Dell Inspiron 1012 Specifications

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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your
computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells
you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems
are not applicable.
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Contents
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop������������������5
Computer Base Features������������������������������ 24
Before Setting Up Your Computer ���������������� 5
Touch Pad Gestures�������������������������������������� 27
Connect the AC Adapter �������������������������������� 6
Display Features�������������������������������������������� 28
Connect the Network Cable (Optional)���������� 7
Removing and Replacing the Battery���������� 30
Press the Power Button���������������������������������� 8
Software Features ���������������������������������������� 32
Set Up the Operating System�������������������������� 9
Dell DataSafe Online Backup ���������������������� 35
Install the SIM Card (Optional) �������������������� 10
Dell Dock�������������������������������������������������������� 36
Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional)�������� 12
Solving Problems ����������������������������������������37
Connect to the Internet (Optional) �������������� 14
Beep Codes���������������������������������������������������� 37
Set Up the TV Tuner (Optional) �������������������� 17
Network Problems ���������������������������������������� 38
Using Your Inspiron Laptop ������������������������18
Power Problems�������������������������������������������� 39
Right Side Features �������������������������������������� 18
Memory Problems ���������������������������������������� 40
Left Side Features������������������������������������������ 20
Lockups and Software Problems ���������������� 41
Back Side Features��������������������������������������� 22
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Using Support Tools ������������������������������������43
Automated Order-Status Service ���������������� 59
Dell Support Center �������������������������������������� 43
Product Information�������������������������������������� 59
System Messages������������������������������������������ 44
Returning Items for Repair Under Warranty
or for Credit���������������������������������������������������� 60
Hardware Troubleshooter ���������������������������� 45
Dell Diagnostics �������������������������������������������� 46
Restoring Your Operating System��������������50
System Restore���������������������������������������������� 50
Dell Factory Image Restore�������������������������� 52
Before You Call���������������������������������������������� 62
Contacting Dell���������������������������������������������� 64
Finding More Information and
Resources ����������������������������������������������������66
Operating System Reinstallation������������������ 53
Basic Specifications ����������������������������������68
Getting Help��������������������������������������������������56
Appendix ������������������������������������������������������73
Technical Support and Customer
Service������������������������������������������������������������ 57
DellConnect �������������������������������������������������� 57
Information for NOM, or Official Mexican
Standard (Only for Mexico)�������������������������� 74
Online Services���������������������������������������������� 58
Index��������������������������������������������������������������75
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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop
This section provides information about setting up your Inspiron™ laptop.
Before Setting Up Your Computer
When positioning your computer, ensure that you allow easy access to a power source, adequate
ventilation, and a level surface to place your computer.
Restricting airflow around your Inspiron laptop may cause it to overheat. To prevent overheating
ensure that you leave at least 10.2 cm (4 inches) at the back of the computer and a minimum of
5.1 cm (2 inches) on all other sides. You should never place your computer in an enclosed space,
such as a cabinet or drawer when it is powered on.
WARNING: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents.
Do not store your Dell™ computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase,
while it is powered on. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
CAUTION: Placing or stacking heavy or sharp objects on the computer may result in
permanent damage to the computer.
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Connect the AC Adapter
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into an electrical outlet or surge protector.
WARNING: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power
connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or
improperly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or
permanent damage to your computer.
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Connect the Network Cable (Optional)
To use a wired network connection, connect the network cable.
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Press the Power Button
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Set Up the Operating System
Your Dell computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of purchase.
Microsoft® Windows®
To set up Windows for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. These steps are
mandatory and may take some time to complete. The Windows setup screens will take you through
several procedures including accepting license agreements, setting preferences, and setting up an
Internet connection.
CAUTION: Do not interrupt the operating system’s setup process. Doing so may render your
computer unusable and you will need to reinstall the operating system.
NOTE: For optimal performance of your computer, it is recommended that you download and
install the latest BIOS and drivers for your computer available at support.dell.com.
Ubuntu®
To set up Ubuntu for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. See the Ubuntu
documentation that shipped with your computer for more operating system specific information.
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Install the SIM Card (Optional)
Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card allows you to browse the Internet, check e-mail,
and connect to a Virtual Private Network. To access these features, you must be within the network
of your cellular service provider.
1 battery bay
2 SIM card
3 SIM card slot
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To install the SIM card:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Remove the battery (see “Removing and Replacing the Battery” on page 30).
3. In the battery bay, slide the SIM card into the SIM card slot.
4. Replace the battery (see “Removing and Replacing the Battery” on page 30).
5. Turn on your computer.
To remove the SIM card, press and eject the SIM card.
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Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional)
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To enable wireless:
To disable wireless:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Double-click the
or press <F2>.
icon on the system tray
The Wireless Enable/Disable dialog box
appears.
3. Select the option(s) you want to enable:
––Enable Bluetooth
––Enable Wireless LAN/WiMax
––Enable Wireless WAN/GPS
1. Double-click the
or press <F2>.
icon on the system tray
The Wireless Enable/Disable dialog box
appears.
2. Clear the option(s) you want to disable:
––Enable Bluetooth
––Enable Wireless LAN/WiMax
––Enable Wireless WAN/GPS
3. Click OK.
4. Click OK.
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Connect to the Internet
(Optional)
To complete setting up your wired Internet
connection, follow the instructions in “Setting
Up Your Internet Connection” on page 15.
To connect to the Internet, you need an external
modem or network connection and an Internet
service provider (ISP).
Setting Up a Wireless Connection
If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter
is not a part of your original order, you can
purchase one at www.dell.com.
Setting Up a Wired Connection
•If you are using a dial-up connection,
connect the telephone line to the external
USB modem (optional) and to the telephone
wall jack before you set up your Internet
connection.
•If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite
modem connection, contact your ISP
or cellular telephone service for setup
instructions.
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Before you can use your wireless Internet
connection, you need to connect to your
wireless router.
To set up your connection to a wireless router:
Windows XP
NOTE: The following steps were written for
the Windows default view, so they may not
apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the
Windows Classic view.
1. Ensure that wireless is enabled on your
computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless”
on page 12).
2. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
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3. Click Start→ Connect to→ Wireless
Network Connections→ View Wireless
Networks.
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the setup.
If you cannot connect to the Internet but have
successfully connected in the past, the ISP
might have a service outage. Contact your ISP
to check the service status, or try connecting
again later.
Windows 7
1. Ensure that wireless is enabled on your
computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless”
on page 12).
2. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact
your ISP for offerings available in your country.
Have your ISP information ready. If you do not
have an ISP, the Connect to the Internet wizard
can help you get one.
3. Click Start
→ Control Panel→ Network
and Sharing Center→ Connect to a network.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the setup.
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To setup your Internet connection:
Windows XP
NOTE: The following steps were written for
the Windows default view, so they may not
apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the
Windows Classic view.
1. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
2. Click Start→ Control Panel.
3. Under Network and Internet Connections,
select Setup or Change Your Internet
Connection.
4. Click Setup.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
5. Click Connect to the Internet.
NOTE: Your computer does not have an
internal optical drive. Use an external
optical drive or any external storage device
for the procedures that involve discs.
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6. In the next window, click the appropriate
option:
––If you do not have an ISP, click
Choose from a list of Internet service
providers (ISPs).
––If you have already obtained setup
information from your ISP but you did
not receive a setup CD, click Set up my
connection manually.
––If you have a setup CD, click Use the CD
I got from an ISP.
7. Click Next.
If you selected Set up my connection
manually in step 6, continue to step 8.
Otherwise, follow the instructions on the
screen to complete the setup.
NOTE: If you do not know which type of
connection to select, contact your ISP.
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8. Click the appropriate option under How do
you want to connect to the Internet?, and
click Next.
9. Use the setup information provided by your
ISP to complete the setup.
NOTE: Availability of the TV tuner may vary
by region.
To set up the TV tuner for the first time:
Windows 7
1. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
2. Click Start
Set Up the TV Tuner
(Optional)
→ Control Panel.
3. Click Network and Sharing Center→ Set up
a new connection or network→ Connect to
the Internet.
The Connect to the Internet window appears.
NOTE: If you do not know which type of
connection to select, click Help me choose
or contact your ISP.
1. Click Start→ All Programs.
2. Click Dell Digital TV→ Dell Digital TV
and follow the instructions on the screen.
To re-configure your TV tuner settings:
1. Click Start→ All Programs.
2. Click Dell Digital TV → Dell Digital TV
3. Click Scan
.
.
The scan wizard will scan for the channels
available in your region.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen and
use the setup information provided by your
ISP to complete the setup.
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Using Your Inspiron Laptop
This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron™ laptop.
Right Side Features
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Audio out/Headphone connector — Connects to a pair of headphones or to a powered
speaker or sound system.
2
Audio in/Microphone connector — Connects to a microphone or inputs signal for use
with audio programs.
3
USB 2.0 connector — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer,
external drive, or MP3 player.
4
Network connector — Connects your computer to a network or a broadband device if
you are using a wired network.
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Left Side Features
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VGA connector — Connects to a monitor or projector.
USB 2.0 connectors (2) — Connect to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer,
external drive, or MP3 player.
3 Antenna in connector (on supported models) — Connects to an external antenna, through a
MCX connector, to view programs using the TV tuner card (optional). For more information on
TV tuner card setup, see “Set Up the TV Tuner” on page 17.
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3-in-1 Media Card Reader — Provides a fast and convenient way to view and
share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital memory
cards:
•Secure Digital (SD) memory card
•Memory Stick
•Secure Digital High Capacity
(SDHC) card
•Memory Stick PRO
•Multimedia Card (MMC)
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Back Side Features
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1 Security cable slot — Attaches a commercially available security cable to the computer.
NOTE: Before you buy an security cable, ensure that it works with the security cable slot on
your computer.
2
AC adapter connector — Connects to an AC adapter to power the computer and charge
the battery.
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Computer Base Features
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Power button — Turns the computer on or off when pressed.
Power/Battery indicator light — The light indicates the following states when the
computer is powered using either the AC adapter or the battery.
AC adapter
Battery
Indicator light status
Computer state(s)
Battery charge level
Solid white
On
Off/hibernate
Charging
<90%
Breathing white
Standby
Charging
Off
Off/hibernate
>90%
Solid white
On
>10%
Breathing white
Standby
>=10%
Solid amber
On/standby
<10%
Off
Off/hibernate
n/a
NOTE: The battery is charging when the computer is powered using the AC adapter.
3
Hard drive activity light — Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A blinking
light indicates hard drive activity.
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4 Keyboard — For more information on keyboard, see the Dell Technology Guide available on
your hard drive or at support.dell.com/manuals.
5 Touch pad — Provides the functionality of a mouse to move the cursor, drag or move
selected items, and left-click by tapping the surface. It supports the Scroll feature. For more
information, see “Touch Pad Gestures” on page 27.
6 Touch pad buttons (2) — Provide left- and right-click functions like those on a mouse.
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Touch Pad Gestures
Scroll
Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll
feature includes:
Traditional Scroll — Allows you to scroll up or
down, and right or left.
Circular Scroll — Allows you to scroll up or
down, and right or left.
To scroll up or down:
Move a finger up or down in the
vertical scroll zone (extreme
right of the touch pad).
To scroll up or down:
Move a finger in the vertical
scroll zone (extreme right of
the touch pad), in a clockwise
circular motion to scroll up
or counterclockwise circular
motion to scroll down.
To scroll right or left:
Move a finger in the horizontal
scroll zone (extreme bottom of
the touch pad), in a clockwise
circular motion to scroll right
or counterclockwise circular
motion to scroll left.
To scroll right or left:
Move a finger right or left in the
horizontal scroll zone (extreme
bottom of the touch pad).
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Display Features
The display panel holds a camera and accompanying dual digital microphones.
1 2 3
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1 Microphone — Provides high quality sound for video conferencing and voice recording.
2 Camera — Built-in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat.
3 Camera activity indicator — Indicates if the camera is on or off.
4 Display — Your display can vary based on selections you made when purchasing your
computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide available on
your hard drive or at support.dell.com/manuals.
