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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 computer. To obtain the latest information in the Mini User Guide, go to the HP Web site at

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    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.

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    Safety warning notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Getting started Using HP Instant Web (select models only) ... 2 2 Knowing the parts Identifying the hardware ... 3 Top components ... 3 Front components ... 5 Right-side components ... 7 Left-side components ... 7 Display components ...

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    Connecting to a wireless network ... 27 Using wireless devices ... 27 Using a WLAN ... 29 Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only) ... 33 Inserting a SIM ... 33 Removing a SIM ... 34 Using Bluetooth wireless devices ... 36 Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) ...

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    5 Multimedia Multimedia features ... 38 Identifying your multimedia components ... 38 Adjusting the volume ... 40 Multimedia software ... 41 Using other preinstalled multimedia software ... 41 Installing multimedia software from the Internet ... 41 Audio ... 42 Connecting external audio devices ... 42 Checking your audio functions ...

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    Using the keyboard ... 56 Using hotkeys ... 56 10 Drives Identifying installed drives ... 60 Handling drives ... 60 Using external drives ... 61 Using optional external devices ... 62 11 Memory modules 12 Updating software Updating the BIOS ... 68 Determining the BIOS version ...

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    Index ... 76...

  • Page 11: Getting Started

    Getting started Your computer's main operating system is Microsoft® Windows®. Your computer may also feature HP Instant Web (select models only). ● The Microsoft Windows operating system displays the desktop on the display and controls your computer's hardware, peripherals, and software programs.

  • Page 12: Using Hp Instant Web (select Models Only)

    Select Start, click the arrow next to the Shut down button, and then click Restart. Your computer ▲ restarts and displays the Instant Web home page. NOTE: To learn more about HP Instant Web, refer to the software Help included with Instant Web. Chapter 1 Getting started...

  • Page 13: Knowing The Parts

    Knowing the parts Identifying the hardware Components included with the computer may vary by region and model. The illustrations in this chapter identify the standard features on most computer models. To see a list of hardware installed in the computer: Select Start >...

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    Right TouchPad button* *This table describes factory settings. To view or change pointing device preferences, select Start > Devices and Printers. Then, right-click the icon representing your device, and select Mouse settings. Light Component Caps lock light Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Functions like the right button on an external mouse.

  • Page 15: Keys

    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.

  • Page 16: Chapter 2 Knowing The Parts

    Component Power light Power switch Drive light Battery light Wireless light Wireless switch Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Description ● On: The computer is on. ● Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state. ● Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. ●...

  • Page 17: Right-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 18: Display Components

    Component Power connector Vent USB port Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack Display components Component Speakers (2) Internal display switch Webcam Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Description Connects an AC adapter. Enables airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating.

  • Page 19: Bottom Components

    Component Webcam light Internal microphone Bottom components Component Battery bay Battery release latches (2) Vent Memory module compartment Description NOTE: To capture and edit videos, you can use the preinstalled software program Arcsoft WebCam Companion 3. On: The webcam is in use. Records sound.

  • Page 20: Wireless Antennas

    Wireless antennas Component WWAN antennas (2) (select models only)* WLAN antennas (2)* *The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. 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 21: Identifying The Labels

    (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 computer. Description Connects an AC adapter to an AC outlet.

  • Page 22: Power Management

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

  • Page 23: Initiating And Exiting Hibernation

    A power plan is a collection of system settings that manages how the computer uses power. Power plans can help you conserve power and maximize computer performance. The following power plans are available: ● HP recommended ● High performance ●...

  • Page 24: Customizing Power Plans

    To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer, a replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP. Connect the computer to external AC power under any of the following conditions: WARNING! Do not charge the battery while you are onboard aircraft.

  • Page 25: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the computer, a replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP. fn+f4 hotkey or reconnect the AC adapter.

  • Page 26: Displaying The Remaining Battery Charge

    Battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer, display brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors. Displaying the remaining battery charge Move the pointer over the battery meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. ▲...

  • Page 27: Charging A Battery

    Align the tabs on the battery with the notches on the computer, and then insert the battery into the battery bay. The battery release latches automatically lock the battery into place. To remove the battery: Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface. Slide the battery release latches (1) to release the battery, and then remove the battery (2).

