Dell 2300 Specifications

Dell™ Dimension™ 2300
service tag
CD or DVD
headphone
connector
CD or DVD drive
activity light
CD or DVD eject
button
CD or DVD
volume
control dial
floppy drive eject button
floppy drive light
power light
hard-drive activity light
power button
USB 2.0 connectors (2)
headphone connector
power connector
voltage selection switch
keyboard connector
parallel connector
mouse connector
video connector
line-out connector
line-in connector
serial connector
microphone connector
USB 2.0 connectors (4)
PCI card slots
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Hints, Notices, and Cautions
HINT: A HINT indicates important information that helps you make better
use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of
data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage,
personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Tell Me How help
file. To access the help file, see page 32.
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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August 2002
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Rev. A01
Contents
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
General
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When Using Your Computer
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When Working Inside Your Computer
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Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
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Ergonomic Computing Habits
Battery Disposal
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Finding Information for Your Computer
1 Setting Up and
Using Your Computer
Setting Up a Printer
Printer Cable
Connecting a Parallel Printer
Connecting a USB Printer .
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Transferring Information to a New Computer
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to the Internet
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Setting Up Your Internet Connection
Copying CDs
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Connecting to a Network Adapter
Network Setup Wizard
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Using Easy CD Creator Basic
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Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs .
Helpful Tips
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How to Copy a CD .
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Turning Off the Computer
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2 Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
Finding Help Information
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Battery Problems
Drive Problems
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Floppy drive problems
CD drive problems
Problems writing to a CD-RW drive
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DVD drive problems
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Hard drive problems
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E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Error Messages
General Problems
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The computer stops responding
A program stops responding
A program crashes repeatedly
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A program is designed for an earlier
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Other software problems
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Other technical problems
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General hardware problems
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Keyboard Problems
Mouse Problems
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Network Problems
Power Problems
Printer Problems
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A solid blue screen appears
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Scanner Problems
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Sound and Speaker Problems
No sound from speakers . .
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No sound from headphones
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Video and Monitor Problems
If the screen is blank . .
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If the screen is difficult to read
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3 Advanced Troubleshooting
Using System Restore
Creating a Restore Point
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Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
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Undoing the Last System Restore
Drivers
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Identifying Drivers
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Reinstalling drivers
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What Is a Driver?
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Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
Reinstalling Windows® XP
Before You Reinstall
4 Adding Parts
Front and Back View of the Computer
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Front View
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Back View
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Removing the Computer Cover .
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Looking Inside Your Computer
System Board
Adding Cards
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Adding a Second CD or DVD Drive
Adding Memory
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Replacing the Computer Cover
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5 Appendix
Specifications
Standard Settings
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Viewing Settings
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System Setup Program Screens
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Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
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Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals
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Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit .
Regulatory Notices
NOM Information (Mexico Only)
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Limited Warranty for the U.S.
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only) .
Limited Warranty for Canada
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One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee
(Latin America and the Caribbean Only) . .
Pentium®
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Warranty Statement for
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Processors Only (U.S. and Canada Only) . . .
Index
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Intel®
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Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals
Contacting Dell
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Clearing Forgotten Passwords
Replacing the Battery
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Celeron®
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect
your computer and working environment from potential damage.
General
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Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service
technician. Always follow installation instructions closely.
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To help prevent electric shock, plug the computer and device power cables into properly
grounded electrical outlets. These cables are equipped with 3-prong plugs to help ensure
proper grounding. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from a cable.
If you must use an extension cable, use a 3-wire cable with properly grounded plugs.
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not use your computer during an
electrical storm.
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any
cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical
storm
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If your computer includes a modem, the cable used with the modem should be
manufactured with a minimum wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCCcompliant RJ-11 modular plug.
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Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.
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To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the
computer before disconnecting a device from the computer.
CAU TION: Safe ty Instr u c tions
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
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To avoid shorting out your computer when disconnecting a network cable, first unplug
the cable from the network adapter on the back of your computer, and then from the
network jack. When reconnecting a network cable to your computer, first plug the cable
into the network jack, and then into the network adapter.
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To help protect your computer from sudden, transient increases and decreases in
electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply
(UPS).
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Be sure nothing rests on your computer’s cables and that the cables are not located where
they can be stepped on or tripped over.
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Do not push any objects into the openings of your computer. Doing so can cause fire or
electric shock by shorting out interior components.
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Keep your computer away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling
vents. Avoid placing loose papers underneath your computer; do not place your computer
in a closed-in wall unit or on a bed, sofa, or rug.
CAUTION: Safety Ins tr uctions
When Using Your Computer
As you use your computer, observe the following safe-handling guidelines.
CAUTION: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer
covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, and so on) removed.
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Your computer is equipped with one of the following:
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A fixed-voltage power supply — Computers with a fixed-voltage power supply do not
have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and operate at only one voltage (see
the regulatory label on the outside of the computer for its operating voltage).
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An auto-sensing voltage circuit — Computers with an auto-sensing voltage circuit do
not have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and automatically detect the
correct operating voltage.
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A manual voltage selection switch — Computers with a voltage selection switch on
the back panel must be manually set to operate at the correct operating voltage.
NOTICE: To help avoid damaging a computer with a manual voltage selection switch, set the
switch for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in your location. For Japan,
the voltage selection switch must be set to the 115-V position even though the AC power available in
Japan is 100 V. Also, ensure that your monitor and attached devices are electrically rated to
operate with the AC power available in your location.
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Before working inside the computer, unplug the computer to help prevent electric shock
or system board damage. Certain system board components continue to receive power
any time the computer is connected to AC power.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
When Working Inside Your Computer
Before you open the computer cover, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to service the computer yourself, except as explained in
your online Dell™ documentation or otherwise provided to you. Always follow
installation and service instructions closely.
NOTICE: To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the
computer before removing a component from the system board or disconnecting a device from the
computer.
1
Perform an orderly computer shutdown using the operating system menu.
2
Turn off your computer and any devices connected to the computer.
3
Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the chassis, such as the metal
around the card-slot openings at the back of the computer, before touching anything
inside your computer.
While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis
to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal components.
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Disconnect your computer and devices, including the monitor, from their electrical
outlets. Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
Doing so reduces the potential for personal injury or shock.
In addition, take note of these safety guidelines when appropriate:
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When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the
cable itself. Some cables have a connector with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this
type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before disconnecting the cable. As you pull
connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also,
before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and
aligned.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
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Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a
card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such
as a microprocessor chip by its edges, not by its pins.
CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed.
Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact
your local waste disposal agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Static electricity can harm delicate components inside your computer. To prevent static
damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s
electronic components, such as the microprocessor. You can do so by touching an unpainted
metal surface on the computer chassis.
As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to
remove any static charge your body may have accumulated.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
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Do not remove components from their antistatic packing material until you are ready to
install the component in your computer. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging,
discharge static electricity from your body.
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When transporting an electrostatic sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic
container or packaging.
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Handle all electrostatic sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use
antistatic floor pads and workbench pads.
Ergonomic Computing Habits
CAUTION: Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in injury.
CAUTION: Viewing the monitor screen for extended periods of time may result in
eye strain.
For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in the Tell Me How help file when
setting up and using your computer. To access the Tell Me How help file, see "Finding Help
Information" on page 32.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
Battery Disposal
Your computer uses a lithium coin-cell battery. The lithium coin-cell battery is a long-life
battery, and it is very possible that you will never need to replace it. However, should you need
to replace it, see "Replacing the Battery" on page 90.
Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact your local waste disposal
agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.
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Finding Information for Your Computer
What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
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ResourceCD
A diagnostic program for my computer
Drivers for my computer
My computer documentation
My device documentation
You can use this CD to access documentation and reinstall drivers (see
page 59).
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How to set up a printer
Owner’s Manual
How to troubleshoot and solve problems
How to add parts
How to contact Dell
Warranty information
• Express Service Code and Service Tag
Number
• Windows® License Label
Express Service Code and Windows License Label
Located on your computer.
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What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
• How to reinstall my operating system
Operating System CD
If you reinstall your operating system, use the ResourceCD to reinstall
drivers for the devices that came with your computer (see page 59).
• Latest drivers for my computer
Dell Support website
• Answers to technical service and support
questions
• Online discussions with other users and
technical support
The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including:
• Documentation for my computer
• Knowledge Base — hints, tips, and online courses
• Customer Forum — online discussion with other Dell customers
• Upgrades — upgrade information for components, such as memory,
the hard drive, and the operating system
• Customer Care — contact information, order status, warranty, and
repair information
• Downloads — drivers, patches, and software updates
• Reference — computer documentation, product specifications, and
white papers
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What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
• How to set up my computer
Setup diagram
• Tips on using Windows
• How to clean my computer
• How to use my mouse and keyboard
Te l l M e H o w h e l p f i l e
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides, and then click User’s guides.
3 Click Tell Me How.
• How to use Windows XP
• Documentation for my computer and
devices
Windows XP Help and Support Center
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click
the arrow icon.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
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SECTION 1
Setting Up and
U s i n g Yo u r C o m p u t e r
Setting Up a Printer
Transferring Information to a New Computer
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to the Internet
Copying CDs
Turning Off the Computer
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Setting Up a Printer
NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to
the computer.
See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information,
including how to:
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Obtain and install updated drivers
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Connect the printer to the computer
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Load paper and install the toner or ink cartridge
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Contact the printer manufacturer for technical assistance
Printer Cable
Your printer connects to your computer with either a USB cable or a parallel
cable. Your printer may not come with a printer cable, so if you purchase a
cable separately, ensure that it is compatible with your printer. If you
purchased a printer cable at the same time you purchased your computer,
the cable may arrive in the computer box.
Connecting a Parallel Printer
1
Complete the operating system setup, if you have not already done so.
2
Turn off the computer (see page 27).
NOTICE: For best results, use a 3 m (10 ft) or shorter parallel cable.
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Attach the parallel printer cable to the parallel connector on the
computer and tighten the two screws. Attach the cable to the
connector on the printer and snap the two clips into the two notches.
Setting Up and Using Yo ur Computer
parallel connector on computer
connector on printer
screws (2)
clips (2)
parallel printer
cable
notches (2)
4
Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New
Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel.
5
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that
came with your printer.
Connecting a USB Printer
1
Complete the operating system setup, if you have not already done so.
2
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that
came with your printer.
3
Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connector on the computer
and the printer. The USB connectors fit only one way.
HINT: You can connect
USB devices while the
computer is turned on.
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USB connector on the
computer
USB printer
cable
USB connector
on printer
Transferring Information to a New
Computer
Windows XP provides a Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to move data,
such as e-mails, window sizes, toolbar settings, and Internet bookmarks
from one computer to another. First you collect the data from the source
computer, and then you import the data to the new computer.
If the source computer uses another Windows operating system, the wizard
can be launched from the Windows XP operating system CD or from a
floppy disk created on the Windows XP computer. You can transfer the data
to the new computer over a network or serial connection, or you can store it
on a removable medium, such as a floppy disk, a Zip disk, or a writable CD.
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To transfer information to a new computer:
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System
Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
2
On the welcome screen, click Next.
3
On the Which computer is this? screen, select New Computer, and
then click Next.
4
Follow the instructions on the screen.
HINT: The CD that you
need to place in your CD
or DVD drive is titled
Operating System.
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to a Network Adapter
Before you connect your computer to a network, it must have a network
adapter installed and a network cable connected to it.
To connect a network cable:
1
Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the
back of your computer.
2
Connect the other end of the network cable to a network connection
device.
network wall jack
network adapter
connector on computer
HINT: Insert the cable
until it clicks into place,
and then gently pull it to
ensure that it is secure.
HINT: Do not use a
network cable with a
telephone wall jack.
network cable
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Network Setup Wizard
Windows XP provides a Network Setup Wizard to guide you through the
process of sharing files, printers, or an Internet connection between
computers in a home or small office.
HINT: Selecting the
connection method This
computer connects
directly to the Internet
enables the integrated
firewall provided with
Windows XP.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→
Communications, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
2
On the welcome screen, click Next.
3
Click checklist for creating a network.
4
Complete the checklist and required preparations, and then return
to the Network Setup Wizard.
5
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Connecting to the Internet
To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection
and an Internet service provider (ISP), such as America Online or
DellNet™ by MSN. Your ISP will offer one or more of the following
Internet connection options:
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Dial-up connections that provide Internet access through a phone
line. Dial-up connections are considerably slower than DSL and
cable modem connections.
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DSL connections that provide high-speed Internet access through
your existing phone line. With a DSL connection, you can access
the Internet and use your phone on the same line simultaneously.
•
Cable modem connections that provide high-speed Internet access
through your local cable TV line.
If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone cable to the
modem connector on your computer and to the telephone wall jack
before you set up your Internet connection. If you are using a DSL or
cable modem connection, contact your ISP for setup instructions.
