Dell Studio P479C Specifications

SETUP GUIDE

SETUP GUIDE
Model PP24L
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
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August 2008
P/N P479C
Rev. A00

Contents
Setting Up Your Studio Laptop����������������������7
Display Features�������������������������������������������� 26
Before Setting Up Your Studio Laptop ������������������ 7
Media Controls���������������������������������������������� 27
Connecting the AC Adapter �������������������������� 8
Removing and Replacing
the Battery������������������������������������������������������ 28
Connecting the Network
Cable (optional)������������������������������������������������ 9
Using the Optical Disc Drive������������������������ 29
Turning on Your Studio laptop������������������������ 9
Software Features ���������������������������������������� 29
Using the Wireless Switch �������������������������� 10
Solving Problems ����������������������������������������32
Windows Vista® Setup���������������������������������� 10
Network Problems ���������������������������������������� 32
Connecting to the Internet
(Optional)�������������������������������������������������������� 11
Power Problems�������������������������������������������� 33
Using Your Studio Laptop����������������������������14
Lockups and Software Problems ���������������� 35
Device Status Lights�������������������������������������� 14
Dell Support Center �������������������������������������� 37
Right Side Features �������������������������������������� 16
Left Side Features������������������������������������������ 20
Computer Base and Keyboard
Features���������������������������������������������������������� 23
Memory Problems ���������������������������������������� 34
Using Support Tools ������������������������������������37
System Messages������������������������������������������ 38
Hardware Troubleshooter ���������������������������� 39
Dell Diagnostics �������������������������������������������� 40
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Restoring Your Operating System ������������42
System Restore���������������������������������������������� 42
Finding More Information
and Resources����������������������������������������������54
Dell Factory Image Restore�������������������������� 43
Basic Specifications ����������������������������������56
Operating System Reinstallation������������������ 45
Appendix ������������������������������������������������������68
Getting Help��������������������������������������������������47
Macrovision Product Notice������������������������ 68
Technical Support and Customer
Service������������������������������������������������������������ 48
Index��������������������������������������������������������������69
DellConnect™ ������������������������������������������������ 48
Online Services���������������������������������������������� 48
AutoTech Service������������������������������������������ 49
Product Information�������������������������������������� 50
Returning Items for Repair
Under Warranty or for Credit������������������������ 50
Before You Call���������������������������������������������� 51
Contacting Dell���������������������������������������������� 52
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Setting Up Your Studio Laptop
This section provides information about setting
up your Studio 1435 laptop and connecting
peripherals.
Before Setting Up Your Studio Laptop
When positioning your computer, ensure that
you allow easy access to a power source,
adequate ventilation, and a level surface to
place your computer.
Restricting airflow around your Studio
computer may cause it to overheat. To prevent
overheating ensure that you leave at least
10.2 cm (4 in) at the back of the computer and a
minimum of 5.1 cm (2 in) on all other sides. You
should never put your computer in an enclosed
space, such as a cabinet or drawer when it is
powered on.
CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into,
or allow dust to accumulate in the air
vents. Do not store your Dell™ computer
in a low-airflow environment, such as
a closed briefcase, while it is running.
Restricting the airflow can damage the
computer or cause a fire. The computer
turns on the fan when the computer gets
hot. Fan noise is normal and does not
indicate a problem with the fan or the
computer.
NOTICE: Placing or stacking heavy or sharp
objects on the computer may result in
permanent damage to the computer.
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Connecting the AC Adapter
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and
then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector.
CAUTION: The AC adapter works with
electrical outlets worldwide. However,
power connectors and power strips vary
among countries. Using an incompatible
cable or improperly connecting the cable
to a power strip or electrical outlet may
cause fire or equipment damage.
NOTICE: When you disconnect the AC
adapter cable from the computer, grasp
the connector, not the cable itself, and pull
firmly, but gently to help prevent damage
to the cable.
NOTE: Connect the power cord to the
adapter firmly and ensure that the light on
the adapter is on when you turn on power.
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Connecting the Network Cable
(optional)
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If you plan to use a wired network connection,
plug in the network cable.
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Using the Wireless Switch
Windows Vista® Setup
If you plan to use wireless connections, make
sure the wireless switch is in the “On” position.
Your Dell computer is preconfigured with
Windows Vista. To set up Windows Vista for
the first time, follow the instructions on the
screen. These steps are mandatory and may
take up to 15 minutes to complete. The screens
will take you through several procedures
including accepting license agreements,
setting preferences and setting up an Internet
connection.
NOTICE: Do not interrupt the operating
system’s setup process. Doing so may
render your computer unusable.
To turn on the wireless switch, slide it from the rear
to the front of the computer until it clicks into place.
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- On
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Connecting to the Internet
(Optional)
Setting Up a Wireless Connection
NOTE: ISPs (Internet Service Providers)
and ISP offerings vary by country.
To connect to the Internet, you need an external
modem or network connection and an Internet
service provider (ISP).
NOTE: If an external USB modem or
WLAN adapter is not part of your original
order you can purchase one from the Dell
website at dell.com.
Setting Up a Wired Internet Connection
If you are using a dial-up connection, connect
the telephone line to the external USB modem
(optional) and to the telephone wall connector
before you set up your Internet connection.
If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite modem
connection, contact your ISP or cellular
telephone service for setup instructions.
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1. Internet service
2. cable or DSL modem
3. wireless router
4. portable computer with wireless
network card
See the documentation for your Studio laptop or
router for more information about how to set up
and use your wireless network.
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Before you can use your wireless Internet
connection, you need to connect to your
wireless router.
To establish connection using a wireless router:
If you do not have an ISP icon on your desktop
or if you want to set up an Internet connection
with a different ISP, perform the steps in the
following section.
NOTE: If you cannot connect to the Internet
but have successfully connected in the
past, the ISP might have a service outage.
Contact your ISP to check the service
status, or try connecting again later.
1. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
2. Click Start
→ Connect To.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the setup.
NOTE: Have your ISP information ready.
If you do not have an ISP, the Connect to
the Internet wizard can help you get one.
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
To set up an Internet connection with a provided
ISP desktop shortcut:
1. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
1. Save and close any open files, and exit any
open programs.
2. Click Start
2. Double-click the ISP icon on the Microsoft®
Windows® desktop.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the setup.
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→ Control Panel.
3. Under Network and Internet, click Connect
to the Internet.
The Connect to the Internet window appears.
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4. Click either Broadband (PPPoE) or Dial-up,
depending on how you want to connect:
a. Choose Broadband if you will use a DSL,
satellite modem, cable TV modem, or
wireless technology connection.
b. Choose Dial-up if you will use an optional
USB dial-up modem or ISDN.
NOTE: If you do not know which type of
connection to select, click Help me choose
or contact your ISP.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen and
use the setup information provided by your
ISP to complete the setup.
