HP Notebook Series Hardware And Software Manual

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Hardware and Software
Guide
HP Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 366536-001
November 2004
This guide explains how to identify, access, and use most
of the hardware and software features available on your notebook.
Modem and wireless device information is not included in this
guide. For wireless device information,
refer to the printed Go Wireless booklet included with your
notebook (select models only) and to the wireless device
guides on the Notebook Documentation CD. For modem
information, refer to the Modem and Networking guide on the
Notebook Documentation CD.

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    Hardware and Software Guide HP Notebook Series Document Part Number: 366536-001 November 2004 This guide explains how to identify, access, and use most of the hardware and software features available on your notebook. Modem and wireless device information is not included in this guide.

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    HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. Hardware and Software Guide HP Notebook Series First Edition November 2004 Reference Number: zd8000 Document Part Number: 366536-001...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    1 Hardware Top Components ....... 1–2 TouchPad ........1–2 Keys .

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents 2 Keyboard TouchPad ........2–2 Identifying TouchPad Components .

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using Battery Power ......3–16 Identifying the Power Lights ....3–16 Switching Between Battery and External Power.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents 5 Security Security Feature Recommendations....5–1 Security Feature Quick Reference ....5–2 Antivirus Software .

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using an ExpressCard ......6–9 Configuring an ExpressCard ....6–10 Inserting an ExpressCard.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents 8 Communications Modem ........8–1 Connecting the Modem .

  • Page 9: Specifications

    A Specifications Notebook Dimensions ......A–1 Operating Environment ......A–2 Rated Input Power .

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    Hardware This chapter identifies the visible hardware features of your notebook. To find out how to use a feature, such as hotkeys, or to find out about a general topic, such as Standby or Hibernation, refer to the other chapters in this guide. Hardware and Software Guide 1–1...

  • Page 11: Top Components, Touchpad

    Hardware Top Components TouchPad Component TouchPad button TouchPad* Left and right TouchPad buttons (2)* TouchPad scroll zone* TouchPad light *This table describes default settings. For information about changing the functions of TouchPad features, refer to Chapter 2. 1–2 Description Enables/disables the TouchPad. Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the screen.

  • Page 12: Keys

    Keys Component Function keys fn key Windows® logo key Windows applications key Keypad keys (17) Hardware and Software Guide Description Perform system and application tasks. When combined with the fn key, the function keys perform additional tasks as hotkeys. For more information, refer to and Shortcut Key Quick Reference”...

  • Page 13: Power Control

    Hardware Power Control Component Power/standby button* *This table describes default settings. For information about changing the function of the power/standby button or display switch, refer to “Managing Power Options” 1–4 Description When the notebook is ■ Off, press to turn on the notebook. ■...

  • Page 14: Lights

    Lights Component Wireless light Caps lock light Num lock light Hardware and Software Guide Description On: An integrated wireless device has been enabled (select models only). On: caps lock is on. On: num lock or the numeric keypad is on. Hardware 1–5...

  • Page 15: Buttons

    Hardware Buttons Component Volume down button Volume mute button Volume up button Quick Launch buttons Wireless button 1–6 Description Decreases system volume. Mutes or restores system volume. Increases system volume. Launch default multimedia, digital imaging or music applications (varies by model). To reassign another application to a Quick Launch button, refer to Custom Assignments and Schemes”...

  • Page 16: Front Components

    Front Components Component Display release latch Stereo speakers (2) Power/standby light Battery light AC power light Hard drive activity light Consumer IR Hardware and Software Guide Description Opens the notebook. Produce stereo sound. On: Notebook is turned on. Blinking: Notebook is in Standby. On: Battery pack is charging.

  • Page 17: Rear Components, Connectors, Jacks And Ports

    Hardware Rear Components Connectors, Jacks and Ports Component Security cable slot Power connector USB port S-Video-out jack External monitor port 1–8 Description Attaches an optional security cable to the notebook. Connects an AC adapter. Connects optional 1.1- or 2.0-compliant USB devices. Connects an optional S-Video device, such as a television, VCR, camcorder, projector, or video capture card.

  • Page 18: Vent

    Vent Component Exhaust vent Hardware and Software Guide Description Provides airflow to cool internal components. Ä To prevent overheating, do not obstruct vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to block airflow.

  • Page 19: Left-side Components, Connectors, Jacks And Components

    Hardware Left-Side Components Connectors, Jacks and Components Component USB port Audio-in (microphone) jack Audio-out (headphone) jack Optical drive* Optical drive release button *The type of optical drive, such as a combination CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, varies by model. 1–10 Description Connects an optional 1.1- or 2.0-compliant USB device.

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    Vent Component Exhaust vent Hardware and Software Guide Description Provides airflow to cool internal components. Ä To prevent overheating, do not obstruct vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to block airflow.

  • Page 21: Right-side Components

    Hardware Right-Side Components Component Digital Media Slot PC Card eject button PC Card slot ExpressCard slot Digital drive bay 1–12 Description Supports the following optional digital memory cards: SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card, SDIO Card, Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MultiMediaCard, xD Picture Card, and SmartMedia.

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    Component Digital drive eject button USB ports (2) 1394 port RJ-11 (modem) jack RJ-45 (network) jack Expansion port 2 Hardware and Software Guide Description Ejects an optional HP USB Digital Drive from the digital drive bay. Connect optional 1.1- or 2.0-compliant USB devices.

  • Page 23: Bottom Components, Bays And Memory Compartment

    Hardware Bottom Components Bays and Memory Compartment Component Memory compartment Battery pack release latch Battery bay Hard drive bay 1–14 Description Contains 2 memory slots. Depending on the model, when the notebook is shipped, either one or both memory slots are filled with a replaceable memory module.

  • Page 24: Vents, Additional Standard Components

    Vents Component Vents (6) Additional Standard Components The components included with the notebook vary by region, country, notebook model, and the optional hardware ordered. The following sections identify the standard external accessories and components included with most notebook models. Hardware and Software Guide Description Provide airflow to cool internal components.

  • Page 25: Cables And Cord

    Hardware Cables and Cord Component Modem cable* (included with select models) Power cord* Network cable (not included) *Power cord and modem cables vary in appearance by region and country. 1–16 Description Connects the modem to a modem jack or to a country-specific modem adapter.

  • Page 26: Adapters And Battery Pack

    Adapters and Battery Pack (AC adapter appearance may vary) Component AC adapter Country-specific modem adapter (included by region as required) Battery pack Hardware and Software Guide Description Converts AC power to DC power. Adapts the modem cable to a non-RJ-11 telephone jack. Provides power to the notebook when the notebook is not connected to external power.