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Removing and Replacing the Battery
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety
instructions that shipped with your computer.
WARNING: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. This
computer should only use a battery purchased from Dell. Do not use batteries from other
computers.
WARNING: Before removing the battery, shut down the computer, and remove external cables
(including the AC adapter).
To remove the battery:
1. Slide the battery release latches to unlock position.
2. Rotate and lift the battery out of the battery bay.
To replace the battery:
Align the tabs on the battery with the slots in the battery bay and gently press the battery until it
clicks into place.
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1
2
3
4
battery release latches (2)
battery
battery bay
battery bay slots (3)
2
3
4
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Software Features
NOTE: For more information about the
features described in this section, see the
Dell Technology Guide available on your
hard drive or at support.dell.com/manuals.
Productivity and Communication
You can use your computer to create
presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers,
and spreadsheets. You can also edit and view
digital photographs and images. Check your
purchase order for software installed on
your computer.
After connecting to the Internet, you can access
websites, setup an e-mail account, upload and
download files.
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Entertainment and Multimedia
You can use your computer to watch videos,
play games and listen to music and Internet
radio stations.
You can download or copy pictures and video files
from portable devices, such as digital cameras
and cell phones. Optional software applications
enable you to organize and create music and
video files that can be recorded to disc, saved
on portable products such as MP3 players and
handheld entertainment devices, or played and
viewed directly on connected TVs, projectors,
and home theater equipment.
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Customizing the Desktop
Customizing Your Energy Settings
You can customize your desktop to change the
appearance, resolution, wallpaper, screensaver,
or other features of your desktop.
Windows® XP
You can use the power options in your operating
system to configure the power settings on your
computer. The Windows operating system
installed on your Dell computer provides the
following options:
1. Right-click an open area of the desktop.
2. Click Properties, to open the Display
Properties window and learn more about
your customization options.
Windows 7
1. Right-click an open area of the desktop.
2. Click Personalize, to open the Change
the visuals and sounds on your computer
window and learn more about your
customization options.
•Dell — Recommended default power
plan with Dell enhancements. Offers full
performance when you need it and saves
power during periods of inactivity.
•Power saver — Saves energy by reducing
your computer’s performance where
possible.
•Balanced — Automatically balances
performance with energy consumption on
capable hardware.
•High performance — Provides the highest
level of system performance on your
computer by adapting processor speed
to your activity and by maximizing system
performance.
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Transferring Information to a New
Computer
To transfer information to a new computer:
Windows XP
NOTE: The following instructions are
applicable for the Windows default view,
and may not apply if you set your computer
to the Windows Classic view.
1. Click Start→ All Programs→ Accessories→
System Tools→ Files and Settings Transfer
Wizard.
2. Follow the instructions in the Files and
Settings Transfer Wizard wizard.
Windows 7
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel.
2. In the search box, type Transfer and then
click Transfer files from another computer.
3. Follow the instructions in the Windows Easy
Transfer wizard.
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Backing Up Your Data
It is recommended that you periodically back up
files and folders on your computer.
To back up files:
Windows XP
1. Click Start→ All Programs→ Accessories→
System Tools→ Backup.
2. Follow the instructions in the Backup or
Restore wizard.
Windows 7
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel→ System
and Security→ Backup and Restore.
2. Click Set up backup....
3. Follow the instructions on the Configure
Backup wizard.
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Dell DataSafe Online Backup
NOTE: Dell DataSafe Online Backup may
not be available in all regions.
NOTE: A broadband connection is
recommended for fast upload/download
speeds.
For more information, go to delldatasafe.com.
To schedule backups:
1. Double click the Dell DataSafe Online icon
on the taskbar
2. Follow the instructions that appear on the
screen.
Dell DataSafe Online is an automated backup
and recovery service that helps protect your
data and other important files from catastrophic
incidents like theft, fire, or natural disasters. You
can access the service on your computer using
a password-protected account.
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Dell Dock
The Dell Dock is a group of icons that provides easy access to frequently-used applications, files,
and folders. You can personalize the Dock by:
•Adding or removing icons
•Changing the color and location of the Dock
•Grouping related icons into categories
Add a Category
•Changing the behavior of the icons
Remove a Category or Icon
1. Right-click the Dock, click Add→ Category.
The Add/Edit Category window is displayed.
1. Right-click the category or icon on the Dock
and click Delete shortcut or Delete category.
2. Enter a title for the category in the Title field.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
3. Select an icon for the category from the
Select an image: box.
4. Click Save.
Add an Icon
Drag and drop the icon to the Dock or a
category.
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Personalize the Dock
1. Right-click the Dock and click Advanced
Setting....
2. Choose the desired option to personalize the
Dock.
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Solving Problems
This section provides troubleshooting
information for your computer. If you cannot
solve your problem using the following
guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on
page 43 or “Contacting Dell” on page 64.
Beep Code
Possible Problem
One
Possible motherboard failure BIOS ROM checksum failure
Two
No RAM detected
Beep Codes
Your computer might emit a series of beeps
during start-up if there are errors or problems.
This series of beeps, called a beep code,
identifies a problem. If this occurs, write
down the beep code and contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
NOTE: To replace parts, see the Service
Manual at support.dell.com/manuals.
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NOTE: If you installed or
replaced the memory module,
ensure that the memory module
is seated properly.
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Possible motherboard failure Chipset error
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RAM read/write failure
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Real Time Clock failure
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Video card or chip failure
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Processor failure
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Display failure
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Solving Problems
Network Problems
Wired Connections
If the network connection is lost — The cable
is loose or damaged.
If the wireless network connection is lost —
•Check the cable to ensure it is plugged in
and not damaged.
The wireless router is offline or wireless has
been disabled on the computer.
•The link integrity light on the integrated
network connector lets you verify that
•Ensure that wireless is enabled (see “Enable
your connection is working and provides
or Disable Wireless” on page 12).
information on the status:
•Check your wireless router to ensure it is
––Green — A good connection exists
powered on and connected to your data
between a 10-Mbps network and the
source (cable modem or network hub).
computer.
•Interference may be blocking or interrupting
–
–
Amber — A good connection exists
your wireless connection. Try moving the
between a 100-Mbps network and the
computer closer to your wireless router.
computer.
