A Review of the HP Elitebook 840 (G1) by Carlos & Jane Vlogs

Getting to know your computer

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ComponentDescription
(1)Pointing stick (select models only)Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the
screen.
(2)Left pointing stick buttonFunctions like the left button on an external mouse.
(3)TouchPad zoneMoves the pointer and selects or activates items on the
screen.
(4)Left TouchPad buttonFunctions like the left button on an external mouse.
(5)Right pointing stick buttonFunctions like the right button on an external mouse.
(6)Right TouchPad buttonFunctions like the right button on an external mouse.

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Lights

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ComponentDescription
(1)Power light●    On: The computer is on.
●    Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state.
●    Off: The computer is off.
(2)Caps lock lightOn: Caps lock is on.
(3)Microphone mute light●    Amber: microphone sound is off.
●    Off: microphone sound is on.
(4)Num lock lightOn: Num lock is on.
(5)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.
(6)Mute light●    Amber: Computer sound is off.
●    Off: Computer sound is on.

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Buttons and fingerprint reader (select models only)

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ComponentDescription
(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.
●    When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button
briefly to exit Hibernation.
CAUTION:  Pressing and holding down the power button
will result in the loss of unsaved information.
If the computer has stopped responding and Windows®
shutdown procedures are ineffective, press and hold the
power button for at least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings, see your power
options. From the Start screen, type power, select Settings,
and then select Power Options.
(2)Speakers (2)Produce sound.
(3)Wireless buttonTurns the wireless feature on or off but does not establish a
wireless connection.
(4)Volume mute buttonMutes and restores speaker sound.

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  1. Fingerprint reader (select models only)

Allows a fingerprint logon to Windows, instead of a password logon.
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Keys

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ComponentDescription
(1)esc keyDisplays system information when pressed in combination
with the fn key.
(2)fn keyExecutes frequently used system functions when pressed
in combination with a function key, the num lk key, or the
esc key.
(3)Windows buttonReturns you to the Start screen from an open app or the
Windows desktop.
NOTE:  Pressing the Windows button again will return you
to the previous screen.
(4)Function keysExecute frequently used system functions when pressed in
combination with the fn key.
(5)Embedded numeric keypadWhen the keypad is turned on, it can be used like an
external numeric keypad.
Each key on the keypad performs the function indicated by
the icon in the upper-right corner of the key.
(6)num lk keyTurns the embedded numeric keypad on and off when
pressed in combination with the fn key.

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ComponentDescription
(1)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.
(2)Power light●    On: The computer is on.
●    Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state.
●    Off: The computer is off.
(3)AC adapter/Battery light●    White: The computer is connected to external
power and the battery is charged from 90 to 99
percent.
●    Amber: The computer is connected to external
power and the battery is charged from 0 to 90
percent.
●    Blinking amber: A battery that is the only
available power source has reached a low
battery level. When the battery reaches a critical
battery level, the battery light begins blinking
rapidly.
●    Off: The battery is fully charged.
(4)Hard drive light●    Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed.
●    Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily
parked the hard drive.

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Display

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ComponentDescription
(1)WLAN antennas (2)*Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
local area networks (WLAN).
(2)WWAN antennas (2)* (select models only)Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
wide area networks (WWAN).
(3)Internal microphones (2)Record sound.
(4)Webcam light (select models only)On: The webcam is in use.
(5)Webcam (select models only)Records video and captures still photographs.
For information on using the webcam, access HP Support
Assistant. To access HP Support Assistant on the Start screen,
select the HP Support Assistant app.
(6)Internal display switchTurns off the display or initiates Sleep if the display is closed
while the power is on.

NOTE: The display switch is not visible on the outside of the

computer.

*The antennas are not visible on the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennas free from obstructions. To see wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or region. To access the user guides, select the HP Support Assistant app on the Start screen, select My computer, and then select User guides.
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ComponentDescription
(1)Accessory battery connectorConnects an optional accessory battery.
(2)Service doorProvides access to the hard drive bay, the wireless
LAN (WLAN) module slot, the WWAN module slot,
and the memory module slots.
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 HP Support Assistant. To
access HP Support Assistant on the Start screen,
select the HP Support Assistant app.
(3)Service door release latchReleases the service door on the computer.
(4)Service door release lockLocks service door.

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(5)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.