  • Page 27: Labels

    Hardware Labels The labels affixed to the notebook and to some notebook components provide information you may need when troubleshooting system problems or traveling internationally with the notebook. ■ The Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity label contains the Product Key number. You may need this number to update or troubleshoot problems with the operating system.

  • Page 28: Restoration And Documentation Discs

    Restoration and Documentation Discs Discs for repairing or reinstalling software and for obtaining supplementary information about the notebook are included with the notebook. ■ For information about restoring, repairing, or reinstalling software, refer to and Utilities.” ■ For supplementary information about the notebook, refer to the Notebook Documentation CD, which includes this guide and the following guides: ❏...

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    Keyboard This chapter provides information about the features of your notebook keyboard, including the TouchPad, hotkeys and shortcut keys, and Quick Launch buttons. Hardware and Software Guide 2–1...

  • Page 30: Touchpad, Identifying Touchpad Components

    Keyboard TouchPad Identifying TouchPad Components Component TouchPad button TouchPad* Left and right TouchPad buttons (2)* TouchPad scroll zone* TouchPad light *This table describes default settings. For information about changing the functions of TouchPad features, see the section, later in this chapter. 2–2 Description Enables/disables the TouchPad.

  • Page 31: Using The Touchpad, Setting Touchpad Preferences, Hotkeys And Shortcut Keys

    Using the TouchPad The TouchPad provides the navigation, selection, and scroll functions of an optional external mouse. ■ To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad surface in the direction you want to move the pointer. ■ To use the TouchPad like an external mouse, press the TouchPad buttons.

  • Page 32: Identifying Fn And Function Keys

    Keyboard Identifying fn and Function Keys The icons on the function keys functions available on the notebook. Component 2–4 through Description Function keys fn key represent the hotkey Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 33: Hotkey And Shortcut Key Quick Reference

    Hotkey and Shortcut Key Quick Reference The following table identifies the default hotkey and shortcut key functions. ✎ For information about changing the function of the hotkey, refer to Default Function Display system information. Open Help and Support window. Open print options window. Open Web browser.

  • Page 34: Hotkey And Shortcut Key Procedures, Hotkey And Shortcut Key Commands

    Keyboard Hotkey and Shortcut Key Procedures To use a hotkey or shortcut key command on the notebook keyboard, use either of the following procedures: ■ Briefly press the key of the hotkey command. ■ Press and hold down the of the hotkey command, and then release both keys at the same time.

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    Open Help and Support Center Window (fn+f1) hotkey opens the Help and Support Center. From the fn+f1 Help and Support Center, you can access general information about your notebook, links to software updates and online technical support specialists, and other support features. For more information about the Help and Support Center window, refer to the Help and Support Guide on the Notebook Documentation CD.

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    Keyboard The following 5 video transmission types, with examples of devices that use them, are supported by the ■ LCD (notebook display) ■ External VGA (most external monitors) ■ S-Video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video capture boards with S-Video-in connectors) ■...

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    Initiate QuickLock (fn+f6) hotkey initiates the operating system QuickLock fn+f6 security feature. QuickLock protects your notebook by displaying the operating system log-on screen. While the log-on screen is displayed, the notebook cannot be accessed until a Windows user password or Windows administrator password is entered.

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    Keyboard Stop an Audio CD or DVD (fn+f10) hotkey stops the play of an audio CD or DVD. fn+f10 Play Previous Track of an Audio CD or DVD (fn+f11) hotkey plays the previously played track of an audio fn+f11 CD or DVD that is playing. Play Next Track of an Audio CD or DVD (fn+f12) hotkey plays the next track of an audio CD or DVD fn+f12...

  • Page 39: Keypad

    Keyboard Keypad The numeric keypad consists of 17 keys that can be used like the keys on an external keypad. Hardware and Software Guide 2–11...

  • Page 40: Quick Launch Buttons

    Keyboard Quick Launch Buttons Quick Launch buttons enable you to use one keystroke to access a software application or to activate a wireless network device (select models only). Component Quick Launch buttons Wireless button 2–12 Description Launch default multimedia, digital imaging or music applications (varies by model).

  • Page 41: Using Custom Assignments And Schemes

    Using Custom Assignments and Schemes A Quick Launch button can be reassigned to an Internet or network destination or to any software application or data file. For example, a Quick Launch button can be assigned to open ■ Your Internet browser to a favorite Web page. ■...

  • Page 42: Selecting A Power Source

    Power Selecting a Power Source Å WARNING: This notebook is designed to run demanding applications at full power. As a result of increased power consumption, it is normal for the notebook to feel warm or hot when used continuously. To avoid potential discomfort or burns, do not block the air vents or use the notebook on your lap for extended periods.

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    Power Task Work in most software applications. Charge or calibrate a battery pack in the notebook. Install or modify system software or write to a CD. 3–2 Recommended Power Source ■ Charged battery pack in the notebook ■ External power supplied through the following devices: ❐...

  • Page 44: About Standby, Hibernation And Shutdown, Standby

    About Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown This section describes Standby, Hibernation, and shutdown and explains when to implement them. Standby and Hibernation are energy-saving features that can be initiated by you or by the system. Standby Standby reduces power to system components that are not in use. When Standby is initiated, your work is saved in random access memory (RAM) and the screen is cleared.

  • Page 45: Hibernation

    Power Hibernation Ä CAUTION: If the configuration of the notebook system is changed during Hibernation, it may not be possible to restore from Hibernation. When the notebook is in Hibernation: ■ Do not add or remove memory modules. ■ Do not insert or remove the internal hard drive. ■...

  • Page 46: Shutdown

    Ä CAUTION: If Hibernation is disabled and the notebook reaches a critical low-battery condition, the system does not automatically save your system memory. » To verify that Hibernation is enabled, select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options >...

  • Page 47: Initiating Standby, Hibernation Or Shutdown, When Leaving Your Work, When External Power Supply Is Uncertain

    Power Initiating Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown The following sections describe when to initiate Standby or Hibernation and when to shut down your notebook. When Leaving Your Work Initiate Standby for shorter times and Hibernation for longer times or for more power conservation. The amount of time a battery pack can support Standby or Hibernation or hold a charge varies by notebook configuration and the condition of the battery pack.

  • Page 48: When Using Drive Media, Using Default Power Settings

    When Using Drive Media Ä CAUTION: Do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while using drive media. Doing so may result in video and audio degradation and loss of audio and video playback functionality. Standby and Hibernation interfere with the use of drive media. If Standby or Hibernation is accidentally initiated while drive media (such as a CD or DVD) is in use: ■...

  • Page 49: Identifying Power Controls And Indicators

    Power Identifying Power Controls and Indicators Standby, Hibernation, shutdown, and display procedures use the following controls and indicators: 1 Power/standby button 2 Initiate Standby hotkey 3 Power/standby light 3–8 (fn+f5) Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 50: Turning The Notebook Or Display On Or Off

    Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off Task Turn on the notebook. Shut down the notebook.* *If the system is unresponsive, and you are unable to shut down the notebook with this procedure, refer to the next section, Procedures.” Hardware and Software Guide Procedure Press the power/standby...

