HP Media Center m1100 - Desktop PC Getting Started Manual

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    HP Media Center PC Getting Started Guide...

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    P.O. Box 4010 Cupertino, CA 95015-4010 © 2002–2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. All rights reserved. Hewlett-Packard is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States of America and other countries/ regions. HP Media Center PC Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents......... iii Connecting 2/2.1 Audio Speakers ........38 Connecting 4.1 Audio Speakers...........39 How to Use This Guide ......... 1 Connecting 5.1 Audio Speakers...........40 Connecting 7.1 Audio Speakers...........42 Safety Information ........2 Connecting the PC to a Home Audio System ......43 Before you get started, please read this important safety Connecting Digital Audio ............47 information about your HP Media Center PC.......

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    HP Media Center PC User’s Guide...

  • Page 5: How To Use This Guide

    How to Use This Guide This guide can help you get started using your new HP Media Center PC right away. Read “Safety Information” at the beginning of Read “Starting the PC for the First Time” on this book. page 59 to learn how to turn on your PC and what to do next.

  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Safety Information Before you get started, please read this important safety information about your HP Media Center PC. This product has not been evaluated for connection to an “IT” power system (an AC distribution system with no direct connection to earth, according to IEC 60950).

  • Page 7: Getting Help, Help And Support Center, Utility Programs

    Getting Help Help and Support Center Information about your PC is in the onscreen Help Internet. To run a test or submit a problem to HP and Support Center. Here you can find links to Instant Support, click Start a New Request and reinstall drivers, access to technical support options, follow the onscreen instructions.

  • Page 8: Hp Web Site Support, Setup Poster, Warranty And Support Guide

    HP Web Site Support Use the Web site addresses listed in the Warranty into your Web browser address box, and then press and Support Guide for information about your PC Enter on the keyboard. Select your country/region and your technical support needs. The HP Web site from the drop-down list, and then press the arrow provides a place where you can get supplemental button next to the list.

  • Page 9: Hp Media Center Software Guide, Application And System Recovery Programs, Instant Support

    HP Media Center Software Guide This guide can help you get started using the Media Center software program. Media Center allows you to use a remote control to access your recorded television (TV) programs, videos, pictures, music CDs, and DVDs. Application and System Recovery Programs The PC uses the operating system and installed For instructions on making recovery discs, repairing...

  • Page 10: Online Guides, Microsoft Web Site

    Online Guides You can find online guides and information for your Online manuals are associated with specific PC PC. To view online manuals for your PC, go to the model numbers. Some models do not have online Support Web address that is listed in the Warranty manuals.

  • Page 11: Inventory, Pc Components

    Inventory PC Components PC components may what’s inside: ✔ hp pavilion home pc where to get help vary by model. ✔ warranty and license warranty information ✔ & declaration of conformity support guide ✔ operating specifications ✔ regulatory and safety information Before co nta ct ing HP Cust omer Sup port Center , it’s...

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    Media Center components MENU RADIO MUSIC PICTURES VIDEOS RECORD PLAY STOP PAUSE REPLAY SKIP BACK GUIDE LIVE TV RECORDED CHANNEL/ VOLUME PAGE MORE INFO MUTE PQRS WXYZ CLEAR ENTER PRINT hp media center N 10-ft. coaxial cable Remote control O S-video to composite video adapter K Remote control sensor cable (emitter) P Composite video cable FM radio antenna...

  • Page 13: Setting Up The Pc, Pc Installation Overview

    Setting Up the PC Follow the steps in the setup poster to set up the PC Most of the hardware devices such as the monitor, and then read the topics in this section to find out keyboard, printer, and mouse can be connected at more about the location of components and the back of the PC.

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    Setting up the PC Connect your PC to the keyboard. See the Connect the modem to the telephone line and setup poster and see “Using the Keyboard” on connect a network cable, if one is needed. page 69. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 15 and see “Connecting to the Internet Through a Connect the PC to the mouse.

