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CPQ-311245-001.book Page i Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM
Startup and Reference Guide
Compaq Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 311245-001
Part 1: Startup
The Startup part of this guide explains how to set up your
notebook for the first time.
Part 2: Reference
The Reference part of this guide explains how to identify and use
the hardware and software features on your notebook.
CPQ-311245-001.book Page ii Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Contents 1Startup 2 Hardware 3 Keyboard 4Power 5 Drives and Drive Media 6Multimedia 7Communications 8 Hardware Options and Upgrades 9 Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities A Specifications Index
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 1 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Part-1 Startup This Startup and Reference Guide provides information about setting up and using your notebook. ■ To set up your notebook hardware and software for the first time, follow the procedures in this “Startup” part. ■ To learn more about using your notebook, refer to the remaining “Reference” part of this book. To find information about a specific topic: ❏ Refer to the chapter Contents on the first page of each chapter, o
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 2 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Setting Up the Hardware To set up the notebook for the first time, you need the notebook, the AC adapter 1, the power cord 2, and the battery pack 3. During hardware setup, you will: ■ Insert the battery pack into the notebook, so the battery can begin to charge as soon as the notebook is connected to external power. ■ Open the notebook. ■ Connect the notebook to external power and turn on the notebook. You will then proce
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 3 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Inserting a Battery Pack To insert the battery pack into the battery bay: 1. Turn the notebook underside up on a flat surface. 2. Insert the alignment tab on the battery pack into the alignment slot on the notebook 1. 3. Tilt the battery pack downward until it snaps into place 2. Inserting a battery pack CAUTION: To ensure that the correct drivers load and to prevent file Äcorruption or damage to components, do not remove the
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 4 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup 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 latch 1 as you raise the display 2. Opening the notebook 1–4 Startup and Reference Guide—Part 1
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 5 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Connecting the Notebook to External Power To connect the notebook to external AC power: 1. Plug the AC adapter cable into the power connector 1. 2. Plug the power cord into the AC adapter 2, then into an electrical outlet 3. When the notebook is receiving external power, the battery light 4 turns on. Connecting the notebook to external power (Power cords and outlets vary by region and country.) Startup and Reference Guide—
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 6 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Charging a New Battery Pack The battery pack you inserted earlier begins to charge as soon as the notebook is connected to external power. Charge status is indicated by the battery light. ■ The battery light is on and amber while a battery pack inserted into the notebook is charging. ■ The battery light is on and green when a battery pack inserted into the notebook is fully charged. Compaq recommends that you leave the not
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 7 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Turning On the Notebook To turn on the notebook, press the power button 1. When the notebook turns on, the power/standby light 2 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 power, plug an
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 8 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Setting Up the Software CAUTION: To prevent file corruption and ensure that the correct drivers Äare installed, install software only when the notebook is connected to external power through the AC adapter. During the installation: ■ Do not unplug the notebook from external power. ■ Do not shut down the notebook or initiate Standby or Hibernation. ■ Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord. I
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 9 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Installing Optional Software Step-by-step instructions for installing and using many of the applications and utilities included with the notebook are provided later in this guide. If you prefer to install optional software now, the following information may be helpful. To install an application or a utility from a CD, refer to the instructions included with the CD. If printed instructions are not included in the CD package
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 10 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Setting Regional and Display Preferences 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. Screen appearance settings are accessed from the operating system Appearance and Themes window. To access the
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 11 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Protecting the Notebook from Power Surges To protect the notebook from the power surges that may be caused by an uncertain power supply or an electrical storm: ■ Plug the notebook power cord into an optional, high-quality surge protector. Surge protectors are available from most computer or electronics retailers. ■ Provide surge protection on the cable that connects a modem to the telephone line. ■ During an electrical st
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 12 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup Using the Notebook Safely 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 safety and regulatory information, as well as instructions for protecting the notebook against electrostatic discharge, refer on the Documentation Library CD to the Regulatory and Safety Notices guide. The Documentation Library CD is included with your
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 1 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Part 2 Reference Startup and Reference Guide—Part 2
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 2 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Startup and Reference Guide—Part 2
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 1 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM 2 Hardware Contents Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2 Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 TouchPad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 Keys and Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4 Power Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 2 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Hardware Display Display Display release latch Opens the notebook. 2–2 Startup and Reference Guide—Part 2
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 3 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Hardware Top TouchPad Top: TouchPad TouchPad on/off button Enables/disables the TouchPad. 1 TouchPad* Moves the pointer and selects or 2 activates items on the screen. TouchPad light On: TouchPad is enabled. 3 TouchPad scroll zones (2)* Scroll upward or downward. 4 Left and right TouchPad Function like the left and right buttons 5 buttons* on an external mouse. *This table describes default settings. For information about changi
CPQ-311245-001.book Page 4 Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:55 PM Hardware Keys and Antenna Top: Keys and Antenna Fn key Combines with other keys to perform 1 system tasks. For example, pressing Fn+F7 increases screen brightness. Function keys (12) Perform system and application tasks. 2 When combined with the Fn key, the function keys F1 and F3 through F12 perform additional tasks as hotkeys. Keypad keys (15) Can be used like the keys on an 3 external numeric keypad. Applications key Display
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