HP Pavilion g6-1200 Getting Started

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    Getting Started HP Notebook...

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    Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its common to most models. Some features otherwise using any software product proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard may not be available on your computer. preinstalled on this computer, you agree to Company under license. Microsoft and be bound by the terms of the HP End User Windows are U.S.

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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

    Table of contents 1 Welcome ................................1 Finding information ..........................1 2 Getting to know your computer ........................3 Top ............................... 3 TouchPad ..........................3 Lights ........................... 4 Buttons ..........................5 Keys ............................. 6 Front ..............................6 Right side ............................. 7 Left side ..............................

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    Using TouchPad gestures ................. 19 Scrolling .................... 20 Pinching/Zooming ................20 Rotating .................... 21 6 Maintenance ..............................22 Inserting or removing the battery ......................22 Inserting the battery ......................22 Removing the battery ......................22 Adding or replacing a hard drive ......................23 Removing the hard drive ....................

  • Page 7: Welcome, Finding Information, Finding Information On

    Welcome After you set up and register the computer, it is important to take the following steps: Set up your wired or wireless network. For more information, refer to Networking on page Update your antivirus software. For more information, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide.

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    North America: Hewlett-Packard, MS POD, 11311 Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714, USA ● Europe, Middle East, Africa: Hewlett-Packard, POD, Via G. Di Vittorio, 9, 20063, Cernusco s/Naviglio (MI), Italy ● Asia Pacific: Hewlett-Packard, POD, P.O. Box 200, Alexandra Post Office, Singapore 911507 Please include your product number, warranty period (found on your serial number label), name, and postal address.

  • Page 9: Getting To Know Your Computer, Touchpad

    Getting to know your computer TouchPad Component Description ● TouchPad light On: The TouchPad is off. ● Off: The TouchPad is on. TouchPad on/off button Turns the TouchPad on and off. Quickly double-tap the TouchPad on/off button to turn the TouchPad on and off. Left TouchPad button Functions like the left button on an external mouse.

  • Page 10: Lights

    Lights Component Description ● TouchPad light On: The TouchPad is off. ● Off: The TouchPad is on. Caps lock light On: Caps lock is on. ● Power light On: The computer is on. ● Blinking: The computer is in Sleep state. ●...

  • Page 11: Buttons

    Buttons Component Description ● Power button When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the computer. ● When the computer is on, press the button briefly to initiate Sleep. ● When the computer is in the Sleep state, press the button briefly to exit Sleep.

  • Page 12: Front, Keys

    Keys Component Description Displays system information when pressed in combination with the key. Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with a function key, the num lk key, or the key. Windows logo key Displays the Windows Start menu. Windows applications key Displays a shortcut menu for items beneath the pointer.

  • Page 13: Right Side

    Right side Component Description Optical drive (select models only) Reads and writes to an optical disc. ● Optical drive light Green: The optical drive is being accessed. ● Off: The optical drive is idle. USB port Connects an optional USB device. ●...

  • Page 14: Left Side

    Left side Component Description External monitor port Connects an external VGA monitor or projector. Vents (2) Enable airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.

  • Page 15: Display

    Component Description ● Hard drive light Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed. ● (10) Power light White: The computer is on. ● Blinking white: The computer is in the Sleep state. ● Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. Display Component Description...

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    Bottom Component Description Battery bay Holds the battery. Vents (5) Enable airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.

  • Page 17: Hp Quickweb (select Models Only), Getting Started

    HP QuickWeb (select models only) Getting started The HP QuickWeb environment provides a fun and engaging way to perform many of your favorite activities. Your computer is ready to go within seconds of starting HP QuickWeb, allowing you to rapidly access the Internet, widgets, and communication programs. To use QuickWeb, press the QuickWeb key, and then start browsing the Web, communicating with others using Skype, and exploring other HP QuickWeb widgets.

  • Page 18: Starting Hp Quickweb

    Starting HP QuickWeb ▲ To start HP QuickWeb, press the QuickWeb key when the computer is off or in Hibernation. The following table explains the different behaviors of the QuickWeb key. Behavior ● QuickWeb key When the computer is off or in Hibernation, press the key to open HP QuickWeb.

  • Page 19: Networking, Using An Internet Service Provider

    Networking NOTE: Internet hardware and software features vary depending on computer model and your location. Your computer may support one or both of the following types of Internet access: ● Wireless—For mobile Internet access, you can use a wireless connection. Refer to Connecting to an existing WLAN on page 14 Setting up a new WLAN network on page...

  • Page 20: Connecting To A Wireless Network, Connecting To An Existing Wlan

    Connecting to a wireless network Wireless technology transfers data across radio waves instead of wires. Your computer may be equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices: ● Wireless local area network (WLAN) device ● HP Mobile Broadband Module, a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device ●...

  • Page 21: Configuring A Wireless Router, Protecting Your Wlan

    Configuring a wireless router For help in setting up a WLAN, refer to the information provided by your router manufacturer or your ISP. The Windows operating system also provides tools to help you set up a new wireless network. To use the Windows tools to set up your network, select Start >...

  • Page 22: Keyboard And Pointing Devices, Using The Keyboard, Using The Action Keys

    Keyboard and pointing devices Using the keyboard Using the action keys An action key performs an assigned function. The icon on each of the through keys illustrates the assigned function for that key. To use an action key function, press and hold the key. The action key feature is enabled at the factory.

  • Page 23: Using Pointing Devices, Setting Pointing Device Preferences, Using The Touchpad

    Icon Description Plays, pauses, or resumes a track of an audio CD or a section of a DVD or a BD. Plays the next track of an audio CD or the next section of a DVD or a BD. Decreases speaker volume incrementally as long as you hold down the key. Increases speaker volume incrementally as long as you hold down the key.

