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HP Pavilion 15-cw0000 Laptop 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

Figure : Identifying the right-side components
Right-side components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
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.
(2)
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.
(3)
USB SuperSpeed ports (2)
Connect a USB device, such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch, and provides high-speed data transfer.
(4)
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.
(5)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.

Left side

Figure : Identifying the left-side components
Left-side components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
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.
(2)
RJ-45 (network) jack/status lights
Connects a network cable.
  • White: The network is connected.
  • Amber: Activity is occurring on the network.
(3)
USB Type-C port
Connects a USB device, such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch, and provides data transfer.
note:
Cables and/or adapters (purchased separately) may be required.
(4)
Drive light
  • Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed.
  • Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily parked the hard drive.
(5)
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.
note:
When a device is connected to the jack, the computer speakers are disabled.

Display

note:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
Figure : Identifying the display components
Display components and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
WLAN antenna(s)*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local area networks (WLANs).
note:
Depending on the model, your computer may have one or two wireless antennas. If your computer has a single antenna, it will be located on the right side.
(2)
Internal microphones
Record sound.
(3)
Camera light
On: The camera is 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.
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)
Internal microphones
Record sound.
(3)
Camera light(s)
On: One or more cameras are in use.
(4)
Camera(s)
Allow(s) 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.

Keyboard area

TouchPad

Figure : Identifying the TouchPad
TouchPad components and their descriptions
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
Lights and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
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.
(2)
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on, which switches the key input to all capital letters.
(3)
Mute light
  • On: Computer sound is off.
  • Off: Computer sound is on.

Power button, speakers, and vent

Figure : Identifying buttons, speakers, and vent
Power button, speakers, and vent and their descriptions
Component
Description
(1)
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 (select products only).
  • 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.
(2)
Speakers
Produce sound.
(3)
Vent
Enables air flow 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.

Special keys

Figure : Identifying 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 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.
Action keys and their descriptions
Icon
Description
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.
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. On select products, you can adjust the brightness of the keyboard backlight. Press the key repeatedly to adjust the brightness from high (when you first start up the computer), to low, to off. After you adjust the keyboard backlight setting, the backlight will revert to your previous setting each time you turn on the computer. The keyboard backlight will turn off after 30 seconds of inactivity. To turn the keyboard backlight back on, press any key or tap the TouchPad (select products only). 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.
Stops audio or video playback of a CD, 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
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.
    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.
    Figure : identifying the service label
    Service label components
    Component
    (1)
    HP product name
    (2)
    Model number
    (3)
    Product ID
    (4)
    Serial number
    (5)
    Warranty period
    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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