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NOTE:When a device is connected to the jack, the computer
speakers are disabled.
NOTE:Be sure that the device cable has a 4-conductor
connector that supports both audio-out (headphone) and audio-
Memory card reader Reads optional memory cards that store, manage,
share, or access information.
To insert a card:
Hold the card label-side up, with connectors facing the
slot, insert the card into the slot, and then push in on the
card until it is firmly seated.
To remove a card:
Press in on the card it until it pops out.
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NOTE:Refer to the image that most closely matches your computer.
(1)WLAN antennas (2)* Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local
area networks (WLANs)
(2)WWAN antennas (2)* (select models only) Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless wide
area networks (WWAN).
(3)Webcam light On: The webcam is in use.
(4)Webcam Records video and captures photographs. Some models allow you to
video conference and chat online using streaming video.
To use the webcam in Windows 8, from the Start screen, type
camera, and then select Camera from the list of applications.
To use the webcam in Windows 7, select Start > All Programs >
Communication and Chat > CyberLink YouCam.
(5)Internal microphone Records sound.
(6)Internal display switch Turns off the display and initiates Sleep if the display is closed while
the power is on.
NOTE:The internal display switch is not visible from the outside of
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the
antennas free from obstructions. For wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices
that applies to your country or region. To access this guide in Windows 8, from the Start screen, type support, and then select the
HP Support Assistant app.
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(1) TouchPad zone Moves the on-screen pointer and selects or activates items on
NOTE:The TouchPad also supports edge-swipe gestures.
(2) Left TouchPad button Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(3) Right TouchPad button Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
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(1) Caps lock light On: Caps lock is on, which switches the keys to all capital letters.
Amber: Computer sound is off.
Off: Computer sound is on.
Wireless light On: An integrated wireless device, such as a wireless local area
network (WLAN) device and/or a Bluetooth® device, is on.
NOTE:On some models, the wireless light is amber when all
wireless devices are off.
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When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the
When the computer is on, press the button briefly to
When the computer is in the Sleep state, press the button
briefly to exit Sleep.
When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button
briefly to exit Hibernation.
CAUTION:Pressing and holding down the power button will
result in the loss of unsaved information.
If the computer has stopped responding and Windows shutdown
procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button
down for at least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
NOTE:For select models, the Intel® Rapid Start Technology
feature is enabled at the factory. Rapid Start Technology allows
your computer to resume quickly from inactivity.
To learn more about your power settings, see your power
options. In Windows 8, from the Start screen, type power,
select Power and sleep settings, and then select Power and
sleep from the list of applications.
In Windows 7, select Start > Control Panel > System and
Security > Power Options.