394 Devices
What Is USB?
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.
hubs must be connected to external power.
✎ Powered
Unpowered hubs must be connected either to a USB port on the
notebook or to a port on a powered hub.
A USB device may require support software, which is usually
included along with installation instructions, with the device.
The 4 USB ports on the notebook support USB 2.0-compliant,
USB 1.1-compliant, and USB 1.0-compliant devices.
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USB Device Connection
A USB device can be connected to any of the 4 USB ports on the
notebook.
The USB ports are on the rear 1, left side 2 and 3, and right
side 4 of the notebook.
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What Is 1394?
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.
A 1394 port is available on select notebook models.
1394 Device Connection
Connect a 1394 device to the notebook 1394 port, shown in the
following illustration. The port supports IEEE 1394a devices.
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.
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Modem and Networking
Internal Modem
Modem Cable
Your notebook has an RJ-11 (modem) jack and an internal
modem. A modem cable with a 6-pin RJ-11 connector at each
end is included with all notebook models.
If you purchased your notebook in a country where RJ-11 jacks
are not standard, a country-specific modem adapter is also
included. The adapter enables you to connect your modem to the
type of telephone jack that is standard in your country.
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CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to the modem, do not
connect the modem to a digital line. If you accidentally connect the
modem cable to a digital line, immediately disconnect the cable.
Your modem cable must be connected to an analog, not a digital,
telephone line. Most home telephone lines are analog. Jacks for
most PBX systems are digital. Some digital PBX jacks resemble
analog jacks, but they are not compatible with the modem.
Some modem cables include noise suppression circuitry, as
shown in the following illustration.
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Noise suppression circuitry prevents interference from television
and radio reception.
When you connect a modem cable with noise suppression
circuitry 2, orient the circuitry end 1 of the cable toward
notebook.
✎ Modem cables vary in appearance by region and country.
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Using the Modem Cable
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WARNING: To avoid the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to
the equipment, do not plug a modem cable into the notebook RJ-45
(network) jack.
To connect the modem to an analog telephone line that has an
RJ-11 jack:
1. Plug the modem cable into the RJ-11 (modem) jack 1 on the
notebook.
2. Plug the other end of the modem cable into the telephone wall
jack 2.
wall jacks and modem cables vary in appearance by
✎ Telephone
region and country.
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Using a Country-Specific Modem Cable Adapter
Å
WARNING: To avoid the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to
the equipment, do not plug a telephone cable into the notebook RJ-45
(network) jack.
To connect the modem to an analog telephone line that does not
have an RJ-11 telephone jack:
1. Plug the modem cable into the RJ-11 (modem) jack 1 on the
notebook.
2. Plug the modem cable 2 into the country-specific
modem adapter.
3. Plug the country-specific modem adapter 3 into the
telephone wall jack.
wall jacks, modem adapters, and modem cables
✎ Telephone
vary in appearance by region and country.
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Modem Country Selection
Your modem is set by default to meet only the operating
standards of the country in which you purchased your notebook.
When you travel internationally, you can change your modem
settings to meet the operating standards of other countries.
Viewing the Current Country Selection
To display the current location setting for your modem:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Date, Time, Language, and
Regional Options.
2. Select Regional and Language Options. (The current
location setting for your modem is displayed in the Location
pane at the bottom of the Regional Options tab.)
Adding New Locations When Traveling
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CAUTION: To prevent possible modem malfunction and violation of
telecommunications regulations and laws, set the modem to a location
setting for the country in which you are using the modem.
As you travel to different countries, it is recommended that
you set the internal modem to a location setting that meets the
operating standards of the country in which you are using the
modem.
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By default, the only location setting available to your modem
is a location setting for the country in which you purchased the
notebook. As you add new location settings, they are saved by
your notebook so that you can switch among the settings at any
time. You can add multiple location settings for any country.
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CAUTION: To prevent the loss of your default modem location setting,
which is typically includes the country setting for your home country, do
not delete your default modem location setting. The following procedure
explains how to add new location setttings without deleting any existing
location settings.
To add a location setting for your modem:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Phone and Modem Options.
2. Select the Dialing Rules tab.
3. Select New. (The New Location dialog box is displayed.)
4. Type a name for the new location setting in the Location
name text field.
5. Select a country or region from the Country/region
drop-down list. (If you select a country or region that is not
supported by the modem, the Country/region selection for
USA or UK is displayed by default.)
6. To save your new location setting, select OK. (The Dialing
Rules window is displayed.) Then:
❏ To set your new location setting as the current location
setting, select OK.
❏ To select another location setting as the current location
setting, select your preference from the settings in the
Location list, and then select OK.
can use the preceding procedure to add location settings
✎ You
for places within your own country as well as places in other
countries. For example, you could add a setting named “Work”
that includes dialing rules for accessing an outside line.
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Solving Travel Connection Problems
If you experience connection problems while using the modem
outside the country in which you purchased the notebook, the
following suggestions may be helpful:
■
Check the telephone line type.
The modem requires an analog, not a digital, telephone line.
A line described as a PBX line is usually a digital line. A
telephone line described as a data line, fax machine line,
modem line, or standard telephone line is probably an
analog line.
■
Check for pulse or tone dialing.
An analog telephone line supports one of 2 dialing modes,
pulse dialing or tone dialing. Modem location settings
include dialing mode options. The dialing mode option set
in your current modem location setting must be the dialing
mode supported by the telephone line.
To determine the dialing mode supported by a telephone line,
dial a few digits on the telephone, and then listen for clicks
(pulses) or tones. Clicks indicate that the telephone line
supports pulse dialing. Tones indicate that the telephone line
supports tone dialing.
To change the dialing mode option in your current modem
location setting:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Phone and Modem Options.
2. Select the Dialing Rules tab.
3. Select your modem location setting.
4. Select Edit.
5. Select either Tone or Pulse.
6. Select OK > OK.
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■
Check the telephone number you are dialing and the
response of the remote modem.
Dial the telephone number on the telephone, make sure there
is a response from the remote modem, and then hang up.
■
Set the modem to ignore dial tones.
If the modem receives a dial tone it does not recognize, it will
not dial and will display a No Dial Tone error message.
To set the modem to ignore all dial tones before dialing:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Phone and Modem Options.
2. Select the Modems tab.
3. Select your modem.
4. Select Properties.
5. Select the Modem tab.
6. Clear the check box for Wait for Dial Tone Before
Dialing.
7. Select OK > OK.
If you continue to receive the No Dial Tone error message
after clearing the Wait for Dial Tone Before Dialing
check box:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Phone and Modem Options.
2. Select the Dialing Rules tab.
3. Select your current modem location setting.
4. Select Edit.
5. Select your current location from the Country/region
drop-down list. (If you select a country or region that is
not supported by the modem, the Country/region
selection for USA or UK is displayed by default.)
6. Select Apply, and then select OK.
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7. In the Phone and Modem Options dialog box, select the
Modems tab.
8. Select your modem, and then select Properties.
9. Clear the check box for Wait for dial tone before
dialing.
10. Select OK > OK.
Preinstalled Communication Software
To access preinstalled modem software for terminal emulation
and data transfer:
1. Select Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Communications.
2. Select a fax or terminal emulation program or a connection
wizard.
For information about establishing an Internet connection for
your modem, refer to the “Connect to the Internet” section in the
printed Getting Started guide included with your notebook.
For more modem information, including instructions for using AT
commands and dial modifiers, refer to the supplementary guides
included with your notebook. These guides, which are provided
only in English, include Modem Command Guidelines (Advanced
Users Only) and a guide to the AT commands supported by your
modem.
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Network
Network Cable
Your notebook has an 8-pin RJ-45 (network) jack. To connect
your notebook to a network, you need a standard network cable
with an RJ-45 connector at each end. A network cable can be
purchased from most computer or electronics retailers.
Some network cables contain noise suppression circuitry, which
prevents interference from television and radio reception. When
you connect a network cable with noise suppression circuitry 2,
orient the circuitry end 1 of the cable toward the notebook.
✎ Network cables vary in appearance.
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Using the Network Cable
To connect a network cable:
1. Plug the network cable into the RJ-45 (network) jack 1 on
the notebook.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into a network wall jack 2.
✎ Network jacks and network cables vary in appearance.
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Wireless (Select Models Only)
If your notebook is equipped with an integrated wireless device,
such as 802.11 or Bluetooth wireless devices, you have a wireless
notebook.
■
An 802.11 wireless notebook can connect to wireless
networks in corporate offices, your home, and public places.
Wireless networks include wireless local area networks
(WLANs) or “hotspots.” Hotspots are wireless access points
available in public places, such as airports, restaurants, coffee
shops, hotels, and universities.
■
A Bluetooth wireless notebook can connect to other
Bluetooth wireless-enabled devices using a wireless personal
area network (PAN).
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Your notebook has a button that can be used to enable and disable
the 802.11 and Bluetooth wireless devices and an associated light
to indicate the state of the wireless devices. The following
illustration shows the wireless button 1 and light 2.
In addition to the wireless button and light, your notebook has a
software utility, Wireless Assistant, that enables you to control
your wireless devices. Wireless Assistant is a software utility that
enables you to turn on and off the 802.11 and Bluetooth wireless
devices individually. For more information about using Wireless
Assistant, refer to “Device Power States,” later in this chapter.