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Your Studio 1435 has several indicators,
buttons, and features that provide information
at-a-glance and time-saving shortcuts for
common tasks.
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See “wireless on/off switch” on page 21
to quickly turn all wireless communication
On and Off:
Device Status Lights
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WiFi status light – Turns on when
wireless networking is enabled.
Bluetooth® status light (optional)
– Turns on when a card with Bluetooth
wireless technology is enabled.
NOTE: The card with Bluetooth
wireless technology is an optional
feature.
To turn off Bluetooth wireless, right-click
the bluetooth icon in the notification area
of your desktop, and click Turn Bluetooth
Adapter Off or see “wireless on/off
switch” on page 21.
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Battery status light – Indicates the
battery charging state:
•Off – the battery is adequately charged
or the computer is turned off.
•Solid white – the battery is charging.
•Solid orange – the battery charge
is low.
•Flashing orange – the battery charge is
critically low and you should either plug
in the AC adapter or save and close
your open documents and applications
until you can.
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Hard drive activity light – Turns on
when the computer reads or writes data.
A flashing light indicates hard drive
activity.
NOTE: To avoid loss of data, never
turn off the computer while the hard
drive activity light is flashing.
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Right Side Features
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ExpressCard slot – Provides support
for additional memory, wired and wireless
communications, multimedia, and security
features. Supports both 54 mm and 34 mm
ExpressCards.
NOTE: The ExpressCard slot is
designed only for ExpressCards.
It does NOT support PC Cards.
NOTE: Your computer ships with
a plastic blank installed in the
ExpressCard slot. Blanks protect
unused slots from dust and other
particles. Save the blank for use when
no ExpressCard is installed in the slot;
blanks from other computers may not
fit your computer.
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2 SD/MMC - MS/Pro - xD
8-in-1 Media card reader – Provides
a fast and convenient way to view and
share digital photos, music, videos, and
documents stored on the following digital
media memory cards:
•Secure digital (SD) memory card
•Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) card
•MultiMedia Card (MMC)
•Memory Stick
•Memory Stick PRO
•xD-Picture Card
•Hi Speed-SD
•Hi Density-SD
NOTE: Your computer ships with a
plastic blank installed in the media
card slot. Blanks protect unused slots
from dust and other particles. Save
the blank for use when no media card
is installed in the slot. Blanks from
other computers may not fit your
computer.
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IEEE 1394 connector – Connects
high-speed serial multimedia devices that
support IEEE 1394, such as some digital
video cameras.
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HDMI-Out connector – HDMI-Out
(Hi-Definition Mutimedia Interface Out)
connector carries outgoing data as
uncompressed all digital signal to produce
hi-definition video and audio. For example,
it connects to a TV for both audio and
video signals.
NOTE: For a monitor, only the video
signal will be read.
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VGA connector – Connects video
devices, such as a monitor or projector.
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Network connector – If you are
using a cabled network signal, this
connects your computer to a network or
broadband device. The two lights next to
the connector indicate status and activity
for wired network connections.
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USB 2.0 connectors (2) – Connect
USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard,
printer, external drive, or MP3 player.
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AC adapter connector – Attaches an
AC adapter to the computer to power the
computer and charge the battery when
the computer is not in use. The AC adapter
converts AC power to the DC power
required by the computer.
For more information, see “Connect the
AC Adapter” on 8
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Power button and light – Turns the
power on or off when pressed.
NOTICE: If the computer stops
responding, press and hold the power
button until the computer turns
off completely (may take several
seconds).
The light in the center of this button
indicates the power state:
•Blinking white – the computer is in
sleep state
•Solid white – the computer is in
power‑on state
•Off – the computer is switched off or in
hibernate state
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Left Side Features
1 Dell Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network Locator
button
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NOTE: Do not uses non-standard-size
or shape discs (including mini-CDs and
mini‑DVDs) or you will damage the drive.
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Turn on the wireless switch and press
this button for a few seconds to scan for
wireless networks in your vicinity.
NOTE: The Wi-Fi Catcher Network
Locator light appears only when the
computer is turned off, in Standby
mode, or in Hibernate mode and
the wireless switch is configured in
the system setup program (BIOS) to
control Wi-Fi network connections.
NOTE: The Wi-Fi Catcher Network
Locator is enabled and configured for
use when your computer is shipped
to you.
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If the computer is turned off, in Standby
mode, or in Hibernate mode, the light in
the center of this button indicates the
searching state:
•Flashing white: Searching for network
•Solid white for 10 seconds then turns
off: Network found
•Flashing white turns off after 10 blinks:
No signal found
2 Security cable slot – Lets you attach
a commercially available antitheft device
to the computer.
NOTE: Before you buy an antitheft
device, ensure that it works with the
security cable slot on your computer.
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Wireless On/Off switch – Use this
switch to quickly turn all wireless devices
Off or On such as WLAN cards and internal
cards with Bluetooth wireless technology.
The wireless switch may be in the Off
position when your computer is shipped to
you. To turn the switch On, slide the switch
toward the front of the computer until it
clicks into place.
- Off
- On
NOTE: This switch can be deactivated
through Dell QuickSet or the BIOS
(system setup program).
4 Optical Drive – Supports only standard‑size
and shape (12 cm) CDs, and DVDs.
Ensure that the side with print or writing
is facing upward when inserting discs.
For more information, see the Dell
Technology Guide.
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Audio In/ Microphone connector –
Connects to a microphone or input signal
for use with audio programs.
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Audio Out/ Headphone
connectors (2) – Connect to headphones,
powered speakers, or sound systems.
The audio signal is the same for both
connectors.
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USB connector – Connects to USB
devices, such as a mouse, keyboard,
printer, external drive, or MP3 player.
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Computer Base and Keyboard
Features
1 Caps Lock light – Turns on when using the
Caps Lock key.
2 Analog Microphone – If you do not have
the optional built-in camera with dual
microphones, this single microphone is
used for conferencing and chat.
3 Consumer IR – Allows certain software
applications to be controlled by the Dell
Travel Remote (an optional device that
can be stored in the ExpressCard slot
when not in use).
4 Touch pad buttons – Provide left-click and
right-click functions like those on a mouse.
5 Touch pad – Provides the functionality of
a mouse to move the cursor, drag or move
selected items, and right-click or left-click
by tapping the surface.
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6 Fingerprint reader (optional) – Helps to
keep your computer secure. When you
slide your finger over the reader, it uses
your unique fingerprint to authenticate
your user identity (by automating the entry
of user names and passwords) using
DigitalPersona Personal software. To
activate and use Digital Persona Personal,
click Start → Programs→ DigitalPersona
Personal.
