Dell Inspiron 11z Intel Specifications

INSPIRON
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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
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you how to avoid the problem.
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Contents
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop������������������5
Display Features�������������������������������������������� 28
Before Setting Up Your Computer ���������������� 5
Removing and Replacing the Battery���������� 30
Connect the AC Adapter �������������������������������� 6
Software Features ���������������������������������������� 32
Connect the Network Cable (Optional)���������� 7
Dell Dock�������������������������������������������������������� 35
Press the Power Button���������������������������������� 8
Solving Problems ����������������������������������������36
Set Up Microsoft Windows���������������������������� 9
Beep Codes���������������������������������������������������� 36
Install the SIM (Optional)������������������������������ 10
Network Problems ���������������������������������������� 37
Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional)�������� 12
Power Problems�������������������������������������������� 38
Connect to the Internet (Optional) �������������� 14
Memory Problems ���������������������������������������� 40
Using Your Inspiron Laptop ������������������������18
Lockups and Software Problems ���������������� 40
Right Side Features �������������������������������������� 18
Using Support Tools ������������������������������������43
Left Side Features������������������������������������������ 20
Dell Support Center �������������������������������������� 43
Computer Base Features������������������������������ 22
System Messages������������������������������������������ 44
Touch Pad Gestures�������������������������������������� 24
Hardware Troubleshooter ���������������������������� 45
Media Controls���������������������������������������������� 26
Dell Diagnostics �������������������������������������������� 45
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Contents
Restoring Your Operating System��������������49
System Restore���������������������������������������������� 50
Finding More Information and
Resources ����������������������������������������������������62
Dell Factory Image Restore�������������������������� 51
Basic Specifications ����������������������������������64
Operating System Reinstallation������������������ 53
Appendix ������������������������������������������������������70
Getting Help��������������������������������������������������55
Macrovision Product Notice������������������������ 70
Technical Support and Customer
Service������������������������������������������������������������ 56
Information for NOM, or Official
Mexican Standard (only for Mexico) ���������� 71
DellConnect �������������������������������������������������� 56
Index��������������������������������������������������������������72
Online Services���������������������������������������������� 57
Automated Order-Status Service ���������������� 58
Product Information�������������������������������������� 58
Returning Items for Repair Under
Warranty or for Credit ���������������������������������� 59
Before You Call���������������������������������������������� 60
Contacting Dell���������������������������������������������� 61
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This section provides information about setting
up your Inspiron™ 11 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.
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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. The computer
turns on the fan when the computer gets
hot. Fan noise is normal and does not
indicate a problem with the fan or the
computer.
CAUTION: Placing or stacking heavy or
sharp objects on the computer may result
in permanent damage to the computer.
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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop
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 Microsoft Windows
Your Dell computer is preconfigured with Microsoft Windows operating system. 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 on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com.
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Install the SIM (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.
NOTE: Installing a SIM is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet.
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1 battery bay
2 SIM card
3 SIM card slot
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To install the SIM:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Remove the battery (see “Removing and Replacing the Battery” on 30).
3. In the battery bay, slide the SIM into the SIM card slot.
4. Replace the battery (see “Removing and Replacing the Battery” on 30).
5. Turn on your computer.
To remove the SIM, press and eject the SIM.
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Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional)
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To enable wireless:
1. Ensure that your computer is turned on.
2. Press the wireless key
on the keyboard.
The Wireless Radio Control dialog box appears.
3. Select the options you want to enable.
4. Click OK.
To disable wireless:
1. Press the wireless key
on the keyboard.
The Wireless Radio Control dialog box appears.
2. Clear the options you want to disable.
3. Click OK.
NOTE: The Enable Flight Mode button allows you to quickly turn all of your wireless radios
(Bluetooth, Mobile Broadband, and GPS) off, such as when you are asked to disable all
wireless radios on an airplane flight.
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Connect to the Internet
(Optional)
Setting Up a Wired Connection
To connect to the Internet, you need an external
modem or network connection and an Internet
service provider (ISP).
•If you are using a dial-up connection,
connect the telephone line to the optional
external USB modem and to the telephone
wall connector before you set up your
Internet connection.
