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Setting Up Your TouchSmart PC

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This document pertains to HP TouchSmart PCs.

HP TouchSmart PC Hardware Overview

This document provides illustrations and instructions to find HP TouchSmart PC hardware and to set up the HP TouchSmart PC.
Figure 1: Front of HP TouchSmart PC
HardwareDescription
1Adjustable 19-inches touch-enabled wide-screen displayThe display can be adjusted up and down and tilted back and forth to an angle that is comfortable for you.
2Built-in microphone arrayfor use individually, or use them with the Web camera.
3 and 3aBuilt-in Web camera and indicatorUse the camera individually or use with the microphone array to have video chats or make video conference calls over the Internet using your favorite chat software that supports video.
4High performance built-in 2.0 speakersUse them for a powerful media experience when watching live TV, listening to music, or watching your home videos and DVDs.
5 and 5aWireless keyboard and keyboard storage bayKeyboard fits into a convenient hideaway storage bay under the display. You can use the keyboard to type messages, turn on the PC, and navigate your PC software.
6Wireless MouseMouse can be stored behind the display when you are not using it. To conserve battery power, move the switch on the bottom of the mouse to the Off position before storing the mouse.
7 and 7aRemote control and remote control sensorPoint remote control at the remote control sensor window and navigate through Windows Media Center options, such as watching and recording your favorite TV shows, playing a slideshow of your vacation photos, or playing music playlists.
8Stylus and Stylus storageThe stylus is a pointer device to more precisely control the touch screen navigation. Press down on the stylus to lock it in place and press it again to release it from the storage holder.
Figure 2: HP TouchSmart PC Front Connectors
HP TouchSmart PC Front Connectors
HardwareDescription
1Photo printer exitSlot for the photo to exit when an HP photo printer (sold separately) is placed on the HP printer dock on the back of the HP TouchSmart PC.
2Memory card readerAn 8-in-1 two-slot memory card reader where you can insert various photo memory cards to quickly transfer your digital photos to the PC.

Left slot accepts CompactFlash I and II and MicroDrive photo memory cards.
3Memory card reader indicatorLight to show current activity for the memory card reader.
4Memory card readerRight slot accepts SD, MMC, MS, MS-PRO, and xD photo memory cards.
5Activity LED indicatorsLights to show activity.
5aHard disk drive LEDHard disk drive is active.
5bRecord TV LEDWindows Media Center is recording a TV program.
5cEvent Reminder LEDAn event you set up in HP SmartCalendar has occurred.
5dWireless/Bluetooth LEDWireless/Bluetooth is enabled and ready to connect to devices.
6DVD DriveAn optical DVD+/-RW drive with LightScribe. Insert CDs and DVDs to play and burn 120 mm double-layer and 80 mm round discs, or create your own disc labels using the LightScribe technology.
7HeadphonesConnect your headphones (sold separately).
8DVD indicator LEDLights to show disc activity.
9Previous TrackMove to previous track.
10Play/PausePlay or pause CD or DVD.
11StopStop CD or DVD from playing.
12Next TrackMove to next track.
13EjectEject CD or DVD.
14Audio/video ConnectorsConnect audio or video devices using these connectors. Also has manual keyboard and mouse connect button and indicator.
15On/StandbyPress to easily turn on your HP TouchSmart PC, or put it in Standby (sleep) mode.
16SmartCenter buttonPress to turn your HP TouchSmart PC on and launch your HP SmartCenter software, or if PC is already turned on, press it to launch HP SmartCenter.
Figure 3: HP TouchSmart Audio/Video Connectors
HP TouchSmart PC Audio/Video connectors
Audio/Video ConnectorDescription
1Left Audio In
2Right Audio In
3S-VideoConnect an S-video device.
4Mini 1394Connect a 1394 device that uses a cable with mini 1394 connectors, such as a digital camera.
5USB 2.0Connect a USB 2.0 device.
6USB 2.0Connect a USB 2.0 device.
7Keyboard/Mouse Connect lightIndicates when the wireless keyboard and mouse are connected to the PC.
8Keyboard/Mouse Connect buttonPress to set up your wireless keyboard and mouse. See Setting up Keyboard and Mouse.
Channel, volume, and mute controls quickly change channels while watching live TV in Media Center and adjust the sound level for all your PC experiences.
1Channel up
2Channel down
3Volume up
4Volume down
5Mute the sound
TV signal input connectors
Input connectors (1) on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC are for the TV input signal. All models have a coaxial TV In connector. Some models may have an HDTV/ATSC connector. Some models may have S-video or video (composite) connectors and left Audio In and right Audio In connectors in this area. Some models may have a coaxial FM antenna connector in this area.
Shown below are three different TV tuner connectors the HP TouchSmart PC may include.
Figure 4: Rear HP TouchSmart PC connectors
Rear Connector
1AC Power indicator (with green indicator light)
2AC Power cord connector
3Kensington Lock slot
410/100/1000 GB LAN (for a wired Ethernet connection)
5USB 2.0 (3)
6HP printer Y-cable (USB 2.0 and power connector)
7Standard FireWire (IEEE 1394) (6-pin)
8Center/Subwoofer 3.5 mm dual-channel analog audio out connectors
9L - R Surround
10 L - R Front
11IR (infrared emitter) Out
12Mini-VGA out
13Digital audio out (SPDIF)
14USB 2.0 connector can be used with any USB 2.0 device if it is not used with the HP printer Y-cable.
HP TouchSmart PC Cables