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7 Keyboard/ Backlit Keyboard (optional) –
If you have purchased the optional backlit
keyboard, the right-arrow key will have
the backlit keyboard icon
on it. The
optional backlit keyboard provides visibility
in dark environments by illuminating all
symbols on the keys. The settings for this
keyboard can be personalized by using
Dell QuickSet. For more information on
keyboard, see the Dell Technology Guide.
Backlit Keyboard Brightness
Settings – Press <Fn> + right-arrow key to
toggle between the three lighting states (in
the given order).
The three lighting states are:
a. full keyboard/touch pad brightness
b. half keyboard/touch pad brightness
c. no lighting
8 Num Lock light – Turns on when using the
Num Lock key.
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Display Features
The display panel holds an optional camera and
accompanying dual microphones.
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1 Left digital array microphone
(optional) – Combines with the right digital
array microphone to provide high quality
sound for video chatting and voice recording.
2 Camera activity indicator (optional) –
Light that indicates when the camera is
on and off. Based on selections you made
when purchasing your computer, your
computer may not include a camera.
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3 Camera (optional) – Built-in camera for
video capture, conferencing, and chat.
Based the on selections you made when
purchasing your computer, your computer
may not include a camera.
FastAccess facial recognition (optional) –
Helps to keep your Dell™ computer secure.
This advanced facial recognition software
learns your face and minimizes the need
for you to use login passwords. For more
information, click Start→ Programs→
FastAccess.
4 Right digital array microphone (optional)
– Combines with the left digital array
microphone to provide high quality sound
for video chatting and voice recording.
5 Display – Your display can vary based on
selections you made when purchasing
your computer. For more information about
displays, see the Dell Technology Guide.
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Media Controls
To use the media controls, lightly touch the symbol and then release. The control’s symbol will shine
for 2 seconds to confirm your selection and then fade away.
Launch Dell MediaDirect
Mute the sound
Play the previous track or chapter
Turn down the volume
Stop
Turn up the volume
Play or pause
Eject the disc
Play the next track or chapter
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Removing and Replacing the
Battery
CAUTION: Using an incompatible battery
may increase the risk of fire or explosion.
This computer should only use a battery
purchased from Dell. Do not use batteries
from other computers.
CAUTION: Before removing the battery,
shut down the computer, and remove
external cables (including the AC adapter).
To remove the battery:
1. Shut down the computer and remove all the
external cables.
2. Turn the computer over.
3. Slide the battery release latch towards the
side of the computer and hold it in place.
4. Slide the battery out of the bay.
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2 Battery release latch
To replace the battery, slide it into the bay until it
clicks into place.
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Using the Optical Disc Drive
Software Features
NOTICE: Do not use non-standard-size
or shape discs (including mini-CDs and
mini‑DVDs) or you will damage the drive.
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NOTE: Do not move the computer while
playing or recording CDs and DVDs.
Place the disc in the center of the disc slot, with
the label facing upwards and gently push the
disc into the slot. The drive will automatically
pull the disc in and begin reading its content.
To eject a disc from the drive, gently
touch the eject control. The control will flash to
confirm a few seconds before ejecting the disc.
NOTE: For more information about the
features described in this section, see
the Dell Technology Guide on your hard
drive or on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com.
Productivity and Communication
You can use your computer to create
presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers,
and spreadsheets. You can also edit and view
digital photographs and images. Check your
purchase order for software installed on your
computer.
After connecting to the Internet, you can access
websites, setup an e-mail account, upload and
download files, and so on.
Entertainment and Multimedia
You can use your computer to watch videos,
play games, create your own CDs, listen to
music and Internet radio stations. Your optical
disc drive may supports multiple disc media
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formats including CDs, Blu-ray discs (if the option
is selected at the time of purchase), and DVDs.
You can download or copy pictures and video
files from portable devices, such as digital
cameras and cell phones. Optional software
applications enable you to organize and create
music and video files that can be recorded to
disc, saved on portable products such as MP3
players and handheld entertainment devices, or
played and viewed directly on connected TVs,
projectors, and home theater equipment.
Customizing the Desktop
You can customize your desktop to change the
appearance, resolution, wallpaper, screensaver,
and so on by accessing the Personalize
appearance and sounds window.
To access the display properties window:
1. Right-click an open area of the desktop.
2. Click Personalize, to open the Personalize
appearance and sounds window and learn
more about your customization options.
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Customizing Your Energy Settings
You can use the power options in your operating
system to configure the power settings on your
computer. Microsoft® Windows Vista® provides
three default options:
•Balanced — This power option offers full
performance when you need it and saves
power during periods of inactivity.
•Power saver — This power option saves
power on your computer by reducing system
performance to maximize the life of the
computer and by reducing the amount of
energy consumed by your computer over its
lifetime.
•High performance — This power option
provides the highest level of system
performance on your computer by adapting
processor speed to your activity and by
maximizing system performance.
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Backing Up Your Data
It is recommended that you periodically back
up files and folders on your computer. To back
up files:
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel→ System
and Maintenance→ Welcome Center→
Transfer files and settings.
2. Click Back up files or Back up computer.
3. Click Continue on Your User Account Control
dialog box and follow the instructions in the
Back up Files wizard.
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Solving Problems
This section provides troubleshooting
information for your computer. If you cannot
solve your problem using the following
guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on
page 37 or “Contacting Dell” on page 52.
CAUTION: Only trained service personnel
should remove the computer cover. See
the Service Manual on the Dell Support
website at support.dell.com for advanced
service and troubleshooting instructions.
Network Problems
— The wireless router is offline or wireless has
been disabled on the computer.
•Check your wireless router to ensure it is
powered on and connected to your data
source (cable modem or network hub).
•Re-establish your connection to the wireless
router:
a. Save and close any open files, and exit
any open programs.
b. Click Start
→ Connect To.
c. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
Wireless Connections
If the network connection is lost
Wired Connections
— The wireless switch may be off. To turn on
the wireless switch, slide it from the rear to the
front of the computer until it clicks into place.
If the network connection is lost — The cable
is loose or damaged.
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•Check the cable to ensure it is plugged in
and not damaged.
Solving Problems
The link integrity light on the integrated network
connector lets you verify that your connection is
working and provides information on the status:
•Green — A good connection exists between
a 10-Mbps network and the computer.
•Orange — A good connection exists between
a 100-Mbps network and the computer.
•Yellow — A good connection exists between
a 1000-Mbps network and the computer.
•Off — The computer is not detecting
a physical connection to the network.
NOTE: The link integrity light on the network
connector is only for the wired cable
connection. The link integrity light does not
provide status for wireless connections.
Power Problems
If the power light is off — The computer is
either turned off or is not receiving power.
•Reseat the power cable into both the
power connector on the computer and the
electrical outlet.
•If the computer is plugged into a power strip,
ensure that the power strip is plugged into
an electrical outlet and that the power strip
is turned on. Also, temporarily bypass power
protection devices, power strips, and power
extension cables to verify that the computer
turns on properly.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by
testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
•Check the AC adapter cable connections.
