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    Mini User Guide...

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    Product notice This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your device. To obtain the latest information in the Mini User Guide, go to the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support.

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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 Knowing the parts Identifying the hardware ... 1 Top components ... 1 Front components ... 3 Right-side components ... 5 Left-side components ... 5 Display components ... 6 Bottom components ... 7 Wireless antennas ... 8 Additional hardware components ...

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    Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only) ... 31 Inserting a SIM ... 31 Removing a SIM ... 32 Using the HP Mobile Broadband Setup Utility (select models only) ... 34 4 Multimedia Multimedia features ... 35 Identifying your multimedia components ... 35 Adjusting the volume ...

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    Installing multimedia software from the Internet ... 38 Audio ... 39 Connecting external audio devices ... 39 Checking your audio functions ... 39 Video ... 41 Connecting an external monitor or projector ... 41 Webcam ... 42 5 Security Protecting the device ... 43 Using passwords ...

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    9 Drives Identifying installed drives ... 58 Handling drives ... 58 Using external drives ... 59 Using optional external devices ... 59 10 Memory modules 11 Updating software Updating the BIOS ... 65 Determining the BIOS version ... 65 Downloading a BIOS update ... 65 Updating programs and drivers ...

  • Page 9: 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. To see a list of hardware installed in the device, follow these steps: Select Start >...

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    Right TouchPad button* *This table describes factory settings. To view or change pointing device preferences, select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Mouse. Light Component Caps lock light Chapter 1 Knowing the parts Functions like the right button on an external mouse. Description On: Caps lock is on.

  • Page 11: Keys, Front Components

    Keys Component Function keys Windows® logo key Windows applications key Front components 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. Displays the Windows Start menu. Displays a shortcut menu for items beneath the pointer.

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    Component Power light Power switch Drive light Battery light Wireless light Wireless switch Chapter 1 Knowing the parts Description ● On: The device is on. ● Blinking: The device is in Standby. ● Off: The device is off or in Hibernation. ●...

  • Page 13: Right-side Components, Left-side Components

    Right-side components Component USB ports (2) Digital Media Slot External monitor port RJ-45 (network) jack Left-side components Component Security cable slot Description Connect optional USB devices. Supports the following optional digital card formats: ● Memory Stick (MS) ● MS/Pro ● MultiMediaCard (MMC) ●...

  • Page 14: Display Components

    Component Power connector AC adapter light Vent USB port Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack Display components Component Speakers (2) Chapter 1 Knowing the parts Description Connects an AC adapter. On: The computer is connected to external power. Off: The computer is not connected to external power. Enables airflow to cool internal components.

  • Page 15: Bottom Components

    Component Internal display switch Webcam Webcam light Internal microphone Bottom components Component Battery bay Battery release latches (2) Description Turns off the display if the display is closed while the power is on. NOTE: The display switch is not visible from the outside of the device.

  • Page 16: Wireless Antennas

    Component Vent Memory module compartment Wireless antennas Component WWAN antennas (2) (select models only)* 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 17: Additional Hardware Components, Identifying The Labels

    Additional hardware components Component Power cord* AC adapter Battery* *Batteries and power cords vary in appearance by region and 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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    (WLAN) device. You may need this information when traveling internationally. ◦ The serial number of your HP Mobile Broadband Module (select models only). The regulatory label is affixed to the bottom of the device. Chapter 1 Knowing the parts...

  • Page 19: Setting Power Options, Using Power-saving States, Initiating And Exiting Standby

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

  • Page 20: Initiating And Exiting Hibernation, Using Power Schemes, Viewing The Current Scheme

    A power scheme is a collection of system settings that manages how the device uses power. Power schemes can help you conserve power and maximize device performance. The following power schemes are available: ● Portable/Laptop (recommended) ● Home/Office Desk ●...

  • Page 21: Selecting A Different Power Scheme, Customizing Power Schemes, Setting Password Protection Upon Exiting Standby

    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 22: Connecting The Ac Adapter, Using Battery Power

    When you connect the device to external AC power, the following events occur: ● The battery begins to charge. ● If the device is turned on, the battery meter icon in the notification area changes appearance. When you disconnect external AC power, the following events occur: ●...

  • Page 23: 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 24: Charging A Battery

    Align the tabs on the battery with the notches on the device, and then insert the battery into the battery bay. The battery release latches automatically lock the battery into place. To remove the battery: Disconnect all external devices. If the device is connected to AC power, unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Turn the device upside down on a flat surface.

  • Page 25: Maximizing Battery Discharge Time, Managing Low Battery Levels, Identifying Low Battery Levels

    The battery charges whether the device is off or in use, but it charges faster when the device is off. 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.

