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Hardware and Software 
Guide 

HP Compaq Business Notebook Series 

Document Part Number: 376309-001 



November 2004 



This guide explains how to identify, access, and use most 
of the hardware and software features available on your 
notebook. Modem and wireless device information is not 
included in this guide. 

For wireless device information, refer to the printed Go Wireless 
booklet included with your notebook (select models only) and to 
the wireless device guides on the Notebook Documentation CD. 
For modem information, refer to the Modem and Networking 
guide on the Notebook Documentation CD. 



© Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. 

Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft 
Corporation. SD Logo is a trademark of its proprietor. Bluetooth is a 
trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard Company 
under license. 

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The 
only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express 
warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing 
herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall 
not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. 



Hardware and Software Guide 
HP Compaq Business Notebook Series 
First Edition November 2004 
Reference Number: nx9600 
Document Part Number: 376309-001 



Contents 



1 Hardware 

Top Components 1-2 

TouchPad 1-2 

Keys 1-3 

Power Control 1-4 

Lights 1-5 

Buttons 1-6 

Front Components 1-7 

Rear Components 1-8 

Connectors, Jacks and Ports 1-8 

Vent 1-9 

Left-Side Components 1-10 

Connectors, Jacks and Components 1-10 

Vent 1-11 

Right-Side Components 1-12 

Bottom Components 1-14 

Bays and Memory Compartment 1-14 

Vents 1-15 

Additional Standard Components 1-16 

Cables and Cord 1-17 

Adapters and Battery Pack 1-18 

Labels 1-19 

Restoration and Documentation Discs 1-20 



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2 Keyboard 

TouchPad 2-2 

Identifying TouchPad Components 2-2 

Using the TouchPad 2-3 

Setting TouchPad Preferences 2-4 

Hotkeys and Shortcut Keys 2-4 

Identifying fn and Function Keys 2-5 

Hotkey and Shortcut Key Quick Reference 2-6 

Hotkey and Shortcut Key Procedures 2-7 

Hotkey and Shortcut Key Commands 2-7 

Keypad 2-12 

3 Power 

Selecting a Power Source 3-1 

About Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown 3-3 

Standby 3-3 

Hibernation 3-4 

Shutdown 3-5 

Initiating Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown 3-6 

When Leaving Your Work 3-6 

When External Power Supply Is Uncertain 3-6 

When Using Drive Media 3-7 

Using Default Power Settings 3-8 

Identifying Power Controls and Indicators 3-8 

Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off 3-9 

Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures 3-10 

Initiating or Resuming from Standby 3-1 1 

Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation 3-12 

Managing Power Options 3-13 

Using Battery Power 3-16 

Identifying the Power Lights 3-16 

Switching Between Battery and External Power. . . 3-17 

Charging a Battery Pack 3-17 

Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack 3-18 



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Managing Low-Battery Conditions 3-19 

Resolving Low -Battery Conditions 3-20 

Calibrating a Battery Pack 3-21 

Storing a Battery Pack 3-24 

Battery Conservation Settings and Procedures .... 3-25 

Replacing a Battery Pack 3-26 

Disposing of a Used Battery Pack 3-28 

4 Multimedia 

Using the Speakers 4-1 

Using the Volume Controls 4-1 

Connecting an External Audio Device 4-3 

Identifying the Audio Jacks 4-3 

Using the Microphone Jack 4-4 

Using the Headphone Jack 4-4 

Connecting an S -Video Device 4-5 

Connecting the Audio 4-5 

Connecting the Video 4-6 

Displaying a Video Image 4-6 

Changing the Color Television Format 4-7 

Using Multimedia Software 4-8 

Selecting Multimedia Applications 4-9 

InterVideo WinDVD Player 4-10 

Creating CDs 4-13 

Creating DVDs Using InterVideo WinDVD 

Creator 4-15 

5 Security 

Security Features 5-1 

Security Preferences in the Setup Utility 5-3 

QuickLock 5-3 

Passwords 5-4 

HP and Windows Passwords 5-5 

HP and Windows Password Guidelines 5-6 



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HP Administrator Password 5-8 

Setting HP Administrator Passwords 5-9 

Entering HP Administrator Passwords 5-10 

Power-On Passwords 5-10 

Setting Power-On Passwords 5-10 

Entering Power-On Passwords 5-11 

DriveLock 5-12 

Setting DriveLock Passwords 5-12 

Entering DriveLock Passwords 5-13 

Changing DriveLock Passwords 5-14 

Removing DriveLock Protection 5-15 

Device Security 5-16 

Antivirus Software 5-17 

Critical Security Updates for Windows XP 5-18 

Firewall Software 5-19 

Optional Security Cable 5-20 

6 Hardware Options and Upgrades 

External Devices 6-1 

Connecting a Monitor or Projector 6-2 

Connecting a USB Device 6-2 

Using a USB Device 6-3 

Connecting a 1394 Device 6-4 

Using a PC Card 6-5 

Selecting a PC Card 6-5 

Configuring a PC Card 6-5 

Inserting a PC Card 6-6 

Stopping and Removing a PC Card 6-8 

Using an ExpressCard 6-9 

Configuring an ExpressCard 6-10 

Inserting an ExpressCard 6-11 

Removing an ExpressCard 6-13 

Using Digital Cards 6-14 

Using the Digital Media Slot Light 6-15 

Inserting Digital Cards 6-16 



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Removing Digital Cards 6-17 

Disabling or Restarting Digital Cards 6-18 

Increasing Memory 6-18 

Displaying Memory Information 6-19 

Removing or Inserting a Memory Module 6-20 

7 Drives 

About Drives 7-1 

Caring for Drives 7-3 

Hard Drive 7-4 

Identifying the IDE Light 7-4 

Replacing the Internal Hard Drive 7-5 

Optical Drive 7-10 

Inserting an Optical Disc 7-10 

Removing an Optical Disc (With Power) 7-11 

Removing an Optical Disc (Without Power) 7-12 

Playing an Optical Disc 7-13 

Boot Order 7-15 

HP USB Digital Drive (Select Models Only) 7-16 

Installing an Optional SD Memory Card 7-17 

Inserting an Optional Digital Drive into 

the Digital Drive Bay 7-18 

Removing an Optional Digital Drive from 

the Digital Drive Bay 7-19 

Connecting a Digital Drive to a USB Port 7-20 

8 Communications 

Modem 8-1 

Connecting the Modem 8-2 

Network 8-3 

Connecting a Network Cable 8-3 

Turning a Network Connection Off and On 8-3 

Accessing the Network at Startup 8-4 



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Wireless Function (Select Models Only) 8-5 

Wireless Local Area Network 8-7 

Bluetooth (Select Models Only) 8-13 

Device Power States 8-15 

9 Software Updates, Restorations and 
Utilities 

Software Updates 9-1 

Preparing for Software Updates 9-2 

Downloading and Installing an Update 9-4 

System Restore 9-8 

Setting a System Restore Point 9-8 

Restoring to a System Restore Point 9-8 

Repairing or Reinstalling the Operating System 9-9 

Repairing the Operating System 9-10 

Reinstalling the Operating System 9-11 

Reinstalling Device Drivers and Other Software . . 9-12 

Installing a Retail Version of an Operating System. . . . 9-13 

Using the Setup Utility 9-13 

Opening the Setup Utility 9-14 

Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility 9-14 

Restoring Setup Utility Default Settings 9-16 

Exiting the Setup Utility 9-16 

A Specifications 

Notebook Dimensions A-l 

Operating Environment A-2 

Rated Input Power A-3 

Expansion Port Input/Output Signals A-3 

Finding More Environmental Information A-5 

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This chapter identifies the visible hardware features of your 
notebook. 

To find out how to use a feature, such as hotkeys, or to find out 
about a general topic, such as Standby or Hibernation, refer to the 
other chapters in this guide. 



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Top Components 
TouchPad 




Component 


Description 


O TouchPad light 


On: TouchPad is enabled. 


© TouchPad* 


Moves the pointer and selects or 
activates items on the screen. 


© Left and right TouchPad 
buttons (2)* 


Function like the left and right buttons 
on an external mouse. 


0 TouchPad left/right scroll 
zone* 


Scrolls left or right. 


© TouchPad up/down scroll 
zone* 


Scrolls up or down. 


© TouchPad button 


Enables/disables the TouchPad. 


*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the 
functions of TouchPad features, refer to "Setting TouchPad Preferences" in 
Chapter 2. 



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Keys 




Component Description 



o 


Function keys 


Perform system and application tasks. 
When combined with the fn key, the 
function keys perform additional tasks 
as hotkeys. 

For more information, refer to "Hotkey 
and Shortcut Key Quick Reference" in 
Chapter 2. 


© 


fn key 


Combines with other keys to perform 
system tasks and activates hotkeys. 
For example, pressing fn+f8 increases 
screen brightness. 


© 


Windows® logo key 


Displays the Windows Start menu. 


0 


Windows applications key 


Displays a shortcut menu for items 
beneath the pointer. 


© 


Keypad keys (17) 


Standard numeric keypad. 



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Power Control 




Component Description 

When the notebook is 

■ Off, press to turn on the notebook. 

■ On, briefly press to initiate Hibernation. 

■ In Standby, briefly press to resume from 
Standby. 

■ In Hibernation, briefly press to restore from 
Hibernation. 

If the system has stopped responding and 
Microsoft® Windows® shutdown procedures 
cannot be used, press and hold the 
power/standby button for at least 4 seconds 
to turn off the notebook. 

This table describes default settings. For information about changing the 
function of the power/standby button or display switch, refer to "Managing 
Power Options" in Chapter 3. 



Power/standby 
button* 



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Lights 




Component 


Description 


O Caps lock light 


On: Caps lock is on. 


© Num lock light 


On: Num lock or the numeric keypad is on. 


© Wireless light 


On: An integrated wireless device has been 


turned on (select models only). 



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Buttons 




Component 


Description 


O Volume down button 


Decreases system volume. 


© Volume up button 


Increases system volume. 


© Volume mute button 


Mutes or restores system volume. 


0 Wireless button 


Turns the wireless network device on 




and off (select models only). 



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Front Components 




Component 


Description 


o 


Display release button 


Opens the notebook. 


© 


Stereo speakers (2) 


Produce stereo sound. 


© 


Wireless light 


On: An integrated wireless device has 
been turned on (select models only). 




Power/standby light 


On: Notebook is turned on. 
Blinking: Notebook is in Standby. 


© 


IDE (Integrated Drive 
Electronics) light 


On: Internal hard drive or optical drive 
is being accessed. 


© 


Battery light 


On: Battery pack is charging. 
Blinking: Battery pack has reached a 
low-battery condition. 



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Rear Components 
Connectors, Jacks and Ports 




Component 


Description 


o 


Power connector 


Connects an AC adapter. 


© 


USB port 


Connects an optional 1.1- or 
2.0-compliant USB device. 


© 


S-Video-out jack 


Connects an optional S-Video device, 
such as a television, VCR, camcorder, 
projector, or video capture card. 


0 


External monitor port 


Connects an optional VGA external 
monitor or projector. 


© 


Security cable slot 


Attaches an optional security cable to 
the notebook. 



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Vent 



Component Description 

Exhaust vent Provides airflow to cool internal components. 

/\ To prevent overheating, do not obstruct 
vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such 
as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a 
pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to 
block airflow. 



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Left-Side Components 
Connectors, Jacks and Components 




Component 


Description 


O USB port 


Connects an optional 1.1- or 
2.0-compliant USB device. 


© Audio-in (microphone) jack 


Connects an optional monaural 
microphone. 


© Audio-out (headphone) jack 


Connects optional headphones or 
powered stereo speakers. Also 
connects the audio function of an 
audio/video device such as a television 
or VCR. 


0 Optical drive* 


Supports an optical disc. 


© Optical drive release button 


Opens the optical drive. 


"The type of optical drive, such as a DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, varies by 
model. 



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Vent 




Component Description 

Exhaust vent Provides airflow to cool internal components. 

/\ To prevent overheating, do not obstruct 
vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such 
as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a 
pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to 
block airflow. 



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Right-Side Components 




Component 


Description 


o 


Digital Media Slot 


Supports the following optional digital 
cards: SD (Secure Digital) Memory 
Card, SD I/O Card, Memory Stick, 
Memory Stick Pro, MultiMediaCard, 
x-D Picture Card, and SmartMedia. 


© 


PC Card eject button 


Ejects an optional PC Card from the 
PC Card slot. 


© 


PC Card slot 


Supports an optional Type 1 or Type II 
32-bit (CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card. 


0 


ExpressCard slot 


Supports an optional ExpressCard. 


© 


Digital drive bay 


Supports an optional HP USB 
Digital Drive. 


© 


Digital drive eject button 


Ejects an optional HP USB Digital 
Drive from the digital drive bay. 



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Component 


Description 


© USB ports (2) 


Connect optional 1 . 1 - or 2.0-compliant 
USB devices. 


© 1 394 port 


Connects an optional 1394 device, 
such as a camcorder. 


© RJ-1 1 (modem) jack 


Connects a modem cable. 


© RJ-45 (network) jack 


Connects a network cable. (Network 

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© Expansion port 2* 


Connects to an optional notebook 
expansion product. 
For more information, refer to 
"Expansion Port Input/Output Signals" 
in Appendix A. 


The notebook has only one expansion port. The term expansion port 2 



describes the type of expansion port. 



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Bottom Components 

Bays and Memory Compartment 




o 



Component 


Description 


o 


Memory compartment 


Contains 2 memory slots. Depending 
on the model, when the notebook is 
shipped, either one or both memory 
slots are filled with a replaceable 
memory module. 


© 


Battery pack release latch 


Releases a battery pack from the 
battery bay. 


© 


Battery bay 


Holds a battery pack. 


o 


Hard drive bay 


Holds the internal hard drive. 



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Vents 




Component Description 



Vents (8) Provide airflow to cool internal components. 



/\ To prevent overheating, do not obstruct 
vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such 
as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a 
pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to 
block airflow. 



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Additional Standard Components 

The components included with the notebook vary by region, 
country, notebook model, and the optional hardware ordered. The 
following sections identify the standard external accessories and 
components included with most notebook models. 



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Cables and Cord 




Component 



Description 



O Modem cable* 



Connects the modem to a modem jack 
or to a country-specific modem 
adapter. 

A modem cable has a 6-pin 
RJ-1 1 telephone connector at 
each end. 



© Power cord* 



Connects the AC adapter to an AC 
outlet. 



Network cable (not included) Connects the notebook to a 

network jack. 



A network cable has an 8-pin 
RJ-45 network connector at 
each end. 



*Power cord and modem cables vary in appearance by region and country. 



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Adapters and Battery Pack 




Component 


Description 


o 


AC adapter 


Converts AC power to DC power. 


© 


Country-specific modem 
adapter (included by region 
as required) 


Adapts the modem cable to a 
non-RJ-11 telephone jack. 


© 


Battery pack 


Provides power to the notebook when 
the notebook is not connected to 
external power. 



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Labels 

The labels affixed to the notebook and to some notebook 
components provide information you may need when 
troubleshooting system problems or traveling internationally 
with the notebook. 

■ The Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity label contains the 
Product Key number. You may need this number to update or 
troubleshoot problems with the operating system. 

■ The system label provides regulatory information about 
the notebook. 

■ The product identification label contains the serial number of 
the notebook and a code describing the original configuration 
of the notebook. You will need the notebook serial number if 
you call customer support. 

■ The modem approvals label, which is located inside the hard 
drive cover, provides regulatory information. 

■ Wireless certification labels, which are specific to various 
types of optional wireless devices, provide regulatory 
information and list the countries in which this optional 
wireless device has been approved for use. 



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Restoration and Documentation Discs 

Discs for repairing or reinstalling software and for obtaining 
supplementary information about the notebook are included 
with the notebook. 

■ For information about restoring, repairing, or reinstalling 
software, refer to Chapter 9, "Software Updates, Restorations 
and Utilities." 

■ For supplementary information about the notebook, refer to 
the Notebook Documentation CD, which includes this guide 
and the following guides: 

□ Maintenance, Shipping and Travel 

□ Troubleshooting 

□ Modem and Networking 

□ Regulatory and Safety Notices 

□ Safety and Comfort Guide 

□ Help and Support Guide 



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Keyboard 



This chapter provides information about the features of your 
notebook keyboard, including the TouchPad, hotkeys and shortcut 
keys, and Quick Launch buttons. 



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TouchPad 

Identifying TouchPad Components 




Component 


Description 


O TouchPad light 


On: TouchPad is enabled. 


© TouchPad* 


Moves the pointer and selects or 
activates items on the screen. 


© Left and right TouchPad 
buttons (2)* 


Function like the left and right buttons 
on an external mouse. 


0 TouchPad left/right scroll 
zone* 


Scrolls left or right. 


© TouchPad up/down scroll 
zone* 


Scrolls up or down. 


© TouchPad button 


Enables/disables the TouchPad. 


*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the 
functions of TouchPad features, see the "Setting TouchPad Preferences" 
section, later in this chapter. 



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Using the TouchPad 

The TouchPad and left and right TouchPad buttons provide the 
navigation, selection, and scroll functions of an optional external 
mouse. 

■ To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad 
surface in the direction you want to move the pointer. 

■ To use the TouchPad like an external mouse, press the 
TouchPad buttons. The left and right TouchPad buttons have 
the same click functions as the left and right buttons of an 
external mouse. 

■ To scroll, slide your finger along a scroll zone in the direction 
you want to scroll. Sliding your finger from the TouchPad 
region to a scroll zone without first lifting your finger from 
the TouchPad region will not activate the scrolling region. 