If the AC adapter has a light, ensure that
the light on the AC adapter is on.
If the power light is solid white and the computer
is not responding — The display may not be
responding. Press the power button until the
computer turns off and then turn it back on. If the
problem persists, see the Dell Technology Guide
on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
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If the power light is blinking white —
The computer is in standby mode. Press a key
on the keyboard, move the pointer on the
trackpad or a connected mouse, or press the
power button to resume normal operation.
•See the software documentation
for minimum memory requirements.
If necessary, install additional memory
(See the Service Manual on the Dell
Support website at support.dell.com).
If you encounter interference that hinders
reception on your computer — An unwanted
signal is creating interference by interrupting or
blocking other signals. Some possible causes of
interference are:
• Reseat the memory modules (See the Service
Manual on the Dell Support website at support.
dell.com) to ensure that your computer is
successfully communicating with the memory.
• Power, keyboard, and mouse extension cables.
• Too many devices connected to a power strip.
•Multiple power strips connected to the same
electrical outlet.
Memory Problems
If you receive an insufficient memory
message—
•Save and close any open files and exit any
open programs you are not using to see if
that resolves the problem.
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If you experience other memory problems —
•Ensure that you are following the memory
installation guidelines (see the Service
Manual on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com).
• Check if the memory module is compatible
with your computer. Your computer supports
DDR2 memory. For more information about the
type of memory supported by your computer,
see “Basic Specifications” on page 56.
•Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell
Diagnostics” on page 40).
Solving Problems
•Reseat the memory modules (see the
Service Manual on the Dell Support website
at support.dell.com) to ensure that your
computer is successfully communicating
with the memory.
Lockups and Software Problems
If the computer does not start up — Ensure
that the power cable is firmly connected to the
computer and to the electrical outlet.
If a program stops responding — End the
program:
1. Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously.
2. Click Applications.
3. Click the program that is no longer
responding
4. Click End Task.
If a program crashes repeatedly — Check the
software documentation. If necessary, uninstall
and then reinstall the program.
NOTE: Software usually includes
installation instructions in its
documentation or on CD.
If the computer stops responding —
NOTICE: You might lose data if you are unable
to perform an operating system shutdown.
Turn the computer off. If 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 restart your computer.
If a program is designed for an earlier
Microsoft® Windows® operating system —
Run the Program Compatibility Wizard.
The Program Compatibility Wizard configures
a program so that it runs in an environment
similar to non-Windows Vista operating system
environments.
1. Click Start
→ Control Panel→
Programs→ Use an older program with this
version of Windows.
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Solving Problems
2. In the welcome screen, click Next.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
If a solid blue screen appears — Turn the
computer off. If you are unable to get a
response by pressing a key on your keyboard or
moving your pointer or mouse, press and hold
the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds
until the computer turns off. Then restart your
computer.
If you have other software problems —
•Back up your files immediately.
•Use a virus-scanning program to check the
hard drive or CDs.
•Save and close any open files or programs
and shut down your computer through the
Start
menu.
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•Check the software documentation or
contact the software manufacturer for
troubleshooting information:
––Ensure that the program is compatible
with the operating system installed on
your computer.
––Ensure that your computer meets the
minimum hardware requirements needed
to run the software. See the software
documentation for information.
––Ensure that the program is installed and
configured properly.
––Verify that the device drivers do not
conflict with the program.
––If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall
the program.
Using Support Tools
Dell Support Center
The Dell Support Center helps you find
the service, support, and system-specific
information you need. For more information
about Dell Support Center and available support
tools, click the Services tab at support.dell.com.
Click the
icon in the taskbar to run the
application. The home page provides links to
access:
•Self Help (Troubleshooting, Security, System
Performance, Network/Internet, Backup/
Recovery, and Windows Vista)
•Alerts (technical support alerts relevant to
your computer)
•Assistance from Dell (Technical Support with
DellConnect™, Customer Service, Training
and Tutorials, How-To Help with Dell on Call,
and Online Scan with PCCheckUp)
•About Your System (System Documentation,
Warranty Information, System Information,
Upgrades & Accessories)
The top of the Dell Support Center home page
displays your computer’s model number along
with its service tag and express service code.
For more information about the Dell Support
Center, see the Dell Technology Guide on your
hard drive or on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com.
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Using Support Tools
System Messages
If your computer has an issue or error, it may
display a System Message that will help you
identify the cause and action needed to resolve
the issue.
NOTE: If the message you received is not
listed in the following examples, see the
documentation for either the operating
system or the program that was running
when the message appeared. Alternatively
you could see the Dell Technology Guide
on your computer or on the Dell Support
website at support.dell.com or see
“Contacting Dell” on page 52 for assistance.
Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system
have failed at checkpoint [nnnn]. For help
in resolving this problem, please note this
checkpoint and contact Dell Technical
Support — The computer failed to complete
the boot routine three consecutive times for the
same error see “Contacting Dell” on page 52 for
assistance.
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CMOS checksum error — Possible motherboard
failure or RTC battery low. Replace the battery.
See the Service Manual on the Dell Support
website at support.dell.com or see “Contacting
Dell” on page 52 for assistance.
CPU fan failure — CPU fan has failed. Replace
the CPU fan. See the Service Manual on the Dell
Support website at support.dell.com.
Hard-disk drive failure — Possible hard disk
drive failure during POST see “Contacting Dell”
on page 52 for assistance.
Hard-disk drive read failure — Possible hard
disk drive failure during HDD boot test see
“Contactinxg Dell” on page 52 for assistance.
Keyboard failure — Keyboard failure or loose
cable.
No boot device available — No bootable
partition on hard disk drive, the hard disk drive
cable is loose, or no bootable device exists.
Using Support Tools
•If the hard drive is your boot device, ensure
that the cables are connected and that the
drive is installed properly and partitioned as
a boot device.
•Enter system setup and ensure that the boot
sequence information is correct (see Dell
Technology Guide on your computer or on
the Dell Support website at support.dell.
com).
No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system
board might be malfunctioning or motherboard
failure (see “Contacting Dell” on page 52 for
assistance).
USB over current error — Disconnect the
USB device. Your USB device needs more
power for it to function properly. Use an external
power source to connect the USB device, or if
your device has two USB cables, connect both
of them.
NOTICE - Hard Drive SELF MONITORING
SYSTEM has reported that a parameter
has exceeded its normal operating range.
Dell recommends that you back up your data
regularly. A parameter out of range may
or may not indicate a potential hard drive
problem — S.M.A.R.T error, possible hard disk
drive failure. This feature can be enabled or
disabled in the BIOS setup (see “Contacting
Dell” on page 52 for assistance).
Hardware Troubleshooter
If a device is either not detected during
the operating system setup or is detected
but incorrectly configured, you can use the
Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the
incompatibility.