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Wireless Local Area Network (Select
Models Only)
With the 802.11 wireless device, you can access a wireless local
area network (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 WLAN or public
WLAN hotspot, typically uses wireless access points that can
handle a large number of computers and accessories and can
separate critical network functions.
■
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. Wireless access
point and wireless router are often used interchangeably.
Notebooks with 802.11 wireless devices may support one or more
of three IEEE physical layer standards:
■
802.11a
■
802.11b
■
802.11g
There are three popular implementations of WLAN adapters:
■
802.11b only
■
802.11b/g
■
802.11a/b/g
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802.11b, the first popular WLAN standard, supports data rates of
up to 11 Mbps and operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 802.11g,
which came later, also operates at 2.4 GHz but supports data rates
of up to 54 Mbps. An 802.11g wireless device is backward
compatible with 802.11b devices, so they can operate on the same
network. 802.11a supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps but
operates at a frequency of 5 GHz. 802.11a is not compatible with
802.11b and 802.11g. For information about identifying the type
of device in your notebook, refer to “Identifying an 802.11
wireless device,” later in this chapter.
Setting Up a WLAN in Your Home
To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet in your home, you
need the following equipment:
■
An optional broadband modem (either DSL or cable) and
high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet
service provider (ISP) 1.
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An optional wireless router (purchased separately) 2.
■
Your wireless notebook 3.
The following illustration shows an example of a completed
wireless network installation that is connected to the Internet.
As this network grows, additional wireless and wired computers
can be connected to the network to access the Internet.
need technical assistance to install your WLAN, contact
✎ Iftheyourouter
manufacturer or your ISP.
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Using a WLAN Connection
To use a WLAN connection:
■
Verify that all drivers required by the 802.11 wireless device
are installed and that the 802.11 wireless device is correctly
configured.
are using an integrated 802.11 wireless device,
✎ Ifallyou
required drivers are installed and the adapter is
preconfigured and ready for use.
■
If you are using an integrated 802.11 wireless device, verify
that the 802.11 wireless device is turned on. When the 802.11
wireless device is turned on, the wireless light is turned on. If
the wireless light is off, turn on the 802.11 wireless device.
Refer to “Device Power States,” later in this chapter.
■
For your home WLAN, verify that your router is correctly
configured. For instructions, refer to your router
documentation.
functional range for subsequent WLAN connections may
✎ The
vary, depending on your notebook WLAN implementation,
router manufacturer, and interference from varying types of
walls and other electronic devices.
For more information about using a WLAN connection:
■
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.
■
Refer to the documentation included with your notebook.
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Using Wireless Security Features
When you set up your own WLAN or access an existing 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 notebook 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:
■
Change the default network name (SSID) and password.
■
Use a firewall.
■
Set security on your Web browser.
■
Enable MAC address filtering on the router.
Installing Wireless Software (Optional)
Microsoft Windows XP supports WLAN configuration with the
Zero Client Configuration feature. You must install a separate
WLAN configuration utility if you plan to use Cisco Compatible
Extensions. Cisco Compatible Extensions enable wireless devices
to use Cicso-based WLANs.
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Identifying an 802.11 wireless device
To install the WLAN software for an integrated 802.11 wireless
device, you need to know the name of the integrated 802.11
wireless device on your notebook. To identify an integrated
802.11 wireless device:
1. Display the names of all the 802.11 wireless devices on your
notebook:
a. Select Start > My Computer.
b. Right-click 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.
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Accessing WLAN Software and
Documentation
Your WLAN software is preloaded on your notebook and is
available in the Software Setup utility.
To install the WLAN software:
»
Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup, and then
follow the instructions on the screen.
(When you are prompted to select the software you want
to install, select or clear the corresponding check boxes.)
To access documentation for your WLAN software:
1. Install the WLAN software as instructed earlier in this
chapter.
2. Open the utility.
3. Select Help on the menu bar.
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Bluetooth (Select Models Only)
The Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless
communications that replace the physical cable connections
that traditionally link electronic devices such as
■
Network access points.
■
Computers (desktop, notebook, PDA).
■
Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone).
■
Imaging devices (printer, camera).
■
Audio devices (headset, speakers).
The devices are represented in the Bluetooth for Windows
software by graphical icons that resemble their physical features,
which makes them easily recognizable and distinguishes them
from other classes of devices.
The Bluetooth for Windows software provides the following
functions:
■
Personal Information Management (PIM) item
transfer—Sends and receives information files such as
business cards, calendar items, notes, and message items to
and from another Bluetooth computer or device.
■
PIM synchronization—Synchronizes PIM data between a
computer, PDA, or cell phone using Bluetooth.
■
File Transfer—Sends and receives files to and from another
Bluetooth computer.
■
Network access (Personal Area Networking
Profile)—Enables two 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.
■
Bluetooth serial port—Transfers data over the Bluetooth link
using a virtual COM port.
■
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.
■
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 computer
or to be printed.
■
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.
■
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.
For more information about using Bluetooth with your notebook,
refer to the Help and Support Center at Start > Help and Support.
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Device Power States
The wireless button 1 enables and disables 802.11 wireless and
Bluetooth devices in conjunction with Wireless Assistant. By
default, the 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth devices and wireless
light 2 are turned on when you turn on the notebook.
on a wireless device does not automatically create a
✎ Turning
WLAN or connect you to a WLAN. For information about
setting up a WLAN refer to “Wireless Local Area Network
(Select Models Only),” earlier in this chapter.
The 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth devices have two power
states:
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Enabled
■
Disabled
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You can enable and disable the wireless devices with the wireless
button. When the wireless devices are enabled with the wireless
button, you can use Wireless Assistant to turn on and off the
devices 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 your wireless devices, place the cursor over
the Wireless Assistant icon in the notification area, or open
Wireless Assistant by double-clicking the icon in the notification
area. 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.
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Turning On the Devices
If
And
■ Wireless Assistant
shows that both
WLAN and Bluetooth
are off
■ Wireless light is off
You want to turn
on either 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.
the wireless devices are
✎ Ifturned
off, pressing the
wireless button disables
both devices. The button
does not turn on the
devices.
■ Wireless Assistant
shows that both
WLAN and Bluetooth
are disabled*
■ Wireless light is off
You want to turn
on either 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.
■ Wireless Assistant
shows that one device
is on and the other
device is off
■ Wireless light is on
You want to turn
on either or both
devices
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 not both on when you disable the devices, pressing
the wireless button again returns the devices to their previous on or off state.
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 your notebook.
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Wireless (Select Models Only)
Turning Off and Disabling the Devices
If
And
Then
■ Wireless Assistant
shows that both
WLAN and
Bluetooth are on
■ Wireless light is on
You want to disable both
devices
Press the wireless button.
You want to turn off
either 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.
■ Wireless Assistant You want to disable both
shows that both
devices
WLAN and
Bluetooth are off
■ Wireless light is off
Press the wireless button.
■ Wireless Assistant
shows that one
device is on and
the other device
is off*
■ Wireless light is on
Press the wireless button.
You want to disable both
devices
You want to turn off both
devices.
1. Right-click the Wireless
Assistant icon in the
notification area.
2. Select the device or
devices you want to
turn off.
*If the wireless devices are not both on when you disable the devices, pressing
the wireless button again returns the devices to their previous on or off state.
Pressing the button does not turn on both devices.
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Security
Security Features
solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These
✎ Security
deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled
or stolen.
You can use the security features provided with your notebook
to protect your notebook, personal information, and data from
a variety of risks. Depending on how and where you use your
notebook, you may not need to use all of these features.
It is recommended that you follow the procedures provided in this
chapter for using
■
AntiVirus software.
■
Windows updates.
■
Firewall software.
The table next in this chapter may help you decide which other
security features to use.
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To Protect Against
Use This Security Feature
Unauthorized use of the notebook
■ QuickLock
■ Power-on password*
Unauthorized access to the Setup
utility (f10)
Compaq administrator password*
Unauthorized access to the contents
of a hard drive
DriveLock*
Unauthorized startup from a CD,
DVD, or diskette
Device Security*
Unauthorized access to data
■ Compaq administrator password*
■ Windows security updates
■ Firewall software
Unauthorized access to the
BIOS settings and other system
identification information
Compaq administrator password*
Computer viruses
Norton AntiVirus software
Unauthorized removal of the
notebook
Security cable slot (used with an
optional security cable)
For more information about the
security cable slot, refer to “Optional
Security Cable,” later in this chapter.
*This security feature is configured in the Setup utility. The Setup utility is a
non-Windows utility accessed by pressing f10 when the notebook is turned on
or restarted. The procedures for using the Setup utility to set specific security
preferences are provided in this chapter. For information about displaying
system information and using other Setup utility features, refer to Chapter 13,
“Setup Utility.”
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Security Preferences in the
Setup Utility
Most security preferences are set in the Setup utility. Because the
Setup utility is a non-Windows utility, it does not support the
pointing devices on your notebook. When using the Setup utility,
you must use the keys on your notebook to navigate and to make
selections. For more information about using the Setup utility,
refer to Chapter 13, “Setup Utility.”
QuickLock
The fn+f6 hotkey initiates the QuickLock security feature.
QuickLock protects a Windows account by displaying a log on
window. To access the protected account from the log on window,
the Windows password for the protected account must be entered.