■ To enable or disable the TouchPad, press the TouchPad 
button. When the TouchPad is enabled, the TouchPad light 
is on. 

When the notebook is turned on, the TouchPad is enabled. Users 
who work with keystrokes rather than mouse actions may prefer 
to disable the TouchPad to prevent accidental TouchPad activity. 



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Setting TouchPad Preferences 

To set pointer speed and shape, click speed, tapping, mouse trails, 
and other pointing device preferences: 

» Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other 
Hardware > Mouse. 

Hotkeys and Shortcut Keys 

Hotkeys and shortcut keys are preset combinations of the fn key 
with other keys on the keyboard. 

■ A hotkey is a combination of the fn key and one of the 

function keys. 

■ A shortcut key is a combination of the fn key and a key other 
than a function key. 



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Identifying fn and Function Keys 

The icons on the function keys f1 through f12 represent the hotkey 
functions available on the notebook. 




Component 


Description 


o 


Function keys 


© 


fn key 



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Hotkey and Shortcut Key Quick Reference 

The following table identifies the default hotkey and shortcut 
key functions. 



For information about changing the function of the fn+f5 
hotkey, refer to "Managing Power Options" in Chapter 3. 




Default Function Key Combination 



Display system information. 


fn+esc 


Open Help and Support window. 


fn+fl 


Open print options window. 


fn+f2 


Open Web browser. 


fn+f3 


Switch notebook display and external display. 


fn+f4 


Initiate Standby. 


fn+f5 


Initiate QuickLock. 


fn+f6 


Decrease display brightness. 


fn+f7 


Increase display brightness. 


fn+f8 


Play, pause, or resume an audio CD or DVD. 


fn+f9 


Stop an audio CD or DVD. 


fn+fl 0 


Play the previous track or chapter on an 


fn+f11 


audio CD or DVD. 




Play the next track on an audio CD or DVD. 


fn+f12 



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Hotkey and Shortcut Key Procedures 

To use a hotkey or shortcut key command on the notebook 
keyboard, use either of the following procedures: 

■ Briefly press the fn key, and then briefly press the second 
key of the hotkey command. 

■ Press and hold down the fn key, briefly press the second key 
of the hotkey command, and then release both keys at the 
same time. 



Hotkey and Shortcut Key Commands 
Display System Information (fn+esc) 

Press fn+esc to display information about system hardware 
components and software version numbers. Press fn+esc a second 
time to remove the system information from the screen. 



When viewing system information, the system BIOS date is the 
version number of the system ROM. The BIOS date may 
display in a decimal format, such as 10/19/2004 F.07. 



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Open Help and Support Center Window (fn+fl) 

The fn+f1 hotkey opens the Help and Support Center. From the 
Help and Support Center, you can access general information 
about your notebook, links to software updates and online 
technical support specialists, and other support features. 

For more information about the Help and Support Center 
window, refer to the Help and Support guide on the Notebook 
Documentation CD. 

Open Print Options Window (fn+f2) 

The fn+f2 hotkey opens the print options window of the active 
Windows application. 

Open Web Browser(fn+f3) 

The fn+f3 hotkey opens your Web browser. After you have set up 
your Internet or network services and your Web browser home 
page, you can use the fn+f3 hotkey for quick access to your home 
page and the Internet. 

Switch Display (fn+f4) 

The fn+f4 hotkey switches the screen image between display 
devices connected to the external monitor port or the S-Video-out 
jack on the notebook. For example, if an external monitor 
is connected to the notebook, press the fn+f4 hotkey multiple 
times to toggle the image between the notebook display, the 
external monitor display, and a simultaneous display on both 
the notebook and the monitor. 

Most external monitors receive video information from the 
notebook using the external VGA video standard. The fn+f4 
hotkey can also toggle images between other devices receiving 
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The following 5 video transmission types, with examples of 
devices that use them, are supported by the fn+f4 hotkey: 

■ LCD (notebook display) 

■ External VGA (most external monitors) 

■ S-Video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video capture 
boards with S-Video-in connectors) 

■ Composite video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video 
capture boards with composite-video-in jacks) 

■ Component video 

Composite video and component video devices can be 
connected to the notebook only through an optional 
HP notebook expansion product. 



Initiate Standby (fn+f5) 

The fn+f5 hotkey is set by default to initiate Standby. Standby can 
be initiated only while the notebook is on. If the notebook is in 
Hibernation, you must restore from Hibernation before you can 
initiate Standby. 

■ To restore from Hibernation briefly press the power/standby 
button. 

■ To resume from Standby, briefly press the power/standby 
button, touch the TouchPad to initiate TouchPad activity, or 
press any key on the keyboard. 

For more information about using Standby and Hibernation, refer 
to "About Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown" in Chapter 3 

For information about changing the function of the f n+f5 hotkey, 
refer to "Managing Power Options" in Chapter 3. 



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Initiate QuickLock (fn+f6) 

The fn+f6 hotkey initiates the operating system QuickLock 
security feature. 

QuickLock protects your notebook by displaying the operating 
system log-on screen. While the log-on screen is displayed, the 
notebook cannot be accessed until a Windows user password or 
Windows administrator password is entered. 

Before you can use the QuickLock feature, you must set a 
Windows user password or Windows administrator password. For 
instructions, refer to the Help and Support Center by selecting 
Start > Help and Support. 

■ To initiate QuickLock, press fn+f6. 

■ To exit QuickLock, enter your Windows user password or 
Windows administrator password. 

Decrease Screen Brightness (fn+f7) 

The fn+f7 hotkey decreases notebook screen brightness. Hold 
down the hotkey to decrease the brightness level incrementally. 

Increase Screen Brightness (fn+f8) 

The fn+f8 hotkey increases notebook screen brightness. Hold 
down the hotkey to increase the brightness level incrementally. 



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Play, Pause or Resume an Audio CD or DVD 
(fn+f9) 

The fn+f9 hotkey functions only when an audio CD or DVD is 
inserted. If the audio CD or DVD is 

■ Not playing, press the fn+f9 hotkey to begin or resume 
the play of the disc. 

■ Playing, press the fn+f9 hotkey to pause the play of the disc. 

Stop an Audio CD or DVD (fn+HO) 

The fn+f10 hotkey stops the play of an audio CD or DVD. 

Play Previous Track of an Audio CD or DVD 
(fn+fll) 

The fn+f 1 1 hotkey plays the previously played track of an audio 
CD or DVD that is playing. 

Play Next Track of an Audio CD or DVD (fn+f 12) 

The fn+f 12 hotkey plays the next track of an audio CD or DVD 
that is playing. 



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Keypad 

The numeric keypad consists of 17 keys that can be used like the 
keys on an external keypad. 




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Power 

Selecting a Power Source 




WARNING: This notebook is designed to run demanding applications 
at full power. As a result of increased power consumption, it is normal 



for the notebook to feel warm or hot when used continuously. To avoid 
potential discomfort or burns, do not block the air vents or use the 
notebook on your lap for extended periods. The notebook complies with 
the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the 
International Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment 
(IEC 60950). 



The notebook can run on internal power from a battery pack or 
on external power from an AC adapter and other devices. The 
following table describes the best power source for general tasks. 



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software or write to a CD. 


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■ Optional HP notebook expansion 




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About Standby, Hibernation and 
Shutdown 

This section describes Standby, Hibernation, and shutdown and 
explains when to implement them. Standby and Hibernation are 
energy-saving features that can be initiated by you or by the 
system. 

Standby 

Standby reduces power to system components that are not in use. 
When Standby is initiated, your work is saved in random access 
memory (RAM) and the screen is cleared. 

A CAUTION: To avoid a complete battery discharge, do not leave your 
notebook in Standby for extended periods. Connect to an external 
power source if your notebook will be unused for extended periods. 



■ Saving your work before initiating Standby is not usually 
necessary, but it is a recommended precaution. 

■ When the notebook is in Standby, the power/standby 
light blinks. 

When you resume from Standby, your work returns to the screen 
where you left off. 



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Hibernation 

A CAUTION: If the configuration of the notebook system is changed during 
Hibernation, it may not be possible to restore from Hibernation. When the 
notebook is in Hibernation: 

■ Do not add or remove memory modules. 

■ Do not insert or remove the internal hard drive. 

■ Do not connect or disconnect external devices. 

■ Do not insert or remove a CD or DVD. 

■ Do not insert a PC Card, SD Memory Card, SD I/O Card, Memory 
Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Smart Media Card, xD-Picture Card, or 
MultiMediaCard. 



Hibernation takes a snapshot of the current system memory, saves 
it to the hard drive, and then shuts down the notebook. When you 
restore from Hibernation, your work returns to the screen exactly 
as you left it. 

When possible, save your work before initiating Hibernation to 
prevent loss of data. Do not change the notebook configuration 
during Hibernation. 

If you cannot restore from Hibernation when power is restored 
to the system, you will be prompted to delete the restoration data 
and proceed with the system boot. Unsaved data will be lost. If a 
power-on password has been set, the password must be entered to 
restore from Hibernation. 



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Hibernation is enabled by default but can be disabled. To reduce 
the risk of power loss during a low battery condition, disable 
Hibernation only during a battery pack calibration. 

A CAUTION: If Hibernation is disabled and the notebook reaches a 
critical low-battery condition, the system does not automatically save 
your system memory. 

To verify that Hibernation is enabled: 

1 . Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. 

2. Be sure the Enable Hibernation check box is selected. 



Hibernation is not displayed as a power option in the Power 
Options window if it has been disabled. 



Shutdown 

Shutdown procedures turn off the notebook. Whether to leave 
a battery pack in the notebook or in storage depends on how 
you work: 

■ Leaving the battery pack in the notebook enables the 
battery pack to charge whenever the notebook is connected 
to external power and also protects your work during a power 
outage. 

■ A battery pack in the notebook discharges more quickly, even 
when the notebook is turned off, than a battery pack that has 
been removed from the notebook and stored in a cool, 

dry location. 



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Initiating Standby, Hibernation or 
Shutdown 

The following sections describe when to initiate Standby or 
Hibernation and when to shut down your notebook. 

When Leaving Your Work 

Initiate Standby for shorter times and Hibernation for longer 
times or for more power conservation. 

The amount of time a battery pack can support Standby or 
Hibernation or hold a charge varies by notebook configuration 
and the condition of the battery pack. 

■ Initiating Standby clears the screen and uses less power than 
leaving the notebook on. Your work returns quickly to the 
screen when you resume from Standby. 

■ Initiating Hibernation clears the screen and uses much less 
power than Standby. Returning to work saved in Hibernation 
takes longer than returning to work saved in Standby but is 
faster than returning to your place manually after restarting 
the notebook. 

To extend the life of the battery pack when the notebook will be 
unused and unplugged for an extended period, shut down the 
notebook, remove the battery pack, and store it in a cool, dry 
location. 

When External Power Supply Is Uncertain 

If an external power supply is uncertain — for example, 
because of an electrical storm — save your work, and then 
initiate Hibernation, shut down the notebook, or work off of 
battery power. 



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When Using Drive Media 



A CAUTION: Do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while using drive 
media. Doing so may result in video and audio degradation and loss of 
audio and video playback functionality. 



Standby and Hibernation interfere with the use of drive media. If 
Standby or Hibernation is accidentally initiated while drive media 
(such as a CD or DVD) is in use: 

■ You may see the warning message "Putting the computer into 
Hibernation or Standby may stop the playback. Do you want 
to continue?" Select No. (Audio and video may resume or 
you may need to restart the disc.) 

■ If Standby or Hibernation are initiated and no warning 
message is displayed, restore from Hibernation or Standby 
and then restart the disc. 

□ Restore from Hibernation by briefly pressing the 
power/standby button. 

□ Resume from Standby by briefly pressing the 
power/standby button, using the TouchPad, or pressing 
any key on the keyboard. 



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Using Default Power Settings 

This section explains the default Standby, Hibernation, and 
shutdown procedures and includes information about turning the 
display on or off. 

You can change many of these settings according to your 
preferences. If you want to change the default settings, see the 
"Managing Power Options" section, later in this chapter. 

Identifying Power Controls and Indicators 

Standby, Hibernation, shutdown, and display procedures use the 
following controls and indicators: 

© Power/standby button 

© Initiate Standby hotkey (fn+f5) 

© Power/standby light 




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Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off 



Task 



Procedure 



Results 



Turn on the Press the power/standby 

notebook. button. 



Pressing the 
power/standby button 
turns on the notebook 
from Standby, 
Hibernation, or 
shutdown. 



The power/standby light 
is turned on. 

The operating system 
is loaded. 



Shut down the 
notebook.* 



Save your work and close all 
open applications. Then: 

■ Press the power/standby 
button, and then follow the 
on-screen instructions (if 
displayed) for shutting down 
the notebook. 

- or - 

■ Shut down the notebook 
through the operating 
system using one of the 
following procedures: 

□ Select Start > Turn Off 
Computer > Turn Off. 

□ Press the Windows logo 
key, and then select Turn 
Off Computer > 

Turn Off. 



The power/standby light 
is turned off. 

The operating system is 
shut down. 

The notebook is 
turned off. 



"If the system is unresponsive, and you are unable to shut down the 
notebook with this procedure, refer to the next section, "Using Emergency 
Shutdown Procedures." 



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Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures 

A CAUTION: Emergency shutdown procedures may result in the loss of 
unsaved data. 



If the notebook does not respond and you are unable to use the 
normal Windows shutdown procedure, try the following 
emergency shutdown procedures in the sequence provided: 

■ Press ctrl+alt+delete. Select the Shut Down button, and then 
select Shut down from the list. 

■ Press and hold down the power/standby button for at least 
4 seconds. 

■ Unplug the notebook from external power and remove the 
battery pack 

For battery pack removal instructions, see the "Replacing a 
Battery Pack" section, later in this chapter. 



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Initiating or Resuming from Standby 



Task 


Procedure 


Result 


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initiate TouchPad activity. 





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Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation 



Task 



Procedure 



Result 



Initiate 
Hibernation 



With the notebook on, use either 
of the following procedures: 

■ Briefly press the 
power/standby button. 

■ Select Start > Shut Down > 
Hibernate. (If the Hibernate 
option is not displayed, press 
and hold shift.) 



If the notebook is in 
Standby, you must resume 
from Standby before you 
can initiate Hibernation. 



The power/standby 
light is turned off. 

The screen is cleared. 



Allow the system 
to initiate 
Hibernation 
(with Hibernation 
enabled) 



Restore from 
user-initiated or 
system-initiated 
Hibernation 



■ If the notebook is running on 
battery power, the system 
initiates Hibernation after 
30 minutes of notebook 
inactivity or when the 
battery pack reaches a critical 
low-battery condition. 

■ If the notebook is running on 
external power, the system will 
not initiate Hibernation. 

■ Change power settings and 
timeouts in the Power Options 
window. 

Press the power/standby button. 



If the system initiated 
Hibernation because of a 
critical low-battery 
condition, connect external 
power or insert a charged 
battery pack before you 
press the power/standby 
button. 



The power/standby 
light is turned off. 

The screen is cleared. 



The power/standby 
light is turned on. 

Your work returns to 
the screen. 



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Managing Power Options 

Many of the default power settings, such as timeouts and alarms, 
can be changed in the Power Options window. For example, you 
can set an audio alert to warn you when the battery reaches a 
low-power condition. 

By default, when the notebook is on 

■ Briefly pressing the power/standby button initiates 
Hibernation. 

■ Pressing the fn+f5 hotkey, called the "sleep button" in the 
operating system, initiates Standby. 

■ The display switch turns off the display on select models 
only. The display switch is activated by closing the display. 

Accessing the Power Options Window 

To change the function of the power/standby button, the fn+f5 
hotkey, or the display switch: 

1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab. 

□ To change the power/standby button function, select a 
function from the list When I press the power/standby 
button on my computer. 

□ To change the function of the fn+f5 hotkey, select a 
function from the list When I press the sleep button on 
my computer. 

□ To change the display switch function, select a function 
from the list When I close the lid of my portable 
computer. 

2. Select OK. 

The Hibernate function is available in the lists for the 
power/standby button, the sleep button, and the display switch 
only if Hibernation is enabled. 




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Displaying the Power Meter Icon 

The Power Meter icon changes shape to indicate whether the 
notebook is running on a battery pack or external power. Select 
the icon to display the Power Options window. 

To hide or show the Power Meter icon on the taskbar: 

1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab. 

2. Select or clear the check box Always show icon on 
the taskbar. 

3. Select OK. 

(gjs. If you cannot see an icon you have placed on the taskbar, 



the icon may be hidden. Select the arrow or vertical bar on the 
taskbar and expand it to view icons. 




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Setting or Changing a Power Scheme 

The Power Schemes tab in the Power Options window assigns 
power levels to system components. You can assign different 
schemes depending on whether the notebook is running on a 
battery pack or external power. 

You can also set a power scheme that initiates Standby or turns 
off the display or hard drive after a time interval that you specify. 

To set a power scheme: 

1 . Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Schemes tab. 

2. Select the power scheme you wish to modify, and adjust 
options in the lists on the screen. 

3. Select Apply. 

Setting a Standby Password Prompt 

You can add a security feature that prompts you for your 
Windows user password when the notebook resumes 
from Standby. 

To set a password prompt: 

1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab. 

2. Select the check box Prompt for password when the 
computer resumes from Standby. 

3. Select OK. 



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Using Battery Power 
Identifying the Power Lights 

Battery pack procedures refer to the front panel lights 
shown below. 




Component 


Description 


O Power/standby light 


On: Notebook is turned on. 




Blinking: Notebook is in Standby. 


© Battery light 


On: The battery pack is charging. 




Blinking: The battery pack has 




reached a low-battery condition. 



