External devices and external media cards. HP G62-340, G62-372US, G62-b00 Notebook PC series, PRESARIO CQ62-200SL, CQ62-410US, PRESARIO CQ62-a10ER, G62-219WM, CQ62-238DX

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External devices and external media cards. HP G62-340, G62-372US, G62-b00 Notebook PC series, PRESARIO CQ62-200SL, CQ62-410US, PRESARIO CQ62-a10ER, G62-219WM, CQ62-238DX | Manualzz

7 External devices and external media cards

Using a USB device

A USB port connects an optional external device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub, to the computer or to an optional expansion product.

Some USB devices may require additional support software, which is usually included with the device.

For more information about device-specific software, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.

The computer has a USB port which support USB 1.0, USB 1.1, and USB 2.0 devices. To add more

USB ports, connect an optional hub or expansion product.

Connecting a USB device

CAUTION:

To prevent damage to a USB connector, use minimal force to connect a USB device.

To connect a USB device to the computer, connect the USB cable for the device to the USB port.

You will hear a sound when the device has been detected.

NOTE:

The first time you connect a USB device, the "Installing device driver software" message is displayed in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

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Removing a USB device

CAUTION:

To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure to safely remove a USB device.

CAUTION:

To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device.

To remove a USB device:

1.

Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

NOTE:

To display the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon, click the Show hidden

icons icon (the arrow at the left of the notification area).

2.

Click the name of the device in the list.

NOTE:

You are prompted that it is safe to remove the device.

3.

Remove the device.

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Using Digital Media Slot cards

Optional digital cards provide secure data storage and convenient data sharing. These cards are often used with digital media–equipped cameras and PDAs as well as with other computers.

The Digital Media Slot supports the following digital card formats:

Memory Stick (MS)

Memory Stick Pro (MSP)

MultiMediaCard (MMC)

Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card

● xD-Picture Card (XD)

Inserting a digital card

CAUTION:

To avoid damaging the digital card or the computer, do not insert any type of adapter into the Digital Media Slot.

CAUTION:

To prevent damage to the digital card connectors, use minimal force to insert a digital card.

1.

Hold the digital card label side up, with the connectors facing the computer.

2.

Insert the card into the Digital Media Slot, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated.

You will hear a sound when the device has been detected, and a menu of options may be displayed.

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Removing a digital card

CAUTION:

To prevent loss of data or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure to safely remove the digital card.

Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card.

NOTE:

To stop a data transfer, click Cancel in the operating system Copying window.

To remove a digital card:

1.

Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

NOTE:

To display the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon, click the Show hidden

icons icon (the arrow at the left side of the notification area).

2.

Click the name of the digital card in the list.

NOTE:

You are prompted that it is safe to remove the hardware device.

3.

Press in on the digital card (1), and then remove the card from the slot (2).

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  • Built-in wireless capabilities for easy Internet access
  • Comfortable keyboard and large touchpad for easy typing and navigation
  • Bright display for clear viewing of documents, web pages, and movies
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for connecting to other devices
  • Integrated webcam for video conferencing
  • Long battery life for extended use on the go

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