Connecting a Microphone
Getting Started (features vary by model)
Sound connector (continued)
Type 3 has three connectors.
Type 6 has six connectors.
Type S has audio card.
Your computer comes with one microphone connector in the back of the computer. Some
models have a second microphone connector in the front of the computer. Only one
microphone connector works at a time, and the back connector is ready to use unless you have
the multichannel audio speakers option. For computers with the multichannel audio speakers
option, the microphone connector in the front of the computer, if present, is ready to use.
To use a microphone connected to the front of your computer (select models only), select
the working microphone. See "Selecting a microphone."
HP computers support many different audio options, sound connections, and speaker
configurations. You may set up your computer for two stereo speakers or for multichannel
audio speaker systems. Connect your speaker system to the computer, and then configure
the audio software for sound output. For more details about connecting stereo speakers to
the computer, see the setup poster.
This chapter describes the most typical options. Your system may have different
Speakers are included with the monitor (select models only) or are sold separately.
NOTE: For additional information on connecting the speakers, refer to the setup poster
that came with the computer and the documentation that came with your speakers.
FlexiJack (blue) connects to analog Line In devices
or a microphone.
The FlexiJack supports two functions. You must select
either the microphone or the Line In function in the
Creative Console Launcher. See "Configuring the
Optical In (optical SPDIF input) connects recording
devices such as a mini disc recorder, digital audio
tape recorder, or external hard disk recorder.
Optical Out (optical SPDIF output) connects
playback devices such as a mini disc player, digital
audio tape player, or DVD player.