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  • Page 1 Getting Started HP Notebook...
  • Page 2 By installing, copying, downloading, or otherwise using any software product preinstalled on this computer, you agree to be bound by the terms of the HP End User License Agreement (EULA). If you do not accept these license terms, your sole...
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4 Safety warning notice...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to an existing WLAN ... 23 Setting up a new WLAN network ... 23 4 HP QuickWeb Getting started ... 25 Starting HP QuickWeb ... 26 5 Keyboard and pointing devices Using the keyboard ... 28 Identifying the hotkeys ... 28 Using keypads ...
  • Page 6 Using pointing devices ... 31 Setting pointing device preferences ... 31 Using the pointing stick ... 31 Using the TouchPad ... 31 6 Maintenance Inserting or removing the battery ... 36 Removing or replacing the bottom cover ... 38 Removing the bottom cover ... 38 Replacing the bottom cover ...
  • Page 7 Performing a recovery ... 56 8 Customer support Contacting customer support ... 60 Labels ... 61 9 Specifications Input power ... 63 Operating environment ... 64 Index ... 65 Using the Windows recovery tools ... 56 Using f11 recovery tools ... 57 Using a Windows Vista operating system DVD (purchased separately) ...
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  • Page 9: Welcome

    Update your antivirus software—Protect your computer from damage caused by viruses. The software is preinstalled on the computer and includes a limited subscription for free updates. For more information, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. For instructions on accessing this guide, refer to Finding information on page ●...
  • Page 10: Finding Information

    Getting Started guide To access this guide: Select Start > Help and Support > User Guides. – or – Select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Documentation. HP Notebook Reference Guide To access this guide: Select Start > Help and Support > User Guides.
  • Page 11 Go to http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments. *You may find the expressly provided HP Limited Warranty applicable to your product located with the electronic guides on your computer and/or on the CD/DVD provided in the box. Some countries/regions may provide a printed HP Limited Warranty in the box.
  • Page 12: Getting To Know Your Computer

    Getting to know your computer ● ● Front ● Right ● Left ● Display ● Rear ● Bottom TouchPad Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer...
  • Page 13: Lights

    Component Pointing stick (select models only) Left pointing stick button TouchPad on/off button TouchPad Left TouchPad button Right pointing stick button Right TouchPad button Lights NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Description Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the screen.
  • Page 14 ● On: The computer is on. ● Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. NOTE: For more information, refer to “HP QuickWeb” in this guide and to the HP Quickweb software Help ● Amber: Computer sound is off. ●...
  • Page 15: Buttons And Fingerprint Reader

    Buttons and fingerprint reader NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Component TouchPad on/off button Power button Description Turns the TouchPad on and off. ● When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the computer.
  • Page 16 When the computer is in Microsoft Windows, press the button to open the default Web browser. ● When the computer is in HP QuickWeb, press the button to open the default Web browser. NOTE: For more information, refer to “HP QuickWeb” in this guide and to the HP QuickWeb software Help.
  • Page 17: Keys

    Keys NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Component Function keys Description Displays system information when pressed in combination with the key. Execute frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with the key.
  • Page 18 Component Start key Menu key Integrated numeric keypad num lk Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with a function key, the num lk key. Displays the Start menu. Displays the active program’s shortcut menu (same as right- click menu).
  • Page 19: Front

    Front NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Component Display release latch (2) Wireless light Power light (4) Battery light Description Opens the computer. ● White: An integrated wireless device, such as a wireless local area network (WLAN) device and/or a Bluetooth® device, is ●...
  • Page 20 ● Blinking turquoise: The hard drive or optical drive is being accessed. ● Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily parked the hard drive. Produce SRS Premium sound (select models only). NOTE: To use the SRS Premium sound software, select Start...
  • Page 21: Right

    Right NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Component Audio-out (headphone) jack Audio-in (microphone) jack SuperSpeed USB ports (2) USB ports (2) Optical drive Optical drive eject button RJ-45 (network) jack Security cable slot Description Produces sound when connected to optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, ear buds, a headset, or television audio.
  • Page 22: Left

    Left NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Component USB port USB powered/charging port ExpressCard slot (select models only) Media Card Reader 1394 port Vents (2) eSATA/USB port External monitor port Smart Card reader slot (select models only) Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Connects an optional USB device.
  • Page 23 Component USB ports (2) Media Card Reader 1394 port Vents (2) eSATA/USB port External monitor port ExpressCard slot or Smart Card reader slot (depending on configuration) Description Connects an optional USB device. Supports the following digital card formats: ● Secure Digital (SD) Card ●...
  • Page 24: Display