•Re-establish your connection to the
––Off — The computer is not detecting
wireless router (see “Setting Up a Wireless
a physical connection to the network.
Connection” on page 14).
For assistance, contact your network
administrator or ISP.
NOTE: The link integrity light on the network
connector is only for the wired cable
connection. The link integrity light does not
provide status for wireless connections.
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Solving Problems
Power Problems
If the power light is off — The computer is
either turned off, in hibernate state, or is not
receiving power.
•Press the power button. The computer
resumes normal operation if it is off or in
hibernate mode.
•Reseat the AC adapter cable into the
power connector on the computer and the
electrical outlet.
•If the computer is plugged into a power strip,
ensure that the power strip is plugged into
an electrical outlet and that the power strip
is turned on.
•Temporarily bypass power protection
devices, power strips, and power extension
cables to verify that the computer turns on
properly.
•Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
by testing it with another device, such as
a lamp.
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•Check the AC adapter cable connections.
If the AC adapter has a light, ensure that the
light on the AC adapter is on.
If the power light is solid white and the
computer is not responding — The display may
not be responding.
•Press the power button until the computer
turns off and then turn it back on.
•If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
If the power light is blinking white — The
computer is in standby state or the display may
not be responding.
•Press a key on the keyboard, move the
connected mouse or a finger on the touch
pad, or press the power button to resume
normal operation.
•If the display is not responding, press the
power button until the computer turns off
and then turn it back on.
•If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
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Solving Problems
If you encounter interference that hinders
reception on your computer — An unwanted
signal is creating interference by interrupting or
blocking other signals. Some possible causes of
interference are:
•Power, keyboard, and mouse extension
cables.
•Too many devices connected to a
power strip.
•Multiple power strips connected to the same
electrical outlet.
Memory Problems
If you receive an insufficient memory
message —
•Save and close any open files and exit any
open programs you are not using to see if
that resolves the problem.
•See the software documentation for
minimum memory requirements.
•Reseat the memory module(s) into the
connector(s) (see the Service Manual at
support.dell.com/manuals for instructions.)
•If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64.)
If you experience other memory problems —
•Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell
Diagnostics” on page 46).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
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Solving Problems
Lockups and Software
Problems
If the computer does not start up — Ensure
that the power cable is firmly connected to the
computer and to the electrical outlet.
If a program stops responding — End the program:
1. Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously.
2. Click Applications.
3. Click the program that is no longer
responding
4. Click End Task.
If a program crashes repeatedly — Check the
software documentation. If necessary, uninstall
and then reinstall the program.
NOTE: Software usually includes installation
instructions in its documentation or on the
disc (CD or DVD).
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NOTE: Your computer does not have an
internal optical drive. Use an external
optical drive or any external storage device
for the procedures that involve discs.
If the computer stops responding or a solid
blue screen appears —
CAUTION: You might lose data if you are
unable to perform an operating system
shutdown.
If you are unable to get a response by pressing
a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse,
press the power button until the computer turns
off and then restart your computer.
If a program is designed for an earlier
Microsoft® Windows® operating
system —
Run the Program Compatibility Wizard. The
Program Compatibility Wizard configures a
program so that it runs in an environment similar
to an earlier version of Microsoft Windows
operating system environments.
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Solving Problems
Windows® XP
1. Click Start→ Help and Support→ Fixing
a Problem→ Application and Software
Problems.
2. Under Fix a Problem click Getting older
programs to run on Windows XP.
3. Read the instructions and then click Program
Compatibility Wizard.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Windows® 7
1. Click Start
.
2. In the search box, type Use an older
program with this version of
Windows and press <Enter>.
3. Follow the instructions on the Program
Compatibility wizard.
If you have other software problems —
•Back up your files immediately.
•Use a virus-scanning program to check the
hard drive or CDs.
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•Save and close any open files or programs
and shut down your computer through the
Start
menu.
•Check the software documentation or
contact the software manufacturer for
troubleshooting information:
––Ensure that the program is compatible
with the operating system installed on
your computer.
––Ensure that your computer meets the
minimum hardware requirements needed
to run the software. See the software
documentation for information.
––Ensure that the program is installed and
configured properly.
––Verify that the device drivers do not
conflict with the program.
––If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall
the program.
––Write down any error message that is
displayed to help in troubleshooting when
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INSPIRON
Using Support Tools
Dell Support Center
The Dell Support Center is an easy-to-use
application that provides information about your
computer, personalized service and support
resources.
To launch the application, click the
taskbar.
icon in the
The Dell Support Center home page displays
your computer’s model number, service tag,
express service code, and service contact
information.
The home page also provides links to access:
Self Help (Troubleshooting,
Security, System Performance,
Network/Internet, Backup/
Recovery, and Windows
operating system)
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Alerts (technical support alerts
relevant to your computer)
Assistance from Dell (Technical
Support with DellConnect™,
Customer Service, Training and
Tutorials, How-To Help with Dell
on Call™, and Online Scan with
PC CheckUp)
About Your System (System
Documentation, Warranty
Information, System Information,
Upgrades & Accessories)
For more information about Dell Support Center
and available support tools, click the Services
tab at support.dell.com.
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Using Support Tools
System Messages
If your computer has an issue or an error, it may
display a System Message that will help you identify
the cause and action needed to resolve the issue.
NOTE: If the message you received is not
listed in the following examples, see the
documentation for either the operating
system or the program that was running
when the message appeared. Alternatively
you could see the Dell Technology Guide
available on your hard drive or at
support.dell.com/manuals or contact Dell
(see “Contacting Dell” on page 64).
Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system
have failed at checkpoint [nnnn]. For help
in resolving this problem, please note this
checkpoint and contact Dell Technical
Support — The computer failed to complete
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the boot routine three consecutive times for the
same error. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell”
on page 64).
CMOS checksum error — Possible motherboard
failure or RTC battery low. Replace the battery
(see the Service Manual at
support.dell.com/manuals) or contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
Hard-disk drive failure — Possible hard disk
drive failure during POST. Contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
Hard-disk drive read failure — Possible hard
disk drive failure during HDD boot test. Contact
Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 64).
