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Your computer can function as a classic notebook and, in addition, the display can be rotated so that the
computer transforms into an entertainment stand or a tablet.
Changing your notebook to an entertainment stand
To change your notebook to an entertainment stand, raise the display, and then rotate the display backward
to a stand position (about 315 degrees).
Changing your notebook to a tablet
To change your notebook to a tablet, raise the display, and then rotate the display backward until it is flush
with the computer bottom (360 degrees).
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(1) TouchPad zone Reads your finger gestures to move the pointer or activate
items on the screen.
(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.
(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.
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(1) esc key Displays system information when pressed in combination with
the fn key.
(2) fn key Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in
combination with the esc key, or on select models, the spacebar.
Windows key Returns you to the Start screen from an open app or the
NOTE:Pressing the Windows key again will return you to the
(4) Action keys Execute frequently used system functions.
NOTE:On select models, the f5 action key turns the radiance
backlight keyboard feature off or on.
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The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system
problems or travel internationally with the computer.
IMPORTANT:Check the following locations for the labels described in this section: the bottom of the
computer, inside the battery bay, under the removable service door, or on the back of the display.
Service label—Provides important information to identify your computer. When contacting support,
you will probably be asked for the serial number, and possibly for the product number or the model
number. Locate these numbers before you contact support.
Your service label will resemble one of the examples shown below. Refer to the illustration that most
closely matches the service label on your computer.
(4)Model number (select models only)
Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity label (select models only prior to Windows 8)—Contains the
Windows Product Key. You may need the Product Key to update or troubleshoot the operating system.
HP platforms with Windows 8 or Windows 8.x preinstalled do not have the physical label. Instead a
Digital Product Key is electronically installed.
NOTE:The Digital Product Key is automatically recognized and activated by Microsoft operating
systems when a Windows 8 or Windows 8.x operating system is reinstalled using HP-approved recovery
Regulatory label(s)—Provide(s) regulatory information about the computer.
Wireless certification label(s)—Provide(s) information about optional wireless devices and the approval
markings for the countries or regions in which the devices have been approved for use.
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3 Illustrated parts catalog
Computer major components
NOTE:HP continually improves and changes product parts. For complete and current information on
supported parts for your computer, go to
http://partsurfer.hp.com, select your country or region, and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
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