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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 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 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 QuickWeb (select models only) ... 2 2 Knowing the parts Identifying the hardware ... 3 Top components ... 3 Front components ... 5 Right-side components ... 6 Left-side components ... 7 Display components ... 8 Bottom components ...

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    Identifying wireless and network status icons ... 26 Using the wireless controls ... 27 Using the wireless action key ... 27 Using HP Connection Manager software (select models only) ... 27 Using HP Wireless Assistant software ... 27 Setting up a WLAN ... 29 Protecting your WLAN ...

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    5 Multimedia Multimedia features ... 37 Identifying your multimedia components ... 37 Adjusting the volume ... 39 Using the media activity action keys ... 41 Multimedia software ... 41 Using other preinstalled multimedia software ... 42 Installing multimedia software from the Internet ... 42 Audio ...

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    Using TouchPad gestures ... 58 Scrolling ... 59 Pinching ... 59 Rotating ... 60 Connecting an external mouse ... 60 Using the keyboard ... 60 Using the action keys ... 60 Using hotkeys ... 61 10 Drives Identifying installed drives ... 66 Handling drives ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Setup Utility menus ... 80 Main menu ... 80 Security menu ... 80 System Configuration menu ... 80 Diagnostics menu ... 81 Index ... 82...

  • Page 11: Getting Started

    Getting started Your computer's main operating system is Microsoft® Windows®. Your computer may also feature HP QuickWeb (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 Quickweb (select Models Only)

    Turn on your computer. The HP QuickWeb Home screen appears. Click an icon on the QuickWeb Home screen to launch a program. To start QuickWeb from Microsoft Windows: Select Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart. Your computer restarts and displays the HP ▲ QuickWeb Home screen.

  • Page 13: Knowing The Parts Identifying The Hardware, Top Components, Touchpad

    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, follow these steps: Select Start >...

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    Left TouchPad button* Right TouchPad button* *This table describes factory settings. To view or change pointing device preferences, select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Mouse. Lights Component TouchPad light Caps lock light Mute light Wireless light Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Functions like the left button on an external mouse.

  • Page 15: Front Components, Keys

    Keys Component Action keys Windows® logo key Windows applications key Front components Component Speakers (2) Description Execute frequently used system functions. Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with a function key or the key. Displays the Windows Start menu. Displays a shortcut menu for items beneath the pointer.

  • Page 16: Right-side Components

    Right-side components Component Digital Media Slot Power light Power switch Vent USB ports (2) Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Description Supports the following optional digital card formats: ● Memory Stick (MS) ● MS/Pro ● MultiMediaCard (MMC) ● Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card (standard and large size) ●...

  • Page 17: Left-side Components

    ● Blinking: The hard drive is being accessed. ● Amber (select models only): HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection has temporarily parked the hard drive. Identifying the hardware...

  • Page 18: Display Components

    Component USB port Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack Display components Component Internal display switch Webcam light Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Description Connects an optional USB device. Produces sound when connected to optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or television audio.

  • Page 19: Bottom Components, Removing The Bottom Panel

    Component Webcam Internal microphone Bottom components Component Battery release latches (2) Battery bay Removing the bottom panel Removing the bottom panel allows access to the memory module compartment, SIM card insertion slot, regulatory label, and other important components. To remove the bottom panel: Disconnect the computer from AC power.

  • Page 20: Wireless Antennas

    Pull away the bottom panel (3). Wireless antennas Component WWAN antennas (2)* Chapter 2 Knowing the parts Description Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless wide-area networks (WWANs),...

  • Page 21: Additional Hardware Components, Identifying The Labels

    Component WLAN antennas (2) (select models only)* *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.

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    ◦ The serial number of your HP Mobile Broadband Module (select models only). The regulatory label is located under the bottom panel of the computer. To access the regulatory label in your computer, refer to the section “Removing the bottom panel,” earlier in this chapter.

  • Page 23: Power Management Setting Power Options, Using Power-saving States, Initiating And Exiting Standby

    Power management Setting power options Using power-saving states The computer 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 computer is in Standby for an extended period or if the battery reaches a critical battery level while in Standby, the computer initiates Hibernation.

  • Page 24: Using Power Schemes, Initiating And Exiting Hibernation, Viewing The Current Scheme

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

  • Page 25: Setting Password Protection Upon Exiting Standby, Using External Ac Power, Selecting A Different Power Scheme

    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 26: Connecting The Ac Adapter, Using Battery Power

    When you disconnect external AC power, the following events occur: ● The computer switches to battery power. ● The display brightness is automatically decreased to save battery life. To increase display brightness, press the Connecting the AC adapter WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible at all times.

