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HP Mini 210 Netbook PC


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  • Page 1: Getting Started

    Getting Started HP Mini 210 Netbook PC...

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    By installing, copying, downloading, or otherwise using any software product preinstalled on this computer, you agree to be bound by the terms of the HP End User License Agreement (EULA). If you do not accept these license terms, your sole...

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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

    Identifying the QuickWeb notification icons ... 18 Configuring the network ... 20 Starting Microsoft Windows ... 21 Turning HP QuickWeb on and off ... 22 4 Networking ... 23 Using an Internet service provider (ISP) ... 24 Connecting to a wireless network ... 24 Connecting to an existing WLAN ...

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    5 Keyboard and pointing devices ... 28 Using the keyboard ... 29 Identifying the hotkey ... 29 Identifying the action keys ... 30 Using keypads ... 31 Using pointing devices ... 32 Setting pointing device preferences ... 32 Using the TouchPad ... 32 6 Maintenance ...

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    8 Customer support ... 52 Contacting customer support ... 53 Labels ... 54 9 Specifications ... 55 Input power ... 56 Operating environment ... 57 Index ... 58...

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  • Page 9: Welcome

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

  • Page 10: Finding Information

    To access Help and Support, select Start > Help and Support. NOTE: For country- or region-specific support, go to, select your country or region, and follow the on-screen instructions. Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices To access the notices, select Start > Help and Support >...

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    Go to *You can find the expressly provided HP Limited Warranty applicable to your product in the Start menu on your PC and/or in the CD/DVD provided in the box. For some countries/regions a printed HP Limited Warranty is provided in the box. In countries/regions where the warranty is not provided in printed format, you may request a printed copy from

  • Page 12: Getting To Know Your Computer

    Getting to know your computer ● ● Front ● Right side ● Left side ● Display ● Bottom Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer...

  • Page 13: Top

    TouchPad Component TouchPad light Left TouchPad button Right TouchPad button TouchPad zone Description Turns the TouchPad on and off. Quickly double-tap the TouchPad light to turn the TouchPad on and off. Functions like the left button on an external mouse. Functions like the right button on an external mouse.

  • Page 14: Lights

    Lights Component TouchPad light Caps lock light Mute light Wireless light Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description ● Amber: The TouchPad is off. ● Off: The TouchPad is on. ● On: Caps lock is on. ● Off: Caps lock is off. ●...

  • Page 15: Keys

    Keys Component Windows® logo key Windows applications key Action keys Description Displays system information when pressed in combination with the key. Displays system information when pressed in combination with the key. Displays the Windows Start menu. Displays a shortcut menu for items beneath the pointer. Execute frequently used system functions.

  • Page 16: Front

    Front Component Description Speakers (2) Produce sound Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer...

  • Page 17: Right Side

    5 seconds to turn off the computer. To learn more about your power settings, select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options, or refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Connect optional USB devices. Right side...

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    Component Security cable slot RJ-45 (network) jack Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Attaches an optional security cable to the computer. NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.

  • Page 19: Left Side

    Left side Component Power connector Battery light External monitor port Vent Drive light USB port Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack Description Connects an AC adapter. ● Off: The computer is running on battery power. ● Blinking white: The battery has reached a low or critical battery level.

  • Page 20: Display

    Records sound. Records video and captures still photographs. To use the webcam, select Start > All Programs > HP Media Suite, and then click Camera. You can also click the HP Media Suite icon, in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar, and then select Camera.

  • Page 21: Bottom

    Bottom Component Battery locking latch Battery bay Battery release latch Description Locks the battery into the battery bay. Holds the battery. Releases the battery from the battery bay. Bottom...

  • Page 22: Hp Quickweb

    After completing the Windows setup the first time you turn on the computer, the QuickWeb setup screen appears. HP QuickWeb is an optional, instant-on environment that is separate from the main operating system. QuickWeb allows you to access the following applications without the need to first start Windows: ●...

  • Page 23: Enabling Hp Quickweb

    Follow the on-screen instructions to enable QuickWeb. After you have enabled QuickWeb, the QuickWeb Home screen appears whenever you turn on the computer. NOTE: To turn on or turn off HP QuickWeb, refer to the section Turning HP QuickWeb on and off on page...

  • Page 24: Starting Hp Quickweb

    Click an icon on the QuickWeb Home screen to launch an application. NOTE: When the HP QuickWeb Home screen first appears, it displays an automatic timer above the Start Windows icon. If you do not move your mouse, or press a key within 15 seconds, the computer starts Microsoft Windows.

  • Page 25: Identifying The Quickweb Launchbar

    Identifying the QuickWeb LaunchBar The QuickWeb LaunchBar contains the QuickWeb control icons (1), LaunchBar icons (2), and the notification icons (3). Identifying the QuickWeb control icons Icon Function Launches the Windows operating system. Shuts the computer down. Returns to the QuickWeb Home screen. Identifying the QuickWeb LaunchBar icons Icon Function...

