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    HP MINI User Guide User Guide...

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    Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

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    Safety warning notice WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the device, do not place the device directly on your lap or obstruct the device air vents. Use the device 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.

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    Safety warning notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Welcome Home Screen ... 2 Navigating the Home Screen ... 2 2 Knowing the parts Identifying the hardware ... 4 Top components ... 4 Front components ... 6 Right-side components ... 7 Left-side components ... 8 Display components ...

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    Connecting to a wired network ... 24 Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select models only) ... 25 Using e-mail ... 26 Setting up an e-mail account ... 26 Checking for new e-mail ... 27 Viewing e-mail ... 27 Using the Web ... 28 Browsing and searching the Web ...

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    Calibrating a battery ... 39 Conserving battery power ... 41 Storing a battery ... 42 Disposing of a used battery ... 42 Shutting down ... 42 7 Multimedia Multimedia features ... 43 Identifying your multimedia components ... 43 Adjusting the volume ... 45 Adjusting sound preferences ...

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    Connecting a USB device ... 61 Removing a USB device ... 61 Using the HP Mini Mobile Drive Bay (select models only) ... 62 Inserting the HP Mini Mobile Drive ... 62 Removing the HP Mini Mobile Drive ... 62 12 Pointing devices and keyboard Using pointing devices ...

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    Backing up your information ... 79 When to back up ... 79 Restoring your information ... 79 Using System Restore ... 79 Using HP MIE Restore Image Creator ... 80 18 Routine Care Cleaning the display ... 83 Cleaning the TouchPad and keyboard ... 83 Traveling and shipping ...

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    Welcome The HP MINI is fun and engaging and provides an array of exciting features: ● Browsing the Internet ● Chatting with friends ● Checking e-mail ● Listening to music ● Creating and watching videos ● Taking and viewing photos ●...

  • Page 12: Home Screen, Navigating The Home Screen

    Home Screen From the Home Screen, you can quickly view your photos, play music, browse the Internet, or configure and check your e-mail. You can personalize the Home Screen for quick links to your favorite Web sites, photo albums, music albums, and playlists. Component Mail Music...

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    Component Description Click the Help icon to display the system Help and learn about the device. Use the mini player to play/pause, fast-forward, and rewind your music. NOTE: The mini player appears only when you play music from the Home Screen. Click the Logout button to access the power management features such as Suspend, restart, Hibernate, log out, lock the screen, and shutdown.

  • Page 14: Knowing The Parts Identifying The Hardware, Top Components, Touchpad

    Knowing the parts Identifying the hardware Components included with the device may vary by region and model. The illustrations in this chapter identify the standard features on most device models. Top components TouchPad Component TouchPad on/off button Left TouchPad button* TouchPad* TouchPad scroll zone Right TouchPad button*...

  • Page 15: Light, Keys

    Light Component Caps lock light Keys Description On: Caps lock is on. Identifying the hardware...

  • Page 16: Front Components

    Component Function keys Home key Program Switcher key Front components Component Power light Power switch Drive light Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Description Execute frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with the key. Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with a function key.

  • Page 17: Right-side Components

    Component Battery light Wireless light Wireless switch Right-side components Component Vent SD Card Reader USB port Description ● On: A battery is charging. ● Blinking: A battery that is the only available power source has reached a low battery level. When the battery reaches a critical battery level, the battery light begins blinking rapidly.

  • Page 18: Left-side Components

    Component HP Mini Mobile Drive Bay (select models only) Security lanyard connector Left-side components Component Power connector USB port Vent Expansion port Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack RJ-45 (network) jack Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Description Connects an optional HP Mini Mobile Drive.

  • Page 19: Display Components

    Display components Component Internal display switch Speakers (2) Internal microphone Webcam Webcam light Description Turns off the display if the display is closed while the power is on. Produce sound. Records and captures sound. Captures still photographs and videos. On: The webcam is in use. Identifying the hardware...

  • Page 20: Bottom Components

    Bottom components Component Battery bay Battery release latches (2) Memory module compartment Vents (2) Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Description Holds the battery. Release the battery from the battery bay. Contains the memory module slot. Enable airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The device fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating.

  • Page 21: Wireless Antennas, Additional Hardware Components

    Wireless antennas Component WLAN antennas (2)* *The antennas are not visible from the outside of the device. 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.

  • Page 22: Identifying The Labels

    Component AC adapter Battery* *Batteries and power cords vary in appearance by region or country. Identifying the labels The labels affixed to the device provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the device. ●...