  • Page 51: Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures

    Power Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures Ä CAUTION: Emergency shutdown procedures may result in the loss of unsaved data. If the notebook does not respond and you are unable to use the normal Windows shutdown procedure, try the following emergency shutdown procedures in the sequence provided: ■...

  • Page 52: Initiating Or Resuming From Standby

    Initiating or Resuming from Standby Task Procedure Initiate Standby With the notebook on, use either of the following procedures: ■ Press the fn+f5 hotkey. ■ Select Start > Turn off ■ If the notebook is running Allow the system to initiate Standby ■...

  • Page 53: Initiating Or Restoring From Hibernation

    Power Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation Task Procedure Initiate With the notebook on, use either Hibernation of the following procedures: ■ Briefly press the ■ Select Start > Shut Down > ✎ ■ If the notebook is running on Allow the system to initiate Hibernation (with Hibernation...

  • Page 54: Managing Power Options

    Managing Power Options Many of the default power settings, such as timeouts and alarms, can be changed in the Power Options window. For example, you can set an audio alert to warn you when the battery reaches a low-power condition. By default, when the notebook is on ■...

  • Page 55: Displaying The Power Meter Icon

    Power Displaying the Power Meter Icon The Power Meter icon changes shape to indicate whether the notebook is running on a battery pack or external power. Select the icon to display the Power Options window. To hide or show the Power Meter icon on the taskbar: 1.

  • Page 56: Setting Or Changing A Power Scheme

    Setting or Changing a Power Scheme The Power Schemes tab in the Power Options window assigns power levels to system components. You can assign different schemes depending on whether the notebook is running on a battery pack or external power. You can also set a power scheme that initiates Standby or turns off the display or hard drive after a time interval that you specify.

  • Page 57: Using Battery Power, Identifying The Power Lights

    Power Using Battery Power Identifying the Power Lights Battery pack procedures refer to the front panel lights shown below. Component Power/standby light Battery light AC power light 3–16 Description On: Notebook is turned on. Blinking: Notebook is in Standby. On: The battery pack is charging. Blinking: The battery pack has reached a low-battery condition.

  • Page 58: Switching Between Battery And External Power, Charging A Battery Pack

    Switching Between Battery and External Power The notebook switches between AC power and battery power according to the availability of an external AC power source, always preferring AC power. If the notebook contains a charged battery pack and is running on external AC power, the notebook will switch to battery power only if the AC adapter is disconnected from the notebook.

  • Page 59: Monitoring The Charge In A Battery Pack, Managing Low-battery Conditions

    Power Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack Obtaining Accurate Charge Information To increase the accuracy of all battery charge displays: ■ Allow the battery pack to discharge fully before charging it. ■ Charge the battery pack fully. Even a new battery pack can display charge information inaccurately if it has not been fully charged.

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    Identifying Low-Battery Conditions This section explains how to identify low and critical battery conditions. Low-Battery Condition When a battery pack that is the sole power source for the notebook reaches a low-battery condition (5 percent of a full charge), the battery light blinks. Critical Low-Battery Condition If a low-battery condition is not resolved, the notebook enters a critical low-battery condition (3 percent of a full charge).

  • Page 61: Resolving Low-battery Conditions

    Power Resolving Low-Battery Conditions Ä CAUTION: If the notebook has reached a critical low-battery condition and has begun to initiate Hibernation, do not restore power until the power/standby light turns off. When External Power Is Available To resolve a low-battery condition when external power is available, connect the AC adapter.

  • Page 62: Calibrating A Battery Pack

    Calibrating a Battery Pack When to Calibrate Even if a battery pack is heavily used, it should not be necessary to calibrate it more than once a month. It is not necessary to calibrate a new battery pack before first use. Calibrate the battery pack under the following conditions: ■...

  • Page 63: Discharging The Battery Pack

    Power Discharging the Battery Pack Hibernation is enabled by default but can be disabled. Before you begin the full discharge, disable Hibernation. To disable Hibernation: 1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. 2.

  • Page 64: Recharging The Battery Pack

    If you use the notebook occasionally during the discharge procedure and have set energy-saving timeouts, expect the following performance from your system during the discharge process: ■ The monitor will not turn off automatically. ■ Hard drive speed will not decrease automatically while the notebook is idle.

  • Page 65: Storing A Battery Pack

    Power Storing a Battery Pack If the notebook will be unused and unplugged for more than 2 weeks, remove and store the battery pack. Ä CAUTION: To prevent damage to a battery pack, do not expose it to high temperatures for extended periods of time. High temperatures accelerate the self-discharge rate of a stored battery pack.

  • Page 66: Battery Conservation Settings And Procedures

    Battery Conservation Settings and Procedures Using the following battery conservation settings and procedures extends the run time of a battery pack: ■ Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN) connections and exit modem applications when you are not using them. ■...

  • Page 67: Replacing A Battery Pack

    Power Replacing a Battery Pack Ä CAUTION: To prevent loss of work when removing a battery pack that is the only power source, initiate Hibernation or turn off the notebook before removing the battery pack. To replace the battery pack: 1.

  • Page 68: Disposing Of A Used Battery Pack

    ❏ To insert a battery pack, insert the alignment tab on the battery pack into the alignment slot on the notebook, and then tilt the battery pack downward until it snaps into place. 2. To restore from Hibernation or to turn on the notebook, press the power/standby button.

  • Page 69: Using The Speakers

    Multimedia Using the Speakers The internal speakers play sound in stereo from applications, the operating system, games, drive media, the Internet, and other sources. ✎ If an external device such as a headset is connected to the headphone jack, the internal speakers are disabled. Hardware and Software Guide 4–1...

  • Page 70: Using The Volume Controls

    Multimedia Using the Volume Controls Adjust volume with the volume buttons on the notebook. You can also adjust volume using the controls in your operating system and in some multimedia applications. The volume mute button on the notebook overrides all software volume settings. To adjust volume using the notebook volume buttons: ■...

  • Page 71: Connecting An External Audio Device, Identifying The Audio Jacks

    To access the operating system volume controls, select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices, and then select the Volume tab. ■ To access additional sound quality settings, such as balance, select the Advanced button under Device volume. ■...

  • Page 72: Using The Microphone Jack, Using The Headphone Jack

    Multimedia Using the Microphone Jack When connecting a microphone to the microphone jack, use a monaural microphone with a 3.5-mm plug. A monaural electret condenser microphone is recommended. ■ If you connect a stereo microphone, left channel sound will record on both channels. ■...