  • Page 28: Maximizing Battery Discharge Time

    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: ●...

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

  • Page 30: Resolving A Low Battery Level

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

  • Page 31: Step 2: Disable Hibernation And Sleep

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

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    To discharge a battery: Unplug the computer from its external power source, but do not turn off the computer. Run the computer 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 computer shuts down.

  • Page 33: Step 4: Fully Recharge The Battery

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

  • Page 34: Disposing Of A Used Battery

    If a computer will be unused and unplugged from external power for more than 2 weeks, remove the battery and store it separately. To prolong the charge of a stored battery, place it in a cool, dry place. NOTE: A stored battery should be checked every 6 months. If the capacity is less than 50 percent, recharge the battery before returning it to storage.

  • Page 35: Internet

    Internet Your computer 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 computer to an existing network, refer to the “Connecting to a wireless network”...

  • Page 36: 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 computer. 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 37: Connecting To A Wireless Network

    ● 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 38: Using The Wireless Controls

    Using HP Connection Manager (select models only) You can use HP Connection Manager to connect to WWANs using the HP Mobile Broadband device in your computer (select models only). To start Connection Manager, click the Connection Manager icon in the notification area, at the ▲...

  • Page 39: Using Wireless Assistant Software

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

  • Page 40: Setting Up A Wlan

    NOTE: The terms wireless router and wireless access point are often used interchangeably. ● A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN, typically uses wireless access points that can accommodate a large number of devices and accessories and can separate critical network functions.

  • Page 41: 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 42: Roaming To Another Network

    NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN implementation, router manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural barriers such as walls and floors. More information about using a WLAN is available through the following resources: ●...

  • Page 43: Using Hp Mobile Broadband (select Models Only)

    HP Mobile Broadband enables your computer to use wireless wide area networks (WWANs) to access the Internet from more places and over larger areas than it can by using WLANs. 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 44: 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 is disabled if the battery is not replaced. Reconnect external power. Reconnect external devices.

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    Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you. Remove the battery. 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 computer. Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only)

  • Page 46: Using Bluetooth Wireless Devices

    Using Bluetooth wireless devices 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, PDA) ● Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone) ● Imaging devices (printer, camera) ●...

  • Page 47: Bluetooth And Internet Connection Sharing (ics)

    Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) HP does not recommend setting up one computer with Bluetooth as a host and using it as a gateway through which other computers may connect to the Internet. When two or more computers are connected using Bluetooth, and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is enabled on one of the computers, the other computers may not be able to connect to the Internet using the Bluetooth network.

  • Page 48: Multimedia

    Multimedia Multimedia features Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view pictures. Your computer 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 Description Captures still photographs and videos. NOTE: To capture and edit videos, you can use the preinstalled webcam software Arcsoft WebCam Companion On: The webcam is in use.

  • Page 50: Adjusting The Volume

    Component Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● computer 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 51: Multimedia Software

    If the Speakers icon is not displayed in the notification area, follow these steps to add it: Right-click the Show hidden icons icon (the arrow at far left of the notification area). Click Customize notification icons. Under Behaviors, select Show icon and notifications for the Volume icon. Click OK.

  • Page 52: Audio

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

  • Page 53: Video

    To confirm or change the audio settings on your computer, select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound. Video Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features: ● Watch movies ● Play games over the Internet ●...

  • Page 54: Webcam

    Webcam Your computer 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 and edit videos, you can use the preinstalled Arcsoft WebCam Companion 3 software.

  • Page 55: Security

    Security Protecting the computer 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 56: Setting Passwords In Windows

    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 57: 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 58: Managing A Power-on Password

    Managing a power-on password To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps: Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, 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 59: 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 computer. NOTE: For more information about computer viruses, type viruses in the Search box in Help and Support.

  • Page 60: Using Firewall Software

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

  • Page 61: Installing Critical Updates

    Installing critical updates CAUTION: Microsoft sends alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the computer from security breaches and computer 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 computer was shipped.

  • Page 62: Digital Cards

    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 63: Removing A Digital Card

    Removing a digital card CAUTION: To prevent loss of data or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure to safely remove the digital card. 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. To remove a digital card: Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 64: Usb Devices

    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.