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    Programs The Start New Programs button makes it easy to find and open a new program from the Home Screen. When you click the Start New Program button, the Program Launcher opens with all of the programs that are installed on your device. NOTE: To learn about adding or removing programs, refer to Programs with similar purposes are grouped together using the following categories:...

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    To start a new program: Click Start New Program. The Program Launcher opens. – or – Click the Program Switcher icon to display the Start New Program button and open the Program Launcher. Click the program you want to open. NOTE: To exit the Program Launcher, click the Home icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

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    The following table lists the programs that are installed on the device. Program Internet programs Skype Pidgin Thunderbird Web Browser Media programs HP MediaStyle Cheese Utilities Calculator gEdit Nautilus About Me Purpose Make phone calls and video conference calls over the Internet.

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    Add/Remove Time and Date Update Manager Work programs Sunbird calendar OpenOffice Writer OpenOffice Impress OpenOffice Draw OpenOffice Calc Adobe® Reader Play programs AisleRiot Solitaire Chess Chapter 3 Programs Add and remove programs. Modify time and date settings. Perform updates to programs, BIOS, and operating system. Schedule and manage activities.

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    Gnometrics Play a falling-block game. Sudoku Solve logic puzzles. Identifying installed programs...

  • Page 28: Installing Programs

    Installing programs The Add/Remove Applications program allows you to easily add or remove programs. You can browse through the categories to find programs or you can search through all of the programs using the search box. NOTE: For increased security, you can only install programs using the Add/Remove Applications program.

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    Internet The following types of Internet access are supported on the device: ● Wireless—For mobile Internet access, use a wireless connection. To learn about setting up a wireless network or connecting to an existing network, refer to on page ● Wired—For broadband network access, use the RJ-45 (network) jack.

  • Page 30: Connecting To A Wireless Network, Using Wireless Devices, Identifying Wireless Network Icons

    Connecting to a wireless network Using wireless devices Wireless technology transfers data using radio waves instead of wires. The wireless local area network (WLAN) device connects to wireless local area networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in your home, public places such as airports, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, universities, and corporate offices.

  • Page 31: Using A Wlan, Setting Up A Wlan, Protecting Your Wlan

    ● A wireless router (purchased separately) (2) ● Your HP MINI (3) The illustration below shows an example of a wireless network installation that is connected to the Internet. As your network grows, additional wireless and wired computers can be connected to the network to access the Internet.

  • Page 32: Connecting To A Wlan

    When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect your network from unauthorized access. The common security levels are Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)- Personal and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Because wireless radio signals travel outside the network, other WLAN devices can pick up unprotected signals and either connect to your network (uninvited) or capture information being sent across it.

  • Page 33: Roaming To Another Network

    Select a wireless network from the list, and then type the network security key, if required. ● If the network is unsecured, meaning that anyone can access the network, a warning is displayed. Click Connect Anyway to accept the warning and complete the connection. ●...

  • Page 34: Connecting To A Wired Network

    Connecting to a wired network Connecting to a local area network (LAN) requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network (Ethernet) cable (purchased separately). If the network cable contains noise suppression circuitry (1), which prevents interference from TV and radio reception, orient the circuitry end of the cable (2) toward the device. To connect the network cable: WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a modem...

  • Page 35: Using Bluetooth Wireless Devices (select Models Only)

    Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select models only) A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable connections that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following: ● Computers (desktop, notebook, Internet devices, PDA) ● Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone) ●...

  • Page 36: Using E-mail, Setting Up An E-mail Account

    Using e-mail The Mail section of the Home Screen makes it easy to view your recent e-mail, check for new e-mail, and configure your e-mail account. When you set up your e-mail, you can use an existing e-mail account. You can also import preferences, account settings, address books, and other data from an existing e-mail account.

  • Page 37: Checking For New E-mail, Viewing E-mail

    To set up your e-mail account, follow these steps: In the Mail section of the Home Screen, click Click here to set up your email. The Mail Setup window opens. Click Thunderbird Account Settings. The New Account Setup wizard opens. Select the type of account you want to set up, and then click Next.

  • Page 38: Using The Web, Browsing And Searching The Web, Using The Bookmarks Menu

    Using the Web The Web section of the Home Screen makes it easy to browse and search the Internet, open bookmarks, and create links to your favorite Web sites. NOTE: For more information on the Web Browser, refer to the Web Browser software Help. Browsing and searching the Web From the Home Screen, you can go to a specific Web site or perform a search for a specific topic.