HP TouchSmart PC Cables

Cables included with the HP TouchSmart PCHow to use
Power cord

Connect computer to power source
Infrared (IR) emitter cable

Connect to computer IR Out connector to control a cable or satellite TV set-top box from your TV provider.
HP printer Y-cable (Type B USB)(power and USB)

Connect HP PhotoSmart A510 and A610 Series printer models without using a separate power cable.
VGA adapter cable

Connects from the VGA Out connector to a standard 15-pin VGA connector on a TV or a monitor.
Cables included with North American models onlyHow to use
Two push-on coaxial cables

Connect TV antenna or set-top box to computer VGA adapter connector.
FM antenna

Connect FM antenna to computer FM In connector for FM radio reception.
Cables not included but may be requiredHow to use
Ethernet (RJ-45) cable (sold separately)

Optionally connect computer LAN connector to wired LAN or DSL/cable model for Internet connection. Cable is not necessary for wireless connection, which is built into computer.
S-video, or Video composite cable



Connect a TV cable or satellite set-top box, or a DVD player, or VCR to computer S-video connector or Video connector.
Audio RCA stereo cable

Use with S-video or Video connection for audio to computer L/R Audio connectors (red and white).
USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) cable

Connect a printer, video camera, or other device to the computer USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) connectors.

NOTE:There are two FireWire connector sizes supported: mini and standard. The mini connector is located on the front panel while the standard connector can be found on the back.

Setting Up HP TouchSmart PC

Setting up the HP TouchSmart PC is simple. Just place it and connect the power cord. Then pull the battery tabs on the wireless keyboard and mouse, turn on the mouse, and then turn on the PC, and you are ready to begin using the HP TouchSmart PC.
You can also:
  • Connect to the Internet using wireless or wired (optional) connection.
  • Insert the batteries in the remote control.
  • Make other connections, such as TV input signal.
  • Connect a printer.
WARNING:Please read "Additional Safety Information" in the Limited Warranty and Support Guide before installing and connecting the HP TouchSmart PC to the electrical power system.
To set up the TouchSmart PC:
  1. Connect the power cord to the AC power cord connector on the back of the HP TouchSmart PC, and then plug the other end into a surge protection device or the wall outlet.
    NOTE:The AC power indicator turns green when the cord is connected to a power source.
    Figure 5: Connect power cord
  2. Set up the wireless keyboard and mouse.
    1. Engage the batteries (1) by pulling out the battery tabs from the bottom of the mouse (2) and the keyboard (4).
      Figure 6: Underside of Wireless Mouse
      Figure 7: Underside of Wireless Keyboard
    2. For the mouse only, move the switch (3) on the bottom of the mouse to the On position.
    3. Place the mouse and the keyboard on the same surface as the HP TouchSmart PC and within 12 inches (30 centimeters) of it.
    4. When the HP TouchSmart PC is turned on, the keyboard and mouse automatically syncs.
  3. Press the On/Standby button on the front of the HP TouchSmart PC. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the initial setup by following the onscreen instructions.
    NOTE:You can also turn on the HP TouchSmart PC by pressing the On/Standby button on the keyboard or the remote control.
  4. Connect the TV signal source to the PC (optional).
  5. Set up the remote control (optional).

Replacing batteries in the keyboard or mouse

  1. For the mouse only, move the switch (3) on the bottom of the mouse to the Off position.
    Figure 8: Underside of Wireless Mouse
  2. Remove the battery cover (1) from the bottom of the keyboard or mouse, and then remove the batteries.
    Make sure the battery tab (2) is removed from the battery compartment, if not already.
  3. Insert new batteries, matching the orientation shown on the housing. Use four AAA batteries for the keyboard, and two AA batteries for the mouse.
  4. Replace the battery cover.
  5. For the mouse only, move the switch (3) on the bottom of the mouse to the On position.
  6. Place each unit on the same surface as the HP TouchSmart PC and within 39 inches (1 meter) of it.
  7. With the HP TouchSmart PC turned on, the keyboard/mouse connect indicator on the front of the PC lights when the keyboard and mouse are synced (recognized). The unit should be automatically recognized in about 5 seconds. Press a key on the keyboard or move the mouse to check operation.
    NOTE:The keyboard and mouse do not lose sync during a battery charge.
    If the keyboard or mouse does not work properly, you may need to manually sync them.