  • Page 73: Connecting An S-video Device, Connecting The Audio

    Connecting an S-Video Device Connecting the Audio The S-Video jack supports video signals only. If you are setting up a configuration that combines audio and video functions, such as playing a DVD movie on your notebook and displaying it on your television, you will need a standard 3.5-mm audio cable, available from most computer or electronics retailers.

  • Page 74: Connecting The Video

    Multimedia Connecting the Video To transmit video signals through the S-Video jack, you will need a standard S-Video cable, available from most computer or electronics retailers. To connect the S-Video cable: 1. Plug either end of the S-Video cable into the notebook S-Video jack.

  • Page 75: Displaying A Video Image

    Multimedia Displaying a Video Image To display an image on the notebook display or a video device display, both the notebook and the video device must be turned on. To switch the image between the notebook display and the video device display, press the hotkey.

  • Page 76: Changing The Color Television Format

    Multimedia Changing the Color Television Format Color television formats are modes by which television video signals are sent and received. To send signals between the notebook and a television, both the notebook and the television must be using the same color television format. The NTSC format is common in the United States, Canada, Japan, and South Korea.

  • Page 77: Using Multimedia Software

    Multimedia Using Multimedia Software Several multimedia applications to play, create, and manage digital media are included with your notebook. Most of the applications can be accessed from a desktop icon or from the Start > All Programs menu. Other applications may be provided on a disc.

  • Page 78: Selecting Multimedia Applications

    Multimedia Selecting Multimedia Applications The multimedia software included with your notebook is determined by your region and notebook model. The following list describes the capabilities of some of the multimedia applications that may be included with your notebook. ■ Apple iTunes can be used to play audio CDs, copy music to or from CDs, listen to Internet radio stations, download music, and search for and organize music files.

  • Page 79: Intervideo Windvd Player

    InterVideo WinDVD Player InterVideo WinDVD Player is an application that enables you to play DVD movies or video CDs. WinDVD Player is preinstalled on the notebook. ✎ Some DVDs contain third-party DVD player programs such as PCFriendly that may interfere with WinDVD. Reinstalling WinDVD Player If WinDVD Player has been uninstalled and you insert a DVD that contains a third-party player program, you are prompted to...

  • Page 80

    Multimedia Playing a Video CD or DVD For best playback quality, save and close all files and software unrelated to playing the DVD or video CD. If a DVD displays a “Playback of content from this region is not permitted” error message, stop the DVD, change the region setting, and then restart the DVD.

  • Page 81: Changing Dvd Region Settings

    Changing DVD Region Settings Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally. You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD-ROM drive.

  • Page 82: Creating Cds

    Multimedia Creating CDs Your system comes with a data transfer utility that enables you to create or copy optical drive media. Before you can create CDs, you must install this application using the installation CD provided with your notebook. ✎ If your optical drive has DVD+RW capability, DVDs can be used with the CD creation utility to store large amounts of data on a disc.

  • Page 83: Choosing Recording Media

    Choosing Recording Media It is recommended that you use high-quality media that correspond to the maximum speed of the optical drive. The notebook can write or copy to CDs which provide one-time, nonerasable recording (CD-R) or to CDs that provide erasable recording (CD-RW).

  • Page 84: Creator

    Multimedia Creating DVDs Using InterVideo WinDVD Creator InterVideo WinDVD Creator allows you to create, author, and edit movies and burn them to a DVD. Before you can create DVDs, you must install this application using the installation CD, included with select notebooks. This application will not install successfully unless your notebook is equipped with an optical drive that has DVD+RW capability.

  • Page 85: Creating Dvds

    Choosing Recording Media It is recommended that you use high-quality media that correspond to the maximum speed of the optical drive. The notebook can write or copy to DVDs that provide one-time, nonerasable recording (DVD+R) or to DVDs that provide erasable recording (DVD+RW).

  • Page 86: Security Feature Recommendations

    Security Feature Recommendations You can use the security features provided with your notebook to protect your notebook, personal information, and data from a variety of risks. In some environments, some security features may be unnecessary. However, it is strongly recommended that you follow the procedures provided in this chapter for using ■...

  • Page 87: Security Feature Quick Reference

    Security Security Feature Quick Reference To Protect Against Computer viruses Unauthorized access to information about you or your notebook Unauthorized use of the notebook Unauthorized access to the Setup utility Unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive Unauthorized startup from a CD Unauthorized removal of the notebook *This security feature is configured in the Setup utility.

  • Page 88: Antivirus Software

    Security Antivirus Software When you use the notebook for e-mail, network or Internet access, you expose the notebook to computer viruses. Computer viruses can disable your operating system, applications, or utilities or cause them to function abnormally. Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in most cases, repair damage they have caused.

  • Page 89: Critical Security Updates For Windows Xp

    Security Critical Security Updates for Windows XP A Critical Security Updates for Windows XP disc may have been included with your notebook to provide additional updates delivered after the computer was configured. Throughout the life of the computer, Microsoft will continue to update the operating system and make these updates available on their Web site.

  • Page 90: Firewall Software

    Security Firewall Software When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet access, it is possible for unauthorized persons to obtain information about you, your notebook, and your data. Firewalls monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on your computer by including features such as logging and reporting, automatic alarms, and user interfaces for configuring the firewall.

  • Page 91: Quicklock

    Security QuickLock hotkey initiates the operating system QuickLock fn+f6 security feature. QuickLock protects your notebook by displaying the operating system log-on screen. While the log-on screen is displayed, the notebook cannot be accessed until a Windows user password or Windows administrator password is entered. Before you can use the QuickLock feature, you must set a Windows user password or Windows administrator password.

  • Page 92: Passwords, Recording Your Passwords

    Passwords Recording Your Passwords Ä CAUTION: To prevent loss of access to items protected by passwords, record your passwords in a safe place away from your notebook. Passwords provide strong security. For example, if you set both a power-on password and an HP administrator Setup password and forget both passwords, you cannot start the notebook or resume from Hibernation until a service partner resets the notebook.

  • Page 93: Coordinating Hp And Windows Passwords

    Security Coordinating HP and Windows Passwords Some password options are provided by your HP software and others are provided by your operating system. The following table summarizes the most commonly used HP passwords and Windows passwords. For information about additional Windows passwords, such as screen-saver passwords, refer to Start >...

  • Page 94

    You can use the same text for HP passwords and Windows passwords, with these considerations: ■ The text of HP passwords can be any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers and is not case sensitive. ■ An HP password must be set and entered with the same type of keys.

  • Page 95: Power-on Password

    Security Power-On Password A power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the notebook. After it is set, the power-on password must be entered each time the notebook is started, restarted, or restored from Hibernation. A power-on password ■ Does not display as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted. ■...