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Switching Between Battery and External 
Power 

The notebook switches between AC power and battery power 
according to the availability of an external AC power source, 
always preferring AC power. If the notebook contains a charged 
battery pack and is running on external AC power, the notebook 
will switch to battery power only if the AC adapter is 
disconnected from the notebook. 

Keeping a battery pack in the notebook enables the battery pack 
to charge whenever the notebook is connected to external power 
and also protects your work in case of a power outage. On the 
other hand, a battery pack in the notebook slowly discharges even 
when the notebook is powered off. 

To prolong battery life, remove and store the battery pack if the 
notebook will be unused for 2 weeks or more. For more 
information, see the "Storing a Battery Pack" section later in 
this chapter. 

Charging a Battery Pack 

The battery pack charges whenever the notebook is connected to 
external power through an AC adapter. 

The battery pack charges whether the notebook is turned off or 
turned on but charges most quickly when the notebook is turned 
off. When the notebook is turned on, the battery pack may not 
charge, the charge time may be longer, or the charge time may 
vary with system activity. 



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Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack 
Obtaining Accurate Charge Information 

To increase the accuracy of all battery charge displays: 

■ Allow the battery pack to discharge fully before charging it. 

■ Charge the battery pack fully. Even a new battery pack can 
display charge information inaccurately if it has not been 
fully charged. 

■ Fully charging and discharging the battery pack will reduce 
the need for battery calibration. 

Displaying Charge Information 

To display battery charge information on the screen: 

» Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Meter tab. 

Power Meter displays battery status in both percent and time: 

■ The percent indicates the amount of charge remaining in the 
battery pack. 

■ The time indicates the approximate running time remaining 
on the battery pack if the battery pack continues to provide 
power at the current level. For example, the time remaining 
will decrease if you start playing a DVD and will increase if 
you stop playing a DVD. 



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Managing Low-Battery Conditions 

You can change some low-battery condition alerts and system 
responses using the Power Options window of the operating 
system. The information in this section describes the alerts and 
system responses set at the factory. Preferences set in the Power 
Options window do not affect battery or power lights. 

Identifying Low-Battery Conditions 

This section explains how to identify low and critical battery 
conditions. 

Low-Battery Condition 

When a battery pack that is the sole power source for the 
notebook reaches a low-battery condition (5 percent of a full 
charge), the battery light blinks. 

Critical Low-Battery Condition 

If a low-battery condition is not resolved, the notebook enters a 
critical low-battery condition (3 percent of a full charge). 

In a critical low-battery condition: 

■ If Hibernation is enabled and the notebook is on or in 
Standby, the notebook initiates Hibernation. 

■ If Hibernation is disabled and the notebook is on or in 
Standby, the notebook remains briefly in Standby, and then 
shuts down and loses your unsaved work. 

To verify that Hibernation is enabled: 

1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. 

2. Be sure that the Enable Hibernate Support check box 
is selected. 



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Resolving Low-Battery Conditions 

A CAUTION: If the notebook has reached a critical low-battery condition 
and has begun to initiate Hibernation, do not restore power until the 
power/standby light is turned off. 



When External Power Is Available 

To resolve a low-battery condition when external power is 
available, connect the AC adapter. 

When a Charged Battery Pack Is Available 

To resolve a low-battery condition when a charged battery pack 
is available, turn off the notebook or initiate Hibernation, insert 
a charged battery pack, and then turn on the notebook. 

When No Power Source Is Available 

To resolve a low-battery condition when no power source is 
available, initiate Hibernation, or save your work and shut down 
the notebook. 

When the Notebook Cannot Exit Hibernation 

To resolve a low-battery condition when the notebook lacks the 
power to exit Hibernation: 

1 . Insert a charged battery pack or connect external power. 

2. Exit Hibernation by briefly pressing the power/standby 
button. 



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Calibrating a Battery Pack 
When to Calibrate 

Even if a battery pack is heavily used, it should not be necessary 
to calibrate it more than once a month. It is not necessary to 
calibrate a new battery pack before first use. Calibrate the battery 
pack under the following conditions: 

■ When battery charge displays seem inaccurate. 

■ When you observe a significant change in battery run time. 

■ When the battery pack has been unused for one month 
or more. 

How to Calibrate 

To calibrate a battery pack, you must fully charge, fully 
discharge, and then fully recharge the battery pack. 

Charging the Battery Pack 

Charge the battery pack while the notebook is in use. To charge 
the battery pack: 

1. Insert the battery pack into the notebook. For instructions, see 
the "Replacing a Battery Pack" section, later in this chapter. 

2. Connect the notebook to external power. (The battery light is 
turned on as the battery pack charges.) 

3. Leave the notebook connected to external power until the 
battery pack is fully charged. (The battery light is turned off.) 



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Discharging the Battery Pack 

A CAUTION: If you plan to leave the notebook unattended during 
discharge, save your work before starting the discharge procedure. 



Hibernation is enabled by default but can be disabled. Before you 
begin the full discharge, disable Hibernation. To disable 
Hibernation: 

1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. 

2. Clear the Enable Hibernation check box. 

3. Click Apply. 

To fully discharge the battery pack: 

1 . Select the power icon on the taskbar or select Start > 
Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power 
Options > Power Schemes tab. 

2. Make a note of all settings in the Plugged In column and all 
settings in the Running On Batteries column, so you can 
reset them after calibration. 

3. Use the lists to set each item in both columns to Never. 

4. Select OK. 

5. Disconnect the notebook from the external power source, but 
do not turn off the notebook. 

6. Run the notebook on battery power until the battery pack is 
fully discharged. The battery light will blink when the 
notebook has reached a low-battery condition. When the 
battery pack is fully discharged, the battery light is turned off 
and the notebook shuts down. 



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If you use the notebook occasionally during the discharge 
procedure and have set energy-saving timeouts, expect the 
following performance from your system during the 
discharge process: 

■ The monitor will not turn off automatically. 

■ Hard drive speed will not decrease automatically while the 
notebook is idle. 

■ System-initiated Standby will not occur. 

Recharging the Battery Pack 

1 . Connect the notebook to external power and keep the 
notebook connected until the battery pack is fully recharged 
and the battery light is turned off. 

You can use the notebook while the battery pack is 
recharging, but the battery pack will charge faster if the 
notebook is turned off. 

2. Select the Power icon on the taskbar or select Start > 
Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power 
Options > Power Schemes tab. 

3. Reenter the settings you recorded for the items in the 
Plugged In column and the Running on Batteries column. 

4. Select OK. 

CAUTION: After calibrating the battery pack, reenable Hibernation. To 




1 . Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. 

2. Select the Enable Hibernation check box. 



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Storing a Battery Pack 

A CAUTION: To prevent damage to a battery pack, do not expose it to 
high temperatures for extended periods of time. 



If the notebook will be unused and unplugged for more than 
2 weeks, remove and store the battery pack. 

High temperatures accelerate the self-discharge rate of a stored 
battery pack. To prolong the charge of a stored battery pack, keep 
it in a cool, dry place. 

Use the following table to estimate how long you can safely store 
a battery pack. The storage times provided are based on a 
battery pack that contains 50 percent of a full charge. A fully 
charged battery pack can be safely stored longer. 



Temperature 


Temperature 


Safe Storage Time 


Range °C 


Range °F 




46° to 60° 


115° to 140° 


Less than 1 month 


26° to 45° 


79° to 113° 


No more than 3 months 


0° to 25° 


32° to 77° 


1 year 



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Battery Conservation Settings and 
Procedures 

Using the following battery conservation settings and procedures 
extends the run time of a battery pack: 

■ Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN) connections 
and exit modem applications when you are not using them. 

■ Do not leave your notebook connected to AC power for 
extended periods of time. 

■ Disconnect from the notebook any external devices that 
use power from the notebook. Battery run time is not 
affected by external devices that are plugged into an 
external power source. 

■ Stop or remove a PC Card you are not using. For more 
information, refer to "Using a PC Card" in Chapter 6. 

■ Disable or remove a digital card (SD Memory Card, SD I/O 
Card, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, 
xD-Picture Card, or SmartMedia) you are not using. 

■ Lower screen brightness. 

■ Lower system volume. 

■ Turn off a device connected to the S-Video-out jack. 

■ If you leave your work, initiate Standby or Hibernation or 
shut down the notebook. 

■ Select a short wait time, 5 minutes or less, for the monitor 
timeout. To change monitor timeout settings: 

a. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Power Meter tab. 

b. Select a short wait time from the Turn Off Monitor list, 
and then select OK. 



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Replacing a Battery Pack 



A CAUTION: To prevent loss of work when removing a battery pack that 
is the only power source, initiate Hibernation or turn off the notebook 
before removing the battery pack. 



To replace the battery pack: 

1 . Turn the notebook upside down. 

□ To remove a battery pack, slide the battery pack release 
latch O. (The battery pack tilts upward.) Then pull 
the battery pack out of the battery bay ©. 




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□ To insert a battery pack, insert the alignment tab 
on the battery pack into the alignment slot on the 
notebook O, and then tilt the battery pack downward 
until it snaps into place ©. 




2. To restore from Hibernation or to turn on the notebook, press 
the power/standby button. 



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Disposing of a Used Battery Pack 



WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, 
.s-A crush, or puncture a battery pack; short the external contacts on a 
battery pack; or dispose of a battery pack in fire or water. Do not 
expose a battery pack to high temperatures above 60°C (140°F). 
Replace only with the HP battery pack approved for this notebook. 



When a battery pack has reached the end of its useful life, do not 
dispose of the battery pack in general household waste. Follow the local 
laws and regulations in your area for computer battery pack disposal. 

In Europe, dispose of or recycle battery packs by using the public 
collection system or by returning them to HP, your authorized service 
partner, or their agents. 



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Multimedia 



Using the Speakers 



The internal speakers play sound in stereo from applications, 
the operating system, games, drive media, the Internet, and 
other sources. 



If an external device such as a headset is connected to the 
headphone jack, the internal speakers are disabled. 



Adjust volume with the volume buttons on the notebook. You can 
also adjust volume using the controls in your operating system 
and in some multimedia applications. The volume mute button on 
the notebook overrides all software volume settings. 





Using the Volume Controls 



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To adjust volume using the notebook volume buttons: 

■ Press the volume down button © to decrease volume. 

■ Press the volume up button © to increase volume. 

■ Press the volume mute button © to mute or restore volume. 

When the volume is muted, the mute light on the volume 
mute button is turned on. When volume is restored, the mute 
light is turned off. 




To access the operating system volume controls: 

» Select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio 
Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Volume tab. 

□ To access additional sound quality settings, such as 
balance, select the Advanced button under Device 
volume. 

□ To display a volume icon on your taskbar, select the check 
box for Place volume icon in the taskbar, and then 
select OK. 



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Connecting an External Audio Device 
Identifying the Audio Jacks 

The notebook has 2 audio jacks: 

■ The microphone jack O, sometimes called the audio-in jack, 
connects an optional monaural microphone. 

■ The headphone jack ©, sometimes called the audio-out jack, 
connects headphones or external stereo speakers. 




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Using the Microphone Jack 

When connecting a microphone to the microphone jack, use a 
monaural microphone with a 3.5-mm plug. A monaural electret 
condenser microphone is recommended. 

■ If you connect a stereo microphone, left channel sound will 
record on both channels. 

■ If you connect a dynamic microphone, the recommended 
microphone sensitivity may not be achieved. 

Using the Headphone Jack 



'p. WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume 
.s-A before putting on headphones or a headset. 



A CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to an external device, do not 
plug a monaural (single sound channel) plug into the headphone jack. 



The headphone jack is also used to connect the audio functions of 
an audio/video device such as a television or VCR. 

When you connect a device to the headphone jack: 

□ Use only a 3.5-mm plug. 

□ Use 24-ohm to 32-ohm headphones for best sound quality. 

□ The internal speakers are disabled. 



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Connecting an S-Video Device 
Connecting the Audio 

The S -Video-out jack supports video signals only. 

If you are setting up a configuration that combines audio and 
video functions, such as playing a DVD movie on your notebook 
and displaying it on your television, you will need a standard 
3.5-mm audio cable, available from most computer or 
electronics retailers. 

To connect the audio cable: 

1 . Plug the stereo end of the audio cable into the notebook 
headphone jack. 

2. Plug the other end of the cable into the audio input jack on 
the external device. 



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Connecting the Video 

To transmit video signals through the S-Video-out jack, you will 
need a standard S -Video cable, available from most computer or 
electronics retailers. 

To connect the S -Video cable: 

1. Plug either end of the S -Video cable into the notebook 
S-Video-out jack. 




2. Plug the other end of the cable into the S-Video input 
connector on the external device. 

3. If the image is not displayed on your external device, restart 
the notebook. 

Displaying a Video Image 

To display an image on the notebook display or a video device 
display, both the notebook and the video device must be 
turned on. 

To switch the image between the notebook display and the video 
device display: 

» Press the fn+f4 hotkey. The fn+f4 hotkey toggles the image 
between the notebook display, the video device display, and 
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Changing the Color Television Format 

Color television formats are modes by which television video 
signals are sent and received. To send signals between the 
notebook and a television, both the notebook and the television 
must be using the same color television format. 

The NTSC format is common in the United States, Canada, 
Japan, and South Korea. The PAL format is common in Europe, 
China, Russia, and Africa, and the PAL-M format is common in 
Brazil. Other South American and Central American countries 
may use NTSC, PAL, or PAL-M. 

To change the color television format: 

1. Select Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > 
Display > Settings tab. 

2. Select the Advanced button > ATI Displays tab. 

3. Select the TV button > Format tab. 

4. Select a television format: 

a. To select a format by name, select Format, select a format 
name in the list, and then select OK. 

b. To select the default format for a region or country, select 
Country/Region, select a location from the list, and then 
select OK. 

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Using Multimedia Software 

Several multimedia applications to play, create, and manage 
digital media are included with your notebook. Most of the 
applications can be accessed from a desktop icon or from the 
Start > All Programs menu. Other applications may be provided 
on a disc. 

For general information about installing an application from a 
disc or an application that is preloaded but not preinstalled, refer 
to the "Installing Additional Software" section in the printed Help 
and Support Guide included with your notebook. 

Most multimedia applications include a Help file you can access 
from the application menu bar or from an icon in the application 
directory. Some applications also include tutorials. 

You can obtain HP customer support for any multimedia 
application included with your notebook. 



Some CDs and DVDs contain third-party player software, such 
as PCFriendly. If you insert a disc that contains third-party 
player software, you are prompted to install the player 
software. If you prefer to use the multimedia applications that 
are supported by your notebook, decline the player installation 
and close the installation window. 



Before using any multimedia application, it is recommended that 
you read the sections in this chapter. 




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Selecting Multimedia Applications 

The multimedia software included with your notebook is 
determined by your region and notebook model. 

The following list describes the capabilities of some of 
the multimedia applications that may be included with 
your notebook. 

■ Microsoft Windows Media Player can be used to play CDs 
and DVDs, to copy music to or from CDs, to listen to radio 
stations, and to search for and organize music files. 

■ Sonic RecordNow ! can be used to back up data or audio CDs 
and DVDs, transfer audio files from a CD to a hard drive, and 
create audio CDs. 

■ InterVideo WinDVD Player can be used to play DVDs or 
video CDs. 

■ Windows MovieMaker can be used to create and edit home 
movies using basic drag-and-drop procedures. 

■ InterVideo WinDVD Creator can be used to create, edit, and 
copy movies to a DVD or video CD or to present a group of 
still photographs as a slide show. 

Your notebook may include additional multimedia applications. 
Be sure to explore 

■ Your desktop icons. 

■ The applications listed at Start > All Programs. 

■ The preloaded items that may be available at Start > All 
Programs > SW Setup. 



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InterVideo WinDVD Player 

InterVideo WinDVD Player is an application that enables you to 
play DVD movies or video CDs. WinDVD Player is preinstalled 
on the notebook. 



Some DVDs contain third-party DVD player programs such as 
PCFriendly that may interfere with WinDVD. 



Reinstalling WinDVD Player 

If WinDVD Player has been uninstalled and you insert a DVD 
that contains a third-party player program, you are prompted to 
install that third-party player program. 

If you prefer to use WinDVD Player, decline the third-party 
player installation, close the installation window, and reinstall 
WinDVD Player. 

To reinstall WinDVD Player: 

1. Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup. (A setup 
wizard loads, and a list of applications is displayed.) 

2. Select WinDVD, and then follow the instructions on 
the screen. 

For more information about WinDVD Player, select Help on the 
WinDVD Player menu bar. 




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Playing a Video CD or DVD 

For best playback quality, save and close all files and software 
unrelated to playing the DVD or video CD. 

If a DVD displays a "Playback of content from this region is not 
permitted" error message, stop the DVD, change the region 
setting, and then restart the DVD. For information about changing 
the region setting, see the "Changing DVD Region Settings" 
section, later in this chapter. 

To play a DVD or video CD: 

1. Insert the DVD or video CD into the optical drive. 

2. Assign WinDVD to play the video: 

□ If the Microsoft Windows XP AppPicker window is 
displayed, select Play video by using WinDVD. 

□ If the Microsoft Windows XP AppPicker window is not 
displayed, select Start > All Programs > InterVideo 
WinDVD > InterVideo WinDVD. 

3. Follow the instructions on the screen. 




After you insert a DVD, a short pause may occur before 
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Changing DVD Region Settings 



A CAUTION: The region setting on your optical drive can be changed only 
5 times. 

■ The region setting you select the fifth time becomes the permanent 
region setting on the drive. 

■ The number of allowable region changes remaining on the drive is 
displayed in the Remaining times until permanent field in 
the WinDVD window. The number in the field includes the fifth and 
permanent change. 