  • Page 39: Customizing The Web Favorite Links, Creating New Web Favorites, Changing Web Favorites, Opening Web Favorites

    The Web Browser opens to the bookmarked Web site. Customizing the Web favorite links The Web favorite links allow you to create four customized links to your favorite Web sites. These links are actual images of your favorite Web sites that appear on the Home Screen. You can create, change, open, and remove the Web favorite links.

  • Page 40: Removing Web Favorites

    To open your Web favorite links: Click the Web favorite link that you want to open. ▲ The Web Browser opens to your favorite Web site. – or – Right-click the Web favorite link that you want to open, and then click Open. ▲...

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    Instant messages Pidgin is the instant messaging (IM) program that is installed on your device. Pidgin allows you to chat with friends on multiple instant messaging programs simultaneously. NOTE: To create instant messages, you must have an Internet connection. NOTE: For additional information about Pidgin, go to

  • Page 42: Setting Power Options, Using Power-saving States, Initiating And Exiting Suspend

    Power management Setting power options Using power-saving states The device has two power-saving states enabled at the factory: Suspend and Hibernation. When Suspend is initiated, the power light blinks and the screen clears. Your work is saved to memory. Exiting Suspend is faster than exiting Hibernation. If the device is in Suspend for an extended period or if the battery reaches a critical battery level while in Suspend, the device initiates Hibernation.

  • Page 43: Initiating And Exiting Hibernation

    To exit Suspend: Briefly slide the power switch. ▲ – or – Press any key on the keyboard. When the device exits Suspend, the power light turns on and your work returns to the screen where you stopped working. NOTE: If you have set a password to be required when the device exits Suspend, you must enter your password before your work will return to the screen.

  • Page 44: Using The Power Icon, Finding Battery Information, Displaying Remaining Battery Charge, Using Power Management

    To access Power Management Preferences, right-click the Power icon, and then click Preferences. Finding battery information To access battery information, click the Power icon in the notification area, at the bottom of the ▲ Home Screen, and then click Laptop battery. The following battery information is provided: ● Product ●...

  • Page 45: Changing The Current Power Management Settings, Using External Ac Power, Connecting The Ac Adapter

    External AC power is supplied through one of the following devices: WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the device, a replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP. ● Approved AC adapter ●...

  • Page 46: Using Battery Power, Displaying The Remaining Battery Charge, Inserting Or Removing The Battery

    To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the device, a replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP. Device battery life varies depending on power management settings, programs running on the device, display brightness, external devices connected to the device, and other factors.

  • Page 47: Charging A Battery

    To insert the battery: Turn the device upside down on a flat surface. Insert the battery into the battery bay (1) and rotate it downward until it is seated (2). Slide the right battery release latch (3) to lock the battery into place. To remove the battery: Turn the device upside down on a flat surface.

  • Page 48: Maximizing Battery Discharge Time, Managing Low Battery Levels, Identifying Low Battery Levels

    Charging may take longer if a battery is new, has been unused for 2 weeks or more, or is much warmer or cooler than room temperature. To prolong battery life and optimize the accuracy of battery charge displays, follow these recommendations: ●...

  • Page 49: Resolving A Low Battery Level, Resolving A Low Battery Level When External Power Is Available

    The device takes the following actions for a critical battery level: ● If Hibernation is enabled and the device is on or in Suspend, the device initiates Hibernation. ● If Hibernation is disabled and the device is on or in Suspend, the device remains briefly in Suspend, and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.

  • Page 50: Step 1: Fully Charge The Battery, Step 2: Disable Hibernation And Suspend

    Step 1: Fully charge the battery WARNING! Do not charge the device battery while you are onboard aircraft. NOTE: The battery charges whether the device is off or in use, but it charges faster when the device is off. To fully charge the battery: Insert the battery into the device.

  • Page 51: Step 4: Fully Recharge The Battery, Step 5: Reenable Hibernation And Suspend, Conserving Battery Power

    To discharge a battery: Unplug the device from its external power source, but do not turn off the device. Run the device on battery power until the battery is discharged. The battery light begins to blink when the battery has discharged to a low battery level. When the battery is discharged, the battery light turns off and the device shuts down.

  • Page 52: Storing A Battery, Disposing Of A Used Battery, Shutting Down

    Storing a battery CAUTION: To prevent damage to a battery, do not expose it to high temperatures for extended periods of time. If a device will be unused and unplugged from external power for more than 2 weeks, remove the battery and store it separately.