Before you can use QuickLock, you must set a Windows user
password or a Windows administrator password for the account
you want to protect. (A Windows user password protects a
Windows user account; a Windows administrator password
protects a Windows administrator account.)
To set password for a Windows account:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > User
Accounts.
2. Select the account.
3. Select Create a password, and then follow the instructions
on the screen.
the account is already protected by a Windows
✎ Ifpassword,
the Create a password link is not displayed. You
can lock and unlock the account as described next in this
section by using the existing password.
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After you have set a Windows password for a Windows account,
you can protect the account with a log on window whenever the
account is active.
■
To lock the account, press fn+f6.
■
To unlock the account from the log on window:
a. Select the account (if more than one account is displayed)
b. Type the account password in the password text field.
c. Press enter.
When a Windows password is set for a Windows account, you
must enter the password to access the account each time the
notebook is turned on or restarted.
To access procedures for changing or deleting Windows
passwords and for using password hints:
»
Select Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > User
Accounts.
For more information about using hotkeys, including information
about using hotkeys on an external keyboard, refer to “Hotkeys”
in Chapter 3, “Keyboard.”
For information about combining Windows passwords with
Compaq passwords, refer to “Compaq and Windows Passwords,”
later in this chapter.
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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.
■
If you forget your power-on password and your
Compaq administrator password, you cannot start up the
notebook or restore from hibernation. Call Customer Care
or your service partner for additional information.
■
If you forget your Compaq administrator password, you will
not be able to access the Setup utility.
■
If you forget a DriveLock password, the hard drive protected
by the password is permanently locked and can no longer be
used.
Compaq and Windows Passwords
Compaq security features and Windows operating system
security features work independently from one another. For
example, a device disabled in the Setup utility cannot be enabled
in Windows.
Compaq passwords and Windows passwords are also independent
of one another.
■
Compaq passwords are passwords which are set in software
provided by Compaq. For example, all passwords set in the
Setup utility are Compaq passwords.
■
Windows passwords are passwords which are set in your
Windows operating system.
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The following table lists commonly used Compaq and Windows
passwords and describes their functions.
Compaq Passwords
Function
Compaq administrator
password
Used to access the Setup utility.
Power-on password
Used to access notebook contents when
the notebook is turned on, restarted, or
restored from hibernation.
DriveLock password
Used to access a drive protected by
DriveLock when the notebook is turned on
restarted from the protected hard drive.
Windows Passwords
Function
Administrator password
Protects Windows administrator-level
access to 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
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■
Setting the Windows passwords listed in the table and about
using additional Windows passwords, such as screen-saver
passwords, select Start > Help and Support. Instructions for
using a standby password are also provided in this guide.
Refer to “Using a Security Password” in Chapter 2, “Power.”
■
Using Windows user accounts, refer the printed
Getting Started book included with your notebook.
■
Using a Windows user password or a Windows administrator
password with QuickLock, refer to “QuickLock,” earlier in
this chapter.
■
Coordinating Compaq and Windows passwords, refer to the
password guidelines section, next in this chapter.
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Compaq and Windows Password Guidelines
Choosing Your Passwords
You can use the same text for Compaq passwords and Windows
passwords, with the following considerations:
■
The text of Compaq passwords can be any combination of up
to 8 letters and numbers and is not case sensitive.
■
A Compaq password must be set and entered with the same
type of keys.
For example, a Compaq password set with keyboard number
keys will not be recognized if it is entered with embedded
numeric keypad number keys. For information about the
embedded numeric keypad, refer to “Using the Embedded
Numeric Keypad” in Chapter 3, “Keyboard.”
Any text used for a a Compaq password can be used for a
Windows password. For more information about choosing a
Windows password, select Start > Help and Support.
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Coordinating Your Passwords
Although you can use the same text for various passwords,
Compaq passwords and Windows passwords function
independently.
■
Even if you plan to use the same text for a Compaq password
and a Windows password, you must set the Compaq
password in the Setup utility and the Windows password in
your operating system.
■
Unless you choose identical text for your Compaq passwords
and your Windows passwords, you must enter the text of your
Compaq password at a Compaq password prompt and the text
of your Windows password at a Windows password prompt.
For example:
❏ If a power-on password is set, your power-on password
(not a Windows password) must be entered when the
notebook is turned on, restarted, or restored from
hibernation.
❏ If a Windows standby password is set, your Windows
password (not your power-on password) must be entered
when the notebook is resumed from standby or restored
from hibernation.
their names are similar, a Compaq administrator
✎ Although
password and a Windows administrator password have
different functions. For example, a Windows administrator
password cannot be used to access the Setup utility, and a
Compaq administrator password cannot provide
administrator-level access to your notebook contents. You can,
however, use the same text for both passwords.
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Compaq Administrator Passwords
The Compaq 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 Compaq administrator password
■
Is not interchangeable with a Windows administrator
password, although both can use the same word or series
of letters and numbers.
■
Can include any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers
and is not case sensitive.
■
Does not display as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
■
Must be set and entered with the same keys. For example,
a Compaq administrator password set with keyboard number
keys will not be recognized if you enter it with embedded
numeric keypad number keys.
For more information about the system identification information
in the Setup utility, refer to “System Information” in Chapter 13,
“Setup Utility.”
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Setting Compaq Administrator Passwords
A Compaq administrator password is set, changed, or deleted in
the Setup utility.
To manage the password:
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns
on or restores from hibernation.)
2. Display the Setup message.
❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the
operating system.
❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in
hibernation, turn the notebook on.
3. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Administrator
Password, and then press enter.
❏ To set a Compaq administrator password, type your
password in the Enter New Password and Confirm New
Password fields, and then press enter.
❏ To change a Compaq 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 a Compaq administrator password, type your
current password in the Enter Password field, press enter
3 times, and then press f10.
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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Entering Compaq Administrator Passwords
At the Enter SETUP prompt, type your Compaq administrator
password, and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts
to enter the Compaq administrator password, you must restart
the notebook and try again.
Power-On Passwords
A 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 with embedded numeric keypad
number keys.
■
Can include any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers
and is not case sensitive.
Setting Power-On Passwords
A power-on password is set, changed, or deleted in the Setup
utility.
To manage the password:
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns
on or restores from hibernation.)
2. Display the Setup message.
❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the
operating system.
❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in
hibernation, turn the notebook on.
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3. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. 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, press enter 3 times,
and then press f10.
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.
Entering Power-On Passwords
At the power-on password prompt, type your 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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DriveLock
Ä
CAUTION: To protect your use of a hard drive protected by DriveLock,
record the DriveLock password in a safe place away from your
notebook. If you forget the DriveLock password, the hard drive is
permanently locked and can no longer be used.
DriveLock prevents unauthorized access to the contents of a hard
drive.
DriveLock protection can be applied only to the primary hard
drive. The primary hard drive is the hard drive in the hard drive
bay of the notebook.
To apply DriveLock protection to a drive, a DriveLock password
must be set in the Setup utility:
■
After a DriveLock password is set, it must be entered each
time the notebook is turned on or restarted from the hard
drive protected by DriveLock.
■
You can delete a DriveLock password only by removing
DriveLock protection from the drive. For instructions, refer
to “Removing DriveLock Protection,” later in this chapter.
■
A hard drive protected by DriveLock can only be accessed by
using the DriveLock password.
both a power-on password and a DriveLock password,
✎ Ifyouyouaresetprompted
for both passwords when you start or restart
the notebook from a hard drive protected with DriveLock. Even
if your power-on password and your DriveLock password are
identical, you must enter your power-on password at the
power-on password prompt and then enter your DriveLock
password at the DriveLock password prompt.
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Setting DriveLock Passwords
To set a DriveLock password:
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns
on or restores from hibernation.)
2. Display the Setup message.
❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the
operating system.
❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in
hibernation, turn the notebook on.
3. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock
Password, and then press enter.
5. Read the warning, and then press enter.
6. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field,
and then press enter.
7. Type the new password in the Confirm New Password field,
and then press enter.
8. To confirm DriveLock protection on the drive you have
selected, type DriveLock in the confirmation field, and then
press f10.
9. Press enter to continue.
10. 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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Entering DriveLock Passwords
At the DriveLock password prompt, type the DriveLock
password in the Enter DriveLock Password text field, and then
press enter.
After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password, the warning
message “HDD is locked now!” is displayed. When the message
is displayed:
■
If you restart your notebook, you can try again to enter your
DriveLock password.
■
If you press enter, the notebook tries to start from another
bootable device in the system. At default settings, the
notebook will try to start from the following devices in the
sequence listed:
❏ A bootable diskette
❏ A bootable disc
❏ A network adapter
Advanced users can use settings in the Setup utility to change
this sequence.
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Changing DriveLock Passwords
To change a DriveLock password:
1. If the notebook is on, shut down the notebook.
If the notebook is not on and you are not sure whether the
notebook is off or in hibernation, press the power button.
When the notebook has turned on or restored from
hibernation, shut down the notebook through the operating
system.
2. Turn on the notebook.
3. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock
Password, and then press enter.
5. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password
field, and then press enter.
6. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field,
and then press enter.
7. Type the new password in the Confirm New Password field,
and then press enter.
8. When the Setup Notice is displayed, press enter to save your
changes.
9. 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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Removing DriveLock Protection
To access the DriveLock settings in the Setup utility:
1. If the notebook is on, shut down the notebook.
If the notebook is not on and you are not sure whether the
notebook is off or in hibernation, press the power button and
then shut down the notebook through the operating system.
