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    Multimedia User Guide...

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    © Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Product notice Development Company, L.P. This user guide describes features that are Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered common to most models. Some features trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. may not be available on your computer. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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    Table of contents 1 Multimedia features Identifying your multimedia components ....................2 Adjusting the volume ..........................4 2 Multimedia software Accessing your 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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    The optical disc tray does not open for removal of a CD or DVD ............29 A disc does not play ........................... 30 A disc does not play automatically ..................... 31 A DVD movie stops, skips, or plays erratically ................... 32 A DVD movie is not visible on an external display ................

  • Page 5: Multimedia Features

    Multimedia features Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components: ● Optical drive for playing audio and video discs ● Integrated speakers for listening to music ●...

  • Page 6: Identifying Your Multimedia Components

    Identifying your multimedia components The following illustration and table describe the multimedia features of the computer. Component Description Webcam (select models only) Records audio and video and captures still photographs. Internal microphone Records sound. NOTE: The internal microphone makes use of dual array technology, which provides speech enhancement and suppresses surrounding noises.

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    Component Description NOTE: When a device is connected to the headphone jack, the computer speakers are disabled. Speaker Produces sound. Volume mute button Mutes and restores speaker sound. Identifying your multimedia components...

  • Page 8: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● Computer volume buttons: ◦ To mute or restore volume, press the mute button (1). ◦ To decrease volume, slide your finger across the volume scroll zone from right to left, or press and hold the minus (–) sign (2) until the desired volume level is reached.

  • Page 9: 2 Multimedia Software

    Multimedia software Your computer includes preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play music, watch movies, and view pictures. The following sections provide details about how to access preinstalled multimedia software and how to install multimedia software from an optical disc.

  • Page 10: Accessing Your Preinstalled Multimedia Software

    Accessing your preinstalled multimedia software To access your 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. NOTE: For details about using software included with the computer, refer to the software manufacturer’s instructions, which may be provided with the software, on disc, or on the manufacturer’s Web site.

  • Page 11: Installing Multimedia Software From A Disc

    Installing multimedia software from a disc To install any multimedia software from a CD or DVD, follow these steps: Insert the disc into the optical drive or an optional external optical drive. When the installation wizard opens, follow the on-screen instructions. Restart the computer if you are prompted to do so.

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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 13: 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, headphones, or a microphone, refer to the information provided with the device.

  • Page 14: 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: ● Watch movies ● Play games over the Internet ● Edit pictures and video to create presentations ● Connect external video devices...

  • Page 16: 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. ▲...

  • Page 17: Optical Drive (select Models Only Identifying The Installed Optical Drive

    Optical drive (select models only) Identifying the installed optical drive Select Start > Computer. ▲ You will see a list of all the devices installed on your computer, including your optical drive. You may have one of the following types of drives: ●...

  • Page 18: Using Optical Discs (cds And Dvds)

    Using optical discs (CDs and DVDs) 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. Your optical drive can read standard CD and DVD discs. NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer.

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    Playing a CD or DVD Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the disc tray. Pull out the tray (2). Hold the disc by the edges to avoid touching the flat surfaces and position the disc label-side up over the tray spindle.

  • Page 20: Configuring Autoplay

    Configuring AutoPlay Select Start > Control Panel > Play CDs or other media automatically. Confirm that the Use AutoPlay for all media and devices check box is selected. Click Choose a default, and then select one of the available options for each media type listed. NOTE: Choose WinDVD to play DVDs.

  • Page 21: 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 22: Observing The Copyright Warning

    Observing the copyright warning It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make unauthorized copies of copyright- protected material, including computer programs, films, broadcasts, and sound recordings. Do not use this computer for such purposes. CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or damage to a disc, observe the following guidelines: Before writing to a disc, connect the computer to a reliable external power source.

  • Page 23: Copying A Cd Or Dvd

    Copying a CD or DVD Select Start > All Programs > Roxio > Creator Business. In the right pane, click Copy Disc. Insert the disc you want to copy into the optical drive. Click Copy at the bottom right of the screen. Creator Business reads the source disc and copies the data to a temporary folder on your hard drive.