  • Page 53: Identifying Your Multimedia Components, Multimedia Multimedia Features

    Multimedia Multimedia features Your device includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view pictures. Your device may include the following multimedia components: ● Integrated speakers for listening to music ● Integrated webcam that allows you to capture photographs and videos ●...

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    Component Internal microphone Webcam Webcam light Speakers (2) Volume up hotkey Volume down hotkey Volume mute hotkey Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack Chapter 7 Multimedia Description Records and captures sound. Captures still photographs and videos. On: The webcam is in use. Produce sound.

  • Page 55: Adjusting The Volume, Adjusting Sound Preferences

    Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following control options: ● Volume hotkey—A combination of the key: ◦ To mute or restore volume, press fn+f8. ◦ To decrease volume, press fn+f10. ◦ To increase volume, press fn+f11. ●...

  • Page 56: Adding Music To Your Library, Music

    For additional information, go to Adding music to your library When you connect an external device or save music to the Music folder in the file manager, HP MediaStyle automatically detects the files that are in the Music folder.

  • Page 57: Downloading Music, Playing Music, Using The Mini Player

    Playing music After you download your music, you can begin playing songs, albums, and playlists. You can play music directly from the Home Screen or you can open HP MediaStyle and begin playing music. NOTE: To play music from the Home Screen, you need to set up your music favorite links. Refer to...

  • Page 58: Listening To The Playlists, Customizing Your Music Favorite Links, Changing Music Favorites

    ● Recently added tracks To open and listen to the playlists: Click Start New Program > Media > HP MediaStyle. Click the Music icon, and then click Playlists. Click the playlist to begin listening to the music. Customizing your music favorite links The music favorite links allow you to create two customized links to your favorite albums or playlists.

  • Page 59: Deleting Music Favorites

    To change a new music favorite: Click one of the favorite music links, and then click Change Favorite. The Select Album, Playlist, or Song window opens. Browse for the album or playlist that you want to change, and then double-click the album or playlist. The album or playlist appears as a favorite music link on the Home Screen.

  • Page 60: Adding Photos To Your Library, Downloading Photos, Photos

    The Photos section of the Home Screen makes it easy to view your favorite photos and photo albums. HP MediaStyle is the photo viewer that is installed on your device. With HP MediaStyle, you can view and manage your photo collection.

  • Page 61: Viewing Your Photo Collection, Customizing Your Photo Favorite Links, Changing Your Photo Favorites

    To view photos from the Home Screen, you need to set up your photo favorite links. Refer to Customizing your photo favorite links on page 51 NOTE: To exit HP MediaStyle, click the Home icon in the top-right of the screen. To view photos from the Home Screen: Click the photo favorite link on the Home Screen.

  • Page 62: Removing Your Photo Favorites, Setting A Photo Album As A Screen Saver

    Removing your photo favorites To delete a photo favorite from the Home Screen: Right-click the photo favorite link that you want to remove, and then click Remove Favorite. ▲ Setting a photo album as a screen saver The Photos section of the Home Screen also allows you to set one of your favorite photo albums as a screen saver slide show.

  • Page 63: Connecting An External Monitor Or Projector, Adding Videos To Your Library, Video

    Adding videos to your library When you connect an external device and save videos to the Videos folder in the file manager, HP MediaStyle automatically detects the files that are in the Videos folder. NOTE: The following file formats are supported: .wmv, .mpeg2, .mpeg4, .mp4, .avi, and .H264.

  • Page 64: Downloading Videos, Watching Videos

    Watching videos After you download your videos, follow these steps to begin watching videos: NOTE: To exit HP MediaStyle, click the Home icon in the top-right of the screen. Click Start New Program > Media > HP MediaStyle. HP MediaStyle opens.

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    Games With the HP MINI you can play a variety of games. The following games are installed on the device: ● AisleRiot Solitaire ● Chess ● Gnometrics ● Sudoku To open a game: Click Start New Program, and then click the Play tab.

  • Page 66: Installing Additional Games

    Installing additional games You can install additional games through the Add/Remove Applications program: Click the Settings button at the top-right of the Home Screen, and then click the System tab. Click Add/Remove. The Add/Remove Applications window opens Click Games in the left column, and then select the game that you want to install. Click Apply Changes.

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    Pictures and videos You can take photos and record videos with the integrated webcam, located at the top of the display. With the preinstalled webcam software, Cheese, you can use the webcam to take a photo, record a video, make an audio recording, and create special effects.

