Multimedia User Guide..
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Table of contents 1 Multimedia hardware Using the optical drive .......................................................................................................................... 1 Identifying the installed optical drive .................................................................................... 1 Inserting an optical disc ....................................................................................................... 2 Removing an optical disc (with power) ................................................................................ 3 Removing an optical disc (wi..
1 Multimedia hardware Using the optical drive The optical drive allows you to play, copy, and create CDs or DVDs, depending on the type of installed drive and installed software. Identifying the installed optical drive To view the type of optical drive installed in the computer: ▲ Select Start > My Computer . The type of optical drive installed in the computer is displayed under Devices with Removable Storage. ENWW Using the optical drive 1..
Inserting an optical disc 1. Turn on the computer. 2. Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the media tray. 3. Pull out the tray (2) . 4. Hold the CD or DVD by the edges to avoid touching the flat surfaces, and position the disc over the tray spindle, with the label-side up. NOTE If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully to position it over the spindle. 5. Gently press the disc (3) down onto the tray spindle until the disc snaps into place. 6. Close the media tray. NOTE After you insert a disc, a short pause is normal. If you have not selected a defau..
Removing an optical disc (with power) If the computer is running on external or battery power: 1. Turn on the computer. 2. Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the media tray, and then pull out the tray (2) . 3. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges and avoid touching the flat surfaces. NOTE If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully as you remove it. 4. Close the media tray and place the disc in a protective case. ENWW Using the optical drive 3Removing an optical disc (without power) - Page 8
Removing an optical disc (without power) If external or battery power is unavailable: 1. Insert the end of a paper clip (1) into the release access in the front bezel of the drive. 2. Press in gently until the tray is released, and then pull out the tray (2) . 3. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges and avoid touching the flat surfaces. NOTE If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully as you remove it. 4. Close the media tray and place the disc in a protective case. 4 C..
Using the media activity hotkeys Media activity hotkeys are combinations of the fn key (1) and any of the 4 function keys. You can use these keys to control the play of an audio CD or a DVD that is inserted in the optical drive. NOTE To control the play of an inserted video CD, use the media activity controls in your video CD player program. ● To play, pause, or resume an inserted audio CD or a DVD, press fn+f9 (2) . ● To stop an inserted audio CD or a DVD that is playing, press fn+f10 (3) . ● To play the previous track of an audio CD or the previous chapter of a DVD that is playing, ..
Using the media button NOTE The media button functions vary, depending on the software installed on your computer. Refer to the QuickPlay online Help for details. If QuickPlay is installed and the computer is ● On, the media button opens a music program or the Media Menu allowing you to select a multimedia program. ● Off, the media button opens a music program or the Media Menu allowing you to select a multimedia program. NOTE Press the power button to exit the multimedia program. ● In standby, the media button resumes from standby into Microsoft® Windows®. If QuickPlay is not insta..
Using the audio features The following illustration and table describe the audio features of the computer. NOTE Your computer may look slightly different from the illustration in this section. Component Description (1) Speakers (2) Produce computer sound. (2) Volume mute button Mutes and restores computer sound. (3) Volume scroll zone Adjusts speaker volume. Slide your finger to the left to decrease volume and to the right to increase volume. (4) Audio-in (microphone) jack Connects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone. (5) Audio-out (headp..
Using the audio-in (microphone) jack The computer is equipped with a microphone jack that supports an optional monaural (single sound channel) microphone. Select models support a stereo (dual sound channel) microphone. When connecting a microphone to the microphone jack, use a microphone with a 3.5-mm plug. Using the audio-out (headphone) jack WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset. CAUTION To prevent possible damage to an external device, do not plug a single sound channel (monaural) connector into the headphone..
c. Select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box. d. Click Apply . ● Program volume control: Volume can also be adjusted within some programs. Using the video features The computer includes the following video features: ● External monitor port that connects a television, monitor, or projector to the computer ● S-Video-out jack that connects a range of video components that allow you to maximize your multimedia features Using the external monitor port The external monitor port connects an external display device, such as an external monitor or projector, to the computer. To con..
Using the S-Video-out jack The 7-pin S-Video-out jack connects the computer to an optional S-Video device such as a television, VCR, camcorder, overhead projector, or video capture card. The computer can support one S-Video device connected to the S-Video-out jack, while simultaneously supporting an image on the computer display or any other supported external display. NOTE To transmit video signals through the S-Video-out jack, you need an S-Video cable, available from most electronics retailers. If you are combining audio and video functions, such as playing a DVD movie on your computer a..
2 Multimedia software The computer includes preinstalled multimedia software. Some models may be shipped with additional multimedia software on an optical disc. Depending on the hardware and software included with the computer, the following multimedia tasks may be supported: ● Playing digital media, including audio and video CDs, audio and video DVDs, and Internet radio ● Creating or copying data CDs ● Creating, editing, and burning audio CDs ● Creating, editing, and burning a video or movie to a DVD or video CD NOTE For details about using software included with the computer, refe..
Identifying preinstalled multimedia software To view and access the preinstalled multimedia software on the computer: ▲ Select Start > All Programs . NOTE You can also reinstall multimedia software on the computer. Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup . Installing multimedia software from a CD (select models only) To install multimedia software from a CD included with the computer: 1. Insert the multimedia software CD into the optical drive. 2. When the installation wizard opens, follow the installation instructions on the screen. 3. Restart the computer if prompted. Repe..
Protecting playback To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality: ● Save your work and close all open programs before playing a CD or a DVD. ● Do not connect or disconnect hardware while playing a disc. To prevent the loss of playback while the computer is in Windows, do not initiate standby or hibernation while playing a disc. If standby or hibernation is initiated while a disc is in use, you may see the warning message “Putting the computer into hibernation or standby might stop the playback. Do you want to continue?” If this message is displayed, click No . After you click..
Changing DVD region settings Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally. You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD drive. If the region code on a DVD does not match the region setting on your drive, the following message is displayed when you insert the DVD: “Playback of content from this region is not permitted.” To play the DVD, you must change the region setting on your DVD drive. DVD region settings can be changed through the o..
Index A audio features 7 audio-in (microphone) jack 8 audio-in (microphone) jack, identifying 7 audio-out (headphone) jack 8 audio-out (headphone) jack, identifying 7 B buttons Media 6 volume mute 7, 8 C CD inserting 2 playing 13 protecting 13 removing, with power 3 removing, without power 4 writing to 13 copyright warning 14 D DVD changing region setting 14 inserting 2 playing 13 protecting 13 removing, with power 3 removing, without power 4 writing to 13 DVD region settings 14 E earbuds 7 external monitor port, identifying 9 H headphones 7 J jacks audio-in (microphone) 7, 8 audio-out (hea..
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