Dell OptiPlex 3020–Small Form Factor
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: D08S
Regulatory Type: D08S001
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you
how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
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2013 - 10
Rev. A00
Contents
1 Working on Your Computer.................................................................................5
Before Working Inside Your Computer.............................................................................................5
Turning Off Your Computer..............................................................................................................6
After Working Inside Your Computer............................................................................................... 6
2 Removing and Installing Components..............................................................9
Recommended Tools........................................................................................................................ 9
System Overview............................................................................................................................... 9
Inside view .................................................................................................................................. 9
Removing the Cover....................................................................................................................... 10
Installing the Cover..........................................................................................................................11
Removing the Front Bezel...............................................................................................................12
Installing the Front Bezel.................................................................................................................12
Removing The Expansion Card....................................................................................................... 12
Installing The Expansion Card.........................................................................................................14
Removing the Optical Drive............................................................................................................ 14
Installing the Optical Drive..............................................................................................................15
Removing the Drive Cage................................................................................................................15
Installing the Drive Cage................................................................................................................. 16
Removing the Hard Drive................................................................................................................ 17
Installing the Hard Drive..................................................................................................................18
Removing the Speaker.................................................................................................................... 18
Installing the Speaker...................................................................................................................... 19
Memory Module Guidelines............................................................................................................ 19
Removing the Memory................................................................................................................... 20
Installing the Memory..................................................................................................................... 20
Removing the System Fan.............................................................................................................. 20
Installing the System Fan.................................................................................................................21
Removing the Power Switch........................................................................................................... 21
Installing the Power Switch............................................................................................................ 22
Removing the I/O Panel..................................................................................................................23
Installing the I/O Panel................................................................................................................... 24
Removing the Power Supply...........................................................................................................24
Installing the Power Supply.............................................................................................................27
Removing the Coin-Cell Battery.....................................................................................................27
Installing the Coin-Cell Battery...................................................................................................... 28
Removing the Heatsink Assembly.................................................................................................. 28
Installing the Heatsink Assembly.................................................................................................... 29
Removing the Processor.................................................................................................................29
Installing the Processor.................................................................................................................. 30
Removing the Intrusion Switch...................................................................................................... 30
Installing the Intrusion Switch........................................................................................................ 30
System Board Components............................................................................................................ 31
Removing the System Board...........................................................................................................32
Installing the System Board............................................................................................................ 34
3 System Setup........................................................................................................ 35
Boot Sequence................................................................................................................................ 35
Navigation Keys...............................................................................................................................35
System Setup Options.....................................................................................................................36
Updating the BIOS ......................................................................................................................... 44
Clearing Forgotten Password......................................................................................................... 45
Clearing CMOS................................................................................................................................45
System and Setup Password........................................................................................................... 45
Assigning a System Password and Setup Password................................................................. 46
Deleting or Changing an Existing System and/or Setup Password..........................................46
Disabling a System Password.................................................................................................... 47
4 Diagnostics........................................................................................................... 49
Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) Diagnostics........................................................ 49
5 Troubleshooting Your Computer..................................................................... 51
Power LED Diagnostics................................................................................................................... 51
Beep Code....................................................................................................................................... 52
Error Messages................................................................................................................................ 52
6 Technical Specifications.....................................................................................57
7 Contacting Dell.................................................................................................... 63
Working on Your Computer
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Before Working Inside Your Computer
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help to
ensure your personal safety. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure included in this document
assumes that the following conditions exist:
•
You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.
•
A component can be replaced or--if purchased separately--installed by performing the removal
procedure in reverse order.
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with
your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance
Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not
authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that
came with the product.
CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface, such as a connector on the back of the
computer.
CAUTION: 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
processor by its edges, not by its pins.
CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable
itself. Some cables have connectors with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable,
press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect 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.
NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently than shown in
this document.
To avoid damaging your computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the
computer.
1.
Ensure that your work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being
scratched.
2.
Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer).
CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and
then unplug the cable from the network device.
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3.
Disconnect all network cables from the computer.
4.
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.
5.