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    Front of PC Location and number of connectors may vary by model. A Memory card reader Headphone (Audio Out) connector  B Optical drive LED K FireWire (IEEE 1394) connector C Eject button for optical drive Microphone connector D Optical drive LED M USB 2.0 port Eject button for optical drive N USB 2.0 port (select models only)

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    Back of PC Location and number of connectors may vary by model. AUDIO OUT Power cord Modem (Line In RJ-11) Voltage selector Digital Audio Out and/or Wireless LAN connector, depending on the PC model Power LED indicator VGA monitor (DB-15) port PS/2 mouse S-video (TV Out) PS/2 keyboard...

  • Page 17: Front And Back Pc Connectors

    Front and Back PC Connectors Connector or Icon Location on PC Description and Function Back panel Mouse Back panel Keyboard 1 or 2 on front Universal Serial Bus (USB) for panel, depending mouse, keyboard, digital on your PC model cameras, or other devices with USB connectors 4 on the back panel...

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    Connector or Icon Location on PC Description and Function 1 on front panel FireWire (IEEE 1394) for and 1 on back video cameras and other high- panel speed devices Front panel and S-video In/Video In on TV tuner card on the back panel Front panel Composite Video In TV tuner card on...

  • Page 19: Connecting To The Monitor, Connecting To The Internet

    Connecting to the Monitor Connect your monitor to the PC. The monitor is not included with the PC. See the documentation that came with your monitor. Connecting to the Internet (Select models only) Plug the modem cable (provided in the PC box) into the computer modem connector on Connect the telephone line to the modem, which is the back of the PC.

  • Page 20: Connecting The Wireless Lan

    Connecting the Wireless LAN Some Media Center PC models come with an Screw the wireless LAN antenna into the 802.11b wireless LAN module and internal wireless LAN connector on the back of the PC. antenna. This device allows you to connect to the You may want to move the end of the antenna Internet from other devices that are compatible with The wireless LAN...

  • Page 21: Connecting The Remote Sensor

    Connecting the Remote Sensor The remote sensor is a small device that connects to the PC and allows the remote control to work with the Media Center program. If you have a cable TV set-top box, a satellite Plug the remote control sensor cable into a set-top box, or other set-top box that controls USB connector (D) on the back of the PC.

  • Page 22: Connecting The Tv Signal Source, Connecting The Fm Radio Antenna

    Connecting the TV Signal Source For information about connecting the TV signal, see “Connecting the TV Signal Source” on page 24. Connecting the FM Radio Antenna (Select models only) Plug the FM radio antenna cable into the FM In (E) port on the back of the PC. The FM connector is found on the TV tuner card.

  • Page 23: Connecting An Hp Personal Media Drive To The Pc

    If the PC doesn’t recognize your digital video camera: Click Start on the taskbar, and then click Click Action, and then Scan for ■ Control Panel. hardware changes. Look in Device Manager for a new addition under Click Performance and Maintenance, imaging devices.

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    To connect an HP Personal Media Drive to the PC The HP Personal Media Drive has an automatic on and off feature. The drive turns on when it is plugged into an active USB port. If the PC is turned on with the drive connected, the drive automatically turns on.

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    To disconnect an HP Personal Media Drive You can safely remove the HP Personal Media Drive when it is not active. When the amber activity LED is blinking, the drive is active, saving or transferring data. To disconnect your HP Personal Media Drive safely: Close Media Center and all other programs Select the HP Personal Media Drive, and...

  • Page 26: Connecting To Other Devices

    Connecting to Other Devices Other peripheral devices can be connected to the front or back of your HP Media Center PC by using USB or FireWire ports. You can connect peripheral devices such as a printer, scanner, video camera, Some peripheral digital camera, memory card reader, and PDA devices are not (personal digital assistant) or handheld computer to...

  • Page 27: Connecting The Television Signal, Using The Tv Cables

    Connecting the Television Signal Using the TV Cables Your PC comes with the following cables for the TV signal: One coaxial cable (10 feet) (A). Use a ■ coaxial cable for a BNC connector, such as the TV source signal. Select the signal source for TV in the One S-video to composite video adapter...