To start the Hardware Troubleshooter:
1. Click Start
→ Help and Support.
2. Type hardware troubleshooter in
the search field and press <Enter> to start
the search.
3. In the search results, select the option that
best describes the problem and follow the
remaining troubleshooting steps.
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Using Support Tools
Dell Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your
computer, perform the checks in “Lockups and
Software Problems” on page 56 and run the
Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for
technical assistance.
It is recommended that you print these
procedures before you begin.
NOTICE: Dell Diagnostics works only
on Dell computers.
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities media
is optional and may not ship with your
computer.
Review your computer’s configuration
information, and ensure that the device that
you want to test displays in the system setup
program and is active. See the System Setup
section in Dell Technology Guide.
Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive
or from the Drivers and Utilities media.
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Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive
The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden
diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.
NOTE: If your computer cannot display
a screen image, see “Contacting Dell”
on page 52.
1. Ensure that the computer is connected to an
electrical outlet that is known to be working
properly.
2. Turn on (or restart) your computer.
3. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12>
immediately. Select Diagnostics from the
boot menu and press <Enter>.
NOTE: If you wait too long and the
operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows®
desktop; then, shut down your computer
and try again.
Using Support Tools
NOTE: If you see a message stating that no
diagnostics utility partition has been found,
run the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers
and Utilities media.
4. Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics
from the diagnostics utility partition on your
hard drive.
Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and
Utilities Media
1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities media.
2. Shut down and restart the computer.
When the DELL logo appears, press <F12>
immediately.
NOTE: If you wait too long and the
operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows®
desktop; then, shut down your computer
and try again.
NOTE: The next steps change the boot
sequence for one time only. On the next
start-up, the computer boots according to
the devices specified in the system setup
program.
3. When the boot device list appears, highlight
CD/DVD/CD-RW and press <Enter>.
4. Select the Boot from CD-ROM option from
the menu that appears and press <Enter>.
5. Type 1 to start the CD menu and press
<Enter> to proceed.
6. Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from
the numbered list. If multiple versions are
listed, select the version appropriate for your
computer.
7. When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu
appears, select the test you want to run.
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Restoring Your Operating System
You can restore your operating system in the
following ways:
•System Restore returns your computer to an
earlier operating state without affecting data
files. Use System Restore as the first solution
for restoring your operating system and
preserving data files.
• Dell Factory Image Restore returns your hard
drive to the operating state it was in when
you purchased the computer. This procedure
permanently deletes all data on the hard drive
and removes any programs installed after you
received the computer. Use Dell Factory Image
Restore only if System Restore did not resolve
your operating system problem.
•If you received an Operating System disc
with your computer, you can use it to restore
your operating system. However, using the
Operating System disc also deletes all data
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on the hard drive. Use the disc only if System
Restore did not resolve your operating
system problem.
System Restore
The Windows operating systems provide
a System Restore option which allows you to
return your computer to an earlier operating state
(without affecting data files) if changes to the
hardware, software, or other system settings have
left the computer in an undesirable operating
state. Any changes that System Restore makes
to your computer are completely reversible.
NOTICE: Make regular backups of your
data files. System Restore does not monitor
your data files or recover them.
NOTE: The procedures in this document
were written for the Windows default view,
so they may not apply if you set your Dell™
computer to the Windows Classic view.
Restoring Your Operating System
Starting System Restore
1. Click Start
.
2. In the Start Search box, type System
Restore and press <Enter>.
NOTE: The User Account Control window
may appear. If you are an administrator on
the computer, click Continue; otherwise,
contact your administrator to continue the
desired action.
3. Click Next and follow the remaining prompts
on the screen.
In the event that System Restore did not resolve
the issue, you may undo the last system restore.
Undoing the Last System Restore
NOTE: Before you undo the last system
restore, save and close all open files and
exit any open programs. Do not alter, open,
or delete any files or programs until the
system restoration is complete.
1. Click Start
.
2. In the Start Search box, type System
Restore and press <Enter>.
3. Click Undo my last restoration and click
Next.
Dell Factory Image Restore
NOTICE: Using Dell Factory Image Restore
permanently deletes all data on the hard
drive and removes any programs or drivers
installed after you received your computer.
If possible, back up the data before using
these options. Use Dell Factory Image
Restore only if System Restore did not
resolve your operating system problem.
NOTE: Dell Factory Image Restore may
not be available in certain countries or
on certain computers.
Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the
last method to restore your operating system.
These options restore your hard drive to the
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Restoring Your Operating System
operating state it was in when you purchased
the computer. Any programs or files added
since you received your computer—including
data files—are permanently deleted from
the hard drive. Data files include documents,
spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos,
music files, and so on. If possible, back up all
data before using Factory Image Restore.
Dell Factory Image Restore
1. Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo
appears, press <F8> several times to access
the Vista Advanced Boot Options Window.
2. Select Repair Your Computer.
3. The System Recovery Options window
appears.
4. Select a keyboard layout and click Next.
5. To access the recovery options, log on as
a local user. To access the command prompt,
type administrator in the User name
field, then click OK.
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6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore. The Dell
Factory Image Restore welcome screen
appears.
NOTE: Depending upon your configuration,
you may need to select Dell Factory Tools,
then Dell Factory Image Restore.
7. Click Next. The Confirm Data Deletion
screen appears.
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with
Factory Image Restore, click Cancel.
8. Click the checkbox to confirm that you want
to continue reformatting the hard drive and
restoring the system software to the factory
condition, then click Next.
The restore process begins and may take
five or more minutes to complete. A message
appears when the operating system and
factory-installed applications have been
restored to factory condition.
9. Click Finish to reboot the system.
Restoring Your Operating System
Operating System Reinstallation
Before you Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Windows
operating system to correct a problem with
a newly installed driver, first try using Windows
Device Driver Rollback. If Device Driver
Rollback does not resolve the problem, then
use System Restore to return your operating
system to the operating state it was in before
you installed the new device driver. See “Using
Microsoft Windows System Restore” on page 42.
NOTICE: Before performing the installation,
back up all data files on your primary
hard drive. For conventional hard drive
configurations, the primary hard drive is the
first drive detected by the computer.
To reinstall Windows, you need the following
items:
•Dell Operating System media
•Dell Drivers and Utilities media
NOTE: The Dell Drivers and Utilities media
contains drivers that were installed during
the assembly of the computer. Use the
Dell Drivers and Utilities media to load any
required drivers. Depending on the region
from which you ordered your computer, or
whether you requested the media, the Dell
Drivers and Utilities media and Operating
System media may not ship with your
computer.
Reinstalling Windows Vista
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours
to complete. After you reinstall the operating
system, you must also reinstall the device
drivers, virus protection program, and other
software.
1. Save and close any open files and exit any
open programs.
2. Insert the Operating System disc.
3. Click Exit if the Install Windows message
appears.