Manually sync the wireless keyboard or mouse

Use these steps to manually synchronize the keyboard or mouse with the HP TouchSmart PC when either unit does not work properly after replacing the batteries.
  1. For the mouse only, move the switch on the bottom of the mouse to the On position.
  2. Place the keyboard or mouse on the same surface and within close 12 inches (30.5 centimeters) as the HP TouchSmart PC.
  3. Using a ball point pen, press and hold the keyboard/mouse Connect button on the front of the HP TouchSmart PC until the indicator light blinks. You have 60 seconds to complete step 4 or 6.
  4. For the keyboard, press the Connect button on the bottom until the Caps lock indicator light (located on top next to the Caps lock key) starts blinking. The sync should occur within 5 seconds.
  5. Repeat step 3 to begin the syncing of the mouse.
  6. On the bottom of the mouse, press the Connect button until the indicator light starts blinking. The syncing should occur within 5 seconds.
  7. If the keyboard or mouse does not operate properly, repeat steps 1 through 6.
NOTE:After pressing the Connect button on the system, press only the Connect button on the keyboard or the mouse. Pressing another key may cause the sync to take longer or to time out. If the receiver times out, you must press the system Connect button until the LED blinks, and then press the keyboard or the mouse Connect button until the LEDs blink.

Connecting the TV signal source to the PC

The number and type of cables required to connect your HP TouchSmart PC to a TV signal may vary by model. You many need to purchase extra cables separately. Your HP TouchSmart PC may not include all the cables you need for your computer setup, and the cables included may vary by model.
Use these steps to connect the TV signal source, the FM signal antenna, or video and audio from a set-top box or DVD player. Some HP TouchSmart PC models have only the TV connector.
Shown below are three different TV tuner connectors your HP TouchSmart PC may include.

Standard coaxial only

Figure 9: TV In Cable/Antenna
  1. Connect the coaxial cable from your TV antenna or TV cable provider to the TV In connector on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC
    Or
    Plug an S-V/Cable antenna video cable into the S-Video connector in the front of the HP TouchSmart PC. Plug the other end of the cable into your set-top box or other device that is providing the signal source for the TV.
  2. If using an S-Video connector, plug audio cables from your set-top box into the audio left and right connectors in the front of the HP TouchSmart PC.
  3. If using a set-top box, connect the IR emitter cable.

Standard Coaxial, S-Video, Composite Video

Figure 10: Video connectors on left side
  1. Connect the coaxial cable from your TV antenna or TV cable provider to the TV In/Cable/Ant connector (2) on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC.
    Or
    Plug a cable into the S-Video (3) or Video (composite) (4) connector on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC; use an S-video cable or composite video cable. Plug the other end of the cable into your set-top box or other device that is providing the signal source for the TV.
  2. If using an S-Video or video connector, plug audio cables from your set-top box into the audio left (5) and right (6) connectors on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC.
  3. Push the coaxial cable from your FM antenna or signal provider onto the FM connector (1) on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC.
  4. If using the set-top box, connect the IR emitter cable.

Standard Coaxial, HDTV/ATSC, S-Video, Composite Video

Figure 11: Video connectors on left side
  1. Connect the coaxial cable from your TV antenna or TV cable provider to the TV In/Cable/Ant connector (2) on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC.
    Or
    Plug a cable into the S-Video (4) connector on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC; use an S-video cable. Plug the other end of the cable into the set-top box or other device that is providing the signal source for the TV.
    Or
    Plug the HDTV/ATSC cable into the HDTV/ATSC (3) connector on the left side of the PC. Plug the other end of the cable into the set-top box or other device that is providing the signal source for the TV.
  2. If using S-Video, plug audio cables from your set-top box into the audio left (5) and right (6) connectors on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC.
  3. Push the coaxial cable from your FM antenna or signal provider onto the FM connector (1) on the left side of the HP TouchSmart PC.
  4. If using a set-top box, connect the IR emitter cable.

Connecting the IR emitter

The remote infrared cable is a small device that connects to the HP TouchSmart PC at the IR Out connector and covers the remote sensor on a set-top box. It enables the remote control that came with your HP TouchSmart PC and the Windows Media Center program to operate the set-top box.
  1. If you have a cable set-top box, a satellite set-top box, or another set-top box that controls your TV signal, connect the IR emitter cable (1) to IR Out connector (4) on the back of the HP TouchSmart PC.
  2. Remove the paper from the backing tape on the end of the cable (2), and then press the end of the cable over the remote infrared (IR) sensor (receiver) window on the set-top box (3). To locate the remote infrared sensor window, shine a flashlight through the plastic on the front of the set-top box.
  3. In the Windows Media Center, select the channel using the screen, the display channel buttons, or the remote control channel buttons. When using the remote control, point the remote control at the HP TouchSmart PC front (5), not at the set-top box.
NOTE:If a system recovery is needed, the IR emitter cable must remain connected to your HP TouchSmart PC and your set-top box during the entire system recovery process. Failure to do so may prevent the IR emitter from working properly.

Setting up the Remote Control

You can use the remote control to navigate Windows Media Center.
  1. Remove the back cover of the remote control and insert two AA batteries in the remote control. Make sure the batteries are inserted in the correct direction with the + and - symbols on the batteries matching the ones on the remote control.
  2. Point the remote control at the remote control sensor at the front of the HP TouchSmart PC, and press a button.
    NOTE:Press the On/Standby button to turn the HP TouchSmart PC on or put it in Standby (sleep) mode.