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    Connecting the TV Signal Source Connect the signal source for the TV by using the TV In coaxial connector or the S-video In connector. Plug the connector of a coaxial cable from your TV antenna or from your TV cable (wall or set-top box) into the TV/RF-In (D) connector on the back of the PC, and then turn the connector to tighten it.

  • Page 29: Connecting The Tv Signal Source When You Have An Existing Setup

    Connecting the TV Signal Source When You Have an Existing Setup This section describes how to connect the PC to an existing setup for your TV signal source. Wall to VCR to TV using coaxial cable Remove the coaxial cable at the input to the VCR, and connect it to the input of a coaxial cable signal splitter (not included;...

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    Wall to cable TV set-top box or satellite box to VCR to TV using coaxial cable Remove the coaxial cable at the input to the VCR, and connect it to the input of a coaxial cable signal splitter (not included; available at electronics stores). Connect two coaxial cables to the splitter outputs.

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    Existing setup Add the PC with a splitter Wall Cable Coaxial cable Set-top box/Satellite In Set-top box/Satellite Out VCR In VCR Out TV In Splitter In Splitter Out TV In on back of PC Remote control sensor cable Remote control sensor Connecting the Television Signal...

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    Wall to cable TV set-top box or satellite box to VCR and TV using S-video cable or composite video cable between the box and the VCR or TV Do not detach any cables from your existing When using a composite video or S-video setup.

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    Existing setup Add the PC Wall Cable Set-top box/Satellite In Set-top box/Satellite Out S-video or composite cable VCR In VCR Out TV In Add an S-video or composite cable with adapter S-video In on back of PC Remote control sensor cable Remote control sensor Connecting the Television Signal...

  • Page 34: Using The Tv As A Monitor

    Using the TV as a Monitor The Media Center PC has a TV-out capability, which means you can connect it to a TV to view the PC image on a TV screen. With the TV-out feature, you can view the PC image, watch DVD movies, or play games on your TV.

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    If your TV has a composite video jack and your PC has a composite video jack, connect a composite video cable (A) to the Video In jack on the TV to the composite Video Out jack (C) on the back of the PC. If your TV has a composite video jack and your PC has only an S-video connector, plug an S-video to composite video adapter cable...

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    Viewing the PC image on the TV To view your PC image on the TV: Click the Settings tab. Click the Advanced button. Make sure the video and audio cables are connected before you turn on the TV and Look at the tabs and follow the steps that the PC.

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    Displays tab Click the Displays tab. This tab shows a To view the PC image on just the TV, click the monitor and a TV. The upper-left corner of TV corner so it is green, and then click the each display icon is a button and a status monitor corner so it is red.

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    Click the OK button to save changes, and then click OK again to close the Display Properties window. Ge Force FX tab (disabling) Click the Ge Force FX xxxx tab. When the PC image appears on the TV screen, click Yes to keep the setting. You have In the area nView Modes select Single 15 seconds to accept this new setting before it Display from the drop-down list.

  • Page 39: Configuring Speaker And Sound Options, Sound Connector Types

    Configuring Speaker and Sound Options HP Media Center PCs support many different audio This chapter describes the most typical options. Your options, sound connections, and speaker system may have different components. configurations. For additional information on Sound Connector Types connecting the speakers, refer to Your model may include one of three analog sound The connectors are1/8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo...

  • Page 40: Sound Connector Functions

    Sound Connector Functions Use the sound connectors that match your PC model The following table shows the sound connectors on when installing cables, as shown in the installation the back panel of PC systems. procedure steps. Sound Connector Description 3 is Three Connector Line side (gray) for side speakers in an eight-speaker system (7.1).

  • Page 41: Speaker Configurations

    Sound Connector Description digital out (orange) connects to a digital audio device with DIGITAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT digital input (such as a home audio receiver/amplifier) or digital speakers (select models only). Speaker Configurations You may set up your HP Media Center PC for the following supported configurations: Name Speaker system See:...