Press and hold the power button while the computer is unplugged to ground the system board.
6.
Remove the cover.
CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an
unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work,
periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate static electricity, which could harm
internal components.
Turning Off Your Computer
CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you
turn off your computer.
1.
Shut down the operating system:
– In Windows 8:
*
Using a touch-enabled device:
a. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, opening the Charms menu and select
Settings.
b. Select the
*
and then select Shut down
Using a mouse:
a. Point to upper-right corner of the screen and click Settings.
b. Click the
and select Shut down.
– In Windows 7:
1. Click Start
.
2. Click Shut Down.
or
1. Click Start
.
2. Click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the Start menu as shown below, and then
click Shut Down..
2.
Ensure that the computer and all attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached
devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your operating system, press and hold
the power button for about 6 seconds to turn them off.
After Working Inside Your Computer
After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure you connect any external devices, cards, and
cables before turning on your computer.
1.
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Replace the cover.
CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then
plug it into the computer.
2.
Connect any telephone or network cables to your computer.
3.
Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets.
4.
Turn on your computer.
5.
If required, verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics.
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Removing and Installing Components
2
This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your
computer.
Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
•
Small flat-blade screwdriver
•
Phillips screwdriver
•
Small plastic scribe
System Overview
The figure below displays the inside view of the Small Form Factor after the base cover has been
removed. The call outs show the names and the layout of the components inside the computer.
Inside view
1. optical drive
2. front bezel
3. power supply unit
4. expansion card
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5. intrusion switch
6. heatsink cover
7. heatsink
8. drive cage
1. front I/O
2. system fan
3. system board
4. memory module
5. coin cell
6. speaker
Removing the Cover
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the thumbscrews that secure the cover to the computer. Slide the cover from the
computer.
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3.
Lift the cover upward to a 45–degree angle and remove it from the computer.
Installing the Cover
1.
Place the cover on the computer.
2.
Slide the computer cover towards the front of the chassis until it is fully engaged.
3.
Tighten the thumbscrew in clockwise direction to secure the computer cover.
4.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing the Front Bezel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover.
3.
Pry the front bezel retention clips away from the chassis.
4.
Rotate the bezel away from the computer to release the hooks on the opposite edge of the bezel
from the chassis. Then, lift the chassis and remove the front bezel from the computer.
Installing the Front Bezel
1.
Insert the hooks along the bottom edge of the front bezel into the slots on the chassis front.
2.
Push the bezel toward the computer to engage the front bezel retention clips until they click into
place.
3.
Install the cover.
4.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing The Expansion Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover
3.
Rotate the release tab on the card-retention latch upward.
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4.
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Pull the release lever away from the expansion card until you release the securing tab from the
dent in the card. [1].
b) Ease the card up and out of its connector and remove it from the computer. [2].
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Installing The Expansion Card
1.
Insert the expansion card into the connector on the system board and press down to secure it in
place.
2.
Install the cover
3.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Optical Drive
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover.
3.
Disconnect the data and power cables from the back of the optical drive.
4.
Lift the tab and slide the optical drive out to remove it from the computer.
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5.
Flex the optical-drive bracket and then lift the optical drive from the bracket
6.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 to remove the second optical drive (if available).
Installing the Optical Drive
1.
Insert the optical drive into the bracket.
2.
Slide the optical drive to insert it into the drive cage.
3.
Connect the data and power cables to the optical drive.
4.
Install the cover.
5.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Drive Cage
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the:
a) cover
b) front bezel
c) optical drive
3.
Disconnect the data and the power cables from the back of the hard drive.
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4.
Slide the blue drive-cage handle toward unlock position and lift the hard drive cage from the
computer.
Installing the Drive Cage
1.
Place the drive cage on the edge of the computer to allow access to the cable connectors on the
hard drive.
2.
Connect the data and power cables to the back of the hard drive.
3.
Flip over the drive cage and insert it into the chassis. The drive cage tabs are secured by the slots in
the chassis.
4.
Slide the drive-cage handle toward the locked position.
5.