Keyboard failure — Keyboard failure or
loose cable. Replace the keyboard, (see the
Service Manual at support.dell.com/manuals).
Using Support Tools
No boot device available — No bootable
partition on hard drive, the hard drive cable is
loose, or no bootable device exists.
•If the hard drive is your boot device, ensure
that the cables are connected and that the
drive is installed properly and partitioned as
a boot device.
•Enter system setup and ensure that the boot
sequence information is correct (see the Dell
Technology Guide available on your hard
drive or at support.dell.com/manuals).
No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system
board might be malfunctioning or motherboard
failure. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on
page 64).
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Hardware Troubleshooter
If a device is either not detected during
the operating system setup or is detected
but incorrectly configured, you can use the
Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the
incompatibility.
To start the Hardware Troubleshooter:
1. Click Start→ Help and Support.
2. Type hardware troubleshooter in
the search field and press <Enter> to start
the search.
3. In the search results, select the option that
best describes the problem and follow the
remaining troubleshooting steps.
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Using Support Tools
Dell Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your
computer, perform the checks in “Lockups and
Software Problems” on page 41 and run the
Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for
technical assistance.
NOTE: Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell
computers.
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities disc
is optional and may not ship with your
computer.
Ensure that the device that you want to test
displays in the system setup program and is
active. Press <F2> during POST (Power On Self
Test) to enter the System Setup (BIOS) utility.
Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive
or from the Drivers and Utilities disc.
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Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your
Hard Drive
The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden
diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.
NOTE: If your computer cannot display
a screen image, contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
1. Ensure that the computer is connected to an
electrical outlet that is known to be working
properly.
2. Turn on (or restart) your computer.
3. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12>
immediately. Select Diagnostics from the
boot menu and press <Enter>.
This may invoke the Pre-Boot System
Assessment (PSA) on your computer.
Using Support Tools
NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating
system logo appears, continue to wait until
you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop;
then, shut down your computer and try again.
NOTE: If you see a message stating that no
diagnostics utility partition has been found,
run the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers
and Utilities disc.
If PSA is invoked:
a. The PSA will start running the tests.
b. If the PSA completes successfully, the
following message is displayed: “No
problems have been found
with this system so far.
Do you want to run the
remaining memory tests? This
will take about 30 minutes
or more. Do you want to
continue? (Recommended).”
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c. If you are experiencing memory issues,
press <y>, otherwise press <n>.
d. The following message is displayed
“Booting Dell Diagnostic
Utility Partition. Press any
key to continue.”
e. Press any key to continue. The Choose An
Option window appears.
If PSA is not invoked:
Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics
from the diagnostics utility partition on your
hard drive and to go to the Choose An Option
window.
4. Select the test you want to run.
5. If you encounter a problem during a test,
a message with the error code and a
description of the problem will appear on
your screen. Write down the error code and
problem description and contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
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Using Support Tools
NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer
is displayed at the top of each test screen.
The Service Tag helps you identify your
computer when you contact Dell.
6. When the tests are complete, close the test
screen to return to the Choose An Option
window.
7. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the
computer, click Exit.
Starting Dell Diagnostics From the
Drivers and Utilities Disc
NOTE: Your computer does not have an
internal optical drive. Use an external
optical drive or any external storage device
for the procedures that involve discs.
1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities disc.
2. Shut down and restart the computer.
When the DELL logo appears, press <F12>
immediately.
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NOTE: If you wait too long and the
operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows®
desktop; then, shut down your computer
and try again.
NOTE: The next steps change the boot
sequence for one time only. On the next
start-up, the computer boots according to
the devices specified in the system setup
program.
3. When the boot device list appears, highlight
CD/DVD/CD-RW and press <Enter>.
4. Select the Boot from CD-ROM option from
the menu that appears and press <Enter>.
5. Type 1 to start the CD menu and press
<Enter> to proceed.
6. Select the test you want to run.
Using Support Tools
7. If you encounter a problem during a test,
a message with the error code and a
description of the problem will appear on
your screen. Write down the error code and
problem description and contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 64).
NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer
is displayed at the top of each test screen.
The Service Tag helps you identify your
computer when you contact Dell.
8. When the tests are complete, close the test
screen to return to the Choose An Option
window.
9. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the
computer, click Exit.
10.Remove the Drivers and Utilities disc.
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INSPIRON
Restoring Your Operating System
You can restore your operating system in the
following ways:
•System Restore returns your computer to an
earlier operating state without affecting data
files. Use System Restore as the first solution
for restoring your operating system and
preserving data files.
•Dell Factory Image Restore returns your hard
drive to the operating state it was in when
you purchased the computer. This procedure
permanently deletes all data on the hard
drive and removes any programs installed
after you received the computer. Use Dell
Factory Image Restore only if System
Restore did not resolve your operating
system problem.
•If you received an Operating System disc
with your computer, you can use it to restore
your operating system. However, using the
Operating System disc also deletes all data
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on the hard drive. Use the disc only if System
Restore did not resolve your operating
system problem.
System Restore
The Windows operating systems provide
a System Restore option which allows
you to return your computer to an earlier
operating state (without affecting data files) if
changes to the hardware, software, or other
system settings have left the computer in an
undesirable operating state. Any changes that
System Restore makes to your computer are
completely reversible.
CAUTION: Make regular backups of your
data files. System Restore does not monitor
your data files or recover them.
NOTE: The procedures in this document
were written for the Windows default view,
so they may not apply if you set your Dell™
computer to the Windows Classic view.
Restoring Your Operating System
Starting System Restore
To restore your computer:
Windows XP
1. Click Start→ All Programs→ Acessories→
System Tools→ System Restore.
2. In the welcome screen, click Next.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen
Windows 7
1. Click Start
.
2. In the Start Search box, type System
Restore and press <Enter>.
NOTE: The User Account Control window
may appear. If you are an administrator on
the computer, click Continue; otherwise,
contact your administrator to continue the
desired action.
3. Click Next and follow the instructions on the
screen.
Undoing the Last System Restore
NOTE: Before you undo the last system
restore, save and close all open files and
exit any open programs. Do not alter, open,
or delete any files or programs until the
system restoration is complete.