2. Turn on the notebook.
3. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock
Password, and then press enter.
5. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password
field, and then press enter 3 times. (Pressing enter at each of
the remaining password fields indicates that you are
removing, not changing, the password.)
6. When the Setup Notice is displayed, press enter to save your
changes.
7. 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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Device Security
From the Setup utility Device Security menu, you can disable the
ability of the notebook to start from a CD, DVD, or diskette.
To disable or reenable these notebook capabilities in the Setup
utility:
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns
on or restores from hibernation.)
2. Display the Setup message.
❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the
operating system.
❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in
hibernation, turn the notebook on.
3. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
4. Select Security > Device Security, and then press enter.
5. 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 reenable an item, press f5 or f6 to toggle the field for
the item to Enable, and then press enter.
6. When a confirmation prompt with your preference selected
is displayed, press enter to save your preference.
7. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10,
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are in effect with 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 provide
protection against newly discovered viruses, antivirus software
must be updated.
Norton AntiVirus software is preinstalled on your notebook.
■
Your version of Norton AntiVirus software includes 60 days
of free updates. It is strongly recommended that you protect
your notebook against new viruses beyond 60 days by
purchasing extended update service.
■
Instructions for using and updating your Norton AntiVirus
software and for purchasing extended update service are
provided within the application.
■
To access your Norton AntiVirus software, select Start >
All Programs > Norton AntiVirus.
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Critical Security Updates for
Windows XP
Ä
CAUTION: To protect the contents of your notebook from
newly-discovered security breaches and computer viruses, it is
recommended that you install every critical update from Microsoft as
soon as you recieve the critical update 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 be
included with your notebook. This disc contains updates made
available after your notebook was configured but before your
notebook was shipped.
To update your system using the Critical Security Updates for
Windows XP disc:
1. Insert the disc into your optical drive.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to install all updates.
This may take a few 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.
Throughout the life of your notebook, updates to Windows and
Microsoft applications will continue to become available. You
can obtain these updates from the Microsoft Web site as well as
through the update link the Help and Support utility.
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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.
Firewall software monitors all incoming and outgoing traffic on
your notebook and includes features such as logging and
reporting, automatic alarms, and displays that you can use to
configure the firewall.
The Windows operating system firewall is available on your
notebook and is enabled by default. To learn more about this
firewall or to disable or reenable this firewall:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet
Connections > Windows Firewall.
2. Select the General tab.
❏ To learn more about Windows Firewall, select the What
else should I know about Windows Firewall? link.
❏ To disable Windows Firewall, select Off (not
recommended).
❏ To reenable Windows Firewall, select On
(recommended).
3. Select OK.
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 is
interfering with the firewall, and then reenable the firewall. To
permanently resolve the problem, reconfigure the firewall.
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Optional Security Cable
An optional security cable is a security device that can prevent
unauthorized removal of the notebook.
To attach and lock a security cable:
1. Insert the cable lock key 1 into the cable lock.
2. Loop the security cable 2 around a secured object.
3. Insert the cable lock into the security cable slot 3, and then
lock the cable lock with the cable lock key.
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Setup Utility
What Is the 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 does 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 in the
Setup utility are included by topic throughout this guide. For
example, procedures for setting password and other security
preferences are provided in Chapter 12, “Security.”
can set additional system preferences, such as icon display
✎ You
preferences, in the Quick Launch button software. For
information about using this software, refer to “Quick Launch
Buttons Software” in Chapter 3, “Keyboard.”
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Open the Setup Utility
The Setup utility is accessed through the Setup message. The
Setup message is “Press <F10> to enter setup.”
The Setup message is displayed only when the notebook is turned
on or restarted. The message is not displayed when the notebook
is restored from hibernation.
The message is displayed briefly, before Windows opens, in the
lower-left corner of your screen.
To open the Setup utility:
1. Display the Setup message.
❏ If the notebook is on and in Windows, restart the
notebook.
❏ If the notebook is off, turn on the notebook.
❏ If the notebook is in hibernation, restore the notebook
from hibernation, and then restart the notebook.
you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
✎ Ifhibernation,
press the power button. Then if the notebook
opens in Windows, restart the notebook. If the notebook
opens in a non-Windows application or utility, such as the
Setup utility, shut down and then turn on the notebook.
2. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed.
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Setup Utility Language
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 3.
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook is turned
on or restored from hibernation.)
2. Display the Setup message:
❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the
operating system.
❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in
hibernation, turn the notebook on.
3. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed.
4. Use the arrow keys to select the Advanced menu.
5. Use the arrow keys to select Language Support.
6. Press f5 or f6 to select a language.
7. 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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Navigation and Item Selection
Because the Setup utility is not Windows-based, it does not
support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection are by keystroke.
■
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.
■
To select an item, press enter.
■
To close a text box or return to the menu display, press esc.
An on-screen guide to navigation and selection is displayed at the
lower edge of most Setup utility submenu screens. To display
additional navigation and selection information while the Setup
utility is open, press f1.
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 3.
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns
on or restores from hibernation.)
2. Display the Setup message:
❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the
operating system.
❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in
hibernation, turn the notebook on.
3. Press f10 while the Setup message is displayed in the
lower-left corner of the screen.
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4. 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.
5. 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.)
Default Settings
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 3.
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns on
or restores from hibernation.)
2. Display the Setup message:
❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the
operating system.
❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in
hibernation, turn the notebook on.
3. Press f9.
4. When the Setup Confirmation is displayed, press enter to save
your preference.
5. To set your preference 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 in Windows.
Identification information, including ROM version information,
is retained.
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Advanced 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.
The “<F12> to boot from LAN” message that is displayed in
the lower-left corner of the screen each time the notebook is
turned on, restarted, or restored from hibernation is the
prompt for a Network Service Boot to a PreBoot eXecution
Environment (PXE) server.
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Settings for boot order preferences.
The “Press <ESC> to change boot order” message that is
displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen each time the
notebook is turned on, restarted, or restored from hibernation
is the prompt to change the boot order.
■
Settings for enabling and disabling optional WLAN and
Bluetooth devices.
If an optional wireless device is disabled in the Setup utility,
the device cannot be controlled by using the wireless button
or the Wireless Assistant utility. For more information
about the wireless button and Wireless Assistant, refer
to Chapter 11, “Wireless (Select Models Only).”
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Close 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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Software Updates and
Recovery
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
preloaded or preinstalled on your notebook is to use the software
update links provided at Start > Help and Support.
If you prefer to work from more detailed instructions, the
supplementary information in the following sections may help
you to
■
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.
■
Access, download, and install updates from the Compaq Web
site.
If your notebook connects to a network, consult with your
network administrator before installing any software update,
particularly a ROM update.
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Accessing Notebook Product Information
To access the updates for your notebook, you may need the
following information:
■
The product category is Notebook.
■
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 >
My Compaq Computer, and on the Service Tag label
affixed to the bottom of the notebook.
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.
notebook ROM stores the BIOS (basic input-output
✎ The
system). The BIOS determines how the notebook hardware
interacts with the operating system and external devices. The
BIOS also supports such notebook services as time and date.
Notebook ROM information can be displayed from within
Windows or in the Setup utility.
■
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.
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■
To display ROM information in the Setup utility, follow these
steps:
1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in
hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook
turns on or restores from hibernation.)
2. Display the Setup message:
◆
If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through
the operating system.
◆
If you are certain that the notebook is off and not
in hibernation, turn the notebook on.
3. While the “Press <F10> to enter Setup” message is
displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.
4. 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.)
5. 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.)
For more information about using the Setup utility, refer to
Chapter 13, “Setup Utility.”
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Internet Software
section describes the software updates available at the
✎ This
Compaq Web site. For information about connecting to the
Internet using the Internet software included with the
notebook, refer to the “Connect to the Internet” section in the
printed Getting Started guide included with your notebook.
Most software at the Compaq Web site is packaged in compressed
files called SoftPaqs. Some ROM updates may be packaged in
compressed files called ROMPaqs.
Most download packages contain a file named Readme.txt. A
Readme.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
■
A ROM update.
■
A SoftPaq containing an update other than a ROM
update—for example, an application update.
Downloading System ROM
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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.
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Downloading a ROM Update
To download a ROM update:
1. Access the page at the Compaq Web site that provides
software for your notebook.
❏ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a
software update link.
– or –
❏ Visit the Compaq Web site at
http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your
notebook and access the ROM update you want to download.
3. 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 is 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 is
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:
a. Select My Computer > your hard drive designation.
(The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk C.)
b. Follow the path you recorded earlier to the folder on your
hard drive that contains 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 Software
To update software other than a ROM update:
1. Access the page at the Compaq Web site that provides
software for your notebook.
❏ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a
software update link.
– or –
❏ Visit the Compaq Web site at
http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your
notebook and access other software you want to download.
3. 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.
4. When the download is complete, open Windows Explorer. To
open Windows Explorer from the Start button, select Start >
All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer.
5. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window, select
My Computer and then select your hard drive designation.
(The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk C.)
6. Select the SWSETUP folder.
The destination folder for most downloads from the Compaq
Web site is the SWSETUP folder. If you don’t see the
download in the SWSETUP folder, look in the My
Documents folder.