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Setting Up Your Internet Connection
To set up an America Online or DellNet by MSN connection:
1
Save any work in progress and close all open programs.
2
Double-click the MSN Explorer or AOL icon on the Windows®
desktop.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you
want to set up an Internet connection with a different ISP:
1
Save any work in progress and close all open programs.
2
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
3
Click Network and Internet Connections.
4
Click Set up or change your Internet connection.
5
In the Internet Properties window, click Setup and then click Next.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
6
Click Connect to the Internet.
7
In the next window, click the appropriate option:
8
•
If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, 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 CD, click Use the CD I got from an ISP.
Click Next.
If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 9.
Otherwise, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
setup.
9
10
Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to
the Internet?, and then click Next.
Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup.
HINT: If you do not know
which type of connection
to select, contact your
ISP.
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If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "Internet,
Modem, and E-Mail Problems" on page 35. 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.
Copying CDs
HINT: Ensure that you
follow all copyright laws
when you create CDs.
The information in this section is based on the Roxio Easy CD Creator
Basic documentation that came with your computer. See the following
section, "Using Easy CD Creator Basic," for instructions on how to locate
that documentation.
HINT: The information in
this section also applies to
using Easy CD Creator
Basic with a DVD+RW or
a DVD+R drive.
To burn CDs, you need to use CD-burner software. Roxio Easy CD Creator
Basic is your computer's CD-burner software. The software includes these
project programs that enable you to record specialty CDs for different types
of uses:
HINT: Some music and
game CDs are copyprotected. If you have a
CD that cannot be copied,
you must use the original
CD for everyday use.
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•
DirectCD allows you to format a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc so that
you can use Microsoft® Windows® Explorer to drag and drop data
files to the CD-RW drive. You can use a DirectCD-formatted CD-RW
disc like another hard drive on your computer because CD-RW discs
are fully rewritable (CD-R discs can be used with DirectCD, but that
media type has overwriting limitations—see "Using Blank CD-R Discs
or Blank CD-RW Discs" for recording media differences).
•
MusicCD allows you to burn custom music CDs.
•
DataCD allows you to copy a variety of your documents, such as
spreadsheet or accounting files, to a CD for permanent storage.
•
Disc Copier allows you to make a backup copy of almost any type of
CD. This program allows you to make a copy of a CD for everyday use
so that you can archive and save the original copy. (Disc Copier is
titled "CD Copier" in some versions of Roxio CD Creator Basic.)
All four project programs are available on the Easy CD Creator Basic Select
a Project menu screen. To view the Select a Project menu screen, click the
Start button, point to All Programs→ Roxio Easy CD Creator, and then
click Project Selector.
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Using Easy CD Creator Basic
See the Easy CD Creator Basic documentation for instructions on how to
use the program, information about different recording techniques, and CD
media limitations. The Easy CD Creator Basic documentation is located in
the Microsoft® Windows® XP Help and Support Center (see "Finding Help
Information" on page 32). The documentation is also provided on the Dell
Dimension ResourceCD, which is included with your computer. Each Easy
CD Creator Basic project program also has thorough online help files.
Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs
Your CD-RW drive writes to two different types of recording media—CD-R
and CD-RW discs. Use blank CD-R (CD-Recordable) disks to record music
or permanently store data files. After creating a CD-R disc, you cannot write
to that disc again without changing your method of recording (see the
Roxio documentation for more information). Use blank CD-RW
(CD-ReWritable) discs when you want to write, erase, rewrite, and update
your files onto CDs.
Helpful Tips
•
You must use the Easy CD Creator Basic project programs to copy and
record all music and data CDs. You can use Windows Explorer to drag
and drop files to a CD-R or CD-RW disc only after you first use
DirectCD to format the disc.
•
You must use CD-R discs to burn music CDs that you want to play in
regular stereos. CD-RW discs do not play in most home or car stereos.
•
If you want to copy files from the Internet or files from a floppy or Zip
drive, copy those files to your hard drive first, and then burn your CD.
Your CD-RW drive requires a steady stream of data to properly record.
Direct Internet downloads, floppy drives, and Zip drives may not be
able to provide a steady data stream to your CD-RW drive.
•
Music MP3 files can be played only on MP3 players or on computers
that have MP3 software installed.
•
Ensure that you set the sampling rate to at least 128 Kbps when you
burn MP3 files to a CD. Otherwise, recording errors may occur.
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•
Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc to its maximum capacity;
for example, do not copy a 650-MB file to a 650-MB blank CD. The
CD-RW drive needs 1 or 2 MB of the blank CD to finalize the
recording.
•
Use a blank CD-RW disc to practice CD recording until you are
familiar with CD recording techniques. If you make a mistake, you can
erase the CD-RW disc and try again. You can also use blank CD-RW
discs to test music file projects before you record the project
permanently to a blank CD-R disc.
•
See the Roxio support website at support.roxio.com for additional
helpful tips.
How to Copy a CD
HINT: If you have a
DVD/CD-RW combo drive
and experience recording
problems, check the Roxio
support website at
support.roxio.com for
available software
patches.
The procedure assumes that your computer is equipped with a single CDRW drive (without an additional CD drive). If your computer is equipped
with both types of drives, see the Roxio documentation for instructions on
how to copy CDs from a CD drive to a CD-RW drive.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Roxio Easy CD
Creator, and then click Project Selector.
The Select a Project window appears.
2
Click Disc Copier. (Disc Copier is titled "CD Copier" in some versions
of Easy CD Creator Basic.)
The Disc Copier window appears and displays your CD-RW drive in
the Copy from and the Record to lists.
3
Insert the source CD that you want to copy into the CD-RW drive.
The Disc Copier project program briefly checks the source CD in the
CD-RW drive to ensure that it is a readable CD.
4
Click Copy.
Depending on the size of the files that are being copied, the copy
process may take a few minutes.
5
After the source CD is copied, remove the source CD from the
CD-RW drive tray.
The CD-RW drive tray opens automatically after the source CD is
copied.
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6
Insert a blank CD into the CD-RW drive and close the tray.
The recording starts automatically.
7
After the recording completes, click OK.
Turning Off the Computer
HINT: You must use
CD-R discs to burn music
CDs that you want to
play in regular stereos.
CD-RW discs do not play
in most home or car
stereos.
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, you must turn off your computer through the
Start menu rather than by pressing the power button.
1
Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and then click Turn off Computer.
3
Click Turn off.
HINT: If you are having
difficulty turning off your
computer, see "General
Problems" on page 38.
The computer automatically turns off after the shutdown process
finishes.
4
Turn off your monitor and any other devices connected to power.
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SECTION 2
Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
Finding Help Information
Battery Problems
Drive Problems
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Error Messages
General Problems
Keyboard Problems
Mouse Problems
Network Problems
Power Problems
Printer Problems
Scanner Problems
Sound and Speaker Problems
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Finding Solutions
Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out where to go for answers. Use this chart
to help you quickly find the answers to your questions.
See page 44.
Press a key or move the
mouse. See the Tell Me How
help file for information on
standby mode.
Get technical assistance from
Dell. See page 93.
See page 37.
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See page 50.
See page 48.
See page 46.
See page 35.
See page 42.
See page 41.
See page 33.
See page 43.
See page 47.
See page 37.
See page 38.
See page 35.
See page 35.
See page 38.
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Finding Help Information
TO A C C E S S T H E Tell Me How H E L P F I L E —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides, and then click User’s guides.
3 Click Tell Me How.
TO A C C E S S W I N D O W S H E L P —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click the arrow
icon.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
TO L O C A T E A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N F O R Y O U R C O M P U T E R — See
page 13.
Battery Problems
CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is
incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
R E P L A C E T H E B A T T E R Y — If you have to repeatedly reset time and date
information after turning on the computer, or if an incorrect time or date displays
during start-up, replace the battery see page 90. If the battery still does not work
properly, contact Dell (see page 93).
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Drive Problems
Floppy drive problems
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the floppy drive is not listed, perform a full
scan with your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can
sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
TE S T T H E D R I V E —
• Insert another disk to eliminate the possibility that the original floppy disk is
defective.
• Insert a bootable floppy disk and reboot the computer.
ENSURE THAT THE DISK IS NOT FULL OR WRITE-PROTECTED —
Ensure that the disk has available space and that it is not write-protected
(locked). See the following illustration.
back of floppy disk
write-protected
not writeprotected
NOTICE: Do not attempt to clean drive heads with a swab. You may
accidentally misalign the heads, which can render the drive inoperable.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E — Use a commercially available cleaning kit.
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CD drive problems
HINT: High-speed CD
drive vibration is normal
and may cause noise. This
does not indicate a defect
in the drive or the CD.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click the speaker icon in
the lower-right corner of your screen.
• Ensure that the volume is turned up by clicking the slidebar and dragging it
up.
• Ensure that the sound is not muted by clicking any boxes that are checked.
TE S T T H E D R I V E W I T H A N O T H E R C D — Insert another CD to eliminate
the possibility that the original CD is defective.
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R S A N D S U B W O O F E R — See "Sound and Speaker
Problems" on page 48.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the CD drive is not listed, perform a full scan
with your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can
sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
C L E A N T H E D I S C — See the Tell Me How help file for instructions on
cleaning your CDs. To access help files, see page 32.
Problems writing to a CD-RW drive
C L O S E O T H E R P R O G R A M S — The CD-RW drive must receive a steady
stream of data when writing. If the stream is interrupted, an error occurs. Try
closing all programs before writing to the CD-RW.
TU R N O F F S T A N D B Y M O D E I N W I N D O W S B E F O R E W R I T I N G T O A C D RW D I S C — For information on power conservation modes, see the Tell Me
How help file or search for the keyword standby in Windows Help. To access help
files, see page 32.
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DVD drive problems
TE S T T H E D R I V E W I T H A N O T H E R DVD — Insert another DVD to
eliminate the possibility that the original DVD is defective.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the DVD drive is not listed, perform a full scan
with your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can
sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
HINT: Because of
different regions
worldwide and different
disc formats, not all DVD
titles work in all DVD
drives.
C L E A N T H E D I S C — See the Tell Me How help file for instructions on
cleaning your DVDs. To access help files, see page 32.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 58.
Hard drive problems
RUN CHECK DISK —
1 Click the Start button and click My Computer.
2 Right-click the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and
then click Properties.
3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
5 Click Start.
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E C O N N E C T I O N — Verify that the telephone
line is connected to the jack on the modem. (The jack has either a green label or
a connector-shaped icon next to it.) Ensure that you hear a click when you insert
the telephone line connector into the modem.
HINT: Connect the
modem to an analog
telephone jack only. The
modem does not operate
while it is connected to a
digital telephone network.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E J A C K — Disconnect the telephone line from the
modem and connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone.
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CONNECT THE MODEM DIRECTLY TO THE TELEPHONE WALL JACK —
If you have other telephone devices sharing the line, such as an answering
machine, fax machine, surge protector, or line splitter, then bypass them and use
the telephone to connect the modem directly to the telephone wall jack.
U S E A D I F F E R E N T T E L E P H O N E L I N E — If you are using a line that is 3 m
(10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.
R U N T H E M O D E M H E L P E R D I A G N O S T I C S — Click the Start button, point
to All Programs, and then click Modem Helper. Follow the instructions on the
screen to identify and resolve modem problems. (Modem Helper is not available
on all computers.)
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E M O D E M I S C O M M U N I C A T I N G W I T H W I N D O W S ® —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
3 Click Phone and Modem Options.
4 Click the Modems tab.
5 Click the COM port for your modem.
6 Click Properties, click the Diagnostics tab, and then click Query Modem to
verify that the modem is communicating with Windows.
If all commands receive responses, the modem is operating properly.
TU R N O F F C A L L W A I T I N G ( C A T C H - P H O N E ) — See your telephone
directory for instructions on deactivating this feature. Then adjust the dial-up
networking connection properties.
1 Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Phone and Modem
Options.
3 Click your connection type to highlight it.
4 Click the Dialing Rules tab, and then click Edit.
5 Click the To Disable Call Waiting box to place a checkmark in it.
6 Select the disable code from the drop-down menu (for example, *70).
7 Click Apply, and then click OK.
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E N S U R E T H A T Y O U A R E C O N N E C T E D T O T H E I N T E R N E T — With the
Outlook Express e-mail program open, click File. If Work Offline has a
checkmark next to it, click the checkmark to remove it and connect to the
Internet.
ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO AN INTERNET SERVICE
P R O V I D E R — Contact an Internet service provider to subscribe.
C O N T A C T Y O U R I N T E R N E T S E R V I C E P R O V I D E R — Contact your Internet
service provider for assistance.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 58.