  • Page 42: Connecting 2/2.1 Audio Speakers

    Speaker types Speakers may be included with the monitor (select channel, and it may include a subwoofer and a models only) or are sold separately. Refer to the center speaker. Side speakers are included in more product documentation for your speakers. advanced systems.

  • Page 43: Connecting 4.1 Audio Speakers

    Step 8 is optional for a two-speaker setup. 6 Connector: See “Configuring Audio ■ Output with Sound Effect Manager” on After the speakers are connected to the PC, page 51. configure the audio software for sound output for your PC model: Sound Card: See “Configuring Audio ■...

  • Page 44: Connecting 5.1 Audio Speakers

    Connect the cables to the audio system. After the speakers are connected to the PC, configure the audio software for sound output Connect the front and rear speakers to the for your PC model: subwoofer. Refer to the speaker documentation. 3 Connector: See “Configuring Audio ■...

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    Connect the center/subwoofer speaker cable Turn on the PC. to the gold (or pink mic) connector that Plug in the speaker system power. matches the back of your PC. Turn on the speaker system. Always turn on the After the speakers are connected to the PC, PC before you turn on configure the audio software for sound output the speaker system.

  • Page 46: Connecting 7.1 Audio Speakers

    Connecting 7.1 Audio Speakers If your PC has 6 Connectors or an Audigy2 ZS sound card (select models only), you can install an 8/7.1 audio system. To connect two front speakers, two side speakers, two rear speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer for eight-channel (7.1 speaker) output: (Select models only) Turn off the PC.

  • Page 47: Connecting The Pc To A Home Audio System

    The following diagram shows a typical 7.1 audio installation: Connecting the PC to a Home Audio System You can connect your HP Media Center PC to your For example, see “2.1 home stereo installation” on home stereo or home theater multichannel audio page 44, or “6/5.1 home audio installation”...

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    2.1 home stereo installation The following diagram shows a typical two-channel This is only a suggested configuration. Your system (2.1) speaker installation that uses passive stereo may be different. speakers and plugs into a home stereo standard left and right input. A: PC back panel connectors (3, 6, or Sound Card)

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    6/5.1 home audio installation The following diagram shows a typical advanced This is only a suggested configuration. Your system home theater audio six-channel 6/5.1 speaker may be different. installation that requires multichannel inputs on a receiver/amplifier. A: PC back panel connectors (3, 6, or Sound Card) B: Y adapter cables...

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    6/5.1 home audio installation procedure To connect a six-channel (5.1 speaker) home audio system to the PC: Turn off the PC. If you have a 2/2.1 or higher channel home stereo system, connect the stereo mini-plug of Turn off the receiver/amplifier. a Y adapter cable into the microphone (pink) Receiver/amplifier connector or the center speaker/subwoofer...

  • Page 51: Connecting Digital Audio, Configuring Audio Output, Configuring Audio Output With Multi-channel

    Connecting Digital Audio (Select models only) To connect digital audio, your PC must include a digital out connector on the sound card or on the back panel. You do not need to connect multichannel speaker outputs if you connect the digital output.

  • Page 52: Sound Manager

    Configuring Audio Output with Multi-channel Sound Manager Follow these steps after you have installed and connected your speakers, if your PC model has 3 Connectors. To configure multichannel audio output for PCs with Multi-channel Sound Manager: Click Start on the taskbar. Click Music.

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    Click the Speaker Configuration tab near Click OK. the top of the window to open the control Test the speakers. Click the Speaker Test screens. (Your speakers may need to be tab. Follow the instructions. plugged in to see this tab.) Configure audio output for the Media Center.

  • Page 54: Sound Effect Manager

    Sound Effect Manager Sound Effect Manager displays one of the following control screens: Sound Effect — Select the environment and text in the Connection Guide indicates that the ■ the equalizer settings. You can select an connector is not used for the selected speaker environment, such as Under Water or configuration.

  • Page 55: Configuring Audio Output With Sound Effect Manager

    Configuring Audio Output with Sound Effect Manager Follow these steps after you have installed and connected your speakers, if your PC model has 6 Connectors. To configure multichannel audio output for PCs with Sound Effect Manager: Click Start on the taskbar. Test the speakers.

