HP Compaq Presario,Presario 1900 Supplementary Manual

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    The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR TECHNICAL OR EDITORIAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN; NOR FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE FURNISHING, PERFORMANCE, OR USE OF THIS MATERIAL. This guide contains information protected by copyright.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents CHAPTER 1 Using This Guide Text Conventions...1-1 Special Messages ...1-2 Locating Help ...1-2 Glossary ...1-2 Index ...1-2 Troubleshooting...1-2 Understanding Your Service and Support Options ...1-3 Comments about this Guide ...1-3 CHAPTER 2 Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Checking Your Connections...2-1 Front of Your Mobile Internet PC...2-2 Using Your Keyboard to Access the Internet...2-4 Internet Zone ...2-4...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Charging the Battery... 2-16 Battery Charging Time... 2-16 Spare or Extra Batteries ... 2-16 Plugging In Your Computer to AC Power... 2-17 Unplugging the Computer from AC Power ... 2-17 CHAPTER 3 Mobile Internet PC Features Turning On Your Mobile Internet PC ... 3-1 Recovering from a Locked Program or System...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Using Your SuperDisk Drive...3-9 Inserting a Diskette...3-9 Ejecting a Diskette...3-10 Manually Ejecting a Diskette ...3-10 Creating a Startup SuperDisk Diskette ...3-11 Write-Protecting a Diskette ...3-11 Formatting a SuperDisk Diskette...3-12 SuperDisk Copy Disk ...3-13 SuperDisk Accelerator (available on select models)...3-13 Handling and Storing Diskettes ...3-14 CHAPTER 4 Learning About Your Modem Performance Features ...4-1...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Sharing Printers... 5-5 Setting Up Printer Sharing ... 5-5 Connecting to a Shared Printer... 5-6 Disabling Printer Sharing... 5-6 Mapping a Network Drive ... 5-7 CHAPTER 6 Upgrading Your Mobile Internet PC Adding More Memory ... 6-1 Installing Memory Expansion Modules... 6-1 What Are PC Cards?...

  • Page 6: Text Conventions

    Chapter 1 Using This Guide Thank you for buying a Compaq Mobile Internet PC. This Features Guide will help you to familiarize yourself with the features of your Internet PC, as well as information on how to upgrade your computer. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the special text and messages used throughout this guide.

  • Page 7: Special Messages, Locating Help, Glossary, Index, Troubleshooting

    Using This Guide Special Messages The following words and symbols have special meaning in this guide. HINT: Helpful hints that will make using your computer easier and faster. NOTE: Important information concerning the operation of your Internet PC. CAUTION: Failure to follow directions may result in equipment damage or loss of data.

  • Page 8: Understanding Your Service And Support Options, Comments About This Guide

    Understanding Your Service and Support Options Your Internet PC is equipped with several helpful programs that will aid you in identifying and solving common computer problems. If you need further technical support, visit the Compaq Web site at: www.compaq.com Compaq Technical Support telephone numbers are listed in the Limited Warranty Statement.

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    Using This Guide...

  • Page 10: Checking Your Connections

    Chapter 2 Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Checking Your Connections The following graphic shows your computer connections. Your Computer Connections AC Adapter Modem Cable Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Connections Battery...

  • Page 11: Front Of Your Mobile Internet Pc

    Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Front of Your Mobile Internet PC Components on the front of your computer include the following: Front of Your Computer Front Components Display Power Button Keyboard TouchPad Speaker Left TouchPad Button Power Light Scroll Up/Down Button Battery Charge Light Display Release Button Right TouchPad Button...

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    Internet Zone Buttons and Status Lights Internet Zone Buttons and Status Lights AC Adapter Light Num Lock Light Instant Internet Access Button Instant Search Button NOTE: The F1 and F2 keys are also programmed to take you directly to the Internet. Refer to the Using the Function Keys section in this guide for more information.

  • Page 13: Using Your Keyboard To Access The Internet, Internet Zone

    Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Using Your Keyboard to Access the Internet The Compaq Internet Zone buttons provide quick, easy access to the Internet. Internet Zone The Internet Zone, located at the top of your Internet PC keyboard, automatically connects you to the Internet. Before using these buttons and keys, you must have access to the Internet.