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    CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device. To remove a USB device: Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 66: Pointing Devices And Keyboard

    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 > Devices and Printers. Then, right-click the device representing your device, and select Mouse settings.

  • Page 67: Initiating Sleep

    Function Initiate Sleep. 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 computer keyboard, follow either of these steps: ● Briefly press the –...

  • Page 68: Switching The Screen Image

    When Sleep is initiated, your information is stored in memory, the screen is cleared, and power is conserved. While the computer is in the Sleep state, the power light blinks. The computer must be on before you can initiate Sleep. NOTE: If a critical battery level occurs while the computer is in the Sleep state, the computer initiates Hibernation and the information stored in memory is saved to the hard drive.

  • Page 69: Muting Speaker Sound

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

  • Page 70: 10 Drives

    10 Drives Identifying installed drives To view the drives installed on the computer, select Start > Computer. 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. Chapter 10 Drives...

  • Page 71: Using External Drives

    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 that is connected to an external hard drive, initiate Sleep and allow the screen to clear, or properly disconnect the external hard drive. Before handling a drive, discharge static electricity by touching the unpainted metal surface of the drive.

  • Page 72: Using Optional External Devices

    Using optional external devices NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which device port to use, refer to the manufacturer's instructions. To connect an external device: CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when connecting a powered device, be sure that the computer is turned off and the AC power cord is unplugged.

  • Page 73: 11 Memory Modules

    11 Memory modules The computer has one memory module compartment, which is located on the bottom of the computer. The memory capacity of the computer can be upgraded by replacing the existing memory module in the 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 computer. Remove the existing memory module: Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module. The memory module tilts up. CAUTION: edges only. Do not touch the components on the memory module. Grasp the edge of the memory module (2), and gently pull the module out of the memory module slot.

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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 computer right-side up, and then reconnect external power and external devices. Turn on the computer. Chapter 11 Memory modules...

  • Page 77: 12 Updating Software

    12 Updating software Updated versions of the software provided with your computer 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 78: Updating The Bios

    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 computer: Select Start > Help and Support, and then select the software and drivers update.

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    NOTE: If you connect your computer to a network, consult the network administrator before installing any software updates, especially system BIOS updates. BIOS installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are displayed on the screen after the download is complete. If no instructions are displayed, follow these steps: Open Windows Explorer by selecting Start >...

  • Page 80: 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 computer: Select Start > Help and Support, and then select the software and drivers update.

  • Page 81: 13 Changing Instant Web Settings

    13 Changing Instant Web settings Disabling and enabling Instant Web Instant Web is enabled by default. To disable (or reenable) Instant Web: Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. Immediately press Use the right arrow key to tab across the menu headings and select System Configuration. Use the down arrow key to select Instant Web Support.

  • Page 82: 14 Setup Utility

    14 Setup Utility Starting Setup Utility 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 computer and provides settings for startup, security, and other preferences.

  • Page 83: Displaying System Information

    ● 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 Setup Utility is open, press f1. Displaying system information The following procedure explains how to display system information in Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is not open, begin at step 1.

  • Page 84: Setup Utility Menus

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

  • Page 85: Diagnostics Menu

    Select Diagnostics menu Select Hard Disk Self Test (select models only) Memory Test To do this ◦ USB Card Reader ◦ Network adapter NOTE: Only the devices attached to the system appear in the boot order menu. To do this Run a comprehensive self-test on the hard drive.

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    Index AC adapter connecting 15 identifying 11 administrator password creating 47 entering 47 managing 47 airport security devices 61 antennas 10 applications key, Windows 5 audio devices, connecting external 42 audio functions, checking 42 audio-in (microphone) jack 8, 39 audio-out (headphone) jack 8, battery calibrating 20 charging 17, 20...

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    QuickLock 58 initiating Sleep 57 muting speaker sound 59 switching screen image 58 using 57 HP Connection Manager software 28 HP Mobile Broadband Module 33 HP Mobile Broadband, disabled 33 hubs 54 icons Connection Manager 27 network 27 wired network 27...

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    70 projector, connecting 43 public WLAN connection 31 QuickLock 46 QuickLock hotkey 58 readable media 12 regulatory information HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number 11 regulatory label 11 wireless 11 release latches battery 9, 17 restoring default settings 73...

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