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345561-001.book Page i Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM
Startup and Reference Guide
HP Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 345561-001
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.
345561-001.book Page ii Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM Contents 1Startup 2 Hardware 3 Keyboard 4Power 5 Drives and Drive Media 6 Multimedia 7 Communications 8 Hardware Options and Upgrades 9 Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities A Specifications Index
345561-001.book Page 1 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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, or ❏
345561-001.book Page 2 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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 proceed t
345561-001.book Page 3 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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 bat
345561-001.book Page 4 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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
345561-001.book Page 5 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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—Part 1
345561-001.book Page 6 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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 orange 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. HP recommends that you leave the notebook c
345561-001.book Page 7 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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 another
345561-001.book Page 8 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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. Insta
345561-001.book Page 9 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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, th
345561-001.book Page 10 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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 Appe
345561-001.book Page 11 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM Startup Setting Up a Wireless Device Your notebook model may have a Bluetooth device, a wireless LAN device, or no wireless devices. To display the names of any preinstalled wireless LAN devices in Device Manager: Select Start > My Computer. Right-click on the My Computer window, then select Properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager > Network Adapters. Using the Wireless Device Light and Button The wireless device light 1 available
345561-001.book Page 12 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM Startup ■ When the wireless device button is turned on, the wireless device light turns on and the integrated wireless devices are hardware enabled. ■ When the wireless device button is turned off, the wireless device light turns off and the integrated wireless devices are hardware disabled. The light remains on if either or both wireless devices are turned off by using the device software rather than by using the wireless device
345561-001.book Page 13 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM Startup The HP setup and configuration utility supports legacy operating systems and Cisco Compatible Extension program features. The Cisco Compatible Extensions program for WLAN devices assures compatibility between Cisco Aironet WLAN products and certain notebook models through extensive independent testing. Because a Cisco Compatible wireless device is IEEE 802.11 compliant and WiFi certified, it is fully compatible with other W
345561-001.book Page 14 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM Startup 2. Press the wireless device button. (The wireless device light turns on.) 3. To install the HP setup and configuration utility: Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup > WLAN Utility Installer, then select OK. 4. To install and configure your wireless device, follow the installation and configuration instructions on the screen. Accessing Instructions for Using a Wireless Device Instructions for installing and using an I
345561-001.book Page 15 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM Startup 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. To provide protection against newly disco
345561-001.book Page 16 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM 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 refer to the Regulatory and Safety Notices guide on the Documentation Library CD and to the printed Wireless Device Regulatory Notices document included with your notebook. The Regulatory and Safety Notices guide also inclu
345561-001.book Page 1 Monday, July 14, 2003 11:19 AM Part 2 Reference Startup and Reference Guide—Part 2
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