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TouchPadItemComponentDescription(1)TouchPad zoneMoves the on-screen pointer and selects or activates items on
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Left sideItemComponentDescription(1)Security cable slotAttaches an optional security cable to the computer.NOTE:The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it
may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.(2)Power connectorConnects an AC adapter.(3)AC adapter light●White: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is
●Amber: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is
●Off: The computer is using battery power.
(4)Memory card readerReads optional memory cards that store, manage, share, or
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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Right sideItemComponentDescription(1)Power light●White: Computer is on.
●Blinking white: Computer is in Sleep mode.
●Off: The computer is off.
(2)Audio-out (headphone)/Audio-in (microphone)
jackConnects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones,
earbuds, a headset, or a television audio cable. Also connects an
optional headset microphone. This jack does not support optional
microphone-only devices.WARNING!To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust
the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset.NOTE:When a device is connected to the jack, the computer
speakers are disabled.NOTE:Be sure that the device cable has 4-conductor connector
that supports both audio-out (headphone) and audio-in
(microphone).(3)USB 2.0 portConnect optional USB devices, such as a keyboard, mouse,
external drive, printer, scanner or USB hub.(4)USB 3.0 charging (powered) portConnects an optional USB device, such as a keyboard, mouse,
external drive, printer, scanner or USB hub. Standard USB ports
will not charge all USB devices or will charge using a low current.
Some USB devices require power and require you to use a
powered port.(5)HDMI portConnects an optional video or audio device, such as a high-
definition television, any compatible digital or audio component,
or a high-speed High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
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BottomItemComponentDescription(1)Speakers (2)Produce sound.8Chapter 2 External component identification
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3Illustrated parts catalog
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.
Locating the serial number, model number, product number, and
The serial number (1), model number (2), product number (3), and warranty information (4) are located on
the bottom of the computer. This information may be needed when travelling internationally or when
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