  • Page 27: Displaying The Remaining Battery Charge, Inserting Or Removing The Battery

    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. Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer, display brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors.

  • Page 28: 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 29: Maximizing Battery Discharge Time, Managing Low Battery Levels, Identifying Low Battery Levels

    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: ●...

  • Page 30: Resolving A Low Battery Level, Calibrating A Battery, Step 1: Fully Charge The Battery

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

  • Page 31: Step 2: Disable Hibernation And Standby, Step 3: Discharge The Battery

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

  • Page 32: 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 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 white. You can use the computer while the battery is recharging, but the battery will charge faster if the computer is off.

  • Page 33: Disposing Of A Used Battery, Shutting Down The Computer

    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 computer CAUTION: Unsaved information is lost when the computer is shut down.

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    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 35: 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 36: 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 37: Using The Wireless Controls, Using The Wireless Action Key

    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 38: Using A Wlan

    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 Connections > HP Wireless Assistant. Click Properties. Select the check box next to Wireless Assistant icon in notification area.

  • Page 39: Setting Up A Wlan, Protecting Your Wlan

    Setting up a WLAN To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet, you need the following equipment: ● A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet service provider (ISP) ● A wireless router (purchased separately) (2) ●...

  • Page 40: Connecting To A Wlan

    A variety of sophisticated encryption protocols is available for your WLAN. Find the solution that works best for your network security: ◦ Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a wireless security protocol that encodes or encrypts all network data before it is transmitted using a WEP key. Usually, you can allow the network to assign the WEP key.

  • Page 41: Roaming To Another Network

    More information about using a WLAN is available through the following resources: ● Information from your ISP and the manufacturer's instructions included with your wireless router and other WLAN equipment ● Information and Web site links provided in Help and Support For a list of public WLANs near you, contact your ISP or search the Web.

  • Page 42: 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 43: 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: If the battery is not replaced, HP Mobile Broadband is disabled. Reconnect external power. Reconnect external devices.

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    Press in on the SIM, and then remove it from the slot. Replace the battery and the back cover. NOTE: For more information on replacing the battery and the bottom panel, refer to the section “Removing the bottom panel,” earlier in this guide. Reconnect external power.

  • Page 45: 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, smart phone) ● Imaging devices (printer, camera) ●...

  • Page 46: Bluetooth And Internet Connection Sharing

    Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing 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 47: Multimedia Features, Identifying Your Multimedia Components

    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 light Webcam Internal microphone Speakers (2) Volume mute action key Volume up action key Chapter 5 Multimedia Description On: The webcam is in use. Records video and captures still photographs. NOTE: To capture videos, you need to install additional webcam software.

  • Page 49: Adjusting The Volume

    Component Volume down action key Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following computer volume action keys: ● To decrease volume, press the volume down action key (f9) (1). ● To increase volume, press the volume up action key (f10) (2). ●...

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    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 51: Using The Media Activity Action Keys, Multimedia Software

    Using the media activity action keys The media activity action keys control the play of an audio CD or a DVD or BD that is inserted into an external optical drive (purchased separately). NOTE: The external optical drive must be connected to a USB port on the computer, not to a USB port on another external device, such as a hub.

  • Page 52: Using Other Preinstalled Multimedia Software, Installing Multimedia Software From The Internet

    Using other preinstalled multimedia software To locate other preinstalled multimedia software: Select Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. For example, ▲ if you want to use Windows Media Player (select models only), click Windows Media Player. NOTE: Some programs may be located in subfolders.

  • Page 53: Audio, Connecting External Audio Devices, Checking Your Audio Functions

    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. ●...

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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 computer, right-click the Volume icon on the ▲ taskbar, or select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices.

  • Page 55: Video, Connecting An External Monitor Or Projector

    Video Your computer 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 computer.

  • Page 56: 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 record video and capture still photographs. NOTE: To record videos, you need to install additional webcam software. To access the webcam: Select Start >...

  • Page 57: Security Protecting The Computer, Using Passwords

    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 58: 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 59: Administrator Password, Power-on Password, Managing An Administrator Password, Entering An Administrator Password

    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 60: 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 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 61: Using Antivirus Software

    To access Norton Internet Security, or to get more information about it, select 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 62: 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 63: 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 64: 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 65: 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 66: 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.

