Document Part Number: 333953-001 August 2003 This guide explains how to set up your hardware and software, locate and install the latest versions of HP software, and locate additional information and support. This guide also introduces you to exterior features of the notebook.
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✎ Because of limitations in current TFT manufacturing technology, TFT displays may show imperfections as bright, dim, or dark spots. HP does not guarantee that TFT displays are free from such imperfections. ✎ For governmental agency and safety information, refer on the Documentation Library CD to the Regulatory and Safety Notices.
Hardware and Software Setup To set up the notebook: 1. Slide the primary battery pack into the battery bay until it is seated. ✎ If you will not be using the notebook for 2 weeks or more, removing the battery and storing it will prolong its life. For more information, refer on the Documentation Library CD to the Hardware Guide, “Battery Packs”...
2. Connect the notebook to external AC power: a. Place the notebook on a flat surface near an electrical outlet. b. Connect the AC adapter cable 1 to the power connector on the notebook. c. Connect the power cord 2 to the AC adapter. d.
After the notebook powers on: ■ The power/standby light turns on. (See guide for more information.) ■ The battery pack in the battery bay begins to charge, and the battery light turns on. (The battery light remains on while the battery pack is charging and turns off after the battery pack is fully charged.
Hardware and Software Setup ■ Preloaded software applications are included with the notebook but must be installed through the Software Setup utility. Preinstalled software applications have already been installed on the notebook and require no further installation procedures. ■ This guide does not take into account any variation that may result from the notebook being connected to a network.
✎ To view the descriptions and space requirements of preloaded HP utilities without installing them: ■ In Windows 2000, select Start > Programs > Software Setup. ■ In Windows XP, select Start > All Programs > Software Setup. After viewing the utility information, select Cancel.
Using Wireless LAN Utilities in Windows 2000 Windows 2000 does not have an automatic wireless network configuration utility. The WLAN utility provided by HP on your notebook must be used for wireless connections. Refer to the Wireless LAN Utility Installation Instructions, provided with your notebook, for help installing the utility.
Windows XP. This utility is enabled by default. However, if your notebook is equipped with an HP-installed WLAN device, you may prefer to use the utility designed to work with it instead of using the Windows utility.
Setup, select the Bluetooth utility from the list of applications, then follow the onscreen instructions. For more information on configuring and using the Bluetooth device, refer on the Documentation Library—Bluetooth CD to the Bluetooth by HP Getting Started Guide and the Bluetooth User’s Guide. 1–10 Startup Guide...
Additional Information, Help, and Updates ■ Safety & Comfort Guide—describes the best ways to set up a safe and comfortable work environment, including ergonomic and safety information. ■ Agere Softmodem AT Command Set—provides manufacturer’s modem commands for advanced users only. ■...
■ Learning more about using and maintaining your notebook With the Help and Support Center, you can get immediate assistance before contacting an HP support specialist. For example, in Help and Support you can: ■ Troubleshoot and fix common notebook problems.
Maintenance icon > System icon > Support Information button. ■ Refer to the Worldwide Telephone Numbers booklet included with the notebook to contact an HP Customer Care Center or visit the HP Web site at 2–4 hotkey or select Start > Help and Support.
To provide the fastest possible resolution of your problem, have the notebook and the following information available when you call: ■ Notebook serial number and model description, which are provided on labels affixed to the bottom of the notebook. ■ Purchase date on your invoice.
Operating System The Windows operating system provided on the notebook is enhanced by HP. These enhancements add features and provide supplementary support for devices such as drives and PC Cards. Read the following caution before installing a retail version of an operating system on your notebook.
Pointing Device Components Component Pointing stick Left and right pointing stick buttons TouchPad Left and right TouchPad buttons Startup Guide Notebook Features Description Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the screen. Function like the left and right buttons on an external mouse.
Notebook Features Top Components Component Quick Launch buttons (3) 3–2 Description Enable you to access common functions with a single keystroke. ■ QuickLock button (left)—Disables the keyboard and pointing device and clears the display. ■ Wireless On/Off button (middle)—Enables and disables the integrated wireless device(s) on the notebook when these devices are enabled in the...
