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Safety warning notice WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow.
Identifying hardware To see a list of hardware installed in the computer, follow these steps: Select Start > Computer > System properties. In the left pane, click Device Manager. You can also add hardware or modify device configurations using Device Manager. NOTE: Windows®...
Keys Component Windows logo key Function keys Windows applications key Integrated numeric keypad and volume keys Description Displays system information about your computer when pressed in combination with the key. Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with a function key or the Displays the Windows Start menu.
Buttons and speakers Component Speakers (2) Power button* Wireless button *This table describes factory settings. For information about changing factory settings, refer to the user guides located in Help and Support. Chapter 2 Components Description Produce sound. ● When the computer is off, press the button briefly to turn on the computer.
Front components Component Power light Battery light Drive light Audio-in (microphone) jack Audio-out (headphone) jack NOTE: This table describes factory settings. For information about changing factory settings, refer to the user guides located in Help and Support. Description ● On: The computer is on. ●...
Rear components Component Vents (2) Chapter 2 Components Description Enables airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.
Right-side components Component Optical drive Optical drive light USB ports (2) RJ-11 (modem) jack (select models only) Security cable slot Description Reads optical discs and, on select models, also writes to optical discs. Blinking: The optical drive is being accessed. Connect optional USB devices.
Left-side components Component Power connector AC adapter light External monitor port RJ-45 (network) jack HDMI port (select models only) USB port Digital Media Slot (select models only) Digital Media Slot light (select models only) Chapter 2 Components Description Connects an AC adapter. ●...
Bottom components Component Battery bay Battery release latch WLAN module compartment Hard drive bay Vents (4) Memory module compartment Description Holds the battery. Releases the battery from the battery bay. Holds the WLAN module. CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system, replace the wireless module only with a wireless module authorized for use in the computer by the governmental agency that regulates wireless devices in your country or region.
Display components Component Internal display switch Integrated webcam light (select models only) Integrated webcam (select models only) Internal microphone Chapter 2 Components Description Turns off the display and initiates Sleep if the display is closed while the power is on. On: The integrated webcam is in use.
Lights Component Caps lock light Power lights* (2) Wireless light Num lock light Battery light Description On: Caps lock is on. ● On: The computer is on. ● Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state. ● Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. ●...
Component Drive light TouchPad light *The 2 power lights display the same information. The light on the power button is visible only when the computer is open. The power light on the front of the computer is visible whether the computer is open or closed. Cleaning the display To remove smudges and lint, frequently clean the display with a soft, damp, lint-free cloth.
Wireless antennae (select models only) On select computer models, at least 2 antennae send and receive signals from one or more wireless devices. These antennae are not visible from the outside of the computer. NOTE: For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennae free from obstructions.
Additional hardware components Component Power cord* AC adapter Battery* *Batteries and power cords vary in appearance by region and country. Chapter 2 Components Description Connects an AC adapter to an AC outlet. Converts AC power to DC power. Powers the computer when the computer is not plugged into external power.
Card Identifier) of your SIM. This label is located inside the battery bay. ● HP Broadband Wireless Module serial number label (select models only): Provides the serial number of your HP Broadband Wireless Module. This label is located inside the battery bay.