  • Page 26: Identifying The Quickweb Notification Icons

    Launches the Volume Control dialog box. Launches the Settings panel. Use the Settings panel to modify the following QuickWeb settings: ● Set date and time ● Configure network connections ● Manage power settings ● Manage QuickWeb applications ● Restore QuickWeb Chapter 3 HP QuickWeb...

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    Icon Function Launches the Power Control dialog box to see information about battery capacity: ● When the computer is connected to AC power, the icon appears with an AC power cord. ● When the computer is running on battery power, the icon appears as only a battery. The state of charge is indicated by the color of the battery icon: ●...

  • Page 28: Configuring The Network

    Configuring the network You can set up a wireless connection in QuickWeb using the HP QuickWeb Configuration Tool. NOTE: Bluetooth technology is not supported in HP QuickWeb. To access this tool: Click the Settings icon in the system tray. Select Network, and then select the Enable Wi-Fi check box.

  • Page 29: Starting Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft® Windows, you must either wait until the automatic timer counts to zero after 15 seconds, or click the Start Windows icon in the QuickWeb Home screen. For more information on the QuickWeb timer and changing the timer settings, refer to the HP QuickWeb software Help. Turn on the computer.

  • Page 30: Turning Hp Quickweb On And Off

    Turning HP QuickWeb on and off Select Start > All Programs > HP QuickWeb > HP QuickWeb Configuration Tool. The QuickWeb dialog box is displayed. Select the Status tab. Select the Enable or Disable check box to turn on or turn off QuickWeb.

  • Page 31: Networking

    WLAN on page 25 ● Wired—You can access the Internet by connecting to a wired network. For information on connecting to a wired network, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Setting up a new WLAN network on page Connecting...

  • Page 32: Using An Internet Service Provider (isp)

    HP Mobile Broadband Module, a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device ● Bluetooth device For more information on wireless technology and connecting to a wireless network, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide and information and Web site links provided in Help and Support. Chapter 4 Networking...

  • Page 33: Connecting To An Existing Wlan

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

  • Page 34: Setting Up A New Wlan Network

    Setting up a new WLAN network Required 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) ● Your new wireless computer (3) NOTE: Some modems have a built-in wireless router.

  • Page 35: Configuring A Wireless Router

    When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always turn on security features to protect your network from unauthorized access. For information on protecting your WLAN, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Connecting to a wireless network...

  • Page 36: Keyboard And Pointing Devices

    Keyboard and pointing devices ● Using the keyboard ● Using pointing devices Chapter 5 Keyboard and pointing devices...

  • Page 37: Using The Keyboard

    Using the keyboard Identifying the hotkey A hotkey is a combination of the Hotkey fn+esc key (1) and the Description Displays information about system hardware components and the system BIOS version number. key (2). Using the keyboard...

  • Page 38: Identifying The Action Keys

    Identifying the action keys Action keys, located at the top of the keyboard, execute specifically assigned functions. Press a key to activate its assigned function. Action key Chapter 5 Keyboard and pointing devices Description Opens Help and Support. Help and Support provides tutorials, answers to questions, and product updates. Decreases the screen brightness level.

  • Page 39: Using Keypads

    Using keypads The computer supports an optional external numeric keypad or an optional external keyboard that includes a numeric keypad. Using the keyboard...

  • Page 40: Using Pointing Devices

    Using pointing devices NOTE: In addition to the pointing devices included with your computer, you can use an external USB mouse (purchased separately) by connecting it to one of the USB ports on the computer. Setting pointing device preferences Use Mouse Properties in Windows® to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button configuration, click speed, and pointer options.

  • Page 41: Navigating

    Navigating To move the pointer, slide one finger across the TouchPad in the direction you want the pointer to go. Selecting Use the left and right TouchPad buttons like the corresponding buttons on an external mouse. Using TouchPad gestures The TouchPad supports a variety of gestures. To use TouchPad gestures, place two fingers on the TouchPad at the same time.

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    Select the gesture that you want to turn on or off. Click Apply, and then click OK. NOTE: The computer also supports additional TouchPad features. To view and turn on these features, click the Synaptics icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. Click Pointer Device Properties, and then click the Device Settings tab.

  • Page 43: Scrolling

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

  • Page 44: Rotating

    Rotating Rotating allows you to rotate items such as photos. To rotate, anchor your left forefinger in the TouchPad zone. Move the right forefinger around the anchored finger in a sweeping motion, moving from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock. To reverse the rotation, move your right forefinger from 3 o’clock to 12 o’clock.