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 optical 
drive. 

If the region code on a DVD does not match the region setting 
on your drive, a "Playback of content from this region is not 
permitted" message is displayed when you insert the DVD. To 
play the DVD, you must change the region setting on your 
optical drive. 

To change the region setting on drive media: 

1. Open WinDVD Player by doing one of the following: 

□ Select the WinDVD icon on the taskbar. 

□ Select Start > All Programs > InterVideo WinDVD > 
Inter Video WinDVD. 

2. Right-click in the WinDVD Player window. 

3. Select Setup. 

4. Select the Region tab. 

5. Select the button for the region. 

6. Select OK. 



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Creating CDs 

Your system comes with a data transfer utility that enables you to 
create or copy optical drive media. Before you can create CDs, 
you must install this application using the installation CD 
provided with your notebook. 



If your optical drive has DVD+RW capability, DVDs can be 
used with the CD creation utility to store large amounts of data 
on a disc. To build DVDs containing movies, see the "Creating 
DVDs Using InterVideo WinDVD Creator" section, later in 
this chapter. 



When the CD creation utility is installed on your notebook 
model, an icon is displayed in Start > All Programs. 

For more information concerning the features of the CD creation 
utility, or their use, refer to the documentation included with 
the utility. 

Preparing to Use the CD Creation Utility 

/\ CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to a CD or DVD: 

■ Before writing to a disc, connect the notebook to a reliable external 

power source. Do not write to a disc while the notebook is running 
on battery power. 

■ Before writing to a disc, close all open applications (including 
screen savers and antivirus software) except the CD creation utility. 

■ Do not copy directly from a disc to another disc or from a network 
drive to a disc. Instead, copy from a disc or network drive to your 
hard drive, and then copy from your hard drive to the disc. 

■ Do not type on the notebook keyboard or move the notebook while 
the notebook is writing to a disc. The write process is sensitive to 
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Choosing Recording Media 

It is recommended that you use high-quality media that 
correspond to the maximum speed of the optical drive. The 
notebook can write or copy to CDs which provide one-time, 
nonerasable recording (CD-R) or to CDs that provide erasable 
recording (CD-RW). 



In order to write data to a CD, you must use a blank CD-R disc 
or a CD-RW disc on which the format has not been finalized. 
For more information about choosing media for use with the 
CD creation utility, refer to the documentation included with 
the utility. 



Responding to the UDF Prompt 

The first time you insert a CD into an optical drive, you may be 
prompted to install Universal Disk Format (UDF) Reader. 

UDF Reader is preinstalled on select notebook models. If 
UDF Reader is installed on your notebook, a CD created with 
the Drag-to-Disc application can be used in a compatible optical 
drive on a computer without Drag-to-Disc, provided you select 
the Make this disc readable on any DVD-ROM drive option 
during the eject process. 




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Creating DVDs Using InterVideo WinDVD 
Creator 



InterVideo WinDVD Creator allows you to create, author, and 
edit movies and burn them to a DVD. Before you can create 
DVDs, you must install this application using the installation CD, 
included with select notebooks. This application will not install 
successfully unless your notebook is equipped with an optical 
drive that has DVD+RW capability. 



Preparing to Use InterVideo WinDVD Creator 



CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to a DVD: 

■ Before writing to a DVD, connect the notebook to a reliable 

external power source. Do not write to a DVD while the notebook is 



■ Before writing to a DVD, close all open applications (including 
screen savers and antivirus software) except InterVideo WinDVD 
Creator. 

■ Do not copy directly from a DVD to another DVD or from a network 
drive to a DVD. Instead, copy from a DVD or network drive to your 
hard drive, and then copy from your hard drive to the DVD. 

■ Do not type on the notebook keyboard or move the notebook while 
the notebook is writing to a DVD. The write process is sensitive to 
vibration. 




running on battery power. 



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Choosing Recording Media 

It is recommended that you use high-quality media that 
correspond to the maximum speed of the optical drive. The 
notebook can write or copy to DVDs that provide one-time, 
nonerasable recording (DVD+R) or to DVDs that provide 
erasable recording (DVD+RW). 



In order to write data to a DVD, you must use a blank DVD+R 
disc or a DVD+RW disc on which the format has not been 
finalized. For more information about choosing media for use 
with WinDVD Creator, select Help on the WinDVD Creator 
menu bar. 



Creating DVDs 

To open InterVideo WinDVD Creator: 

» Select Start > All Programs > InterVideo WinDVD 
Creator > InterVideo WinDVD Creator. 

For instructions on creating DVDs: 

» Select Help on the WinDVD Creator menu bar. 




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Security Features 



gfc^ Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These 



deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled or 



The security features provided with the notebook can protect the 
notebook, personal information, and data from a variety of risks. 
Depending on your environment, some security features may be 
unnecessary. It is recommended that you follow the procedures in 
this chapter for using 

■ Antivirus software 

■ Windows updates 

■ Firewall software 

In addition to the Windows operating system security measures, 
the following table may help you decide which other security 
features to use. 

Most of these security features can be configured in the Setup 
utility. For more information, refer to "Using the Setup Utility" in 
Chapter 9. 




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Unauthorized removal of the notebook Security cable slot (used with an 

optional security cable) 
For more information on the 
security cable slot, refer to the 
"Optional Security Cable" section in 
this chapter. 

*This security feature is configured in the Setup utility. The Setup utility is a 
non-Windows utility accessed by pressing f10 when the notebook is started or 
restarted. The procedures for using the Setup utility to set specific security 
preferences are provided in this chapter. For information about displaying 
system information and using other Setup utilities, refer to "Using the Setup 
Utility" in Chapter 9. 



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Security Preferences in the 
Setup Utility 

Most security preferences are set in Setup utility. Because the 
Setup utility is a non- Windows utility, it does not support the 
pointing devices on your notebook. When using the Setup utility, 
you must use the keys on your notebook to navigate and make 
selections. 

For more details, refer to "Using the Setup Utility" in Chapter 9. 

QuickLock 

The fn+f6 hotkey initiates the operating system QuickLock 
security feature. 

QuickLock protects your notebook by displaying the operating 
system log-on screen. While the log-on screen is displayed, the 
notebook cannot be accessed until a Windows user password or 
Windows administrator password is entered. 

Before you can use the QuickLock feature, you must set a 
Windows user password or Windows administrator password. 
For instructions, refer to the Help and Support Center by 
selecting Start > Help and Support. 

■ To initiate QuickLock, press fn+f6. 

■ To exit QuickLock, enter your Windows user password or 
Windows administrator password. 



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Passwords 

Most security features use passwords. Whenever you set a 
password, write down the password and store it in a secure 
location away from the notebook. 

■ If you forget your power-on password and your 
HP administrator password, you cannot start up the 
notebook or restore from Hibernation. Call Customer Care 
or your authorized service partner for additional information. 

■ If you forget your HP administrator password, you will not be 
able to access the Setup utility. 

■ If you forget the DriveLock password the hard drive is 
permanently locked and can no longer be used. 

For instructions, refer to the "DriveLock" section in this 
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HP and Windows Passwords 

HP security features and Windows operating system security 
features work independently from one another. For example, 
a device disabled in the Setup utility cannot be enabled in 
Windows. 

Some password options are provided by your HP software, and 
others are provided by your operating system. HP passwords 
and Windows passwords are also independent of one another. 
The following table lists the different passwords used by HP and 
Windows and describes their functions. For additional 
information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver 
passwords, refer to Start > Help and Support. 



HP Passwords 


Function 


HP administrator password 


Protects access to the Setup utility. 


Power-on password 


Used to access the notebook during startup 




and when you restart the notebook. 


DriveLock password 


Used to access drives protected by 




DriveLock at startup. 


Windows Passwords 


Function 


Administrator password* 


Protects Windows administrator-level 




access to notebook contents. 



User password* Protects access to a Windows user 

account. 

To protect access to notebook contents 
when the notebook is resumed from 
Standby, you can set a password prompt to 
display. Refer to "Setting a Standby 
Password Prompt" in Chapter 3. 

*For information about setting a Windows administrator password or a 
Windows user password, select Start > Help and Support. 



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HP and Windows Password Guidelines 

HP and Windows passwords are not interchangeable. You must 
use an HP password at an HP password prompt and a Windows 
password at a Windows password prompt. For example: 

■ If a power-on password is set, the power-on password 
(not a Windows password) must be entered when the 
notebook starts up or restores from Hibernation. 

■ If you set Windows to prompt for a password before 
resuming from Standby, a Windows password (not a 
power-on password) must be entered to resume from 
Standby. 

The same word or series of letters or numbers used for an 
HP password can be used for another HP password or for a 
Windows password, with the following considerations: 

■ The text of HP passwords can be any combination of up to 
8 letters and numbers and is not case sensitive. 

■ An HP password must be set and entered with the same type 
of keys. For example, an HP password set with keyboard 
number keys will not be recognized if it is entered with 
keypad number keys. 

For information about the keypad, refer to "Keypad" in 
Chapter 2. 



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Although you can use the same text for various passwords, 
HP passwords and Windows passwords function independently. 
Even if you plan to use the same text for an HP password and a 
Windows password, you must set the HP password in the Setup 
utility and the Windows password in your operating system. 



Although their names are similar, an HP administrator 
password and a Windows administrator password have 
different functions. For example, a Windows administrator 
password cannot be used to access the Setup utility, and an 
HP administrator password cannot provide administrator-level 
access to your notebook contents. You can, however, use the 
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HP Administrator Password 

The HP administrator password protects the configuration 
settings and system identification information in the Setup utility. 
After this password is set, it must be entered to access the Setup 
utility. 

The HP administrator password 

■ Is not interchangeable with a Windows administrator 
password, although both can use the same word or series 
of letters, or numbers. 

■ Does not display as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted. 

■ Must be set and entered with the same type keys. For 
example, an HP administrator password set with keyboard 
number keys will not be recognized if you enter it with 
embedded numeric keypad number keys. 

■ Can include any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers 
and is not case sensitive. 



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Setting HP Administrator Passwords 

An HP administrator password is set, changed, or deleted in the 
Setup utility. 

To manage the password: 

1 . Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the 
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by 
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook 
through the operating system. 

2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook 
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay). 

3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the 
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the 
lower-left corner of the screen. 

4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Administrator 
Password, and then press enter. 

□ To set an HP administrator password, type your password 
in the Enter New Password and Confirm New 
Password fields, and then press enter. 

□ To change an HP administrator password, type your 
current password in the Enter Current Password field, 
type the new password in the Enter New Password and 
Confirm New Password fields, and then press enter. 

□ To delete an HP administrator password, type your 
current password in the Enter Password field, press enter 
3 times, and then press f10. 

5. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10, 
and then follow the instructions on the screen. 

Your preferences are set when you exit the Setup utility and take 
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Entering HP Administrator Passwords 

At the Enter SETUP Password prompt, type your HP 
administrator password with the same keys you used to set the 
password, and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to 
enter the HP administrator password, you must restart the 
notebook and try again. 

Power-On Passwords 

A power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the notebook. 
After this password is set, it must be entered each time the 
notebook is turned on or restarted. A power-on password 

■ Does not display as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted. 

■ Must be set and entered with the same type keys. For 
example, a power-on password set with keyboard number 
keys will not be recognized if you enter it with embedded 
numeric keypad number keys. 

■ Can include any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers 
and is not case sensitive. 

Setting Power- On Passwords 

A power-on password is set, changed, or deleted in the Setup 
utility. 

To manage the password: 

1 . Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the 
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by 
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook 
through the operating system. 

2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook 
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3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the 
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the 
lower-left corner of the screen. 

4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Power-On 
password, and then press enter. 

□ To set a power-on password, type the password in the 
Enter New Password and Confirm New Password 
fields, and then press enter. 

□ To change a power-on password, type the current 
password in the Enter Current Password field, type the 
new password in the Enter New Password and Confirm 
New Password fields, and then press enter. 

□ To delete a power-on password, type the current password 
in the Enter Current Password field, press enter 3 times, 
and then press f10. 

5. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10, 
and then follow the instructions on the screen. 

Your preferences are set when you exit the Setup utility and take 
effect when the notebook restarts. 

Entering Power-On Passwords 

At the power-on password prompt, type your password, and then 
press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password, 
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Drive Lock 



A CAUTION: If you forget the DriveLock password, the hard drive is 
permanently locked and can no longer be used. 



DriveLock prevents unauthorized access to the contents of a hard 
drive. After DriveLock protection is applied to a drive, a 
password must be entered to access the drive. The drive must be 
inserted into the notebook, not into an optional docking device 
(select models only) or external MultiBay, in order for it to be 
accessed by the DriveLock passwords. 

DriveLock requires a password defined in the Setup utility: 

■ A hard drive protected by DriveLock can only be accessed 
with the DriveLock password. 

■ You can delete a DriveLock password by removing 
DriveLock protection from the drive. 

■ The owner of the DriveLock password should be the system 
administrator or day-to-day user of the protected hard drive. 



When you start the notebook from a hard drive protected with 
DriveLock, and your power-on password and DriveLock 
password are identical, you will be prompted to enter only a 
power-on password instead of both a power-on password and 
a DriveLock password. 



Setting DriveLock Passwords 

To access the DriveLock settings in the Setup utility: 

1 . Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the 
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by 
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook 
through the operating system. 

2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook 
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3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the 
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the 
lower-left corner of the screen. 

4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock 
Password, and then press enter. 

5. Read the warning, and then press enter. 

6. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field, 
and then press enter. 

7. Type the new password in the Confirm New Password field, 
and then press enter. 

8. To confirm DriveLock protection on the drive you have 
selected, type DriveLock in the confirmation field, and then 
press f10. 

9. Press enter to continue. 

10. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10, 
and then follow the instructions on the screen. 

Your preferences are in effect when the notebook restarts. 

Entering DriveLock Passwords 

Each time you restart the notebook, you are prompted to enter the 
DriveLock password. 

To enter the DriveLock password: 

» Type the DriveLock password in the Enter DriveLock 
Password field, and then press enter. 

After 3 incorrect attempts to enter the password, you must 
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Changing DriveLock Passwords 

To access the DriveLock settings in the Setup utility: 

1 . Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the 
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by 
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook 
through the operating system. 

2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook 
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay). 

3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the 
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the 
lower-left corner of the screen. 

4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock 
Password, and then press enter. 

5. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password 
field, and then press enter. 

6. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field, 
and then press enter. 

7. Type the new password in the Confirm New Password field, 
and then press enter. 

8. When the Setup Notice is displayed, press enter to save your 
changes. 

9. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10, 
and then follow the instructions on the screen. 

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Removing DriveLock Protection 

To access the DriveLock settings in the Setup utility: 

1 . Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the 
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by 
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook 
through the operating system. 

2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook 
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay). 

3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the 
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the 
lower-left corner of the screen. 

4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > DriveLock 
Password, and then press enter. 

5. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password 
field, and then press enter 3 times. (Pressing enter at each of 
the remaining password fields indicates that you are 
removing, not changing, the password.) 

6. When the Setup Notice is displayed, press enter to save your 
changes. 

7. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10, 
and then follow the instructions on the screen. 

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Device Security 

From the Setup utility Device Security menu, you can disable the 
ability of the notebook to start from a CD or a diskette drive. 

To disable or reenable notebook capabilities in the Setup utility: 

1 . Shut down the notebook. If you are not sure whether the 
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the notebook on by 
pressing the power button, and then shut down the notebook 
through the operating system. 

2. Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the notebook 
(not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay). 

3. Open the Setup utility by turning on or restarting the 
notebook. Press f10 while Setup message is displayed in the 
lower-left corner of the screen. 

4. Select Security > Device Security, and then enter your 
preferences. 

5. Use the arrow keys to select an item. Then: 

□ To disable an item, press f5 or f6 to toggle the field for the 
item to Disable, and then press enter. 

□ To reenble an item, press f5 or f6 to toggle the field for the 
item to Enable, and then press enter. 

6. When a confirmation prompt with your preference selected is 
displayed, press enter to save your preference. 

7. To save your preferences and exit the Setup utility, press f10, 
and then follow the instructions on the screen. 

Your preferences are set when you exit the Setup utility and take 
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Antivirus Software 

When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet 
access, you expose the notebook to computer viruses. Computer 
viruses can disable your operating system, applications, or 
utilities or cause them to function abnormally. 

Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in 
most cases, repair damage they have caused. To provide 
protection against newly discovered viruses, antivirus software 
must be updated. 

Norton Antivirus is preinstalled on the notebook. For 
information about using and updating the Norton Antivirus 
software: 

» Select Start > All Programs > Norton Antivirus >Help 
and Support. 

For more information about computer viruses: 

1. Select Start > Help and Support. 

2. Type viruses into the Search field. 

3. Press enter. 



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Critical Security Updates for 
Windows XP 



A CAUTION: Because new computer viruses are being detected all the 
time, it is recommended that you install all critical updates as soon as 
you receive an alert from Microsoft. You should also run Windows 
Update on a monthly basis to install the latest recommended updates 
from Microsoft. 



A Critical Security Updates for Windows XP disc may have been 
included with your notebook to provide additional updates 
delivered after the computer was configured. Throughout the life 
of the computer, Microsoft will continue to update the operating 
system and make these updates available on their Web site. 

To update your system using the Critical Security Updates for 
Windows XP disc: 

1. Insert the disc into the drive. (The disc automatically runs the 
installation application.) 

2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install all updates. (This 
may take a few minutes.) 

