HP ProBook 6470b – Unboxing & First Look by TechHarvest

Welcome

After you set up and register the computer, it is important to take the following steps:

  • Take a minute to browse the printed Windows 8 Basics guide to explore the new Windows® features.

HP probook 6470b User Manual 1HP probook 6470b User Manual 3 TIP: To quickly return to the computer Start screen from an open app or the Windows desktop,
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press the Windows logo key HP probook 6470b User Manual 7 on your keyboard. Pressing the Windows logo key again will return you to the previous screen.

  • Update your antivirus software—Protect your computer from damage caused by viruses. The software is preinstalled on the computer. For more information, see Using antivirus software on page 82.
  • Find installed software—Access a list of the software preinstalled on the computer:

From the Start screen, type a, click Apps, and then select from the displayed options. For details about using the software included with the computer, see the software manufacturer’s instructions, which may be provided with the software or on the manufacturer’s website.

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Finding information

The computer comes with several resources to help you perform various tasks.
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HP website

To obtain the latest information in this guide, contact support. For U.S. support, go to http://www.hp.com/go/ contactHP. For worldwide support, go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/ wwcontact_us.html.

  • Support information
  • Ordering parts and finding additional help
  • Accessories available for the device

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ResourcesHP probook 6470b User Manual 9For information about
Limited Warranty*Warranty information
To access this guide, from the Start screen, select the
HP Support Assistant app, select My computer, and
then select Warranty and services.
– or –
Go to http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments.

*You can find the expressly provided HP Limited Warranty applicable to your product located with the user guides on your computer and/or on the CD/DVD provided in the box. In some countries/regions, HP may provide a printed HP Limited Warranty in the box. For some countries/regions where the warranty is not provided in printed format, you may request a printed copy from http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments or write to:

  • North America: Hewlett-Packard, MS POD, 11311 Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714, USA
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa: Hewlett-Packard, POD, Via G. Di Vittorio, 9, 20063, Cernusco s/Naviglio (MI), Italy
  • Asia Pacific: Hewlett-Packard, POD, P.O. Box 200, Alexandra Post Office, Singapore 911507
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When you request a printed copy of your warranty, please include your product number, warranty period (found on your service label), name, and postal address.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT return your HP product to the addresses above. For U.S. support, go to http://www.hp.com/go/ contactHP. For worldwide support, go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.
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Getting to know your computer

Top

TouchPad

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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 button (select modelsFunctions like the left button on an external mouse.
only)
(3)TouchPad on/off buttonTurns the TouchPad on and off.
(4)TouchPad zoneMoves the pointer and selects or activates items on the
screen.
(5)Left TouchPad buttonFunctions like the left button on an external mouse.

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ComponentHP probook 6470b User Manual 19Description
(6)Right pointing stick button (select modelsFunctions like the right button on an external mouse.
only)
(7)Right TouchPad buttonFunctions like the right button on an external mouse.

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Lights

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ComponentDescription
(1)TouchPad light●    Amber: The TouchPad is off.
●    Off: The TouchPad is on.
(2)Caps lock lightOn: Caps lock is on.
(3)Power light●    On: The computer is on.
●    Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state.
●    Off: The computer is off.
(4)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.
(5)Web browser light●    On: The computer is on.
●    Off: The computer is off.
(6)Mute light●    Amber: Computer sound is off.
●    Off: Computer sound is on.
(7)Calculator light●    On: The calculator function is on.
●    Blinking: The calculator has been activated.
(8)Num lock lightOn: Num lock is on.

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Buttons and fingerprint reader

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ComponentDescription
(1)TouchPad on/off buttonTurns the TouchPad on and off.
(2)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
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.
(3)Wireless buttonTurns the wireless feature on or off but does not establish a
wireless connection.
(4)Web browser buttonOpens the default Web browser.
(5)Volume mute buttonMutes and restores speaker sound.
(6)Calculator buttonOpens the calculator function.

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  1. Fingerprint reader (select models only)
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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)Function keysExecute frequently used system functions when pressed in
combination with the fn key.
(3)fn keyExecutes frequently used system functions when pressed
in combination with a function key, the num lk key, or the
esc key.
(4)Windows logo keyDisplays the Windows Start screen or the Windows
desktop.
NOTE:  Pressing the Windows logo key again will return
you to the previous screen.
(5)Windows applications keyDisplays options for a selected object.
(6)Integrated numeric keypadWhen num lock has been enabled, it can be used like an
external numeric keypad.
(7)num lk keyAlternates between the navigational and numeric functions
on the integrated numeric keypad.

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Front

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ComponentDescription
(1)Display release latchOpens the computer.
(2)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.
(3)Power light●    On: The computer is on.
●    Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state.
●    Off: The computer is off.
(4)AC adapter/Battery light●    Amber: The computer is connected to external
power and the battery is charged from 0 to 90
percent.
●    White: The computer is connected to external
power and the battery is charged from 90 to 99
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.
(5)Hard drive light●    Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed.
●    Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily
parked the hard drive.
(6)Speakers (2)Produce SRS Premium Sound or SRS Premium
Sound PRO (select models only).