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

  • Page 27: Resolving A Low Battery Level, Calibrating A Battery, Step 1: Fully Charge The Battery

    Resolving a low battery level CAUTION: To reduce the risk of losing information when the device reaches a critical battery level and has initiated Hibernation, do not restore power until the power lights turn off. Resolving a low battery level when external power is available Connect one of the following devices: ▲...

  • Page 28: Step 2: Disable Hibernation And Standby, Step 3: Discharge The Battery

    To fully charge the battery: Insert the battery into the device. Connect the device to an AC adapter, optional power adapter, optional expansion product, or optional docking device, and then plug the adapter or device into external power. The battery light on the device turns on. Leave the device plugged into external power until the battery is fully charged.

  • Page 29: Step 4: Fully Recharge The Battery, Step 5: Reenable Hibernation And Standby, Conserving Battery Power

    Step 4: Fully recharge the battery To recharge the battery: Plug the device into external power and maintain external power until the battery is fully recharged. When the battery is recharged, the battery light on the device turns off. You can use the device while the battery is recharging, but the battery will charge faster if the device is off.

  • Page 30: Disposing Of A Used Battery, Shutting Down The Device

    Disposing of a used battery WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, or puncture; do not short external contacts; do not dispose of in fire or water. Refer to the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices for battery disposal information. Shutting down the device CAUTION: Unsaved information will be lost when the device is shut down.

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    Internet Your device supports the following types of Internet access: ● Wired—You can access the Internet by connecting to a broadband network using the RJ-45 (network) jack. ● Wireless—For mobile Internet access, you can use a wireless connection. To learn about setting up a wireless network or adding your device to an existing network, refer to the “Connecting to a wireless network”...

  • Page 32: Connecting To A Wired Network

    Connecting to a wired network Connecting to a local area network (LAN) requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network 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 33: Connecting To A Wireless Network, Using Wireless Devices, Identifying Wireless And Network Status Icons

    ● HP Mobile Broadband Module (select models only)—A wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that provides access to information wherever mobile network operator service is available. In a WWAN, each mobile device communicates to a mobile network operator’s base station. Mobile network operators install networks of base stations (similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas, effectively providing coverage across entire states, regions, or even countries.

  • Page 34: Using The Wireless Controls, Using The Wireless Switch

    To start Connection Manager: Click the HP Connection Manager icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. Click Connect to turn on the wireless wide area network (WWAN) feature and use HP Mobile Broadband.

  • Page 35: Using Hp Wireless Assistant Software, Using A Wlan

    If the wireless icon is not displayed in the notification area, complete the following steps to change Wireless Assistant properties: Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > HP Wireless Assistant. Click Properties. Select the check box next to Wireless Assistant icon in notification area.

  • Page 36: Setting Up A Wlan, Protecting Your Wlan

    To use the WLAN device in your device, you must connect to a WLAN infrastructure (provided through a service provider or a public or corporate network). Setting up a WLAN To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet, you need the following equipment: ●...

  • Page 37: Connecting To A Wlan

    (uninvited) or capture information being sent across it. However, you can take precautions to protect your WLAN: ● Use a wireless transmitter with built-in security Many wireless base stations, gateways, or routers provide built-in security features such as wireless security protocols and firewalls. With the correct wireless transmitter, you can protect your network from the most common wireless security risks.

  • Page 38: Roaming To Another Network

    NOTE: If no WLANs are listed, you are out of range of a wireless router or access point. NOTE: If you do not see the network you want to connect to, click Set up a connection or network. A list of options is displayed. You can choose to manually search for and connect to a network or to create a new network connection.

  • Page 39: Using Hp Mobile Broadband (select Models Only), Inserting A Sim

    Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only) An HP Mobile Broadband Module is a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that provides access to information wherever mobile network operator service is available. Using HP Mobile Broadband requires a network service provider (called a mobile network operator), which in most cases is a mobile phone network operator.

  • Page 40: Removing A Sim

    Insert the SIM into the SIM slot, and gently push the SIM into the slot until it is firmly seated. Replace the battery. NOTE: HP Mobile Broadband will be disabled if the battery is not replaced. Reconnect external power. Reconnect external devices.

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    Press in on the SIM (1), and then remove it from the slot (2). Replace the battery. Reconnect external power. Reconnect external devices. Turn on the device. Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only)

  • Page 42: Using The Hp Mobile Broadband Setup Utility (select Models Only)

    The HP Mobile Broadband Setup Utility provides basic information about setting up HP Mobile Broadband. NOTE: The HP Mobile Broadband Setup Utility is not available in all regions. When you first turn on HP Mobile Broadband, the Getting Started with HP Mobile Broadband page opens. Chapter 3 Internet...