  • Page 45: Maintenance

    Maintenance ● Replacing the battery ● Removing or replacing the vanity cover ● Replacing the hard drive ● Replacing the memory module ● Updating programs and drivers ● Routine care...

  • Page 46: Replacing The Battery

    Replacing the battery Inserting the battery To insert the battery: Save your work and shut down the computer. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer. Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. With the display closed, position the computer upside down on a flat surface with the battery bay toward you.

  • Page 47: Removing The Battery

    Removing the battery To remove the battery: CAUTION: Removing a battery that is the sole power source for the computer can cause loss of information. To prevent loss of information, save your work and initiate Hibernation or shut down the computer through Windows before removing the battery.

  • Page 48: Removing Or Replacing The Vanity Cover

    Removing or replacing the vanity cover CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: Save your work and shut down the computer before adding or replacing a memory module, hard drive, or SIM. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by pressing the power button.

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    Insert the battery (3) (see Inserting the battery on page 38). Removing or replacing the vanity cover...

  • Page 50: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Replacing the hard drive Removing the hard drive Save your work and shut down the computer. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer. Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Remove the battery (see Remove the vanity cover (see Grasp the tab on the hard drive cable connector (1) and lift it up to disconnect the hard drive cable from the system board.

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    Grasp the tab on the hard drive cable connector (3), and then carefully press the hard drive cable connector onto the system board until it snaps into place. Replace the vanity cover (see Replace the battery (see Inserting the battery on page Reconnect external power and external devices.

  • Page 52: Replacing The Memory Module

    Replacing the memory module The computer has one memory module slot. The 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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    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. 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.

  • Page 54: Updating Programs And Drivers

    Updating programs and drivers HP recommends that you update your programs and drivers on a regular basis with the latest versions. Go to receive automatic update notifications when they become available. Routine care Cleaning the display CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to the computer, never spray water, cleaning fluids, or chemicals on the display.

  • Page 55: Backup And Recovery

    ● Backing up your information Recovery after a system failure is as good as your most recent backup. HP recommends that you create recovery discs immediately after software setup. As you add new software and data files, you should continue to back up your system on a regular basis to maintain a reasonably current backup.

  • Page 56: Recovery Discs

    You can use an optional external optical drive (purchased separately) to create recovery discs, or you can purchase recovery discs for your computer from the HP Web site. If you use an external optical drive, it must be connected directly to a USB port on the computer, not to a USB port on an external device, such as a USB hub.

  • Page 57: Recovery Using The Dedicated Recovery Partition

    Note the following when performing a system recovery: ● You can recover only files that you have previously backed up. HP recommends that you use HP Recovery Manager to create a set of recovery discs (entire drive backup) as soon as you set up the computer. ●...

  • Page 58: Backing Up Your Information

    Backing up your information You should back up your computer files on a regular schedule to maintain a current backup. You can back up your information to an optional external hard drive, a network drive, or discs. Back up your system at the following times: ●...

  • Page 59: Using System Restore Points

    Using system restore points A system restore point allows you to save and name a snapshot of your hard drive at a specific point in time. You can then recover back to that point if you want to reverse subsequent changes. NOTE: Recovering to an earlier restore point does not affect data files saved or e-mails created since the last restore point.

  • Page 60: Customer Support

    Customer support ● Contacting customer support ● Labels Chapter 8 Customer support...

  • Page 61: Contacting Customer Support

    Contacting customer support If the information provided in this user guide, in the HP Notebook Reference Guide, or in Help and Support does not address your questions, you can contact HP Customer Support at: NOTE: For worldwide support, click Contact HP worldwide on the left side of the page, or go to

  • Page 62: Labels

    Circuit Card Identifier) of the SIM. This label is located inside the battery bay. ● HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number label (select models only)—Provides the serial number of the HP Mobile Broadband Module. This label is located inside the battery bay. Chapter 8 Customer support...

  • Page 63: Specifications

    Specifications ● Input power ● Operating environment...

  • Page 64: Input Power

    DC power source, it should be powered only with an AC adapter or a DC power source supplied and approved by HP for use with this computer. The computer can operate on DC power within the following specifications.

  • Page 65: Operating Environment

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

  • Page 66: Index

    29 keys action 7 esc 7 fn 7 Windows applications 7 Windows logo 7 labels Bluetooth 54 HP Mobile Broadband Module 54 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity 54 regulatory 54 serial number 54 SIM 54 wireless certification 54 WLAN 54...

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    media controls, keys 30 memory module inserting 44 removing 44 replacing 44 microphone (audio-in) jack, identifying 11 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label 54 monitor port, identifying 11 mouse, external setting preferences 32 mute key, identifying 30 mute light, identifying 6 network jack, identifying 10 operating environment 57 operating system...

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