If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter
is not a part of your original order, you can
purchase one from the Dell website at
www.dell.com.
•If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite
modem connection, contact your ISP
or cellular telephone service for setup
instructions.
To complete setting up your wired Internet
connection, follow the instructions in “Setting
Up Your Internet Connection” on page 16.
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Setting Up a Wireless Connection
Windows® 7
Before you can use your wireless Internet
connection, you need to connect to your
wireless router.
1. Ensure that wireless is enabled on your
computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless”
on page 12).
To set up your connection to a wireless router:
2. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
Windows Vista®
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.
3. Click Start
3. Click Start
→ Control Panel→ Network
and Sharing Center→ Connect to a network.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the setup.
→ Connect To.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the setup.
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Setting Up Your Internet Connection
ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact
your ISP for offerings available in your country.
Windows Vista®
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.
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.
1. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
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 Network and Internet→ Network and
Sharing Center→ Set up a connection or
Network→ Connect to the Internet.
2. Click Start
→ Control Panel.
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.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen and
use the setup information provided by your
ISP to complete the setup.
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Windows® 7
1. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
2. Click Start
→ Control Panel→ 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.
3. 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 11 laptop.
Right Side Features
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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
•Multi Media Card (MMC/MMC+)
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Audio out/Headphone connector — Connects to a pair of headphones, or sends audio to
a powered speaker or sound system.
3
Audio in/Microphone connector — Connects to a microphone or input signal for use
with audio programs.
4
USB 2.0 connectors (2) — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer,
external drive, or MP3 player.
AC adapter connector — Connects to an AC adapter to power the computer and charge
the battery.
6 Security cable slot — Attaches a commercially available antitheft device to the computer.
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NOTE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it works with the security cable slot on
your computer.
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Left Side Features
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Network connector — Connects your computer to a network or a broadband device
if you are using a wired network. The two lights next to the connector indicate status and
activity for a wired network connection.
HDMI connector — Connects to a TV for both 5.1 audio and video signals.
NOTE: When used with a monitor, only the video signal is read.
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Power USB connector — Connects to USB devices that require more power, such as
certain printers and bar code scanners. This connector supports a current load of up to 2 A.
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Computer Base Features
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Power/Battery indicator light — The light indicates the following states when powered
using an AC adapter or a 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 an AC adapter.
2 Keyboard — For more information on keyboard, see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard
drive or on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals.
3 Touch pad — Provides the functionality of a mouse to move the cursor, drag or move selected
items, and left-click by tapping the surface. For more information, see “Touch Pad Gestures”
on page 24.
4 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
and down, or right and left.
Zoom
Allows you to increase or decrease the
magnification of the screen content. The
zoom feature includes:
Pinch – Allows you to zoom in or zoom out
by moving two fingers apart or bringing them
closer together on the touch pad.
To scroll up and down:
Move a finger up or down
in the vertical scroll zone
(extreme right of the touch
pad) to scroll up or down on
the active window.
To zoom in:
To scroll right and left:
Move a finger right or left
in the horizontal scroll zone
(extreme bottom of the touch
pad) to scroll right or left on
the active window.
To zoom out :
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Move two fingers apart to
enlarge the view of the active
window.
Move two fingers close
together to reduce the view of
the active window.
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Customizing the Touch Pad Settings
Rotate
Allows you to rotate the active content on the
screen. The rotate feature includes:
Twist – Allows you to rotate active content in
90° increments using two fingers where one
finger is anchored and the other rotates.
Keeping the thumb in place,
move the index finger in
an arced direction right or
left to rotate the selected
item 90° clockwise or
counterclockwise.
Desktop
You can customize the touch pad settings to
enable or disable features, or to change the
default behavior.
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel→
Multi-finger.
2. In the Elan Smart-Pad window that appears,
select the desired feature you want to
customize.
Setting the Touch Pad Sensitivity
The palm tracking feature allows you to set the
touch pad sensitivity, and is useful in preventing
unwanted pointer movement while typing.
To set the touch pad sensitivity:
Allows you to minimize all open windows so that
the desktop is visible.