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7. In the folder containing your download, 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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CAUTION: To prevent loss of notebook functionality, perform the
procedures described in this section only while the notebook is connected
to reliable external power through the AC adapter. During a software
restoration, repair, or reinstallation:
■ Do not unplug the notebook from external power.
■ Do not shut down the notebook or initiate standby or hibernation.
■ Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable,
or cord.
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Before You Begin
recommended that you try to restore your system by using
✎ IttheisSystem
Restore utility before you consider repairing or
reinstalling your operating system.
Perform the following restore procedures in the order presented.
Step
Description
Refer to
1
Return the notebook to a system
restore point.
“Using System Restore,” later in
this chapter
2
Try to solve or diagnose the
problem by using the Help and
Support Center.
Start > Help and Support >
Fixing a problem
3
Reinstall all Compaq drivers.
“Repairing or Reinstalling Drivers,”
later in this chapter
4
If you suspect the problem could
be caused by a preinstalled or
preloaded application, try
reinstalling the application.
“Repairing or Reinstalling
Applications,” later in this chapter
5
Repair the operating system.
“Repairing the Operating System,”
later in this chapter
6
Reinstall the operating system.
“Reinstalling the Operating
System,” later in this chapter
Safeguarding Your Data
Software or devices added to the notebook can cause your system
to become unstable. To safeguard your documents, store personal
files in the My Documents folder and periodically create a
backup copy of My Documents.
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Using System Restore
The System Restore utility enables you to safeguard your system
files and settings by using restore points, which 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 when 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
■
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 e-mails that you saved after that time. All
System Restore procedures are reversible.
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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Repairing or Reinstalling Drivers
All drivers required for notebook functionality can be reinstalled
from the Driver Recovery disc included with your notebook.
If you have not reinstalled your operating system, these drivers
can also be reinstalled from your hard drive.
The driver reinstallation process repairs or replaces most
corrupted drivers and reinstalls most deleted drivers.
Some factory-installed drivers for external devices may not be
available for reinstallation from either the Driver Recovery disc
or your hard drive. You can usually obtain drivers for an external
device from a disc included with the device or from the Web site
of the device manufacturer or provider.
Repair or reinstall the drivers for notebook functionality before
repairing or reinstalling drivers for external devices.
■
To reinstall the drivers required for notebook functionality
from your hard drive—Select Start > All Programs >
Software Setup, and then follow the instructions on the
screen. (When you are prompted to select the drivers you
want to reinstall, you can select or clear the check boxes for
some or all of the listed drivers.)
■
To reinstall the drivers required for notebook functionality
from the Driver Recovery disc—While running Windows,
insert the Driver Recovery disc into the optical drive, and
then follow the instructions on the screen. (When you are
prompted to select the drivers you want to reinstall, you can
select or clear the check boxes for some or all of the listed
drivers.)
If the disc does not open within several seconds:
a. Select Start > Run.
b. In the Open text field, type D:\SWSETUP\APPINSTL\SETUP.EXE
where D indicates the optical drive.
c. Select OK.
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Repairing or Reinstalling Applications
All applications preinstalled or preloaded on your notebook
can be repaired or reinstalled by using a recovery disc.
If you have not reinstalled your operating system, some
applications preloaded on your notebook, such as those available
in the Software Setup utility, can also be repaired or reinstalled
from your hard drive.
The application reinstallation process repairs or replaces
corrupted system files within the application and reinstalls
deleted system files within the application.
■
In most cases: If the application you are repairing or
reinstalling is still installed on your notebook, the
reinstallation process does not affect your settings within
the application.
■
In all cases: If an application has been deleted from your
notebook, the reinstallation process reinstalls the application
with factory settings.
Reinstalling Applications from Your Hard Drive
To reinstall a preloaded application or utility from your hard
drive:
»
Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup, and then
follow the instructions on the screen.
(When you are prompted to select the software you want to
reinstall, you can select or clear the check boxes for some or
all of the listed items.)
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Reinstalling Applications from a Recovery Disc
The location of application recovery software varies by notebook
model.
■
Some or all of your application recovery software may be on
the Driver Recovery disc.
■
Some or all of your application recovery software may be on
one or more Application Recovery discs.
Use the following procedure to restore or reinstall the
applications on either the Driver Recovery disc or an Application
Recovery disc. It is recommended that you restore applications
first from the Driver Recovery disc and then from any Application
Recovery discs included with your notebook.
To reinstall a preloaded or preinstalled application from the
Driver Recovery disc or an Application Recovery disc:
»
While the notebook is in Windows, insert the disc into the
optical drive, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
(When you are prompted to select the applications you want
to reinstall, you can select or clear the check boxes for some
or all of the listed items.)
If the disc does not open within several seconds:
a. Select Start > Run.
b. In the Open text field, type D:\SWSETUP\APPINSTL\SETUP.EXE
where D indicates the optical drive.
c. Select OK.
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Repairing the Operating System
To repair the operating system without deleting your
personal data:
1. Be sure the notebook is connected to a AC outlet through
the AC adapter.
2. Insert the Operating System disc (included with
the notebook) into the optical drive.
3. Shut down the notebook using the standard shutdown
procedure for your operating system:
❏ In Windows XP Home, press ctrl+alt+del, and then select
Shut Down > Turn Off.
❏ In Windows XP Professional, press ctrl+alt+del. Select
Shut down from the drop-down list, and then select OK.
you are unable to shut down the notebook using the
✎ Ifctrl+alt+del
keys, press and hold the power button for
4 seconds.
4. Turn on the notebook by briefly pressing the power button.
5. When prompted, press any key to boot from disc. (After a
few minutes, the setup wizard opens and the “Welcome to
Setup” page is displayed).
the “Welcome to Setup” page do not press R (step 8 in
✎ On
this procedure) until you have completed steps 6 and 7.
6. Press enter to continue. (The “Licensing Agreement” page is
displayed).
7. Press f8 to accept the agreement and continue. (The “Setup”
page is displayed).
8. Press R to repair the selected Windows installation. (The
repair process begins).
After the repair process is complete, which may take up to several
hours, the notebook restarts in Windows.
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Reinstalling the Operating System
If you could not solve the problem by repairing the operating
system as described in the previous section, it may be necessary
to reinstall the operating system.
Reinstalling the operating system deletes all files on the
notebook.
■
Before you begin the reinstallation, it is recommended that
you back up your data.
■
After you complete the reinstallation
❏ You must reinstall all drivers required for notebook
functionality.
❏ To fully restore your system, you will also need to
◆
Reinstall all of your additional software.
◆
Update all of your reinstalled software, including the
operating system.
Back Up Data
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent the loss of all of your personal data, back up
your data before reinstalling the operating system. Reinstalling the
operating system deletes all personal data, settings, and software on
your notebook.
To back up your data you can do any of the following:
■
Purchase optional system backup software.
■
Copy individual data files to storage devices other than
your hard drive.
■
Use the system backup utility available in Windows XP
Professional:
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System
Tools > Backup.
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If you plan to select the items you want to back up, rather than
backing up your entire system, the following suggestions may be
helpful:
■
On many notebooks, data files are stored by default in the My
Documents folder. If you created data files in other locations,
be sure to check all the possible locations.
■
Templates are often stored in the folders of their associated
applications. For example, a Microsoft Word template that
you created may be stored at C:\ Program Files\ Microsoft
Office\ Templates.
■
The shortcuts on a desktop are often stored in C:\ Documents
and Settings\ (Your User Account)\ Desktop.
■
If you have customized the settings in a window, toolbar, or
menu bar, you may want to take a screen shot of that element.
The screen shot could be a time-saving reference when you
begin resetting your preferences. A screen shot is a copy of
an element on the screen. To copy the element from the
screen and paste it into a Word document:
a. Display the element on the screen.
b. Copy the element or entire screen:
◆
To copy only the active window, press alt+fn+prt sc.
◆
To copy the entire screen, press fn+prt sc.
c. To paste the copied image into a document, open Word,
and then select Edit > Paste.
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Reinstall the Operating System
the reinstallation, you may be prompted for your
✎ During
Product Key. Your Product Key is provided on the Microsoft
Certificate of Authenticity label affixed to the bottom of the
notebook.
the reinstallation, it is normal for some notebook
✎ During
models to pause occasionally for several minutes and to restart
several times. These normal pauses are indicated by an
hourglass icon.
To reinstall the operating system using the Operating System disc
included with the notebook:
1. Make sure the notebook is connected to a AC outlet through
the AC adapter.
2. Insert the Operating System disc into the optical drive.
3. Shut down the notebook using the standard shutdown
procedure for your operating system:
❏ In Windows XP Home, press ctrl+alt+del, and then select
Shut Down > Turn Off.
❏ In Windows XP Professional, press ctrl+alt+del. Select
Shut down from the drop-down list, and then select OK.
you are unable to shut down the notebook by using the
✎ Ifctrl+alt+del
keys, press and hold the power button for
4 seconds.
4. Turn on the notebook by briefly pressing the power button.
5. When prompted, press any key to boot from disc. (After a
few minutes, the “Welcome to Setup” page is displayed).
6. Press enter to continue. (A “Licensing Agreement” page is
displayed).
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7. Press f8 to accept the agreement and continue. (The “Setup”
page is displayed).
8. Press esc to continue installing a fresh copy of the operating
system.