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Supports a wireless subscriber identity module (SIM).

The SIM slot is located inside the battery bay.
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ComponentDescription
(1)Service doorProvides access to the hard drive bay, the
wireless LAN (WLAN) module slot, the
WWAN module slot, and the memory
module slots.
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 HP Support Assistant. To access
HP Support Assistant on the Start screen,
select the HP Support Assistant app.

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ComponentHP Elitebook 840 G1 User Manual 77Description
(2)Service door release latchReleases the service door on the computer.
(3)Service door release lockLocks the service door.
(4)Vents (3)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

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internal fan to cycle on and off during

routine operation.

(5) HP Elitebook 840 G1 User Manual 71            SIM slot (select models only)

Supports a wireless subscriber identity module (SIM). The SIM slot is located inside the battery bay.
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Connecting to a network

Your computer can travel with you wherever you go. But even at home, you can explore the globe and access information from millions of websites using your computer and a wired or wireless network connection. This chapter will help you get connected to that world.

Connecting to a wireless network

Wireless technology transfers data across radio waves instead of wires. Your computer may be equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices:

  • Wireless local area network (WLAN) device—Connects the computer to wireless local area networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in corporate offices, your home, and public places such as airports, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and universities. In a WLAN, the mobile wireless device in your computer communicates with a wireless router or a wireless access point.
  • HP Mobile Broadband Module (select models only)—A wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that gives you wireless connectivity over a much larger area. Mobile network operators install base stations (similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas, effectively providing coverage across entire states, regions, or even countries.
  • Bluetooth device—Creates a personal area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as computers, phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras. In a PAN, each device communicates directly with other devices, and devices must be relatively close together—typically within 10 meters (approximately 33 feet) of each other.

For more information about wireless technology, see the information and website links provided in HP Support Assistant. To access HP Support Assistant on the Start screen, select the HP Support Assistant app.

Using the wireless controls

You can control the wireless devices in your computer using these features:

  • Wireless button, wireless switch, or wireless key (referred to in this chapter as the wireless button)
  • Operating system controls

Using the wireless button

The computer has a wireless button, one or more wireless devices, and one or two wireless lights, depending on the model. All of the wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory, so the wireless light is on (white) when you turn on the computer.

The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual devices. If the wireless light is white, at least one wireless device is on. If the wireless light is off, all wireless devices are off.

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Because the wireless devices are enabled at the factory, you can use the wireless button to turn on or turn off the wireless devices simultaneously.

Using operating system controls

The Network and Sharing Center allows you to set up a connection or network, connect to a network, and diagnose and repair network problems.

To use operating system controls:

  1. From the Start screen, type n, and then select Settings.
  1. Type network and sharing in the search box, and then select Network and Sharing Center.

For more information, access HP Support Assistant. To access HP Support Assistant on the Start screen, select the HP Support Assistant app.

Using a WLAN

With a WLAN device, you can access a wireless local area network (WLAN), which is composed of other computers and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.

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  • A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN, typically uses wireless access points that can accommodate a large number of computers and accessories and can separate critical network functions.
  • A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless router, which allows several wireless and wired computers to share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without requiring additional pieces of hardware or software.

To use the WLAN device in your computer, you must connect to a WLAN infrastructure (provided through a service provider or a public or corporate network).

Using an Internet service provider

When you are setting up Internet access in your home, you must establish an account with an Internet service provider (ISP). To purchase Internet service and a modem, contact a local ISP. The ISP will help set up the modem, install a network cable to connect your wireless computer to the modem, and test the Internet service.

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Setting up a WLAN

To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet, you need the following equipment:

  • A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet service provider
  • A wireless router (2) (purchased separately)
  • A wireless computer (3)

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The illustration below shows an example of a wireless network installation that is connected to the Internet.
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As your network grows, additional wireless and wired computers can be connected to the network to access the Internet.

For help in setting up your WLAN, see the information provided by your router manufacturer or your ISP.

Configuring a wireless router

For help in setting up a WLAN, see the information provided by your router manufacturer or your ISP.

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Protecting your WLAN

When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect your network from unauthorized access. WLANs in public areas (hotspots) like coffee shops and airports may not provide any security. If you are concerned about the security of your computer in a hotspot, limit your network activities to e-mail that is not confidential and basic Internet surfing.