  • Page 96

    Changing a Power-On Password A power-on password is changed in the Setup utility: 1. Open the Setup utility by turning on the notebook. Press while the Setup message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. 2. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Power-On Password, and then press 3.

  • Page 97

    Security Deleting a Power-On Password A power-on password is deleted in the Setup utility: 1. Open the Setup utility by turning on the notebook. Press while the Setup message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. 2. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Power-On Password, and then press 3.

  • Page 98: Hp Administrator Setup Password

    HP Administrator Setup Password The HP administrator Setup password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in the Setup utility. For more information about the Setup utility, refer to Setup Utility” After an HP administrator Setup password is set, it must be entered to access the Setup utility.

  • Page 99

    Security Setting an HP Administrator Setup Password An HP administrator Setup password is set in the Setup utility: 1. Open the Setup utility by turning on the notebook. Press while the Setup message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. 2.

  • Page 100

    Changing an HP Administrator Setup Password An HP administrator Setup password is changed in the Setup utility: 1. Open the Setup utility by turning on the notebook. Press while the Setup message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. 2.

  • Page 101

    Security Deleting an HP Administrator Setup Password An HP administrator Setup password is deleted in the Setup utility: 1. Open the Setup utility by turning on the notebook. Press while the Setup message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. 2.

  • Page 102: Using Drivelock, Setting Drivelock Passwords

    Using DriveLock Ä CAUTION: If you forget the DriveLock password, the hard drive is permanently locked and can no longer be used. DriveLock prevents unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive. After DriveLock protection is applied to a drive, a password must be entered to access the drive.

  • Page 103: Entering Drivelock Passwords, Changing Drivelock Passwords

    Security Entering DriveLock Passwords Each time you restart the notebook, you are prompted to enter the DriveLock password. To enter the DriveLock password: » Type the DriveLock password in the Enter DriveLock Password field, and then press ✎ After 3 incorrect attempts to enter the password, you must restart the notebook and try again.

  • Page 104: Deleting Drivelock Protection

    Deleting DriveLock Protection To access the DriveLock settings in Setup utility: 1. Open the Setup utility by turning on the notebook. Press while the Setup message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. 2. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock Password, and then press 3.

  • Page 105: Device Disabling

    Security Device Disabling To allow limited use of your notebook, you can disable specific notebook capabilities. For example, you can disable the ability of the notebook to start from a CD, yet allow the use of all other notebook features. Notebook capabilities are disables or reenabled in the Setup utility: 1.

  • Page 106: Security Cable

    Security Cable To help protect your notebook, use a security cable (purchased separately). ✎ Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These solutions cannot prevent a product from being mishandled or stolen. To attach a security cable: 1. Loop the security cable around a stationary object (such as a desk).

  • Page 107

    Security 3. Turn the key counter-clockwise 1, remove the key 2, and keep it in a safe location. To remove the security cable, reverse the procedure above. 5–22 Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 108: External Devices

    Hardware Options and External Devices The jacks, ports, and connectors described in this guide support standard external devices. ■ For information about which jack, port, or connector to use, refer to the documentation included with the device. ■ For information about installing or loading any software, such as drivers, required by the device, refer to the documentation included with the device.

  • Page 109: Connecting A Monitor Or Projector, Connecting A Usb Device

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Connecting a Monitor or Projector To connect an external monitor or projector to the notebook, connect the monitor cable to the external monitor port on the back of the notebook. ✎ If a properly connected external monitor or projector does not display an image, try pressing the image to the monitor.

  • Page 110: Using A Usb Device

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Using a USB Device To use a USB device, plug the device into one of the 4 USB ports on your notebook. Legacy USB 1.1 support is enabled by default. This supports a USB keyboard or hub connected to a USB port on the notebook during startup (before Windows loads) or in a non-Windows application or utility.

  • Page 111: Connecting A 1394 Device

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Connecting a 1394 Device IEEE 1394 is a hardware interface that can be used to connect a high-speed multimedia or data storage device to the notebook. Scanners, digital cameras, and digital camcorders often require a 1394 connection. You may need to load device-specific drivers and other software before using some 1394 devices.

  • Page 112: Selecting A Pc Card, Configuring A Pc Card

    Using a PC Card A PC Card is a credit card–sized accessory designed to conform to the standard specifications of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA). The notebook PC Card slot supports both 32-bit (CardBus) and 16-bit PC Cards. PC Cards can be used to add modem, sound, storage, wireless communication, or digital camera functions to the notebook.

  • Page 113: Inserting A Pc Card

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Inserting a PC Card Ä CAUTION: To prevent damage to the PC Card connectors: ■ Use minimal force when inserting a PC Card into a PC Card slot. ■ Do not move or transport the notebook while a PC Card is inserted. 1.

  • Page 114

    Hardware Options and Upgrades 3. Hold the PC Card label-side up with the connectors facing the notebook. 4. Gently slide the card into the slot until the card is seated. Hardware and Software Guide 6–7...

  • Page 115: Stopping And Removing A Pc Card

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Stopping and Removing a PC Card Ä CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the PC Card before removing it. ✎ Stopping a PC Card, even if it is not in use, conserves power. 1.

  • Page 116: Using An Expresscard

    Using an ExpressCard The ExpressCard is a next-generation PC Card with higher performance and scalability and is designed to conform to the standard specifications of the PCMCIA. To support a broad range of applications, ExpressCards come in 2 sizes: ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54. The ExpressCard slot on your notebook supports either size.

  • Page 117: Configuring An Expresscard, Inserting An Expresscard

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Configuring an ExpressCard CAUTION: If you install all of the software or any of the enablers provided by an ExpressCard manufacturer, you may not be able to use other ExpressCards. If you are instructed by the documentation included with your ExpressCard to install device drivers: ■...

  • Page 118

    Hardware Options and Upgrades 3. Hold the ExpressCard label-side up with the connectors facing the notebook. 4. Gently slide the card into the slot until the card is seated. Hardware and Software Guide 6–11...

  • Page 119: Removing An Expresscard

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Removing an ExpressCard Ä CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the ExpressCard before removing it. ✎ Stopping an ExpressCard, even if it is not in use, conserves power. 1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are supported by the ExpressCard.

  • Page 120: Using Digital Media

    Using Digital Media The Digital Media Slot supports the following digital media formats: ■ Secure Digital (SD) ■ Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) ■ MultimediaCard (MMC) ■ Memory Stick (MS) ■ Memory Stick Pro (MSP) ■ SmartMedia (SM) ■ xD Picture Card (XD) Digital media formats consist of flash memory cards that provide secure data storage and convenient data sharing.

  • Page 121: Using The Digital Media Light

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Using the Digital Media Light The digital media light is turned on when an inserted digital memory card is being accessed. The digital media light is turned off when inserted digital media is inactive or when the Digital Media Slot is empty.