  • Page 24: Creating Or "burning" A Cd Or Dvd

    Creating or “burning” a CD or DVD CAUTION: Observe the copyright warning. It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make unauthorized copies of copyright-protected material, including computer programs, films, broadcasts, and sound recordings. Do not use this computer for such purposes. If your computer includes a DVD±RW optical drive, you can use software such as Windows®...

  • Page 25: 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) NOTE: The section describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your computer. Your computer includes an integrated webcam, located at the top of the display. With the preinstalled software, you can use the webcam to take a photo, record a video, or make an audio recording.

  • Page 27: Webcam Tips

    Webcam tips For optimum performance, observe the following guidelines while using the webcam: ● Be sure that you have the latest version of an instant message program before starting a video conversation. ● The webcam may not work properly across some network firewalls. NOTE: If you are having trouble viewing or sending multimedia files to someone on another LAN or outside your network firewall, temporarily disable the firewall, perform the task you want to...

  • Page 28: Adjusting Webcam Properties

    Adjusting webcam properties You can adjust the following webcam properties: ● Brightness—Controls the amount of light that is incorporated into the image. A higher brightness setting creates a brighter image; a lower brightness setting creates a darker image. ● Contrast—Controls the difference between lighter and darker areas on the image. A higher contrast setting intensifies the image;...

  • Page 29: Controlling The Webcam Focus (select Models Only)

    Controlling the webcam focus (select models only) You can control the webcam focus by selecting Start > All Programs > HP Webcam Application > HP Webcam > Settings > Options. The following focus options are available: ● Normal—The factory setting of the camera is appropriate for normal photography. This range extends from several feet in front of the lens to infinity.

  • Page 30: Capturing Business Card Images

    Capturing business card images You can use the webcam with the Presto! BizCard program to take pictures of business cards and export the text to many types of address book software, such as Microsoft® Outlook Contacts. To capture a business card image: Open Presto! BizCard by selecting Start >...

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    Slowly lower the display (1) until the webcam light (2) stops blinking and you hear a sound, which indicates that the webcam is now in focus. If you are capturing several business card images, remove the first business card, and insert the next one.

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    Troubleshooting The following sections describe several common issues and resolutions. Chapter 7 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 33: 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 tray is released, and then 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.

  • Page 34: A Disc Does Not Play

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

  • Page 35: A Disc Does Not Play Automatically

    A disc does not play automatically Select Start > Control Panel > Play CDs or other media automatically. Confirm that the Use AutoPlay for all media and devices check box is selected. Click Save. A CD or DVD should now start automatically when it is inserted into the optical drive. A disc does not play automatically...

  • Page 36: A Dvd Movie Stops, Skips, Or Plays Erratically

    A DVD movie stops, skips, or plays erratically ● Check to be sure the disc is not scratched or damaged. ● Clean the disc. ● Conserve system resources by trying the following suggestions: ◦ Log off the Internet. ◦ Change the color properties of the desktop: 1.

  • Page 37: 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+f4 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 38: 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 your user guides for more information about disc types.

  • Page 39: The Computer Does Not Detect The Optical Drive

    The computer does not detect the optical drive If the computer does not detect the optical drive, use Device Manager to troubleshoot the device and then update, uninstall, or disable the device driver: Remove any discs from the optical drive. Select Start >...

  • Page 40: A Device Driver Must Be Reinstalled, Obtaining Microsoft Device Drivers, Obtaining Hp Device Drivers

    A device driver must be reinstalled To reinstall a device driver, follow these steps: 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.

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    To use HP Update: Select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Update. On the HP Welcome screen, click Settings, and then select a time when the utility should check for software updates on the Web. Click Next to immediately check for HP software updates. To use the HP Web site: Open your Internet browser, and go to http://www.hp.com/support.

  • Page 42: Index

    Index playing 15 audio devices, connecting removing 21 optical disc external 9 DVD drive 13 removing 21 audio features 8 DVD region settings 17 optical drive 13 audio functions, checking 10 optical drive detection 35 audio-in (microphone) jack, earbuds 2 identifying 2 external audio devices, ports, external monitor 12...

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    volume, adjusting 4 webcam adjusting properties 24 capturing business cards 26 controlling the focus 25 tips 23 using 22 webcam, identifying 2 Index...

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