Error Messages
A FILENAME CANNOT CONTAIN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
C H A R A C T E R S : \ / : * ? “ < > | — Do not use these characters in
filenames.
A R E Q U I R E D .DLL F I L E W A S N O T F O U N D — The program that you are
trying to open is missing an essential file. To remove and then reinstall the
program:
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Add or Remove Programs.
4 Select the program you want to remove.
5 Click the Change or Remove Program icon.
6 See the program documentation for installation instructions.
I N S E R T B O O T A B L E M E D I A — The operating system is trying to boot to a
nonbootable floppy disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD.
N O N - S Y S T E M D I S K E R R O R — A floppy disk is in the floppy drive. Remove
the floppy disk and restart the computer.
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NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR RESOURCES. CLOSE SOME PROGRAMS AND
T R Y A G A I N — You have too many programs open. Close all windows and open
the program that you want to use. In some cases, you might have to restart your
computer to restore computer resources. If so, try running the program that you
want to use first.
O P E R A T I N G S Y S T E M N O T F O U N D — Contact Dell (see page 93).
THE FILE BEING COPIED IS TOO LARGE FOR THE DESTINATION
D R I V E — The file that you are trying to copy is too large to fit on the disk. Try
copying the file to a blank disk or using a larger-capacity disk.
x:\ I S N O T A C C E S S I B L E . T H E D E V I C E I S N O T R E A D Y — Insert a disk
into the drive and try again.
General Problems
The computer stops responding
TU R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F — If your computer locks up and you are unable
to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse, press
and hold the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns
off. Then press the power button again to turn on the computer. You might lose
data if you are unable to perform an operating system shutdown.
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.
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A program crashes repeatedly
C H E C K T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N — Many software
manufacturers maintain websites with information that may help you solve the
problem. Ensure that you properly installed and configured the program. If
necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
HINT: Software usually
includes installation
instructions in its
documentation or on a
floppy disk or CD.
A program is designed for an earlier Windows operating system
RUN THE PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY WIZARD —
Windows XP provides a Program Compatibility Wizard that configures a
program so it runs in an environment similar to non-Windows XP operating
system environments.
1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories, and then click
Program Compatibility Wizard.
2 In the welcome screen, click Next.
3 Follow the instructions on the screen.
A solid blue screen appears
TU R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F — If the computer does not respond to a
keystroke or a proper shutdown, press the power button for at least 8 to 10
seconds until the computer turns off. Press the power button again to restart the
computer. The chkdsk program automatically runs during the start-up process.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Other software problems
CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION OR CONTACT THE SOFTWARE
MANUFACTURER FOR TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION
B A C K U P Y O U R F I L E S I M M E D I A T E L Y — If your computer has a CD-RW
drive or a zip drive installed, see the drive’s documentation for instructions.
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ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE NOT MADE AN ERROR WHILE ENTERING
D A T A — See the program documentation to make sure that the values or
characters you are entering are valid.
C H E C K F O R V I R U S E S — Use a virus-scanning program to check the hard
drive, floppy disks, or CDs.
R E S T A R T T H E C O M P U T E R — Save and close any open files, exit any open
programs, and then shut down your computer through the Start menu instead of
pressing the power button. Otherwise, you may lose data.
CHECK FOR COMPATIBILITY —
• Ensure that the program is compatible with the operating system installed on
your computer and that your computer meets the minimum hardware
requirements needed to run the software. See the software documentation for
information.
• If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
ENSURE THAT YOU PROPERLY INSTALLED AND CONFIGURED THE
P R O G R A M — See the software documentation for information. If necessary,
uninstall and then reinstall the program.
Other technical problems
G O T O T H E D E L L S U P P O R T W E B S I T E — Go to support.dell.com for help
with general usage, installation, and troubleshooting questions.The support
website offers several different tools to help you, such as Dell Forum—a chat
room where you can communicate with other Dell customers about their
computers and gain access to technical support through e-mail. See "Dell
Support Website" for more information about the website (see page 14). See
"Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on page 92 for a description of the
hardware and software support provided by Dell.
C A L L D E L L — If you cannot solve your problem by using the Dell Support
website or e-mail service, call Dell for technical assistance (see page 93). See
"Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on page 92 for a description of the
hardware and software support provided by Dell.
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General hardware problems
If your computer exhibits one or more of the following symptoms, a device
conflict may exist:
•
Your computer locks up, particularly while using a specific device.
•
A recently added device does not work.
•
A sound card emits noise or demonstrates other problems.
•
Unintelligible characters print from the printer.
•
The mouse pointer does not move or "stutters" when it moves.
•
Messages appear stating that the computer is not operating at
maximum performance.
•
Errors occur and programs crash for no apparent reason.
•
Nothing displays on the monitor.
RE M O VE A NY R E C E NT L Y AD D E D HA R D WA RE T O S E E I F IT R E S O L V E S
T H E C O N F L I C T — If removing the hardware resolves the conflict, see the
hardware documentation for configuration and troubleshooting instructions. If
the problem persists, contact the hardware manufacturer for technical assistance.
CHECK YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL
TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 58.
Keyboard Problems
RE S T A R T T H E C O MP U T E R —
• If the mouse is functioning, shut down the computer (see page 27) through
the Start menu. After the computer shuts down, press the power button to
restart the computer.
• If the computer does not respond to a keystroke or the mouse, press the power
button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off. Press the
power button again to restart the computer.
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CHECK THE KEYBOARD CABLE —
• Ensure that the keyboard cable is firmly connected to the computer.
• Shut down the computer (see page 27), reconnect the keyboard cable as
shown on the setup diagram for your computer, and then restart the computer.
• Ensure that the keyboard cable is firmly connected to the computer.
• Check the cable connector for bent or broken pins and for damaged or frayed
cables. Straighten bent pins.
• Remove keyboard extension cables and connect the keyboard directly to the
computer.
TE S T T H E K E Y B O A R D — Connect a properly working keyboard to the
computer, and try using the keyboard. If the new keyboard works, the original
keyboard is faulty.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 58.
Mouse Problems
RE S T AR T T H E C O MP U T E R —
1 Simultaneously press <Ctrl><Esc> to display the Start menu.
2 Type u, press the keyboard arrow keys to highlight Shut down or Turn Off, and
then press <Enter>.
3 After the computer turns off, press the power button to restart the computer.
IF YOU CONNECTED THE MOUSE BEFORE TURNING ON THE
C O M P U T E R, R E C O N N E C T T H E M O U S E C A B L E —
1 Simultaneously press <Ctrl><Esc> to display the Start menu.
2 Type u, press the keyboard arrow keys to highlight Shut down or Turn Off, and
then press <Enter>.
3 After the computer turns off, reconnect the mouse cable as shown on the
setup diagram for your computer.
4 Start the computer.
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I F Y O U C O N N E C T E D T H E M O U S E A F T E R T U R N I N G O N T H E C O M P U T E R,
REMOVE THE POWER CABLE, AND THEN RECONNECT THE MOUSE
C A B L E — If the mouse is connected after the power is turned on, the mouse
appears to be nonfunctional. To make the mouse function properly:
1 While your computer is on, remove the power cable from the back of the
computer.
2 Connect the mouse to the computer.
3 Reconnect the power cable.
4 Turn on your computer.
Pressing the power button does not clear the computer’s settings and does not
restore mouse functionality.
CHECK THE MOUSE CABLE —
• Check the cable connector for bent or broken pins and for damaged or frayed
cables. Straighten bent pins.
• Ensure that the cable is firmly connected to the computer.
TE S T T H E M O U S E — Connect a properly working mouse to the computer, and
try using the mouse. If the new mouse works, the original mouse was faulty.
CHECK THE MOUSE SETTINGS —
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other
Hardware.
2 Click Mouse.
3 Try adjusting the settings.
R E I N S T A L L T H E M O U S E D R I V E R — See page 59.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 58.
Network Problems
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K C A B L E C O N N E C T O R — Ensure that the network
cable is connected as shown on page 21.
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CHECK THE NETWORK LIGHTS ON THE BACK OF THE COMPUTER —
No light indicates that there is no network communication. Try replacing the
network cable.
light
light
RE S T AR T T H E C O MP U T E R A ND T R Y T O L O G O N T O T H E N ET W O RK
AGAIN
C H E C K Y O U R N E T W O R K S E T T I N G S — Contact your network administrator
or the person who set up your network to verify that your network settings are
correct and that the network is functioning.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 58.
Power Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — Your computer may be in standby or
hibernate mode. For information on power conservation modes, see the Tell Me
How help file, or search for the keyword standby or hibernate in Windows® Help.
To access help files, see page 32.
I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S B L I N K I N G G R E E N — The computer is in standby
mode. Press a key on the keyboard or move the mouse to resume normal
operation.
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I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S O F F — The computer is either turned off or is not
receiving power.
• Ensure that the power cable is firmly inserted into both the power connector
on the back of 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.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device,
such as a lamp.
• Ensure that the voltage selection switch is set to match the AC power at your
location (see page 9).
• Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and power extension cables to
verify that the computer turns on.
• Swap the computer and monitor power cables to determine if the power cable
is defective.
• Ensure that the microprocessor power cable is securely connected to the
system board (see page 70).
• Ensure that the power supply cables are securely connected to the system
board (see page 70).
• Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see page 80).
• Remove and then reinstall any cards (see page 71).
• Remove and then reinstall the video card, if applicable (see page 71).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see page 93).
E L I M I N A T E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Electrical appliances on the same circuit or
operating near the computer can cause interference. Other causes of interference
are:
• Power extension cables
• Keyboard and mouse extension cables
• Too many devices on a power strip
• Multiple power strips connected to the same electrical outlet
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Printer Problems
HINT: Dell does not
cover the printer’s
warranty. If you need
technical assistance for
your printer, call the
printer’s manufacturer.
See the printer
documentation for the
correct phone number.
C H E C K T H E P R I N T E R D O C U M E N T A T I O N — See the printer documentation
for setup and troubleshooting information.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S T U R N E D O N — See the printer
documentation for power button information.
VE R I F Y T H E P R I N T E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S —
• See the printer documentation for cable connection information.
• Ensure that the printer cables are securely connected to the printer and the
computer (see page 18).
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y W I N D O W S ® —
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4 Click View installed printers or fax printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
5 Click Properties, and then select the Ports tab. For a parallel printer, ensure
that the Print to the following port(s): setting is LPT1 (Printer Port). For a
USB printer, ensure that the Print to the following port(s): setting is USB.
R E I N S T A L L T H E P R I N T E R D R I V E R — See the printer documentation for
instructions.
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Scanner Problems
C H E C K T H E S C A N N E R D O C U M E N T A T I O N — See the scanner
documentation for setup and troubleshooting information.
U N L O C K T H E S C A N N E R — Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a
locking tab or button.
RE S T A R T T H E C O MP U T E R A ND T R Y T H E S C A NN ER A G AI N
HINT: Dell does not
cover the scanner’s
warranty. If you need
technical assistance for
your scanner, call the
scanner’s manufacturer.
See the scanner
documentation for the
correct phone number.
CHECK THE CABLE CONNECTIONS —
• If your scanner has a power cable, ensure that the power cable is firmly
connected to a working electrical outlet and that the scanner is turned on.
• Ensure that the scanner cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the
scanner.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E S C A N N E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y M I C R O S O F T ®
WINDOWS® —
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4 Click Scanners and Cameras.
If your scanner is listed, Windows recognizes the scanner.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R — See the scanner documentation for
instructions.
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Sound and Speaker Problems
No sound from speakers
HINT: The volume
control in some MP3
players overrides the
Windows® volume
setting. If you have been
listening to MP3 songs,
ensure that you did not
turn the player volume
down or off.
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — Ensure that the speakers
are connected as shown on the setup diagram supplied with the speakers.
ENSURE THAT THE SUBWOOFER AND THE SPEAKERS ARE TURNED
O N — See the setup diagram supplied with the speakers. If your speakers have
volume controls, adjust the volume, bass, or treble to eliminate distortion.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click or double-click the
speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is
turned up and that the sound is not muted.
DISCONNECT HEADPHONES FROM THE HEADPHONE CONNECTOR —
Sound from the speakers is automatically disabled when headphones are
connected to the computer’s front-panel headphone connector.
E N A B L E D I G I T A L M O D E — Your speakers do not work if the CD or DVD
drive is not operating in digital mode. To enable digital mode:
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Sounds, Speech,
and Audio Devices.
2 Click Sounds and Audio Devices.
3 Click the Hardware tab.
4 Double-click the name of your CD drive.
5 Click the Properties tab.
6 Check the Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device box.
You may also need to change the playback mode in Windows Media Player:
1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs, and then point to Windows
Media Player.
2 Click Tools.
3 Click Options.
4 Click the Devices tab.
5 Double-click the name of your CD or DVD drive, and then select Digital as
playback mode.