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    Button United States My Presario is your instant connection $ $ $ $ to Compaq for product information, helpful hints, performance updates, service, and more. Online MarketPlace takes you to an electronic shopping experience. Compaq * * * * has partnered with several companies to provide you with the convenience of catalog shopping at the touch of a button.

  • Page 15: Reprogramming Your Internet Zone Buttons And Function Keys, Disabling And Enabling The Internet Zone Buttons

    Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Reprogramming Your Internet Zone Buttons and Function Keys You can reprogram the Internet Zone buttons to reflect your personal preferences. ¸ The Easy Access Internet Zone can also be reached by clicking the Start button, then Programs and choosing Reprogram Easy Access Buttons.

  • Page 16: Left Panel Of Your Mobile Internet Pc

    Left Panel of Your Mobile Internet PC The following components are located on the left panel of your computer: Left Panel of Your Computer Left Panel Components Security Slot Fan Vent Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC 2 PC Card Slots Hard Drive...

  • Page 17: Right Panel Of Your Mobile Internet Pc

    Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Right Panel of Your Mobile Internet PC The following components are located on the right panel of your computer: Right Panel of Your Computer Right Panel Components Battery Compartment Volume Up/Down Button Headphone Jack Microphone Jack Fan Vent...

  • Page 18: Back Panel Of Your Mobile Internet Pc

    Back Panel of Your Mobile Internet PC The following components are located on the back panel of your computer: Back Panel of Your Computer Back Panel Components Modem Port* USB Port Keyboard/Mouse Port Serial Port * Available on select models. Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Parallel/Printer Port External Monitor Port...

  • Page 19: Bottom Of Your Mobile Internet Pc

    Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Bottom of Your Mobile Internet PC The following components are located on the bottom of your computer: Bottom of Your Computer Bottom Components Wedge Connector Keyboard Eject Switch Serial Number Battery Release Switch...

  • Page 20: The Wedge (available On Select Models)

    The Wedge (available on select models) The Wedge adds features to your Internet PC. For example, your Internet PC can read CDs, DVDs (available on select models), and play audio CDs. You can also save files to 3.5-inch diskettes or SuperDisks.* The Wedge supports the notebook at an angle for easier use.

  • Page 21: Attaching The Wedge To Your Computer

    2-12 Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Attaching the Wedge to Your Computer To attach the Wedge to your computer, complete the following steps: 1. Line up your computer with the alignment hooks on the Wedge. 2. Pivot your computer down and press it firmly into place on the Wedge. Your computer will snap into place.

  • Page 22: Detaching The Wedge From Your Computer

    Detaching the Wedge from Your Computer To detach the Wedge from your computer, complete one of the following steps: Turn off the computer using the standard Windows shutdown method. ¹ Press the Power button to initiate Hibernation mode. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar, then click Eject PC. a.

  • Page 23: Inserting The Battery

    2-14 Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Inserting the Battery To insert the battery, complete the following steps: 1. If the AC adapter is not connected, turn off your computer. 2. Close the computer cover. 3. Slide the battery into the compartment until you hear a click. Inserting the Battery...

  • Page 24: Removing The Battery

    Removing the Battery To remove the battery, complete the following steps: 1. Save your files. 2. If the AC adapter is not connected, turn off your computer. 3. Remove the battery compartment door by sliding the switch on the bottom of the unit in the direction of the arrow.

  • Page 25: Charging The Battery, Battery Charging Time, Spare Or Extra Batteries

    Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC Charging the Battery Charge the battery by connecting your computer to AC power. The battery receives a charge whether your computer is on or off and keeps charging until the battery is either fully charged or the AC power is disconnected. The Battery Charge is on when the battery is charging.

  • Page 26: Plugging In Your Computer To Ac Power, Unplugging The Computer From Ac Power

    Plugging In Your Computer to AC Power To connect your computer to AC power, follow the instructions on the Compaq Hardware Setup poster. Refer to the Government Approvals section of the Mobile Internet PC Reference Manual for worldwide power cord information. Unplugging the Computer from AC Power When your computer does not have a charged battery, you should save your work and turn off the computer before unplugging it from AC power.