Windows XP
1. Click Start→ All Programs→ Acessories→
System Tools→ System Restore.
2. In the welcome screen, click Undo my last
restoration and then click Next.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Windows 7
1. Click Start.
2. In the Start Search box, type System
Restore and press <Enter>.
3. Click Undo my last restoration and click
Next.
In the event that System Restore did not resolve
the issue, you may undo the last system restore.
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Restoring Your Operating System
Dell Factory Image Restore
CAUTION: Using Dell Factory Image
Restore permanently deletes all data on
the hard drive and removes any programs
or drivers installed after you received your
computer. If possible, back up the data
before using this option. Use Dell Factory
Image Restore only if System Restore did
not resolve your operating system problem.
NOTE: Dell Factory Image Restore may
not be available in certain countries or on
certain computers.
Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the
last method to restore your operating system.
This option restores your hard drive to the
operating state it was in when you purchased
the computer. Any programs or files added
since you received your computer—including
data files—are permanently deleted from
the hard drive. Data files include documents,
spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos,
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music files, and so on. If possible, back up all
data before using Dell Factory Image Restore.
Performing Dell Factory Image Restore
1. Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo
appears, press <F8> several times to access
the Advanced Boot Options window.
NOTE: If you wait too long and the
operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows®
desktop; then, restart your computer and
try again.
2. Select Repair Your Computer.
3. The System Recovery Options window
appears.
4. Select a keyboard layout and click Next.
5. To access the recovery options, log on as
a local user. To access the command prompt,
type administrator in the User name
field, then click OK.
Restoring Your Operating System
6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore. The Dell
Factory Image Restore welcome screen
appears.
NOTE: Depending upon your configuration,
you may need to select Dell Factory Tools,
then Dell Factory Image Restore.
7. Click Next. The Confirm Data Deletion
screen appears.
NOTE: If you do not want to proceed with
Factory Image Restore, click Cancel.
8. Select the check box to confirm that you
want to continue reformatting the hard drive
and restoring the system software to the
factory condition, then click Next.
The restore process begins and may take
five or more minutes to complete. A message
appears when the operating system and
factory-installed applications have been
restored to factory condition.
Operating System
Reinstallation
Before You Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Microsoft®
Windows® operating system to correct a problem
with a newly installed driver, first try using
Windows Device Driver Rollback.
To roll back a device driver:
Windows XP
1. Click Start→ Control Panel.
2. Double-click System.
3. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
4. Right-click the device for which the new
driver is installed and click Properties.
5. Click the Drivers tab→ Roll Back Driver.
9. Click Finish to reboot the computer.
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Restoring Your Operating System
Windows 7
1. Click Start
To reinstall Windows, you need the following:
.
2. Right-click Computer.
3. Click Properties→ Device Manager.
4. Right-click the device for which the new
driver is installed, and click Properties.
5. Click the Drivers tab→ Roll Back Driver.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the
problem, then use System Restore to return your
operating system to the operating state it was
in before you installed the new device driver.
See “System Restore” on page 50.
CAUTION: Before performing the
installation, back up all data files on your
primary hard drive. For conventional hard
drive configurations, the primary hard
drive is the first drive detected by the
computer.
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NOTE: Your computer does not have an
internal optical drive. Use an external
optical drive or any external storage device
for the procedures that involve discs.
•Dell Operating System disc
•Dell Drivers and Utilities disc
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities disc
contains drivers that were installed during
the assembly of the computer. Use the
Dell Drivers and Utilities disc to load any
required drivers. Depending on the region
from which you ordered your computer, or
whether you requested the disc, the Dell
Drivers and Utilities disc and Operating
System disc may not ship with your
computer.
Restoring Your Operating System
Reinstalling Microsoft Windows
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours
to complete. After you reinstall the operating
system, you must also reinstall the device
drivers, virus protection program, and other
software.
1. Save and close any open files and exit any
open programs.
2. Insert the Operating System disc.
3. Click Exit if the Install Windows
message appears.
4. Restart the computer.
5. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12>
immediately.
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NOTE: If you wait too long and the
operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows®
desktop; then, shut down your computer
and try again.
NOTE: The next steps change the boot
sequence for one time only. On the next
start-up, the computer boots according to
the devices specified in the system setup
program.
6. When the boot device list appears, highlight
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive and press <Enter>.
7. Press any key to Boot from CD-ROM.
Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the installation.
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INSPIRON
Getting Help
If you experience a problem with your computer,
you can complete the following steps to
diagnose and troubleshoot the problem:
1. See “Solving Problems” on page 37 for
information and procedures that pertain to
the problem your computer is experiencing.
2. See the Dell Technology Guide
available on your hard drive or at
support.dell.com/manuals for more
troubleshooting information.
3. See “Dell Diagnostics” on page 46 for
procedures on how to run Dell Diagnostics.
4. Fill out the “Diagnostic Checklist”
on page 63.
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5. Use Dell’s extensive suite of online services
available at Dell Support (support.dell.com)
for help with installation and troubleshooting
procedures. See “Online Services”
on page 58 for a more extensive list of Dell
Support online.
6. If the preceding steps have not resolved the
problem, see “Before You Call” on page 62.
NOTE: Call Dell Support from a telephone
near or at the computer so that the support
staff can assist you with any necessary
procedures.
NOTE: Dell’s Express Service Code system
may not be available in all countries.
Getting Help
When prompted by Dell’s automated telephone
system, enter your Express Service Code to
route the call directly to the proper support
personnel. If you do not have an Express
Service Code, open the Dell Accessories folder,
double-click the Express Service Code icon, and
follow the directions.
NOTE: Some of the services are not
always available in all locations outside
the continental U.S. Call your local
Dell representative for information on
availability.
Technical Support and
Customer Service
Dell’s support service is available to answer
your questions about Dell hardware. Our support
staff use computer-based diagnostics to provide
fast, accurate answers.
To contact Dell’s support service, see “Before
You Call” on page 62 and then see the contact
information for your region or go to
support.dell.com.