  • Page 43: Multimedia Features, Identifying Your Multimedia Components

    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 Webcam Webcam light Internal microphone Speakers (2) Volume up hotkey Volume down hotkey Volume mute hotkey Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack Chapter 4 Multimedia Description Captures still photographs and videos. NOTE: To capture videos, you need to install additional webcam software.

  • Page 45: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● Device volume hotkey—A combination of the fn key (1) and either the function key: ◦ To mute or restore volume, press fn+f8. ◦ To decrease volume, press fn+f10. ◦...

  • Page 46: Multimedia Software, Using Other Preinstalled Multimedia Software, Installing Multimedia Software From The Internet

    If the Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area, follow these steps to add it: Select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Volume tab. Select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box. Click Apply.

  • Page 47: Audio, Connecting External Audio Devices, Checking Your Audio Functions

    Audio Your device has a variety of audio features that allow you to: ● Play music using your device speakers and/or connected external speakers. ● Record sound using the internal microphone or an optional external headset microphone. ● Download music from the Internet. ●...

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    NOTE: For best results when recording, speak directly into the microphone and record sound in a setting free of background noise. To confirm or change the audio settings on your device, right-click the Volume icon on the taskbar, ▲ or select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices.

  • Page 49: Video, Connecting An External Monitor Or Projector

    Video Your device enables you to use a variety of video features: ● Watch movies ● Play games over the Internet ● Edit pictures and video to create presentations ● Connect external video devices Connecting an external monitor or projector Use a VGA cable (purchased separately) to connect an external display, such as a monitor or projector, to the external monitor port on the device.

  • Page 50: Webcam

    Webcam Your device includes an integrated webcam, located at the top of the display. The webcam is an input device that allows you to capture still photographs and videos. NOTE: To record videos, you need to install additional webcam software. To access the webcam: Click Start >...

  • Page 51: Security Protecting The Device, Using Passwords

    Security Protecting the device Standard security features provided by the Windows operating system and the non-Windows Setup Utility can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks. Follow the procedures in this chapter to use the following features: ●...

  • Page 52: Passwords Set In Windows, Passwords Set In Setup Utility

    You can use the same password for a Setup Utility feature and for a Windows security feature. You can also use the same password for more than one Setup Utility feature. Use the following guidelines when setting a password in Setup Utility: ●...

  • Page 53: Administrator Password, Power-on Password, Managing An Administrator Password, Entering An Administrator Password

    Password Power-on password* *For details about each of these passwords, refer to the following topics. Administrator password Your administrator password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in Setup Utility. After this password is set, you must enter it each time you access Setup Utility. Your administrator password is not interchangeable with an administrator password set in Windows, nor is it displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.

  • Page 54: Managing A Power-on Password, Entering A Power-on Password

    Managing a power-on password To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps: Open the Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the device, and then pressing = BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security >...

  • Page 55: Using Antivirus Software

    To access Norton Internet Security, or to get more information about it, click Start > All Programs > Norton Internet Security. NOTE: HP recommends that you always update the antivirus software to help protect your device. NOTE: For more information about computer viruses, type viruses in the Search box in Help and Support.

  • Page 56: Using Firewall Software

    Using firewall software When you use the device for e-mail, network, or Internet access, unauthorized persons may be able to gain access to the device, your personal files, and information about you. Use the firewall software preinstalled on the device to protect your privacy. Firewall features include logging and reporting of network activity, and automatic monitoring of all incoming and outgoing traffic.

  • Page 57: Installing Critical Updates

    Installing critical updates CAUTION: Microsoft sends alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the device from security breaches and device viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an alert. Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the device was shipped.

  • Page 58: Inserting A Digital Card

    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 Digital Media Slot supports the following formats: ● Memory Stick (MS) ●...

  • Page 59: Stopping And Removing A Digital Card

    Stopping and removing a digital card CAUTION: To prevent loss of data or an unresponsive system, stop a digital card before removing it. Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card. NOTE: To stop a data transfer, click Cancel in the operating system Copying window. Stop the digital card: Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 60: Usb Devices Using A Usb Device, Connecting A Usb Device

    USB devices Using a USB device Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a hardware interface that can be used to connect an optional external device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub. Devices can be connected to the system, an optional docking device, or an optional expansion product.