9. Press enter to set up the operating system.
10. Press C to continue setup using this partition.
11. Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system
(Quick), and then press enter. (A caution is displayed. The
caution explains that formatting this drive will delete all
current files).
12. Press F to format the drive. (The reinstallation process
begins).
After the reinstallation process is complete, which may take up to
several hours, the notebook restarts in Windows. To properly set
up Windows, follow the instructions on the screen.
Reinstall Drivers
After the operating system reinstallation process is complete, you
must reinstall the drivers required for notebook functionality and
you may need to reinstall the drivers for some external devices.
For driver reinstallation instructions, refer to “Repairing or
Reinstalling Drivers,” earlier in this chapter.
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Reinstall Additional Software
After you have reinstalled drivers, you can begin to reinstall
additional software.
■
To reinstall software included with your notebook, follow
the instructions in “Repairing or Reinstalling Applications,”
earlier in this chapter.
■
To reinstall software that was not included with your
notebook, refer to the installation instructions included with
the software. Installation instructions are usually provided
on the software CD, in the CD package, or at the Web site
of the software provider or manufacturer.
Update Reinstalled Software
It is strongly recommended that you update all reinstalled
software. Depending on the settings you used on your former
configuration, some software may have been automatically
updated without your knowledge. Use the following update
procedures as soon as your notebook is connected to the Internet.
To access update links for the operating system and other
software provided on your notebook:
»
Select Start > Help and Support.
To update optional software, follow the instructions included with
the software. Many applications include an update feature that
you can access from a Help button or menu item within the
application.
If you are unable to update your operating system from the
Internet and a Critical Security Updates for Windows XP disc was
included with your notebook, refer to “Critical Security Updates
for Windows XP” in Chapter 12, “Security.”
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Notebook Care
Temperature
Å
WARNING: To avoid potential discomfort or burns, do not
block the air vents or use the notebook on your lap for extended
periods.The notebook is designed to run demanding applications
at full power. As a result of increased power consumption, it is
normal for the notebook to feel warm or hot when used continuously.
The notebook complies with the user-accessible surface temperature
limits defined by the International Standard for Safety of Information
Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).
Notebook
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to
your equipment:
■ Before cleaning your notebook, disconnect the notebook from
external power and disconnect all external devices from the
notebook.
■ Do not spray liquids on your notebook, display, or keyboard.
■ Do not allow liquids to drip onto the notebook keyboard.
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to the finish and interior
compartments of your notebook, do not allow liquids to come in contact
with your notebook, display, or keyboard. Liquids and household
solvents can permanently damage the finish and interior components of
your notebook.
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CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to the display, do not place
anything on top of the notebook even when the notebook is in a
carrying case.
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent overheating, do not obstruct the vents. Do not
allow a hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft
surface, such as fabric or carpet, to block the airflow. For vent location
information, refer to “Bays and Vents” in Chapter 1, “Component ID.”
Your notebook is designed to be durable. To help maintain the
performance and appearance of your notebook, the following
suggestions may be helpful:
■
Carry and store your notebook in an optional portable
carrying case.
■
Avoid placing heavy objects on top of the notebook, even
when the notebook is inside a carrying case.
■
Protect your notebook, especially the display and keyboard,
from liquids and excessive moisture.
■
Avoid exposing your notebook to direct sunlight, extreme
temperatures, or ultraviolet light for extended periods of time.
■
Use your notebook only on a solid, flat surface. Make sure
that vents, which cool internal components, are unobstructed.
■
If your notebook will not be used for a week or more, shut
it down.
■
If your notebook will be disconnected from external power
for more than 2 weeks:
❏ Shut down the notebook.
❏ Remove the battery pack and store it in a cool, dry place.
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Keyboard
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to your keyboard, do not
use liquids of any kind on your keyboard. Any liquid could cause
permanent damage to your keyboard and to the internal components of
your notebook. Some liquids and household solvents can permanently
damage the finish of your notebook.
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent the deposit of household debris on the
keyboard, do not clean the keyboard with a regular vacuum cleaner.
Clean the keyboard regularly to prevent keys from sticking and to
remove dust, lint, and particles that can become trapped beneath
the keys.
Ideally, use a can of compressed air with a straw extension to
blow air in and around the keys.
.
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Notebook Care
Display
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to your notebook, do not
spray water, cleaning fluids, chemicals, or any other liquid on the
screen.
To remove smudges and lint, frequently clean your display with
a soft, damp, lint-free cloth. If the screen requires additional
cleaning, use an antistatic screen cleaning product or
premoistened antistatic wipes.
TouchPad
Grease and dirt on the TouchPad can cause your pointer to move
erratically. To protect the performance of your TouchPad:
■
Wash your hands frequently while you are using the
notebook.
■
Clean the TouchPad often with a damp cloth.
External Mouse
Keeping an optional external mouse clean can substantially
improve the performance of the mouse and prevent the loss of
mouse pointer control.
To clean an external mouse that resembles the mouse in the
following illustrations:
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Notebook Care
1. Turn the mouse upside down.
2. Rotate the circular plate until the plate pops loose 1. Most
mice have an arrow to indicate the direction to turn the plate.
3. Remove the ball 2 from your mouse and clean it with an
antistatic wipe or a lint-free cotton cloth.
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Notebook Care
4. To remove loose debris and dust, spray the inside of the
mouse with compressed air or clean it with a non cotton
swab.
5. Replace the ball and the circular plate.
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Travel and Shipping
Travel
When you travel with your notebook, the following suggestions
may be helpful:
■
Take along a backup of your work. Keep the backup separate
from the notebook.
■
Do not expose the notebook or diskettes to a magnetic
security detector.
❏ The security device that examines carry-on items placed
on a conveyor belt uses x-rays and is safe for the notebook
and diskettes.
❏ The walk-through security device and the handheld
security wands are magnetic and may damage the
notebook or diskettes.
■
If you are traveling by air
❏ Carry your notebook as hand baggage. Do not check it
with the rest of your luggage.
❏ Check in advance with the airline if you plan to use the
notebook during a flight. In-flight notebook use is at the
discretion of the airline.
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Travel and Shipping
■
If you are traveling internationally:
❏ Consult with Customer Care about power cord and
adapter requirements for each location in which you
plan to use the notebook. (Voltage, frequency, and plug
configurations vary.)
Å
To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the
equipment, do not attempt to run the notebook with a
voltage converter kit sold for appliances.
❏ Check the computer-related customs regulations for each
country on your itinerary.
❏ Review “Modem Country Selection” in Chapter 10,
“Modem and Networking.”
■
Read “Shipping,” next in this chapter. Most procedures for
shipping the notebook apply also to traveling with the
notebook.
Shipping
To prepare the notebook for shipping or traveling:
1. Back up your work. For backup information, refer to “Back
Up Data” in Chapter 14, “Software Updates and Recovery.”
2. Remove all media, including CDs, DVDs, PC Cards,
ExpressCards, digital memory cards, etc.
3. Turn off, then disconnect, all external devices.
4. Shut down the notebook.
5. If the notebook will be disconnected from an external power
source for more than 2 weeks, remove the battery pack. Store
the battery pack in a cool, dry place.
6. If you are shipping the notebook, place it in the original
packing box or similar protective packaging and label
the package as “fragile.”
If you think your shipping or travel plans may expose the
notebook to extreme environments, review “Operating
Environment” in Chapter 17, “Specifications.”
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17
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
Temperature
Relative humidity (noncondensing)
Operating
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
Operating
-15 m to 3,048 m
Nonoperating
-15 m to 12,192 m -50 ft to 40,000 ft
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Specifications
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 to 19.0 V dc
Operating current
4.9 A or 6.5 A
This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with
phase-to-phase voltage not exceeding 230V.
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Specifications
Expansion Port 2 Input/Output Signals
The 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 notebook has only one
expansion port. The term expansion port 2 describes the type
of expansion port.)
The expansion port 2 is illustrated in “Right-Side Components”
in Chapter 1, “Component ID.”
