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Compaq Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 370700-001
This guide explains how to set up your notebook and begin
using it. It also provides battery pack, power management, and
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Contents 1 Getting Started with Your Notebook Important Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1 Identifying Parts of the Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2 Front Panel and Right Panel Components. . . . . . . . . 1–3 Left Panel and Back Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . 1–4 Bottom Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–5 Status Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–6 Setting Up Your Notebook. . .
Contents Using CDs or DVDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7 To Play DVD Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7 To Write to DVD Media (Select Models Only) . . . . 2–7 To Connect a TV to Your Notebook (Select Models Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–8 3 Battery Packs and Power Management Using Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1 To Respond to a Low-Battery Warning . . . . . . . . . .
1 Getting Started with Your Notebook Important Safety Information This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. For more information, refer to the Reference Guide on the Documentation CD provided with your product. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment: Å ■ Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times. ■ Disconnect power from t
Getting Started with Your Notebook CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger Ätelecommunications line cord to connect a modem to the telephone wall jack. In Australia, the notebook must be connected to the Telecommunication Network through a line cord that meets the requirements of ACA Technical Standard TS008. When using your notebook with a telephone connection, always follow basic safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, and injury to per
Getting Started with Your Notebook Front Panel and Right Panel Components Main status lights (left to right): Notebook open/close latch 1 6 power mode, hard drive activity, and battery TouchPad, scroll pad, Click CD-ROM, DVD, or other drive 2 7 buttons, and an on-off button Power button: turns the notebook Battery pack 3 8 on and off Keyboard status lights Wireless on-off button and 4 9 indicator light (select models only) One-Touch buttons Hard drive 5 - Startup Guide 1–3
Getting Started with Your Notebook Left Panel and Back Panel Components AC adapter jack RJ-11 jack: connects the modem 1 7 cable Universal serial bus (USB) ports PC Card and CardBus slot and 2 8 button (select models only; location varies by model) RJ-45 jack: connects a network IEEE 1394 port 3 9 cable (select models only) S-Video out jack Audio jacks (left to right): external 4 - (select models only) microphone, audio out (headphones) External monitor port Volume control 5 q Cable lock
Getting Started with Your Notebook Bottom Panel Components Hard drive Reset button 1 4 Battery latch Mini PCI cover (no user parts 2 5 inside) RAM (memory) cover 3 CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system and the display of a Ä warning message, install only a Mini PCI device authorized for use in your notebook by the governmental agency that regulates wireless devicesgin your country. If you install a device and then receive a warning message, remove the device to restore notebook functi
Getting Started with Your Notebook Status Lights The notebook includes a number of status lights that report power and battery status, drive activity, and keyboard functions such as Caps Lock and Num Lock. The following diagram shows the main status lights on the front of the notebook. Power mode 1 ■ On: Notebook is on (even if the display is off). ■ Blinking: Notebook is in Standby. ■ Off: Notebook is off or in Hibernation. Hard drive activity 2 On: Notebook is accessing the hard drive. Bat
Getting Started with Your Notebook The keyboard status lights, located above the keyboard, indicate the states of the keyboard locks. Caps Lock On: Caps Lock is active. 1 Num Lock On: Num Lock is active. (The Keypad Lock must also be 2 on to use the embedded keypad.) Keypad Lock On: The embedded keypad is active (Fn+F8). Num 3 Lock must also be on to activate the numeric keys. Otherwise, cursor control is active (as marked on an external keyboard). Startup Guide 1–7
Getting Started with Your Notebook Setting Up Your Notebook WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety & ÅComfort Guide. It describes proper workstation setup, posture, and health and work habits for computer users, and provides important electrical and mechanical safety information. This guide is located on the Web at http://www.compaq.com/ergo and on the hard drive or on the Documentation CD that is included with the product. When you set up your notebook for the first
Getting Started with Your Notebook Step 2: Connect AC Power CAUTION: Use only the AC adapter included with your notebook Ä (or other approved adapter that meets the power requirements of the notebook). Using the wrong AC adapter could damage the notebook or adapter, cause data loss, and may void your warranty. 1. Plug the AC adapter into the notebook. 2. Connect the power cord to the AC adapter. 3. Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The notebook battery starts charging. When unplugging
Getting Started with Your Notebook Step 3: Connect a Phone Line 1. Make sure the telephone line is an analog line, sometimes called a data line. (Do not use a digital line.) 2. Connect the telephone cord (RJ-11) into a telephone jack. 3. Plug the other end of the telephone cord into the RJ-11 modem jack on the notebook. For details about using the modem, including AT commands, see the Documentation CD included with your notebook. 1–10 Startup Guide
Getting Started with Your Notebook Step 4: Turn On the Notebook Press the power button above the left side of the keyboard. The notebook boots up, and Windows starts automatically. If your notebook does not turn on when operating on ✎ battery power, the battery pack may be out of power. Plug in the AC adapter, then press the power button again. Leave the AC adapter plugged in for several hours to fully charge the battery pack. Charge times will vary. WARNING: This notebook is designed to ru
Getting Started with Your Notebook Step 5: Set Up Windows Your notebook has the Microsoft Windows operating system preinstalled on its hard drive. The first time you turn on your notebook, the Windows Setup program runs automatically and includes opportunities to customize your setup. 1. Follow the Setup program instructions on the screen. If the program prompts you to enter the Product ID code, locate the code on the bottom of the notebook. 2. Check the modem country or region settings. Se
2 Basic Operation Operating Your Notebook You can start and stop your notebook by using the power button. However, alternative methods may be required, depending on power considerations, types of active connections, and startup time. This chapter describes several of these methods. Startup Guide 2–1
Basic Operation Default Power Settings Power mode To enter this mode Function ON—Power status Briefly press the power Powers on the notebook. light is on. button. OFF—Power status Select Start > Turn Off Powers off the notebook. light is off. Computer > Turn Off. If the system has stopped responding and Windows shutdown procedures cannot be used, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to turn off the notebook. Standby—Power Select Start > Turn Off ■ Saves significant status light
Basic Operation To Reset the Notebook Occasionally, Windows or the notebook may stop responding and you will not be able to turn off the notebook. If this happens, try the following procedures in the order listed: ■ If possible, shut down Windows. Press ctrl+alt+del, then select Shut Down > Restart. -or- ■ Press the power button for at least 4 seconds until the display shuts down. Unsaved data will be lost. Press the power button again to restart. -or- ■ Insert the tip of a paper clip int
Basic Operation To Use the TouchPad The TouchPad includes an on-off button so you can turn off the TouchPad to avoid moving the pointer accidentally when you are typing. The indicator light turns off when you turn off the TouchPad. 1 Click buttons. The Click buttons work like the left and right buttons on a standard mouse. 2 TouchPad (touch-sensitive pointing device). 3 TouchPad on-off button and indicator light. 4 Scroll pad. The scroll pad causes the contents of the active window to scrol
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