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, an optional docking device, or an optional expansion product.
Some USB devices may require additional support software, which is usually included with the device.
For more information about device-specific software, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
The device has 2 USB ports, which support USB 1.0, USB 1.1, and USB 2.0 devices. Depending on the
model, the device may also have an HP Mobile Drive, which supports an optional HP Mini Mobile Drive.
An optional USB hub, optional docking device, or an optional expansion product provides additional
USB ports that can be used with the device.
Connecting a USB device
To connect a USB device, connect the USB cable for the device to the USB port.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected.
When you connect a USB device, you may see a message in the notification area to let you
know that the device is recognized by the system.
Chapter 7 USB devices
To prevent damage to a USB connector, use minimal force to connect a USB device.