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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by biggturtle View Post
    Anyone know what the sim card slot can be used for?
    3G wireless / WWAN

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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    So I just ordered my envy 14 today. However, I am now thoroughly terrified after reading all these horror stories about people having to RMA multiple times....what am I getting myself into? Should I just call them up tomorrow morning and ask them if they can cancel my order? Seems like its not worth the hassle and I should just get a gx640 or something. Has anyone NOT had an issue?

    Someone convince me not to bail (and get a gx640). Please.

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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    So what program would I need to use if I stick my sim card into the slot?

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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by biggturtle View Post
    So what program would I need to use if I stick my sim card into the slot?
    Wait...there is a sim card slot?where?

    BTW, you need to install 3G module for that, might need to run new antenna.

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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayman View Post
    So I just ordered my envy 14 today. However, I am now thoroughly terrified after reading all these horror stories about people having to RMA multiple times....what am I getting myself into? Should I just call them up tomorrow morning and ask them if they can cancel my order? Seems like its not worth the hassle and I should just get a gx640 or something. Has anyone NOT had an issue?

    Someone convince me not to bail (and get a gx640). Please.
    Relax. Initial builds had some issues, but seems latest ones have been in excellent condition. Always the case with new machines. Mine is more or less perfect, and I ordered only a couple weeks after it launched. There is a poll here asking condition of their envy. Last I recall, it was something like 85%+ that said it was perfect or minor imperfections not requiring an RMA. And a lot of the RMA's were for the CPU whine. Some people find it annoying others don't really care or notice. Mine does it occasionally, but either my old man hearing makes it just barely audible, it's not as bad as others have, or I just don't care who knows.

    Quote Originally Posted by biggturtle View Post
    So what program would I need to use if I stick my sim card into the slot?
    You can't. You would have had to order it with the WWAN option.

    Quote Originally Posted by new_vaio_F View Post
    Wait...there is a sim card slot?where?

    BTW, you need to install 3G module for that, might need to run new antenna.
    Exactly. You can't just throw it in there. You need the hardware for it to work.

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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    Anyone know how to make the f keys default rather than the shortcuts like volume up or down

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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by biggturtle View Post
    Anyone know how to make the f keys default rather than the shortcuts like volume up or down
    Go into BIOS and theres a setting
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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayman View Post
    So I just ordered my envy 14 today. However, I am now thoroughly terrified after reading all these horror stories about people having to RMA multiple times....what am I getting myself into? Should I just call them up tomorrow morning and ask them if they can cancel my order? Seems like its not worth the hassle and I should just get a gx640 or something. Has anyone NOT had an issue?

    Someone convince me not to bail (and get a gx640). Please.
    I believe HP has told China to get their act straight. Mine came in perfectly. Aligned HP light, no scratches/damage, no CPU whine, and the trackpack was flush. This was the either the 2nd or 3rd batch I got mine a few days ago and I Love it. The 1st batch was the one that had most of the RMAs

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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike415 View Post
    Go into BIOS and theres a setting
    How do I do that?

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    Default Re: *OFFICIAL HP ENVY 14 Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by biggturtle View Post
    How do I do that?

    Press the escape key when you see the HP logo at computer startup and select the f10 key when you get to the list.
    From the Bios screen just arrow through the options menus until you find the fn key menu setting.

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    Last edited by zman420; 10th August 2010 at 02:11 AM.

 

 

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