HP Compaq 6710s User Manual

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    Development Company, L.P. 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.

  • Page 3: Product Notice

    Product notice This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your computer. ENWW...

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    Product notice ENWW...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    2 Handling drives 3 Improving hard drive performance Using Disk Defragmenter ... 3 Using Disk Cleanup ... 3 4 HP 3D DriveGuard (select models only) HP 3D DriveGuard status ... 5 HP 3D DriveGuard software ... 6 5 Replacing a hard drive 6 Using an optical drive Inserting an optical disc ...

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    Identifying installed drives To view the drives installed on the computer, select Start > Computer. ENWW...

  • Page 8: Handling Drives

    Handling drives Drives are fragile computer 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 computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions: Before you move a computer or external hard drive from one location, initiate Sleep, and allow the screen to clear.

  • Page 9: Using Disk Defragmenter, Using Disk Cleanup

    Improving hard drive performance Using Disk Defragmenter As you use the computer, files on the hard drive become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter consolidates the fragmented files and folders on the hard drive so that the system can run more efficiently. To run Disk Defragmenter: Select Start >...

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    You drop the computer. ● You move the computer with the display closed while the computer is running on battery power. A short time after the end of one of these events, HP 3D DriveGuard returns the hard drive to normal operation. NOTE: Internal hard drives and optional MultiBay II hard drives (select models only) are protected by HP 3D DriveGuard.

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    3D DriveGuard allows the computer to initiate Hibernation. ● The computer will not activate battery alarms set on the Alarms tab in Power Options properties. Before you move the computer, HP recommends that you either shut it down or initiate Sleep or Hibernation. ENWW...

  • Page 12: Hp 3d Driveguard Software

    Determine whether a drive in the system is supported. To open the software and change settings, follow these steps: In Mobility Center, click the hard drive icon to open the HP 3D DriveGuard window. – or – Select Start > Control Panel > HP 3D DriveGuard.

  • Page 13: Replacing A Hard Drive

    Replacing a hard drive CAUTION: 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. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by pressing the power button.

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    Pull the hard drive tab (2) to the right to disconnect the hard drive. Lift the hard drive (3) out of the hard drive bay. To install a hard drive: Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay (1). Pull the hard drive tab (2) to the left to connect the hard drive.

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    Tighten the hard drive cover screws (3). ENWW...

  • Page 16: Using An Optical Drive

    Using an optical drive An optical drive, such as a DVD-ROM drive, supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). These discs store or transport information and play music and movies. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CDs. All optical drives can read from optical media and some drives can also write to optical media, as described in the following table.

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    If Sleep or Hibernation is initiated during playback of a disc, you may experience the following behaviors: ● Your playback may be interrupted. ● You may see a warning message asking if you want to continue. If this message is displayed, click No.

  • Page 18: Inserting An Optical Disc

    Inserting an optical disc Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the media tray. Pull out the tray (2). Hold the disc by the edges to avoid touching the flat surfaces and position the disc label-side up over the tray spindle.

  • Page 19: Removing An Optical Disc When Running On Battery Or External Power

    Removing an optical disc when running on battery or external power Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the media tray, and then gently pull out the tray (2) until it stops. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc.

  • Page 20: Removing An Optical Disc When No Computer Power Is Available

    Removing an optical disc when no computer power is available Insert the end of a paper clip (1) into the release access in the front bezel of the drive. Press in gently on the paper clip until the tray is released, and then pull out the tray (2) until it stops. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc.

  • Page 21: Using External Drives

    Using external drives Removable external drives enable you to store and access information. A USB drive can be added by connecting the drive to a USB port on the computer or on an optional docking device (select models only). An external MultiBay or MultiBay II supports any MultiBay or MultiBay II device, including the following: ●...

  • Page 22: Optional External Devices

    Optional external devices NOTE: For information about required software, drivers, and which port on the computer to use, refer to the documentation included with the device. To connect an external device to the computer: NOTE: If you are connecting a powered device, be sure to turn off the device and unplug the AC power cord.

  • Page 23: Optional External Multibay And External Multibay Ii

    Optional External MultiBay and External MultiBay II An external MultiBay or MultiBay II connects to a USB port on the computer and enables you to use MultiBay and MultiBay II devices. For more information about the external MultiBay, refer to the documentation that is included with the device.

  • Page 24: Index

    12 removing, with power 13 removing, without power 14 DVD drive 10, 15 external drive 15 hard disk drive external 15 HP 3D DriveGuard 4 Index installing 8 replacing 7 hard drive external 15 HP 3D DriveGuard 4 installing 8...

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