Compaq Presario 2500 Reference Guide

Compaq Presario 2500 - Notebook PC Manual

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    Compaq Notebook Series Reference Guide
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    ... warranty statements accompanying such products. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. Compaq Notebook Series Reference Guide First Edition (December 2002) Reference Number: 2100/2500/N1050v Part Number: 311069-001 ii Reference Guide
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    ... vicinity of the leak. • Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in ... may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions. • Disconnect the modem cable before opening the notebook case or touching an uninsulated modem ...
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    ... CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT, YOU MUST NOW EITHER REMOVE THE SOFTWARE FROM YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE AND DESTROY THE MASTER DISKETTES, OR RETURN THE COMPLETE HP PRODUCT AND SOFTWARE FOR A FULL REFUND. PROCEEDING ...
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    ... a product recovery CD-ROM or DVD: (i) The product recovery CD-ROM or DVD and/or support utility software may only be used for restoring the hard disk of the HP product with which the product recovery CD-ROM or DVD was originally provided. (ii) ...
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    ...DFARS clause or the HP standard software agreement for the product involved. SUPPORT POLICY FOR MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS SERVICE PACK. HP will provide end user support for HP PCs that use Microsoft Operating Systems, including its latest service packs. This support ...
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    ...Parts of the Notebook ...2 Series 2100 and N1050v...2 Series 2500...5 Status Lights ...8 Setting Up Your Notebook...10 Step ... ...25 To protect against viruses ...25 To lock the hard disk drive ...26 Taking Care of Your Notebook...27 To protect your hard disk drive ...27 To maintain your notebook...27...
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    ... RAM expansion module...57 To remove a RAM expansion module...59 Replacing the Hard Disk Drive ...61 To replace the hard disk ... disk drive holder ...62 To prepare a new hard disk drive ...63 Troubleshooting and Maintenance ...65 Troubleshooting Your Notebook...66 Audio problems ...66 CD-ROM and DVD ...
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    Display problems ...68 Hard disk drive problems ...69 Heat problems...70 Infrared problems... area network (LAN) problems...72 Memory problems...73 Modem problems ...73 PC Card (PCMCIA) ...problems ...82 Configuring the Notebook...84 To run the BIOS Setup utility...84 To change video memory settings using...
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    Getting Started with Your Notebook Reference Guide 1
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    ... Parts of the Notebook Series 2100 and N1050v NOTE Components included with the notebook may vary by geographical region and the features...button. Main status lights (left to right): power mode, hard disk activity, and battery. 7 8 9 Hard disk drive. Infrared port (select models only). Wireless on-...
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    ...(USB). 15 RJ-45 jack. Connects a network cable. 16 S-video out jack. 17 Parallel port (LPT1). Use this ...). 21 RJ-11 jack. Connects the modem cable. 22 PC Card and CardBus slot and button. 23 IEEE ...26 Audio mute button and audio mute light. 27 Floppy disk drive (select models only). Reference Guide 3
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    Getting Started with Your Notebook Identifying Parts of the Notebook 28 Hard disk drive. 29 Battery latch. 30 RAM (memory) cover. 31 Reset button. 32 Docking port (select models only). 33 Mini-PCI cover (no user parts inside). 4 Reference Guide
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    ..., plus on-off button. Main status lights (left to right): power mode, hard disk activity, and battery. Infrared port (select models only). 8 9 10 ... audio out (headphones), external microphone. CD-ROM, DVD, or other drive. Universal serial bus port (USB). Reference Guide 5
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    ... for a parallel printer or other parallel device. 19 External monitor port. 20 S-video out jack. 21 Kensington lock slot (security connector). 22 RJ-11 jack. ... IEEE 1394 port (select models only). 24 PC Card and CardBus slot and buttons. 25 Floppy disk drive (select models only). 6 Reference Guide
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    Getting Started with Your Notebook Identifying Parts of the Notebook 26 Hard disk drive. 27 Battery latch. 28 Mini-PCI cover (no user parts inside). 29 RAM (memory) cover. 30 Docking port (select models only). 31 Reset button. Reference Guide 7
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    ... a number of status lights that report power and battery status, drive activity, and keyboard functions such as Caps Lock and ... in Hibernation. 2 Hard disk drive activity. On: notebook is accessing the hard disk drive. 3 Battery status. • Green: the AC adapter is connected and the battery is fully ...