  • Page 61: Stopping And Removing A Usb Device

    Stopping and removing a USB device CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, stop a USB device before removing it. CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device. To stop and remove a USB device: Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 62: Pointing Devices And Keyboard Setting Pointing Device Preferences, Using Pointing Devices, Using The Touchpad

    Pointing devices and keyboard Setting pointing device preferences Use Mouse Properties in Windows® to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button configuration, click speed, and pointer options. To access Mouse Properties, select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Mouse.

  • Page 63: Initiating Standby (fn+f1)

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

  • Page 64: Switching The Screen Image (fn+f2), Decreasing Screen Brightness (fn+f3), Increasing Screen Brightness (fn+f4)

    CAUTION: To reduce the risk of information loss, save your work before initiating Standby. The device must be on before you can initiate Standby. NOTE: If a critical battery level occurs while the device is in Standby, the device initiates Hibernation and the information stored in memory is saved to the hard drive.

  • Page 65: Muting Speaker Sound (fn+f8), Decreasing Speaker Sound (fn+f10), Increasing Speaker Sound (fn+f11)

    To use QuickLock, press instructions on the screen to enter your Windows user password or your Windows administrator password and access the device. Muting speaker sound (fn+f8) Press fn+f8 to mute speaker sound. Press the hotkey again to restore speaker sound. Decreasing speaker sound (fn+f10) Press fn+f10...

  • Page 66: Identifying Installed Drives, Handling Drives

    Drives Identifying installed drives To view the drives installed on the device, select Start > My Computer. 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:...

  • Page 67: 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 68: Memory Modules

    10 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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    Turn the device right-side up, and then reconnect external power and external devices. Turn on the device.

  • Page 72: Updating Software

    11 Updating software Updated versions of the software provided with your device may be available on the HP Web site. Most software and BIOS updates on the HP Web site are packaged in compressed files called SoftPaqs. Some download packages contain a file named Readme.txt, which contains information regarding installing and troubleshooting the file.

  • Page 73: Determining The Bios Version, Downloading A Bios Update

    Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord. To download a BIOS update: Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your device: Select Start > Help and Support, and then select the software and drivers update.

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    Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update will be downloaded. You will need to access this path when you are ready to install the update. NOTE: If you connect your device to a network, consult the network administrator before installing any software updates, especially system BIOS updates.

  • Page 75: Updating Programs And Drivers

    To download and install software other than a BIOS update, follow these steps: Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your device: Select Start > Help and Support, and then select the software and drivers update.

  • Page 76: Starting The Setup Utility, Using The Setup Utility, Changing The Language Of The Setup Utility

    12 Setup Utility Starting the Setup Utility The Setup Utility is a ROM-based information and customization utility that can be used even when your Windows operating system is not working. The utility reports information about the device and provides settings for startup, security, and other preferences.

  • Page 77: Displaying System Information, Restoring Default Settings In The Setup Utility, Exiting The Setup Utility

    ● To select an item, press enter. ● To close a text box or return to the menu display, press esc. ● To display additional navigation and selection information while the Setup Utility is open, press Displaying system information The following procedure explains how to display system information in the Setup Utility. If the Setup Utility is not open, begin at step 1.

  • Page 78: Setup Utility Menus, Main Menu, Security Menu, System Configuration Menu

    Setup Utility menus The menu tables in this section provide an overview of Setup Utility options. NOTE: Some of the Setup Utility menu items listed in this chapter may not be supported by your device. Main menu Select System information Security menu Select Administrator password...

  • Page 79: Diagnostics Menu

    Diagnostics menu Select Hard Disk Self Test (select models only) Memory Test To do this Run a comprehensive self-test on the hard drive. Run a diagnostic test on the system memory. Setup Utility menus...

  • Page 80: Index

    Index AC adapter connecting 14 identifying 9 administrator password creating 45 entering 45 managing 45 airport security devices 58 antennas 8 applications key, Windows 3 audio devices, connecting external 39 audio functions, checking 39 audio-in (microphone) jack 6, 36 audio-out (headphone) jack 6, battery calibrating 19 charging 16, 19...

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    56 increasing speaker volume 57 initiating QuickLock 56 initiating Standby 55 muting speaker sound 57 switching screen image 56 using 55 HP Mobile Broadband Module 31 HP Mobile Broadband, disabled 31 hubs 52 icons network status 25 wireless 25...

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    regulatory label 10 wireless 10 release latches battery 7, 16 restoring default settings 69 right TouchPad button, identifying 2 RJ-45 (network) jack, identifying 5 screen brightness hotkeys 56 screen image, switching 56 security cable slot, identifying 5 Security menu 70 security, cable slot 5 security, wireless 28 selecting in the Setup Utility 68...

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