  • Page 122: Inserting Digital Memory Cards

    Inserting Digital Memory Cards Ä CAUTION: To prevent damage to the digital memory card connectors: ■ Use minimal force when inserting a digital memory card into a Digital Media Slot. ■ Do not move or transport the notebook while digital memory cards are inserted.

  • Page 123: Removing Digital Memory Cards

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Removing Digital Memory Cards To remove a digital memory card: 1. Complete all activities that are supported by the card (such as a data transfer) and close all applications. 2. To stop a digital memory card, select the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar, and then select the digital memory card.

  • Page 124: Disabling Or Restarting Digital Memory Cards, Increasing Memory

    Disabling or Restarting Digital Memory Cards An inserted digital memory card uses power even when the card is not in use. Disabling the card conserves power. To disable an inserted digital memory card, select the My Computer icon on the Windows Desktop, right-click the drive assigned to the card, and then select Eject.

  • Page 125: Displaying Memory Information

    Hardware Options and Upgrades Displaying Memory Information When RAM is increased, the operating system increases the hard drive space reserved for the hibernation file. If you experience problems with Hibernation after increasing RAM, verify that your hard drive has enough free space for the larger hibernation file.

  • Page 126: Removing Or Inserting A Memory Module

    Removing or Inserting a Memory Module Å WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock, access only the memory compartment during this procedure. The memory compartment and the battery and hard drive bays are the only user-accessible internal compartments on the notebook. All other areas that require a tool to access should be opened only by a service partner.

  • Page 127

    Hardware Options and Upgrades 5. Remove the battery pack, if inserted. For instructions, refer to “Replacing a Battery Pack” 6. Remove the memory compartment screw 1. 7. Lift and remove the memory compartment cover 2. 6–20 Chapter 3. Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 128

    8. Remove or insert the memory module. To remove a memory module: a. Pull away the retention clips on each side of the module 1. (The module tilts upward.) b. Grasp the edges of the module and gently pull the module out of the memory slot 2.

  • Page 129

    Hardware Options and Upgrades To insert a memory module: a. Align the keyed (notched) edge of the module with the keyed area in the memory slot 1. b. With the module at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the memory compartment, press the module into the memory slot until it is seated 2.

  • Page 130

    9. Align and lower the memory compartment cover onto the notebook 1. 10. Reinsert and tighten the memory compartment screw 2. 11. Replace the battery pack if you removed a battery pack at the beginning of this procedure, reconnect external power, and then restart the notebook.

  • Page 131: About Drives

    About Drives Drives enable you to store and access data. Hard drives and optical drives vary by model. ■ Hard drives are for the storage of data files and of software such as system files, applications, and drivers. A hard drive is sometimes called a hard disk drive.

  • Page 132

    Drives All models have a digital drive bay that can be used with an optional HP USB Digital Drive. For more information, see the “Optional HP USB Digital Drive (Select Models Only)” later in this chapter. An optional external drive can be added to the system by connecting it to one of the USB (Universal Serial Bus) or 1394 ports on the notebook.

  • Page 133: Caring For Drives

    Caring for Drives Drives are fragile notebook components that must be handled with care. The following cautions apply to all drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply. Ä CAUTION: To prevent loss or damage to the notebook or a drive: ■...

  • Page 134: Hard Drive, Identifying The Hard Drive Activity Light

    Drives Hard Drive This section discusses the primary hard drive of the notebook. Identifying the Hard Drive Activity Light The hard drive activity light is turned on when the internal hard drive is being accessed. 7–4 Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 135: Replacing The Internal Hard Drive

    Replacing the Internal Hard Drive The hard drive in the hard drive bay is the internal hard drive. Remove the internal hard drive only for repair or replacement. Ä CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system and loss of work, do not begin this procedure until you have ■...

  • Page 136

    Drives 7. Remove the 4 hard drive retaining screws from the hard drive bay 1. 8. Remove the hard drive cover 2. 7–6 Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 137

    Drives 9. Using the handle, unseat the hard drive by sliding the hard drive towards the edge of the notebook 1, and then remove it from the hard drive bay 2. Hardware and Software Guide 7–7...

  • Page 138

    Drives 10. To install a hard drive, lower the hard drive into the hard drive bay 1, and then slide the hard drive away from the notebook edge until it is fully seated 2. 7–8 Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 139

    11. Lower the hard drive cover onto the hard drive bay 1. 12. If you have installed a hard drive, reinsert the 4 hard drive retaining screws 2. (If you removed but did not replace a hard drive, put the retaining screws in a safe place.) Hardware and Software Guide Drives 7–9...

  • Page 140: Optical Drive, Inserting An Optical Disc

    Drives Optical Drive Ä CAUTION: To avoid playback distortion or damage to optical media, stop the CD or DVD and exit media software before inserting or removing an optical drive. Inserting an Optical Disc 1. Turn on the notebook. 2. Press the release button 1 on the drive bezel to release the media tray, and then pull the tray outward until it is fully extended 2.

  • Page 141: Removing An Optical Disc (with Power)

    Removing an Optical Disc (With Power) 1. Turn on the notebook. 2. Press the release button 1 on the drive bezel to release the media tray, and then pull the tray outward until it is fully extended 2. 3. Remove the disc from the tray by gently pushing down on the spindle while pulling up on the outer edges of the disc 3.

  • Page 142: Removing An Optical Disc (without Power)

    Drives Removing an Optical Disc (Without Power) If the notebook is turned off or if no power is available, the release button on the optical drive will not work. To remove a disc from an optical drive without using the release button: 1.

  • Page 143: Playing An Optical Disc

    Playing an Optical Disc You can play a CD or a DVD in your optical drive. The information in this section applies to most optical drives and most disc software. For information about specific disc software, including Windows Media Player, WinDVD, and the CD creation utility included with your notebook, refer to Software,”...

  • Page 144: Protecting Playback, Observing The Copyright Warning

    Drives Protecting Playback Ä CAUTION: Inserting or removing any device while running any multimedia application may pause or stop the play. Ä CAUTION: Do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while using drive media. Doing so may result in video and audio degradation and loss of audio and video playback functionality.

  • Page 145: Boot Order

    Boot Order By default, the notebook starts up from the internal hard drive. You can set the notebook to start up from any bootable CD or DVD in the optical drive. A bootable CD or DVD contains files needed by the notebook to start up and operate properly. You can also boot from a diskette drive or flash device connected to a USB port on your notebook.

  • Page 146: Installing An Optional Sd Memory Card

    Drives Installing an Optional SD Memory Card To install an optional SD Memory Card into the optional HP USB Digital Drive: 1. Remove the cap from the digital drive. 7–16 Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 147

    Drives 2. Insert the SD Memory Card into the SD slot of the digital drive. Hardware and Software Guide 7–17...