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NOTE: To use the SRS Premium Sound software,

from the Start screen, type SRS, and then select SRS

Premium Sound.
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Right

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ComponentDescription
(1)Audio-out (headphone) jackProduces sound when connected to optional powered
stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, or a headset.
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, select the HP Support Assistant app on the
Start screen, select My computer, and then select User
guides.
NOTE:  When a device is connected to the jack, the
computer speakers are disabled.
(2)Audio-in (microphone) jackConnects an optional computer headset microphone,
stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone.
(3)USB 3.0 ports (2)Connect optional USB devices.
(4)Upgrade bay (optical drive shown)The upgrade bay can hold either a hard drive or an optical
drive that reads and writes (select models only) to an
optical disc. It can also hold a weight saver option.
(5)Optical drive eject button (select modelsReleases the optical drive disc tray.
only)
(6)RJ-45 (network) jackConnects a network cable.

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RJ-45 (network) lights (2)
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  • Green (left): The network is connected.
  • Amber (right): The network is showing activity.
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(7) Security cable slot Attaches an optional security cable to the computer.
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NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.
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Left

Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
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ComponentDescription
(1)USB 2.0 portConnects an optional USB device.
(2)USB 2.0 charging portConnects an optional USB device. The USB charging port
can also charge select models of cell phones and MP3
players, even when the computer is off.
(3)ExpressCard slotSupports optional ExpressCards.
(4)Media Card ReaderSupports the following digital card formats:
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
MMC+
●    Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
SDHC
SDXC
(5)1394 portConnects an optional IEEE 1394 or 1394a device, such as
a camcorder.
(6)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.
(7)eSATA/USB 2.0 combo portConnects a high-performance eSATA component, such as
an eSATA external hard drive, or connects an optional USB
device.
(8)External monitor portConnects an external VGA monitor or projector.
(9)Smart card readerSupports optional smart cards.

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ComponentDescription
(1)USB 2.0 portsConnects an optional USB device.
(2)ExpressCard slotSupports optional ExpressCards.
(3)Media Card ReaderSupports the following digital card formats:
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
MMC+
●    Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
SDHC
SDXC
(4)1394 portConnects an optional IEEE 1394 or 1394a device, such as
a camcorder.
(5)Vents (2)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.
(6)eSATA/USB 2.0 combo portConnects a high-performance eSATA component, such as
an eSATA external hard drive, or connects an optional USB
device.
(7)External monitor portConnects an external VGA monitor or projector.
(8)Smart card readerSupports optional smart cards.

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Rear

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ComponentDescription
(1)RJ-11 (modem) jackConnects a modem cable.
(2)Serial portConnects an optional device such as a serial
modem, mouse, or printer.
(3)Power connectorConnects an AC adapter.
(4)DisplayPortConnects an optional digital display device, such
as a high-performance monitor or projector.

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Display

Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
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ComponentDescription
(1)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.
(2)WLAN antennas (3)*Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
local area networks (WLAN).
(3)WWAN antennas (2) (select models only)*Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
wide area networks (WWAN).
(4)Internal microphones (2) (select models only)Record sound.
(5)Webcam light (select models only)On: The webcam is in use.
(6)Webcam (select models only)Records video and captures still photographs.
For details about using the webcam, refer to the software Help
for the app.
(7)Keyboard light buttonTurns the keyboard light on or off
(8)Keyboard lightIlluminates the keyboard, especially in low-light conditions.

*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 this guide, select the HP Support Assistant app on the Start screen, select My computer, and then select User guides.
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ComponentDescription
(1)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.
(2)WLAN antennas (2)*Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
local area networks (WLAN).
(3)WWAN antennas (2) (select models only)*Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
wide area networks (WWAN).
(4)Internal microphones (2)Record sound.
(5)Webcam lightOn: The webcam is in use.
(6)WebcamRecords video and captures still photographs.
For details about using the webcam, refer to the software Help
for the app.

*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 this guide, select the HP Support Assistant app on the Start screen, select My computer, and then select User guides.
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Bottom

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ComponentDescription
(1)Battery release latchReleases the battery.
(2)Docking connectorConnects an optional docking device.
(3)Service door release latchReleases the service door on the computer.
(4)SIM slotSupports a wireless subscriber identity module (SIM).
The SIM slot is located inside the battery bay.
(5)Battery bayHolds the battery.
(6)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 internal fan to cycle on and off during
routine operation.
(7)Speakers (2)Produce SRS Premium Sound or SRS Premium
Sound PRO (select models only).

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NOTE: To use the SRS Premium Sound software,

from the Start screen, type SRS, and then select SRS

Premium Sound.
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ComponentHP probook 6470b User Manual 63Description
(8)Bluetooth compartmentContains a Bluetooth device.
(9)Service doorProtects 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 Help and Support. From the
Start screen, type h, and then select Help and
Support.
(10)Accessory battery connectorConnects an optional accessory battery.

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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 Help and Support. From the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.

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.

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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, manage wireless networks, 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, from the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.

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 email 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.

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