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    Connect the speaker system audio cable plugs Close the window. into the connectors on the front of your PC. The panel display highlights a cable that is properly inserted in a connector. Retasking front panel connectors The microphone connector and the headphone connector on the front of the PC can be retasked to perform different functions.

  • Page 57: Configuring Audio Output With A Sound Card

    Configuring Audio Output with a Sound Card Follow these steps after you have installed and connected your speakers. To configure multichannel audio output for PCs with the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy sound card: Click Start on the taskbar. Click the Channel button to test the speakers. Choose All Programs.

  • Page 58: Configuring Audio For Media Center, Configuring Audio For The Windvd Player

    Configuring Audio for Media Center Follow these steps after you have installed, connected, and configured your speakers. To configure multichannel audio output for the Media Center: Click Start on the taskbar, scroll down, and Select your speaker mode. For example, select select Media Center.

  • Page 59: Adjusting The Volume, Using Headphones

    Adjusting the Volume To adjust speaker volume, use the: Volume knob or buttons on the keyboard. Volume controls within a program, such as the ■ ■ volume buttons on the Media Center Volume knob on the speakers. ■ navigation bar or on the remote control. Some programs may Volume knob on the subwoofer.

  • Page 60: Using A Microphone

    6/5.1 to 8/7.1 speaker system For select models that include a 5.1 or higher Push and hold the On button on the control ■ speaker system, a headphones connector is located tower for several seconds to enable sound on the right side of the control tower. from the speakers.

  • Page 61: Resolving Sound Issues

    Selecting recording devices (6 Connector only) To select a sound recording device: Click Start on the taskbar. Click the Audio tab. The window opens. Choose Control Panel. In Sound Recording, select a recording device, for example, Realtek HD Front Click Sounds and Audio Devices (or Pink Jack.

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    HP Media Center PC Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 63: Starting The Pc, Starting The Pc For The First Time, Selecting An Isp

    Starting the PC Starting the PC for the First Time After you’ve completed connecting the components of your PC by using the setup poster steps, you are ready to turn on the PC. Press the power button on the monitor. Read “Safety Press the On button (A) on the front of the PC.

  • Page 64: Media Center Pc Desktop View

    Media Center PC Desktop View The Media Center PC desktop has shortcut icons that make it easy to find the things you need. To find out more information about a program, click its icon. Your Media Center PC Start menu may Using the Start menu not include some of the programs and...

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    Desktop shortcuts (Select models only) Icon Opens Use it to Windows XP Start Find all your software programs, turn off the PC, open Help and menu Support, and access all the PC utilities and features. Help and Support View onscreen help information about your PC. Media Center Access all the Media Center features: watch and record TV programs;...

  • Page 66: Making Recovery Discs, Hp Products Work Better Together

    Making Recovery Discs Now is a good time to make your recovery discs. Refer to the Warranty and Support Guide for instructions and more information. HP Products Work Better Together HP computers include pre-loaded software for select Simply connect the HP peripheral product and turn it HP All-In-One, camera, scanner, and printer on, and your HP PC automatically configures it so it peripheral products.

  • Page 67: Protecting The Pc, Using Software Programs

    Protecting the PC HP provides a virus-scanning software program to If a software program or the operating system gets help protect your PC (select models only). damaged, reinstall the software. Refer to “Using Application Recovery and System Recovery” in the The virus-scanning program manufacturer provides HP Media Center PC Software Guide for more free virus scan updates through your Internet...

  • Page 68: Using Hp Organize Software, Using Pc Help & Tools, Turning Off The Pc

    Using HP Organize Software (Select models only) HP Organize software is a desktop tool you use to Use the player area for viewing pictures, for organize both your PC shortcuts and your favorite listening to your MP3 music files stored on your PC, Internet links.