Place your hand on the
touch pad in any orientation,
briefly hold in place and then
remove your hand.
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1. Click Start
→ Control Panel→ Multi-finger.
2. In the Elan Smart-Pad window, scroll down
and select PalmTracking.
3. Drag the PalmTracking Sensitivity slider
to increase or decrease the touch pad
sensitivity.
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Media Controls
The media control keys are located on the keyboard.
To use the media controls, press the required key. You can use the Function Key Behavior setting in
the System Setup (BIOS) Utility to configure the media control keys.
System Setup (BIOS) Utility –
1. Press <F2> during POST (Power On Self Test) to enter the System Setup (BIOS) utility.
2. In the Function Key Behavior, select Multimedia or Function.
Multimedia – This is the default option. Press any multimedia key to perform the associated action.
For function key, press <Fn> + the required function key.
Function – Press any function key to perform the associated action.
For multimedia key, press <Fn> + the required multimedia key.
NOTE: Multimedia option is active only in the operating system.
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Mute the sound
Play or pause
Decrease the volume level
Play the next track or chapter
Increase the volume level
Eject the disc from the optional external
optical drive
Play the previous track or chapter
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Display Features
The display panel holds a camera and an accompanying microphone.
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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 — For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide.
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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. Turn off the computer and turn it over.
2. Slide the two battery release latches to the unlock position until they click into place.
3. Pull the battery up and out of the battery bay.
To replace the battery:
1. Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
2. Slide the two battery release latches to the lock position.
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1
2
1 battery
2 battery release latches (2)
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Software Features
NOTE: For more information about the
features described in this section, see
the Dell Technology Guide on your hard
drive or on the Dell Support website 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, and upload
or download files.
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Entertainment and Multimedia
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.
You can use your computer to watch videos,
play games, 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 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.
You can use the power options in your operating
system to configure the power settings on your
computer. The Microsoft Windows operating
system installed on your Dell computer provides
three default options:
Windows Vista®
1. Right-click an open area of the desktop.
2. Click Personalize, to open the Personalize
appearance and sounds 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.
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•Balanced/Dell Recommended — Offers full
performance when you need it and saves
power during periods of inactivity.
•Power saver — Saves power on your
computer by reducing system performance
to maximize the life of the computer and by
reducing the amount of energy consumed by
your computer over its lifetime.
•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
Windows Vista
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
→ Control Panel→ System
and Maintenance→ Welcome Center→
Transfer files and settings.
If the User Account Control window appears,
click Continue.
2. Follow the instructions in the Windows Easy
Transfer wizard.
Windows 7
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel.
Backing Up Your Data
It is recommended that you periodically back
up files and folders on your computer. To back
up files:
Windows Vista
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel→ System
and Maintenance→ Backup and Restore
Center→ Backup files.
If the User Account Control window appears,
click Continue.
NOTE: Certain editions of Windows
Vista provide an option to back up your
computer.
2. Follow the instructions in the Back up Files
wizard.
Windows 7
2. In the search box, type Transfer and then
click Transfer files from another computer.
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel→ System
and Security→ Backup and Restore.
3. Follow the instructions in the Windows Easy
Transfer wizard.
2. Click Set up backup....
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3. Follow the instructions on the Configure
Backup wizard.
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
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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 61.
WARNING: Only trained service personnel
should remove the computer cover. See the
Service Manual on the Dell Support
website at support.dell.com/manuals for
advanced service instructions.
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. Write down the beep code
and contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on
page 61).
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NOTE: To replace parts, see the Service
Manual on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com/manuals.
Beep Code Possible Problem
Two
No RAM detected
Three
Possible motherboard failure Chipset error
Four
RAM read/write failure
Five
Real Time Clock failure
Six
Video card or chip failure
Seven
Processor failure
Eight
Display failure
Solving Problems
Network Problems
Wireless Connections
If the wireless network connection is lost —
The wireless router is offline or wireless has
been disabled on the computer.
•Check your wireless router to ensure it is
powered on and connected to your data
source (cable modem or network hub).
•Interference may be blocking or interrupting
your wireless connection. Try moving the
computer closer to your wireless router.