    Record sound. On: The webcam is in use. Records video and captures still photographs. To use the webcam, select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Webcam. When activated, the sensor automatically adjusts the display brightness based on the lighting conditions in your environment.
  • Page 25 Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless wide-area networks (WWAN). Record sound. On: The webcam is in use. Records video and captures still photographs. To use the webcam, select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Webcam. Display...
  • Page 26: Rear

    Rear NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Component RJ-11 (modem) jack Serial port Power connector DisplayPort Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Connects a modem cable. Connects an o ptional device such a s a serial modem, mouse, or printer.
  • Page 27: Bottom

    Bottom NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Bottom...
  • Page 28 Produce sound. Contains a Bluetooth device. Hold a n HP Mobile Broadband Module, the memory modules, and the hard drive. NOTE: To p revent an unresponsive system, replace the...
  • Page 29: Networking

    WLAN on page 23 ● Wired—You can access the Internet by connecting to a wired network. For information on connecting to a wired network, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Setting up a new WLAN network on page Connecting to...
  • Page 30: Using An Internet Service Provider (Isp)

    HP Mobile Broadband Module, a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device ● Bluetooth device For more information on wireless technology and connecting to a wireless network, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide and information and Web site links provided in Help and Support. 22 Chapter 3 Networking...
  • Page 31: Connecting To An Existing Wlan

    Connecting to an existing WLAN Turn on the computer. Be sure that the WLAN device is on. Click the network icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. Select a network to connect to. Click Connect. If required, enter the security key.
  • Page 32: Configuring A Wireless Router

    When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always turn on security features to protect your network from unauthorized access. For information on protecting your WLAN, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. 24 Chapter 3 Networking...
  • Page 33: Hp Quickweb

    ● Widgets—Start using widgets for news, weather, social networking, stocks, a calculator, sticky notes, and more. You can also use Widget Manager to add more widgets to the HP QuickWeb Home screen. NOTE: For additional information about using HP QuickWeb, refer to the HP QuickWeb software Help.
  • Page 34: Starting Hp Quickweb

    Starting HP QuickWeb ● To start HP QuickWeb, press the QuickWeb button when the computer is off or in Hibernation. The following table explains the different behaviors of the QuickWeb button. Button QuickWeb button NOTE: For more information, refer to the HP QuickWeb software Help.
  • Page 35: Keyboard And Pointing Devices

    Keyboard and pointing devices ● Using the keyboard ● Using pointing devices...
  • Page 36: Using The Keyboard

    Using the keyboard Identifying the hotkeys NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. A hotkey is a combination of the To use a hotkey: ▲ Briefly press the Hotkey combination fn+esc fn+f3 Chapter 5 Keyboard and pointing devices key (1) and either the key, and then briefly press the second key of the hotkey combination.
  • Page 37: Using Keypads

    Hotkey combination fn+f4 fn+f6 fn+f7 fn+f8 fn+f9 fn+f10 fn+f11 Using keypads The computer includes an integrated numeric keypad. The computer also supports an optional external numeric keypad or an optional external keyboard that includes a numeric keypad. Using the integrated numeric keypad NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
  • Page 38: Using An Optional External Numeric Keypad

    Component num lk Integrated numeric keypad Num lock light Using an optional external numeric keypad Keys on most external numeric keypads function differently according to whether num lock is on or off. (Num lock is turned off at the factory.) For example: ●...
  • Page 39: Using Pointing Devices

    When num lock on an external keypad is turned on, the num lock light on the computer is turned on. When num lock on an external keypad is turned off, the num lock light on the computer is turned off. To turn num lock on or off on an external keypad as you work: ▲...
  • Page 40: Turning The Touchpad Off And On

    Turning the TouchPad off and on To turn the TouchPad off and on, quickly double-tap the TouchPad on/off light. NOTE: The TouchPad on/off light is off when the TouchPad is on. Navigating To move the pointer, slide one finger across the TouchPad in the direction you want the pointer to go. Chapter 5 Keyboard and pointing devices...
  • Page 41: Selecting

    Selecting Use the left and right TouchPad buttons like the corresponding buttons on an external mouse. Using TouchPad gestures The TouchPad supports a variety of gestures. To use TouchPad gestures, place two fingers on the TouchPad at the same time. NOTE: TouchPad gestures are not supported in all programs.
  • Page 42: Scrolling