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TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent
lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference.
R U N T H E S P E A K E R D I A G N O S T I C S — Some speaker systems have selfdiagnostics. See the speaker documentation for diagnostics instructions.
R E I N S T A L L T H E A U D I O ( S O U N D ) D R I V E R — See page 59.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 58.
No sound from headphones
C H E C K T H E H E A D P H O N E C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the
headphone cable is securely inserted into the headphone connector (see
page 64).
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click or double-click the
speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is
turned up and that the sound is not muted.
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D I S A B L E D I G I T A L M O D E — Your headphones do not work if the CD drive is
operating in digital mode. To disable digital mode:
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Sounds, Speech,
and Audio Devices.
2 Click Sounds and Audio Devices.
3 Click the Hardware tab.
4 Double-click the name of your CD drive.
5 Click the Properties tab.
6 Uncheck the Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device box.
You may also need to change the playback mode in Windows Media Player:
1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs, and then point to Windows
Media Player.
2 Click Tools.
3 Click Options.
4 Click the Devices tab.
5 Double-click the name of your CD or DVD drive, and then select Analog as
playback mode.
Video and Monitor Problems
If the screen is blank
HINT: See the monitor
documentation for
troubleshooting
procedures.
C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R P O W E R L I G H T — If the power light is off, firmly
press the button to ensure that the monitor is turned on. If the power light is lit
or blinking, the monitor has power. If the power light is blinking, press a key on
the keyboard or move the mouse.
C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Check the connector for
bent or broken pins. (It is normal for monitor cable connectors to have missing
pins.) Ensure that the video cable is connected as shown on the setup diagram for
your computer.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
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S W A P T H E P O W E R C A B L E S — Swap the computer and monitor power
cables to determine if the power cable is defective.
TE S T T H E V I D E O E X T E N S I O N C A B L E ( I F U S E D ) — If you are using a
video extension cable and removing the cable solves the problem, the cable is
defective.
TE S T A N O T H E R M O N I T O R — If another monitor is available, connect it to
the computer.
If the screen is difficult to read
C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R S E T T I N G S — See the monitor documentation for
instructions on adjusting the contrast and brightness, demagnetizing
(degaussing) the monitor, and running the monitor self-test.
M O V E T H E S U B W O O F E R A W A Y F R O M T H E M O N I T O R — If your speaker
system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft)
away from the monitor.
MOVE THE MONITOR AWAY FROM EXTERNAL POWER SOURCES —
Fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, and other electrical devices can cause the
screen image to appear "shaky." Turn off nearby devices to check for interference.
R O T A T E T H E M O N I T O R T O F A C E A D I F F E R E N T D I R E C T I O N — Eliminate
sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality.
ADJUST THE WINDOWS® DISPLAY SETTINGS —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Appearance and Themes.
3 Click Display, and then click the Settings tab.
4 Try different settings for Screen resolution and Color quality.
R E S T O R E T H E R E C O M M E N D E D S E T T I N G S — Restore the original
resolution and refresh rate settings. See the Tell Me How help file for instructions.
To access help files, see page 32.
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SECTION 3
Advanced
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
Using System Restore
Drivers
Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
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Using System Restore
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides System Restore
to allow 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. See
Windows Help for information on using System Restore. To access
Windows Help, see page 32.
NOTICE: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not
monitor your data files or recover them.
Creating a Restore Point
1
Click the Start button.
2
Click Help and Support.
3
Click System Restore.
4
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
If problems occur after installing a device driver, first try using Device
Driver Rollback (see page 57). If that is unsuccessful, then use System
Restore.
NOTICE: Before restoring the computer to an earlier operating state, save
and close all open files and close all open programs. Do not alter, open, or
delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System
Tools, and then click System Restore.
2
Ensure that Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected, and
then click Next.
3
Click a calendar date to which you want to restore your computer.
The Select a Restore Point screen provides a calendar that allows you
to see and select restore points. All calendar dates with available
restore points appear in bold.
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Select a restore point, and then click Next.
If a calendar date has only one restore point, then that restore point is
automatically selected. If two or more restore points are available, click
the restore point that you prefer.
5
Click Next.
The Restoration Complete screen appears after System Restore
finishes collecting data, and then the computer automatically restarts.
6
After the computer restarts, click OK.
To change the restore point, you can either repeat the steps using a
different restore point, or you can undo the restoration.
Undoing the Last System Restore
NOTICE: Before undoing the last system restore, save and close all open files
and close all open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs
until the system restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→
Accessories→ System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2
Select Undo my last restoration and click Next.
3
Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears, and then the computer
automatically restarts.
4
After the computer restarts, click OK.
Enabling System Restore
If you reinstall Windows XP with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space
available, System Restore is automatically disabled. To see if System Restore
is enabled:
1
Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance.
3
Click System.
4
Click the System Restore tab.
5
Make sure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked.
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Drivers
What Is a Driver?
A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse, or
keyboard. All devices require a driver program.
A driver acts like a translator between the device and the programs that use
the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only
its driver recognizes.
Many drivers such as the keyboard driver come with your Microsoft®
Windows® operating system. You may need to install drivers if:
•
You upgrade your operating system.
•
You reinstall your operating system.
•
You connect or install a new device.
If you experience a problem with any device, perform the steps in the
following sections to identify whether the driver is the source of your
problem and to update the driver, if necessary.
Identifying Drivers
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
In the Control Panel window, under Pick a Category, click
Performance and Maintenance.
3
In the Performance and Maintenance window, click System.
4
In the System Properties screen, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
In the Device Manager window, scroll down the list to see if any device
has an exclamation point (a yellow circle with a [!]) on the device icon.
If an exclamation point is next to the device name, you may need to
reinstall the driver or install a new driver.
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Reinstalling drivers
NOTICE: The Dell Support website and your Dell Dimension ResourceCD
provide approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained
from other sources, your computer might not work correctly.
Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver,
use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the
previously installed version.
To use Device Driver Rollback:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
In the Control Panel window, under Pick a Category, click
Performance and Maintenance.
3
In the Performance and Maintenance window, click System.
4
In the System Properties screen, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
In the Device Manager window, right-click the device for which the
new driver was installed, and then click Properties.
7
Click the Drivers tab.
8
Click Roll Back Driver.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System
Restore (see page 54) to return your operating system to the operating state
it was in before you installed the new driver.
Using the Dell Dimension ResourceCD
If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore (see page 54) does not
resolve the problem, then reinstall the driver from the Dell Dimension
ResourceCD:
1
With the Windows desktop displayed, insert the ResourceCD into the
CD or DVD drive.
If this is your first time to use the ResourceCD, go to step 2. If not, go
to step 5.
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HINT: The ResourceCD
displays drivers only for
hardware that came on
your computer. If you
installed additional
hardware, those drivers
might not be displayed by
the ResourceCD. If those
drivers are not displayed,
exit the ResourceCD
program. For drivers
information, see the
documentation that came
with that product.
2
When the ResourceCD installation program starts, follow the prompts
on the screen.
3
When the InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears, remove
the ResourceCD and click Finish to restart the computer.
4
When you see the Windows desktop, reinsert the ResourceCD into
the CD or DVD drive.
5
At the Welcome Dell System Owner screen, click Next.
A message stating that the ResourceCD is detecting hardware in your
computer appears.
The drivers that are used by your computer are automatically displayed
in the My Drivers—The ResourceCD has identified these
components in your system window.
6
Click the driver that you want to reinstall and follow the instructions
on the screen.
If a particular driver is not listed, then that driver is not required by your
operating system.
Resolving Software and Hardware
Incompatibilities
Microsoft® Windows® XP IRQ conflicts occur if a device either is not
detected during the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly
configured.
To check for conflicts on a computer running Windows XP:
1
Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3
Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
4
In the Device Manager list, check for conflicts with the other devices.
Conflicts are indicated by a yellow exclamation point (!) beside the
conflicting device or a red X if the device has been disabled.
5
Double-click any conflicting device listed to bring up the Properties
window to determine what needs to be reconfigured or removed from
the Device Manager.
Resolve these conflicts before checking specific devices.
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Double-click the malfunctioning device type in the Device Manager
list.
7
Double-click the icon for the specific device in the expanded list.
The Properties window appears.
8
Resolve any IRQ conflicts, as described in step 5.
If an IRQ conflict exists, the Device status area in the Properties
window reports the cards or devices that share the device's IRQ.
To use the Windows XP Hardware Troubleshooter:
1
Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2
Type hardware troubleshooter in the Search field, and then click
the arrow to start the search.
3
Click Hardware Troubleshooter in the Search Results list.
4
In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, click I need to resolve a hardware
conflict on my computer, and then click Next.
Reinstalling Windows® XP
Before You Reinstall
If you are reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a
problem with a newly installed driver, use Windows XP Device Driver
Rollback (see page 57) to replace the device driver with the previously
installed version.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System
Restore (see page 54) to return your operating system to the operating state
it was in before you installed the new device driver.
Reinstalling Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP, follow the instructions in the following sections in
the order in which they are listed.
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After the
reinstallation is complete, you will need to reinstall the device drivers, virus
protection program, and other software.
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NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows
XP. The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on
your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless instructed to
do so by a Dell technical support representative.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection
software installed on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP. See the
documentation that came with the software for instructions.
Preparing to Boot From the Operating System CD
1
Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.
2
Exit any program or utility that might run after you insert the CD.
3
Shut down (see page 27) and restart the computer.
4
Press <F12> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears.
If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows
desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.
5
Use the arrow keys to select CD-ROM, and then press <Enter>.
6
Press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD message
appears on the screen.
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1
When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press <Enter> to
select To set up Windows now.
2
Read the information in the Microsoft Windows Licensing
Agreement screen, and then press <F8> on your keyboard to accept
the license agreement.
3
If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to
recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair
option, and then remove the CD from the drive.
4
If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to
select the fresh copy option.
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Press <Enter> to select the highlighted partition (recommended),
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system
begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer
automatically restarts multiple times.
Completing the GUI Setup
When the computer restarts, you will see the following message: Press
any key to boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this message
appears.
1
When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the
settings for your location, and then click Next.
2
Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your
Software screen, and then click Next.
3
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, at the What's your
computer's name window, enter a name for your computer (or accept
the name provided), and then click Next.
HINT: The time required
to complete the setup
depends on the size of the
hard drive and the speed
of your computer. You can
step away from the
computer at this time if
you need to do so.
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, at the Computer
Name and Administrator Password window, enter a name for your
computer (or accept the one provided) and a password, and then click
Next.
If your computer has a modem installed, the Modem Dialing
Information screen appears.
4
Enter the requested information and click Next.
5
Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings
window and click Next.
6
If your computer has a network adapter, click Typical in the Networking
Settings screen and click Next.
If your computer does not have a network adapter, you do not see this
option.
7
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, you may be prompted
to provide further network information regarding your network
configuration, such as the domain name or workgroup name. If you are
unsure of your settings, accept the default selections.
Windows XP installs the operating system components and configures
the computer. The computer automatically restarts.
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Completing the Operating System Setup
When the computer restarts, you will see the following message: Press
any key to boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this message
appears.
1
When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.
2
When the How will this computer connect to the
Internet? message appears, click Skip.
3
When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, click No,
not at this time, and then click Next.
4
When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter
up to five users.
5
Click Next.
6
Click Finish to complete the setup, and remove the CD from the
drive.
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1
Reinstall the appropriate drivers (see page 57).
2
Reinstall your virus protection software. See the documentation that
came with the software for instructions.
3
Reinstall your other software programs. See the documentation that
came with the software for instructions.
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A d d i n g Pa r t s
Front and Back View of the Computer
Removing the Computer Cover
Looking Inside Your Computer
Adding Cards
Adding a Second CD or DVD Drive
Adding Memory
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Front and Back View of the Computer
Front View
1
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11
2
10
3
9
4
8
7
6
5
1
CD or DVD drive
activity light
2
CD or DVD eject button Press this button to eject your CD from the CD or DVD drive.
3
floppy drive eject button Press this button to eject a disk from the floppy drive.
4
hard drive light
The hard drive light is on when the computer reads data from or writes data to
your hard drive.
5
headphone connector
Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most speakers for
listening to all sounds in your computer, including your CD or DVD player and
system sounds such as beeps.
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The drive activity light is on when the computer reads data from the CD or DVD
drive.
6
USB 2.0 connectors (2)
For quick connections, Dell recommends using the front USB connectors for USB
devices such as digital cameras, gaming controllers, and scanners. Use the backpanel USB connectors for USB mouse and keyboard connections.
7
power button
Press the power button to turn on the computer.
NOTICE: To turn off your computer, perform a Windows® shutdown
instead of pressing the power button. Otherwise, you may lose data.