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    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 68: 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 69: Scrolling, Pinching

    Scrolling Scrolling is useful for moving up or down on a page or image. To scroll, place two fingers on the TouchPad and drag them across the TouchPad in an up, down, left, or right motion. NOTE: Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed. Pinching Pinching allows you to zoom in or out on items such as PDFs, images, and photos.

  • Page 70: Rotating, Connecting An External Mouse, Using The Keyboard, Using The Action Keys

    Rotating Rotating allows you rotate items such as photos and pages. To rotate, anchor your thumb on the TouchPad, and then move your forefinger in a semicircular motion around your thumb. Connecting an external mouse You can connect an external USB mouse to the computer using one of the USB ports on the computer.

  • Page 71: Using Hotkeys

    Decreases the screen brightness level incrementally when you hold down this key. Increases the screen brightness level incrementally when you hold down this key. Switches the screen image among display devices connected to the system. For example, if a monitor is connected to the computer, pressing this key alternates the screen image from computer display to monitor display to simultaneous display on both the computer and the monitor.

  • Page 72: Using The Touch Screen (select Models Only), Tapping (or Clicking)

    Function Display system information. To use a hotkey command on the computer keyboard, follow either of these steps: ● Briefly press the – or – ● Press and hold down the release both keys at the same time. Using the touch screen (select models only) Some computer models allow you to use your fingers to perform certain actions on the touch screen.

  • Page 73: Flicking, Dragging, Scrolling, Rotating

    Flicking Touch the screen in a light, quick flicking motion up, down, left, or right to navigate through screens or quickly scroll through documents. NOTE: For the flick movement to work, a scrollbar must be present and in the active window. Dragging Press your finger on an item on the screen.

  • Page 74: Pinching

    Pinching Pinching allows you to zoom in or out on items such as PDFs, images, and photos. To pinch: ● Zoom out by holding two fingers apart on the screen, and then pull the fingers together to decrease an object's size. ●...

  • Page 75: Setting Touch Screen Preferences

    Setting touch screen preferences To set preferences for visual feedback, select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and ▲ Audio Devices > Pen and Touch. These preferences are specific to the touch screen and the computer. To set preferences for left-handed or right-handed users, select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, ▲...

  • Page 76: Drives Identifying Installed Drives, Handling Drives

    10 Drives Identifying installed drives To view the drives installed on the computer, select Start > My 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 77: 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 Standby 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 78: Using Optional External Devices

    Using optional external devices NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which 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 79: Memory Modules

    11 Memory modules The computer has one memory module compartment, which is located on the bottom of the computer, beneath the removable bottom panel. 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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    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 notch (1) in 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 83: 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 84: 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 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 86: 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 87: Disabling And Enabling Quickweb

    Disabling and enabling QuickWeb To disable or reenable QuickWeb from within the Windows operating system: Select Start > All Programs > HP QuickWeb. The HP QuickWeb Installer folder is displayed. Click HP QuickWeb Configuration Tool. Select the Enable QuickWeb check box.

  • Page 88: Setup Utility Starting Setup Utility, Using Setup Utility, Changing The Language Of 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 89: Displaying System Information, Restoring Default Settings In Setup Utility, Exiting 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 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 90: Setup Utility Menus, Main Menu, Security Menu, System Configuration Menu

    ● Delay (sec.)―Set the delay for the of Setup Utility in intervals of 5 seconds each (0, 5, 10, 15, 20). ● HP QuickWeb―Enable/disable the QuickWeb Boot menu in Setup Utility. ● Internal Network Adapter boot―Enable/disable boot from Internal Network Adapter.

  • Page 91: 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 will appear in the boot order menu. To do this Run a comprehensive self-test on the hard drive.

  • Page 92: Index

    Index AC adapter connecting 16 identifying 11 action keys 5 administrator password creating 49 entering 49 managing 49 airport security devices 67 antennas 10 applications key, Windows 5 audio devices, connecting external 43 audio functions, checking 43 audio-in (microphone) jack 8, 39 audio-out (headphone) jack 8, battery calibrating 20...

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    61 using 62 HP Mobile Broadband Module 32 HP Mobile Broadband, disabled 32 icons network status 26 wireless 26 Instant-On Software (IOS) 1 internal display switch, identifying 8 internal microphone, identifying 9, 38 Internet connection setup 29 jacks...

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    temperature 22 TouchPad buttons 3 identifying 3 TouchPad on/off button, identifying 3 traveling with the computer 22 turning off the computer 23 unresponsive system 23 USB cable, connecting 56 USB devices connecting 56 removing 56 stopping 56 USB ports, identifying 6, 8 vents, identifying 7 volume down, identifying 39 volume up, identifying 38...

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