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    2-18 Introducing Your Mobile Internet PC...

  • Page 28: Turning On Your Mobile Internet Pc, Recovering From A Locked Program Or System

    Chapter 3 Mobile Internet PC Features Turning On Your Mobile Internet PC To turn on your computer, press the Power the keyboard. Recovering from a Locked Program or System Recovering from a Locked Program To recover from a frozen software program, complete the following steps: 1.

  • Page 29: Recovering From A Locked System

    Recovering from a Locked System Occasionally you may encounter a nonworking keyboard or a frozen screen. To restart your computer, complete the following steps: 1. Press and hold down the Power will cause a manual shutdown. › 2. Press the Power button once to restart.

  • Page 30: Turning Off Your Mobile Internet Pc Properly, Standard Off Mode

    Turning Off Your Mobile Internet PC Properly Standard Off Mode To turn off your computer properly, complete the following steps: 1. Save any work you want to keep by clicking the File menu, then clicking Save . If the Save As window is displayed, type in a file name and specify where you want to save the file, then click the Save button.

  • Page 31: Using The Numeric Keypad

    Using the Numeric Keypad To use the embedded numeric keypad press Fn+F5. This key combination switches the keys to numbers until you press Fn+F5 again. When NumLock is activated, the light is turned on. NumLock You may also use the numeric keypad by pressing and holding the Fn key while using the embedded number keys.

  • Page 32: Using The Scroll Button, Understanding Your Computer Status Lights

    Using the Scroll Button If you are using a program that has a vertical scroll bar, the scroll button beneath your touchpad will allow you to scroll up and down a page. To change the function of the scroll button, complete the following steps: 1.

  • Page 33: Using The Function Keys

    Mobile Internet PC Features Using the Function Keys Use the function keys on the keyboard to perform repeated tasks quickly. The function keys are located on the top row of the keyboard. The Fn key activates a function key. The Fn key is located in the lower-left area of the keyboard. To use a function key, press the Fn key at the same time you press a function key.

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    The following keys have already been assigned: Function Icon Keys My Presario* Online MarketPlace* Switches between the display and external monitor Sleep Num Lock Scroll Lock Brightness control down Brightness control up • CD or DVD play/pause – CD or DVD stop “...

  • Page 35: Adjusting The Volume, Adjusting The Volume Using Windows

    Adjusting the Volume You can change the speaker volume on your Internet PC. Press the µ button to increase the volume. Press the ´ button to decrease the volume. Pressing the ´ and µ buttons at the same time will turn on and turn off the mute feature. WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage, reduce the speaker volume before putting on headphones.

  • Page 36: Features Of Your Superdisk Drive, Using Your Superdisk Drive, Inserting A Diskette

    Features of Your SuperDisk Drive The SuperDisk drive is designed to read, write, and format the following sizes of diskettes: 720 kilobytes (KB) 1.44 MB 120 MB Key features of the SuperDisk drive include the following: Storage capacity of 120 MB of data on a single, 3.5-inch diskette (a capacity increase of more than 83 times the capacity of the standard 3.5-inch diskette) Motorized diskette ejection providing easy operation Faster transfer rate and access time than the 1.44-MB diskette drive, delivering...

  • Page 37: Ejecting A Diskette, Manually Ejecting A Diskette

    Ejecting a Diskette Because the SuperDisk drive has a motorized Diskette Eject button, your computer must be turned on in order to eject a diskette. Do not turn off your computer until the diskette has been ejected. The diskette will not eject if the computer is still writing to the diskette. To eject a diskette, complete the following steps: 1.

  • Page 38: Creating A Startup Superdisk Diskette, Write-protecting A Diskette

    Creating a Startup SuperDisk Diskette You can start your computer from the SuperDisk drive, which is your A:\ drive, if you have a diskette containing the necessary system files. To create a Startup SuperDisk diskette, you must copy the Windows system files to the diskette. Copying system files does not erase files already saved to the diskette.