8
power light
The power light is solid green for the computer’s power-on state and blinking
green for its standby state.
9
floppy drive light
The floppy drive light is on when the computer reads data from or writes data to
the floppy drive.
10
CD or DVD volume
control dial
Move the dial to adjust the volume of your audio CD or DVD disc.
11
CD or DVD headphone
connector
Use the headphone connector to attach headphones to the CD or DVD drive.
Your headphones won’t work if the drive is operating in digital mode. To disable
digital mode:
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Sounds, Speech,
and Audio Devices.
2 Click Sounds and Audio Devices.
3 Click the Hardware tab.
4 Double-click the name of your CD or DVD drive.
5 Click the Properties tab.
6 Uncheck the Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device box.
12
service tag
HINT: Express Service may not be available in some countries.
This label lists your computer's service tag and your Express Service Code (if
applicable). If you call Dell technical support, use your Express Service Code to
route the call directly to the correct support personnel. The Dell technical support
staff will ask for your service tag.
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Back View
12
11
10
9
8
1
7
6
5
2
4
3
1
mouse connector
Plug your computer’s PS/2 mouse into the green mouse connector. Turn off the
computer and any attached devices before you connect a mouse to the computer.
2
serial connector
Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial port.
3
card slots
Use these slots for PCI cards, such as a modem or a network adapter.
4
USB 2.0 connectors (4)
Connect USB devices such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, joystick, and computer
speakers into any of the USB connectors.
5
microphone connector
Use the pink microphone connector to attach a personal computer microphone
for voice or musical input to a sound or telephony program.
6
line-in connector
Use the blue line-in connector to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette
player, CD player, or VCR.
7
line-out connector
Use the green line-out connector to attach headphones and most speakers with
integrated amplifiers.
8
video connector
Plug the cable from your monitor into the blue connector.
9
parallel connector
Connect a parallel device, such as a printer, to the parallel connector. If you have a
USB printer, plug it into a USB connector.
10
keyboard connector
Plug your computer’s PS/2 keyboard into the purple keyboard connector. Turn off
the computer and any attached devices before you connect a keyboard to the
computer.
11
voltage selection switch
See safety instructions on page 9 for more information.
12
power connector
Connect the power cable.
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Removing the Computer Cover
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
1
Shut down the computer (see page 27).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
4
Loosen the thumbscrew.
5
Push down on the cover button.
6
Grip the indent in the middle of the computer cover, and slide the
computer cover towards the back of the computer.
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thumbscrew
cover button
7
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Place the computer cover on a level surface.
computer cover
Looking Inside Your Computer
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the computer
cover.
CD drive
floppy drive
hard drive
power supply
system board
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System Board
CD drive
connector
hard drive
connector
floppy drive
connector
control panel
connector
battery socket
main power
connector
CMOS jumper
front-panel I/O
connector
memory module
connectors
password
jumper
PCI card
slots (4)
fan connector
microprocessor
connector
12-V power
connector
CD audio
connector
back of computer
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Adding Cards
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the computer
cover.
The computer’s card connectors allow you to install different types of
devices, such as modems and network adapters.
1
Shut down the computer (see page 27).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall
outlet, and then press the power button to ground the system board.
3
Remove the computer cover (see page 67).
4
Lay the computer on its side so that the system board is on the bottom
of the inside of the computer.
5
Unscrew and remove the filler bracket for the card slot you want to use.
filler bracket
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CAUTION: Some network adapters automatically start the
computer when they are connected to a network. To guard against
electrical shock, be sure to unplug your computer from its
electrical outlet before installing any cards.
6
Align the cutout on the bottom of the card with the crossbar in the
system board connector. Gently rock the card into the connector until
it is fully seated.
card
card cutout
card connector
on system board
crossbar
Ensure that the card is fully seated and that its bracket is within the
card slot.
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fully seated
not fully seated
bracket within slot
bracket caught
outside of slot
7
Secure the filler bracket onto the end of the card with the screw you
removed in step 5.
8
Connect any cables required for the card as described in the card
documentation.
NOTICE: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed
over the cards can cause damage to the equipment.
9
Replace the computer cover (see page 82).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
10
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
11
Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card
documentation.
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Adding a Second CD or DVD Drive
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
HINT: Drives sold by Dell
come with their own
operating software and
documentation. After you
install a drive, see the
documentation that came
with the drive for
instructions on installing
and using the drive
software.
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1
Shut down the computer (see page 27).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
4
Remove the computer cover (see page 67).
5
Release and remove the front panel:
a
Push the release lever to release the top tab.
b
Reach inside the computer and push the bottom tab towards you
to release it (the middle tab releases automatically).
c
Rotate the front panel to separate it from the side hinges.
side hinges (3)
front panel
top tab
release lever
middle tab
bottom tab
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Pull the two front-panel tabs towards you, and then push out the frontpanel insert.
insert
tabs (2)
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7
Reach inside the computer and push the metal plate towards you so
that it snaps off of the computer or insert a small screwdriver inside
one of the holes on the front of the metal plate and pry it towards you
until it snaps off.
drive
metal plate
8
Ensure that the jumper setting on the new drive is set for "cable select"
(see the documentation that came with the drive for information).
9
Remove two of the extra alignment screws from the front of the
computer and insert them into the drive.
drive
alignment screws (2)
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HINT: Some computers
come with only two extra
alignment screws; others
come with four. You only
need two alignment
screws for this procedure.
10
Gently slide the drive into place.
drive
securing
screw
extra alignment
screws (2 or 4)
alignment screws (2)
11
Once the drive is in place, apply pressure to ensure the drive is fully
seated.
12
Use the securing screw that came with the drive to attach the drive to
the computer.
CAUTION: Match the colored strip on the cable with pin 1 on the
drive (pin 1 is marked as "1").
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13
Connect the power cable to the system board.
14
Locate the data cable from the CD or DVD drive in the upper drive
bay and connect its middle data connector to the new drive.
15
Check all cable connections, and then fold the cables out of the way to
provide airflow for the fan and cooling vents.
16
Reattach the front panel to the side hinges, and then rotate the panel
until it snaps onto the front of the computer.
side hinges (3)
front panel
17
Replace the computer cover (see page 82).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
18
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then
turn them on.
19
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on
installing any software required for drive operation.
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Adding Memory
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the computer
cover.
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on
the system board. For information on the type of memory supported by your
computer, see "Memory" on page 85.
HINT: Memory
purchased from Dell is
covered under your
computer warranty.
1
Shut down the computer (see page 27).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
4
Remove the computer cover (see page 67).
5
Lay the computer on its side so that the system board is on the bottom
of the inside of the computer.
6
If necessary, remove a memory module:
a
Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module
connector.
b
Grasp the module and pull up.
If the module is difficult to remove, gently ease the module back
and forth to remove it from the connector.
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To insert a module, press out the securing clip at each end of the
memory module connector.
memory module connectors
securing clips (2)
notches (2)
memory module
crossbars (2)
connector
cutouts (2)
step 7
step 8
step 9
8
Align the notches on the bottom of the module with the crossbars in
the connector.
NOTICE: To avoid breaking the memory module, do not press near the middle
of the module.
9
Insert the module straight down into the connector, ensuring that it
fits into the vertical guides at each end of the connector. Press firmly
on the ends of the module until it snaps into place.
If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the
cutouts at each end of the module.
10
Replace the computer cover (see page 82).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
11
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
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Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click
Properties.
13
Click the General tab.
14
To verify that the memory is installed correctly, check the amount of
memory (RAM) listed.
Replacing the Computer Cover
1
Ensure that all cables are connected, and fold cables out of the way.
Make sure cables are not routed over the drive cage—they will prevent
the cover from closing properly.
2
Ensure that no tools or extra parts are left inside the computer.
3
Place the computer cover on the computer.
4
Slide the computer cover towards the front of the computer until it fits
completely into place.
5
Tighten the computer cover thumbscrew.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
6
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Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then
turn them on.
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Appendix
Specifications
Standard Settings
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
Replacing the Battery
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Contacting Dell
Regulatory Notices
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
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Specifications
Microprocessor
Microprocessor type
Intel® Pentium® or Celeron®
L1 cache
8 KB first-level (Pentium 4); 32 KB (16-KB
data cache; 16-KB instruction cache)
(Celeron).
L2 cache
256- or 512-KB (displayed in the system setup
program) pipelined-burst, eight-way set
associative, write-back SRAM (Pentium 4);
128-KB SRAM that resides in the processor’s
core. The L2 cache runs at the processor’s
internal clock speed (Celeron).
System Information
System chip set
Intel 845GL
DMA channels
seven
Interrupt levels
24 APIC mode
System BIOS chip
2 Mb (256 KB)
System clock
400-MHz data rate
Expansion Bus
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Bus types
PCI
Bus speed
PCI: 33 MHz
PCI connectors
four
PCI connector size
120 pins
PCI connector data width
(maximum)
32 bits
Memory
Architecture
SDRAM
Memory connectors
two
Memory capacities
128-, 256-, or 512-MB
Minimum memory
128 MB
Maximum memory
1 GB
Memory type
PC133 SDRAM (non-ECC)
Drives
Externally accessible
two 5.25-inch bays
one 3.5-inch bay
Internally accessible
one bay for 1-inch–high IDE hard drive
Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Keyboard
6-pin mini-DIN connector
Mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two front-panel and four back-panel USB
2.0–compliant connectors
Audio
three back miniature connectors for line-in,
line-out, and microphone; one front
miniature connector for line-out
Internally accessible:
Primary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Secondary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Floppy drive
34-pin connector
Video
Video controller
Intel integrated AGP graphics*
*Integrated AGP graphics uses a maximum of 32 MB of main memory.
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Audio
Audio controller
Integrated AC97
Controls and Lights
Power control
push button
Front-panel power light
solid green for power-on state; blinking green
for standby state
Hard-drive access light
green
Power
DC power supply:
Wattage
200 W
Heat dissipation
682 BTU (fully-loaded computer without
monitor)
Voltage (see page 7 for important
voltage setting information)
100 to 120 V at 60 Hz; 200 to 240 V at 50 Hz
Backup battery
3-V CR2032 coin cell
Physical
Height x Width x Depth
36.8 x 18.4 x 42.6 cm
(14.5 x 7.25 x 16.75 inches)
Weight
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10.4 kg (23 lb)
Environmental
Temperature:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–20° to 70°C (–4° to 158°F)
Relative humidity
20% to 80% (noncondensing)
Maximum vibration:
Operating
0.25 G at 10 to 500 Hz at 1/2 octave/min
Storage
1.48 G at 10 to 500 Hz, vibration with the
computer
Maximum shock:
Nonoperating (half-sine pulse)
105 G, 2 ms
Nonoperating (faired-square
wave)
32 G with a velocity change of 596.9 cm/sec
(235 inches/sec)
Standard Settings
The system setup program contains the standard settings for your
computer.
NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user, don’t change the settings
for this program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.
See the following figure for an example of the Main program screen.
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Viewing Settings
1
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2
When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.
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.
System Setup Program Screens
The system setup screens are organized into the following sections:
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The menu bar at the top provides access to the main program screens:
–
Main provides settings for the basic computer configuration.
–
Advanced provides detailed settings for some computer features.
•
–
Security provides indications and settings for user and setup
passwords.
–
Power provides settings for system power management features.
–
Boot provides information about how the computer starts.
–
Exit provides selections for saving and loading the program
settings.
The left side lists configuration options and their settings for the
hardware installed in your computer.
You can change settings enclosed in brackets, but not those that are
grayed out. Options identified by an arrowhead (>) provide access to
submenus.
•
The top-right side displays help information for a highlighted option.
•
The bottom-right side lists keys and their functions for the displayed
screen.
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
If you forget your supervisor or setup password, you cannot operate your
computer or change settings in the system setup program until you clear the
forgotten password(s).
1
Shut down the computer (see page 27).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the power cable from your computer, and then press the
power button to ground the system board.
4
Remove the computer cover (see page 67).
5
Locate the 2-pin password jumper (see page 70) on the system board,
and then remove the jumper.
When you receive your computer, the jumper is attached to only one
pin.
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6
Replace the computer cover (see page 82).
7
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
8
After the Microsoft Windows desktop appears on your computer, shut
down the computer (see page 27).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
9
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
10
Disconnect the power cable from your computer, and then press the
power button to ground the system board.
11
Remove the computer cover (see page 67).
12
Replace the password jumper.
Attach the jumper to only one pin so that you do not lose it.
13
Replace the computer cover (see page 82).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
14
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
15
If you are prompted to press <F1> to continue, press <F1>.
Replacing the Battery
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 7.
A coin-cell battery maintains computer configuration, date, and time
information. The battery can last several years.
