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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®...
Blinking: The hard drive or optical drive (select models only) is being accessed. ● On: HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection has temporarily parked the internal hard drive, and if present, the hard drive in the SmartBay. On: Caps lock is on.
Component Volume up light Num lock light Wireless 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. Buttons, speakers, and fingerprint reader NOTE: Your computer may look slightly different from the illustration in this section.
Component MediaSmart button Volume mute button Volume scroll zone Previous/rewind button Play/pause button Next/fast forward button Stop button (10) Wireless button (11) Fingerprint reader (select models only) *This table describes factory settings. For information about changing factory settings, refer to the user guides located in Help and Support.
Component Windows logo key Windows applications key Embedded numeric keypad keys Function keys Display NOTE: Your computer may look slightly different from the illustration in this section. Chapter 2 Components Description Displays system information when pressed in combination with the key.
Component Internal display switch Internal digital dual array microphones (2) Integrated webcam light (select models only) Integrated webcam (select models only) Description Turns off the display if the display is closed while the computer is turned on. Record sound. On: The integrated webcam is in use. Records video and captures still photographs.
On: HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection has temporarily parked the internal hard drive, and if present, the hard drive in the SmartBay. Receives a signal from the HP Remote Control (select models only). Connects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone.
Rear component Component Vent Right-side components NOTE: Your computer may look slightly different from the illustration in this section. Component SmartBay USB ports (2) TV antenna/cable jack (select models only) RJ-11 (modem) jack (select models only) Power connector Description Enables airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating.
Left-side components Component Security cable slot External monitor port Expansion port 3 RJ-45 (network) jack HDMI port eSATA/USB port Digital Media Slot light Digital Media Slot ExpressCard slot Chapter 2 Components Description Attaches an optional security cable to the computer. NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.
Bottom components Component Hard drive and WLAN module compartment SmartBay release latch Memory module compartment Mini Card compartment Battery release latch SIM slot (select models only) Battery bay Vents (3) Description Holds the hard drive and the wireless LAN (WLAN) module. CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system, replace the wireless module only with a wireless module authorized for use in...
Wireless antennae Component WWAN antennae (2)* WLAN antennae (2)* *The antennae are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennae 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.
Additional hardware components Component Power cord* AC adapter Battery* *Batteries and power cords vary in appearance by region and country. 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.
Labels The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the computer. ● Service tag—Provides important information including: ◦ Product Name (1). This is the product name affixed to the front of your notebook. ◦...
SIM (subscriber identity module) label (select models only)—Provides the ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card Identifier) of your SIM. This label is located inside the battery bay. ● HP Broadband Wireless Module serial number label—Provides the serial number of your HP Broadband Wireless Module. This label is located inside the battery bay.