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    Getting Started with Your Notebook Identifying Parts of the Notebook The keyboard status lights, located above the keyboard, indicate the states of ... (Fn+F8). Num Lock must also be on for the numeric keys. Otherwise, cursor control is active (as marked on an external keyboard). Reference Guide 9
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    ... set up your notebook for the first time, you'll charge the battery, connect the AC adapter, turn on the notebook, and run the Windows setup program. Step 1: Insert the battery WARNING Do not mutilate or puncture batteries. Do not dispose of ...
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    ... Worldwide Limited Warranty and Technical Support that came with the notebook.) 1. Plug the AC adapter into the...Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The notebook battery then starts charging. Important ...AC adapter. While the battery is charging, you can continue with step 3. Reference Guide 11
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    Getting Started with Your Notebook Setting Up Your Notebook Step 3: Connect a phone line 1. Make sure the telephone ... other end of the phone cord into the RJ-11 modem jack in the side of the notebook. For details about using the modem, see "Using the Modem" in this guide. 12 Reference Guide
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    ... to charge it fully. Step 5: Set up Windows Your notebook has the Microsoft Windows operating system preinstalled on its hard disk drive. The first time you turn on your notebook, the Windows Setup program runs automatically so you can customize your ...
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    Basic Operation Reference Guide 15
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    ...Turn Off Computer > Turn Off. If the system has stopped responding and Windows shut down procedures cannot be used, press and hold the power button ... to time out. You can also customize the way power modes work. See the "Batteries and Power Management" chapter in this guide. 16 Reference Guide
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    ...notebook normally boots from its internal hard disk. You can also boot the notebook from a floppy disk drive, a CD-ROM drive, or...boot order using the BIOS Setup utility. See "Configuring the Notebook" in the "Troubleshooting and Maintenance" chapter in this guide. Reference ...
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    ...2 TouchPad (touch-sensitive pointing device). 3 TouchPad on-off button and indicator light. 4 Scroll pad. The scroll pad scrolls vertically to display the contents of the active window. 18 Reference Guide
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    ... on and off. Does not affect an external keyboard. If Num Lock is on, then the numeric functions are active; otherwise, cursor control is active (as marked on an external keyboard). Initiates Hibernation. Toggles Scroll Lock on and... Fn+NumLock Fn+Page Up Fn+Page Down Fn+Backspace Reference Guide 19
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    Basic Operation Operating Your Notebook To use the One-Touch buttons Your notebook includes five One-Touch buttons that can start any application or open a ... If you want a label to appear onscreen when you press a One-Touch button, select that option on the Onscreen Display tab. 20 Reference Guide
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    Basic Operation Operating Your Notebook To use the Windows and Applications keys The Windows key brings up the...Runs Windows Help. Runs Windows Find: Search. Minimizes all displayed windows. Returns all minimized ... size. Runs the Windows Run dialog box. To use the ALT GR key Non-U.S. keyboards have ...
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    ...-or- Remove the CD or DVD. 3. Slide the tray back into the module to close it. If your notebook loses power, you can manually open the drive to remove a CD. Insert a straightened paper clip into the recessed hole on the front of the drive ...
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    ...while playing movies on battery power, set the Control Panel Power Scheme to Portable/Laptop. Important DVDs... your last change to the region code will be hard-coded on the DVD drive, and will be permanent. Your warranty... If your notebook came with a DVD/CD-RW combo drive, it also includes software, ...
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    ...through the BIOS Setup utility. See details on the BIOS Setup Utility in the "Troubleshooting and Maintenance" chapter. For complete protection, set passwords in Windows as well as through ... a Windows password. You can lock the notebook these ways: • If a One-Touch button is assigned...