The following table identifies the input and output signals
supported by the expansion port 2 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-W to
240-W 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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Index
1394 port 1–9, 9–3
A
AC adapter 1–16
AC power vs. battery power
2–4
adapters
2-pin (for power cord) 2–3
AC 1–16
country-specific modem
10–1
airport security devices 5–1,
16–1
altitude specifications 17–1
analog vs. digital line 10–1,
10–7
antennae 1–15
antivirus software 12–1,
12–19
Application Recovery disc
1–17
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applications
default multimedia 4–10
installing 4–12
reinstalling or repairing
14–12
See also software
applications key, Windows
1–6
AT commands, modem 10–9
audio cable 4–7
audio-in (microphone) jack
4–1
audio-out (headphone) jack
4–2, 4–7
AutoPlay 4–17, 5–6
B
backup 14–9, 14–15
base, docking. See docking
device
battery bay
identifying 1–13
inserting, removing battery
pack 2–17
labels inside 1–18
Index–1
Index
battery light
displaying charge status
2–19, 2–21
identifying 1–7, 2–1
battery pack
battery power vs. AC
power 2–4
calibrating 2–24
charging 2–19
conserving power 2–28
diagnostic information
13–4
disposing of 2–30
inserting 2–17
low-battery conditions
2–21
monitoring charge 2–20
removing 2–18
storing 2–29
battery pack release latch
1–13, 2–18
battery power vs. AC power
2–4
bays
battery 1–13, 1–18
hard drive 1–13
See also compartment,
expansion memory
module
BIOS information, displaying
fn+esc 3–11
password protection 12–2
Service Tag 14–2
Setup utility 13–4
Index–2
Bluetooth device
functions 11–9
wireless button 1–5, 11–2
wireless light 1–2, 11–2
Bluetooth label 1–18
boot order 13–6
buttons
display release 1–7
mute 1–5, 4–3
PC Card eject 1–11, 6–4
power 1–4, 2–9, 2–13
TouchPad 1–3, 3–2
volume 1–5, 4–3
wireless 1–5, 11–2
See also battery pack
release latch; display
switch; keys
C
cable lock, security 1–12,
12–22
cables
audio 4–7
modem 1–16, 10–1
network 1–10, 10–10
S-Video 4–4, 4–7
See also power cord
calibration, battery 2–24
camcorder
connecting 9–3
digital memory cards 7–1
camera
connecting 9–3
digital memory cards 7–1
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caps lock light 1–1
card and socket services
ExpressCard 6–6
PC Card 6–1
cards. See digital memory
cards; ExpressCards;
memory modules; PC Cards;
xD-Picture Cards
care and maintenance 15–1
category view, Windows 2–7
Certificate of Authenticity
label 1–18, 14–17
classic view, Windows 2–7
color television format 4–8
Compaq administrator
password. See passwords
compartment, expansion
memory module 1–14, 8–2
composite video 3–7, 17–3
computer viruses 12–19
connectors
digital memory card 7–3
drive 5–1
ExpressCard 6–6
PC Card 6–2
power 1–8
See also jacks; ports
conservation, power 2–28
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cord, power
connecting 2–3
identifying 1–16
See also cables
country-specific modem
adapter 1–16, 10–1, 10–4
critical low-battery condition
2–22
Critical Security Updates for
Windows XP disc 12–20
D
default settings
multimedia applications
4–10
restoring Setup utility 13–5
desktop, Windows, setting
icon display preferences
3–14
dialing modes 10–7
digital memory cards
disabling 12–18
inserting 7–3
Memory Reader 7–1
removing 7–4
setting AutoPlay
preferences 4–18
types supported 7–1
digital vs. analog line 10–1,
10–7
Index–3
Index
discs
Application Recovery
14–13
changing regional DVD
settings 4–18
containing multimedia
applications 4–9
copying 4–15
copyright warning 4–14
creating 4–15
Critical Security Updates
for Windows XP 12–20
disabling 12–18
displaying contents 4–17,
5–6
Driver Recovery 14–11,
14–13
inserting 5–3
installing applications from
4–12
media activity hotkeys
4–16
Operating System Recovery
14–17
playing 4–9, 4–16, 4–17
removing 5–4
setting AutoPlay
preferences 4–17
writing to 4–15
Index–4
diskette
affected by airport security
5–1, 16–1
protecting playback 2–9,
5–6
display release button 1–7
display switch
identifying 1–4
setting preferences 2–2,
2–13
display, internal
care and maintenance 15–4
controlling brightness 3–10
switching image 3–7
docking device
docking, undocking while
using disc, diskette 4–17
expansion port 2 on
notebook 1–9
USB support 9–1
DriveLock 12–13
DriveLock password. See
passwords
Driver Recovery disc 1–17,
14–17
drivers
obtaining 14–11
reinstalling, repairing
1–17, 14–18
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drives
affected by airport security
5–1
avoiding standby and
hibernation while using
discs, diskettes 2–9, 4–17
boot order 13–6
disabling 12–18
IDE drive light 5–2
shipping 5–1
USB 9–1
See also discs; hard drive;
optical drives
E
eject button, PC Card 6–4
electrostatic discharge (ESD)
8–2
emergency shutdown
procedures 2–13
enablers
ExpressCard 6–6
PC Card 6–1
End-User License Agreement,
operating system 14–14
environmental specifications
17–1
error messages
DVD 4–19
memory module 8–2
No Dial Tone 10–8
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ESD (electrostatic discharge)
8–2
exhaust vent 1–8, 1–10, 1–13
expansion memory module
slot 8–1
See also memory; memory
modules
expansion port 2 1–9, 17–3
ExpressCard slot 1–11, 6–6
ExpressCards
configuring 6–6
inserting 6–7
removing 6–8
removing insert in
ExpressCard slot 6–6
stopping 6–8
types supported 6–5
external device drivers 14–11
external monitor port 1–8, 4–6
external numeric keypad 3–18
F
F12 to boot from LAN
message 13–6
firewall software 12–1, 12–21
flash memory cards 7–1
fn key 1–6
function keys (f1, f2, etc.) 3–4,
13–6
G
Getting Started 1–17
Index–5
Index
H
hard drive
affected by airport security
5–1
displaying amount of free
space on 8–7
DriveLock 12–13
replacing (primary) 5–2
self-test 13–6
space on, required for
hibernation file 8–7
See also drives
hard drive bay
identifying 1–13
replacing hard drive 5–2
headphone (audio-out) jack
1–10, 4–2, 4–7
headphones 4–2
Help and Support Center 3–5
hibernation
avoiding when using discs,
diskettes 2–9, 4–17, 5–6
defined 2–6
enabling/disabling 2–7
file space requirements for
8–7
initiated during critical
low-battery condition
2–22
initiating 2–6, 2–11
restoring from 2–6, 2–11
setting preferences 2–13
when to use 2–8
Index–6
hibernation file 2–6, 8–7
hotkey commands
access Help and Support
Center 3–5
control media activity
(play, pause, stop, etc.)
3–10
decrease display brightness
3–10
display system information
3–11, 14–2
increase display brightness
3–10
initiate QuickLock 3–8,
12–3
initiate standby 2–12, 2–13
open Internet Explorer 3–6
open print options window
3–6
Quick Reference 3–4
switch image 3–7
hotkeys
displaying functions on the
screen 3–13
identifying 1–6, 3–4
procedures 3–5
Quick Reference 3–4
using with external
keyboard 3–11
hub, USB 9–1
humidity specifications 17–1
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I
icons
hotkey 3–4
multimedia 4–9
on function keys 3–4
Power Meter 2–4, 2–14
Quick Launch Buttons
3–12
Safely Remove Hardware
6–4, 6–8
IDE drive light 1–7, 5–2
identifying components
additional included
hardware 1–16
bottom 1–13, 1–18
front 1–7
left-side 1–11
rear 1–8
right-side 1–9
top 1–1, 1–18
IEC 60950 compliance 15–1
IEEE 1394 port 1–9, 9–3
Internet Connection Wizard
3–6
Internet Explorer 3–6
InterVideo WinDVD Creator
4–11
InterVideo WinDVD Player
4–11, 4–20
iTunes, Apple 4–11
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone)
1–10, 4–1
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audio-out (headphone)
1–10, 4–2, 4–7
PBX 10–1
RJ-11 (modem) 1–8, 10–1
RJ-45 (network) 1–10,
10–10
S-Video-out 1–10, 4–4,
4–7
See also connectors; ports
K
keyboard revision number,
displaying 3–11
keyboard, external 3–11
keyboard, internal, care and
maintenance 15–1
keypad, embedded numeric
identifying 1–6, 3–16
procedures 3–17
keys
fn 1–6, 3–4
function (f1, f2, etc.) 1–6,
3–4
hotkeys 3–4
keypad 1–6, 3–16
num lock 3–17
prt sc 14–16
scroll lock 3–11
shift 2–11, 3–18
Windows applications 1–6
Windows logo 1–6
See also buttons; display
switch
Index–7
Index
Index–8
L
M
labels
Bluetooth 1–18
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity 1–18, 14–17
Modem Approval 1–18
Regulatory 1–18
Service Tag 1–18, 14–2
wireless certification 1–18
language, changing in Setup
utility 13–3
latch, battery pack release
1–13, 2–18
See also buttons; display
switch
lights
battery 1–7, 2–19, 2–21
caps lock 1–1
IDE drive 1–7, 5–2
Memory Reader 1–11
mute 1–1, 4–3
num lock 1–1, 3–17
power/standby 1–2, 1–7,
2–9
TouchPad 1–3, 3–2
wireless 1–2, 11–2
location settings, modem 10–5
lock, security cable 1–12,
12–22
lock-up, system 2–13
low-battery condition 2–22
Media Player, Windows 4–10
media, digital 7–1
memory
displaying amount of 3–5,
8–7
increasing RAM 8–1, 8–7
memory module compartment,
expansion 1–14, 8–3
memory module slot
expansion 8–1
primary 8–1
memory modules
defined 8–1
removing or inserting 8–2
selecting 8–2