  • Page 68: Having A Conference Call Or Video Chat

    Webcam tips For optimum performance, observe the following guidelines while using the webcam: ● Be sure that you have the latest version of an instant message program before starting a video conversation. ● Whenever possible, place bright light sources behind the webcam and out of the picture area. NOTE: For details about using your webcam, click the Help menu in the webcam software Help.

  • Page 69: Inserting A Digital Card

    10 Digital 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 devices. The SD Card Reader supports the following formats: ● MultiMediaCard (MMC) ●...

  • Page 70: Removing A Digital Card

    Removing a digital card CAUTION: To prevent loss of data or an unresponsive system, do not remove a digital card while it is being accessed. Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card. Press in on the digital card (1), and then remove the card from the slot (2). Chapter 10 Digital cards...

  • Page 71: Usb Devices Using A Usb Device, Connecting A Usb Device, Removing A Usb Device

    The device has 2 USB ports, which support USB 1.0, USB 1.1, and USB 2.0 devices. Depending on the model, the device may also have a HP Mini Mobile Drive Bay, which supports an optional HP Mini Mobile Drive. An optional USB hub, optional docking device, or an optional expansion product provides additional USB ports that can be used with the device.

  • Page 72: Using The Hp Mini Mobile Drive Bay (select Models Only)

    The HP Mini Mobile Drive Bay can be used only with the HP Mini Mobile Drive (purchased separately). Inserting the HP Mini Mobile Drive Insert the HP Mini Mobile Drive into the HP Mini Mobile Drive Bay, and then push in until firmly ▲ seated.

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    Using the HP Mini Mobile Drive Bay (select models only)

  • Page 74: Pointing Devices And Keyboard Using Pointing Devices, Setting Pointing Device Preferences, Using The Touchpad

    12 Pointing devices and keyboard Using pointing devices Setting pointing device preferences Use Mouse Preferences to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button configuration, click speed, and pointer options. To access Mouse Preferences, click Settings > System tab > Mouse. Using the TouchPad To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad surface in the direction you want the pointer to go.

  • Page 75: Using Hotkeys

    Function Show the Home Screen. Show the Start New Program window. Show the panel menu. Start a program. Close a window. Unmaximize a window. Move a window. Resize a window. Minimize a window. Maximize a window. Using hotkeys Hotkeys are combinations of the The icons on the through f4, and f6, f8, f10, and functions and procedures are discussed in the following sections.

  • Page 76: Initiating Suspend (fn+f1), Switching The Screen Image (fn+f2)

    Function Switch the image. Decrease screen brightness. Increase screen brightness. Initiate QuickLock. Mute device sound. Decrease device sound. Increase device sound. To use a hotkey command on the device keyboard, follow either of these steps: ● Briefly press the – or – ●...

  • Page 77: Decreasing Screen Brightness (fn+f3), Increasing Screen Brightness (fn+f4), Initiating Quicklock (fn+f6), Muting Speaker Sound (fn+f8)

    Most external monitors receive video information from the device using the external VGA video standard. fn+f2 hotkey can also alternate images among other devices receiving video information from the device. The following video transmission types, with examples of devices that use them, are supported by the fn+f2 hotkey: ●...

  • Page 78: Drives Handling Drives

    13 Drives Handling drives Drives are fragile device components that must be handled with care. Refer to the following cautions before handling drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the device, damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions: Before you move a device that is connected to an external hard drive, initiate Suspend and allow the screen to clear, or properly disconnect the external hard drive.

  • Page 79: Using External Drives, Using Optional External Devices

    Using external drives Removable external drives expand your options for storing and accessing information. USB drives include the following types: ● 1.44-megabyte diskette drive ● Hard drive module (a hard drive with an adapter attached) ● DVD-ROM Drive ● DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive ●...

  • Page 80: Memory Modules

    14 Memory modules The device has one memory module compartment, which is located on the bottom of the device. The memory capacity of the device can be upgraded by replacing the existing memory module in the primary memory module slot. WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock and damage to the equipment, unplug the power cord and remove all batteries before installing a memory module.

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    Lift the memory module compartment cover (2) away from the device. Remove the existing memory module: Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module. The memory module tilts up. CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges only.

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    CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges only. Do not touch the components on the memory module, and do not bend the memory module. Align the notched edge (1) of the memory module with the tab in the memory module slot. With the memory module at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the memory module compartment, press the module (2) into the memory module slot until it is seated.

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    15 Settings...