Install the:
a) front bezel
b) optical drive
c) cover
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6.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Hard Drive
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the:
a) cover
b) optical drive
c) drive cage
3.
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration: and
a) Press the retention clips inwards [1].
b) Slide the hard-drive bracket out from the drive cage. [2].
4.
Flex the hard-drive bracket and remove the hard drive from the bracket.
5.
Remove the screws that secure the mini hard drive to the hard-drive bracket and remove the hard
drive from its bracket.
NOTE: Perform step 5 only if you have a mini hard drive.
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Installing the Hard Drive
1.
Tighten the screws to secure the mini hard drive (if available) to the hard-drive bracket.
2.
Flex the hard-drive bracket and then insert the hard drive into the bracket.
3.
Slide the hard-drive bracket into the drive cage.
4.
Install the:
a) drive cage
b) optical drive
c) cover
5.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Speaker
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove:
a) cover
b) optical drive
c) drive cage
3.
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Disconnect the speaker cable from the system board [1]
b) Release it from the securing tab inside the chassis. [2].
4.
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Press the speaker-securing tab [1].
b) Slide the speaker towards the right of the computer to release it [2].
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Installing the Speaker
1.
Place the speaker at the appropriate location on the chassis.
2.
Press the speaker-securing tab and slide the speaker towards the left of the computer to secure it.
3.
Guide the speaker cable through the securing tab and connect the speaker cable to the system
board.
4.
Install the:
a) drive cage
b) optical drive
c) cover
5.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Memory Module Guidelines
To ensure optimal performance of your computer, observe the following general guidelines when
configuring your system memory:
•
Memory modules of different sizes can be mixed (for example, 2 GB and 4 GB). But, all populated
channels must have identical configurations.
•
Memory modules must be installed beginning with the first socket.
NOTE: The memory sockets in your computer may be labeled differently depending on the
hardware configuration. For example, A1, A2 or 1,2,3.
•
If the quad-rank memory modules are mixed with single or dual-rank modules, the quad-rank
modules must be installed in the sockets with the white release levers.
•
If memory modules with different speeds are installed, they operate at the speed of the slowest
installed memory modules.
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Removing the Memory
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover.
3.
Press down on the memory retaining tabs on each side of the memory modules, and lift the
memory modules out of the connectors on the system board.
Installing the Memory
1.
Align the notch on the memory-card with the tab in the system-board connector.
2.
Press down on the memory module until the release tabs spring back to secure them in place.
3.
Install the cover.
4.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the System Fan
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove
a)
b)
c)
d)
3.
cover
optical drive
drive cage
front bezel
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a)
b)
c)
d)
Press the system-fan cable [1].
Disconnect the system-fan cable from the system board [2].
Unroute the cable from the system board.
Pry and remove the system fan away from the grommets securing it to the front of the
computer.
e) Then press the grommets inward along the slots and pass through the chassis.
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Installing the System Fan
1.
Place the system-fan in the chassis.
2.
Pass the grommets through the chassis and slide outward along the groove to secure it in place.
3.
Connect the system-fan cable to the system board.
4.
Install:
a)
b)
c)
d)
5.
front bezel
drive cage
optical drive
cover
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Power Switch
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the:
a)
b)
c)
d)
3.
cover
front bezel
optical drive
drive cage
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Disconnect the power-switch cable from the system board.
b) Unroute the cable from the system board.
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4.
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Press the clips on both side of the power switch [1].
b) Release it from the chassis [2].
c) Remove the power switch along with its cable from the computer
Installing the Power Switch
1.
Slide the power switch in through the front of the computer.
2.
Connect the power-switch cable to the system board.
3.
Install the:
a) drive cage
b) optical drive
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c) front bezel
d) cover
4.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the I/O Panel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the:
a)
b)
c)
d)
3.
cover
optical drive
drive cage
front bezel
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Disconnect the I/O cable the computer [1].
b) Disconnect the audio cable the computer [2].
c) Disconnect the HDD LED cable the computer [3].
4.
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Remove the screw that secures the I/O panel to the chassis. [1].
b) Slide the I/O panel to release and remove it from the computer [2].