3. Remove the disc. 



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Firewall Software 

When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet 
access, it is possible for unauthorized persons to obtain 
information about you, your notebook, and your data. Firewalls 
monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on your computer by 
including features such as logging and reporting, automatic 
alarms, and user interfaces for configuring the firewall. To 
protect your privacy, it is recommended that you use firewall 
software. 

Your notebook comes with preinstalled firewall software. Refer 
to the online Help in the firewall software application for 
additional information. 



Under some circumstances a firewall can block access to Internet 
games, interfere with printer or file sharing on a network, or 
block authorized e-mail attachments. To temporarily solve the 
problem, disable the firewall, perform the task that is interfering 
with the firewall, and then reenable the firewall. To permanently 
resolve the problem, reconfigure the firewall. 




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Optional Security Cable 

Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These 
deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled or 
stolen. 

To install a security cable: 

1. Loop the security cable around a secured object. 

2. Insert the security cable lock into the security cable slot. 




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3. Turn the key counter-clockwise O, remove the key ©, and 
keep it in a safe location. 




To remove the security cable, reverse the procedure above. 



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Upgrades 



External Devices 



The jacks, ports, and connectors described in this guide support 
standard external devices. 

■ For information about which jack, port, or connector to use, 
refer to the documentation included with the device. 

■ For information about installing or loading any software, 
such as drivers, required by the device, refer to the 
documentation included with the device. 

To connect a standard external device to the notebook: 

1. If you are connecting a powered device, turn off the device. 

2. Connect the device to the connector on the notebook. 

3. If you are connecting a powered device, plug the device 
power cord into a grounded electrical outlet. 

4. Turn on the device. 

To disconnect a standard external device from the notebook, turn 
off the device, and then disconnect the device from the notebook. 



S^, If your notebook does not recognize the device, restart 




the notebook. 



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Connecting a Monitor or Projector 



To connect an external monitor or projector to the notebook, 
connect the monitor cable to the external monitor port on the back 
of the notebook. 



If a properly connected external monitor or projector does not 



display an image, try pressing the fn+f4 hotkey to switch the 
image to the monitor. 



USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a hardware interface that can be 
used to connect external devices such as a USB keyboard, 
mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub to the notebook or optional 
HP expansion product. 

A hub is a connecting device that can be either powered or 
unpowered. USB hubs can be connected to a USB port on the 
notebook and to other USB devices. Hubs can support several 
USB devices. 

■ Powered hubs must be connected to external power. 

■ Unpowered hubs must be connected either to a USB port on 
the notebook or to a port on a powered hub. 

The USB ports on the notebook support USB 2.0 and earlier 
devices. 

Some USB devices may require additional support software, 
which is usually included with the device. For more information 
and software installation instructions, refer to the documentation 
included with the device. 




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Using a USB Device 

To use a USB device, plug the device into one of the 4 USB ports 
on your notebook. 




Legacy USB 1.1 support is enabled by default. This supports a 
USB keyboard or hub connected to a USB port on the notebook 
during startup (before Windows loads) or in a non- Windows 
application or utility. 



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Connecting a 1394 Device 

IEEE 1394 is a hardware interface that can be used to connect a 
high-speed multimedia or data storage device to the notebook. 
Scanners, digital cameras, and digital camcorders often require 
a 1394 connection. 

You may need to load device-specific drivers and other software 
before using some 1394 devices. For information about 
device-specific software, refer to the device documentation or 
to the Web site of the device manufacturer or provider. 

The notebook 1394 port, illustrated below, supports IEEE 1394a 
devices. 




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Using a PC Card 

A PC Card is a credit card-sized accessory designed to 
conform to the standard specifications of the Personal 
Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA). 
The notebook PC Card slot supports both 32-bit (CardBus) and 
16-bit PC Cards. 

PC Cards can be used to add modem, sound, storage, wireless 
communication, or digital camera functions to the notebook. 

Selecting a PC Card 

A Type I or Type II PC Card can be used. Type III PC Cards and 
Zoom Video PC Cards are not supported. 

Configuring a PC Card 



A CAUTION: If you install all of the software or any of the enablers 
provided by a PC Card manufacturer, you may not be able to use other 
PC Cards. If you are instructed by the documentation included with your 
PC Card to install device drivers: 

■ Install only the device drivers for your operating system. 

■ Do not install other software, such as card services, socket services, 
or enablers, that may also be supplied by the 

PC Card manufacturer. 



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Inserting a PC Card 

/\ CAUTION: To prevent damage to the PC Card connectors: 

■ Use minimal force when inserting a PC Card into a PC Card slot. 

■ Do not move or transport the notebook while a PC Card is inserted. 

1. Press the PC Card eject button O to extend the button, and 
then press the button again to release the PC Card slot cover. 

2. Remove the PC Card slot cover ©. 




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Stopping and Removing a PC Card 



A CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the 
PC Card before removing it. 



Sfev. Stopping a PC Card, even if it is not in use, conserves power. 



1 . Close all applications and complete all activities that are 
supported by the PC Card. 

2. To stop a PC Card, select the Safely Remove Hardware icon 
on the taskbar, and then select the PC Card. (To display the 
Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar, click the arrow 
icon for Show Hidden Icons.) 

3. To release the PC Card, press the PC Card eject button © to 
extend the button, and then press the button again to release 
the PC Card. 

4. Gently pull out the PC Card ©. 




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Using an ExpressCard 

The ExpressCard is a next-generation PC Card with higher 
performance and scalability and is designed to conform to the 
standard specifications of the PCMCIA. 

To support a broad range of applications, ExpressCards come in 
2 sizes: ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54. The ExpressCard 
slot on your notebook supports either size. 



0 ? 




Component 


Description 


o 


ExpressCard/34 


© ExpressCard/54 



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Configuring an ExpressCard 



CAUTION: If you install all of the software or any of the enablers 
provided by an ExpressCard manufacturer, you may not be able to use 
other ExpressCards. If you are instructed by the documentation included 
with your ExpressCard to install device drivers: 

■ Install only the device drivers for your operating system. 

■ Do not install other software, such as card services, socket services, 
or enablers, that may also be supplied by the ExpressCard 
manufacturer. 



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Inserting an ExpressCard 

/\ CAUTION: To prevent damage to the ExpressCard connectors: 

B Use minimal force when inserting an ExpressCard into the 

ExpressCard slot. 

■ Do not move or transport the notebook while an ExpressCard is 
inserted. 



1 . Firmly press and quickly release the ExpressCard cover to 
eject it O. 

2. Slide the ExpressCard cover out of the slot ©. 




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Removing an ExpressCard 



A CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the 
ExpressCard before removing it. 



S^. Stopping an ExpressCard, even if it is not in use, conserves 
power. 



1 . Close all applications and complete all activities that are 
supported by the ExpressCard. 

2. To stop an ExpressCard, select the Safely Remove 
Hardware icon on the taskbar, and then select the 
ExpressCard. (To display the Safely Remove Hardware icon 
on the taskbar, click the arrow icon for Show Hidden Icons.) 

3. Firmly press and quickly release the ExpressCard to 
eject it O. 

4. Slide the ExpressCard out of the slot ©. 




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Using Digital Cards 

The Digital Media Slot supports the following digital card 
formats: 

■ Secure Digital (SD) 

■ Secure Digital Input/Output (SD I/O) 

■ MultiMediaCard (MMC) 

■ Memory Stick (MS) 

■ Memory Stick Pro (MS/P) 

■ SmartMedia (SM) 

■ xD-Picture Card (XD) 

Digital card formats consist of flash memory cards that provide 
secure data storage and convenient data sharing and SD I/O cards 
that provide extended input/output functions, such as wireless 
LAN and digital TV Tuner devices. These cards are often used 
with digital media-equipped cameras and PDAs as well as other 
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Using the Digital Media Slot Light 

The Digital Media Slot light is turned on when an inserted digital 
card is being accessed. The Digital Media Slot light is turned off 
when inserted digital card is inactive or when the Digital Media 
Slot is empty. 




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Inserting Digital Cards 

/\ CAUTION: To prevent damage to the digital card connectors: 

■ Use minimal force when inserting a digital card into a Digital 

Media Slot. 

■ Do not move or transport the notebook while digital cards are 
inserted. 



1 . Hold the card label-side up with the connectors facing 
the notebook. 

2. Gently slide the card into the Digital Media Slot until the card 
is seated. (The card will extend slightly beyond the edge of 
the notebook.) 




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Removing Digital Cards 

To remove a digital card: 

1 . Complete all activities that are supported by the card (such as 
a data transfer) and close all applications. 

2. To stop a digital card, select the Safely Remove Hardware 

icon on the taskbar, and then select the digital card. (To 
display the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar, 
click the arrow icon for Show Hidden Icons.) 

3. Pull the card out of the slot. 




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Disabling or Restarting Digital Cards 

An inserted digital card uses power even when the card is not 
in use. Disabling the card conserves power. 

To disable an inserted digital card: 

1 . Select the My Computer icon on the Windows Desktop. 

2. Right-click the drive assigned to the card. 

3. Select Eject. The card is stopped but is not released from the 
Digital Media Slot. 

To restart the card, remove and then reinsert it. For instructions, 
see the "Inserting Digital Cards" and "Removing Digital Cards" 
sections, earlier in this chapter. 

Increasing Memory 

You can increase the amount of RAM (random access memory) 
in the notebook with an approved optional memory module. 

Each notebook memory slot supports one 256-MB, 512-MB, 
1024-MB, or 2048-MB DDR2 SODIMM memory module. 

Some notebook models are shipped with one of the two memory 
slots vacant. On other models the memory slot may contain a 
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Displaying Memory Information 

When RAM is increased, the operating system increases the hard 
drive space reserved for the hibernation file. 

If you experience problems with Hibernation after increasing 
RAM, verify that your hard drive has enough free space for the 
larger hibernation file. 

■ To display the amount of RAM in the system: 

Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > System > General tab. 

■ To display the amount of free space on your hard drive: 

a. Select My Computer. 

b. Right-click the hard drive. 

c. Select Properties. 

■ To display the amount of space required by the 
hibernation file: 

Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and 
Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. 



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Removing or Inserting a Memory Module 



WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock, access only the 
J-A memory compartment during this procedure. The memory compartment 
and the battery and hard drive bays are the only user-accessible internal 
compartments on the notebook. All other areas that require a tool to 
access should be opened only by a service partner. 



A WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock and damage to 
the notebook, shut down the notebook, unplug the power cord, and 
remove the battery pack before installing a memory module. 



A CAUTION: To prevent damage to electronic components: before 
beginning this procedure, discharge yourself of static electricity by 
touching a grounded metal object. For more information about 
preventing electrostatic damage, refer to the "Electrostatic Discharge" 
section of the Regulatory and Safety Notices guide, on the Notebook 
Documentation CD. 



1. Save your work and shut down the notebook. If you are 
unsure whether the notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the 
computer on and then shut it down through the operating 
system. 

2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the notebook. 

3. Disconnect the power cord. 

4. Turn the notebook upside down. 



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5. Remove the battery pack, if inserted. For instructions, refer to 
"Replacing a Battery Pack" in Chapter 3. 

6. Remove the memory compartment screw O. 

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8. Remove or insert the memory module. 
To remove a memory module: 

a. Pull away the retention clips on each side of the 
module O. (The module tilts upward.) 

b. Grasp the edges of the module and gently pull the module 
out of the memory slot ©. 

c. To protect a memory module after removal, place it in an 
electrostatic-safe container. 




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To insert a memory module: 

a. Align the keyed (notched) edge of the module with the 
keyed area in the memory slot O. 

b. With the module at a 45 -degree angle from the surface 
of the memory compartment, press the module into the 
memory slot until it is seated ©. 

c. Press the module down until the retention clips snap 
into place ©. 




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9. Align and lower the memory compartment cover onto the 
notebook O. 

10. Reinsert and tighten the memory compartment screw ©. 

1 1 . Replace the battery pack if you removed a battery pack at the 
beginning of this procedure, reconnect external power, and 
then restart the notebook. 



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About Drives 

Drives enable you to store and access data. Hard drives and 
optical drives vary by model. 

■ Hard drives are for the storage of data files and of software 
such as system files, applications, and drivers. A hard drive is 
sometimes called a hard disk drive. For more information, see 
the "Hard Drive" section, later in this chapter. 

■ Optical drives, such as a DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, 
support DVDs and/or CDs. DVDs and CDs, often called 
discs, are used to store or transport data and to play music and 
movies. DVDs have a higher capacity than CDs. 

The notebook can read or write to optical drives as described 
in the following table. 



Read CD and 
Optical Drive DVD-ROM 


Write to 
CD-RW 


Write to 
DVD±RW/R 


DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive* Yes 


Yes 


No 


DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Yes 
Combo Drive 


Yes 


Yes 


*Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your notebook. Not 
all supported optical drives may be listed. 



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All models have a digital drive bay that can be used with an 
optional HP USB Digital Drive. For more information, see the 
"HP USB Digital Drive (Select Models Only)" section, later in 
this chapter. 

An optional external drive can be added to the system by 
connecting it to one of the USB (Universal Serial Bus) or 
1394 ports on the notebook. 

Additional data storage can be added with digital cards including 
SD Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards, Smart Media, xD-Picture 
Card, Memory Sticks, and Memory Stick Pro. For more 
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Caring for Drives 

Drives are fragile notebook components that must be handled 
with care. The following cautions apply to all drives. Additional 
cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply. 

/\ CAUTION: To prevent loss or damage to the notebook or a drive: 
■ Handle a drive carefully. Do not drop it. 

■ When inserting a drive, use only enough pressure to seat the drive. 
Excessive force can damage drive connectors. 

■ Do not spray a drive with a cleaner or other liquid or expose it to 
temperature extremes. 

■ Do not remove the primary hard drive (the hard drive in the hard 
drive bay) except for repair or replacement. 

■ Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic components. To 
prevent electrostatic damage to the notebook or a drive: 

□ Discharge yourself from static electricity before handling a drive 
by touching a grounded metal object, and 

□ Avoid touching the connectors on a drive. For more 
information about preventing electrostatic damage, refer to 
the Regulatory and Safety Notices on the Notebook 
Documentation CD. 

■ Avoid exposing a hard drive to devices with magnetic fields. 
Security devices with magnetic fields include airport walk-through 
devices and security wands. The airport security devices that check 
carry-on luggage, usually while it is placed on a conveyor belt, use 
x-rays instead of magnetism and will not damage a hard drive. 

■ If you mail a drive, ship it in packaging that protects it from shock, 
vibration, temperature, and high humidity. Label the package 
"FRAGILE." 



A CAUTION: To prevent damage to drive media, clean a CD or DVD 
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Hard Drive 

This section discusses the primary hard drive of the notebook. 

Identifying the IDE Light 

The IDE light is turned on when the internal hard drive or optical 
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Replacing the Internal Hard Drive 



The hard drive in the hard drive bay is the internal hard drive. 
Remove the internal hard drive only for repair or replacement. 



CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system and loss of work, do not 
begin this procedure until you have 

■ Saved your work, closed all open applications, and shut down 
the notebook. 

■ Disconnected the notebook from external power and removed the 
battery pack. 



1. Save your work and close all open applications. 

2. Back up the data on your hard drive if desired. For back up 
information and instructions, select Start > Help and 
Support. 

3. Shut down the notebook. If you are unsure whether the 
notebook is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on and 
then shut it down through the operating system. 

4. Close the notebook display. 

5. Disconnect the notebook from external power. 

6. Turn the notebook upside down. 

7. Remove the battery pack. 




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10. Using the handle, unseat the hard drive by sliding the hard 
drive towards the edge of the notebook O, and then remove it 
from the hard drive bay ©. 




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1 1 . To install a hard drive, lower the hard drive into the hard 
drive bay O, and then slide the hard drive away from the 
notebook edge until it is fully seated ©. 




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12. Lower the hard drive cover onto the hard drive bay O. 

13. If you have installed a hard drive, reinsert the 4 hard drive 
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Optical Drive 



A CAUTION: To avoid playback distortion or damage to optical media, 
stop the CD or DVD and exit media software before inserting or 
removing an optical drive. 



Inserting an Optical Disc 

1 . Turn on the notebook. 

2. Press the release button O on the drive bezel to release 
the media tray, and then pull the tray outward until it is 
fully extended ©. 

3. Position a CD or one-sided DVD over the tray, label side up. 

4. Gently press the center of the disc onto the tray spindle © 
until the disc snaps into place. Handle the disc by the edges, 
not the flat surfaces. (If the media tray is not fully extended, 
tilt the disc to position it over the tray spindle, and then press 
it down into position.) 

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Removing an Optical Disc (With Power) 

1 . Turn on the notebook. 

2. Press the release button O on the drive bezel to release 
the media tray, and then pull the tray outward until it is 
fully extended ©. 

3. Remove the disc from the tray by gently pressing down on 
the spindle while pulling up on the outer edges of the disc ©. 
Handle the disc by the edges, not the flat surfaces. (If the 
media tray is not fully extended, tilt the disc as you 
remove it.) 

4. Close the media tray. 

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Removing an Optical Disc (Without Power) 

If the notebook is turned off or if no power is available, the 
release button on the optical drive will not work. To remove a 
disc from an optical drive without using the release button: 

1. Insert a small object like the end of a paper clip into the 
release access © in the front bezel of the drive. 

2. Press gently on the paper clip until the media tray is released, 
and then pull the tray out until it is fully extended ©. 

3. Remove the disc from the tray by gently pressing down on 
the spindle while pulling up on the outer edges of the disc ©. 
Handle the disc by the edges, not the flat surfaces. (If the 
media tray is not fully extended, tilt the disc as you 
remove it.) 

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Playing an Optical Disc 

You can play a CD or a DVD in your optical drive. 