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    ...a safe place away from the notebook. To protect against viruses Virus-protection software can help protect ... you use the Web. Your notebook comes equipped with Norton AntiVirus software. Because new viruses... You can also get detailed instructions from the program's online Help. Reference Guide 25
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    ... lock does not protect a second hard disk drive installed in the module bay. CAUTION When you enable hard disk drive lock, the current BIOS user password .... If you move the hard disk drive to another notebook, you can't access ... Internal hard disk drive lock. 5. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS ...
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    ... over bumpy terrain. • Suspend or shut down the notebook before transporting it. This turns off the hard drive. A drop of a few inches onto a rigid surface while the hard drive is operating could destroy data or damage the drive. • Carry the notebook in a padded case to...
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    ... tab in the disk Properties window. To extend the life of the display • Set the display brightness to the lowest... a screen saver or other software that prevents the notebook from changing to Display-off or Standby mode... saver, enable the option to shut off the display after a time delay. • Do not...
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    Batteries and Power Management Reference Guide 29
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    ... Hibernation and Standby, and turns off the hard disk and display based on values set in Windows. When this occurs No keyboard, pointing device, or...Display turns off. Turns off the display to conserve battery power and extend the life of the display. Hard disk turns off. This ...
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    ..., select Save As and enter a name for the scheme. CAUTION Do not disable Hibernate support in the Power settings, or you will lose any unsaved data if the notebook battery runs down completely. Reference Guide 31
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    ... To check battery status From the battery status light Check the battery status light on the notebook. From the Windows taskbar The Windows taskbar can display a power icon that provides detailed battery status information (see Windows Help for details). ...
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    ...the AC adapter, especially when using a CD-ROM or DVD drive, or any external connections such as a PC Card or a modem. • Set the display brightness to the lowest ... processor, use the lower speed on battery power (the default settings conserve battery power). Reference Guide 33
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    ... and Power Management Using Battery Power • If your notebook has a wireless on-off ... using the battery as your power source at least once a week. • Unplug the AC adapter when the notebook is ... of battery performance. • Avoid using or charging batteries at high temperatures. 34 Reference Guide
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    Modem and Network Connections Reference Guide 35
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    ... sending and receiving e-mail messages • Windows Fax Console software for sending and receiving faxes ... performance, you can connect to any Internet Service Provider (ISP) or modem network that has V.... 14.4 Kbps, even though the modem is capable of downloading at higher speeds. CAUTION Your built-...
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    ... after a modem repeatedly fails to connect to a service provider. The number of failed attempts and... Edit to set dialing options. • Communications software. Many communications applications provide options... of characters sent to the modem to set up specific conditions. Those command strings normally...
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    ...the Internet. To connect to a LAN: 1. Check that the existing LAN supports Ethernet 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX ... cable must have an RJ-45 connector. 3. Windows automatically detects and sets up a ... Dial-up Connections in Control Panel. See Windows Help for information about setting up and using ...
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    ... connect your notebook to a particular 802.11 wireless network, you have to configure the notebook for the specific wireless connection. Connecting to an Existing Wireless Network You can connect to an access point that gives you access to a local...
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    ...your network administrator. You can also display an icon in the taskbar when connected to a network. 4. On the Wireless ...up a new network available to other local notebooks. 1. Select Start > Control Panel > Network... Add to create a new network. 4. Type a name for the new network. 40 Reference Guide...
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    ... function. Turning on communication and making a connection If your notebook has both wireless 802.11 and Bluetooth capabilities, ... both functions are active. You must use the Wireless Configuration software to control the individual wireless functions. 1. If the notebook isn't on, turn it on. 2. ...
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    ... a connection 1. Important: close any files that reside on other network notebooks. 2. To turn off the wireless 802.11 communication without turning off the ... icon in the taskbar and select Disable. Suspending or shutting down the notebook also turns off the wireless function. 42 Reference Guide
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    ...PAN) and access other Bluetooth-compatible devices, such as other notebooks, cell phones, and printers. Since the Bluetooth function connects...both functions are active. You must use the Wireless Configuration software to control the individual wireless functions. 1. If your notebook isn't on, turn ...