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Installing the I/O Panel
1.
Insert the I/O panel into the slot on the chassis front.
2.
Slide the I/O panel to secure it to the chassis.
3.
Tighten the screw to secure the I/O panel to the chassis.
4.
Connect the I/O panel, audio cable, and fan shelter clip to the system board.
5.
Install the:
a)
b)
c)
d)
6.
drive cage
optical drive
front bezel
cover
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Power Supply
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove:
a)
b)
c)
d)
3.
cover
front bezel
optical drive
drive cage
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Press the 8–pin and 4–pin power cable [1].
b) Disconnect the 8-pin and 4–pin power cables from the system board [2].
c) Unroute the cable from the system board.
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4.
Release the blue latch from the system.
5.
Remove the screws that secure the power supply to the back of the computer
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6.
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Press the latch downwards to release the power supply unit [1].
b) Slide the power supply unit from the computer [2].
7.
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Lift the power supply out of the computer.
Installing the Power Supply
1.
Place the power supply in the chassis and slide towards the back of the computer to secure it.
2.
Tighten the screws securing the power supply to the back of the computer.
3.
Connect the 4-pin and 8–pin power cables to the system board.
4.
Thread the power cables into the chassis clips.
5.
Install:
a)
b)
c)
d)
6.
drive cage
optical drive
front bezel
cover
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Coin-Cell Battery
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the:
a) cover
b) front bezel
c) drive cage
3.
Press the release latch away from the battery to allow it to pop-up from the socket and then lift the
coin-cell battery out of the computer.
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Installing the Coin-Cell Battery
1.
Place the coin-cell battery into its slot on the system board.
2.
Press the coin-cell battery downward until the release latch springs back into place and secures it.
3.
Install the:
a) drive cage
b) front bezel
c) cover
4.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Heatsink Assembly
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover
3.
Using both hands, push away the two release handles while lifting the fan shroud upward and off
the computer.
4.
Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration:
a) Press the fan cable [1].
b) Disconnect the fan cable from the system board [2].
c) Loosen the captive screws, lift the heat sink assembly and then remove it from the computer.
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Installing the Heatsink Assembly
1.
Place the heat-sink assembly into the chassis.
2.
Tighten the captive screws to secure the heat-sink assembly to the system board.
3.
Connect the fan cable to the system board.
4.
Place the fan shroud on the fan and push to click in place.
5.
Install the cover
6.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Processor
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover.
3.
Remove the heat sink assembly.
4.
Press the release lever down and then move it outward to release it from the retention hook. Lift
the processor cover and remove the processor from the socket, and place it in antistatic bag.
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Installing the Processor
1.
Insert the processor into the processor socket. Ensure the processor is properly seated.
2.
Gently lower the processor cover.
3.
Press the release lever down and then move it inward to secure it with the retention hook.
4.
Install the heat-sink assembly.
5.
Install the cover.
6.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing the Intrusion Switch
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the:
a) cover
b) heat sink assembly
3.
Disconnect the intrusion-switch cable from the system board.
4.
Slide the intrusion switch toward the bottom of the chassis and remove it from the computer.
Installing the Intrusion Switch
1.
Insert the intrusion-switch into the chassis rear and slide it outward to secure it.
2.
Connect the intrusion-switch cable to the system board.
3.
Install the:
a) heat sink assembly
b) cover
4.
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Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
System Board Components
The following image displays the system board layout.
1. PCI Express x16 connector
12. system power connector
2. PCI Express x1 connector
13. system fan connector
3. intrusion-switch connector
14. RTC reset jumper
4. PS/2, serial connector
15. ODD SATA connector
5. power connector
16. HDD SATA connector
6. processor socket
17. power connector
7. CPU fan connector
18. front i/o connector
8. memory module connectors
19. internal speaker connector
9. HDD LED & chassis detect connector
20. password reset jumper
10. power switch connector
21. front audio connector
11. coin-cell battery
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Removing the System Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
cover
front bezel
optical drive
drive cage
memory
heat sink assembly
expansion card(s)
power supply
3.