The information in this section applies to most optical drives and 
most disc software. For information about specific disc software, 
including Windows Media Player, WinDVD, and the CD creation 
utility included with your notebook, refer to "Using Multimedia 
Software," in Chapter 4. 

Displaying Optical Disc Contents 

When you insert a CD or DVD into the system, the notebook can 
play the disc, display its contents, take no action, or display a 
response prompt on the screen. You can choose how the 
notebook responds to the insertion of a disc by using the 
operating system AutoPlay feature. 

When AutoPlay is enabled, in most cases your notebook responds 
to the following procedures as described: 

■ To prevent an audio CD from opening when AutoPlay is 
enabled on the drive containing it, press the shift key as you 
insert the CD. 

■ To display the contents of a disc when the contents are not 
displayed by AutoPlay: 

1. Insert the disc into the drive. 

2. Select Start > Run, and then type: 

x: (where x is the designation of the drive containing 
the disc.) 

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Protecting Playback 



A CAUTION: Inserting or removing any device while running any 
multimedia application may pause or stop the play. 



A CAUTION: Do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while using drive 
media. Doing so may result in video and audio degradation and loss of 
audio and video playback functionality. 



If Standby or Hibernation is accidentally initiated during 
playback: 

■ You may see the warning message "Putting the computer into 
Hibernation or Standby may stop the playback. Do you want 
to continue?" Select No. (Audio and video may resume or 
you may need to restart the disc.) 

■ If Standby or Hibernation are initiated and no warning 
message is displayed, restore from Hibernation or Standby, 
and then restart the disc. 

□ Restore from Hibernation by briefly pressing the 
power/standby button. 

□ Resume from Standby by briefly pressing the 
power/standby button, using the TouchPad, or pressing 
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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. 
This notebook should not be used for such purposes. 

Boot Order 

By default, the notebook starts up from the internal hard drive. 
You can set the notebook to start up from any bootable CD or 
DVD in the optical drive. A bootable CD or DVD contains files 
needed by the notebook to start up and operate properly. You can 
also boot from a diskette drive or flash device connected to a 
USB port on your notebook. 

Set startup preferences in the Setup utility. The Setup utility is not 
a Windows utility and does not support the TouchPad. For 
information about using the Setup utility, refer to "Using the 
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HP USB Digital Drive 
(Select Models Only) 

HP USB Digital Drives are pocket-sized SD (Secure Digital) 
memory drives for storing and transferring files such as digital 
pictures, music, video, or data files. A digital drive can be 
connected to the digital drive bay or to the USB port with the 
USB digital drive cable either retracted or extended. 

An SD Memory Card must be inserted into a digital drive 
before you can use it with your notebook. Depending on your 
notebook model, you may or may not have an SD Memory Card. 
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Installing an Optional SD Memory Card 

To install an optional SD Memory Card into the optional HP USB 
Digital Drive: 

1 . Remove the cap from the digital drive. 




2. Insert the SD Memory Card into the SD slot of the digital 
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Inserting an Optional Digital Drive into the 
Digital Drive Bay 

To insert the optional digital drive into the digital drive bay: 

1 . Ensure that you have installed an SD Memory Card into the 
digital drive. 

2. Gently insert the digital drive, label side up, into the digital 
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Removing an Optional Digital Drive from 
the Digital Drive Bay 

To remove the optional digital drive from the digital drive bay: 

1 . Press the digital drive release button to extend the button, and 
then press the button again to eject the digital drive O. 

2. Remove the digital drive from the digital drive bay ©. 




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Connecting a Digital Drive to a USB Port 

The optional digital drive can be connected to a USB port on your 
notebook with the USB cable either retracted or extended. 

To connect the digital drive to a USB port with the 
cable retracted: 

1 . Ensure that you have installed an SD Memory Card into the 
digital drive. 

2. Insert the USB connector on the digital drive into a USB port 
on your notebook. 




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To connect the digital drive with the USB cable extended: 
1 . Rotate the USB cable until it is fully extended. 




2. Insert the USB connector on the digital drive into a USB port 
on your notebook. 




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Modem 



A CAUTION: Your built-in modem may not work with multiple phone 
lines or a private branch exchange (PBX), cannot be connected to a 
coin-operated telephone, and does not work with party lines. Some of 
these connections may result in excess electrical voltage and could 
cause a malfunction in the internal modem. Check your telephone line 
type prior to connecting your phone line. 



All notebook models include an RJ-1 1 (modem) jack and a 
preinstalled high-speed 56K modem. A modem cable with 
RJ- 1 1 connectors at each end is included. 

If you purchased a notebook with an internal modem in a country 
where RJ-11 telephone jacks are not standard, a country-specific 
modem adapter is included with the notebook. 

For best performance, connect to any Internet service provider 
(ISP) or modem network that has high-speed Internet access. 

The maximum speed for faxing is 14.4 Kbps, even though the 
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Connecting the Modem 



A WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the 
equipment, do not plug a telephone cable into the RJ-45 (network) jack. 



A WARNING: Connecting the notebook to a digital line can 
permanently damage the modem. Immediately disconnect your modem 
cable if accidentally connected to a digital line. 



A CAUTION: Jacks for digital PBX systems may resemble RJ-1 1 telephone 
jacks, but are not compatible with the modem. 

A modem must be connected to an analog telephone line. 

For more information on connecting and configuring your 
modem, refer to the Modem and Networking guide on the 
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Network 

All notebook models are shipped with an RJ-45 (network) jack. 
A network cable is not included. 

The notebook can be connected to a network whether or not the 
internal modem is connected to a telephone line. 

If your notebook is connected to a network, you may want to 
confer with your network administrator before changing network 
settings. 

The notebook supports network speeds up to 10 Mbps when 
connected to a 10BASE-T network, 100 Mbps when connected to 
a 100BASE-TX network, and 1000 Mbps when connected to a 
1000BASE-TX network. 

Connecting a Network Cable 

For information on connecting a network cable (not included), 
refer to the Modem and Networking guide on the Notebook 
Documentation CD. 

Turning a Network Connection Off and On 

To conserve power, turn off a network connection you are 
not using. 

■ To turn off a network connection, log off the network, and 
then disconnect the network cable. 

■ To turn on a network connection, connect the network cable, 
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Accessing the Network at Startup 

To connect the notebook to a PXE (Preboot execution 
Environment) server during startup, you must enable the internal 
NIC for startup, and then respond to the Network Service Boot 
prompt each time you want to connect to the server. 

■ To enable the NIC for startup and set the notebook to display 
the Network Service Boot prompt each time the notebook is 
started or restarted, set your preferences in the Setup utility. 
For more information about using the Setup utility, refer to 
"Using the Setup Utility," in Chapter 9. 

The Setup utility is not a Windows utility and does not 
support the TouchPad. 

■ To respond to the Network Service Boot prompt, press f12 
while the prompt "F12 = Boot from LAN" is displayed very 
briefly in the lower-left corner of the screen before 
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Wireless Function (Select Models Only) 

If your notebook is equipped with an integrated wireless device 
such as 802.1 1 or Bluetooth wireless devices, you have a wireless 
notebook. 

■ An 802.1 1 wireless notebook can connect to wireless 
networks in corporate offices, your home, and public places. 
Wireless networks include wireless local area networks 
(WLANs) or "hotspots." Hotspots are wireless access points 
available in public places, such as airports, restaurants, coffee 
shops, hotels, and universities. 

■ A Bluetooth wireless notebook can connect to other 
Bluetooth wireless-enabled devices using a wireless personal 
area network (PAN). 

The internal wireless antennae on your notebook are shown in the 
following illustration. 



WARNING: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation. 

iAThe radiated output power of this device is below the FCC radio 
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the device should be used in 
such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal 
operation is minimized. To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC 
radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the antenna should 
not be less than 20 cm (8 inches) during normal operation, including 
when the notebook display is closed. 



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Your notebook has a button that may be used to enable and 
disable the 802.11 and Bluetooth® wireless devices and an 
associated light to indicate the state of the wireless devices. The 
following illustration shows the wireless button and light. 



The wireless function, enabled by default, can be disabled in 
the Setup utility. Disabling wireless in the Setup utility will 
prevent the wireless button from turning on wireless devices. 
For more information, refer to "Using the Setup Utility" in 
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Wireless Local Area Network 

With the 802.11 wireless device, you can access a wireless local 
area network (WLAN), which is composed of other computers 
and accessories linked by a wireless router or a wireless access 
point. 

■ A large scale WLAN, such as a corporate WLAN or public 
WLAN hotspot, typically use wireless access points, that can 
handle a large number of computers and accessories and 
can separate critical network functions. 

■ A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless 
router, which enables several wireless and wired computers to 
share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without 
additional pieces of hardware or software. Wireless access 
point and wireless router are often used interchangeably. 

Notebooks with 802.1 1 WLAN devices may support one or more 
of 3 IEEE physical layer standards: 

■ 802.11a 

■ 802.11b 

■ 802. llg 

There are 3 popular implementations of WLAN adapters: 

■ 802.11b only 

■ 802.11b/g 

■ 802.11a/b/g 

802. 1 lb, the first popular WLAN standard, supports data rates of 
up to 11 Mbps and operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 802. llg, 
which came later, also operates at 2.4 GHz but supports data rates 
of up to 54 Mbps. An 802.1 lg WLAN device is backward 
compatible with 802. 1 lb devices, so they can operate on the same 
network. 802. 11a supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps but 
operates at a frequency of 5 GHz. 802.11a is not compatible with 
802. 1 lb and 802.1 lg. For information on identifying the type of 
device in your notebook, refer to the "Identifying a WLAN 
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Setting Up a WLAN in Your Home 



To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet in your home, you 
need the following equipment. The illustration below shows an 
example of a completed wireless network installation that is 
connected to the Internet. This wireless network includes 

■ An optional broadband modem (either DSL or cable) and 
high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet 
service provider (ISP) O. 

■ An optional wireless router (purchased separately) ©. 

■ Your wireless notebook ©. 



As this network grows, additional wireless and wired computers 
can be connected to the network to access the Internet. 



If you need technical assistance to install your WLAN, contact 
the router manufacturer or your ISP. 



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Using a WLAN Connection 

To use a WLAN connection: 

■ Verify that all drivers required by the 802.11 wireless device 
are installed and that the 802. 1 1 wireless device is correctly 
configured. 

(§5%^ If you are using an integrated 802. 1 1 wireless device, all required 
drivers are installed and the adapter is preconfigured and ready 
for use. 

■ If you are using an integrated 802.1 1 wireless device, verify 
that the 802.1 1 wireless device is turned on. When the 802. 1 1 
wireless device is turned on, the wireless light is turned on. 
If the wireless light is off, turn on the 802. 1 1 wireless device. 
Refer to "Device Power States," later in this chapter. 

■ For your home WLAN, verify that your router is correctly 
configured. For instructions, refer to your router 
documentation. 



(5^. Functional range for subsequent WLAN connections vary, 
depending on your notebook WLAN implementation, router 
manufacturer, and interference from varying types of walls and 
other electronic devices. 



For more information about using a WLAN connection: 

■ Refer to information from your ISP and the documentation 
included with your wireless router and other WLAN 
equipment. 

■ Access the information and Web site links provided at 
Start > Help and Support. 

■ Refer to the documentation included with your notebook. The 
Troubleshooting guide on the Notebook Documentation CD 
contains a section about wireless LAN device problems and 
resolutions. 



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Using Wireless Security Features 

When you set up your own WLAN or access an existing WLAN, 
always ensure that security features are protecting the WLAN. If 
you do not enable security on your WLAN, an unauthorized 
wireless user can access your notebook data and use your Internet 
connection without your knowledge. 

The most common security levels are Wi-Fi Protected Access 
(WPA)-Personal and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). In 
addition to enabling WPA-Personal or WEP security encryption 
on the router, you may want to use one or more of the following 
security measures: 

■ Change the default network name (SSID) and password. 

■ Use a firewall. 

■ Set security on your Web browser. 

■ Enable MAC address filtering on the router. 

For more information about WLAN security, refer to the HP Web 
site at http://www.hp.com/go/wireless for details. 

Installing Wireless Software (Optional) 

Microsoft Windows XP supports WLAN configuration with the 
Zero Client Configuration feature. HP provides a separate WLAN 
configuration utility that must be installed if you plan to use 
Cisco Compatible Extensions. Cisco Compatible Extensions 
enable wireless devices to use Cicso-based WLANs. 



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Identifying a WLAN Device 

To install HP WLAN software for an integrated 802. 1 1 wireless 
device, you need to know the name of the integrated 802.11 
wireless device on your notebook. To identify an integrated 
802.11 wireless device: 

1. Display the names of all the 802.11 wireless devices on your 
notebook: 

a. Select Start > My Computer. 

b. Right-click in the My Computer window. 

c. Select Properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager > 
Network Adapters. 

2. Identify the 802.11 wireless device from the list that is 
displayed: 

□ The listing for an 802. 1 1 wireless device includes the term 
wireless LAN, WLAN, or 802.11. 

□ If no 802. 1 1 wireless device is listed, either your notebook 
does not have an integrated 802.1 1 wireless device, or the 
driver for the 802. 1 1 wireless device is not properly 
installed. 



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Accessing WLAN Software and 
Documentation 

Your WLAN software is preloaded on your notebook and is 
available in the Software Setup utility. 

To install the WLAN software: 

» Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup, and then 
follow the instructions on the screen. (When you are 
prompted to select the software you want to install, select or 
clear the corresponding check boxes.) 

The WLAN software is also available as a SoftPaq at the HP Web 
site. To access, download, and install the SoftPaq, use either of 
the following procedures: 

■ Select Start > Help and Support. 

- or - 

■ Visit the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support: 

a. Choose your language and region. 

b. Select the Download Drivers and Software radio button 

c. Enter your computer model information, and then follow 
the instructions provided at the Web site. 

(§5%^ WLAN software is provided in the Network category. To access 
model information about your computer, refer to the serial 
number label. The serial number label is on the bottom of the 
notebook. 

To access documentation for your WLAN software: 

1 . Install the WLAN software as instructed earlier in this 
chapter. 

2. Open the utility. 

3. Select Help on the menu bar. 



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Troubleshooting Devices 

For more troubleshooting information, visit the HP Web site 
(http://www.hp.com/go/wireless) or refer to the documentation 
included with your notebook. 

Bluetooth (Select Models Only) 

The Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless 
communications that replace the physical cable connections that 
traditionally link electronic devices such as 

■ Network access points. 

■ Computers (desktop, notebook, PDA). 

■ Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone). 

■ Imaging devices (printer, camera). 

■ Audio devices (headset, speakers). 

The devices are represented in the Bluetooth for Windows 
software by graphical icons that resemble their physical features, 
which makes them easily recognizable and distinguishes them 
from other classes of devices. 

The Bluetooth for Windows software provides the following 
functions: 

■ Personal Information Management (PIM) item 
transfer — Sends and receives information files such as 
business cards, calendar items, notes, and message items to 
and from another Bluetooth computer or device. 

■ PIM synchronization — Synchronizes PIM data between a 
computer, PDA, or cell phone using Bluetooth. 

■ File Transfer — Sends and receives files to and from another 
Bluetooth computer. 



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■ Network access (Personal Area Networking 

Profile) — Enables 2 or more Bluetooth devices to form an 
ad-hoc (peer-to-peer) network. Provides a mechanism that 
enables a Bluetooth device to access a remote network 
through a network access point. The network access points 
can be traditional LAN data access points or group ad-hoc 
networks that represent a set of devices that are attached only 
to one another. 

■ Dial-up networking — Connects Bluetooth devices to the 
Internet. 

■ Bluetooth serial port — Transfers data over the Bluetooth link 
using a virtual COM port. 

■ Hands-Free — Enables a vehicle-embedded, hands-free unit or 
a notebook serving as a hands-free unit to establish a wireless 
connection to a cellular phone and to act as the Bluetooth 
cellular phone audio input and output mechanism. 

■ Basic imaging — Provides a wireless connection between a 
Bluetooth-enabled camera and other Bluetooth devices. The 
camera can be controlled remotely by a notebook, and images 
can be transferred from a camera to be stored on a computer 
or to be printed. 

■ Human interface device — Provides a wireless connection to 
other Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards, pointing devices, 
gaming devices, and remote monitoring devices. 

■ Fax — Provides a Bluetooth connection that enables a 
notebook to send or receive a fax message using a Bluetooth 
cellular phone or modem. 

■ Headset — Provides a wireless connection between a headset 
and a notebook or cellular phone. The headset acts as the 
device's audio input and output mechanism and increases 
mobility. 

For more information about using Bluetooth with your notebook, 
refer to the Wireless Documentation CD included with your 
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Device Power States 

The wireless button enables and disables 802.11 wireless and 
Bluetooth devices. By default, the 802. 1 1 wireless and Bluetooth 
devices and wireless light are turned on when you turn on the 
notebook. 



Turning on a wireless device does not automatically create a 
WLAN or connect you to a WLAN. For information on setting 
up a WLAN refer to "Wireless Local Area Network," earlier in 
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The 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth devices have 2 power states: 

■ Enabled 

■ Disabled 

You can enable and disable the wireless devices with the wireless 
button. 

Sfev. If you want your wireless devices to be turned on when you turn 



on your notebook, you must turn them on before you shut down 
or restart. 




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Restorations and Utilities 



Software Updates 

For optimal notebook performance and to make sure your 
notebook remains compatible with changing technologies, install 
the latest versions of the software provided with your notebook as 
they become available. 

You may find that the easiest way to update the software provided 
with your notebook is to use the software update links provided at 
Start > Help and Support. 

