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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.
Contacting customer support ... 46 Labels ... 47 8 Specifications ... 48 Input power ... 49 DC plug of external HP power supply ... 49 Operating environment ... 50 Using the integrated numeric keypad ... 24 Turning the TouchPad off and on ... 26 Navigating ...
Update your antivirus software—Protect your computer from damage caused by viruses. The software is preinstalled on the computer and includes a limited subscription for free updates. For more information, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. For instructions on accessing this guide, refer to Finding information on page ●...
What's new? Beats Audio (select models only) Beats Audio is an enhanced audio profile that provides a deep, controlled bass while maintaining a clear sound. Beats Audio is enabled by default. ▲ To increase or decrease the Beats Audio bass settings, press fn+b. You can also view and control the bass settings through the Windows operating system.
Getting Started To access this guide: Select Start > Help and Support > User Guides. – or – Select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Documentation. HP Notebook Reference Guide To access this guide: Select Start > Help and Support > User Guides.
Go to http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments. *You may find the expressly provided HP Limited Warranty applicable to your product located with the electronic guides on your computer and/or on the CD/DVD provided in the box. Some countries/regions may provide a printed HP Limited Warranty in the box.
TouchPad Component TouchPad light TouchPad on/off button TouchPad zone Left TouchPad button TouchPad accent light Right TouchPad button Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description ● On: The TouchPad is off. ● Off: The TouchPad is on. Turns the TouchPad on and off. Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the screen.
Lights Component Caps lock light Power light Mute light Wireless light TouchPad light TouchPad accent light Fingerprint reader light (select models only) Description On: Caps lock is on. ● White: The computer is on. ● Blinking white: The computer is in the Sleep state. ●...
5 seconds to turn off the computer. To learn more about your power settings, select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options, or refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Produce sound. Opens the default Web browser.
Keys Component Windows logo key Windows applications key Integrated numeric keypad num lock Action keys Description Displays system information when pressed in combination with the Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with the Displays the Windows Start menu. Increases or decreases the Beats Audio bass settings (select models only) when pressed in combination with the Beats Audio is an enhanced audio profile that provides a...
Front Component Digital Media Slot Speakers (2) (select models only) Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Supports the following digital card formats: ● Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card ● Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDxC) Memory Card ● Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card ●...
Amber: HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection has temporarily parked the hard drive. NOTE: For information on HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Connect optional USB devices. Attaches an optional security cable to the computer.
Left side Component Vent External monitor port HDMI port RJ-45 (network) jack USB ports (2) Audio-in (microphone) jack Audio-out (headphone) jacks (2) Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Enables airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating.
Display Component WLAN antennas (2)* Internal microphones (2) Webcam light Webcam *The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennas free from obstructions. To see wireless regulatory notices, refer to the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or region.
Rear Component Vent Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer 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.
Bottom Component Battery bay Battery release latch Vents (6) Hard drive bay, WLAN, and memory module compartments Description Holds the battery. Releases the battery from the battery bay, and releases the hard drive/memory module compartment cover. Enable airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating.
WLAN on page 18 ● Wired—You can access the Internet by connecting to a wired network. For information on connecting to a wired network, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Chapter 3 Networking Setting up a new WLAN network on page...
● Bluetooth device For more information on wireless technology and connecting to a wireless network, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide and information and Web site links provided in Help and Support. Using an Internet service provider (ISP)
Connecting to an existing WLAN Turn on the computer. Be sure that the WLAN device is on. Click the network icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. Select a network to connect to. Click Connect. If required, enter the security key.
Setting up a new WLAN network Required equipment: ● A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet service provider (ISP) ● A wireless router (purchased separately) (2) ● Your new wireless computer (3) NOTE: Some modems have a built-in wireless router.
Protecting your WLAN When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always turn on security features to protect your network from unauthorized access. For information on protecting your WLAN, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Chapter 3 Networking...
Using the keyboard Using the action keys Action keys are customized actions that are assigned to specific keys at the top of the keyboard. The icons on the through To use an action key, press and hold this key to activate the assigned function. NOTE: The action key feature is enabled at the factory.
Icon Using the hotkeys A hotkey is a combination of the (4). To use a hotkey: ▲ Briefly press the Function Display system information. Description Mutes or restores speaker sound. Turns the wireless feature on or off. NOTE: This key does not establish a wireless connection. To establish a wireless connection, a wireless network must also be set up.
Function Control the bass settings (select models only). Turn the TouchPad accent light on or off. Using the keypad The computer includes an integrated numeric keypad. The computer also supports an optional external numeric keypad or an optional external keyboard that includes a numeric keypad. Using the integrated numeric keypad Component num lock...
Using pointing devices NOTE: In addition to the pointing devices included with your computer, you can use an external USB mouse (purchased separately) by connecting it to one of the USB ports on the computer. Setting pointing device preferences Use Mouse Properties in Windows® to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button configuration, click speed, and pointer options.