  • Page 148: The Digital Drive Bay

    Drives Inserting an Optional Digital Drive into the Digital Drive Bay To insert the optional digital drive into the digital drive bay: 1. Ensure that you have installed an SD Memory Card into the digital drive. 2. Gently insert the digital drive, label side up, into the digital drive bay.

  • Page 149

    Removing an Optional Digital Drive from the Digital Drive Bay To remove the optional digital drive from the digital drive bay: 1. Press the digital drive release button to extend the button, and then press the button again to eject the digital drive 1. 2.

  • Page 150: Connecting A Digital Drive To A Usb Port

    Drives Connecting a Digital Drive to a USB Port The optional digital drive can be connected to the USB port on your notebook with the USB cable either retracted or extended. To connect the digital drive to the USB port with the cable retracted: 1.

  • Page 151

    Drives To connect the digital drive with the USB cable extended: 1. Rotate the USB cable until it is fully extended. 2. Insert the USB connector on the digital drive into the USB port on your notebook. Hardware and Software Guide 7–21...

  • Page 152: Modem

    Communications Modem Ä CAUTION: Your built-in modem may not work with multiple phone lines or a private branch exchange (PBX), cannot be connected to a coin-operated telephone, and does not work with party lines. Some of these connections may result in excess electrical voltage and could cause a malfunction in the internal modem.

  • Page 153: Connecting The Modem, Network

    Communications Connecting the Modem A modem must be connected to an analog telephone line. Å WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a telephone cable into the RJ-45 (network) jack. Å...

  • Page 154: Connecting A Network Cable, Turning A Network Connection Off And On

    Connecting a Network Cable For information on connecting a network cable (not included), refer to the Modem and Networking guide on the Notebook Documentation CD. Turning a Network Connection Off and On To conserve power, turn off a network connection you are not using.

  • Page 155: Wireless Function (select Models Only)

    Communications Wireless Function (Select Models Only) If your notebook is equipped with an integrated wireless device such as 802.11 or Bluetooth® wireless technology, you have a wireless notebook. Refer to the following sections for more information on 802.11 and Bluetooth wireless technology. The internal wireless antenna on your notebook is shown in the following illustration.

  • Page 156: Wireless Technology, Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    802.11 Wireless Technology An 802.11 wireless notebook can connect to wireless networks (which also may be referred to as wireless LANs, WLANs, or hotspots) in your home, and in corporate offices, public universities, restaurants, and airports. With the 802.11 wireless function, you can access a network composed of other computers and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.

  • Page 157: Turning On The Wireless Function, Or Connecting To An Existing Wireless Network

    Communications Turning On the Wireless Function To turn on the wireless function: 1. If your wireless notebook is off, turn it on. 2. Press the wireless button. (The wireless light is turned on.) 3. Right-click the Wireless Assistant icon (select models only) in the notification area (lower-right corner of the screen), and then select the Open Wireless Assistant window.

  • Page 158: Using Wireless Security Features, Wlan Software

    Using Wireless Security Features When you set up your own wireless network or access an existing wireless network, always ensure that security features are protecting the wireless network. Refer to the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/wireless WLAN Software WLAN software is provided with all notebooks that feature an integrated WLAN device.

  • Page 159

    Communications Accessing WLAN Software WLAN software for Windows XP is available as a SoftPaq on the HP Web site. To access, download, and install the SoftPaq, use either of the following procedures: ■ Select Start > Help and Support, select a link, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 160: Software Updates

    Restorations and Utilities Software Updates For optimal notebook performance and to make sure your notebook remains compatible with changing technologies, install the latest versions of the software provided with your notebook as they become available. You may find that the easiest way to update the software provided with your notebook is to use the software update links provided at Start >...

  • Page 161: Preparing For Software Updates

    Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities Preparing for Software Updates If your notebook connects to a network, consult with your network administrator before installing any software updates, particularly a ROM update. It is also recommended that you set a restore point before beginning a software update.

  • Page 162: Accessing Notebook Rom Information

    Accessing Notebook ROM Information To determine whether an available ROM update is a later ROM version than the ROM version currently installed on the notebook, you need to know the version of the currently installed ROM. » To view the ROM version of your notebook, press ✎...

  • Page 163: Downloading And Installing An Update

    Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities Downloading and Installing an Update Most software at the HP Web site is packaged in a compressed file called a SoftPaq. Some ROM updates may be packaged in a compressed file called a RomPaq. Most download packages contain a file named Readme.txt. Readme.txt contains detailed descriptive, installation, and troubleshooting information about the download.

  • Page 164: Downloading A Rom Update

    Downloading a ROM Update 1. Access the page at the HP Web site that provides software for your notebook: ❏ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a software update link. - or - ❏ Visit the HP Web site at 2.

  • Page 165

    Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities Installing a ROM Update ROM installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are displayed on the screen after the download is complete. If no instructions are displayed: 1. Open Windows Explorer. To open Windows Explorer from the Start menu, select Start >...

  • Page 166

    3. At the download area: a. Write down the date, name, or other identifier of the SoftPaq you plan to download. (You will need to locate the update later, after it has been downloaded to the hard drive.) b. Follow the online instructions to download the SoftPaq to the hard drive.

  • Page 167: System Restore, Setting A System Restore Point, Restoring To A System Restore Point

    Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities System Restore The System Restore utility enables you to safeguard your system files and functional configurations by using System Restore points. System Restore points are restorable “snapshots” or benchmarks of your system. The notebook may set System Restore points whenever you change personal settings or add software or hardware.

  • Page 168: Repairing Or Reinstalling The Operating System

    Repairing or Reinstalling the Operating System The Operating System disc included with your notebook can be used to repair or reinstall the operating system. Either operations may take 1 to 2 hours to complete. ■ Repairing the operating system preserves your data and settings.

  • Page 169: Repairing The Operating System

    Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities Repairing the Operating System To repair the operating system without deleting your personal data, use the Operating System disc that was shipped with the notebook: 1. Connect the notebook to external power and turn on the notebook.

  • Page 170: Reinstalling The Operating System

    Reinstalling the Operating System If the System Recovery and operating system repair procedures did not restore functionality to your notebook, it may be necessary to reinstall the operating system. Ä CAUTION: Personal data and any software you have installed on the notebook will be lost during the operating system reinstall.

  • Page 171: Reinstalling Device Drivers And Other Software

    Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities 9. Press enter 10. Press 11. Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick), and press Ä Formatting a drive will delete all current files. 12. Press instructions. The reinstallation process begins. This process may take up to 2 hours to complete.