    Scrolling Scrolling is useful for moving up, down, or sideways on a page or image. To scroll, place two fingers slightly apart on the TouchPad, and then drag them across the TouchPad in an up, down, left, or right motion. NOTE: Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.
  • Page 43: Rotating

    Rotating Rotating allows you to rotate items such as photos. To rotate, anchor your left forefinger in the TouchPad zone. Move the right forefinger around the anchored finger in a sweeping motion, moving from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock. To reverse the rotation, move your right forefinger from 3 o’clock to 12 o’clock. NOTE: Rotating must be done within the TouchPad zone.
  • Page 44: Maintenance

    Cleaning your computer Inserting or removing the battery NOTE: For additional information on using the battery, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. To insert the battery: Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
  • Page 45 To remove the battery: CAUTION: Removing a battery that is the sole power source for the computer can cause loss of information. To prevent loss of information, save your work and initiate Hibernation or shut down the computer through Windows before removing the battery. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
  • Page 46: Removing Or Replacing The Bottom Cover

    Removing or replacing the bottom cover CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: Save your work and shut down the computer before adding or replacing a memory module or hard drive. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by pressing the power button.
  • Page 47 Slide the bottom cover towards the battery bay until the bottom cover snaps into place. With the battery bay toward you, slide the bottom cover release latch to the left (3), and if you choose to, insert and tighten the optional screw (4) to hold the bottom cover in place. Slide the release latch to the right to lock the bottom cover (5).
  • Page 48: Replacing Or Upgrading The Hard Drive

    Replacing or upgrading the hard drive CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: 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.
  • Page 49: Installing A Hard Drive

    Installing a hard drive To install the hard drive: Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay at an angle (1), and then lay the hard drive flat in the hard drive bay (2). Pull the plastic tab (3) towards the center of the computer to engage the hard drive with the connector.
  • Page 50 To remove a hard drive from the upgrade bay: Save your work. Shut down the computer and close the display. Disconnect all external hardware devices connected to the computer. Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the upgrade bay toward you. Remove the battery (see Remove the bottom cover (see Remove the hard drive screws from the upgrade bay.
  • Page 51: Replacing An Optical Drive

    To install a hard drive in the upgrade bay: Insert the hard drive (1) into the upgrade bay, and then tighten the upgrade bay screw (2). Replace the hard drive screws. Replace the bottom cover (see Insert the battery (see Turn the computer right-side up, and then reconnect AC power and external devices to the computer.
  • Page 52 To remove an optical drive from the upgrade bay: Save your work. Shut down the computer and close the display. Disconnect all external hardware devices connected to the computer. Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the upgrade bay toward you. Remove the battery (see Remove the bottom cover (see Loosen the upgrade bay screw (1).
  • Page 53: Adding Or Replacing Memory Modules

    Tighten the upgrade bay screw (2). Replace the bottom cover (see Insert the battery (see Turn the computer right-side up, and then reconnect AC power and external devices to the computer. Turn on the computer. Adding or replacing memory modules The computer has one memory module compartment.
  • Page 54 To add or replace a memory module: Save your work and shut down the computer. Disconnect AC power and external devices connected to the computer. Remove the battery (see Remove the bottom cover (see If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing memory module: Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module.
  • Page 55: Updating Programs And Drivers

    Connect AC power and external devices to the computer. Turn on the computer. Updating programs and drivers HP recommends that you update your programs and drivers on a regular basis with the latest versions. Go to http://www.hp.com/support automatic update notifications when they become available.
  • Page 56: Using Softpaq Download Manager

    SoftPaq Download Manager is available on the HP Web site. To use SoftPaq Download Manager to download SoftPaqs, you must first download and install the program. Go to the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/sdm, and follow the instructions to download and install SoftPaq Download Manager.
  • Page 57: Cleaning Your Computer

    Cleaning your computer ● Cleaning products ● Cleaning procedures Cleaning products Use the following products to safely clean and disinfect your notebook or tablet PC: ● Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 0.3 percent maximum concentration (For example: germicidal disposable wipes. These wipes come in a variety of brand names.) ●...
  • Page 58: Cleaning The Display

    Cleaning the display Gently wipe the display using a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with an alcohol-free glass cleaner. Be sure that the display is dry before closing the display. Cleaning the sides and cover To clean and disinfect the sides and cover, use a soft microfiber cloth or chamois moistened with one of the cleaning solutions listed previously or use an acceptable germicidal disposable wipe.
  • Page 59: Backup And Recovery