If the light does not come on, verify that the device utility has been installed and enabled in the software. HP-provided utilities must be installed through Software Setup. For more information, refer in this guide to “Setting Up Wireless LAN” and “Setting Up Bluetooth”...
To resume proper notebook operation, remove the unauthorized device. Contact your HP Customer Care Center if a warning message about your MiniPCI device displays in error. Displays shortcut menu for items beneath the pointer.
Lights Component Num lock Caps lock Scroll lock Wireless On/Off Startup Guide Notebook Features Description On: Num lock is on or the embedded numeric keypad is enabled. On: Caps lock is on. On: Scroll lock is on. On: An integrated wireless device has been enabled.
Notebook Features Component Power/standby Battery Drive MultiBay 3–6 Description On: Power is turned on. Blinking: Notebook is in Standby. ✎ The power/standby light also blinks when a battery pack that is the only available power source reaches a critical low-battery condition. The light turns off when the system enters Hibernation or shuts down.
Left Side Components Component Security cable slot Exhaust vent Optical disc drive Startup Guide Notebook Features Description Attaches an optional security cable to the notebook. Ä The purpose of security solutions is to act as a deterrent. These solutions do not prevent the product from being mishandled or stolen.
Right Side Components Component PC Card eject buttons (2) PC Card slots (2) Secure Digital (SD) slot Infrared port Startup Guide Notebook Features Description Eject an optional PC Card or Smart Card (if a Smart Card Reader is installed) from the top or bottom PC Card slot.
Notebook Features Component RJ-11 jack Audio line-out jack Microphone jack MultiBay Bluetooth compartment 3–10 Description Connects a modem cable. Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, headset, or television audio. Connects an optional monaural microphone. Supports an optional MultiBay device, such as a drive or battery pack Holds a Bluetooth device.
Front View Components Component Speakers (2) Display release latch Mute button Volume control buttons Wireless antennae (2) Å 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.
Notebook Features Rear Panel Components Component USB connector Self-powered USB connector Connects USB 1.1- and 2.0-compliant 1394 connector Power connector Serial connector Parallel connector 3–12 Description Connects USB 1.1- and 2.0-compliant devices to the notebook using a standard USB cable. devices to the notebook using a standard USB cable.
Component S-Video out jack External monitor connector RJ-45 jack Intake vent Startup Guide Notebook Features Description Connects an optional S-Video device, such as a television, VCR, camcorder, overhead projector, or video capture card. Connects an optional external monitor or overhead projector. Connects a network cable.
Notebook Features Bottom Components Component Intake Vent Docking connector Keyboard access screw Battery bay release latch Business card holder 3–14 Description Provides airflow to cool internal components. Ä To prevent overheating, do not obstruct vents. Using the notebook on a soft surface, such as a pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing may block airflow.
Component Hard drive cover latch Hard drive bay MultiBay release latch Startup Guide Notebook Features Description Releases the cover on the hard drive bay. Holds the primary hard drive. Allows removal of a MultiBay device. 3–15...
Notebook Features Labels Label Bluetooth label COA (Certificate of Authenticity) label WLAN label 3–16 Description Provides regulatory information about the Bluetooth device that is available on some notebook models. ✎ You will need this information to use the Bluetooth device while traveling internationally.
Label Serial number label System label Modem label Startup Guide Notebook Features Description Identifies the notebook. You may need this number if you call customer support. Provides regulatory information about the notebook. Lists the countries in which the modem has been approved for use. ✎...
Index Software Guide 2–1 Software Setup utility 1–6 speakers 3–11 Standby, exiting 3–3 S-Video out jack 3–13 system drivers 1–1 technical support 2–3 telephone (RJ-11) jack 3–10 telephone numbers service and support 2–3 worldwide 2–4 TouchPad 3–1 traveling with the notebook Aircraft Power Adapter 3–12 Automobile Power...