Turning the TouchPad off and on To turn the TouchPad off and on, quickly double-tap the TouchPad on/off button. NOTE: The TouchPad light is off when the TouchPad is on. Navigating To move the pointer, slide one finger across the TouchPad in the direction you want the pointer to go. Chapter 4 Keyboard and pointing devices...
Selecting Use the left and right TouchPad buttons like the corresponding buttons on an external mouse. Using TouchPad gestures The TouchPad supports a variety of gestures. To use TouchPad gestures, place two fingers on the TouchPad at the same time. NOTE: TouchPad gestures are not supported in all programs.
Scrolling Scrolling is useful for moving up, down, or sideways on a page or image. To scroll, place two fingers slightly apart on the TouchPad, and then drag them across the TouchPad in an up, down, left, or right motion. NOTE: Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.
Inserting or removing the battery NOTE: For additional information on using the battery, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. To insert the battery: Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you. Align the battery (1) with the outer edge of the battery bay.
Pivot the battery (2) upward and remove it from the computer (3). Replacing or upgrading the hard drive CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: Shut down the computer before removing the hard drive from the hard drive bay. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation.
Slide the battery release latch (1) until the cover is released, and then lift up and remove the cover (2). Disconnect the hard drive cable (1) from the computer. Remove the 4 hard drive screws (2). Lift the hard drive (3) out of the hard drive bay. Chapter 5 Maintenance...
Installing a hard drive Insert the hard drive (1) into the hard drive bay. Replace the 4 hard drive screws (2). Connect the hard drive cable (3) to the computer. Replace the hard drive cover: With the battery bay toward you, position the hard drive cover (1) at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the computer so that the tabs on the underside of the cover align with the matching slots on the computer.
Adding or replacing memory modules The computer has two memory module slots. The memory module slots are located on the bottom of the computer under the hard drive cover. The memory capacity of the computer can be upgraded by adding a memory module or replacing the existing memory module in one of the memory module slots.
If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing memory module: Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module. The memory module tilts up. Grasp the edge of the memory module (2), and then gently pull the memory module out of the memory module slot.
Replace the memory module compartment cover: With the battery bay toward you, position the memory module compartment cover (1) at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the computer so that the tabs on the underside of the cover align with the matching slots on the computer. Gently press the cover (2) down, applying pressure to both the left and right edges of the cover, until it snaps into place.
Performing a system restore ● Backing up and recovering your information Your computer includes tools provided by the operating system and HP to help you safeguard your information and restore it if ever needed. This chapter provides information on the following topics: ●...
Creating restore media HP recommends that you create either a set of recovery discs or a recovery flash drive to be sure that you can restore your computer to its original factory state if the hard drive fails, or if for any reason you cannot restore using the recovery partition tools.
HP Recovery Manager software allows you to repair or restore the computer to its original factory state. HP Recovery Manager works from recovery discs or a recovery flash drive, or from a dedicated recovery partition (select models only) on the hard drive.
– or – Insert the recovery flash drive into a USB port on your computer, and then restart the computer. NOTE: If the computer does not automatically restart in HP Recovery Manager, the computer boot order needs to be changed. Press at system bootup.
Backing up and recovering your information It is very important to back up your files and keep any new software in a safe place. As you add new software and data files, continue to create backups on a regular basis. How completely you are able to recover your system depends on how recent your backup is.
Using Windows Backup and Restore Guidelines: ● Be sure that the computer is connected to AC power before you start the backup process. ● Allow enough time to complete the backup process. Depending on file sizes, it may take over an hour.
Using Windows system restore points A system restore point allows you to save and name a snapshot of your hard drive at a specific point in time. You can then recover back to that point if you want to reverse subsequent changes. NOTE: Recovering to an earlier restore point does not affect data files saved or e-mails created since the last restore point.
Contacting customer support If the information provided in this user guide, in the HP Notebook Reference Guide, or in Help and Support does not address your questions, you can contact HP Customer Support at: http://www.hp.com/go/contactHP NOTE: For worldwide support, click Contact HP worldwide on the left side of the page, or go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.
Labels The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the computer: ● Serial number label—Provides important information, including the following: Component Product name Serial number (s/n) Part number/Product number (p/n) Warranty period Model description Have this information available when you contact technical support.
DC power source, it should be powered only with an AC adapter or a DC power source supplied and approved by HP for use with this computer. The computer can operate on DC power within the following specifications.
Operating environment Factor Temperature Operating (writing to optical disc) Nonoperating Relative humidity (noncondensing) Operating Nonoperating Maximum altitude (unpressurized) Operating Nonoperating Chapter 8 Specifications Metric 5°C to 35°C -20°C to 60°C 10% to 90% 5% to 95% -15 m to 3,048 m -15 m to 12,192 m U.S.
10 left side 12 rear 14 right side 11 top 6 connector, power 11 DC plug of external HP power supply 49 Digital Media Slot, identifying 10 esc key, identifying 9 external monitor port 12 f11 40 fingerprint reader light 7...