  • Page 69: Manual Standby Mode

    Manual Standby Mode Putting the PC into standby You can put the PC in Standby in several ways: Press the Standby button on the ■ keyboard. Click Start on the taskbar. Press the Standby button on the ■ remote control. Click Turn Off Computer at the bottom of the menu.

  • Page 70: Manual Hibernation Mode

    Manual Hibernation Mode Hibernation differs from standby. When the PC enters standby, it is still active and able to respond to scheduled activities. When the PC enters hibernation, it copies programs that are currently running to the hard disk drive and then turns itself off.

  • Page 71: Automatic Standby Or Hibernation Mode

    Automatic Standby or Hibernation Mode To automatically put the PC into standby or hibernation mode when the PC is idle, modify the power management settings: Click Start on the taskbar. Do not use auto-hibernate if you Click Control Panel. have scheduled TV recordings in Media Click Performance and Maintenance, if Center;...

  • Page 72: Installing Software

    Installing Software After you turn on the PC the first time and restart it, Choose software that is compatible with your PC; you can install any software programs that came check the operating system, memory, and other on CDs or DVDs included in the PC box (select requirements listed for the new software for models only).

  • Page 73: Using The Pc Hardware, Using The Keyboard

    Using the PC Hardware Using the Keyboard Your PC may include a standard keyboard or a Arrow keys are controls for up, down, right, and wireless keyboard. left. You can use these keys instead of the mouse to move the cursor on a Web site, in a document, or in A standard keyboard connects to the keyboard a game.

  • Page 74: Special Keyboard Buttons

    Special Keyboard Buttons Access buttons Icon Feature Description or Function Standby Puts PC into or out of power-saving mode. May take 10–30 seconds before screen reappears. user User Log off or switch between PC users. Links to an HP Web site. Help Opens the Help and Support Center.

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    Media control or playback buttons Icon Feature Description or Function eject 1 Opens or closes upper and lower optical drive tray. and eject 2 The Volume knob can continue to be turned, Starts recording to selected media. even after maximum sound has been reached.

  • Page 76: Using The Mouse, Wireless Keyboard Set

    Using the Mouse Your PC may include a wireless or an optical A wireless mouse (select models only) is an optical scrolling mouse. mouse that uses a receiver/transmitter, instead of a connector cable, to communicate with your PC. A An optical scrolling mouse uses light and an optical light on the receiver indicates receiver activity.

  • Page 77: Remote Control

    Remote Control Use the remote control to open the Media Center program, and use it to view TV, record TV MENU programs, play previously recorded TV programs, RADIO MUSIC PICTURES VIDEOS and play music, movies, or video. See “Using the Remote Control”...

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    Installing the remote control batteries Slide the battery cover off the back of the Replace the battery cover. remote control. Insert the two AA batteries (provided). Use alkaline batteries in the remote control. HP Media Center PC Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 79: Memory Card Reader

    Memory Card Reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices The card reader is accessible directly on the front of use memory cards, or media to store digital picture the PC or located inside a cover. It has four files. The optional memory card reader can read horizontal card slots, which accept the memory and can write to a variety of types of memory cards cards and the Microdrive disk drive.

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    Formatting a memory card If you have not used the memory card, you may need to format it first. Insert the media into the correct card slot on Select Format, and then type a label name Some memory cards the reader until it stops and locks into place. into the label field.

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    Troubleshooting the memory card reader If you are having problems reading to or writing to a memory card, try the following: Make sure the read/write switch on the Remove the memory card and shine a ■ ■ memory card, if available, is set to Write flashlight into the empty slot to see if any pins CompactFlash and Enabled.

  • Page 82: Installing An Hp Camera Docking Station

    Installing an HP Camera Docking Station HP Media Center PCs come with a camera docking bay and two camera docking bay lids. This bay is designed to hold an HP camera docking station and several HP digital cameras (which are purchased separately).

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    Place the camera docking station (A) on the top of the PC. Place the camera bracket (B) that came with your digital camera on the camera docking station. The camera bracket clips onto the camera dock base. This bracket comes with the digital camera.