  • Page 172: Installing A Retail Version Of An Operating System, Using The Setup Utility

    Installing a Retail Version of an Operating System Ä CAUTION: Replacing an operating system enhanced for your HP notebook with a retail version of an operating system will result in the loss of all enhancements. In some cases, the loss of these enhancements may result in an unresponsive system or the loss of complete USB support.

  • Page 173: Navigating And Selecting In The Setup Utility, Restoring Setup Utility Default Settings

    Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility Because the Setup utility is not based on Windows, it does not support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection are by keystroke. ■ To navigate, use the up and down arrow keys or ■...

  • Page 174: Notebook Dimensions

    The information in this appendix may be helpful if you plan to use or transport the notebook internationally or in extreme environments. Notebook Dimensions Dimension Height (front) Height (rear) Width Depth (with hinge) Hardware and Software Guide Specifications Metric U.S. 4.51 cm 1.78 in 4.97 cm...

  • Page 175: Operating Environment

    Specifications Operating Environment Factor Temperature Operating (not writing to optical disc) Operating (writing to optical disc) Nonoperating Relative humidity (noncondensing) Operating Nonoperating Maximum altitude (unpressurized) Operating Nonoperating A–2 Metric U.S. 0° to 35°C 32° to 95°F 5° to 35°C 41° to 95°F -20°...

  • Page 176: Rated Input Power, Expansion Port Input/output Signals

    Rated Input Power The notebook operates on DC power, which can be supplied by an AC or a DC power source. Although the notebook can be powered from a stand-alone DC power source, it is strongly recommended that the notebook be powered only with a supported AC adapter.

  • Page 177

    Specifications The following table identifies the input and output signals supported by the expansion port 2 on your notebook. ✎ Not all expansion products will support these features. Feature USB 2.0 10/100 Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 1394 (4-pin port) Consumer IR (for optional remote control only) Power inputs Composite video...

  • Page 178: Finding More Environmental Information

    Finding More Environmental Information The specifications in this appendix contain information about exposing the notebook to environmental extremes. ■ For similar information about storing battery packs, refer to “Storing a Battery Pack” ■ For information about exposing the notebook to sunlight, ultraviolet light, x-rays, or magnetic fields, refer to the Maintenance, Shipping and Travel guide on the Notebook Documentation CD.

  • Page 179

    1394 connector 1–13 1394 devices 6–4 1394 port expansion product support A–4 identifying 1–13 using 6–4 AC adapter identifying 1–17 when to use 3–1 AC power light 1–7 AC power. See power adapter, country-specific modem 1–17 administrator password 5–8 administrator Setup password 5–8 airport security devices 7–3 altitude specifications A–2...

  • Page 180

    Index storing 3–24 when to remove 3–5 battery pack release latch identifying 1–14 using 3–26 battery power conserving 3–25 when to use 3–6 BIOS (basic input/output system 9–2 See also ROM boot order 7–15 buttons digital drive eject 1–13 mute 1–6 optical drive release 1–10 PC Card eject 1–12 power/standby 1–4...

  • Page 181

    device disabling 5–20 digital drive installing SD Memory Card 7–16 removing 7–19 using 7–15 digital drive bay identifying 1–12 inserting digital drive 7–18 removing digital drive 7–19 digital drive cable digital drive eject button 1–13 digital media light 6–14 Digital Media Slot, identifying 1–12 digital memory cards disabling 6–17...

  • Page 182

    Index DVD-ROM drive. See optical drives DVDs creating with WinDVD 4–16 hotkeys 2–9 inserting 7–10 playing 4–12 playing, with WinDVD 4–12 region settings 4–13 removing 7–11 starting from 7–15 See also CDs; discs; media electrostatic discharge (ESD) 6–19 7–3 emergency shutdown procedures 3–10 enablers, PC Card 6–5 environmental specifications...

  • Page 183

    hard drive retaining screws 7–6 7–9 hard drive, internal displaying free space 6–18 overview 7–1 replacing 7–5 space required for Hibernation file 6–18 hardware components, displaying information 2–6 hardware features 1–1 headphone jack connecting 4–4 identifying 1–10 headphones 4–3 height, notebook A–1 Help and Support Center additional information 2–7 hotkey 2–7...

  • Page 184

    Index InterVideo WinDVD Player error message 4–12 managing region settings 4–13 overview 4–10 reinstalling 4–11 using 4–11 jacks audio-in (microphone) 1–10 4–3 audio-out (headphone) 1–10 4–4 RJ-11 (modem) 1–13 RJ-45 (network) 1–13 S-Video-out 1–8 keypad 1–3 keys 1–3 2–4 function 1–3 hotkeys 2–3 keypad 1–3 shortcut 2–3...

  • Page 185

    removing, without power 7–12 See also CDs; discs; DVDs media tray 7–10 memory displaying amount of 6–18 increasing 6–17 Memory Card, SD 7–16 memory compartment closing 6–23 identifying 1–14 opening 6–20 memory modules removing or inserting 6–19 supported 6–17 microphone jack connecting 4–4 identifying 1–10 using 4–4...

  • Page 186

    Index Product Key number 1–18 reinstalling 9–9 repairing 9–9 shutting down 3–9 Operating System disc 9–10 9–11 optical discs. See CDs; discs; DVDs optical drive release button 1–10 optical drives avoiding Standby and Hibernation while using 7–14 boot order 7–15 identifying 1–10 overview 7–1 See also drives...

  • Page 187

    power source selecting 3–1 switching 3–17 power/standby button changing function 3–13 identifying 1–4 power/standby light 1–7 3–8 3–16 power-on password 5–8 Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) 8–3 print options window hotkey 2–7 product identification label 1–18 Product Key number 1–18 projector connecting 1–8 switching display 2–7 PXE (Preboot eXecution...

  • Page 188

    Index security cable, connecting 5–21 security features 5–1 security password 3–15 serial number 1–18 series, notebook 9–2 service partner, contacting 5–7 Setup utility 9–13 shortcut key command 2–5 2–6 shortcut keys overview 2–3 procedures 2–6 quick reference 2–5 shutdown procedures 3–9 shutdown.

  • Page 189

    Standby avoiding when playing media 7–14 controls and indicators 3–8 drive media use 3–7 hotkey 2–8 initiating 3–6 overview 3–3 power/standby light 1–7 resuming from 1–4 setting preferences 3–13 support, user 1–19 S-Video cable 4–6 S-Video devices connecting 4–5 displaying image 4–7 transmission types 2–8 S-Video-out jack connecting video 4–6...

  • Page 190

    Index UDF prompt 4–15 unresponsive system, emergency shutdown procedures 3–10 USB devices connecting 6–2 using 6–3 USB digital drive cable USB ports connecting USB digital drive 7–20 identifying 1–8 1–13 USB support 6–3 user passwords 5–8 utilities, preloaded. See software audio-out jack, function 4–3 connecting 4–5...

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