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    ...that will identify it to other Bluetooth users. Set the notebook type to Laptop. Select the security mode you want to use. 5. On the Information Exchange tab, check the...directory where you want delivered files from other Bluetooth users to be stored automatically. Reference Guide 44
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    ... be copied into and out of shared directories (folders) by both notebooks. This service is equivalent to common network file sharing. • OPP (... other device to view files in its shared directory. 3. Use Windows Explorer or other software to copy or move files between your notebook and other device. ...
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    Add-On Devices Reference Guide 47
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    ...-On Devices Connecting External Devices Connecting External Devices Connecting PC Cards The notebook PC Card slot is available for storing data and expanding the communication capabilities of the notebook. The notebook supports standard Type II and III PC Cards (PCMCIA and CardBus). To insert or ...
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    ... you want to remove. This protects your data and helps avoid unexpected problems. If needed, you can restart the card by removing and then ... include setting switches to configure the equipment so that it will operate properly with your notebook and the software you plan to use. Reference Guide 49
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    ... into either of these jacks may damage the notebook. Attach the audio cable to the corresponding audio ... or port replicator. Series 2100 and N1050v 1 2 External microphone connector (pink) Audio out..., any device connected to the corresponding port on the port replicator is ignored. 50 Reference Guide
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    ...turn it on. 4. Press the power button to turn on the notebook. Switching the display to the external monitor • Press Fn+F5 to cycle through the display options: notebook display, external monitor, both... then the Displays or Monitor tab. Set the refresh rate on the Monitor tab. Reference Guide...
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    ... DVDs and running 3D graphics require extra video memory, so you may have to adjust display settings. If you're playing a ... power. Note If you have problems making this connection, go to the device manufacturer's Web site for the latest version of the driver for the device. 52 Reference Guide
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    ... printer. Transferring files through an infrared connection You can use your notebook infrared port to transfer files by using Wireless Link. See the Windows online help for instructions on using Wireless Link. Reference Guide 53
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    ... may void your warranty (See the printed Worldwide Limited Warranty and Technical Support document included with the notebook.) You can dock or undock ... external connections that might be affected. Do this as a precaution against an unlikely docking problem. 54 Reference Guide
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    ... replicator. You can also operate the port replicator using power from the notebook battery. 2. Remove the rubber cover from the docking connector on the bottom of... to an audio port on the notebook, any device connected to the corresponding port on the port replicator is ignored. Reference Guide 55
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    Add-On Devices Connecting External Devices To undock from the port replicator 1. Press down the undock button on the right side of the port replicator. 2. Lift the notebook out of the port replicator. 56 Reference Guide
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    ... (Memory) Installing Additional RAM (Memory) The notebook has two slots that hold two RAM modules. ... the RAM module only by its edges. Before installing the memory module, discharge your body's static electricity ...the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery. 3. Turn the unit bottom-side up, ...
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    Add-On Devices Installing Additional RAM (Memory) 4. Insert the RAM board into the connector at about a 30 degree .... Series 2100 and 1050v Series 2500 5. Replace the cover. 6. Insert the battery. To remove the RAM module, release the two latches at the sides of the module. 58 Reference Guide
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    Add-On Devices Installing Additional RAM (Memory) To remove a RAM expansion module You may ... the RAM module only by its edges. Before installing the memory module, discharge your body's static electricity by...the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery. 3. Turn the unit bottom-side up, loosen...
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    Add-On Devices Installing Additional RAM (Memory) 4. Release the two latches at the sides of the RAM board, so the free edge of the board pops up. Series 2100 and 1050v Series 2500 5. Pull the board out of the connector. 6. Replace the cover. 7. Insert the battery. 60 Reference Guide
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    ...screw holes, then remove the two screws. 5. Gently pull the hard drive out of the notebook. 6. Gently slide the new drive into the hard drive compartment. Press firmly to make sure the connector seats properly. 7. Reinstall the hard drive screws and plugs. Important If you are ...
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    ... disk drive holder If you are installing a new hard drive that does not have a holder, you can remove the holder parts from the old hard drive. You'll need a small Phillips screwdriver...connector attachment back onto the pins on the end of the new hard drive. Work alternately at each end so ...