If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning on
the computer, replace the battery.
CAUTION: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed.
Replace the 3-V CR2032 battery only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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1
Record all the screens in the system setup program (see page 87) so
that you can restore the correct settings when your perform step 7.
2
Open the computer cover (see page 67).
3
Locate the battery socket BATTERY (see page 70).
4
Remove the battery by carefully prying it out of its socket with your
fingers or with a blunt, nonconducting object such as a plastic
screwdriver.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the system board while you pry the battery
loose, be sure to insert the plastic screwdriver between the battery and the
socket (not the system board).
battery
battery socket
(BATTERY)
5
Insert the new battery into the socket with the side labeled "+" facing
up and snap the battery into place.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
6
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
7
Access the system setup program (see page 87) and restore the settings
you recorded in step 1.
8
Properly dispose of the old battery (see page 12).
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Dell Technical Support Policy
(U.S. Only)
Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and
participation of the customer in the troubleshooting process and provides
for restoration of the operating system, application software, and hardware
drivers to the original default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as
the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dellinstalled hardware. In addition to this technician-assisted technical support,
online technical support is available at support.dell.com. Additional
technical support options may be available for purchase.
Dell provides limited technical support for the computer and any "Dellinstalled" software and peripherals1. Support for third-party software and
peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer, including those
purchased and/or installed through Dell Software and Peripherals,
Readyware, and Custom Factory Integration2.
1
Repair services are provided pursuant to the terms and conditions of your limited
warranty and any optional support service contract purchased with the
computer.
2
All Dell-standard components included in a Custom Factory Integration (CFI)
project are covered by the standard Dell limited warranty for your computer.
However, Dell also extends a parts replacement program to cover all nonstandard, third-party hardware components integrated through CFI for the duration
of the computer’s service contract.
Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals
Dell-installed software includes the operating system and some of the
application software that is preinstalled on the computer during the
manufacturing process (Microsoft Office, Norton Antivirus, and so on).
Dell-installed peripherals include any internal expansion cards, or Dellbranded module bay or PC Card accessories. In addition, any Dell-branded
monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, microphones for telephonic modems,
docking stations/port replicators, networking products, and all associated
cabling are included.
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Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals
Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or
application software sold by Dell not under the Dell brand (printers,
scanners, cameras, games, and so on). Support for all third-party software
and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer of the product.
Contacting Dell
To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:
•
www.dell.com
•
support.dell.com (technical support)
•
premiersupport.dell.com (technical support for educational,
government, healthcare, and medium/large business customers,
including Premier, Platinum, and Gold customers)
HINT: Toll-free numbers
are for use within the
country for which they are
listed.
For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country
section in the table below.
When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone
numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance
in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international
operator.
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Anguilla
General Support
toll-free: 800-335-0031
Antigua and Barbuda
General Support
1-800-805-5924
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Website: www.dell.com.ar
International Access Code: 00
Tech Support and Customer Care
Country Code: 54
Sales
City Code: 11
Tech Support Fax
Customer Care Fax
Aruba
General Support
toll-free: 0-800-444-0733
0-810-444-3355
11 4515 7139
11 4515 7138
toll-free: 800-1578
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Australia (Sydney)
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
International Access Code: 0011 E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
Country Code: 61
Home and Small Business
1-300-65-55-33
City Code: 2
Government and Business
toll-free: 1-800-633-559
Preferred Accounts Division (PAD)
toll-free: 1-800-060-889
Customer Care
toll-free: 1-800-819-339
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-385
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-312
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-818-341
Austria (Vienna)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 900
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Country Code: 43
Home/Small Business Sales
01 795 67602
City Code: 1
Home/Small Business Fax
01 795 67605
Home/Small Business Customer Care
01 795 67603
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care
Home/Small Business Technical Support
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support
Switchboard
0660 8056
01 795 67604
0660 8779
01 491 04 0
Bahamas
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6818
Barbados
General Support
1-800-534-3066
Belgium (Brussels)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 32
E-mail for French Speaking Customers:
support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 2
Technical Support
02 481 92 88
Customer Care
02 481 91 19
Home/Small Business Sales
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toll-free: 0800 16884
Corporate Sales
02 481 91 00
Fax
02 481 92 99
Switchboard
02 481 91 00
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Bermuda
General Support
1-800-342-0671
Bolivia
General Support
toll-free: 800-10-0238
Brazil
Website: www.dell.com/br
International Access Code: 00
Customer Support, Technical Support
Country Code: 55
Tech Support Fax
51 481 5470
City Code: 51
Customer Care Fax
51 481 5480
Sales
0800 90 3355
0800 90 3390
British Virgin Islands
General Support
Brunei
Customer Technical Support (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4966
Country Code: 673
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
toll-free: 1-866-278-6820
604 633 4955
Canada (North York, Ontario)
Automated Order-Status System
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (automated technical support)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Customer Care (from outside Toronto)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5759
Customer Care (from within Toronto)
416 758-2400
Customer Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Sales (direct sales—from outside Toronto)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5752
Sales (direct sales—from within Toronto)
416 758-2200
Sales (federal government, education, and medical)
toll-free: 1-800-567-7542
Sales (major accounts)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5755
TechFax
toll-free: 1-800-950-1329
Cayman Islands
General Support
Chile (Santiago)
Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support
1-800-805-7541
toll-free: 1230-020-4823
Country Code: 56
City Code: 2
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
China (Xiamen)
Tech Support website: support.ap.dell.com/china
Country Code: 86
Tech Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com
City Code: 592
Tech Support Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
818 1350
Home and Small Business Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2437
Corporate Accounts Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2333
Customer Experience
toll-free: 800 858 2060
Home and Small Business
toll-free: 800 858 2222
Preferred Accounts Division
toll-free: 800 858 2062
Large Corporate Accounts GCP
toll-free: 800 858 2055
Large Corporate Accounts Key Accounts
toll-free: 800 858 2628
Large Corporate Accounts North
toll-free: 800 858 2999
Large Corporate Accounts North Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2955
Large Corporate Accounts East
toll-free: 800 858 2020
Large Corporate Accounts East Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2669
Large Corporate Accounts Queue Team
toll-free: 800 858 2572
Large Corporate Accounts South
toll-free: 800 858 2355
Large Corporate Accounts West
toll-free: 800 858 2811
Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts
toll-free: 800 858 2621
Colombia
General Support
980-9-15-3978
Costa Rica
General Support
0800-012-0435
Czech Republic (Prague)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Country Code: 420
Technical Support
City Code: 2
Customer Care
02 22 83 27 11
Fax
02 22 83 27 14
TechFax
02 22 83 27 28
Switchboard
02 22 83 27 11
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02 22 83 27 27
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
den_nbk_support@dell.com
Country Code: 45
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
den_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
7023 0182
Customer Care (Relational)
7023 0184
Home/Small Business Customer Care
3287 5505
Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1200
Fax Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5000
Fax Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5001
Dominica
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6821
Dominican Republic
General Support
1-800-148-0530
Ecuador
General Support
toll-free: 999-119
El Salvador
General Support
01-899-753-0777
Finland (Helsinki)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 990
E-mail: fin_support@dell.com
Country Code: 358
E-mail Support (servers):
Nordic_support@dell.com
City Code: 9
Technical Support
09 253 313 60
Technical Support Fax
09 253 313 81
Relational Customer Care
09 253 313 38
Home/Small Business Customer Care
09 693 791 94
Fax
09 253 313 99
Switchboard
09 253 313 00
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
France (Paris) (Montpellier)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/
Country Code: 33
Home and Small Business
City Codes: (1) (4)
Technical Support
0825 387 270
Customer Care
0825 823 833
Switchboard
0825 004 700
Switchboard (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 00
Sales
0825 004 700
Fax
0825 004 701
Fax (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 01
Corporate
Technical Support
0825 004 719
Customer Care
0825 338 339
Switchboard
01 55 94 71 00
Sales
01 55 94 71 00
Fax
01 55 94 71 01
Germany (Langen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Country Code: 49
Technical Support
City Code: 6103
Home/Small Business Customer Care
06103 766-7200
0180-5-224400
Global Segment Customer Care
06103 766-9570
Preferred Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9420
Large Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9560
Public Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9555
Switchboard
06103 766-7000
Grenada
General Support
Guatemala
General Support
1-800-999-0136
Guyana
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
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toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Hong Kong
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
296 93188
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and
Dell Precision™)
296 93191
Country Code: 852
India
Customer Service (non-technical, post-sales issues)
800 93 8291
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 96 4109
Large Corporate Accounts HK
toll-free: 800 96 4108
Large Corporate Accounts GCP HK
toll-free: 800 90 3708
Technical Support
1600 33 8045
Sales
1600 33 8044
Ireland (Cherrywood)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 16
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Country Code: 353
Ireland Technical Support
City Code: 1
U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only)
Home User Customer Care
Small Business Customer Care
U.K. Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
1850 543 543
0870 908 0800
01 204 4095
01 204 4444
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
01 204 4003
Ireland Sales
01 204 4444
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only)
0870 907 4000
SalesFax
01 204 0144
Fax
01 204 5960
Switchboard
01 204 4444
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Italy (Milan)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/
Country Code: 39
Home and Small Business
City Code: 02
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 696 821 14
Fax
02 696 821 13
Switchboard
02 696 821 12
Corporate
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 577 825 55
Fax
02 575 035 30
Switchboard
Jamaica
100
General Support (dial from within Jamaica only)
Appendix
02 577 821
1-800-682-3639
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Japan (Kawasaki)
Website: support.jp.dell.com
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (servers)
Country Code: 81
Technical Support outside of Japan (servers)
City Code: 44
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and
Inspiron)
Technical Support (Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™,
and Latitude™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision,
OptiPlex, and Latitude)
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
toll-free: 0120-1984-98
81-44-556-4162
toll-free: 0120-1982-26
81-44-520-1435
toll-free: 0120-1984-33
81-44-556-3894
24-Hour Automated Order Service
044 556-3801
Customer Care
044 556-4240
Business Sales Division (up to 400 employees)
044 556-1465
Preferred Accounts Division Sales (over 400
employees)
044 556-3433
Large Corporate Accounts Sales (over 3500
employees)
044 556-3430
Public Sales (government agencies, educational
institutions, and medical institutions)
044 556-1469
Global Segment Japan
044 556-3469
Individual User
044 556-1760
Faxbox Service
044 556-3490
Switchboard
044 556-4300
Korea (Seoul)
Technical Support
toll-free: 080-200-3800
International Access Code: 001
Sales
toll-free: 080-200-3600
Country Code: 82
Customer Service (Seoul, Korea)
toll-free: 080-200-3800
City Code: 2
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Fax
2194-6202
Switchboard
2194-6000
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Latin America
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Customer Technical Support (Austin, Texas,
U.S.A.)
