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HP Spectre 15-ch000 x360 Convertible PC - Components

Right side

note:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your product.
Figure : Identifying the right side components
Component
Description
(1)
Volume button
Controls speaker volume on the computer.
(2)
Fingerprint reader
Allows a fingerprint logon to Windows, instead of a password logon.
  1. To use the fingerprint reader, swipe your finger on the fingerprint reader.
(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)
USB Type-C power connector and Thunderbolt™ ports with HP Sleep and Charge (2)
Connect AC adapters that have a USB Type-C connector, supplying power to the computer and, if needed, charging the computer battery while the computer is off or in the Sleep state.
– and –
Connect and charge most USB devices that have a Type-C connector, such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch, and provides high-speed data transfer.
– and –
Connect display devices that have a USB Type-C connector, providing DisplayPort output.
note:
Your computer may also support a Thunderbolt docking station.
note:
Cables and/or adapters (purchased separately) may be required.
(5)
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.
Figure : Identifying the left side components
Component
Description
(1)
Volume button
Controls speaker volume on the computer.
(2)
Fingerprint reader
Allows a fingerprint logon to Windows, instead of a password logon.
  1. To use the fingerprint reader, swipe your finger on the fingerprint reader.
(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)
USB Type-C power connector and Thunderbolt port with HP Sleep and Charge
Connects an AC adapter that has a USB Type-C connector, supplying power to the computer and, if needed, charging the computer battery while the computer is off or in the Sleep state.
– and –
Connects and charges most USB devices that have 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:
Your computer may also support a Thunderbolt docking station.
note:
Cables and/or adapters (purchased separately) may be required.
(5)
USB Type-C SuperSpeed port with HP Sleep and Charge
Connects a USB device that has a Type-C connector, provides high-speed data transfer, and even when the computer is off, charges most products such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch.
– 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)
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.

Left side

Figure : Identifying the left-side components
Component
Description
(1)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
(2)
AC adapter and battery light
  • White: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is fully charged.
  • Blinking white: The AC adapter is disconnected and the battery has reached a low battery level.
  • Amber: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is charging.
  • Off: The battery is not charging.
(3)
USB 3.x SuperSpeed port with HP Sleep and Charge
Connects a USB device, provides high-speed data transfer, and even when the computer is off, charges most products such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch.
(4)
Power button
  • When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the computer.
  • When the computer is on, press the button briefly to initiate Sleep.
  • 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 results in the loss of unsaved information.
If the computer has stopped responding and shutdown procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button down for at least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings, see your power options:
  1. Right-click the Power icon , and then select Power Options.
(5)
Power light
  • On: The computer is on.
  • Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state, a power-saving state. The computer shuts off power to the display and other unneeded components.
  • Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. Hibernation is a power-saving state that uses the least amount of power.
(6)
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.
(7)
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, refer to the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices.
To access this guide:
  1. Select the Start button, select HP Help and Support, and then select HP Documentation.
–or–
  1. Select the Start button, select HP, and then select HP Documentation.
note:
When a device is connected to the jack, the computer speakers are disabled.
(8)
Memory card reader
Reads optional memory cards that enable you to store, manage, share, or access information.
To insert a card:
  1. Hold the card label-side up, with 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.

Display

Figure : Identifying the display components
Component
Description
(1)
WLAN antennas*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local area networks (WLANs).
(2)
Internal microphones
Record sound.
(3)
Camera lights
On: One or more cameras are in use.
(4)
Camera
Allows you to video chat, record video, and record still images. Some cameras also allow a facial recognition logon to Windows, instead of a password logon.
note:
Camera functions vary depending on the camera hardware and software installed on your product.
*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.
–or–
  1. Select the Start button, select HP, and then select HP Documentation.

Keyboard area

TouchPad

Figure : Identifying the TouchPad
Component
Description
(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.

Lights

Figure : Identifying the lights
Component
Description
(1)
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on, which switches the key input to all capital letters.
(2)
Mute light
  • On: Computer sound is off.
  • Off: Computer sound is on.

Speaker

Figure : Identifying buttons, speakers, and fingerprint reader
Component
Description
Speaker
Produces sound.

Special keys

note:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your product.
Figure : Identifying the special keys
Component
Description
(1)
esc key
Displays system information when pressed in combination with the fn key.
(2)
fn key
Executes specific functions when pressed in combination with another key.
(3)
Windows key
Opens the Start menu.
note:
Pressing the Windows key again will close the Start menu.
(4)
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions.
note:
On select products, the f5 action key turns the keyboard backlight feature off or on.
(5)
num lock 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 lock is pressed, the 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.
Figure : Identifying the special keys
Component
Description
(1)
esc key
Displays system information when pressed in combination with the fn key.
(2)
fn key
Executes specific functions when pressed in combination with another key.
(3)
Windows key
Opens the Start menu.
note:
Pressing the Windows key again will close the Start menu.
(4)
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions.
note:
On select products, the f5 action key turns the keyboard backlight feature off or on.
(5)
num lock 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 lock is pressed, the 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.

Action keys

An action key performs the function indicated by the icon on the key. To determine which keys are on your product, see Special keys.
  1. To use an action key, press and hold the key.
Icon
Description
On select products, helps prevent side-angle viewing from onlookers. If needed, decrease or increase brightness for well-lit or darker environments. Press the key again to turn off the privacy screen.
Decreases the screen brightness incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
Increases the screen brightness incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
On select products, opens the “How to get help in Windows 10” webpage.
Switches the screen image between display devices connected to the system. For example, if a monitor is connected to the computer, repeatedly pressing this key alternates the screen image from the computer display to the monitor display to a simultaneous display on both the computer and the monitor.
Turns the keyboard backlight off or on.
note:
To conserve battery power, turn off this feature.
Plays the previous track of an audio CD or the previous section of a DVD or a Blu-ray Disc (BD).
Starts, pauses, or resumes playback of an audio CD, a DVD, or a BD.
Plays the next track of an audio CD or the next section of a DVD or a BD.
Decreases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down the key.
Increases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down the key.
Mutes or restores speaker sound.
Turns the airplane mode and wireless feature on or off.
note:
The airplane mode key is also referred to as the wireless button.
note:
A wireless network must be set up before a wireless connection is possible.

Bottom

Figure : Identifying bottom components
Component
Description
(1)
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.
(2)
Speakers (2)
Produce sound.

Locating system information

Important system information is located on the bottom edge of the tablet or on the keyboard base. You may need the information when travelling internationally or when you contact support:
(1): Serial number
(2): Product number
(3): Model number
(4): Warranty period
Using Windows, briefly press the fn+esc key combination to display the System Information screen, which provides the product name and serial number of your computer, as well as information about the memory, processor, BIOS, and keyboard.

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