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    ... Drive To prepare a new hard disk drive When you install a new hard disk drive, you also need to prepare it to be able to work with your notebook. If you want to restore the Windows software and operating system that were originally installed on your notebook,...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Reference Guide 65
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    ... > Help and Support. Select on the question mark One-Touch key located at the top of the keyboard. See the Microsoft Windows manual shipped with the notebook. Contact your dealer. See the Worldwide Telephone Numbers booklet. Audio problems If no sound is ...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook If you hear a loud high-pitched ...ROM/DVD drive is selected as the boot device. See the "Basic Operation" chapter in this guide to change ...CD or DVD, make sure the disc is placed in the drive with the label facing up. • Clean the disc...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook • Restart the system: remove the disc from the drive, and select Start > ... Wordpad.exe program file. Type C:\Program Files\Accessories in the error message box. Display problems If the notebook is on, but the screen is blank • Move ...
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    ... S-video port, you must activate the TV. Hard disk drive problems If the notebook hard drive doesn't spin • Make sure ...is fully plugged into a power source and into the back of the notebook. • Remove and reinsert the hard drive. If the hard disk makes a buzzing or whining noise • Back up the...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook Heat problems Your notebook normally gets ... sides of the notebook are clear. • Keep in mind that games and other programs that drive CPU... 100 percent can increase the notebook temperature. Infrared problems By default, the infrared port...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook Keyboard and pointing device problems Use these suggestions for built-in or external devices. If the pointer is difficult to control Adjust the pointer controls. Select Start > Control Panel...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook Local area network (LAN) problems If the built-in network ... (330 feet). • Select Start > Help and Support > and use the Networking troubleshooter. • Open the hardware Device Manager. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and ...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook Memory problems If a message says you are out of memory • Make ..., use the MS-DOS or Application and Software troubleshooter in Windows Help. Select Start >Help and Support. • The full amount of RAM in your notebook is not available ...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook If the modem doesn't dial or no dial tone is... it-your telephone company can provide instructions. If the modem dials but doesn't ... or modem. • The modem at the other end may have a problem. Try dialing to a different modem. If the ...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook • Open the hardware Device Manager. Select Start ... for the modem in Control Panel or in your communications software, check the commands. If the modem doesn’t...€™re using fax Class 2 in the fax software, try using Class 1. • Close any...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook PC Card (PCMCIA) problems If the notebook doesn't recognize a PC Card • ... at least 128 MB of memory (RAM). If the notebook pauses or runs sluggishly • This may be normal Windows behavior. Background ...
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    ... runs (as indicated by the hard drive light on the front of the notebook) while the notebook appears to be paused ... slowly, Windows is likely spending excess time writing to its swap file on the notebook hard... Windows immediately, and insert a charged battery or plug in the AC adapter. Reference Guide...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook If the battery doesn't charge • Make sure the ... this feature or increase the specified save time to reduce hard disk access. • If the operating time has ... Heavy modem use can impact battery operating time. • PC card use can impact ...
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    ... will usually be able to solve most printing problems by using the Print troubleshooter in Windows Help. Select Start > Help and Support. If a serial...you're using such a printer, try selecting a compatible printer driver for a 300-dpi printer. If an infrared printer doesn't ...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook Serial, parallel, and USB problems If a serial mouse doesn't...work properly • Make sure the port connection is secure. • Use the Modem troubleshooter in Windows Help. Select Start > Help and Support. • In Control Panel, open Phone ...
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    ...not working • Contact the vendor of the peripheral device for the latest USB drivers. • Check the port settings in Control Panel. Open the ... using a USB floppy drive, use the BIOS Setup utility to make sure Legacy USB Support is enabled. If your notebook also has a built-in floppy drive, use the ...
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    ... has a network card installed. While the operating system is loading drivers and checking hardware and network connections, you will...blinking cursor on your display. As soon as the hardware has been reinitialized, the Windows desktop will appear. Wireless problems If you have problems with wireless ...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Troubleshooting Your Notebook If you cannot connect to a particular notebook on the network • Make ...on. If no Bluetooth button is shown, your notebook does not support Bluetooth communication. • Make sure the Bluetooth devices are turned on. Some Bluetooth phones ...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Configuring the Notebook Configuring the Notebook The BIOS Setup utility helps you configure your notebook operation.... to your individual work needs. The settings made in BIOS Setup generally control the notebook hardware, and so greatly affect how the ...
