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HP ZHAN 66 Pro 15 G3 Notebook PC - Components

Your computer features top-rated components. This chapter provides details about your components, where they are located, and how they work.

Right

Figure : Identifying the right-side components
Right-side components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
Audio-out (headphone)/Audio-in (microphone) combo jack
Connects 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 standalone microphones.
  warning:
To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, see the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices.
To access this guide:
  1. Type HP Documentation in the taskbar search box, and then select HP Documentation.
note:
When a device is connected to the jack, the computer speakers are disabled.
(2)
USB SuperSpeed port
Connects a USB device, such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch, and provides high-speed data transfer.
(3)
HDMI port
Connects 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) device.
(4)
RJ-45 (network) jack/status lights
Connects a network cable.
  • Green (left): The network is connected.
  • Amber (right): Activity is occurring on the network.
(5)
USB Type-C power connector port, SuperSpeed port, and DisplayPort connector
Connects an AC adapter that has a USB Type-C connector, supplying power to the computer and, if needed, charging the computer battery.
– and –
Connects a USB device that has a Type-C connector, such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch, and provides high-speed data transfer.
– and –
Connects a display device that has a USB Type-C connector, providing DisplayPort output.
note:
Cables and/or adapters (purchased separately) may be required.
(6)
Battery light
When AC power is connected:
  • White: The battery charge is greater than 90%.
  • Amber: The battery charge is from 0 to 90%.
  • Off: The battery is not charging.
When AC power is disconnected (battery not charging):
  • Blinking amber: The battery has reached a low battery level. When the battery has reached a critical battery level, the battery light begins blinking rapidly.
  • Off: The battery is not charging.
(7)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.

Left

Figure : Identifying the left-side components
Left-side components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
Security cable slot
Attaches 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)
USB powered port
Connects and supplies power to a USB device, such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, optical drive, or smartwatch, and provides data transfer.
(3)
Vent
Enables airflow to cool internal components.
note:
The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.
(4)
Memory card reader
Reads optional memory cards that store, manage, share, or access information.
To insert a card:
  1. Hold the card label-side up, with the connectors facing the computer.
  2. Insert the card into the memory card reader, and then press in on the card until it is firmly seated.
To remove a card:
  1. Press in on the card, and then remove it from the memory card reader.
(5)
Drive light
  • Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed.
  • Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily parked the hard drive.

Display

Figure : Identifying the display components
Display components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
WLAN antennas*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local area networks (WLANs).
(2)
Camera
Allows you to video chat, record video, and record still images.
(3)
Internal microphones
Record sound.
(4)
Camera privacy cover (select products only)
By default, the camera lens is uncovered, but you can slide the camera privacy cover to block the camera's view. To use the camera, slide the camera privacy cover in the opposite direction to reveal the lens.
note:
If you have both front-facing and rear-facing cameras, when one camera lens is revealed and ready to use, the other is concealed.
(5)
HD camera light
On: The HD camera is in use.
*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:
  1. Select the Start button, select HP Help and Support, and then select HP Documentation.

Special keys

Figure : Identifying the top keys
Special keys and their descriptions
Component
Description
(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 another key. Such key combinations are called hot keys.
(3)
Windows key
Opens the Start menu.
note:
Pressing the Windows key again closes the Start menu.
(4)
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions.
(5)
num lk key
Alternates between the navigational and numeric functions on the integrated numeric keypad.
(6)
Integrated numeric keypad
A separate keypad to the right of the alphabet keyboard. When num lk is pressed, the integrated keypad can be used like an external numeric keypad.
note:
If the keypad function is active when the computer is turned off, that function is reinstated when the computer is turned back on.

Special keys

Figure : Identifying the top keys
Special keys and their descriptions
Component
Description
(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 another key. Such key combinations are called hot keys.
(3)
Windows key
Opens the Start menu.
note:
Pressing the Windows key again closes the Start menu.
(4)
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions.
(5)
num lk key
Alternates between the navigational and numeric functions on the integrated numeric keypad.
(6)
Integrated numeric keypad
A separate keypad to the right of the alphabet keyboard. When num lk is pressed, the integrated keypad can be used like an external numeric keypad.
note:
If the keypad function is active when the computer is turned off, that function is reinstated when the computer is turned back on.

Hot keys (select products only)

A hot key is the combination of the fn key and another key.
To use a hot key:
  1. Press the fn key, and then press one of the keys listed in the following table.
Hot keys and their descriptions
Key
Description
C
Turns on scroll lock.
E
Turns on the insert function.
R
Breaks the operation.
S
Sends a programing query.
W
Pauses the operation.

Bottom

Figure : Identifying the bottom components
Bottom components and their descriptions
Component
Description
Vent
Enables airflow to cool internal components.
note:
The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.

Labels

The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the computer. Labels may be in paper form or imprinted on the product.
note:
Check the following locations for the labels described in this section: the bottom of the computer, inside the battery bay, under the service door, on the back of the display, or on the bottom of a tablet kickstand.
  • Service label—Provides important information to identify your computer. When contacting support, you may be asked for the serial number, the product number, or the model number. Locate this information before you contact support.
    Figure : Identifying the service label
    Service label components
    Component
    (1)
    HP product name
    (2)
    Product ID
    (3)
    Serial number
    (4)
    Warranty period
  • 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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