•Re-establish your connection to the
wireless router (see “Setting Up a Wireless
Connection” on page 15).
Wired Connections
If the network connection is lost — The cable
is loose or damaged.
•Check the cable to ensure it is plugged in
and not damaged.
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•Check the status of the link integrity light.
The link integrity light on the integrated
network connector lets you verify that
your connection is working and provides
information on the status:
––Green — A good connection exists
between a 10-Mbps network and the
computer.
––Orange — A good connection exists
between a 100-Mbps network and the
computer.
––Off — The computer is not detecting
a physical connection to the network.
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, is not receiving power, or in
hibernate state.
•Press the power button. The computer
resumes normal operation if it is off or in
hibernate mode.
•Reseat the power cable into both the
power connector on the computer and the
electrical outlet.
•If the AC adapter 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. Also temporarily bypass
power protection devices, power strips, and
power extension cables to verify that the
computer turns on properly.
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•Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
by testing it with another device, such as
a lamp.
•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 computer
is either turned off, in hibernate state or the
display may not be responding.
•Press the power button. The computer
resumes normal operation if it is off or in
hibernate mode.
•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 61.)
Solving Problems
If the power light is breathing white and the
computer is not responding — The computer
is in standby mode 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 61).
If the power light is solid amber and the
computer is not responding — The computer
is on in standby mode with low battery or the
display may not be responding.
•Connect the AC adapter to power the
computer and charge the battery.
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•Move the connected mouse or a finger on
the touch pad 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 61).
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.
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Solving Problems
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.
•If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 61).
If you experience other memory problems —
•Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell
Diagnostics” on page 45).
•If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
“Contacting Dell” on page 61).
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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. Select the program that is no longer
responding.
4. Click End Task.
Solving Problems
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 CD.
If the computer stops responding or a solid blue
screen appears —
WARNING: 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 for at least 8 to 10 seconds
until the computer turns off and then restart your
computer.
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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.
Windows Vista®
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel→
Programs→ Use an older program with this
version of Windows.
2. In the welcome screen, click Next.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Solving Problems
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.
•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.
•Back up your files immediately.
––Ensure that your computer meets the
minimum hardware requirements needed
to run the software. See the software
documentation for information.
•Use a virus-scanning program to check the
hard drive or CDs.
––Ensure that the program is installed and
configured properly.
•Save and close any open files or programs
and shut down your computer through the
Start
menu.
––Verify that the device drivers do not
conflict with the program.
If you have other software problems —
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––If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall
the program.
INSPIRON
Using Support Tools
Dell Support Center
The Dell Support Center helps you find
the service, support, and system-specific
information you need.
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
on your hard drive or on the Dell Support
website at support.dell.com/manuals or
contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on
page 61 for assistance).
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No boot device available — No bootable
partition on hard disk drive, the hard disk 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 on your hard
drive or on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com/manuals).
No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system
board might be malfunctioning or motherboard
failure (see “Contacting Dell” on page 61
for assistance).
Using Support Tools
Hardware Troubleshooter
Dell Diagnostics
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.
If you experience a problem with your
computer, perform the checks in “Lockups and
Software Problems” on page 40 and run the
Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for
technical assistance.
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.
NOTE: Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell
computers.
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities disc
is optional and may not ship with your
computer.
See the Dell Technology Guide on your
hard drive or on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com/manuals, to review your
computer’s configuration information, and
ensure that the device that you want to test
displays in the system setup program and is
active.
Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive
or from the Drivers and Utilities disc.
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Using Support Tools
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 61).
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 will invoke the Pre-Boot System
Assessment (PSA) in some computers.
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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: 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).”
Using Support Tools
c. If you are experiencing memory issues,
press <y> otherwise press <n>.
The following message is displayed:
“Booting Dell Diagnostic
Utility Partition. Press any
key to continue.”
d. 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 61).
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NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer
is located at the top of each test screen.
The Service Tag helps you identify your
computer when you contact Dell.
6. When the tests 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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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: 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>.
7. Select the test you want to run.
8. 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 see “Contacting
Dell” on page 61.
NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer
is located at the top of each test screen.
The Service Tag helps you identify your
computer when you contact Dell.
9. When the tests complete, close the test
screen to return to the Choose An Option
window.
5. Type 1 to start the CD menu and press
<Enter> to proceed.
10.To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the
computer, click Exit.
6. Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from
the numbered list. If multiple versions are
listed, select the version appropriate for
your computer.
11.Remove the Drivers and Utilities disc.
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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.
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.
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•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
on the hard drive. Use the Operating System
disc only if System Restore did not resolve
your operating system problem.
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Restoring Your Operating System
Restoring Your Operating System
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.
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Starting System Restore
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.
In the event that System Restore did not resolve
the issue, you may undo the last system restore.
Restoring Your Operating System
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.
1. Click Start
.
2. In the Start Search box, type System
Restore and press <Enter>.
3. Click Undo my last restoration and
click Next.
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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.
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Restoring Your Operating System
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,
music files, and so on. If possible, back up all
data before using 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, shut down your computer
and try again.
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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.
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.
Restoring Your Operating System
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 checkbox 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.
9. Click Finish to restart the computer.
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Operating System
Reinstallation
Before You Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Windows
operating system to correct a problem with a
newly installed driver, first try using Windows
Device Driver Rollback. 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.
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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Restoring Your Operating System
To reinstall Windows, you need the following:
•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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 36 for
information and procedures that pertain to
the problem your computer is experiencing.
2. See the Dell Technology Guide on your
hard drive or on the Dell Support website
at support.dell.com/manuals for more
troubleshooting information.
3. See “Dell Diagnostics” on page 45 for
procedures on how to run Dell Diagnostics.
4. Fill out the “Diagnostic Checklist” on page 60.
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 57 for a more extensive list of Dell
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6. If the preceding steps have not resolved the
problem, see “Before You Call” on page 60.
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.
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.
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INSPIRON
Getting Help
Getting Help
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 60 and then see the contact
information for your region or go to
support.dell.com.
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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.
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)
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.
•support.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
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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 61.
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 61.
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Product Information
If you need information about additional
products available from Dell, or if you would like
to place an order, visit the Dell website at
www.dell.com. For the telephone number to call
your region or to speak to a sales specialist, see
“Contacting Dell” on page 61.
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.
1. Call Dell to obtain a Return Material
Authorization Number, and write it clearly
and prominently on the outside of the box.
NOTE: For the telephone number to call your
region, see “Contacting Dell” on page 61.
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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 60), indicating
the tests that you have run and any error
messages reported by the Dell Diagnostics
(see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 45).
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.
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
automated-support telephone system direct
your call more efficiently. You may also be
asked for your Service Tag (located on the
back or bottom of your computer).
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:
•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:
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Getting Help
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:
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.
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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.
To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or
customer service issues:
1. Visit support.dell.com.
2. Verify your country or region in the Choose
A Country/Region drop-down menu at the
bottom of the page.
3. Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.
4. Select the appropriate service or support link
based on your need.
5. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is
convenient for you.
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INSPIRON
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 installed on your
hard drive or on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com/manuals
upgrade your computer with new or additional
components, like a new hard drive
the Service Manual on the Dell Support website
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 on the Dell™ Support website
at support.dell.com/manuals.
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 back or bottom of your computer
find drivers and downloads
the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com
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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INSPIRON
Basic Specifications
System Model
Processor
Inspiron 11
Types
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 on the Dell Support website 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.