Disconnect all the cables connected to the system board, and move the cables away from the
chassis.
4.
Turn the hex screw counter clockwise and remove from the system board
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5.
Lift the cover upward to a 45–degree angle and remove it from the computer.
6.
Remove the system board from the chassis.
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Installing the System Board
1.
Align the system board to the port connectors on the rear of the chassis and place the system
board in the chassis.
2.
Tighten the screws securing the system board to the chassis.
3.
Connect the cables to the system board.
4.
Install the:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
5.
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power supply
expansion card(s)
heat sink assembly
memory
drive cage
optical drive
front bezel
cover
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
System Setup
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System Setup enables you to manage your computer hardware and specify BIOS‐level options. From the
System Setup, you can:
•
Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware
•
View the system hardware configuration
•
Enable or disable integrated devices
•
Set performance and power management thresholds
•
Manage your computer security
Boot Sequence
Boot Sequence allows you to bypass the System Setup‐defined boot device order and boot directly to a
specific device (for example: optical drive or hard drive). During the Power-on Self Test (POST), when
the Dell logo appears, you can:
•
Access System Setup by pressing <F2> key
•
Bring up the one-time boot menu by pressing <F12> key
The one-time boot menu displays the devices that you can boot from including the diagnostic option.
The boot-menu options are:
•
Removable Drive (if available)
•
STXXXX Drive
NOTE: XXX denotes the SATA drive number.
•
Optical Drive
•
Diagnostics
NOTE: Choosing Diagnostics, will display the ePSA diagnostics screen.
The boot sequence screen also displays the option to access the System Setup screen.
Navigation Keys
The following table displays the system setup navigation keys.
NOTE: For most of the system setup options, changes that you make are recorded but do not take
effect until you re-start the system.
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Table 1. Navigation Keys
Keys
Navigation
Up arrow
Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow
Moves to the next field.
<Enter>
Allows you to select a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in
the field.
Spacebar
Expands or collapses a drop‐down list, if applicable.
<Tab>
Moves to the next focus area.
NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.
<Esc>
Moves to the previous page till you view the main screen. Pressing <Esc> in the
main screen displays a message that prompts you to save any unsaved changes and
restarts the system.
<F1>
Displays the System Setup help file.
System Setup Options
NOTE: Depending on your computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or
may not appear.
Table 2. General
Option
Description
System Board
This section lists the primary hardware
features of your computer.
•
•
•
•
•
Boot Sequence
System Information
Memory Information
PCI Information
Processor Information
Device Information
Allows you to change the order in
which the computer attempts to find an
operating system.
•
Boot Sequence
•
•
•
•
•
Diskette drive
SATA HDD Drive
USB Storgae Device
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive
Onboard NIC
•
•
Boot List Option
Allows you to change the boot
list option.
– Legacy
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Option
Description
– UEFI
Advanced Boot Options
Allows you to Enable Legacy Option
ROMs
•
Date/Time
Enabled (Default)
Allows you to set the date and time. The
changes to the system date and time
takes effect immediately.
Table 3. System Configuration
Option
Description
Integrated NIC
Allows you to configure the integrated network controller. The
options are:
•
•
•
•
•
Serial Port
Disabled
Enable UEFI Network Stack
Enabled
Enabled w/PXE (Default)
Enabled w/Cloud Desktop
Identifies and defines the serial port settings. You can set the
serial port to:
•
•
•
•
•
Disabled(Default)
COM1
COM2
COM3
COM4
NOTE: The operating system may allocate resources even if
the setting is disabled.
SATA Operation
Allows you to configure the internal SATA hard-drive
controller. The options are:
•
•
•
Drives
Disabled
ATA
AHCI (Default)
Allows you to enable or disable the various drives on-board:
•
•
•
SATA-0
SATA-1
SATA-2
Default Setting: All drives are enabled.
SMART Reporting
This field controls if the hard drive errors for the integrated
drives are reported during system startup. This technology is
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Option
Description
part of the SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting
Technology) specification.
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USB Configuration
Enable SMART Reporting - This option is disabled by
default.