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    Thread the cables (C) that came with your camera docking station through the cable tunnel, starting from the back of the PC and threading them to the front of the PC. Pull cables to the center. Connect the cables: Plug the USB cable into the back of ■...

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    Place the correct camera docking station lid (D) on top of the PC. Gently guide the edge of the lid into the top of the PC. Place the HP digital camera (E) into the camera docking station. Follow the instructions that came with your camera docking station.

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  • Page 87: Troubleshooting, Problems And Solutions

    Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions For help on general and miscellaneous problems you may be experiencing with the PC, refer to the following pages for possible solutions. Look up the description of the problem and try the solution listed. For more detailed information, press the Help button Your system is on your keyboard, or click Start on the taskbar and provided with a...

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    Problem Solution The computer (or part The computer is in standby mode (the On button power indicator ■ of it) doesn’t seem to light is flashing). Press the Standby button on the keyboard or the Standby button on the remote control. be working.

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    Problem Solution The computer doesn’t Press the Mute button on the keyboard or on the remote control to ■ make any sound. see if the Mute feature is turned on. Use the keyboard controls to increase the volume. ■ Click the Volume icon on the taskbar. Increase the volume, and ■...

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    Problem Solution When I push one Check the button configuration. To configure the button: of the special or multimedia buttons Click Start on the taskbar, and then click Control Panel. on the keyboard, Click Printers and Other Hardware, if it is present. nothing happens.

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    Problem Solution The monitor doesn’t Make sure the monitor is turned on — it has its own power button. ■ work, even though Adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor. ■ the computer appears to. Check the connection of the power cord into the monitor. ■...

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    Problem Solution I am using a TV Check that the TV is connected to the PC. See “Using the TV as a ■ with Media Center, Monitor” on page 30. but I cannot see Check that the TV out image is enabled. See “Using the TV as a ■...

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    Problem Solution My remote sensor If a faint red light doesn’t appear when you point the remote control at is not receiving a the remote sensor, try the following: signal from the remote control. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then select Properties.

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    Problem Solution The memory card The memory card reader is a device that uses the Safely Remove ■ reader won’t read my Hardware task. This appears as a system tray icon next to the time. Do not click Stop in the Safely Remove Hardware window. If you memory card.

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    Problem Solution My PC is experiencing Your file may be corrupt or in an unsupported format. Open the ■ video errors. video file in a video editor such as WinDVD Creator, and then resave the file in a supported format. There may be a problem with the codec.

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    Problem Solution My DVD won’t play. You can put data files on a DVD to store them or transfer them to another PC. However, data files on a DVD do not play in a DVD player. Rerecord your files to a file format that can be read by some DVD players. Codec errors are Codec is an abbreviation for compressor-decompressor.

  • Page 97: Index

    Index configuring special keyboard buttons 71 connecting Application Recovery 5 digital video camera 18, 19, 43 applications 63 headphones 55 audio connector 13, 14 microphone 55 connector audio In 14 backup PC data 62 audio Line In 13 batteries audio Line Out 13 installing in remote control 74 Composite Video In 14 type for remote control 74...

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    Easy Internet Sign-up 59 installing wizard icon 61 batteries in remote control 74 error camera dock 78 codec 92 camera docking station 78 Files Needed To Display Video Are Missing or Internet Corrupt 91 connecting the PC 15 video 91 connecting through a Network Port (LAN) 15 error, codec 92 keyboard buttons 70...

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    memory card, formatting 76 protecting with virus-scanning software 63 Memory Stick (MS) reader 75 setting up 4, 10 Memory Stick Pro (MS Pro) reader 75 speaker system components 7 Microdrive reader 75 standby mode 65 microphone troubleshooting 3, 5 connecting 55 troubleshooting information 64 connector 13 turning off 64...

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    sound not working 85 speaker systems 35 cables 23 speakers connecting 30 adusting volume 55 connecting the signal source 18, 24 configuring multichannel audio for Sound connecting the signal source to the PC 24 Manager 48 connecting the TV signal source 25, 28 connecting multichannel audio speakers disabling the TV option 33 to the PC 36, 38–47, 51...

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