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4. Restart the computer.
5. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12>
immediately.
NOTE: If you wait too long and the
operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows®
desktop; then, shut down your computer
and try again.
NOTE: The next steps change the boot
sequence for one time only. On the next
start-up, the computer boots according to
the devices specified in the system setup
program.
6. When the boot device list appears, highlight
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive and press <Enter>.
7. Press any key to Boot from CD-ROM.
Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the installation.
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Getting Help
If you experience a problem with your computer,
you can complete the following steps to
diagnose and troubleshoot the problem:
1. See “Solving Problems” on page 32 for
information and procedures that pertain to
the problem your computer is experiencing.
2. See “Dell Diagnostics” on page 40 for
procedures on how to run Dell Diagnostics.
3. Fill out the “Diagnostic Checklist” on
page 51.
4. Use Dell’s extensive suite of online services
available at Dell Support (support.dell.com)
for help with installation and troubleshooting
procedures. See “Online Services” on
page 48 for a more extensive list of Dell
Support online.
5. If the preceding steps have not resolved the
problem, see “Contacting Dell” on page 52.
NOTE: Call Dell Support from a telephone
near or at the computer so that the support
staff can assist you with any necessary
procedures.
NOTE: Dell’s Express Service Code system
may not be available in all countries.
When prompted by Dell’s automated telephone
system, enter your Express Service Code to
route the call directly to the proper support
personnel. If you do not have an Express
Service Code, open the Dell Accessories folder,
double-click the Express Service Code icon, and
follow the directions.
NOTE: Some of the following services
are not always available in all locations
outside the continental U.S. Call your local
Dell representative for information on
availability.
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Getting Help
Technical Support and Customer
Service
Dell’s support service is available to answer
your questions about Dell hardware. Our support
staff uses computer-based diagnostics to
provide fast, accurate answers.
To contact Dell’s support service, see “Before
You Call” on page 51 and then see the
contact information for your region or go to
support.dell.com.
DellConnect™
DellConnect is a simple online access tool that
allows a Dell service and support associate to
access your computer through a broadband
connection, diagnose your problem and repair it
all under your supervision. For more information,
go to support.dell.com and click DellConnect.
Online Services
You can learn about Dell products and services
on the following websites:
•www.dell.com
•www.dell.com/ap (Asian/Pacific countries
only)
•www.dell.com/jp (Japan only)
•www.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
•www.dell.com/la (Latin American and
Caribbean countries)
•www.dell.ca (Canada only)
You can access Dell Support through the
following websites and e-mail addresses:
Dell Support websites
•support.dell.com
•support.jp.dell.com (Japan only)
•support.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
Dell Support e-mail addresses
•mobile_support@us.dell.com
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•support@us.dell.com
•la-techsupport@dell.com (Latin America and
Caribbean countries only)
•apsupport@dell.com (Asian/Pacific
countries only)
Dell Marketing and Sales e-mail addresses
•apmarketing@dell.com (Asian/Pacific
countries only)
•sales_canada@dell.com (Canada only)
Anonymous file transfer protocol (FTP)
•ftp.dell.com
Log in as user: anonymous, and use your
e-mail address as your password.
AutoTech Service
Dell’s automated support service–AutoTech–
provides recorded answers to the questions
most frequently asked by Dell customers about
their portable and desktop computers.
When you call AutoTech, use your touch-tone
telephone to select the subjects that correspond
to your questions. For instructions on accessing
the telephone number to call your region, see
“Contacting Dell” on page 52.
Automated Order-Status Service
To check on the status of any Dell products
that you have ordered, you can go to support.
dell.com, or you can call the automated
order‑status service. A recording prompts you
for the information needed to locate and report
on your order. For the telephone number to call
your region, see “Contacting Dell” on page 52
for problems with your order.
If you have a problem with your order, such as
missing parts, wrong parts, or incorrect billing,
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Getting Help
contact Dell for customer assistance. Have your
invoice or packing slip handy when you call.
For the telephone number to call for your region,
see “Contacting Dell” on page 52.
Product Information
If you need information about additional
products available from Dell, or if you would like
to place an order, visit the Dell website at
www.dell.com. For the telephone number to call
for your region or to speak to a sales specialist,
see “Contacting Dell” on page 52.
Returning Items for Repair Under
Warranty or for Credit
Prepare all items being returned, whether for
repair or credit, as follows:
1. Call Dell to obtain a Return Material
Authorization Number, and write it clearly
and prominently on the outside of the box.
2. For the telephone number to call for your
region, see “Contacting Dell” on page 52.
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3. Include a copy of the invoice and a letter
describing the reason for the return.
4. Include a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist (see
“Diagnostic Checklist” on page 51), indicating
the tests that you have run and any error
messages reported by the Dell Diagnostics
(see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 40).
5. Include any accessories that belong with the
item(s) being returned (power cables, software,
guides, and so on) if the return is for credit.
6. Pack the equipment to be returned in the
original (or equivalent) packing materials.
7. You are responsible for paying shipping
expenses. You are also responsible for
insuring any product returned, and you
assume the risk of loss during shipment to
Dell. Collect On Delivery (C.O.D.) packages
are not accepted.
8. Returns that are missing any of the
preceding requirements will be refused at
Dell’s receiving dock and returned to you.
Getting Help
Before You Call
NOTE: Have your Express Service Code
ready when you call. The code helps Dell’s
automated-support telephone system direct
your call more efficiently. You may also be
asked for your Service Tag (located on the
back or bottom of your computer).
Remember to fill out the following Diagnostics
Checklist. If possible, turn on your computer
before you call Dell for assistance and call from
a telephone at or near the computer. You may be
asked to type some commands at the keyboard,
relay detailed information during operations, or
try other troubleshooting steps possible only at
the computer itself. Ensure that the computer
documentation is available.
Diagnostic Checklist
•Name:
•Date:
•Address:
•Phone number:
•Service Tag (bar code on the back or bottom
of the computer):
•Express Service Code:
•Return Material Authorization Number
(if provided by Dell support technician):
•Operating system and version:
•Devices:
•Expansion cards:
•Are you connected to a network? Yes /No
•Network, version, and network adapter:
•Programs and versions:
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See your operating system documentation
to determine the contents of the computer’s
start-up files. If the computer is connected to
a printer, print each file. Otherwise, record the
contents of each file before calling Dell.
•Error message, beep code, or diagnostic
code:
•Description of problem and troubleshooting
procedures you performed:
Contacting Dell
For customers in the United States, call
800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355).
NOTE: If you do not have an active
Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice,
packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephonebased support and service options. Availability
varies by country and product, and some
services may not be available in your area.
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To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or
customer service issues:
1. Visit support.dell.com.
2. Verify your country or region in the Choose
A Country/Region drop-down menu at the
bottom of the page.
3. Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.
4. Select the appropriate service or support link
based on your need.
5. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is
convenient for you.
Getting Help
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Finding More Information and Resources
If you need to:
See:
reinstall your operating system.
the Operating System disc.
run a diagnostic program for your computer,
reinstall notebook system software, or update
drivers for your computer, and readme files.
the Drivers and Utilities disc.
learn more about your operating system,
maintaining peripherals, RAID, Internet,
Bluetooth®, networking, and e-mail.
the Dell Technology Guide installed on your
hard drive.
upgrade your computer with new or additional
memory, or a new hard drive.
the Service Manual on the Dell Support website
at support.dell.com
reinstall or replace a worn or defective part.
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NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates
can be found on the Dell™ Support website
at support.dell.com.
NOTE: In some countries, opening and
replacing parts of your computer may void
your warranty. Check your warranty and
return policies before working inside your
computer.
Finding More Information and Resources
If you need to:
See:
find safety best practices information for your
computer
the safety and regulatory documents that
shipped with your computer and also see the
Regulatory Compliance Homepage on
www.dell.com at the following location:
www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
review Warranty information, Terms and
Conditions (U.S. only), Safety instructions,
Regulatory information, Ergonomics
information, and End User License Agreement.
find your Service tag/Express Service Code—
You must use the service tag to identify your
computer on support.dell.com or to contact
technical support.
the back or bottom of your computer.
find drivers and downloads.
the Dell™ Support website at
support.dell.com.
access technical support and product help.
check on your order status for new purchases.
find solutions and answers to common
questions.
locate information for last-minute updates
about technical changes to your computer or
advanced technical-reference material for
technicians or experienced users.
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Basic Specifications
System Model
Processor
Dell Studio 1435
Processor type
This section provides basic information that you
may need when setting up, updating drivers for,
and upgrading your computer.
NOTE: Offerings may vary by region.
For more information regarding the
configuration of your computer, click
Start
→ Help and Support and select
the option to view information about your
computer.
•Intel® Celeron®
(availability varies
by regions)
•Intel® Dual-Core
•Intel® Core™ 2 Duo
•Intel® Pentium®
Dual-Core
L1 cache
64 KB (Intel - 32 KB
per core)
L2 cache
512 KB
1 MB (Intel Celeron,
Intel Dual-Core)
2 MB or 3 MB or 6 MB
(Intel Core2 Duo)
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Basic Specifications
Processor
External bus
frequency
Front Side Bus (Intel)
System Information
533 MHz (Intel
Celeron, Intel
Dual‑Core)
800/667 MHz (Intel
Core2 Duo)
Graphics bus
PCI-E X16
PCI bus
32 bits
(PCI-Express used for
video controllers)
ExpressCard
System Information
System chipset
Intel GM/PM965
Data bus width
64 bits
NOTE: The ExpressCard slot is designed
only for ExpressCards. It does NOT
support PC Cards.
DRAM bus width
dual-channel (2)
64‑bit buses
NOTE: PCMCIA may not be available in
some regions.
Processor address bus
width
36 bits
ExpressCard
controller
Intel ICH8M
Falsh EPROM
2 MB
ExpressCard
connector
one ExpressCard slot
(54 mm)
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Basic Specifications
ExpressCard
Cards supported
Memory
ExpressCard/34 (34 mm)
ExpressCard/54 (54 mm)
1.5 V and 3.3 V
ExpressCard
connector size
26 pins
Memory
Memory module
connector
two user-accessible
SODIMM connectors
Memory module
capacities
512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB
Memory type
800 MHz SODIMM DDR2
(Studio 1435 supports
up to 667 MHz)
Minimum memory
configuration
1 GB
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Maximum memory
configuration
4 GB
NOTE: In order to take advantage of the
dual channel bandwidth capability, both
memory slots must be populated and
must match in size.
NOTE: The available memory displayed
does not reflect the complete maximum
memory installed because some memory
is reserved for system files.
NOTE: For instructions on upgrading
memory, see the Service Manual on the
Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
Basic Specifications
8-in-1 Memory Card Reader
Ports and Connectors
Card controller
Ricoh R5C833
Audio
Card connector
8-in-1 combo single slot
Cards supported
• Secure Digital (SD)
• Secure Digital Input/
Output (SDIO),
• MultiMediaCard
(MMC),
• Memory Stick
• Memory Stick PRO
• xD-Picture Card
• Hi Capacity-SD
• Hi Density-SD
microphone-in
connector, two stereo
headphones/speakers
connector
IEEE 1394a
4-pin mini, non-powered
connector
Consumer IR
sensor compatible
with Philips RC6
(receive only)
Mini-Card
two Type IIIA Mini-Card
slots, one half-size
Mini‑Card slot
HDMI connector
19-pin
Network adapter
RJ-45 port
USB
three 4-pin USB
2.0-compliant connector
Video
15-hole connector
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Basic Specifications
Communications
Modem:
Type
Controller
Interface
Video
External V.92 56K USB
Modem
Hardware Modem
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Network adapter
10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
on system board
Wireless
internal WLAN (half‑size
Mini-Card) and WPAN
(full-size Mini‑Card,
Bluetooth® wireless
technology)
Bluetooth® wireless
technology
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Discrete:
Video type
Video controller
Video memory
UMA:
Video type
Video controller
Video memory
integrated on system
board
ATI Mobility Radeon
HD 3450
256 MB DDR3 technology
integrated on system
board
Intel 965 GM
up to 358 MB of shared
memory
LCD interface
Low Voltage Differential
Signaling (LVDS)
TV support
HDMI 1.2
Basic Specifications
Camera (optional)
Audio
Audio type
5.1 channel High Definition
Audio
Audio controller
Realtek ALC888
Stereo
conversion
24-bit (analog-to-digital
and digital-to-analog)
Interfaces:
Internal
External
Intel High Definition Audio
microphone in/line
in/surround line out
connector,
two stereo headphones/
speakers connector
Speaker
two 4-ohm speakers
Internal speaker
amplifier
2 Watts per channel into
4 ohms
Volume controls
program menus and media
control buttons
Pixel
2.0 mega pixel
Video Resolution
320x240 ~1600x1200
(640x480 at 30 fps)
Diagonal Viewing
Angle
66°
Media
Drive
CD / DVD Writer (Dual
Layer DVD+/-RW Drive)
Blu-ray Disc™ (BD)
(optional)
Interface
Roxio® Creator® DE
or Roxio® Creator®
Premier Blu-ray (for
Blu‑ray Disc™)
Dell MediaDirect™
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Basic Specifications
Display
Display
NOTE: Panel offering subject to
availability.
Types and
Native
Resolutions at
262K colors
Horizontal
±40° (WXGA TrueLife) min.
14.1-inch WXGA TrueLife
– 1280 x 3 (RGB) x 800
±40° (WLED WXGA TrueLife)
min.
