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HP 250 G1 Notebook PC - Identifying Components

Right side
Figure : Right side
Item Number
Component
Description
1
Optical drive1
Reads an optical disc
2
Optical drive light
  • Green: The optical drive is being accessed
  • Off: The optical drive is idle
3
Optical drive eject button
Releases the disc tray
4
USB 2.0 ports (2)
Connect optional USB devices
5
AC adapter light
  • White: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is charged.
  • Amber: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is charging.
  • Blinking amber: The battery is low or there is a battery error.
  • Off: The computer is using DC power
6
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter
7
Security cable slot2
Attaches an optional security cable to the computer
  note:
1: On select models, the optical drive also writes to an optical disc.
2: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.
Left side
Figure : Left side
Item Number
Component
Description
1
External monitor port
Connects an external VGA monitor or projector
2
Vent1
Enables airflow to cool internal components
3
RJ-45 (network) jack
Connects a network cable
4
HDMI port
Connects an optional video or audio device, such as a high-definition television, or any compatible digital or audio device.
5
USB 2.0 port
Connects an optional USB device
6
Audio-in (microphone) jack
Connects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone.
7
Audio-out (headphone) jack2
Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or a television audio cable.
  warning:
To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before using headphones, earbuds, or a headset.
8
Digital Media Slot
Reads data from and writes data to digital memory cards such as Secure Digital (SD).
9
Hard drive light
  • White: A storage device is being accessed.
  • Off: No storage device is being accessed.
10
Power light
  • White: The computer is On.
  • Blinking white: The computer is in the Sleep state, which is an energy-saving mode. The computer shuts Off power to the display and other unneeded components.
  • Off: The computer is Off or in Hibernation. Hibernation is an energy-saving mode that uses the least amount of power.
  note:
1: 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: When a device is connected to a headphone jack, the computer speakers are disabled.
Front
Figure : Front view
Component
Description
Speakers (2)
Produce sound
Display
Item Number
Component
Description
1
Internal display switch1
Turns Off the display and initiates Sleep if the display is closed while the power is On.
2
Internal microphone
Records sound
3
Webcam
Records video, captures still photographs, and allows video conferences and online chat by means of streaming video.
To use the webcam in Windows 8, from the Start screen, type cyberlink, and then select CyberLink YouCam from the list of apps.
4
Webcam light
On: The webcam is in use.
5
WLAN antenna2
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local area networks (WLANs).
  note:
1: The internal display switch is not visible from the outside of the computer.
2: The antenna is not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the area immediately around the antenna free from obstructions. For wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or region. These notices are located in Help and Support.
TouchPad
Figure : TouchPad
Item Number
Component
Description
1
TouchPad On/Off button
Turns the TouchPad On or Off
2
TouchPad light
  • Amber: The TouchPad is enabled.
  • Off: The TouchPad is disabled.
3
TouchPad zone
Moves the on-screen pointer and selects or activates items on the screen
4
Left TouchPad button
Functions like the left button on an external mouse
5
Right TouchPad button
Functions like the right button on an external mouse
Lights
Figure : Lights
Item Number
Component
Description
1
Caps lock light
  • White: Caps lock is On, which switches the keys to all capital letters
  • Off: Caps lock is Off
2
Power light
  • White: The computer is On
  • Blinking white: The computer is in the Sleep state, which is an energy-saving mode. The computer shuts Off power to the display and other unneeded components.
  • Off: The computer is Off or in Hibernation. Hibernation is an energy-saving mode that uses the least amount of power.
3
Wireless light
  • White: An integrated wireless device, such as a wireless local area network (WLAN) device and/or a Bluetooth device, is On.
  • Amber: All wireless devices are Off
Buttons
Figure : Buttons
Component
Description
Power button
  • When the computer is Off, press the button to turn On the computer.
  • When the computer is in the Sleep state, press the button briefly to exit Sleep.
  • When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button down briefly to exit Hibernation.
If the computer has stopped responding and Microsoft Windows shutdown procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button down for at least 5 seconds to turn Off the computer.
  caution:
Pressing and holding down the power button will result in the loss of unsaved information.
In Windows 8:
  1. From the Start screen, type power options
  2. Click Settings, and then select Power Options from the options displayed
Keys
Item Number
Component
Description
1
esc key
Displays system information when pressed in combination with the fn key.
2
fn key
Displays system information when pressed in combination with the esc key.
3
Windows 8 logo key1
Windows 8: Returns to the start screen from an open app or the desktop.
4
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions
5
Windows 8 applications key
Windows 8: Displays options for a selected object
  note:
1: Pressing the Windows logo key again will return you to the previous screen.
Bottom
Figure : Bottom
Item Number
Component
Description
1
Battery bay
Holds the battery
2
Vents (3)1
Enable airflow to cool internal components
3
Battery release latch
Releases the battery from the battery bay
4
Wireless and memory module compartment
Contains the wireless and memory modules.
  caution:
To prevent an unresponsive system, replace the wireless module only with a wireless module authorized for use in the computer by the governmental agency that regulates wireless devices in your country or region. If you replace the module and then receive a warning message, remove the module to restore computer functionality, and then contact support through Help and Support.
5
Hard drive bay
Contains the hard drive
  note:
1: 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.

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