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HP EliteBook 850 G7 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 side

Use the illustration and table to identify the components on the right side of the computer.
Identifying the right-side components
Right-side components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
nano SIM card slot (select products only)
Supports a wireless subscriber identity module (nano SIM) card.
note:
Inserting a SIM card of the wrong size could damage the SIM card or cause the SIM card to become stuck in the slot. To prevent damage to the SIM card or the connectors, use minimal force when inserting a SIM card.
note:
Before purchasing a SIM card, follow these instructions to determine the correct SIM card size for your computer:
  1. Go to http://www.hp.com/support, and then search for your computer by product name or number.
  2. Select Product Information.
  3. Refer to the listed options to determine which card to purchase.
(2)
USB Type-C power connector and Thunderbolt™ ports (2) with HP Sleep and Charge
Connect an AC adapter that has a USB Type-C connector, supplying power to the computer and, if needed, charging the computer battery.
- and -
Connect a USB device, provides high-speed data transfer, and charges small devices, even when the computer is off.
- and -
Connect a display device that has a USB Type-C connector, providing DisplayPort™ output.
note:
Your computer might also support a Thunderbolt docking station.
note:
Cables, adapters, or both (purchased separately) might be required.
(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)
USB SuperSpeed port
Connects a USB device, provides high-speed data transfer, and (for select products) charges small devices when the computer is on or in Sleep mode.
(5)
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.
(6)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.

Left side

Use the illustration and table to identify the components on the left side of the computer.
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 might not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.
(2)
USB SuperSpeed port with HP Sleep and Charge
Connects a USB device, provides high-speed data transfer, and charges small devices, even when the computer is off.
(3)
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.
(4)
Smart card reader
Supports optional smart cards.

Display

The computer display can include essential components such as speakers, antennas, cameras, and microphones.
Identifying the display components
Display components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
WWAN antennas* (select products only)
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless wide area networks (WWANs).
(2)
WLAN antennas* (select products only)
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local area networks (WLANs).
(3)
Camera light(s)
On: One or more cameras are in use.
(4)
Ambient light sensor (select products only)
Adjusts the brightness of the display, depending on the ambient light.
(5)
Internal microphones
Record sound.
(6)
Camera (select products only)
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.
(7)
Camera privacy cover
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.
*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. Type HP Documentation in the taskbar search box, and then select HP Documentation.

Keyboard area

Keyboards can vary by language.

Touchpad components

Use the illustration and table to identify the touchpad components.
To adjust touchpad settings and gestures, or to turn off the touchpad:
  1. Type touchpad settings in the taskbar search box, and then press enter.
  2. Choose a setting.
To turn on the touchpad:
  1. Type touchpad settings in the taskbar search box, and then press enter.
  2. Using an external mouse, click the touchpad button.
    - or -
  1. Press the Tab key repeatedly until the pointer rests on the touchpad button. Then press the spacebar to select the button.
Identifying the touchpad
Touchpad components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
Pointing stick
Moves the pointer on the screen.
(2)
Left pointing stick button
Functions like the left button on an external mouse
(3)
Right pointing stick button
Functions like the right button on an external mouse
(4)
Touchpad zone
Reads your finger gestures to move the pointer or activate items on the screen.
(5)
Near Field Communications (NFC) tapping area and antenna (select products only)
Allows you to wirelessly share information when you tap it with an NFC-enabled device.

Lights

Use the illustration and table to identify the lights on the computer.
Identifying the lights
Lights and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on, which switches the key input to all capital letters.
(2)
Fn lock light
On: The fn key is locked.
(3)
Privacy key light (select products only)
On: Privacy screen is on, which helps prevent side-angle viewing.
(4)
Mute light
  • On: Computer sound is off.
  • Off: Computer sound is on.
(5)
Microphone mute light
  • On: The microphone is off.
  • Off: The microphone is on.
(6)
Power light
  • On: The computer is on.
  • Blinking (select products only): The computer is in the Sleep state, a power-saving state. The computer shuts off power to the display and other unnecessary components.
  • Off: Depending on your computer model, the computer is off, in Hibernation, or in Sleep. Hibernation is the power-saving state that uses the least amount of power.
(7)
Num lk light
On: Num lock is on.

Button, speakers, and fingerprint reader

Identify the computer button, speakers, and fingerprint reader.
Fingerprint readers can be located on the touchpad, on a side panel of the computer, or on the top cover below the keyboard.
note:
To verify that your computer supports fingerprint reader sign-in, type Sign-in options in the taskbar search box and follow the on-screen instructions. If Fingerprint reader is not listed as an option, then your notebook does not include a fingerprint reader.
Identifying the button, vent, speakers, and fingerprint reader
Button, speakers, and fingerprint reader and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
Speakers (2)
Produce sound
(2)
Vents (2)
Enable 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.
(3)
Power button
  • When the computer is off, press the button briefly 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 (select products only).
  • When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button briefly to exit Hibernation.
note:
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 4 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.
(4)
Fingerprint reader (select products only)
Allows a fingerprint logon to Windows, instead of a password logon.
  1. Swipe down across the fingerprint reader.
    note:
    To prevent fingerprint logon issues, be sure when you register your fingerprint that all sides of your finger are registered by the fingerprint reader.

Special keys

Use the illustration and table to identify the special keys.
Identifying the special 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 will close the Start menu.
(4)
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions.
(5)
Programmable key
Executes frequently used tasks. Some tasks might not be available on all products.
(6)
Power button
  • When the computer is off, press the button briefly 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 (select products only).
  • When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button briefly to exit Hibernation.
note:
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 4 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.
(7)
num lk key
Alternates between the navigational and numeric functions on the integrated numeric keypad.
(8)
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. Use the table to identify the hot keys.
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

Use the illustration and table to identify the bottom component.
Identifying the bottom component
Bottom component and its description
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 that you might need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the computer. Labels can 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 might be asked for the serial number, the product number, or the model number. Locate this information before you contact support.
    Your service label information order may vary by country and might not include the wording "Model" due to the country regulation.
    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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