DellConnect
DellConnect™ is a simple online access tool that
allows a Dell service and support associate to
access your computer through a broadband
connection, diagnose your problem and repair it
all under your supervision. For more information,
go to www.dell.com/dellconnect.
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Getting Help
Online Services
You can learn about Dell products and services
on the following websites:
•www.dell.com
•www.dell.com/ap (Asian/Pacific countries
only)
•www.dell.com/jp (Japan only)
•www.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
•www.dell.com/la (Latin American and
Caribbean countries)
•www.dell.ca (Canada only)
You can access Dell Support through the
following websites and e-mail addresses:
Dell Support websites
•support.dell.com
•support.jp.dell.com (Japan only)
•support.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
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Dell Support e-mail addresses
•mobile_support@us.dell.com
•support@us.dell.com
•la-techsupport@dell.com (Latin America and
Caribbean countries only)
•apsupport@dell.com (Asian/Pacific
countries only)
Dell Marketing and Sales e-mail
addresses
•apmarketing@dell.com (Asian/Pacific
countries only)
•sales_canada@dell.com (Canada only)
Anonymous file transfer protocol (FTP)
•ftp.dell.com
Log in as user: anonymous, and use your
e-mail address as your password.
Getting Help
Automated Order-Status
Service
To check on the status of any Dell products that
you have ordered, you can go to
support.dell.com, or you can call the automated
order-status service. A recording prompts you
for the information needed to locate and report
on your order. For the telephone number to call
your region, see “Contacting Dell” on page 64.
Product Information
If you need information about additional
products available from Dell, or if you would like
to place an order, visit www.dell.com. For the
telephone number to call your region or to speak
to a sales specialist, see “Contacting Dell” on
page 64.
If you have a problem with your order, such as
missing parts, wrong parts, or incorrect billing,
contact Dell for customer assistance. Have your
invoice or packing slip handy when you call.
For the telephone number to call your region,
see “Contacting Dell” on page 64.
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Getting Help
Returning Items for Repair
Under Warranty or for Credit
Prepare all items being returned, whether for
repair or credit, as follows:
NOTE: Before you return the product to
Dell, make sure to back up any data on
the hard drive(s) and on any other storage
device in the product. Remove any and
all confidential, proprietary and personal
information, as well as removable media,
such as CDs and PC Cards. Dell is not
responsible for any of your confidential,
proprietary or personal information; lost
or corrupted data; or damaged or lost
removable media that may be included with
your return.
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1. Call Dell to obtain a Return Material
Authorization Number, and write it clearly
and prominently on the outside of the box.
For the telephone number to call your region,
see “Contacting Dell” on page 64.
2. Include a copy of the invoice and a letter
describing the reason for the return.
3. Include a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist (see
“Diagnostic Checklist” on page 63), indicating
the tests that you have run and any error
messages reported by the Dell Diagnostics
(see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 64).
4. Include any accessories that belong with
the item(s) being returned (power cables,
software, guides, and so on) if the return is
for credit.
Getting Help
5. Pack the equipment to be returned in the
original (or equivalent) packing materials.
NOTE: You are responsible for paying
shipping expenses. You are also
responsible for insuring any product
returned, and you assume the risk of loss
during shipment to Dell. Collect On Delivery
(C.O.D.) packages are not accepted.
NOTE: Returns that are missing any of the
preceding requirements will be refused at
Dell’s receiving dock and returned to you.
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Getting Help
Before You Call
NOTE: Have your Express Service Code ready when you call. The code helps Dell’s automatedsupport telephone system direct your call more efficiently. You may also be asked for your
Service Tag.
Locating Your Service Tag
The Service Tag is located on a label at the bottom of your computer.
1
1 Service Tag
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Getting Help
Remember to fill out the following Diagnostic
Checklist. If possible, turn on your computer
before you call Dell for assistance and call from
a telephone at or near the computer. You may be
asked to type some commands at the keyboard,
relay detailed information during operations, or
try other troubleshooting steps possible only at
the computer itself. Ensure that the computer
documentation is available.
Diagnostic Checklist
•Name:
•Date:
•Address:
•Phone number:
•Service Tag (bar code on the back or bottom
of the computer):
•Express Service Code:
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•Return Material Authorization Number
(if provided by Dell support technician):
•Operating system and version:
•Devices:
•Expansion cards:
•Are you connected to a network? Yes /No
•Network, version, and network adapter:
•Programs and versions:
See your operating system documentation
to determine the contents of the computer’s
start-up files. If the computer is connected to
a printer, print each file. Otherwise, record the
contents of each file before calling Dell.
•Error message, beep code, or diagnostic
code:
•Description of problem and troubleshooting
procedures you performed:
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Getting Help
Contacting Dell
For customers in the United States, call
800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355).
NOTE: If you do not have an active
Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice,
packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephonebased support and service options. Availability
varies by country and product, and some
services may not be available in your area.
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To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or
customer service issues:
1. Visit www.dell.com/contactdell.
2. Select your country or region.
3. Select the appropriate service or support link
based on your requirement.
4. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is
convenient for you.
Getting Help
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Finding More Information and Resources
If you need to:
See:
reinstall your operating system.
the Operating System disc
run a diagnostic program for your computer,
reinstall notebook system software, or update
drivers for your computer, and readme files
the Drivers and Utilities disc
learn more about your operating system,
maintaining peripherals, Internet, Bluetooth®,
networking, and e-mail
the Dell Technology Guide available on your
hard drive or at support.dell.com/manuals
upgrade your computer with new or additional
memory, or a new hard drive
the Service Manual at
support.dell.com/manuals
reinstall or replace a worn or defective part
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NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates
can be found at support.dell.com
NOTE: In some countries, opening and
replacing parts of your computer may void
your warranty. Check your warranty and
return policies before working inside your
computer.
Finding More Information and Resources
If you need to:
See:
find safety best practices information for your
computer review Warranty information, Terms
and Conditions (U.S. only), Safety instructions,
Regulatory information, Ergonomics
information, and End User License Agreement
the safety and regulatory documents that
shipped with your computer and also see the
Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance
find your Service tag/Express Service Code —
You must use the service tag to identify your
computer on support.dell.com or to contact
technical support
the bottom of your computer
the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell
find drivers and downloads
support.dell.com
Support Center, click the
bar
icon in the task
access technical support and product help
check on your order status for new purchases
find solutions and answers to common
questions
locate information for last-minute updates
about technical changes to your computer or
advanced technical-reference material for
technicians or experienced users
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Basic Specifications
This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and
upgrading your computer. For more detailed specifications, see the Comprehensive Specifications
at support.dell.com/manuals.
NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your
computer, click Start→ Help and Support and select the option to view information about your
computer.
Computer Model
Memory
Dell Inspiron 1012
Memory module
connector
one user accessible
SODIMM connector
Memory module
capacities
1 GB and 2 GB
Memory
configurations
possible
1 GB and 2 GB
Memory type
800 MHz DDR2 SODIMM
(runs at 667 MHz)
™
™
Computer Information
Processor types
Intel® Atom™ single core
System chipset
Intel NM10 Express
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Basic Specifications
Connectors
Audio
Communications
one microphone-in
connector, one stereo
headphone/speaker
connector
Mini-Card
one full Mini-Card slot
and two half Mini-Card
slots
Network adapter
RJ45 connector
USB
three 4-pin USB
2.0-compliant
connectors
VGA
15-hole connector
Antenna in
MCX connector
Modem (optional)
External V.92 56K USB
Modem
Network adapter
10/100 Ethernet LAN on
system board
Wireless
Bluetooth® wireless
technology, WLAN,
WWAN/GPS, WiMax,
Camera
Camera resolution
1.3 megapixel
Video resolution
640 x 480 at 30 fps
(maximum)
Display
Type
10.1” WSVGA Truelife
1024 x 600 WLED
10.1” HD Truelife
1366 x 768 WLED
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Basic Specifications
Display
Battery
Dimensions:
4.0 hours (3/6-cell)
Height
222.72 mm (8.77 inches)
Width
125.28 mm (4.93 inches)
Charge time when
the computer
is powered off
(approximate):
Diagonal
255.52 mm (10.10 inches)
Operating time
varies depending on
operating conditions
Coin-cell battery
CR-2032
Battery
3/6-cell “smart” lithium ion
Depth
60.62 mm (2.39 inches)
AC Adapter
Height
22.56 mm (0.89 inches)
Input voltage
100–240 VAC
Width
206 mm (8.11 inches)
Input current
0.8 A or 1.0 A
Weight
0.22 kg (0.48 lb) (3-cell)
Input frequency
50–60 Hz
0.38 kg (0.84 lb) (6-cell)
Output power
30 W
Output current
1.58 A
Rated output
voltage
19.0 VDC
Voltage
11.1 VDC (3/6-cell)
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AC Adapter
Computer Environment
Temperature range:
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Operating
Storage
–40° to 70°C (–40° to
158°F)
0° to 35°C
(32° to 95°F)
Storage
–
Physical
40° to 65°C
(–40° to 149°F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Height
25.5 mm to 32.8 mm
(0.98 inches to 1.29
inches)
Width
268 mm (10.6 inches)
Depth
196.6 mm (7.74 inches)
Weight (with 3-cell
battery):
Configurable to
less than
Operating
10% to 90%
(noncondensing)
Storage
5% to 95%
(noncondensing)
1.25 kg (2.75 lbs)
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Computer Environment
Computer Environment
Maximum vibration (using a random vibration
spectrum that simulates user environment):
Maximum shock (for operating: measured with
Dell Diagnostics running on the hard drive
and a 2-ms half-sine pulse; for non-operating:
measured with hard drive in head-parked
position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse):
Operating
0.66 GRMS
Non-operating
1.30 GRMS
Maximum shock (for operating — measured
with Dell Diagnostics running on the hard
drive and a 2-ms half-sine pulse; for
non-operating — measured with hard drive
in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine
pulse):
Operating
110 G
Non-operating
160 G
Operating
110 GRMS
Non-operating
160 GRMS
Altitude (maximum):
Operating
–15.2 to 3048 m
(–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2 to 10,668 m
(–50 to 35,000 ft)
Airborne
contaminant level
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G2 or lower as defined
by ISA-S71.04-1985
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Appendix
Macrovision Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of
certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and
other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Appendix
Information for NOM, or Official Mexican Standard (Only for
Mexico)
The following information is provided in the device(s) described in this document in accordance
with the requirements of the Official Mexican Standard (NOM):
Importer:
Dell México S.A. de C.V.
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 – Flat 11°
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
Regulatory
model number
Voltage
Frequency
Electricity
consumption
Output voltage
Output
intensity
P04T
100-240 VAC
50-60 Hz
0.8 A or 1.0 A
19.0 VDC
1.58 A
For details, read the safety information that shipped with your computer.
For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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Index
A
airflow, allowing 5
B
backups
creating 34
Basic specifications 68
before you call 62
customer service 57
customizing
your desktop 32
your energy settings 33
D
damage, avoiding 5
DataSafe Online Backup 35
DellConnect 57
C
Dell Diagnostics 46
calling Dell 62
Dell Dock 36
CDs, playing and creating 32
Dell Factory Image Restore 52
computer capabilities 32
Dell Support Center 43
computer, setting up 5
Dell Technology Guide
conserving energy 33
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Index
Diagnostic Checklist 63
Hardware Troubleshooter 45
drivers and downloads 67
help
DVDs, playing and creating 32
getting assistance and support 56
E
I
email addresses
Internet connection 14
for technical support 58
energy
conserving 33
F
ISP
Internet Service Provider 14
M
memory problems
finding more information 66
FTP login, anonymous 58
H
hardware problems
diagnosing 45
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solving 40
N
network connection
fixing 38
Index
P
software problems 41
power problems, solving 39
power strips, using 6
products
information and purchasing 59
R
support email addresses 58
support sites
worldwide 58
System Messages 44
System Reinstallation 53
System Restore 50
reinstalling Windows 53
resources, finding more 66
restoring factory image 52
V
ventilation, ensuring 5
W
S
setting up internet connection
internet connection 15
shipping products
for return or repair 60
software features 32
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Windows
program compatibility wizard 41
reinstallation 53
wired network connection 7
wireless network connection 38
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