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    Multimedia User Guide...

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    © Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only...

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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.

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    Product notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Multimedia features Identifying your multimedia components ....................2 Adjusting the volume ..........................3 2 Multimedia software Using preinstalled multimedia software ....................6 Installing multimedia software from a disc .................... 7 3 Audio Connecting external audio devices ...................... 9 Checking your audio functions ......................

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    A disc does not play automatically ..................... 27 A DVD movie stops, skips, or plays erratically ................... 28 A DVD movie is not visible on an external display ................29 The process of burning a disc does not begin, or it stops before completion ........30 A device driver must be reinstalled ....................

  • Page 7: Multimedia Features

    Multimedia features Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music and view pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components: ● Integrated speakers for listening to music ● Integrated microphone for recording your own audio ●...

  • Page 8: Identifying Your Multimedia Components

    Identifying your multimedia components The following illustration and table describe the multimedia features of the computer. Component Description Internal microphones (2) Record sound. Webcam Captures video. Speakers (2) Produce sound. Audio-in (microphone) jack Connects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone.

  • Page 9: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● Computer volume hotkey—A combination of the key (1) and either the (2), (3), or function key: ◦ To mute or restore volume, press fn+f8. ◦ To decrease volume, press fn+f10. ◦...

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    Under System icons, select the Volume check box. Click OK. ● Program volume control: Volume can also be adjusted within some programs. Chapter 1 Multimedia features...

  • Page 11: Multimedia Software

    Multimedia software Your computer includes preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play music and view pictures. The following sections provide details about preinstalled multimedia software and installing multimedia software from a disc.

  • Page 12: Using Preinstalled Multimedia Software

    Using preinstalled multimedia software To locate preinstalled multimedia software: Select Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. ▲ NOTE: Some programs may be located in subfolders. Chapter 2 Multimedia software...

  • Page 13: Installing Multimedia Software From A Disc

    Installing multimedia software from a disc NOTE: To install multimedia software from a disc, you must have an external optical drive connected to the computer. The computer provides one powered USB port on the left side of the computer. This port provides power to the external optical drive when used with a powered USB cable.

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    Audio Your computer enables you to use a variety of audio features: ● Play music using your computer speakers and/or connected external speakers ● Record sound using the internal microphone or connect an external microphone ● Download music from the Internet ●...

  • Page 15: Connecting External Audio Devices

    Connecting external audio devices WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices. To connect external devices such as external speakers, headphone, or a microphone, refer to the information provided with the device.

  • Page 16: Checking Your Audio Functions

    Checking your audio functions To check the system sound on your computer, follow these steps: Select Start > Control Panel. Click Hardware and Sound. Click Sound. When the Sound window opens, click the Sounds tab. Under Program, select any sound event, such as a beep or alarm, and click the Test button.

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    Video Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features: ● Play games over the Internet ● Edit pictures and video to create presentations ● Connect external video devices...

  • Page 18: Connecting An External Monitor Or Projector

    Connecting an external monitor or projector The external monitor port connects an external display device such as an external monitor or a projector to the computer. To connect a display device, connect the device cable to the external monitor port. ▲...

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    Optical drive (select models only) Your computer may come with an external optical drive that expands the functionality of the computer. The external optical drive allows you to read data discs, play music, and watch movies. Identifying the external optical drive Select Start >...

  • Page 20: Using Optical Discs

    Using optical discs An optical drive, such as a DVD-ROM drive, supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). These discs store information, such as music, photos, and movies. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CDs. The external optical drive can read standard CD and DVD discs. NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer.

  • Page 21: Selecting The Right Disc, Cd-r Discs, Cd-rw Discs, Dvd±r Discs, Dvd±rw Discs, Lightscribe Dvd+r Discs

    Selecting the right disc An optical drive supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). CDs, used to store digital data, are also used for commercial audio recordings and are convenient for your personal storage needs. DVDs are used primarily for movies, software, and data backup purposes. DVDs are the same form factor as CDs but have 6 to 7 times the storage capacity.

  • Page 22: Playing Music

    Playing music NOTE: Be sure that the external optical drive is connected to your computer before beginning these steps. Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the external optical drive bezel to release the disc tray. Pull out the tray (2). Hold the disc by the edges and position the disc label-side up over the tray spindle.

  • Page 23: Watching A Movie

    Watching a movie An external optical drive allows you to watch movies from a disc. NOTE: Be sure that the external optical drive is connected to your computer before beginning these steps. Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the external optical drive bezel to release the disc tray. Pull out the tray (2).