  • Page 24: Turning The Touchpad Off Or On, Navigating

    Turning the TouchPad off or on To turn the TouchPad off or on, quickly double-tap the TouchPad on/off button. NOTE: The TouchPad light is off when the TouchPad is on. The TouchPad light and on-screen display icons indicate the TouchPad status when the TouchPad is turned off or on.

  • Page 25: Selecting, Using Touchpad Gestures

    Selecting Use the left and right TouchPad buttons as you would use 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. NOTE: TouchPad gestures are not supported in all programs.

  • Page 26: Scrolling, Pinching/zooming

    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.

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    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 28: Maintenance, Inserting Or Removing The Battery, Inserting The Battery, Removing The Battery

    Maintenance Inserting or removing the battery NOTE: For additional information on using the battery, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Inserting the battery ▲ Insert the battery (1) into the battery bay and rotate it downward (2) until it is firmly seated. Removing the battery CAUTION: Removing a battery that is the sole power source for the computer can cause loss of...

  • Page 29: Adding Or Replacing A Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    Remove the battery from the computer (2). Adding or replacing a hard drive CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: Shut down the computer before removing the hard drive from the hard drive bay. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation.

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    Remove the service door (2). Disconnect the hard drive cable from the system board (1), and then lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay (2). Chapter 6 Maintenance...

  • Page 31: Installing A Hard Drive

    Installing a hard drive Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay (1), and then connect the hard drive cable to the system board (2). Align the tabs (1) on the service door with the notches on the computer. Close the service door (2).

  • Page 32: Adding Or Replacing Memory Modules

    Adding or replacing memory modules The capacity of the computer can be upgraded by adding a memory module to the vacant expansion memory module slot or by upgrading the existing memory module in the primary 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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    Grasp the edge of the memory module, and then gently pull the memory module out of the memory module slot (2). NOTE: Memory modules are designed with a notch (3) to prevent incorrect insertion into the memory module slot. CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges only.

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    Gently press the memory module (3) down, applying pressure to both the left and right edges of the module, until the retention clips snap into place. CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, be sure that you do not bend the module.

  • Page 35: Backup And Recovery, Restore, Creating Restore Media

    Backup and recovery Your computer includes tools provided by the operating system and HP to help you safeguard your information and restore it if ever needed. This chapter provides information on the following topics: ● Creating a set of recovery discs or a recovery flash drive (HP Recovery Manager software feature) ●...

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    Guidelines: ● Purchase high-quality DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, or DVD+R DL discs. NOTE: Read-write discs, such as CD-RW, DVD±RW, double-layer DVD±RW, and BD-RE (rewritable Blu-ray) discs, are not compatible with the HP Recovery Manager software. ● The computer must be connected to AC power during this process. ●...

  • Page 37: Performing A System Restore, Restoring Using The Dedicated Recovery Partition (select Models Only)

    Performing a system restore HP Recovery Manager software allows you to repair or restore the computer to its original factory state. HP Recovery Manager works from recovery discs, a recovery flash drive, or from a dedicated recovery partition (select models only) on the hard drive. NOTE: A system restore needs to be performed if the computer hard drive has failed or if all attempts to correct any functional computer issues fail.

  • Page 38: Changing The Computer Boot Order, Backing Up And Recovering Your Information

    Select the optical drive or the flash drive. Follow the on-screen instructions. Changing the computer boot order To change the boot order for recovery discs: Restart the computer. Press while the computer is restarting, and then press for boot options. Select Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive from the boot options window.

  • Page 39: Using Windows Backup And Restore, Using Windows System Restore Points

    To create a screen shot: Display the screen you want to save. Copy the screen image: To copy only the active window, press alt+prt To copy the entire screen, press Open a word-processing document, and then select Edit > Paste. The screen image is added to the document.

  • Page 40: When To Create Restore Points, Create A System Restore Point

    When to create restore points ● Before you add or modify software or hardware ● Periodically, whenever the computer is functioning optimally NOTE: If you revert to a restore point and then change your mind, you can reverse the restoration. Create a system restore point Select Start >...

  • Page 41: Customer Support, Contacting Customer Support

    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: http://www.hp.com/go/contactHP NOTE: For worldwide support, click Contact HP worldwide on the left side of the page, or go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.

  • Page 42: Labels

    Labels The labels that are affixed to the computer provide information that you may need when troubleshooting system problems or traveling internationally with the computer: ● Service tag—Provides important information, including the following: Component Product name Serial number (s/n) Part number/Product number (p/n) Warranty period Model description Have this information available when you contact technical support.

  • Page 43: Specifications, Input Power, Dc Plug Of External Hp Power Supply, Operating Environment

    Specifications Input power The power information in this section may be helpful if you plan to travel internationally with the computer. The computer operates on DC power, which can be supplied by an AC or a DC power source. The AC power source must be rated at 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz.

  • Page 44: Index

    Index keys 6 network 8 AC adapter light, identifying 7 left side 8 RJ-45 (network) 8 action keys lights 4 decrease screen brightness right side 7 keys top 3 Action keys 6 Help and Support 16 connector, power 7 esc 6 HP QuickWeb 16 fn 6 increase screen brightness 16...

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    serial number, computer 36 network jack, identifying 8 service door, identifying 10 setup of WLAN 14 supported discs 30 operating environment 37 system recovery 31 operating system system restore points 33 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label 36 Product Key 36 TouchPad buttons 3 using 17...

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