Allows you to enable or disable the internal USB configuration.
The options are:
•
•
•
•
•
Audio
Enable Boot Support
Enable Front USB Ports
Enable USB 3.0 Ports
Enable Rear Dual USB 2.0 Ports
Enable Dual USB 2.0 Ports (Under LAN ports)
Allows you enable or disable the audio feature.
Default Setting: Audio is enabled
Table 4. Video
Option
Description
Multi-Display
Allows you to enables or disables MultiDisplay, it should be enabled for
windows 7 32/64bit or later only.
•
Disable Multi Display
Table 5. Security
Option
Description
Admin Password
This field lets you set, change, or delete the administrator (admin) password
(sometimes called the setup password). The admin password enables several
security features.
The drive does not have a password set by default.
•
•
•
System Password
This field lets you set, change, or delete the system password. The system
password enables several security features.
The drive does not have a password set by default.
•
•
•
Internal HDD_0
Password
Enter the old password
Enter the new password
Confirm the new password
Allows you to set, change, or delete the password on the computer’s internal
hard disk drive (HDD) Successful change to this password take effect
immediately. The drive does not have a password set by default
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Enter the old password
Enter the new password
Confirm the new password
Enter the old password
Option
Description
•
•
Enter the new password
Confirm the new password
Strong Password
Enable strong password - This option is disabled by default.
Password
Configuration
This field controls the minimum and maximum number of characters allowed
for the admin and system passwords.
•
•
•
•
Password Bypass
Admin Password Min
Admin Password Max
System Password Min
System Password Max
Allows you to bypass the System Password and the internal HDD password
prompts during a system restart.
•
•
Disabled - Always prompt for the system and internal HDD password
when they are set. This option is disabled by default.
Reboot Bypass - Bypass the password prompts on restarts (warm
boots).
NOTE: The system will always prompt for the system and internal HDD
passwords when powered on from the off state (a cold boot). Also, the
system will always prompt for passwords on any module bay HDDs that
may be present.
Password Change
Allows you to determine whether changes to the system and hard disk
passwords are permitted when an administrator password is set.
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TPM Security
Allow Non-Admin Password Changes - This option is enabled by
default.
This option lets you control whether the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) in the
system is enabled and visible to the operating system.
TPM Security - This option is disabled by default.
TPM ACPI Support
TPM PPI Deprovision Override
Clear
TPM PPI Provision Override
NOTE: Activation, deactivation, and clear options are not affected if you
load the setup program's default values. Changes to this option take effect
immediately.
Computrace
Chassis Intrusion
This field lets you activate or disable the BIOS module interface of the optional
Computrace Service from Absolute Software.
•
•
•
Deactivate - This option is disabled by default.
Disable
Activate
•
•
Disable - This option is disabled by default.
On-Silent
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Option
Description
CPU XD Support
Allows you to enable or disable the execute disable mode of the processor.
•
Enable CPU XD Support - This option is enabled by default.
Admin Setup Lockout Allows you to enable or disable the option to enter setup when an admin
password is set.
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HDD Protection
Support
Enable Admin Setup Lockout - This option is not set by default.
Allows you to enable or disable the HDD Protection feature
•
HDD Protection SupportDisable - This option is disabled by default.
Table 6. Secure Boot
Option
Description
Secure Boot Enable
Allows you to enable or disable the
Secure Boot Feature. The options are:
•
•
Expert Key Management
Disabled (Default)
Enabled
Allows you to manipulate the security
key databases only if the system is in
Custom Mode. The Enable Custom
Mode option is disabled by default. The
options are:
•
•
•
•
PK
KEK
db
dbx
If you enable the Custom Mode, the
relevant options for PK, KEK, db, and
dbx appear. The options are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Save to File- Saves the key to a
user-selected file
Replace from File- Replaces the
current key with a key from a
user-selected file
Append from File- Adds a key to
the current database from a
user-selected file
Delete- Deletes the selected key
Reset All Keys- Resets to default
setting
Delete All Keys- Deletes all the
keys
Option
Description
NOTE: If you disable the Custom
Mode, all the changes made will be
erased and the keys will restore to
default settings.
