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12-18-2008 02:36 PM
01-01-2009 06:07 PM
I bought the 1001TU three weeks ago and the webcam initially seemed OK. Then I downloaded all the BIOS and driver updates and installed those. Something then slowed down the system startup into Windows and the webcam would barely show anything... and I was sure there had not been a problem previously.
Researching MSDN indicated that it may be a low power supply on the USB bus. I did a ruthless delete all USB Root Hubs in Device Manager and let it re-install them. That seemed to correct the slow startup, which may been slow wireless network start, but not the webcam. I then went to each of the USB Root Hubs and in Power Management unchecked the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" option. That has improved my webcam considerably.
The 'cam is a bit slow on startup to auto adjust itself to ambient light levels. My guess is that indoor lighting is not bright enough to activate it to switch on the USB power supply after Windows has shut it down to save power.
Meanwhiles the hunt for an expansion port / VGA adapter is frustrating.
01-04-2009 07:06 PM
01-12-2009 08:18 AM
Chated with Hp and found the below info, hope this helps
Brian : Where can I get a mini VGA adapter so that I can hook up to an external monitor
Keyon : Hello Brian .
Keyon : Welcome to HP Total Care for HP Notebooks.
Brian : Hello Keyon
Keyon : How are you doing today,
Brian : Fine
Keyon : Glad to know!
Keyon : I understand that you want to know where you can purchase the VGA adaptor for your notebook to hook your notebook to external moniotr.
Brian : Yes i have a HP Mini 1035NR and need a VGA cord to hook up to an external monitor.
Keyon : Thank you for confirming the same.
Keyon : Donot worry,Please be assured that I will do my best to assist you in this regard.
Keyon : Please allow me 2-3 minutes of your time while I find all the information for you.
Brian : No problem
Keyon : Thank you.
Keyon : Thank you for your time.
Keyon : I appreciate your patiance.
Keyon : In order to connect the external display to their notebooks, they need to use a Mini VGA Display Adapter.
Brian : Where can I get one I have had no luck at local computer speciality stores or on Shop Hp.
Keyon : Currently this adapter is not not available at HP but they are availble from the below URLs:
Keyon : http://store.apple.com/us/product/M8639G/AKeyon: NOTE: The URL above will take you to a non HP Web site. HP does not control it and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.
Keyon : The another link:
Keyon : http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Mini-VGA-VGA-Display-A
Keyon : NOTE: The URL above will take you to a non HP Web site. HP does not control it and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.
Keyon : Please save the above link’s and let me know.
Keyon : Brian, am I clear with the above information?
Keyon : I don’t mean to rush you, are you still connected to me?
Keyon : Please respond as a delay may cause a disconnection in our chat session.
Brian : So this is a 16 pin mini vga for apple and it is compatable with the mini?
Keyon : Yes, exactly.
01-12-2009 06:15 PM
Unfortunately the HP Mini 1000 (or HP Compaq 700) expansion port / vga out is NOT an Apple equivalent....
I went to the local Apple shop and looked at all the Apple cables. None come close. The tech guy said he'd never seen anything quite like it.. he then checked all of his distirbutors and found nothing. Then he searched all the HP sources online... just to confirm that there are no clues there either. Nada.
Conclusion: there is no known Apple VGA out adapter that resembles the port on the HP Mini 1000 series.
01-12-2009 06:31 PM
Thanks for that, Pengwyns. Are you going to buy it? Can you let us know if you do?
Having studied the photo in one of the links you were given, it doesn't look quite right, perhaps a bit short.
01-12-2009 06:48 PM
01-12-2009 07:31 PM
The HP Mini VGA is not the same as the Apple port... I saw the Apple adaptor and it is the same as shown on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-VGA
... the search continues.