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HP OmniBook 800
Installation and Setup Guide
Notice This manual and any examples contained herein are provided “as is” and are subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this manual, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard Co. shall not be liable for any errors or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this manual or the examples herein.
HP Software Product License Agreement Your HP OmniBook PC contains preinstalled software programs. Please read the Software License Agreement before proceeding. CAREFULLY READ THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT BEFORE PROCEEDING TO OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT. RIGHTS IN THE SOFTWARE ARE OFFERED ONLY ON THE CONDITION THAT THE CUSTOMER AGREES TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. PROCEEDING TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WIT
PRODUCT RECOVERY CD-ROM. If your computer was shipped with a product recovery CD-ROM: (i) The product recovery CD-ROM and/or support utility software may only be used for restoring the hard disk of the HP computer with which the product recovery CD-ROM was originally provided. (ii) The use of any operating system software by Microsoft contained in any such product recovery CD- ROM shall be governed by the Microsoft End User License Agreement (EULA). TRANSFER OF RIGHTS IN SOFTWARE. Customer m
Contents 1 Starting Out with Your OmniBook........................ 1-1 Setting Up the OmniBook................................ 1-3 An Overview of the OmniBook........................... 1-4 To set up the OmniBook ............................... 1-5 To adjust the display.................................. 1-8 To use the mouse.................................... 1-9 To connect the floppy-disk drive ......................... 1-10 To select a preinstalled operating system.................... 1-12 Oth
To connect an infrared device........................... 3-18 To connect a microphone, headphones, or speakers ........... 3-19 4 Changing the Configuration............................. 4-1 Where You Can Change Settings ........................... 4-3 Using HP User Tools.................................... 4-4 To run HP User Tools ................................. 4-4 Using OmniBook Tools.................................. 4-6 To run OmniBook Tools ............................... 4-6 Using the Sy
1 Starting Out with Your OmniBook
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Congratulations! Your OmniBook sets a new standard in personal computing. Although it’s compact and easy to carry, the OmniBook is equipped with a full-size keyboard, its own built-in mouse, and your choice of Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows for Workgroups. In addition, your OmniBook has been specifically designed for ease of use on the road. It features “instant-on” power that immediately restores your last screen. And the OmniBook is infused with the quality
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook This chapter describes the first-time setup of your HP OmniBook hardware, including the following: ♦ Installing the battery. ♦ Connecting the ac adapter and charging the battery. ♦ Resetting the OmniBook. ♦ Adjusting the display. ♦ Popping out and calibrating the PS/2-compatible mouse. ♦ Attaching the floppy drive. ♦ Selecting a preinstalled operating system. 1-3
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook An Overview of the OmniBook Latch Fn-key icon strip Display adjustments Mouse-eject button Charging light Upper-card eject Reset button On/Off AC adapter VGA out Floppy-disk drive PC card slots Serial Infrared Audio jacks Printer Docking and SCSI Security connector 1-4
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook To set up the OmniBook See “Battery Safety” in chapter 6 for the proper handling of batteries. 1. Install the battery. • Lay the battery pack into the battery compartment. The metal battery contacts on the pack mate with contacts in the compartment. • Close the two latches. The battery pack contains rechargeable batteries. The first time you use your OmniBook, you should charge the battery for 1 or 2 hours before operating solely on b
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook The Charging Light Color Meaning for Battery Off Not charging (no power connection). Green Charging 90% - 100%. Orange Charging. Red Bad battery or missing battery. CAUTION Use the HP F1044B ac adapter shipped with the OmniBook, or use another Hewlett-Packard adapter intended for use with the OmniBook 800, such as the HP F1140A. Using any other adapter could damage the OmniBook and void your warranty. Always plug the ac adapter into a gro
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook 4. Reset the OmniBook. • Press the reset button: Insert a pen tip or bent paper clip into the small opening marked “RESET” on the right side of the computer. Press the recessed button for 1 to 2 seconds. The OmniBook may take half a minute or more to restart (reboot). Pressing the reset button is similar to turning off a PC’s power, then turning it back on again. After this first time, you should not need to press the reset button ofte
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook To adjust the display • Press the ∧ and ∨ buttons above the keyboard to adjust the brightness. Note Keep in mind that a higher brightness setting gives a shorter battery operating time—because the internal light is using more power. This may affect the operating time by as much as 1 hour or so. When you turn on your OmniBook, the display usually takes 1 minute or more to reach its normal brightness. The cooler the environment, the longer i
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook To use the mouse The mouse is extremely sturdy. Its flexibility allows it to withstand bending and accidental bumps without breaking. 1. Eject the mouse. • Press the round mouse-eject button in the upper-right corner of the keyboard. • Firmly pull the mouse out past the first resistance to its full extended position—about 3 inches (8 centimeters). • Lift the near end of the mouse—it pops up for a more comfortable shape. Although the
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook To replace the mouse 1. Tug sharply on the mouse to remove it and its arm from the computer. 2. Slip the arm of the new mouse into the slot inside the mousehole on the computer. Push the arm in and force it past the first resistance. To connect the floppy-disk drive 1. Use the floppy-drive cable (included with the OmniBook) to connect the OmniBook and the floppy-disk drive. • Plug the larger plug (pinching its tabs) into the back of the
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook 2. Insert a floppy disk by holding it face up and sliding it into the floppy drive slot until it clicks into place. The plug-in floppy drive accepts 3.5-inch disks (1.44 MB and 720 KB). 3. Remove a floppy disk by pressing the eject button. Disk-eject button CAUTION Always wait until all disk activity stops (the Busy light is off) before ejecting a disk or unplugging a cable. 4. When unplugging the cable, pinch the two tabs on the plug.
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook To select a preinstalled operating system When your OmniBook starts up the first time, it takes you through a series of setup screens, including installation of the operating system. This product offers a choice between two Microsoft operating systems: Windows 95, or Windows for Workgroups. (See the steps below.) As part of the setup procedure, you must make a one-time, final selection of the operating system you want to use. Once
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook If you’re installing Windows for Workgroups (Windows 3.11) CAUTION When prompted to do so, it is important that you make back-up installation disks for MS-DOS and Windows for Workgroups. This will require 12 floppy disks for English. (The back-up program will format the disks.) You will need these installation disks to install certain drivers (such as printers and networks), as well as to recover your operating system in case of a failure.
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook 3. Choose the following option, then click OK: No, I want to install MS-DOS 6.22 and Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1 4. When you are done with this installation, you should swap the FN-key icon strip that slips into place at the top of the keyboard above the F1--F12 keys. Two strips are provided with your computer, but the one pre-inserted is for Windows 95. (The assignments for the F1--F12 keys differ between Windows for Workgrou
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