512 728-4093
Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3619
Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service)
(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3883
Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4397
SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4600
or 512 728-3772
Luxembourg
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 352
Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium)
Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 88
toll-free: 080016884
Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 19
Fax (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 99
Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Macao
Technical Support
Country Code: 853
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0800 582
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0800 581
Malaysia (Penang)
Technical Support
toll-free: 1 800 888 298
International Access Code: 00
Customer Service
04 633 4949
Country Code: 60
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 202
City Code: 4
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 213
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Mexico
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Customer Technical Support
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 52
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Sales
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Customer Service
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Main
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Montserrat
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6822
Netherlands Antilles
General Support
001-800-882-1519
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/nl/nl/emaildell/
Country Code: 31
Technical Support
020 674 45 00
City Code: 20
Home/Small and Medium Business
020 674 55 00
Home/Small and Medium Business Fax
020 674 47 75
Home/Small and Medium Business Customer Care
020 674 42 00
Corporate
020 674 50 00
Corporate Fax
020 674 47 79
Corporate Customer Care
020 674 43 25
New Zealand
E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
Country Code: 64
Home and Small Business
Nicaragua
0800 446 255
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
0800 441 566
General Support
001-800-220-1006
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Norway (Lysaker)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
Country Code: 47
nor_nbk_support@dell.com
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
nor_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
671 16882
Relational Customer Care
671 17514
Home/Small Business Customer Care
23162298
Switchboard
671 16800
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Panama
General Support
001-800-507-0962
Peru
General Support
0800-50-669
Poland (Warsaw)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 011
E-mail: pl_support@dell.com
Country Code: 48
Customer Service Phone
57 95 700
City Code: 22
Customer Care
57 95 999
Sales
57 95 999
Customer Service Fax
57 95 806
Reception Desk Fax
57 95 998
Switchboard
57 95 999
Portugal
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support
Country Code: 35
Customer Care
Sales
800 834 077
800 300 415 or
800 834 075
800 300 410 or 800 300 411 or
800 300 412 or
121 422 07 10
Fax
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121 424 01 12
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Puerto Rico
General Support
1-800-805-7545
St. Kitts and Nevis
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-441-4731
St. Lucia
General Support
1-800-882-1521
St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Singapore (Singapore)
Technical Support
International Access Code: 005
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 65
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 054
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 053
toll-free: 800 6011 051
604 633 4949
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code:
E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com
09/091
Technical Support
011 709 7710
Country Code: 27
Customer Care
011 709 7707
City Code: 11
Sales
011 709 7700
Fax
011 706 0495
Switchboard
011 709 7700
Southeast Asian and Pacific
Countries
Customer Technical Support, Customer Service,
and Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4810
Spain (Madrid)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
Country Code: 34
Home and Small Business
City Code: 91
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 540
Sales
902 118 541
Switchboard
902 118 541
Fax
902 118 539
Corporate
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 546
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swe_support@dell.com
Country Code: 46
E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron:
Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com
City Code: 8
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support for OptiPlex: Swe_kats@dell.com
E-mail Support for Servers:
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
08 590 05 199
Relational Customer Care
08 590 05 642
Home/Small Business Customer Care
08 587 70 527
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support
Fax Technical Support
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
Switzerland (Geneva)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swisstech@dell.com
Country Code: 41
E-mail for French-speaking HSB and Corporate
Customers: support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 22
20 140 14 44
Technical Support (Home and Small Business)
0844 811 411
Technical Support (Corporate)
0844 822 844
Customer Care (Home and Small Business)
0848 802 202
Customer Care (Corporate)
0848 821 721
Fax
022 799 01 90
Switchboard
022 799 01 01
Taiwan
Technical Support (portable and deskop computers)
International Access Code: 002
Technical Support (servers)
toll-free: 0080 60 1256
Country Code: 886
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 228
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 227
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
or 0800 33 556
or 0800 33 555
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Thailand
Technical Support
International Access Code: 001
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 66
Sales
Trinidad/Tobago
General Support
1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos Islands
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
U.K. (Bracknell)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care website:
dell.co.uk/lca/customerservices
Country Code: 44
City Code: 1344
toll-free: 0880 060 07
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0880 060 09
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred
Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees])
0870 908 0500
Technical Support (direct/PAD and general)
0870 908 0800
Global Accounts Customer Care
01344 373 185
or 01344 373 186
Home and Small Business Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
0870 908 0500
Preferred Accounts (500–5000 employees)
Customer Care
01344 373 196
Central Government Customer Care
01344 373 193
Local Government & Education Customer Care
01344 373 199
Health Customer Care
01344 373 194
Home and Small Business Sales
0870 907 4000
Corporate/Public Sector Sales
Uruguay
General Support
01344 860 456
toll-free: 000-413-598-2521
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)
Automated Order-Status Service
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (portable and desktop computers)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Country Code: 1
Consumer (Home and Home Office)
Customer Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
toll-free: 1-800-624-9897
DellNet™ Service and Support
toll-free: 1-877-Dellnet
(1-877-335-5638)
Software Application Support
toll-free: 1-800-433-9005
Employee Purchase Program (EPP)
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
(Customer Service and Technical Support)
Financial Services website:
www.dellfinancialservices.com
Financial Services (lease/loans)
toll-free: 1-877-577-3355
Financial Services (Dell Preferred Accounts [DPA])
toll-free: 1-800-283-2210
Business (small businesses with <400 employees [excluding their employees];
medium/large businesses with >400 employees [including their employees])
Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-822-8965
Public (government, education, and healthcare)
Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-234-1490
Employee Purchase Program (EPP)
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
(Customer Service and Technical Support)
Dell Sales
toll-free: 1-800-289-3355
or toll-free: 1-800-879-3355
Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers)
toll-free: 1-888-798-7561
Software and Peripherals Sales
toll-free: 1-800-671-3355
Spare Parts Sales
toll-free: 1-800-357-3355
Extended Service and Warranty Sales
toll-free: 1-800-247-4618
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-727-8320
Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or
Speech-Impaired
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toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY
(1-877-335-5889)
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.S. Virgin Islands
General Support
1-877-673-3355
Venezuela
General Support
8001-3605
Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows:
1
Call Dell to obtain an authorization number, and write it clearly and
prominently on the outside of the box.
2
Include a copy of the invoice and a letter describing the reason for the
return.
3
Include any accessories that belong with the item(s) being returned
(power cables, CDs, guides, and so on) if the return is for credit.
4
Pack the equipment to be returned in the original (or equivalent)
packing materials.
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 packages are not accepted.
Returns that are missing any of the preceding requirements will be refused
at our receiving dock and returned to you.
Regulatory Notices
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is any signal or emission, radiated in
free space or conducted along power or signal leads, that endangers the
functioning of a radio navigation or other safety service or seriously
degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a licensed radio
communications service. Radio communications services include but are
not limited to AM/FM commercial broadcast, television, cellular services,
radar, air-traffic control, pager, and Personal Communication Services
(PCS). These licensed services, along with unintentional radiators such as
digital devices, including computer systems, contribute to the
electromagnetic environment.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of items of electronic
equipment to function properly together in the electronic environment.
While this computer system has been designed and determined to be
compliant with regulatory agency limits for EMI, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference with radio communications services, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient the receiving antenna.
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Relocate the computer with respect to the receiver.
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Move the computer away from the receiver.
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Plug the computer into a different outlet so that the computer and the
receiver are on different branch circuits.
If necessary, consult a Dell Technical Support representative or an
experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
For additional regulatory information, see the Tell Me How help file that
accompanied your computer. To access the help file, see page 32.
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
The following information is provided on the device(s) described in this
document in compliance with the requirements of the official Mexican
standards (NOM):
Exporter:
Dell Computer Corporation
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78682
512-338-4400
Importer:
Dell Computer de México,
S.A. de C.V.
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
Ship to:
Dell Computer de México,
S.A. de C.V. al Cuidado de Kuehne &
Nagel de México S. de R.I.
Avenida Soles No. 55
Col. Peñon de los Baños
15520 México, D.F.
Model number:
MTC2
Supply voltage:
115/230 VAC
Frequency:
60–50 Hz
Input current rating:
5.0/2.5 A
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day, one-year, two-year,
three-year, or four-year (U.S. only) limited warranty. To determine which warranty you purchased, see the Dell
invoice that accompanied your computer. The following sections describe the limited warranties for the U.S., the
Return Policy for the U.S., the limited warranties for Canada, and the manufacturer guarantee for Latin America
and the Caribbean.
Limited Warranty for the U.S.
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dellbranded hardware products, including Dell-branded monitors, keyboards, and pointing devices (mice).
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
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Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software
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Non-Dell-branded products and accessories
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Problems that result from:
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External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
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Servicing not authorized by us
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Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
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Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
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Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
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Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). DELL'S
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCITONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR
AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD
REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL
APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
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WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY OR FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LIABILTY FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR
LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE
SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors last only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we
repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of limited warranties, at its
discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers:
Technical Support
800 624 9896
Customer Service
800 624 9897
Individual Home Consumers who purchased through
an Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support and Customer Service
800 822 8965
Home and Small Business Commercial Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
800 456 3355
Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customers,
Healthcare Customers, and Value Added Resellers
(VARs):
Technical Support and Customer Service
800 822 8965
Government and Education Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
800 234 1490
Dell-Branded Memory
888 363 5150
What will Dell do?
During the first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: For the
first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dellbranded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not
able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
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When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return.
You must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure
the shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or
replacement products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in
the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. possessions). Otherwise, we will ship the product to you freight
collect.
If we determine that the product is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary, or personal information and removable
media such as diskettes, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary, or
personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years: For the remaining period of the limited warranty, we will replace any defective part
with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid
credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part
as long as you return the original part to us within thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do
not receive the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for
that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
possessions). Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We will also include a prepaid shipping container with
each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your on-site service contract is with Dell, on-site service will be provided to you under the terms of the on-site
service agreement. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that
contract for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought.
What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited
warranty is to work together. If, after those discussion, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most
expeditious way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY
(WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT, OR
FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE
CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach,
termination, or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this limited warranty
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(including, to the full extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties),
Dell's advertising, or any related purchase SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND
FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL
ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure then in effect (available via
the Internet at http://www.arb-forum.com/ or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The
arbitration will be limited solely to the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any
award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each of the parties, and may be
entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Information may be obtained
and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405. This
provision applies only to individual home consumers and consumers who purchased
through an employee purchase program. It does not apply to small, medium, large, and
global commercial customers or government, education, and healthcare customers.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to Dell's website:
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If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to
http://www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
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If you are a Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
http://www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
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If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Consumer who purchased
through an employee purchase program, go to
http://www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, please call your customer care representative or call 1-800-624-9897.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
We value our relationship with you and want to make sure that you're satisfied with your purchases. That's why we
offer a "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly
from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or
a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows:
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New Hardware Products and Accessories — All new hardware, accessories, parts, and unopened software
still in its sealed package, excluding the products listed below, may be returned within thirty days from the
invoice date. To return applications software or an operating system that has been installed by Dell, you
must return the entire computer. A different return policy applies to nondefective products purchased
through Dell's Software and Peripherals division by customers of our Small and Medium Business divisions.
Those products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date, but a fifteen percent (15%)
restocking fee will be deducted from any refund or credit. The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy and
Software and Peripherals division return policy are not available for Dell | EMC storage products, EMCbranded products, or enterprise software.
•
Reconditioned or Refurbished Dell-Branded Hardware Products and Parts — All reconditioned or
refurbished Dell-branded server and storage products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice
date. All other reconditioned or refurbished Dell-branded hardware products and parts may be returned
within fourteen days of the invoice date.
To return products, call Dell customer service to receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within the return
policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return Authorization
Number in order to return the product. See "Getting Help" or "Contacting Dell" in your computer's
documentation to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer assistance.
You must ship the products to Dell within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any
media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges,
and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
Limited Warranty for Canada
One-Year Limited Warranty (Canada Only)
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new
or equivalent to new in accordance with industry-standard practices. Dell warrants that the hardware products it
manufactures will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. The limited warranty term is one year
beginning on the date of invoice, as further described in the following text.
Damage due to shipping the products to you is covered under this limited warranty. Otherwise, this limited
warranty does not cover damage due to external causes, including accident, abuse, misuse, problems with electrical
power, servicing not authorized by Dell, usage not in accordance with product instructions, failure to perform
required preventive maintenance, and problems caused by use of parts and components not supplied by Dell.
This limited warranty does not cover any items that are in one or more of the following categories: software;
external devices (except as specifically noted); accessories or parts added to a Dell system after the system is
shipped from Dell; accessories or parts added to a Dell system through Dell’s system integration department;
accessories or parts that are not installed in the Dell factory; or Dell Software and Peripherals products. Monitors,
keyboards, and mice that are Dell-branded or that are included on Dell’s standard price list are covered under this
limited warranty; all other monitors, keyboards, and mice (including those sold through the Dell Software and
Peripherals program) are not covered.
Dell will repair or replace products covered under this limited warranty that are returned to Dell’s facility. To
request warranty service, you must contact Dell’s Customer Technical Support within the warranty period. See
"Contacting Dell" on page 93 to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer assistance. If
warranty service is required, Dell will issue a Return Material Authorization Number. You must ship the products
back to Dell in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept
the risk of loss or damage during shipment. Dell will ship the repaired or replacement products to you (freight
prepaid) if you use an address in Canada, where applicable. Shipments to other locations will be made freight
collect.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to Dell, back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). Remove any removable media, such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. Dell does not
accept liability for lost data or software.
Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell uses new and reconditioned parts made by various
manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and building replacement products. If Dell repairs or replaces a
product, its warranty term is not extended.
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DELL MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS BEYOND THOSE STATED IN THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT. DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. SOME STATES (OR JURISDICTIONS) DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DELL’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO
REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT. THESE
WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS,
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION).
DELL DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY STATEMENT OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITY FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE OR FOR LOST DATA OR SOFTWARE.
SOME STATES (OR JURISDICTIONS) DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
PRECEDING EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
These provisions apply to Dell’s one-year limited warranty only. For provisions of any service contract covering your
system, see your invoice or the separate service contract that you will receive.
If Dell elects to exchange a product or portion of a product, the exchange will be made in accordance with Dell’s
Exchange Policy in effect on the date of the exchange. In any instance in which Dell issues a Return Material
Authorization Number, Dell must receive the product(s) for repair prior to the expiration of the warranty period in
order for the repair(s) to be covered by the limited warranty.
Two-Year Limited Warranty (Canada Only)
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new
or equivalent to new in accordance with industry-standard practices. Dell warrants that the hardware products it
manufactures will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty term is two years beginning on
the date of invoice, as described in the following text.