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Intel® Celeron®
Intel Pentium®
L2 cache
1 MB or 2 MB
External bus
frequency
800 MHz
Computer Information
System chipset
Intel GS45
Memory
Memory type
800 MHz DDR2
Memory
configurations
possible
1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB
Basic Specifications
Communications
Connectors
Network adapter 10/100 Ethernet LAN on
system board
Audio
one microphone connector,
one mono headphone/stereo
speaker connector
Mini-Card
one full size Mini-Card slot
and one half size Mini-Card
slot, supports dual interface
Network
adapter
one RJ45 connector
USB
Wireless
internal WLAN Mini‑Card
with WiFi
Optional WWAN, WiMax,
GPS, and Bluetooth®
Mini-Cards
Camera
Pixel
1.3 megapixel
two 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant
connectors
Video resolution
640 x 480 at 30 fps
(maximum)
one 4-pin power
USB 2.0-compliant connector
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Basic Specifications
Display
Type
Battery
11.6-inch HD+ WLED with
TrueLife
Type
Height
144 mm (5.7 inches)
Computer off
Width
256.12 mm (10.1 inches)
Diagonal
293.83 mm (11.6 inches)
Maximum
resolution
1366 x 768 at 262 K colors
Dimensions:
3-cell/6-cell lithium ion
Charge time at room temperature
(approximate):
3.0 hours (3-cell)
4.0 hours (6-cell)
Operating
time
Battery operating time varies
depending on operating
conditions and can be
significantly reduced under
certain power-intensive
conditions.
For more information, see
the Dell Technology Guide
on your hard drive or on
the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com/manuals.
Coin-cell
battery
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CR-2032
Basic Specifications
AC Adapter
AC Adapter
Input voltage
100–240 VAC
Temperature range
Input current
(maximum)
1.5 A
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to
95°F)
Input frequency
50–60 Hz
Storage
Output power
65 W
–30° to 65°C (–22° to
149°F)
Output current
3.34 A (continuous)
Physical
Rated output voltage
19.5 ± 1 VDC
Height
16.4 mm to 25.8 mm
(0.64 inches to
1.01 inches)
Height
16 mm (0.63 inches)
Width
292 mm (11.49 inches)
Width
66 mm (2.6 inches)
Depth
214 mm (8.42 inches)
Length
127 mm (5 inches)
Weight (with 3-cell battery):
Weight (with cables)
0.25 kg (0.55 lbs)
Configurable to less
than
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Basic Specifications
Computer Environment
Computer Environment
Temperature range:
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° to 35°C (32° to
95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to
149°F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
Storage
110 GRMS
Non-Operating
160 GRMS
Altitude (maximum):
10% to 90%
(noncondensing)
Operating
5% to 90%
(noncondensing)
–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
G2 or lower
as defined by
ISA-S71.04-1985
Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration
spectrum that simulates user environment):
Operating
0.66 GRMS
Non-Operating
1.3 GRMS
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Operating
Basic Specifications
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INSPIRON
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.
Laptops
Regulatory
model number
Voltage
Frequency
Electricity
consumption
Output voltage
Output
intensity
P03T
100-240 V CA
50-60 Hz
1,5 A
19,5 V de CC
3,34 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
AC adapter
size and weight 67
airflow, allowing 5
B
backups
creating 34
C
Contacting Dell online 61
customer service 56
customizing
your desktop 33
your energy settings 33
D
damage, avoiding 5
data, backing up 34
DellConnect 56
calling Dell 60
Dell Diagnostics 45
CDs, playing and creating 32
Dell Factory Image Restore 49
chipset 64
Dell Support Center 43
computer capabilities 32
Dell support website 63
computer, setting up 5
Dell Technology Guide
conserving energy 33
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for further information 62
Index
Diagnostic Checklist 60
help
drivers and downloads 63
DVDs, playing and creating 32
E
getting assistance and support 55
I
Internet connection 14
email addresses
for technical support 57
energy
conserving 33
F
ISP
Internet Service Provider 14
M
memory problems
solving 40
finding more information 62
memory support 64
FTP login, anonymous 57
N
H
hardware problems
network connection
fixing 37
diagnosing 45
Hardware Troubleshooter 45
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Index
P
support email addresses 57
power strips, using 6
processor 64
products
information and purchasing 58
support sites
worldwide 57
System Messages 44
System Restore 49
V
R
reinstalling Windows 54
resources, finding more 62
restoring factory image 51
S
ventilation, ensuring 5
W
warranty returns 59
Windows
setup, before you begin 5
shipping products
for return or repair 59
software features 32
software problems 40
specifications 64
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reinstalling 53
Windows Vista
Program Compatibility Wizard 41
reinstalling 54
wired network connection 7
wireless network connection 37
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