    Recovering information using recovery tools NOTE: For detailed instructions, perform a search for these topics in Help and Support. In case of system instability, HP recommends that you print the recovery procedures and save them for later use. NOTE: Windows includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer.
  • Page 60: Performing A System Recovery

    current backup. The system repair discs (select models only) are used to start up (boot) the computer and repair the operating system in case of system instability or failure. Your initial and subsequent backups allow you to restore your data and settings if a failure occurs. You can back up your information to an optional external hard drive, a network drive, or discs.
  • Page 61: Using The Windows Recovery Tools

    Recovery disc (both purchased separately). For additional information, refer to 7 operating system DVD (purchased separately) on page If the Windows partition and the HP Recovery partition are listed, restart the computer, and then press before the Windows operating system loads.
  • Page 62: Using A Windows 7 Operating System Dvd (Purchased Separately)

    Using a Windows 7 operating system DVD (purchased separately) To order a Windows 7 operating system DVD, go to http://www.hp.com/support, select your country or region, and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also order the DVD by calling technical support.
  • Page 63: Windows Vista

    NOTE: For detailed instructions, perform a search for these topics in Help and Support. NOTE: In case of system instability, HP recommends that you print the recovery procedures and save them for later use. NOTE: Windows® includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer.
  • Page 64: Performing A Recovery

    If possible, back up all personal files. If possible, check for the presence of the Windows partition and the HP Recovery partition. To find the partitions, select Start > Computer. NOTE:...
  • Page 65: Using F11 Recovery Tools

    Recovery discs have been included for computers that do not have a partition. Use these discs to recover your operating system and software. To check for the presence of a recovery partition, select Start > Computer. If the partition is present, an HP Recovery drive is listed in the Hard Disk Drives section of the window.
  • Page 66: Using A Windows Vista Operating System Dvd (Purchased Separately)

    Using a Windows Vista operating system DVD (purchased separately) To order a Windows Vista operating system DVD, go to http://www.hp.com/support, select your country or region, and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also order the DVD by calling technical support.
  • Page 67: Customer Support

    Customer support ● Contacting customer support ● Labels...
  • Page 68: Contacting Customer Support

    Contacting customer support If the information provided in this user guide, in the HP Notebook Reference Guide, or in Help and Support does not address your questions, you can contact HP Customer Support at: http://www.hp.com/go/contactHP NOTE: For worldwide support, click Contact HP worldwide on the left side of the page, or go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.
  • Page 69: Labels

    Card Identifier) of the SIM. This label is located inside the battery bay. ● HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number label (select models only)—Provides the serial number of the HP Mobile Broadband Module. This label is located underneath the bottom cover of the computer or inside the battery bay. Labels...
  • Page 70: Specifications

    Specifications ● Input power ● Operating environment Chapter 9 Specifications...
  • Page 71: Input Power

    100–240 V, 50–60 Hz. Although the computer can be powered from a standalone DC power source, it should be powered only with an AC adapter or a DC power source supplied and approved by HP for use with this computer. The computer can operate on DC power within the following specifications.
  • Page 72: Operating Environment

    Operating environment Factor Temperature Operating (writing to optical disc) Nonoperating Relative humidity (noncondensing) Operating Nonoperating Maximum altitude (unpressurized) Operating Nonoperating Chapter 9 Specifications Metric 5°C to 35°C -20°C to 60°C 10% to 90% 5% to 95% -15 m to 3,048 m -15 m to 12,192 m U.S.
  • Page 73: Index

    28 increase screen brightness 29 Sleep 28 switching screen image 29 using 28 HP QuickWeb 25 HP QuickWeb light 6 input power 63 integrated numeric keypad, identifying 10, 29, 30 integrated webcam light, identifying 16, 17 internal display switch 16, 17...
  • Page 74 9 fn 10 function 9 menu 10 num lk 10 start 10 labels Bluetooth 61 HP Mobile Broadband Module 61 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity 61 regulatory 61 serial number 61 SIM 61 wireless certification 61 WLAN 61 latch, battery release 20...
  • Page 75 vents, identifying 14, 15, 20 volume keys, identifying 29 volume mute button, identifying 8 webcam 16, 17 webcam light, identifying 16, 17 webcam, identifying 16, 17 Windows 7 operating system DVD 54 Windows Backup and Restore 51 Windows Vista operating system DVD 58 wireless antennas, identifying 16, wireless button, identifying 8...