  • Page 39: Formatting A Superdisk Diskette

    Formatting a SuperDisk Diskette SuperDisk diskettes are preformatted so you can use them immediately. If you need to reformat a SuperDisk diskette, complete the following steps: 1. From the Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer 2. Right-click the 3½ Floppy (A:) 3.

  • Page 40: Superdisk Copy Disk

    SuperDisk Copy Disk SuperDisk Copy Disk allows you to duplicate 1.44-MB diskettes and SuperDisk diskettes quickly and easily. 1. Insert the source diskette (the diskette you wish to copy from) into the SuperDisk drive. 2. From the Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer 3.

  • Page 41: Handling And Storing Diskettes

    Enabling and Disabling the SuperDisk Accelerator You have the ability to enable and disable the Staging Area of the SuperDisk Accelerator. To enable the Staging Area, complete the following steps: 1. Right-click the SuperDisk Accelerator the Staging Area is disabled, the Staging Disabled option will be checked. 2.

  • Page 42: Performance Features, Identifying Your Modem

    Chapter 4 Learning About Your Modem Your Internet PC is equipped with a 56K V.90 data/fax modem. Before using your modem to connect to the Internet, you must establish an account with an Internet service provider (ISP). If your Internet PC is equipped with a digital modem, please refer to the digital modem features guide.

  • Page 43: K Itu V.90 Standard, Understanding Point-to-point Connections

    Learning About Your Modem 56K ITU V.90 Standard If you are able to connect to an ISP using the V.90 standard, the modem will be able to download files at a maximum speed of 56 kilobits per second (Kbps), over standard telephone lines.

  • Page 44: Setting Up A Network, Hardware Requirements, Hardware Installation

    Chapter 5 Connecting Your Mobile Internet PC to a Network (Available only with a Port Replicator) Your Compaq Internet PC optional Port Replicator is equipped with a 10/100 Mbps network interface adapter and driver. Refer to the port replicator documentation for the exact location of the Ethernet connector. Setting Up a Network You must physically connect the computers, install the network protocols, and enable file and print sharing.

  • Page 45: Installing The Network Protocols

    Installing the Network Protocols To install the necessary network protocols, complete the following steps: From the Windows Taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel. Double-click the Network When the message Your network is not complete. Do you want to continue? is displayed, click Yes.

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    Select the Identification Tab in the Network window and complete the following steps: a. Enter a name for the computer. This name must be unique, different from the name of every other computer in the network. The name may contain a maximum of 15 letters, numbers, and the following special characters: ! @ # $ % ^ &...

  • Page 47: Sharing Folders, File Security, Creating A Shared Folder

    Sharing Folders To prevent others on the network from accessing sensitive files on your computer, you can set the access level on a folder by adjusting the shared files properties. The shared properties can be changed to meet your file security needs. CAUTION: You should never share your Windows folder or any of its subfolders or files.

  • Page 48: Sharing A Folder, Sharing Printers, Setting Up Printer Sharing

    Sharing a Folder To share the folder, complete the following steps: Locate the folder using Microsoft Windows Explorer. Right-click the folder name. Click Sharing. Click Shared As. The folder name is displayed automatically in the Share Name box. If you wish, you may change the share name. Type a comment in the Comment text box.

  • Page 49: Connecting To A Shared Printer, Disabling Printer Sharing

    Connecting to a Shared Printer To connect to a shared network printer, complete the following steps: From the Windows Taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers. Double-click the Add Printer Select Network Printer, then click Next. To find the network printer, click Browse.

  • Page 50: Mapping A Network Drive

    Mapping a Network Drive HINT: The Network Neighborhood until the network protocols are installed. If you wish to automatically access a shared folder on another computer each time you turn on your computer and log onto the network, complete the following steps: Right-click the My Computer G icon.

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    Connecting Your Mobile Internet PC to a Network...

