The ProBook 4710s notebook is quite large and heavy, that’s why it doesn’t fit into any common carrying cases. It comes with 17.3-inch anti-glare display with widescreen ratio support 1600×900 pixels HD quality. Although it doesn’t have the expensive features such as HP EliteBook or Dell Studio XPS, but it is quite stylish with a glossy black square chassis and LED-backlit HD screen, makes it more look like business laptop than entertainment laptop. The most interesting feature like 2MP web camera is equipped with good lens to capture great image with minimum blur. The keyboard is also quite big, especially the space bar, CTRL, and also function key and Windows key. This feature makes it more comfortable to type long hours.
Most ProBook 4710s drivers available are in windows format. It means that your HP Compaq ProBook 4710s when installed on supporting OS, which is Windows 7 will going to automatically detect and install all the drivers without having to insert an installation CD. The ProBook 4710s/CT drivers are available in XP, so it should be easier to install on XP machine as well.
Despite having the big space on keyboard, this laptop comes with tiny cursor keys, which is quite strange. Many users also having problem when tapping the closed lid button would light the screen and sometimes not, but it would always make it flicker. This can be fixed by twisting the screen at the top and push the close lid button and then release it.
Other problem is regarding BIOS update. If you are having this problem, you might want to read how to fix ProBook BIOS update fail right below.
You might notice that your ProBook notebook might get slower than usual, and killing all process doesn’t resolve it. This problem occur on BIOS version F.17, but flash BIOS to F.15 and restarting it would get yourself a HP Probook black screen and Capslock blinking all the time. Strangely, BIOS update which was downloaded from HP didn’t show any problems when flashed.
To fix this, you can try following the steps below:
- Remove AC power
- Remove laptop main battery
- Hold power button for fifteen seconds
- Plug the AC back
- Don’t plug in the battery yet
- See if it will boot
There is not much you can do for blink/beep but to contact and perhaps pay for warranty support from HP here. If it won’t boot, try to recover your BIOS. You can find instruction on BIOS recovery here.
Just remember to flash your BIOS with the right utility to make sure that it runs smoothly. The last resort you can get might be to contact aqstech.com for repairing your BIOS because the recovery process doesn’t always work. Hope this helps.
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