There are a number of reasons why you may be having trouble connecting your AirPods to your HP laptop. If you want to fix the issue, here are a few things you can try:
Updating Bluetooth Connection Drivers
If you're having issues with your AirPods and your HP laptop, it may be time for you to update your Bluetooth connection drivers. This will ensure that the two devices can communicate with one another.
You can do this by going into the device manager on your HP laptop and expanding the Bluetooth tab. Once there, you can search for new drivers and install them.
Make sure that both the AirPods and your HP laptop have Bluetooth enabled. If not, you'll have to turn it on manually by opening up the Bluetooth settings and clicking Add a device.
Pairing the AirPods to Your Laptop
In order to connect your AirPods to your HP laptop, you'll need to pair them using the setup button on the case. This button will flash a white light when you press it, and will then be visible when you open up the case.
Once you've done this, you can click on your AirPods and the laptop will start pairing. It should take a few seconds to complete the process, and you'll hear a beep when it's done.
If you're having any trouble pairing your AirPods to your laptop, try using a different audio output. The audio on your laptop may be set to something else, and you'll have to change it to Headphones (AirPod stereo). This will ensure that you get audio from your AirPods.