  • Page 52: Adding More Memory, Installing Memory Expansion Modules

    Chapter 6 Upgrading Your Mobile Internet PC Adding More Memory Memory upgrades of 32, 64, or 128 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) are available for your computer. Contact your Compaq retailer, seller, or authorized dealer for information on memory or refer to your accessories catalog. The memory specifications for your 1900 Mobile Internet PC are as follows: 144-pin SODIMMs (small outline dual inline memory modules) SyncDRAM (synchronous dynamic random access memory)

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    Upgrading Your Mobile Internet PC Lifting the Keyboard Hold the keyboard 2 out of the way. Locate the memory expansion slot. Installing the Memory Expansion Module...

  • Page 54: What Are Pc Cards?

    Insert the new memory module. CAUTION: When installing memory expansion modules, apply gentle, even pressure when inserting the memory module. Excessive pressure can damage the memory module. NOTE: Make sure the memory module is properly seated and snapped into place. If it is not seated, you may see memory error messages or your computer may not recognize the memory module.

  • Page 55: Pc Card Types, Inserting A Pc Card

    Upgrading Your Mobile Internet PC PC Card Types PC Card types vary as follows: Type I cards are usually memory cards and are the thinnest at 3.3 mm. Type II cards, such as modem cards, are 5.0 mm thick. Type III cards, typically hard disk drives, are the thickest at 10.5 mm. Extended Type I, Type II, and Type III PC Cards are the same height and width as standard size PC Cards.

  • Page 56: Removing A Pc Card

    Inserting a PC Card Removing a PC Card If your computer is turned on, click the PC Card to stop card activity before you remove the card. A popup window prompts you to remove the card. Then, follow these steps to remove the PC card: Push in on the recessed PC Card Eject button 1 to extend it.

  • Page 57: Compaq-compatible Pc Cards

    Upgrading Your Mobile Internet PC Ejecting a PC Card Compaq-Compatible PC Cards Internet PCs are compatible with many PC Cards and CardBus PC Cards on the market today. Refer to the documentation that came with your PC Card or contact your PC Card manufacturer for information.

  • Page 58: Using Network Pc Cards, Pc Card Software, Configuring Pc Cards

    Upgrading Your Mobile Internet PC Using Network PC Cards Your Internet PC can support many types of Ethernet-based and Token Ring-based network cards. This support allows you to connect to other computers, printers, modems, and the Internet. The Microsoft Windows 98 Getting Started guide and the documentation that came with your network card will have more information about setting up to use a network or compatible network card.

  • Page 59: Vendor-provided Pc Card Software

    Upgrading Your Mobile Internet PC Vendor-Provided PC Card Software PC Card vendors provide the following types of PC Card software: Card-specific device driver – If needed, install a card-specific device driver in Windows. It is important to be certain you are installing only a card-specific device driver.

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    Index AC adapter 2-1 AC power connecting 2-17 unplugging 2-17 access depends on password 5-5 file 5-4 full 5-5 read-only 5-5 Add Printer Wizard 5-6 battery 2-1 charging 2-16 charging time 2-16 compartment 2-8 extra batteries 2-16 release switch 2-10 removing 2-15 buttons display release 2-2...

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    Index-2 diskette drive 3-8 display 2-2 download speeds 4-2 drives hard 2-7 fan vent 2-7, 2-8, 2-9 file sharing enabling 5-2 folders sharing 5-4 formatting a diskette 3-12 function keys using 3-6 hard drive 2-7 sharing 5-4 help 1-2 hibernation 3-3 hub 5-1 icons network 5-2...

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    mapping a network drive 5-7 memory adding 6-1 caution 6-1, 6-3 electrostatic discharge 6-1 illustration 6-2 installing 6-1, 6-2 specifications 6-1 messages printer offline 5-6 Mobile Internet PC See computer model number 2-2 modem 4-1 56K 4-1 cable 2-1 data/fax 4-1 identifying 4-1 properties 4-1 My Presario 2-5, 3-7...

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    Index-4 printer sharing disabling 5-6 protocol IPX/SPX 5-2 TCP/IP 5-2 removing the battery 2-15 restarting the computer 3-2 Scandisk 3-2 securing your computer security slot 2-7 serial number 2-10 serial numbers 1-3 share properties file 5-4 shared folder creating 5-4 sharing folders 5-4 hard drive 5-4...

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