  • Page 24: 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 drive.

  • Page 25: Creating Or "burning" A Cd Or Dvd

    Creating or “burning” a CD or DVD If your external optical drive is a CD-RW, DVD-RW, or DVD±RW optical drive, you can use software such as Windows Media Player to burn data and audio files, including MP3 and WAV music files. To burn video files to a CD or DVD, use MyDVD.

  • Page 26: Removing An Optical Disc (cd Or Dvd)

    Removing an optical disc (CD or DVD) Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the disc tray, and then gently pull out the tray (2) until it stops. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc.

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    Webcam (select models only) Select computer models include an integrated webcam, located at the top of the display. The webcam can be used with a variety of software for the following functions: ● Capturing video ● Streaming video with instant message software ●...

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    Adjusting webcam properties You can adjust webcam properties using the Properties dialog box, which is accessible from various programs that use the integrated webcam, usually from a configuration, settings, or properties menu: ● Brightness—Controls the amount of light that is incorporated into the image. A higher brightness setting creates a brighter image;...

  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The following sections describe several common issues and resolutions.

  • Page 30: The Optical Disc Tray Does Not Open For Removal Of A Cd Or Dvd

    The optical disc tray does not open for removal of a CD or Insert the end of a paper clip (1) into the release access in the front bezel of the drive. Press in gently on the paper clip until the disc tray is released, and then pull out the tray (2) until it stops.

  • Page 31: The Computer Does Not Detect The External Optical Drive

    The computer does not detect the external optical drive If Windows does not detect an attached device, the device driver software may be missing or corrupted. If you suspect that the DVD/CD-ROM drive is not being detected, verify that the optical drive is listed in the Device Manager utility.

  • Page 32: A Disc Does Not Play

    A disc does not play ● Save your work and close all open programs before playing a CD or a DVD. ● Log off the Internet before playing a CD or a DVD. ● Be sure that you insert the disc properly. ●...

  • Page 33: A Disc Does Not Play Automatically

    A disc does not play automatically Click Start and type autoplay in the Start Search box. As you type, search results are listed in the pane above the box. In the results pane, click Autoplay. If prompted by User Account Control, click Continue. Select the check box for Use AutoPlay for all media and devices, and then click Save.

  • Page 34: A Dvd Movie Stops, Skips, Or Plays Erratically

    A DVD movie stops, skips, or plays erratically ● Clean the disc. ● Conserve system resources by trying the following suggestions: ◦ Log off the Internet. ◦ Change the color properties of the desktop: 1. Right-click on a blank area of the computer desktop, and select Personalize > Display Settings.

  • Page 35: A Dvd Movie Is Not Visible On An External Display

    A DVD movie is not visible on an external display If both the computer display and an external display are turned on, press fn+f2 one or more times to switch between the 2 displays. Configure the monitor settings to make the external display primary: Right-click on a blank area of the computer desktop, and select Personalize >...

  • Page 36: The Process Of Burning A Disc Does Not Begin, Or It Stops Before Completion

    The process of burning a disc does not begin, or it stops before completion ● Be sure that all other programs are closed. ● Turn off Sleep mode and Hibernation. ● Be sure that you are using the right kind of disc for your drive. See Chapter 5, “Optical drive,” for more information about disc types.

  • Page 37: A Device Driver Must Be Reinstalled, Obtaining The Latest Hp Device Drivers

    A device driver must be reinstalled Remove any discs from the optical drive. Click Start and type device manager in the Start Search box. As you type, search results are listed in the pane above the box. In the results pane, click Device Manager. If prompted by User Account Control, click Continue. In Device Manager, click the plus sign (+) next to the type of driver you want to uninstall and reinstall (for example, DVD/CD-ROMs, Modems, and so on) unless the minus sign (-) is already showing.

  • Page 38: Obtaining The Latest Windows Device Drivers

    To use the HP Web site: Open your Internet browser, go to http://www.hp.com, and then select Customer Service > Software & Driver downloads. On the Software & Driver downloads page, select the task, type your computer model number in the Search box, and then press Enter. –...

  • Page 39: Index

    Index audio devices, connecting jacks webcam 2 external 9 audio-in (microphone) 2 webcam properties, adjusting 22 audio features 8 audio-out (headphone) webcam, using 21 audio functions, checking 10 audio-in (microphone) jack 2 microphone, internal 2 audio-out (headphone) jack 2 monitor, connecting 12 movie, watching 17 button, volume mute 3 multimedia components,...

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