14.1-inch WLED WXGA
TrueLife
– 1280 x 3 (RGB) x 800
±50° (WLED WXGA+
TrueLife) min.
14.1-inch WLED WXGA+
TrueLife
– 1440 x 3 (RGB) x 900
Refresh rate
60 Hz
Operating
angle
0° (closed) to 140°
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Viewing angles:
Vertical
+15°/–30° (WXGA TrueLife)
min.
+15°/–30° (WLED WXGA
TrueLife) min.
+40°/–50° (WLED WXGA+
TrueLife) min.
Basic Specifications
Display
Keyboard
Pixel pitch:
Number of keys
86 (U.S. and Canada);
87 (International);
90 (Japan); 87 (Brazil)
0.2373 mm
Layout
QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji
WLED WXGA+
TrueLife
0.2109 mm
Touch Pad
Controls
brightness can be controlled
through keyboard shortcuts
(see Dell Technology Guide
for more information)
WXGA
TrueLife
0.2373 mm
WLED WXGA
TrueLife
X/Y position
resolution
(graphics table
mode)
240 cpi
Size:
Width
71.7-mm (2.8-in)
sensor‑active area
Height
34.0-mm (1.3-in) rectangle
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Basic Specifications
Battery
Battery
Types and dimensions:
Operating time
9-cell 85Wh
“smart” lithium
ion
depth - 49.95 mm (1.96 in)
height - 39.6 mm (1.56 in)
width - 266.04 mm (10.47 in)
weight - 0.49kg (1.08 lb)
6-cell 56Wh
“smart” lithium
ion
depth - 49.95 mm (1.96 in)
height - 20.4 mm (0.8 in)
width - 204.9 mm (8.06 in)
weight - 0.33kg (0.72 lb)
4-cell 37Wh
“smart” lithium
ion
depth - 49.95 mm (1.96 in)
height - 20.4 mm (0.8 in)
width - 204.9 mm (8.06 in)
weight - 0.24kg (0.53 lb)
Voltage
11.1 VDC (6/9 cell)
See Dell Technology Guide
for more information on
battery life.
Life span
(approximate)
300 discharge/charge
cycles
Temperature
range
Operating: 0° to 35°C
(32° to 95°F)
Storage: –40° to 65°C
(–40° to 149°F)
14.8 VDC (4 cell)
Charge time (approximate):
Computer off
64
4 hours
Battery operating time
varies depending on
operating conditions
and can be significantly
reduced under certain
power-intensive
conditions.
Coin-cell battery
CR-2032
Basic Specifications
AC Adapter
AC Adapter
Types
65 W, 90 W
Dimensions:
Input voltage
100–240 VAC
65 W:
Input current
(maximum)
1.5 A
Height
16 mm (0.6 inches)
Width
66 mm (2.6 inches)
Input frequency
50–60 Hz
Length
127 mm (5.0 inches)
90 W:
Output current:
Height
16 mm (0.6 inches)
Width
70 mm (2.8 inches)
Length
147 mm (5.8 inches)
65 W
3.3.4 A (continuous)
90 W
4.62 A (continuous)
Output power
65 W or 90 W
Weight (without AC power cord):
Rated output voltage
19.5 VDC
65 W
0.29 kg (0.64 lb)
90 W
0.345 kg (0.76 lb)
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 40°C (32° to
104°F)
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Basic Specifications
AC Adapter
Storage
Environmental
40° to 70°C (–40° to
158°F)
–
Temperature range
Storage: –40° to 65°C
(–40° to 149°F)
Connector types:
DC connector
3 pin, 7.4 mm plug
AC connector
2 pin - C7 (Japan
only)
Relative humidity
(maximum):
Height
25.4 mm~39.2
(1.0 in~1.54 in)
Width
Operating: 10% to 90%
(noncondensing)
Storage: 10% to 95%
(noncondensing)
3 pin - C5
Physical
Operating: 0° to 35°C
(32° to 95°F)
Maximum vibration (using a random vibration
spectrum that simulates user environment):
Operating
0.66 GRMS
334.1 mm (1.09 in)
Storage
1.3 GRMS
Depth
246.0 mm (9.68 in)
Weight (with
4-cell battery)
configurable to less than
2.36 kg (5.2 lbs)
Maximum shock (Measured with hard drive
in operating status and a 2-ms half-sine pulse
for operating. Also measured with hard drive
in head-parked position and a 2-ms halfsine
pluse for storage):
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Basic Specifications
Environmental
Operating
110 G
Storage
160 G
Altitude (maximum)
Operating:
–
15.2 to 3048 m
(­–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage:
–
15.2 to 10,668 m
(–50 to 35,000 ft)
Airborne
contaminant level
G2 or lower as defined
by ISA-S71.04-1985
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Appendix
Macrovision Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection
technology that is protected by method claims
of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights owned by Macrovision
Corporation and other rights owners. Use of
this copyright protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing
uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.
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Index
A
Contacting Dell online 52
airflow, allowing 7
customer service 48
AutoTech 49
customizing
your desktop 30
B
backups
creating 31
your energy settings 30
D
damage, avoiding 7
C
calling Dell 51
CDs, playing and creating 29
computer capabilities 29
computer, setting up 7
computer stand 8
connect(ing)
data, backing up 31
DellConnect 48
Dell Diagnostics 40
Dell Factory Image Restore 42
Dell Support Center 37
Dell support website 55
to the Internet 11
conserving energy 30
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Index
Dell Technology Guide
for futher information 54
device status lights 14
Diagnostic Checklist 51
disc drive
supported disc sizes 29
discs
ejecting 29
using 29
drivers and downloads 55
F
finding more information 54
FTP login, anonymous 49
H
hardware problems
diagnosing 39
Hardware Troubleshooter 39
help
getting assistance and support 47
DVDs, playing and creating 30
horizontal and vertical stand options 8
E
I
email addresses
for technical support 48
energy
conserving 30
70
installing the stand 8
Internet connection 11
ISP
Internet Service Provider 11
Index
M
R
memory problems
reinstalling Windows 42
solving 34
resources, finding more 54
restoring factory image 43
N
network connection
fixing 32
network speed
testing 32
S
setup, before you begin 7
shipping products
for return or repair 50
software features 29
O
order status 49
P
software problems 35
solving problems 32
specifications 56
power problems, solving 33
support email addresses 48
power strips, using 8
support sites
problems, solving 32
worldwide 48
products
information and purchasing 50
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Index
System Messages 38
system reinstall options 42
wired network
network cable, connecting 9
System Restore 42
wireless network connection 32
T
wireless switch 10, 32
technical support 48
V
ventilation, ensuring 7
W
warranty returns 50
Windows, reinstalling 42
Windows Vista® 10
Program Compatibility Wizard 35
reinstalling 45
setup 10
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