Table 7. Performance
Option
Description
Multi Core Support
Specifies whether the process will have
one or all cores enabled. The
performance of some applications will
improve with the additional cores.
•
•
•
All - Enabled by default
1
2
Intel SpeedStep
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel
SpeedStep feature.
Default Setting: Enable Intel SpeedStep
C States Control
Allows you to enable or disable the
additional processor sleep states.
Default Setting:Enabled
Limit CPUID Value
This field limits the maximum value the
processor Standard CPUID Function will
support
•
Disable CPUID Limit
NOTE: Some Operating system will
not complete installation when the
maximum CPUID Function is
greater than 3
HyperThread control (SFF)
Allows you to enable or disable the
Hyper-Threading Technology. This
option is enabled by default.
Table 8. Power Management
Option
Description
AC Recovery
Specifies how the computer will respond when AC power is applied after a AC
power loss. You can set the AC Recovery to:
•
•
•
Auto On Time
Power Off (Default)
Power On
Last Power State
Allows you to set the time at which the computer must turn on automatically.
The options are:
•
Disabled (Default)
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Option
Description
•
•
•
Deep Sleep Control
Allows you to define the controls when Deep Sleep is enabled.
•
•
•
Fan Speed Control
Every Day
Weekdays
Select Days
Disabled
Enabled in S5 only
Enabled in S4 and S5 Enabled
Controls the speed of the system fan. This option is disabled by default.
NOTE: When enabled, the fan runs at full speed.
USB Wake Support
This option allows you to enable USB devices to wake the computer from
standby.
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Wake on LAN
Enable USB Wake Support - This option is enabled by default.
This option allows the computer to power up from the off state when triggered
by a special LAN signal. Wake-up from the Standby state is unaffected by this
setting and must be enabled in the operating system. This feature only works
when the computer is connected to AC power supply. The options differ based
on the form factor.
•
•
•
Disabled - Does not allow the system to power on by special LAN
signals when it receives a wake-up signal from the LAN or wireless LAN.
LAN Only - Allows the system to be powered on by special LAN signals.
LAN or PXE Boot - Allows the system to be powered on by special LAN
or PXE Bootsignals. (For Ultra Small Form Factor only)
This option is Disabled by default.
Block Sleep
Allows you to block entering to sleep (S3 state) in OS Environment.
Default Setting: Disabled
Intel Smart Connect
Technology
The option is disabled by default. If option enables will periodically sense
nearby wireless connection while the system is asleep. It will synchronize
emails or social media application that were open when system entered the
sleep state.
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Smart Connection
Table 9. POST Behavior
Option
Description
Numlock LED
Specifies if the NumLock function can be enabled when the system boots. This
option is enabled by default.
Keyboard Errors
Specifies whether keyboard related errors are reported when it boots. This
option is enabled by default.
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Table 10. Virtualization Support
Option
Description
Virtualization
This option specifies whether a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) can utilize the
additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization technology.
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Enable Intel Virtualization Technology - This option is enabled by
default.
Table 11. Maintenance
Option
Description
Service Tag
Displays the service tag of your computer.
Asset Tag
Allows you to create a system asset tag if an asset tag is not already set. This
option is not set by default.
SERR Messages
Controls the SERR message mechanism. This option is not set by default. Some
graphics cards require that the SERR message mechanism be disabled.
Table 12. Cloud Desktop
Option
Description
Server Lookup Method
Specifies how the ImageServer looks up the server address.
•
•
Static IP
DNS (enabled by default)
NOTE: This field is only relevant when the Integrated NIC control in
the System Configuration group is set to Enabled with ImageServer.
Server IP Address
Specifies the primary static IP address of the ImageServer with which the
client software communicates. The default IP address is 255.255.255.255.
NOTE: This field is only relevant when the Integrated NIC control in
the System Configuration group is set to Enabled with ImageServer
and when Lookup Method is set to Static IP.
Server Port
Specifies the primary IP port of the ImageServer, which is used by the
client to communicate. The default IP port is 06910.