  • Page 84: Customizing System Settings

    Customizing system settings The System Settings window allows you to view and customize basic and advanced system settings. To access the System Settings, click the Settings button in the top-right corner of the Home ▲ Screen. The following are some of the system settings that you can customize: ●...

  • Page 85: Adjusting The Time And Date, Changing The Clock Preferences

    Adjusting the time and date The clock in the notification area, at the bottom of the Home Screen, displays the device's current time setting. You can modify the current time and date settings and preferences on the device. NOTE: If your device is password-enabled, you will be prompted to enter your password before modifying the time and date.

  • Page 86: Software Updates

    16 Software updates Updated versions of the BIOS, the operating system, and other software is provided with your device through Update Manager. NOTE: Before you can update software, the device must be connected to the Internet. CAUTION: To prevent an unsuccessful installation or damage to the device, download and install a BIOS update only when the device is connected to reliable external power using the AC adapter.

  • Page 87: Performing Critical Updates, Performing Interim Updates

    Performing regular updates To be sure that all available updates are installed on the device, run Update Manager as soon as possible after you set up your device, and then run it monthly thereafter: Click the Start New Programs button, and then click the Utilities tab. Click Update Manager.

  • Page 88: Backing Up And Restoring

    17 Backing up and restoring To protect your information, back up your files and folders. Then if the system fails, you can restore your important files from copies. You can also use the options listed in this appendix to restore the operating system and programs that were installed at the factory.

  • Page 89: Restoring Your Information, Using System Restore

    System Restore, you can use another computer to download the HP MIE Restore Image Creator utility and create a bootable USB flash drive (purchased separately). You can then use the USB flash drive to install the HP Mini MIE recovery image and programs on your device.

  • Page 90: Using Hp Mie Restore Image Creator, Restoring Using A Windows Computer

    An additional computer running either a Windows® or Linux operating system To perform this restore option, you download the HP MIE Restore Image Creator utility and HP Mini MIE recovery image onto another computer and then transfer the necessary files to the USB flash drive.

  • Page 91: Restoring Using A Linux Computer

    The HP MIE Restore Image Creator utility opens. Click the Browse button and select the HP Mini MIE recovery image. – or – Select HP Netbook Recovery Image to automatically download the latest HP Mini MIE recovery image from Click Start.

  • Page 92: Routine Care

    18 Routine Care Chapter 18 Routine Care...

  • Page 93: Cleaning The Touchpad And Keyboard

    Cleaning the display CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to the device, never spray water, cleaning fluids, or chemicals on the display. To remove smudges and lint, frequently clean the display with a soft, damp, lint-free cloth. If the screen requires additional cleaning, use premoistened antistatic wipes or an antistatic screen cleaner. Cleaning the TouchPad and keyboard Dirt and grease on the TouchPad can cause the pointer to jump around on the screen.

  • Page 94: Traveling And Shipping

    Traveling and shipping For best results, follow these traveling and shipping tips: ● Prepare the device for traveling or shipping: ◦ Back up your information. ◦ Remove all external media cards, such as digital cards. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the device, damage to a drive, or loss of information, remove the media from a drive before removing the drive from a drive bay, and before shipping, storing, or traveling with a drive.

  • Page 95: Index

    Index AC adapter connecting 35 identifying 12 Add/Remove Applications program 18 adjusting sound preferences 45 Adobe Reader 16 airport security devices 68 AisleRiot Solitaire 16 antennas 11 audio adjusting sound preferences 45 audio devices, connecting external 52 audio functions, checking 52 audio-in (microphone) jack 8, 44 audio-out (headphone) jack 8, backing up 78...

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    Index initiating Suspend 66 muting speaker sound 67 switching screen image 66 using 66 HP MediaStyle 15, 46 HP MIE Restore Image Creator identifying 79 using 80 HP Mini Mobile Drive inserting 62 removing 62 HP Mini Mobile Drive Bay...

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    12 wireless certification labels 12 release latches battery 10, 37 memory module compartment cover 70 restoring HP MIE Restore Image Creator 80 System Restore 79 right TouchPad button, identifying 4 RJ-45 (network) jack, identifying 8 routine care 82...

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    TouchPad on/off button, identifying 4 TouchPad on/off light, identifying 4 TouchPad scroll zone, identifying 4 traveling with the device routine care 84 wireless certification labels 12 turning off the device 42 unresponsive system 42 Update Manager BIOS updates 76 icon 77 identifying 16 software updates 76 USB cable, connecting 61...

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