Memory Reader 1–11, 7–1
Memory Reader light 1–11,
7–2
Memory Stick, Memory Stick
Pro 1–11, 7–1
microphone 4–1
microphone (audio-in) jack
1–10, 4–1
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 1–18,
14–17
model, identifying notebook
3–5, 14–2
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modem
AT commands 10–9
cable 10–1
country-specific adapter
1–16, 10–1, 10–4
dialing mode (pulse or
tone) settings 10–7
jack 10–1, 10–3
location settings 10–5
travel connection
troubleshooting 10–7
virus protection 12–19
modem (RJ-11) jack 1–8, 10–3
Modem Approval label 1–18
modem cable 1–16, 10–1
modules, memory 8–1
monitor port, external 1–8,
4–6
monitor, external
connecting 4–6
switching image 3–7, 4–6
mouse, external
care and maintenance 15–4
setting preferences 3–3
USB 9–1
MultiMediaCard 1–11, 7–1
mute button 1–5, 4–3
mute light 1–1, 4–3
N
network
connecting 10–11
Network Service Boot
13–6
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PreBoot eXecution
Environment (PXE)
server 13–6
network (RJ-45) jack 1–10,
10–10
network cable 1–10, 10–10
Network Service Boot 13–6
No Dial Tone message 10–8
noise suppression circuitry
10–2
Norton AntiVirus 12–1, 12–19
notebook model, family, type,
and serial number 3–5, 14–2
num lock key 3–17
num lock light 1–1, 3–17
O
operating environment
specifications 17–1
operating system
firewall 12–1, 12–21
Internet Connection
Wizard 3–6
loading 2–10
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 1–18,
14–17
modem settings 10–5, 10–7
passwords 12–5
Product Key 1–18, 14–17
reinstalling 14–9, 14–15
repairing 14–9, 14–14
shutting down 2–10, 2–13
updating 12–20
Index–9
Index
optical disc. See discs
optical drives
AutoPlay 5–6
avoiding standby and
hibernation while using
disc 5–6
inserting disc 5–3
removing disc 5–4
types available for your
notebook model 1–12
types required for creating
CDs, DVDs 4–9
See also discs; drives
overheating, precautions 15–1
P
passwords
Compaq administrator
12–9
coordinating 12–5
DriveLock 12–6, 12–13
forgetting 12–5
power-on 12–11
QuickLock 3–8, 12–3
recording 12–5
standby 2–16
Windows administrator
3–8, 12–3, 12–5
Windows user 3–8, 12–3,
12–5
PBX jacks 10–1
Index–10
PC Card eject button 1–11,
6–4
PC Card slot 1–11, 6–2, 6–6
PC Cards
configuring 6–1
inserting, removing 6–2
removing insert in PC Card
slot 6–2
stopping 6–4
types supported 6–1
PCFriendly 4–14
pointing device 3–1
ports
1394 1–9, 9–3
expansion port 2 1–9, 17–3
external monitor 1–8, 3–7,
4–6
USB 1–8, 1–9, 1–12, 9–1
See also connectors; jacks
power
conserving 2–5, 2–28
control and light locations
2–1
schemes 2–15
setting preferences 2–13
sources 2–4
switching between AC and
battery 2–4
See also battery pack;
hibernation; shutdown
procedures; standby
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power button
default functions 2–9
identifying 1–4, 2–2
resetting notebook with
2–13
setting preferences 2–13
power connector 1–8
power cord
external device 4–6
notebook 1–16
See also cables
Power Meter 2–21
Power Meter icon 2–4, 2–14
power, AC vs battery 14–8
power/standby lights 1–2, 1–7,
2–9
power-on password. See
passwords
PreBoot eXecution
Environment (PXE) server
13–6
preloaded software
accessing, displaying,
installing 4–12
reinstalling 14–19
Press ESC to change boot
order message 13–6
primary hard drive. See drives;
hard drive
primary memory module slot
See also memory; memory
modules
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primary memory modules slot
8–1
processor name, displaying
3–11
Product Key 1–18, 14–17
product name and number,
notebook 1–18, 3–11
projector
connecting 1–8
switching image 3–7
pulse dialing mode 10–7
Q
Quick Launch Buttons
control panel 3–12
icon 3–12
QuickLock 3–8, 12–3
R
RAM (random access
memory) 8–1, 8–7
reader, memory card 7–1
recovery discs, procedures.
See system recovery
regional settings for DVDs
4–18
regulatory information
Modem Approval label
1–18
Regulatory label 1–18
wireless certification labels
1–18
Index–11
Index
reinstallation, software. See
system recovery
release latch, battery pack
1–13, 2–18
repair, software. See system
recovery
reset (emergency shutdown
procedures) 2–13
restore point 14–10
RJ-11 (modem) jack 1–8,
10–1, 10–3
RJ-45 (network) jack 1–10,
10–10
ROM
determining current
version of 14–2
downloading and installing
14–4
obtaining updates 14–4
ROMPaq 14–4
S
scanner 9–3
screen saver 2–29, 12–6
scroll lock key 3–11
scroll zone, TouchPad 1–3
Secure Digital (SD) Memory
Card 1–11, 7–1
security cable slot 1–12
security cable, connecting
12–22
security features, summary
12–1
serial number, notebook 1–18,
3–5
Service Tag 1–18, 14–2
Index–12
Setup utility
changing language 13–3
displaying system
information 13–4
navigation and selection
13–4
Network Service Boot
13–6
opening 13–2
restoring default settings
13–5
setting security preferences
12–2
video memory settings 8–7
shift key
embedded numeric keypad
function 3–18
hibernation function 2–11
shipping
drive 5–1
notebook 16–2
shutdown procedures 2–10
sleep. See standby
slots
ExpressCard 1–11, 6–5
memory module 1–14, 8–1
Memory Reader 1–11, 7–1
PC Card 1–11, 6–1
security cable 1–12, 12–22
SmartMedia (SM) card 1–11,
7–1
socket services
ExpressCard 6–6
PC Card 6–1
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SoftPaq 14–4, 14–7
software
AutoPlay 4–17
backing up 14–9, 14–15
firewall 12–1, 12–21
Internet Connection
Wizard 3–6
iTunes 4–11
multimedia applications
4–9, 4–18
Norton AntiVirus 12–1,
12–19
Power Meter 2–21
Quick Launch Buttons
control panel 3–12
repairing, reinstalling 1–17
ROMPaq 14–4
Setup utility 13–1
SoftPaq 14–4, 14–7
System Restore 14–10
updating 12–20, 14–1
Software Setup folder
installing multimedia
applications 4–9, 4–12
reinstalling applications
14–12
reinstalling drivers 14–11
software, recovery 14–9
Sonic RecordNow! 4–11,
4–20
speakers
external 4–2
internal 1–7, 4–2
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specifications
expansion port 2 signals
17–3
operating environment
17–1
rated input power 17–2
standby
avoiding when using discs,
diskettes 2–9, 4–17, 5–6
initiated during critical
low-battery condition
2–22
initiating 2–12
password 2–16
power/standby lights 1–2,
1–7
resuming from 2–12
setting preferences 2–13
stereo speakers
external 4–2
internal 1–7, 4–2
S-Video cable 4–4, 4–7
S-Video-out jack 1–10, 4–4,
4–7
switch, display
identifying 1–4, 2–2
setting preferences 2–13
system information,
displaying
fn+esc 3–11
Service Tag 14–2
Setup utility 13–4
Index–13
Index
system lock-up
emergency shutdown
procedures 2–13
system recovery
backing up data 14–9,
14–15
recovery procedures
summary 14–9
reinstalling operating
system 14–15
reinstalling, repairing
applications 14–12
reinstalling, repairing
drivers 14–11
repairing operating system
14–14
System Restore 14–10
updating reinstalled
software 14–19
System Restore 14–10
T
telephone jack (RJ-11 jack)
1–8, 10–1
television
changing color format 4–8
connecting audio 4–2
connecting video 4–5
temperature
precautions 15–1
specifications 17–1
storage, battery pack 2–29
1394 port 1–9, 9–3
tone dialing mode 10–7
Index–14
TouchPad
care and maintenance 15–4
identifying 1–3
setting preferences 3–3
using 3–1
TouchPad light 1–3, 3–2
traveling with notebook
battery pack temperature
considerations 2–29
color television format
settings 4–8
environmental
specifications 17–1
Modem Approval label
1–18
modem connection
troubleshooting 10–7
modem settings 10–5
precautions, preparations
16–1
using modem cable adapter
10–4
wireless certification labels
1–18
troubleshooting, modem
connections 10–7
turning off notebook 2–10,
2–13
turning on notebook 2–10
tutorials 3–5, 4–14
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Index
U
unresponsive system,
emergency shutdown
procedures 2–13
USB devices, connecting 9–1
USB ports, identifying 1–8,
1–9, 1–12
user password, Windows. See
passwords
V
VCR
connecting audio 4–2
connecting video 4–7
vents, exhaust 1–8, 1–10, 1–13
video device
connecting 4–4, 4–7
turning on or off 4–8
video memory settings 8–1,
8–7
viruses, computer 12–1, 12–19
volume down button 1–5
volume up button 1–5
volume, adjusting 4–3
W
Windows administrator
password. See passwords
Windows applications key 1–6
Windows category vs.
Windows classic view 2–7
Windows desktop icons 3–14
Windows firewall 12–21
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Windows logo key 1–6
Windows Media Player 4–10
Windows MovieMaker 4–10
Windows user password. See
passwords
WinDVD Creator 4–11
WinDVD Player 4–11, 4–20
wireless antennae 1–15
wireless button 1–5, 11–11
wireless certification label
1–18
wireless LAN devices
certification labels 1–18
identifying 11–6
troubleshooting 11–5
types 11–7
types of WLAN adapters
11–7
wireless button 1–5
wireless light 1–2
wireless local area network
(WLAN) 11–6
WLAN software 11–8
wireless light 1–2
X
xD-Picture Cards 1–11, 7–1
Index–15
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