Damage due to shipping the products to you is covered under this limited warranty. Otherwise, this limited
warranty does not cover damage due to external causes, including accident, abuse, misuse, problems with electrical
power, servicing not authorized by Dell, usage not in accordance with product instructions, failure to perform
required preventive maintenance, and problems caused by use of parts and components not supplied by Dell.
This limited warranty does not cover any items that are in one or more of the following categories: software;
external devices (except as specifically noted); accessories or parts added to a Dell system after the system is
shipped from Dell; accessories or parts added to a Dell system through Dell’s system integration department;
accessories or parts that are not installed in the Dell factory; or Dell Software and Peripherals products. Monitors,
keyboards, and mice that are Dell-branded or that are included on Dell’s standard price list are covered under this
limited warranty; all other monitors, keyboards, and mice (including those sold through the Dell Software and
Peripherals program) are not covered. Batteries for portable computers are covered only during the initial one-year
period of this limited warranty.
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Limited Warranty Coverage During Year One
During the one-year period beginning on the invoice date, Dell will repair or replace products covered under this
limited warranty that are returned to Dell's facility. To request warranty service, you must contact Dell’s Customer
Technical Support within the warranty period. See "Contacting Dell" on page 93 to find the appropriate contact
information for obtaining customer assistance. If warranty service is required, Dell will issue a Return Material
Authorization Number. You must ship the products back to Dell in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay
shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. Dell will ship the
repaired or replacement products to you freight prepaid if you use an address in Canada, where applicable.
Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to Dell, back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). Remove any removable media, such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. Dell does not
accept liability for lost data or software.
Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell uses new and reconditioned parts made by various
manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and building replacement products. If Dell repairs or replaces a
product, its warranty term is not extended.
Limited Warranty Coverage During Year Two
During the second year of this limited warranty, Dell will provide, on an exchange basis and subject to Dell’s
Exchange Policy in effect on the date of the exchange, replacement parts for the Dell hardware product(s) covered
under this limited warranty when a part requires replacement. You must report each instance of hardware failure to
Dell’s Customer Technical Support in advance to obtain Dell’s concurrence that a part should be replaced and to
have Dell ship the replacement part. Dell will ship parts (freight prepaid) if you use an address in Canada, where
applicable. Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. Dell will include a prepaid shipping container
with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to Dell. Replacement parts are new or
reconditioned. Dell may provide replacement parts made by various manufacturers when supplying parts to you.
The warranty term for a replacement part is the remainder of the limited warranty term.
You will pay Dell for replacement parts if the replaced part is not returned to Dell. The process for returning
replaced parts, and your obligation to pay for replacement parts if you do not return the replaced parts to Dell, will
be in accordance with Dell’s Exchange Policy in effect on the date of the exchange.
You accept full responsibility for your software and data. Dell is not required to advise or remind you of appropriate
backup and other procedures.
General Provisions
DELL MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS BEYOND THOSE STATED IN THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT. DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. SOME STATES (OR JURISDICTIONS) DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO
REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT. THESE
WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS,
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION).
DELL DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY STATEMENT OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITY FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE OR FOR LOST DATA OR SOFTWARE.
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SOME STATES (OR JURISDICTIONS) DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
PRECEDING EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
These provisions apply to Dell’s two-year limited warranty only. For provisions of any service contract covering your
system, see your invoice or the separate service contract that you will receive.
If Dell elects to exchange a system or component, the exchange will be made in accordance with Dell’s Exchange
Policy in effect on the date of the exchange. In any instance in which Dell issues a Return Material Authorization
Number, Dell must receive the product(s) for repair prior to the expiration of the warranty period in order for the
repair(s) to be covered by the limited warranty.
Three-Year Limited Warranty (Canada Only)
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new
or equivalent to new in accordance with industry-standard practices. Dell warrants that the hardware products it
manufactures will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty term is three years beginning
on the date of invoice, as described in the following text.
Damage due to shipping the products to you is covered under this limited warranty. Otherwise, this limited
warranty does not cover damage due to external causes, including accident, abuse, misuse, problems with electrical
power, servicing not authorized by Dell, usage not in accordance with product instructions, failure to perform
required preventive maintenance, and problems caused by use of parts and components not supplied by Dell.
This limited warranty does not cover any items that are in one or more of the following categories: software;
external devices (except as specifically noted); accessories or parts added to a Dell system after the system is
shipped from Dell; accessories or parts added to a Dell system through Dell’s system integration department;
accessories or parts that are not installed in the Dell factory; or Dell Software and Peripherals products. Monitors,
keyboards, and mice that are Dell-branded or that are included on Dell’s standard price list are covered under this
limited warranty; all other monitors, keyboards, and mice (including those sold through the Dell Software and
Peripherals program) are not covered. Batteries for portable computers are covered only during the initial one-year
period of this limited warranty.
Limited Warranty Coverage During Year One
During the one-year period beginning on the invoice date, Dell will repair or replace products covered under this
limited warranty that are returned to Dell’s facility. To request warranty service, you must contact Dell’s Customer
Technical Support within the warranty period. To request warranty service, you must contact Dell’s Customer
Technical Support within the warranty period. See "Contacting Dell" on page 93 to find the appropriate contact
information for obtaining customer assistance. If warranty service is required, Dell will issue a Return Material
Authorization Number. You must ship the products back to Dell in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay
shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. Dell will ship the
repaired or replacement products to you freight prepaid if you use an address in Canada, where applicable.
Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to Dell, back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). Remove any removable media, such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. Dell does not
accept liability for lost data or software.
Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell uses new and reconditioned parts made by various
manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and building replacement products. If Dell repairs or replaces a
product, its warranty term is not extended.
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Limited Warranty Coverage During Years Two and Three
During the second and third years of this limited warranty, Dell will provide, on an exchange basis and subject to
Dell’s Exchange Policy in effect on the date of the exchange, replacement parts for the Dell hardware product(s)
covered under this limited warranty when a part requires replacement. You must report each instance of hardware
failure to Dell’s Customer Technical Support in advance to obtain Dell’s concurrence that a part should be
replaced and to have Dell ship the replacement part. Dell will ship parts (freight prepaid) if you use an address in
Canada, where applicable. Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. Dell will include a prepaid
shipping container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to Dell. Replacement
parts are new or reconditioned. Dell may provide replacement parts made by various manufacturers when
supplying parts to you. The warranty term for a replacement part is the remainder of the limited warranty term.
You will pay Dell for replacement parts if the replaced part is not returned to Dell. The process for returning
replaced parts, and your obligation to pay for replacement parts if you do not return the replaced parts to Dell, will
be in accordance with Dell’s Exchange Policy in effect on the date of the exchange.
You accept full responsibility for your software and data. Dell is not required to advise or remind you of appropriate
backup and other procedures.
General Provisions
DELL MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS BEYOND THOSE STATED IN THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT. DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. SOME STATES (OR JURISDICTIONS) DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DELL’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO
REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT. THESE
WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS,
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION).
DELL DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY STATEMENT OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITY FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE OR FOR LOST DATA OR SOFTWARE.
SOME STATES (OR JURISDICTIONS) DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
PRECEDING EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
These provisions apply to Dell’s three-year limited warranty only. For provisions of any service contract covering
your system, see your invoice or the separate service contract that you will receive.
If Dell elects to exchange a system or component, the exchange will be made in accordance with Dell’s Exchange
Policy in effect on the date of the exchange. In any instance in which Dell issues a Return Material Authorization
Number, Dell must receive the product(s) for repair prior to the expiration of the warranty period in order for the
repair(s) to be covered by the limited warranty.
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One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the
Caribbean Only)
Guarantee
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") warrants to the end user in accordance with the following provisions that its
branded hardware products, purchased by the end user from a Dell company or an authorized Dell distributor in
Latin America or the Caribbean, will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and design affecting normal
use, for a period of one year from the original purchase date. Products for which proper claims are made will, at
Dell’s option, be repaired or replaced at Dell’s expense. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell
uses new and reconditioned parts made by various manufacturers in performing repairs and building replacement
products.
Exclusions
This Guarantee does not apply to defects resulting from: improper or inadequate installation, use, or maintenance;
actions or modifications by unauthorized third parties or the end user; accidental or willful damage; or normal wear
and tear.
Making a Claim
Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee
period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating name and address of the seller, date of
purchase, model and serial number, name and address of the customer, and details of symptoms and configuration
at the time of malfunction, including peripherals and software used. Otherwise, Dell may refuse the guarantee
claim. Upon diagnosis of a warranted defect, Dell will make arrangements and pay for ground freight and insurance
to and from Dell’s repair/replacement center. The end user must ensure that the defective product is available for
collection properly packed in original or equally protective packaging together with the details listed above and the
return number provided to the end user by Dell.
Limitation and Statutory Rights
Dell makes no other warranty, guarantee or like statement other than as explicitly stated above, and this Guarantee
is given in place of all other guarantees whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the absence of
applicable legislation, this Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its
affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect
or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
This Guarantee does not impair or affect mandatory statutory rights of the end user against and/or any rights
resulting from other contracts concluded by the end user with Dell and/or any other seller.
Dell World Trade LP
One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682, USA
Dell Computadores do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 72.381.189/0001-10)/
Dell Commercial do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 03 405 822/0001-40)
Avenida Industrial Belgraf, 400
92990-000 - Eldorado do Sul – RS - Brasil
Dell Computer de Chile Ltda
Coyancura 2283, Piso 3- Of.302,
Providencia, Santiago - Chile
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Dell Computer de Colombia Corporation
Carrera 7 #115-33 Oficina 603
Bogota, Colombia
Dell Computer de Mexico SA de CV
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
Intel® Warranty Statement for Pentium® and Celeron® Processors Only (U.S.
and Canada Only)
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Index
A
audio. See sound
B
battery
disposal, 12
fixing problems, 32
replacing, 90
conflicts
resolving software and
hardware
incompatibilities, 58
contact numbers, 93
copying CDs
general information, 24
helpful tips, 25
how to copy a CD, 26
BIOS, 87
C
CD drive
adding, 74
fixing problems, 34
CD-RW drive
copying CDs, 24
fixing problems, 34
Check Disk, 35
computer
back view, 66
error messages, 37
front view, 64
stops responding, 38
turning off, 27
computer cover
removing, 67
replacing, 82
error messages
start-up, 37
ESD
protecting computer from, 11
Express Service Code, 13
F
Files and Settings Transfer
Wizard, 20
D
finding information, 13
Dell support policy, 92
finding solutions, 30
Dell Support website, 14
fixing problems
battery, 32
drive, 33
e-mail, 35
general, 38
Internet connection, 35
keyboard, 41
modem, 35
mouse, 42
network, 43
power, 44
printer, 46
scanner, 47
sound and speakers, 48
start-up error messages, 37
video and monitor, 50
display. See monitor
drivers
reinstalling, 57, 59
drives
fixing problems, 33
DVD drive
fixing problems, 34, 35
E
electrostatic discharge
See ESD
e-mail
fixing problems, 35
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floppy drive
fixing problems, 33
monitor
fixing problems, 50
mouse
fixing problems, 42
H
hard drive
fixing problems, 35
N
hardware
fixing problems, 41
incompatibility, 58
network
fixing problems, 43
setting up, 21
Help and Support Center
accessing, 15, 32
Network Setup Wizard, 21
R
regulatory notices, 109
reinstalling
drivers, 57, 59
Windows XP, 13
ResourceCD, 57, 59
returning items, 109
S
safety instructions, 7
help file
accessing, 32
O
scanner
fixing problems, 47
home network, 21
office network, 21
screen. See monitor
Operating System CD, 14
service tag number, 13
I
Internet
fixing problems, 35
P
IRQ conflicts, 58
password
clearing system setup, 89
K
power
fixing problems, 44
turning off, 27
keyboard
fixing problems, 41
M
memory
adding, 80
messages
start-up, 37
modem
fixing problems, 35
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printer
connecting, 18
fixing problems, 46
setting up, 18
troubleshooting, 46
program
crashes, 39
stops responding, 38
settings
system setup program, 87
setup diagram, 15
shutdown, 27
software
fixing problems, 39
incompatibility, 58
reinstalling software, 57, 59
sound
adjusting volume, 48
fixing problems, 48
speaker
adjusting volume, 48
fixing problems, 48
System Restore, 54, 59
system setup program, 87
T
V
W
technical assistance
telephone numbers and
addresses, 93
warranty repair or credit, 109
video
fixing problems, 50
warranty, 113
volume
adjusting, 48
Windows XP
device driver rollback, 57
Help, 32
scanner, 47
shutdown, 27
Tell Me How help file
accessing, 15, 32
troubleshooting
advanced, 53
solving problems, 30
Windows License Label, 13
turning off the computer, 27
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