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    ... System Time System Date Language Internal Hard Disk UMA Video Memory Memory Serial Number Service ID UUID MAC Address Description ..., which uses mm/dd/yy format). Sets the language for BIOS Setup. Sets the hard disk drive type and various parameters. Sets the video memory size allocated from total ...
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    ... password if that is the only password set) on the hard disk drive. Default Clear Clear Enter Set ...drive lock Disabled Disabled Boot Menu Setting Hard Drive +Removable Devices CD-ROM Drive ...LAN provides diskless boot from a network server. Default 1. Hard Drive 2. Removable devices 3. CD-ROM Drive...
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    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Configuring the Notebook To change video memory settings using BIOS Setup utility The notebook comes with either 32MB or 16MB of video memory. Note Changing your video memory to 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, or 64MB may change the performance of your notebook,...
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    ...that allow you to install individual software applications or to restore the entire contents of your hard drive: • QuickRestore System Recovery CD, included with the notebook, allows you to restore your hard drive to the factory image. • Application Recovery utility allows you...
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    Reference Information Reference Guide 89
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    ...this from Phone and Modem Options in Control Panel, from most communications software, or by using terminal mode in your software. Note You should have a good understanding of modems and how they operate before you change... I3 I4 I5 I6 I7 I8 I9 Ln Mn N0 or N1 90 Reference Guide
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    ... in receive direction (default=32). h (2048 to 4096) sets maximum size of history buffer to be negotiated in transmit direction (default=4096). i (2048 to 4096) sets maximum size of history buffer to be negotiated in receive direction (default=4096). +DS44=a,b,c,d, e,f,g,h,i Reference Guide 91
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    ... Phase 1 only, 3=disable. 0=modems decide whether to use short startup procedures, 2=use full startup procedures on all subsequent connections. +GCAP +GCI=n +GMI +GMM +GMR +GOI +GSN +IFC=n,m +ILRR=n +IPR=n +ITF=a,b,c +PCW=n +PIG=n +PMH=n +PMHF +PMHR=n +PMHT=n +PQC=n +PSS=n 92 Reference Guide
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    ... operation in normal mode (speed buffering). Terminate any test in progress. Initiate local analog loopback. Display current configuration and stored profiles. PTT testing of signal level: 00-09=DTMF dial ...&Qn &T0 &T1 &V %TTn \N0 \N1 \N2 \N3 \N4 \N5 +MCR +MMR +MR=0 +MR=1 +MR=2 Reference Guide 93
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    ...), 1=enable. Set loss-of-carrier delay in units of 100 ms (n=0 to 255). Set active service class: 0=data mode (default), 1=Fax Class 1, 1.0=Fax Class 1.0 mode, 8=voice mode. Set DTE inactivity timeout n seconds after which modem goes on-hook (a=0) or DCE goes on hook (a=1). 94 Reference Guide
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    ... transmission and reception. Send voice tones. Start voice transmission. Display black-listed numbers. Display delayed numbers. +VDT=a,b +VDX=a +VGM=n +VGR=n +VGS=n +VGT=n +VIP +VIT=n +... +VSD=a,b +VSM=a,b,c,d +VSP=a +VTD=n +VTR +VTS=string +VTX AT* Commands *B *D Reference Guide 95
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    ...) 50 (1 sec) 0 70 (700 msec) 0 138 S95 Extended result code messages control. 0 Selected Result Codes (Conexant) Code 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 24 32 33 35 83 Meaning OK CONNECT RING NO CARRIER ERROR CONNECT 1200 NO DIAL TONE BUSY NO ANSWER DELAYED BLACKLISTED FAX DATA LINE IN USE 96 Reference Guide
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    ... Information Power Cords The power cord supplied with the notebook AC adapter should match the plug and ... your local authorized dealer or Sales and Service office. For any power cord with a fused plug:...250 Vac (2.5 A) 250 Vac (2.5 A) 250 Vac (2.5 A) 250 Vac (2.5 A) 250 Vac (2.5 A) Reference Guide 97
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    ...object to touch the battery contacts. • Do not disassemble the battery. There are no serviceable parts inside. Do not dispose of the... • Ensure proper use by reading and following the instructions carefully. • If the unit requires service, contact an authorized service center. 98 Reference Guide
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 105
    ...but the following precautions are recommended: • If the unit requires service, contact an authorized service center. • Do not attempt to make... This product contains mercury in the fluorescent lamp of the liquid-crystal display, and may require special handling at end-of-life. Reference Guide 99
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 106
    ... by wireless devices such as mobile phones. However, the use of wireless radios may be restricted in some situations or environments, such as aboard airplanes. If you are unsure of restrictions, you are encouraged to ask for authorization before turning on the wireless radio. 100 Reference Guide
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 107
    ... If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio ... (which can be determined by removing the unit's batteries and AC adapter), try the following: ... 004-000-00345-4. At the first printing of this manual, the telephone number was (202) 512-1800....