If you prefer to work from more detailed instructions, the 
information in the following sections will help you to 

■ Prepare for updates. 

■ Access updates at the HP Web site. 

■ Download and install updates. 



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Preparing for Software Updates 

If your notebook connects to a network, consult with your 
network administrator before installing any software updates, 
particularly a ROM update. 

It is also recommended that you set a restore point before 
beginning a software update. For instructions, see the "Setting a 
System Restore Point" section, later in this chapter. 

To prepare for any software update, you need to identify your 
notebook type, series or family, and model. To prepare for a 
ROM (read-only memory) update, you need to identify the ROM 
version currently installed on the notebook. Refer to the 
following sections for information on how to access notebook 
product and ROM information. 



The notebook ROM stores the BIOS (basic input/output 
system). The BIOS determines how the notebook hardware 
interacts with the operating system and external devices and 
also supports such notebook services as time and date. 



Accessing Notebook Product Information 

To access the updates for your notebook, you will need the 
following information: 

■ The product category is Notebook. 

■ The product family name and series number are printed on 
the display bezel. 

■ More complete model information is provided on the serial 
number label on the bottom of the notebook. 

The product name, notebook model, and notebook serial number 
are also displayed in the same section of the Setup utility that 
displays ROM information, as described in the next section. 




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Accessing Notebook ROM Information 

To determine whether an available ROM update is a later 
ROM version than the ROM version currently installed on the 
notebook, you need to know the version of the currently 
installed ROM. 

To view the ROM version of your notebook: 
» Press fn+esc. 



When viewing system information, the system BIOS date is the 
version number of the system ROM. The BIOS date may 
display in a decimal format, such as 10/19/2003 F.07. 



ROM information is also displayed in the Setup utility. The Setup 
utility is a non-Windows utility that does not support the 
TouchPad. For complete information about using the Setup 
utility, see the "Using the Setup Utility" section, later in 
this chapter. 

1 . To open the Setup utility, turn on or restart the notebook. 

2. Before Windows opens and while the "Press <F10> to enter 
setup" prompt is displayed in the lower left section of the 
screen, press flO. 

3. The ROM version and date are displayed in the System BIOS 
Version field. 

4. To exit the Setup utility without changing any settings: 

a. Press esc to close the window. 

b. Use the arrow keys to select Ignore changes and exit, 
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Downloading and Installing an Update 

Most software at the HP Web site is packaged in a compressed 
file called a SoftPaq. Some ROM updates may be packaged in a 
compressed file called a ROMPaq. 

Most download packages contain a file named Readme.txt. 
Readme.txt contains detailed descriptive, installation, and 
troubleshooting information about the download. Readme.txt 
included with ROMPaqs are English only. 

The following sections provide instructions for downloading 
and installing 

■ A ROM update. 

■ A SoftPaq containing an update other than a ROM update. 

Downloading and Installing a ROM Update 

A CAUTION: To prevent serious damage to the notebook or an 
unsuccessful installation, download and install a ROM update only while 
the notebook is connected to reliable external power. (Do not download 
or install a ROM update while the notebook is connected to an expansion 
product or running on battery power.) During the download and 
installation: 

■ Do not unplug the notebook from the electrical outlet. 

■ Do not shut down the notebook or initiate Standby or Hibernation. 

■ Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, 
or cord. 



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Downloading a ROM Update 

1 . Access the page at the HP Web site that provides software for 
your notebook: 

□ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a 
software update link. 

- or - 

□ Visit the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support. 

2. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your 
notebook and access the ROM update you want to download. 

3. At the download area: 

a. Record the date, name, or other identifier of any ROM 
update that is later than the ROM currently installed on 
your notebook. (You may need to locate the update later, 
after it has been downloaded to the hard drive.) 

b. Record the path to the default or custom location on the 
hard drive to which the ROM package will download. 
(You may need to access the ROM package after it has 
been downloaded.) 

c. Follow the online instructions to download your selection 
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Installing a ROM Update 

ROM installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that 
are displayed on the screen after the download is complete. If no 
instructions are displayed: 

1 . Open Windows Explorer. To open Windows Explorer from 
the Start menu, select Start > All Programs > Accessories > 
Windows Explorer. 

2. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window, select 
My Computer, and then your hard drive designation. (The 
hard drive designation is typically Local Disk C.) Then 
follow the path you recorded earlier to the folder on the hard 
drive that contains the update. 

3. To begin the installation, open the folder, and then select the 
file having an .exe extension — for example, Filename.exe. 
(The ROM update installation begins.) 

4. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on 
the screen. 



Sfcv. After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, 



you can delete the downloaded file from the destination folder. 



Downloading and Installing a Non-ROM 
SoftPaq 



To update software other than the notebook ROM: 

1 . Access the page at the HP Web site that provides software for 
your notebook: 

□ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a 
software update link. 

- or - 

□ Visit the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support. 

2. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your 
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3. At the download area: 

a. Write down the date, name, or other identifier of the 
SoftPaq you plan to download. (You will need to 
locate the update later, after it has been downloaded to 
the hard drive.) 

b. Follow the online instructions to download the SoftPaq 
to the hard drive. 

4. When the download is complete, open Windows Explorer. To 
open Windows Explorer from the Start menu, select Start > 
All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer. 

5. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window, select 
My Computer > your hard drive designation (which 

is typically Local Disk C) > SWSetup folder. 

The destination folder for most downloads from the HP Web 
site is the SWSetup folder. If you do not see the download in 
the SWSetup folder, look in the My Documents folder. 

6. In the destination folder, select the name or number of the 
software package you have downloaded. 

7. Select the file that includes an .exe extension — for example, 
Filename.exe. (The installation begins.) 

8. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on 
the screen. 



After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, 



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System Restore 

The System Restore utility enables you to safeguard your system 
files and functional configurations by using System Restore 
points. 

System Restore points are restorable "snapshots" or benchmarks 
of your system. The notebook may set System Restore points 
whenever you change personal settings or add software or 
hardware. Manually setting System Restore points provides 
additional protection for your system files and settings. It is 
recommended that you set System Restore points 

■ Before you add or extensively modify software or hardware. 

■ Periodically, whenever the system is performing optimally. 

Setting a System Restore Point 

To set a System Restore point manually: 

1. Select Start > Help and Support > Tools. (Notebook and 
diagnostic information is displayed.) 

2. Select System Restore, and then follow the on-screen 
instructions for setting a Restore Point. 

Restoring to a System Restore Point 

To restore the notebook to a System Restore point: 

1. Select Start > Help and Support > Tools. (Notebook and 
diagnostic information is displayed.) 

2. Select System Restore, and then follow the on-screen 
instructions for restoring the notebook to a Restore Point. 



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Repairing or Reinstalling the 
Operating System 

The Operating System disc included with your notebook can be 
used to repair or reinstall the operating system. Either operations 
may take 1 to 2 hours to complete. 

■ Repairing the operating system preserves your data and 
settings. 

■ Reinstalling the operating system deletes all files on the 
notebook. After the operating system has been reinstalled, 
all device drivers must also be reinstalled. 

It is recommended that you try to restore your system by using 
the System Restore utility before you consider repairing or 
reinstalling your operating system. For restoration instructions, 
see the "System Restore" section, earlier in this chapter. 

If a System Restore restoration fails to restore functionality, 
first try to repair the operating system. If the repair procedure 
does not restore functionality, you may need to reinstall the 
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Repairing the Operating System 

To repair the operating system without deleting your 
personal data, use the Operating System disc that was shipped 
with the notebook: 

1 . Connect the notebook to external power and turn on 
the notebook. 

2. Immediately insert the Operating System disc (included with 
the notebook) into the optical drive. 

3. Press and hold the power/standby button for 5 seconds to turn 
off the notebook. 

4. Press the power/standby button again to start the notebook. 

5. When prompted, press any key to boot from the disc. (After a 
few minutes, the Welcome to Setup screen is displayed.) 

6. Press enter to continue. (A Licensing Agreement screen 
is displayed.) 

/\ If your system is not recognized as an existing Windows 

installation, you will not be able to repair the operating system 
without losing data. Press F3 to exit and refer to the Microsoft 
Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/ for 
information on using Recovery Console. 

7. Press f8 to accept the agreement and continue. (The Setup 
window is displayed.) 

8. Press R to repair the selected Windows installation. (The 
repair process begins. The notebook restarts in Windows after 
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Reinstalling the Operating System 

If the System Recovery and operating system repair procedures 
did not restore functionality to your notebook, it may be 
necessary to reinstall the operating system. 

A CAUTION: Personal data and any software you have installed on the 
notebook will be lost during the operating system reinstall. To protect 
your data, back up your data before beginning the procedure. For 
back up information and instructions, select Start > Help and 
Support. Also see the "System Restore" section, earlier in this 
chapter. 



During the reinstallation, you may be prompted for your 
Product Key. The Product Key is displayed on the Microsoft 
Certificate of Authenticity label on the bottom of the notebook. 



To reinstall the operating system using the Operating System disc 
included with the notebook: 

1 . Connect the notebook to external power and turn on 
the notebook. 

2. Immediately insert the Operating System disc into the 
optical drive. 

3. Press and hold the power/standby button for 5 seconds to turn 
off the notebook. 

4. Press the power/standby button again to turn on the notebook. 

5. When prompted, press any key to boot from the disc. (After a 
few minutes, the Welcome to Setup screen is displayed.) 

6. Press enter to continue. (A Licensing Agreement screen 
is displayed.) 

7. Press f8 to accept the agreement and continue. (The Setup 
window is displayed.) 

8. If you have an existing Windows operating system 
installation, press esc to continue installing a new copy of 
the operating system instead of repairing it. 



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9. Press enter to set up the operating system. 

10. Press C to continue setup using this partition. 

1 1 . Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system 
(Quick), and press enter. 

Formatting a drive will delete all current files. 

12. Press F to format the drive and follow the on-screen 
instructions. (The reinstallation process begins. This process 
may take up to 2 hours to complete. The notebook restarts in 
Windows after the process is complete.) 

13. Reinstall device drivers and software using the Application 
and Driver Recovery disc, included with your notebook. 
Refer to the following section, "Reinstalling Device Drivers 
and Other Software," for details. 

Reinstalling Device Drivers and Other 
Software 

After the installation process is complete, you must reinstall 
drivers and other software. 

To reinstall drivers use the Application and Driver Recovery disc 
included with the notebook: 

1, While running Windows, insert the Application and Driver 
Recovery disc into the optical drive. 

If you do not have Autorun enabled, select Start > Run. 
Then type D:\SWSETUP\APPINSTL\SETUP.EXE (where D indicates 
the optical drive). 

2. Follow the on-screen instructions for installing drivers. 

After the drivers are reinstalled, you must reinstall any software 
you added to the notebook. Use the Application and Driver 
Recovery disc, included with your notebook, or follow the 
installation instructions provided with the software. 



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Installing a Retail Version of an 
Operating System 

A CAUTION: Replacing an operating system enhanced for your 
HP notebook with a retail version of an operating system will result in 
the loss of all enhancements. In some cases, the loss of these 
enhancements may result in an unresponsive system or the loss of 
complete USB support. 



The Windows operating system provided on the notebook or 
on a restoration disc is enhanced for your HP notebook. The 
enhancements add power and security features and provide 
supplementary support for external devices such as drives and 
PC Cards. 

Using the Setup Utility 

The Setup utility is a preinstalled, ROM-based information and 
customization utility that can be used even when your operating 
system is not working or will not load. 

The utility reports information about the notebook and provides 
settings for startup, password, port, Setup utility appearance, and 
other preferences. 



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Opening the Setup Utility 

To access most settings: 

1 . Start up or restart the notebook. 

2. Before Windows opens and while the "Press <F10> to enter 
setup" prompt is displayed in the lower left corner of the 
screen, press f10. 

On select models only, you must start up (not restart) the 
notebook to access the settings for a hard drive password. 

Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility 

Because the Setup utility is not based on Windows, it does not 
support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection are by keystroke. 

■ To navigate, use the up and down arrow keys or tab. 

■ To select an item, use the arrow keys to select the item, and 
then press enter. 

■ To close a display but remain in the Setup utility, press esc. 



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Selecting from the Security Menu 



Select 


To Do This 


AarTiinistraTor rasswora 


tnier, cnange, or ueieie an aaminisiraior 




password. 


Power-On Password 


Enter, change, or delete a power-on password. 


DriveLock Password 


■ Enable/disable DriveLock. 




■ Change a DriveLock user or master password. 




DriveLock settings are accessible only 




when you enter the Setup utility by turning 




on (not restarting) the notebook. 


Device security 


Enable/disable floppy and CD-ROM boot. 


Selecting from the Tools Menu 


Select 


To Do This 


Hard Drive Self Test 


Run a quick or comprehensive self test on any 




hard drive in the system. 


Selecting from the Advanced Menu 


Select 


To Do This 


Language Support 


Change the Setup utility language. 


Boot Order 


Set the boot order. 


Accessibility Options 


Set F10 delay when starting up. 


Wireless LAN / Bluetooth 


Enable/disable the wireless function. 


Devices 





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Restoring Setup Utility Default Settings 

To return all Setup utility settings to default values, select Exit > 
Load Setup Defaults. (Identification information, including 
ROM version information, is retained.) 

Exiting the Setup Utility 

■ To close the utility and save your changes from the current 
session, select Exit > Exit Saving Changes. 

■ To close the utility without saving changes from the current 
session, select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes. 

When you select either option, the Setup utility closes, and then 
Windows opens. 



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Specifications 



The information in this appendix may be helpful if you 
plan to use or transport the notebook internationally or in 
extreme environments. 

Notebook Dimensions 



Dimension 


Metric 


U.S. 


Height (front) 


4.46 cm 


1 .76 in 


Height (rear) 


5.06 cm 


1.99 in 


Width 


39.80 cm 


15.67 in 


Depth (with hinge) 


28.29 cm 


11.14 in 



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Operating Environment 



Factor Metric 


U.S. 


Temperature 


Operating (not writing to 0° to 35°C 
optical disc) 


32° to 95°F 


Operating (writing to 5° to 35°C 
optical disc) 


41° to 95°F 


Nonoperating -20° to 60°C 


-4° to 140°F 


Relative humidity (noncondensing) 


Operating 10% to 90% 


10% to 90% 


Nonoperating 5% to 95% 


5% to 95% 


Maximum altitude (unpressurized) 


Operating -15 m to 3,048 m 


-50 ft to 10,000 ft 


Nonoperating -1 5 m to 1 2, 1 92 m 


-50 ft to 40,000 ft 



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Rated Input Power 

The notebook operates on DC power, which can be supplied 
by an AC or a DC power source. Although the notebook can 
be powered from a stand-alone DC power source, it is strongly 
recommended that the notebook be powered only with a 
supported AC adapter. 

The notebook is capable of accepting DC power within the 
following specifications. 



Input Power 


Rating 


Operating voltage 


19.0 Vdc @ 7.1 A/9.5 A - 




135 W/180 W* 


Operating current 


7.1 A/9.5 A* 


*Refer to the rating marked on your notebook. 



This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with 
phase-to-phase voltage not exceeding 240 Vrms. 



Expansion Port Input/Output Signals 

The expansion port signal information in this section may be 
helpful if you plan to use an optional notebook product that 
connects to the expansion port 2 on your notebook. 

The expansion port 2 is illustrated in the section "Right-Side 
Components" in Chapter 1 . 



The notebook has only one expansion port. The term expansion 
port 2 describes the type of expansion port. 



Optional HP expansion products that connect to the notebook 
expansion port 2 include an HP xb2000 Notebook Expansion 
Base or an HP xc2000 Notebook All-in-One Media Cable. 



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The following table identifies the input and output signals 
supported by the expansion port 2 on your notebook. 

(gjv Not all expansion products will support these features. 



Feature Support 



USB 2.0 


Yes 


10/100 Ethernet 


Yes 


Gigabit Ethernet 


No 


IEEE 1394 (4-pin port) 


Yes 


Consumer IR (for optional remote 


No 


control only) 




Power inputs 


135 W/180 W* 


Composite video 


Yes 


S-Video 


Yes 


Component video 


Yes 


S/PDIF audio 


Yes 


DVI 


No 


Headphone/speaker audio-out 


Yes 


Microphone audio-in 


Yes 


*Refer to the rating marked on your notebook. 



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Finding More Environmental 
Information 

The specifications in this appendix contain information about 
exposing the notebook to environmental extremes. 

■ For similar information about storing battery packs, refer to 
"Storing a Battery Pack" in Chapter 3. 

■ For information about exposing the notebook to sunlight, 
ultraviolet light, x-rays, or magnetic fields, refer to the 
Maintenance, Shipping and Travel guide on the Notebook 
Documentation CD. 