Wireless radio signals travel outside the network, so other WLAN devices can pick up unprotected signals. Take the following precautions to protect your WLAN:

  • Use a firewall.

A firewall checks both data and requests for data that are sent to your network, and discards any suspicious items. Firewalls are available in both software and hardware. Some networks use a combination of both types.

  • Use wireless encryption.

Wireless encryption uses security settings to encrypt and decrypt data that is transmitted over the network. For more information, access HP Support Assistant. To access HP Support Assistant on the Start screen, select the HP Support Assistant app.

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Connecting to a WLAN

To connect to the WLAN, follow these steps:

  1. Be sure that the WLAN device is on. If the device is on, the wireless light is on. If the wireless light is off, press the wireless button.

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  1. From the Windows desktop, tap and hold, or click the network status icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
  1. Select your WLAN from the list.
  1. Click Connect.

If the WLAN is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a security code. Type the code, and then click Next.

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  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection.

After the connection is made, place the mouse pointer over the network status icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, to verify the name and status of the connection.

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Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only)

HP Mobile Broadband enables your computer to use WWANs to access the Internet from more places and over larger areas than it can by using WLANs. Using HP Mobile Broadband requires a network service provider (called a mobile network operator), which in most cases is a cellular phone network operator. Coverage for HP Mobile Broadband is similar to cellular phone voice coverage.

When used with mobile network operator service, HP Mobile Broadband gives you the freedom to stay connected to the Internet, send e-mail, or connect to your corporate network whether you are on the road or outside the range of Wi-Fi hotspots.

HP supports the following technologies:

  • HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), which provides access to networks based on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) telecommunications standard.
  • EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized), which provides access to networks based on the code division multiple access (CDMA) telecommunications standard.

You may need the HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number to activate mobile broadband service.

The serial number is printed on a label inside the battery bay of your computer.

Some mobile network operators require the use of a SIM. A SIM contains basic information about you, such as a personal identification number (PIN), as well as network information. Some computers include a SIM that is preinstalled in the battery bay. If the SIM is not preinstalled, it may be provided

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in the HP Mobile Broadband information provided with your computer or the mobile network operator may provide it separately from the computer.

For information about inserting and removing the SIM, see the Inserting and removing a SIM on page 19 section in this chapter.

For information about HP Mobile Broadband and how to activate service with a preferred mobile network operator, see the HP Mobile Broadband information included with your computer. For additional information, go to the HP website at http://www.hp.com/go/mobilebroadband (select regions/countries only).

Inserting and removing a SIM

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To insert a SIM, follow these steps:

  1. Shut down the computer.
  1. Close the display.
  1. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
  1. Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
  1. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
  1. Remove the service door (see Removing the service door on page 52).
  1. Remove the battery (see Removing a battery on page 42).
  1. Insert the SIM into the SIM slot, and gently push the SIM into the slot until it is firmly seated.

NOTE: See the image on the battery bay to determine which way the SIM card should be inserted into your computer.
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  1. Replace the battery.

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  1. Reconnect external power.
  1. Reconnect external devices.
  1. Turn on the computer.

To remove a SIM, press in on the SIM, and then remove it from the slot.

Using GPS (select models only)

Your computer may be equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device. GPS satellites deliver location, speed, and direction information to GPS-equipped systems.

For more information, see the HP GPS and Location software Help.

Using Bluetooth wireless devices

A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable connections that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following:

  • Computers (desktop, notebook, PDA)
  • Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone)
  • Imaging devices (printer, camera)
  • Audio devices (headset, speakers)
  • Mouse

Bluetooth devices provide peer-to-peer capability that allows you to set up a personal area network (PAN) of Bluetooth devices. For information about configuring and using Bluetooth devices, see the Bluetooth software Help.

Connecting to a wired network

There are 2 kinds of wired connections: local area network (LAN) and modem connection. A LAN connection uses a network cable and is much faster than a modem, which uses a telephone cable. Both cables are sold separately.

WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a modem cable or telephone cable into an RJ-45 (network) jack.
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Connecting to a local area network (LAN)

Use a LAN connection if you want to connect the computer directly to a router in your home (instead of working wirelessly), or if you want to connect to an existing network at your office.

Connecting to a LAN requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network cable.

To connect the network cable, follow these steps:

  1. Plug the network cable into the network jack (1) on the computer.

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