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 108
    ... request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved. You should only perform repairs to the equipment specifically discussed in the troubleshooting section of the user guide. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. ...
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 109
    ...Department of Communications. This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications. The Ringer Equivalence Number, REN, is an indication of the maximum number of... of the RENs of all devices does not exceed five. The REN for this terminal equipment is 1.0. Reference Guide 103
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 110
    ...internal wireless radio complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna)...
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 111
    ...¤te bei Anschluss an jeder beliebigen Telefonbuchse funktionieren. Sollten Probleme auftreten, wenden Sie sich zunächst an den ...). Die Kompatibilität zum Netz ist von internen Software-Einstellungen abhängig. Wenden Sie sich an ... ce dernier sur un autre réseau téléphonique. Reference Guide 105
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 112
    ...). La compatibilità della rete dipende dalle impostazioni interne del software. Rivolgersi al fornitore dell'apparecchiatura qualora sia necessario utilizzare quest'... su una rete telefonica diversa. Japan Japan Telecommunications Approval Name of Equipment: AMC20493-KT5 106 Reference Guide
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 113
    ...nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's network services. PTC200 2.11.1 (6) & (7) Compliance Testing (Functional tests) This equipment is not... devices) This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to Telecom's 111 Emergency Service. Reference Guide 107
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 114
    ... connected to the same line. If this occurs, the problem should not be referred to the Telecom Faults Service. Associated Software Limits of Compliance Some parameters... same number within any 30-minute period for any single manual call initiation. The equipment shall go on-hook for a...
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 115
    ... U.S.A. Presario 2100 series, Presario 2500 series, Evo 1050V series CRVSA-02T1-75 Includes ...) declares that the following product conforms to the following product specifications IEC 60950: 1991 +A1,A2,A3,...: 0682 Notified Body Address: CETECOM ICT Services GmbH, Untertuerkheimer Str. 6-10, D-66117 ...
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 116
    ... monitor, 52 extending life, 28 external, 51 memory, 85 port, 3, 6 secondary, 51 troubleshooting, 68 docking port, 4, 7 docking to port replicator, 54 drive lock, 26 drives hard drive holder, 62 hard drive lock, 26 replacing hard disk, 61 DVD drive location, 2, 5 playing movies,...
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 117
    ..., 22 PC Card, 48, 49 installing battery, 10 hard disk drive, 61 hard drive holder, 62 RAM, 57 Internet Service Provider, 36 Kensington lock, 25, 55... infrared printers, 53 troubleshooting, 79 protection files, 26 hard drive lock, 26 Kensington lock, 25, 55 Norton AntiVirus, ...
  • Compaq Presario 2500 | Reference Guide - Page 118
    hard disk drive, 61 hard drive holder, 62 PC Card, 49 RAM, 59 reset button, 17 resetting, 17 ..., 41, 43 safety information, iii saving battery power, 33 scroll pad, 2, 5 secondary display, 51 security hard drive lock, 26 Kensington lock, 3, 6, 25, 55 Norton AntiVirus, 25 Security menu (BIOS), 86 ...



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