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1394 connector 1-13 
1394 devices 6-4, 7-2 
1394 port 

expansion product support 

identifying 1-13 
using 6-4, 7-2 

A 

AC adapter 

identifying 1-18 

when to use 3-1 
adapter, country-specific 

modem 1-18 
administrator password 5-5 
airport security devices 7-3 
altitude specifications A-2 
antivirus software 5-17 
Application and Driver 

Recovery disc 9-12 
applications. See software; 

software updates 
audio cable 4-5 
audio CD. See CDs 
audio device, connecting 4-3 
audio-in (microphone) jack 

connecting 4-4 

identifying 1-10, 4-3 



audio-out (headphone) jack 
connecting 4-4 
identifying 1-10, 4-3 

AutoPlay 7-13 

B 

backing up system 9-8 

battery bay 

identifying 1-14 
removing battery pack 
3-26 

battery light 1-7, 3-16 
battery pack 

calibrating 3-2 1 

charging 3-17, 3-21 

conservation settings 3-25 

discharging 3-22 

identifying 1-18 

monitoring charge 3-18 

recharging 3-23 

removing 3-26 

replacing 3-26 

storing 3-24 

when to remove 3-5 
battery pack release latch 

identifying 1-14 

using 3-26 



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battery power 

conserving 3-25 

when to use 3-6 
BIOS (basic input/output 
system) 5-2, 9-2 

See also ROM 
Bluetooth 8-13 
boot order 7-15 
buttons 

digital drive eject 1-12 

display release 1-7 

mute 1-6, 4-1 

optical drive release 1-10 

PC Card eject 1-12, 6-8 

power/standby 1-4 

TouchPad 1-2, 2-2 

volume 1-6, 4-1 

wireless 1-6 

See also keys; latches 

c 

cables 

audio 4-5 

modem 1-13, 1-17, 8-1 
network 1-13, 1-17, 8-3 
S-Video 4-6 
USB digital drive 7-21 
See also power cord 
caps lock light 1-5 
card and socket services, PC 

Card 6-5, 6-10 
card. See ExpressCard; 
memory; PC Card; digital 
cards 



CD creation utility 
creating CDs 4-13 
preparing to use 4-13 
UDF prompt 4-14 

CD-ROM drive. See optical 
drives 

CDs 

creating 4-13 
hotkeys 2-11 
inserting 7-10 
playing 4-11 
removing 7-11, 7-12 
starting from 7-15 
See also discs; media; 
DVDs 

closing the notebook display 
3-13 

compartment, memory. See 

memory compartment 
composite video devices 2-9 
connectors 
drive 7-3 
power 1-8 
conservation, power 3-25 
copyright-protected material 
7-15 

country-specific modem 

adapter 1-18 
customer support 1-20, 2-8 

D 

device disabling 5-16 
device security 5-16 
digital cards 

disabling 6-18 

inserting 6-16 



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Memory Stick (MS) 6-14 
Memory Stick Pro (MS/P) 
6-14 

MultiMediaCard (MMC) 

6-14 
overview 6-14 
removing 6-17 
restarting 6-18 
Secure Digital (SD) 

Memory Card 6-14 
Secure Digital 

Input/Output (SD I/O) 

6-14 

SmartMedia (SM) card 
6-14 

xD-Picture Card (XD) 

6- 14 
digital drive 

installing SD Memory Card 

7- 17 
removing 7-19 
using 7-16 

digital drive bay 
identifying 1-12 
inserting digital drive 7-18 
removing digital drive 
7-19 

digital drive cable 7-21 
digital drive eject button 1-12 
Digital Media Slot light 6-15 
Digital Media Slot, identifying 
1-12 

dimensions, notebook A-l 



discs 

Application and Driver 
Recovery 9-12 

hotkeys 2-1 1 

Operating System 9-1 1 

playing 4-11 

See also CDs; media; 
DVDs 
display 

brightness 2-10 

switching image 2-8 
display release button 1-7 
display switch 

changing function 3-13 

identifying 3-8 
display system information 
2-7 

documentation 1-20 
drive media. See media 
DriveLock 5-12 
drivers, reinstalling 9-12 
drives 

adding 7-2 

avoiding Standby and 
Hibernation while using 
optical 7-14 

caring for 7-3 

overview 7-2 

safety concerns 7-3 

security concerns 7-3 

shipping 7-3 

starting from 7-15 

types 7-1 

See also hard drive, 
internal; optical drives 



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DVD-ROM drive. See optical 

drives 
DVDs 

creating with WinDVD 

4-15 
hotkeys 2-11 
inserting 7-10 
playing 4-11 
playing, with WinDVD 
4-11 

region settings 4-12 
removing 7-11, 7-12 
starting from 7-15 
See also CDs; discs; media 

E 

electrostatic discharge (ESD) 

6-20, 7-3 
emergency shutdown 

procedures 3-10 
enablers, PC Card 6-5, 6-10 
environmental specifications 

A-l 

error message, Playback of 
content from this region not 
permitted 4-11 
ESD (electrostatic discharge) 

6-20, 7-3 
exhaust vents 
left-side 1-1 1 
rear 1-9 
expansion port 2 
identifying 1-13 
supported signals A-3 
ExpressCard 

configuring 6-10 



identifying 6-9 
inserting 6-11 
removing 6-13 
ExpressCard slot 
identifying 1-12 
inserting ExpressCard 
6-11 

removing ExpressCard 
6-13 

ExpressCard slot cover 6-1 1 
external monitor port 1-8 
external VGA support 2-9 

F 

fan vents 1-9, 1-11, 1-15 
firewall software 5-2, 5-19 
flash memory card. See digital 

cards 
fn key 1-3, 2-5 

See also function keys 
function keys 

changing Standby function 
3-13 

identifying 1-3, 2-5 
See also fn key 

H 

hard drive bay 

identifying 1-14 

installing hard drive 7-7 

replacing hard drive 7-5 
hard drive cover 7-6, 7-9 
hard drive retaining screws 

7-6, 7-9 
hard drive, internal 

displaying free space 6-19 

DriveLock 5-12 



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overview 7-4 

replacing 7-5 

space required for 
Hibernation file 6-19 
hardware components, 

displaying information 2-7 
hardware features 1-1 
headphone jack 

connecting 4-4 

identifying 1-10, 4-3 
headphones 4-3, A-A 
height, notebook A-l 
Help and Support Center 

additional information 2-8 

hotkey 2-8 
Help and Support Guide 1-20 
help, customer 1-20, 2-8 
Hibernation 

avoiding when playing 
media 7-14 

changing configuration 
during 3-4 

controls and indicators 3-8 

defined 3-4 

disabling 3-5 

drive media use 3-7 

enabling 3-5 

initiating 1-4, 3-6, 3-12 

overview 3-4 

restoring 1-4, 3-4, 3-12 

setting preferences 3-13 

when to use 3-4 
hotkey commands 

display brightness 2-10 

Help and Support Center 
2-8 



initiate Standby 2-9, 3-8, 
3-11 

print options window 2-8 
Quick Reference 2-6 
QuickLock 2-10 
switch image 2-8 
Web browser 2-8 
hotkeys 

changing power options 
3-13 

function key locations 1-3 

overview 2-4 

procedures 2-7 

quick reference 2-6 
HP password 5-5 
HP password guidelines 5-6 
HP USB Digital Drive 

inserting 7-18 

installing SD Memory Card 
7-17 

removing 7-19 

using 7-16 

See also USB digital drive 
cable 
hubs, USB 6-2 
humidity specifications A-2 

I 

IDE (Integrated Drive 

Electronics) light 1-7, 7-4 
intake vents 1-15 
InterVideo WinDVD Creator 

creating DVDs 4-15, 4-16 

overview 4-9 
InterVideo WinDVD Player 

error message 4-1 1 



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managing region settings 

4-12 
overview 4-9 
reinstalling 4-10 
using 4-10 

J 

jacks 

audio-in (microphone) 

1-10, 4-3, 4-4 
audio-out (headphone) 

1_10, 4-4 
RJ-11 (modem) 1-13 
RJ-45 (network) 1-13 
S-Video-out 1-8, 4-6 

K 

keypad 1-3, 2-12 

keys 

fn 1-3, 2-5 
function 1-3, 2-5 
hotkeys 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7 
keypad 1-3, 2-12 
shortcut 2-4, 2-6, 2-7 
Windows applications 1-3 
Windows logo 1-3 
See also buttons; function 
keys; latches 

L 

labels 

Microsoft Certificate of 

Authenticity 1-19, 9-11 
modem approvals 1-19 
product identification 1-19 
system 1-19 

wireless certification 1-19 



latches 

battery pack locking 3-27 

battery pack release 1-14 

See also buttons; keys 
lights 

battery 1-7, 3-16 

caps lock 1-5 

Digital Media Slot 6-15 

IDE 1-7, 7-4 

num lock 1-5 

power/standby 1-7, 3-16 

TouchPad 1-2, 2-2 

wireless 1-5 
lock, security cable 5-20 
locked system 1-4, 3-10 
locking latches, battery pack 
3-27 

low-battery conditions 3-19 
M 

Maintenance, Shipping and 

Travel guide 1-20 
measurements, notebook A-l 
media 

affected by airport security 
7-3 

canceling AutoPlay on 
7-13 

displaying contents of 7-13 
handling 7-3 
inserting 7-10 
removing, with power 7-1 1 
removing, without power 
7-12 

See also CDs; discs; DVDs 
media tray 7-10, 7-1 1 



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memory 

displaying amount of 6-19 

increasing 6-18 
Memory Card, SD 7-17 
memory compartment 

closing 6-24 

identifying 1-14 

opening 6-21 
memory modules 

removing or inserting 6-20 

supported 6-18 
microphone jack 

connecting 4-4 

identifying 1-10, 4-3 
microphones 4-4 
Microsoft Certificate of 
Authenticity label 1-19, 
9-11 
model number 9-2 
modem 

approvals label 1-19 

connecting 8-2 

specifications 8-1 
modem adapter 1-18 
Modem and Networking guide 
1-20 

modem approvals label 1-19 
modem cable 1-13, 1-17 
modem jack. See RJ-1 1 

(modem) jack 
monitor port, external 1-8 
monitor, switching display 2-8 
multimedia software 4-8 
MultiMediaCard 6-14 
mute button 1-6, 4-1 



N 

network 

specifications 8-3 
speed 8-3 

turning connection on and 
off 8-3 
network cable 

connecting 1-13, 8-3 
identifying 1-17 
network jack. See RJ-45 

(network) jack 
Network Service Boot prompt 

8- 4 

Norton Antivirus 5-17 
Notebook Documentation CD 
1-20 

notebook product information 

9- 2 

NTSC television format 4-7 
num lock light 1-5 
number, Product Key 1-19 

o 

operating environment 

specifications A-2 
operating system 

installing retail version 

9-13 
loading 3-9 

Microsoft Certificate of 

Authenticity label 1-19 
passwords 5-5 
Product Key number 1-19 
reinstalling 9-9, 9-11 
repairing 9-9 



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security 5-1 

shutting down 3-9, 3-10 
Operating System disc 9-10, 
9-11 

optical discs. See CDs; discs; 
DVDs 

optical drive release button 

1-10 
optical drives 

avoiding Standby and 
Hibernation while using 
7-14 
boot order 7-15 
identifying 1-10 
overview 7-1, 7-10 
See also drives 

P 

PAL television format 4-7 
PAL-M television format 4-7 
passwords 

coordinating 5-6 

DriveLock 5-12 

forgetting 5-4 

HP 5-5 

HP guidelines 5-6 
power-on 5-10 
Standby 3-15 
using 5^1 
Windows 5-5 
Windows guidelines 5-6 
PC Card 

configuring 6-5 
functions 6-5 
inserting 6-6 
removing 6-8 



stopping 6-8, 6-13, 6-17 

types available 6-5 
PC Card eject button 

identifying 1-12 

using 6-8 
PC Card enablers 6-5 
PC Card slot 

identifying 1-12 

removing cover 6-6 
pointing device 

moving 2-3 

setting preferences 2-4 
ports 

1394 1-13 

expansion port 2 1-13 
external monitor 1-8 
USB 1-8, 1-10, 1-13, 
7-20 
power 

conservation 3-4, 3-25 
controls 3-8 
default settings 3-8 
emergency shutdown 

procedures 3-10 
setting preferences 3-13 
Standby procedures 3-1 1 
See also battery pack; 
power/standby button; 
power/standby light 
power connector 1-8 
power cord 1-17 

See also cables 
Power Meter 3-14, 3-18 
Power Options window 3-13 
power schemes, changing 
3-15 



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power settings 3-13 
power source 
selecting 3-1 
switching 3-17 
power/standby button 
changing function 3-13 
identifying 1-4, 3-8 
power/standby light 1-7, 3-3, 

3-8,3-16 
power-on password 5-5 
Preboot execution 

Environment (PXE) 8-4 
print options window hotkey 
2-8 

product identification label 
1-19 

Product Key number 1-19 
projector 

connecting 1-8 
switching display 2-8 
PXE (Preboot execution 
Environment) 8-4 

Q 

QuickLock hotkey 2-10, 5-3 
R 

radio frequency exposure limit 
8-5 

RAM (random access 

memory) 6-18 
regional settings 

color television format 4-7 
DVD 4-12 
Regulatory and Safety Notices 
guide 1-20 



regulatory information 
modem approvals label 
1-19 

Regulatory and Safety 
Notices guide 1-20 

system label 1-19 

wireless certification label 
1-19 

repair of operating system 9-9 
reset (emergency shutdown 

procedures) 3-10 
restoring software 9-8 
RJ-11 (modem) jack 

identifying 1-13 

using modem 8-1 
RJ-45 (network) jack 

identifying 1-13 

using 8-3 
ROM 

defined 9-2 

determining current 
version 9-3 

downloading and installing 
9-4 

obtaining updates 9-4 
ROMPaq, downloading 9-4 

s 

Safety and Comfort Guide 
1-20 

screen brightness 2-10 
SD Memory Card 7-17 
security cable lock, connecting 
5-20 

security cable slot 1-8 
security features 5-1 



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security password 3-15 

serial number 1-19, 9-2 

series, notebook 9-2 

Setup utility 9-13 

Advanced menu 9-15 
Security menu 9-15 
Tools menu 9-15 

shortcut key command 2-6, 
2-7 

shortcut keys 
overview 2-4 
procedures 2-7 
quick reference 2-6 

shutdown procedures 3-9 

shutdown. See turning off the 
notebook 3-5 

signals supported A^l 

sleep button 2-9, 3-13 

sleep. See Standby 

slots 

Digital Media 1-12 

ExpressCard 1-12 

memory 6-18 

PC Card 1-12 

SD Card 6-14 

security cable 1-8 
socket services 

ExpressCard 6-10 

PC Card 6-5 
SoftPaq 

described 9-4 

downloading and installing 
9-6 
software 

antivirus 5-17 

AutoPlay 7-13 



firewall 5-2, 5-19 

InterVideo WinDVD 
Player 4-10 

multimedia 4-8 

network 8-4 

Power Meter 3-18 

reinstalling 9-9 

repairing 9-9 

RomPaq 9-4 

security features 5-1 

Setup utility 9-13 

SoftPaq 9-4 

updating 9-2 
software updates 

downloading and installing 
9-4, 9-6 

obtaining 9-4 

overview 9-2 
software version numbers 2-7 
Sonic RecordNow ! 4-9 
speakers 

external 4-3 

identifying 1-7, 4-1 

using 4-1 
specifications 

dimensions A-l 

modem 8-1 

network 8-3 

operating environment A-2 
rated input power A-3 
Standby 

avoiding when playing 

media 7-14 
controls and indicators 3-8 
drive media use 3-7 
hotkey 2-9, 3-8 



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initiating 3-6, 3-11 
overview 3-3 
power/standby light 1-7 
resuming from 1-4, 3-1 1 
setting preferences 3-13 

support, user 1-20, 2-8 

S -Video cable 4-6 

S -Video devices 
connecting 4-5 
displaying image 4-6 
transmission types 2-9 

S -Video-out jack 

connecting video 4-6 
identifying 1-8 

switching display 2-8 

system backup 9-8 

system information 2-7 

system label 1-19 

system lockup 3-10 

System Restore point 
restoring 9-8 
setting 9-8 

System Restore utility 9-8 

T 

technical support 1-20 

See also Help and Support 
Center 

television 

changing color format 4-7 
connecting 4-5 
connecting audio 4-3 

temperature 

specifications A-2 
storage, battery pack 3-24 

toggling display 2-8 



TouchPad 

components 1-2, 2-2 
disabling 2-3 
identifying 1-2, 2-2 
resuming from Standby 
3-11 

setting preferences 2-4 
using 2-3 
TouchPad buttons 1-2, 2-2 
TouchPad light 1-2, 2-2 
traveling with notebook 
battery pack temperature 

considerations 3-24 
environmental 

specifications A-2 
modem approvals label 
1-19 

serial number 1-19 
wireless certification label 

1-19 
troubleshooting 

locked system 1-4 
Troubleshooting guide 

1-20 

turning off the notebook 1-4, 

3-5, 3-9 
turning on the notebook 3-9 

u 

UDF prompt 4-14 
unresponsive system, 
emergency shutdown 
procedures 3-10 
USB devices 
connecting 6-2 
using 6-3 



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USB digital drive cable 7-21 
USB ports 

connecting USB digital 

drive 7-20 
identifying 1-8, 1-10, 
1-13 
USB support 6-3 
user passwords 5-5 
utilities, preloaded. See 
software 

V 

VCR 

audio-out jack, function 
4-3 

connecting 4-5 
vents 

bottom 1-15 
left-side 1-1 1 
rear 1-9 
video CDs, DVDs. See CDs; 

discs; DVDs 
video devices 
connecting 4-5 
displaying image 4-6 
video transmission types 

supported 2-9 
viruses, antivirus software 
5-17 

volume buttons 1-6, 4-1 
volume controls 4-2 



w 

Web browser hotkey 2-8 
width, notebook A-l 
Windows applications key 1-3 
Windows logo key 1-3 
Windows Media Player 4-9 
Windows MovieMaker 4-9 
Windows password guidelines 
5-6 

WinDVD Player. See 
InterVideo WinDVD Player 
4-10 
wireless 

disabling 9-15 
types of WLAN adapters 
8-11 

wireless local area network 
(WLAN) 8-10 
wireless button 1-6, 8-15 
wireless certification labels 

1-19 
wireless light 1-5 
wireless network 8-5 
WLAN 

identifying devices 8-10 

troubleshooting 8-13 

types 8-1 1 



Index- 7 2 



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