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This Getting Started Poster is intended for use only as a quick reference. For more detailed information and procedures, consult the guides.
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TO SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK
Close all programs.
On the Windows taskbar,click ,
then click .
Select the option.
Click the button. After a few
seconds, your Notebook turns off.
Press the Power button.
TO TURN ON YOUR NOTEBOOK
Sets a password to secure the
information stored on the hard disk.
Turn on your Notebook.
After the Compaq logo is displayed,
a cursor appears in the upper right
corner of the screen for a few
seconds.While the cursor is visible,
press the key.
Select the option.
press and follow the on-
Set Supervisor Password,
Just as the mouse, the TouchPad
lets you draw lines or point to
items on the Windows desktop.
Try dragging the pointer across
the screen by gently dragging
your finger across the TouchPad.
The Scroll button is the equivalent
of the Up and Down buttons of the
Scroll bar on the side of your
display screen.To view other areas
of a document or browser window,
press the Scroll bar in the desired
MORE INTERNET ZONE BUTTONS
Instant Internet Access
Connects you to a personalized
Web page filled with local
weather,news,sports and more.
One touch access for sending
and reading e-mail.
Instant connection to your
computer store and other
Launches Windows Media
Player to play MP3 music.
KNOW YOUR NOTEBOOK.
KNOW YOUR NOTEBOOK.
If your display is too faint/bright,
the brightness controls may be
set improperly. You can adjust the
brightness by pressing to
decrease it or to increase it.
CHANGING THE DISPLAY RESOLUTION
On the taskbar, click , ,
Double-click ,the dialog
box opens.Click .
Under Screen area,click the
, and drag it to
the desired resolution.
Click to accept settings.
POWER BUTTON FUNCTIONALITY
When your Notebook is on,pressing
the Power button places your
Notebook in Hibernation mode.
Press and release the Power button
once to enter Hibernation mode.
Press and hold down the Power
button (about four seconds) to
shut down your Notebook.
PROGRAMING INTERNET BUTTONS
Reprogram the Internet Zone
buttons to reflect your personal
At the Windows taskbar, click
, select , then
Click on the
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Easy Access Buttons
CHECKING THE HARD DISK SPACE
You can view a chart of the available
hard drive space.
Right-click on the hard disk icon of
In the drop-down menu, click
View the hard disk space
At the desktop level, click
Examines your hard drive for surface
errors and file/folder problems.
At the Windows taskbar, click ,
Click , then .
Select the drive(s) to check and the
type of test you want to run.
Click to begin. Click
System Tools ScanDisk
STANDBY (SLEEP)/PANEL TOGGLE
To put your Notebook on Standby:
Press the keys
Click the button on the
Windows taskbar,then ,
To wake your Notebook press any
One of the Power Saving measures
include turning the LCD off when
not in use, with the notebook still
running.To turn off the panel, press
the keys. Repeat to turn on
To determine the amount of
remaining battery power,follow
Double-click the or
the icon located on the
Check the battery lights or status
panel gauge, depending on your
FIXING A LOW-BATTERY CONDITION
A battery having less than 10 percent
of its power remaining is in a low
battery condition.When your
Notebook loses all battery power,it
enters Hibernation mode.You must
allow your Notebook to finish saving
and shut off automatically before
trying to correct the low battery
RESETTING YOUR NOTEBOOK
If the system becomes unstable,
you can reset your Notebook by
pressing and holding the Power
keydownfor .4 seconds
PLAYING AUDIO CDs
! Insert the CD into the drive (CD
play should start automatically).
If CD play does not start:
On the Windows taskbar,click
, and .
Once the CD Player opens, click the
To stop playing the CD, click the
To eject the CD, click .
Start Programs Accessories
Entertainment CD Player
is a state of no power
Notebook enters the Hibernation
mode, the memory contents are
saved to the hard disk and your
Notebook is powered off.
puts your Notebook in
low power mode. It is still on,
but the display appears blank.
USING THE DVD PLAYER
Your Notebook's DVD drive lets you
watch all of your favorite movies
anytime, anywhere.The DVD Player
is simple and fun to use. Insert a
seconds, the DVD Player* Control
Panel opens and playback begins.
* Only available on models that include a DVD drive.
INTERNET ZONE BUTTONS
The Internet Zone buttons,located
above your Notebook's keyboard,
automatically connect you to the
Internet.These buttons allow you
one-touch access to your most
frequently used Internet activities.
Instant connection to Compaq
for getting the most out of your
computer and the Internet.
Left Side Components
1. External Monitor (VGA) Port
Right Side Components
1. IR Port
2. AC Adapter Connector
2. Memory Compartment
3. Model and Serial Number
Compaq enables you to restore your system at any time with the QuickRestore method.QuickRestore
provides various options:
allows you to select specific Compaq drivers or applications you want to reinstall without
reformatting your hard disk.
allows you to back up all information and files on the C:\ drive partition and store them in a
separate hard disk partition.*
restores the C:\ drive partition from your last User Backup.*
restores your Notebook to its original factory-installed software state. All data files
and installed applications will be overwritten. Back up your data files first.*
creates a diskette that contains specific information about your Notebook s
Make Emergency Diskette
*The Recovery CD is required.
HOW TO MUTE AUDIO
Press keys to mute the
Repeat to unmute.
1. USB Port
2. CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive Port
5. Ethernet Port
PC Card Slot (Type II)
PC Card Eject Button
CONNECTING THE CD/DVD DRIVE
To connect the CD or DVD drive to
your Notebook,complete the
Turn off your Notebook.
Connect the cable of the CD or
DVD drive to the CD or DVD drive
port on the left side of your
INSERTING/REMOVING A DISC
To load a disc into the disc drive:
Press the button the drive.
Remove a disc from its protective
case, holding the disc by its center
hole and outer edge to avoid
touching the surface.
To load a disc into the disc drive:
Press the button on the drive.
Remove a disc from the tray,gently
pushing down on the center spindle
while pulling up on the outer edges.
Push the tray back into the drive
until it locks into place.
USING THE DISKETTE DRIVE
Connecting the Diskette Drive:
To use the diskette drive, connect
the cable of the diskette drive to
any one of the USB port on the
left side of your Notebook.
Inserting and Ejecting a Diskette:
To insert a diskette into the
diskette drive,hold the diskette
with the label facing up and the
arrow on the diskette pointing
towards the drive, and gently
push the diskette into the drive.
To remove a diskette, press the
button on the diskette drive.
INSTALLING SOFTWARE FROM DISK/CD
To Initiate the installation process,
insert the disk/CD into the respective
drive. Click .
if a diskette or CD won't install:
Close all programs, click ,
, and from the
The properties window is displayed.
Settings Control Panel
! Follow the on-screen installation
External CD, DVD or CD-RW Drive
1. CD or DVD Media Eject Button
2. CD or DVD Manual Eject Hole
*A DVD or CD-RW are available on select models.
External Diskette Drive
1. Eject Button