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307502-001.book Page i Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM
Compaq Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 307502-001
This guide explains how to set up your hardware and software,
begin using the notebook, identify hardware components, and
contact Compaq if you need assistance.
307502-001.book Page ii Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM © 2002 Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P. Compaq, the Compaq logo, Evo, and Presario are trademarks of Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Compaq shall not be liable for technical or editorial er
307502-001.book Page iii Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Using This Guide This preface explains how to interpret the symbols, text styles, and paths in your notebook documentation. Warnings, Cautions and Notes Warnings and cautions contain important information that can protect you, your work, and your system. Notes contain additional information about a topic. Some notes provide basic information for inexperienced users. Others provide technical information for advanced users. The follo
307502-001.book Page iv Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Using This Guide Text Styles Some text in your notebook documentation is styled typographically to help you interpret the information it contains. The following table explains the text styles used in your notebook documentation. Style Explanation Identifies a key, such as the enter key, on the keys notebook keyboard or on an optional external keyboard. A plus sign (+) between 2 or more keys indicates that they are a key combinatio
307502-001.book Page v Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Using This Guide Following a Path Instructions in documentation may direct you to a destination within the operating system, an application, or a utility where you can select settings. The greater than symbol (>) is used to direct you along the path to the settings. The paths described in your notebook documentation are based on the notebook pointing device default functions: ■ To select, press the left TouchPad button 1 once. ■ To d
307502-001.book Page vii Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Contents Using This Guide 1 Setting Up the Notebook Setting Up the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1 Inserting a Battery Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2 Opening the Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3 Connecting the Notebook to External Power . . . . . . 1–4 Turning On the Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–6 Setting Up the Software . . .
307502-001.book Page viii Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Contents Contacting Compaq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–8 Using Compaq Help & Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–8 Obtaining Support Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . 2–8 Preparing to Call Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–8 Taking the Notebook to a Service Provider. . . . . . . . 2–9 3 Hardware Components Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
307502-001.book Page 1 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM 1 Setting Up the Notebook Setting Up the Hardware To set up the notebook for the first time, you need the notebook, the AC adapter 1, and the power cord 2. If a battery pack shipped with your notebook, you will also you also need the battery pack 3. During the hardware setup, you will: 1. Insert the battery pack, if available, so the battery can begin to charge. 2. Open the notebook so you can monitor indicator lights during setup.
307502-001.book Page 2 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Setting Up the Notebook Inserting a Battery Pack If your notebook shipped without an optional battery pack, proceed to the next section, “Opening the Notebook.” If your notebook shipped with a battery pack: 1. Turn the notebook underside up on a flat surface. 2. Lower the battery pack into the battery bay at a slight angle1, then press downward until the battery pack is seated2. 3. Slide the 2 battery pack locking latches to the lock
307502-001.book Page 3 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Setting Up the Notebook Opening the Notebook To open the notebook: 1. Place the notebook display side up on a flat surface near an electrical outlet. 2. Slide the display release latch1 as you raise the display2. Opening the notebook Getting Started 1–3
307502-001.book Page 4 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Setting Up the Notebook Connecting the Notebook to External Power To connect the notebook to external power: 1. Plug the AC adapter cable into the AC power connector 1. 2. Plug the power cord into the AC adapter 2, then into an electrical outlet 3. Connecting the notebook to external power (AC adapters, power cords, and outlets vary by region.) 1–4 Getting Started
307502-001.book Page 5 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Setting Up the Notebook When the notebook receives AC power: ■ The AC adapter light1 turns on. ■ An inserted battery pack begins to charge. The battery light 2 turns on when the battery pack begins to charge and turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Compaq recommends that you leave the notebook connected to external power until the battery pack is fully charged and the battery light turns off. (A partially charged new bat
307502-001.book Page 6 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Setting Up the Notebook Turning On the Notebook To turn on the notebook, press the power button1. When the notebook turns on, the power/standby light2 turns on, and you are prompted to begin software setup. Turning on the notebook If the notebook does not turn on: ■ Make sure that the AC adapter is securely plugged into an electrical outlet. ■ Make sure that the outlet is providing power. (To confirm that the outlet is providing powe
307502-001.book Page 7 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Setting Up the Notebook Setting Up the Software A prompt to set up the software is displayed on the screen when the notebook is connected to external power and turned on for the first time. Before responding to the prompt and proceeding through the on-screen instructions, read the following caution and other installation information. CAUTION: To prevent file corruption and be sure that the correct device Ä drivers install, during so
307502-001.book Page 8 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Setting Up the Notebook Turning Off the Notebook Turn off the notebook by using the Windows shutdown procedure: Select Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off. If the notebook does not respond to the Windows shutdown procedure, try the following emergency shutdown procedures: ■ Press and hold down the power button for at least 5 seconds. ■ If the notebook remains unresponsive, press Fn+power button. ■ If the notebook still remains unresp
307502-001.book Page 9 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Setting Up the Notebook Obtaining Ergonomic and Safety Information To learn more about protecting yourself, your work, and your notebook from electrical and other risks: ■ Read the ergonomic and safety information in the printed Safety & Comfort Guide included with the notebook. The Safety & Comfort Guide is also available on the Documentation Library CD. ■ Read the following warning. WARNING: This is a Class B digital device, pursu
307502-001.book Page 1 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM 2 Beginning to Use the Notebook Selecting Regional Settings Keyboard language and other regional preferences, such as time, date, and currency format, are set in the Regional Options window of the operating system. To access the Regional Options window, select Start > Control Panel > Date, Time, Language and Regional Options icon. For information about selecting regional settings, open the Regional Options window, then use context-se
307502-001.book Page 2 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Beginning to Use the Notebook Protecting the Notebook Against Viruses When you use the notebook for email, network, or Internet access, you expose the notebook to computer viruses. Computer viruses can disable the operating system, your applications, or your utilities or cause them to function abnormally. Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and, in most cases, repair damage they have caused. Compaq strongly reco
307502-001.book Page 3 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Beginning to Use the Notebook Installing Optional Software Step-by-step instructions for installing and using many of the applications and utilities included with the notebook are provided on the Documentation Library CD included with the notebook. Instructions for using the CD are provided next in this chapter. If you prefer to install optional software now, without referring to the Documentation Library CD, the following informatio
307502-001.book Page 4 Friday, August 30, 2002 10:30 AM Beginning to Use the Notebook Using the Documentation Library CD The Documentation Library CD is included with all notebook models. Inserting the Documentation Library CD To insert the Documentation Library CD into the optical drive: 1. Turn on the notebook. 2. Press the release button 1 on the drive bezel to release the media tray, then pull the tray outward until it is fully extended2. 3. Position the CD over the tray, label side u
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