NOTE: This field is only relevant when the Integrated NIC control in
the System Configuration group is set to Enabled with ImageServer.
Client Address Method
Specifies how the client obtains the IP address.
•
•
Static IP
DHCP (enabled by default)
NOTE: This field is only relevant when the Integrated NIC control in
the System Configuration group is set to Enabled with ImageServer.
Client IP Address
Specifies the static IP address of the client. The default IP address is
255.255.255.255.
NOTE: This field is only relevant when the Integrated NIC control in
the System Configuration group is set to Enabled with ImageServer
and when Client DHCP is set to Static IP.
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Option
Description
Client SubnetMask
Specifies the subnet mask of the client. The default setting is
255.255.255.255.
NOTE: This field is only relevant when the Integrated NIC control in
the System Configuration group is set to Enabled with ImageServer
and when Client DHCP is set to Static IP.
Client Gateway
Specifies the gateway IP address for the client. The default setting is
255.255.255.255.
NOTE: This field is only relevant when the Integrated NIC control in
the System Configuration group is set to Enabled with ImageServer
and when Client DHCP is set to Static IP.
Advanced
Specifies for Advanced debugging
•
Verbose Mode (Disabled)
NOTE: This Option is only relevant when the integrated NIC control in
the System Configuration group is set to enable with Cloud Desktop.
Table 13. System Logs
Option
Description
BIOS events
Displays the system event log and allows you to clear the log.
•
Clear Log
Updating the BIOS
It is recommended to update your BIOS (system setup), on replacing the system board or if an update is
available. For laptops, ensure that your computer battery is fully charged and connected to a power
outlet
1.
Re-start the computer.
2.
Go to dell.com/support.
3.
Enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code and click Submit.
NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag?
NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect Service Tag. Proceed with the
instructions on screen.
4.
If you are unable to locate or find the Service Tag, click the Product Category of your computer.
5.
Choose the Product Type from the list.
6.
Select your computer model and the Product Support page of your computer appears.
7.
Click Drivers & Downloads.
8.
On the Drivers and Downloads screen, under the Operating System drop-down list, select BIOS.
9.
Identify the latest BIOS file and click Download File.
10. Select your preferred download method in the Please select your download method below
window; click Download File.
The File Download window appears.
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11. Click Save to save the file on your computer.
12. Click Run to install the updated BIOS settings on your computer.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Clearing Forgotten Password
The system's software security features include a system password and a setup password. The password
jumper disables any password(s) currently in use. There are 3–pins for the password reset jumper.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover.
3.
Identify the password reset jumper on the system board, see the System Board Components.
4.
Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix it on pins 1 and 2
5.
Install the cover.
6.
Connect the computer to the electrical outlet and power-on the computer to clear the password.
7.
Power-off the computer and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet.
8.
Remove the cover.
9.
Replace the jumper on the pins 2 and 3.
10. Install the cover.
11. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
12. Power-on the computer.
13. Go to the system setup, and assign a new system or setup password.
Clearing CMOS
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover.
3.
Remove the PCI card if installed.
4.
Identify the CMOS jumper on the system board, see the System Board Components.
5.
Place the 2-pin jumper plug on pins 1 and 2 to clear CMOS
6.
Install PCI card if installed.
7.
Install the cover.
8.
Connect the computer to the electrical outlet and power-on the computer to clear the CMOS.
9.
Power-off the computer and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet.
10. Remove the cover.
11. Replace the jumper on the pins 1 and 2.
12. Install PCI card if installed.
13. Install the cover.
14. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
15. Power-on the computer.
System and Setup Password
You can create a system password and a setup password to secure your computer.
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Password Type
Description
System password
Password that you must enter to log on to your system.
Setup password
Password that you must enter to access and make changes to the BIOS settings of
your computer.
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on your computer.
CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your computer if it is not locked and left
unattended.
NOTE: Your computer is shipped with the system and setup password feature disabled.
Assigning a System Password and Setup Password
You can assign a new System Password and/or Setup Password or change an existing System Password
and/or Setup Password only when Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status is Locked, you
cannot change the System Password.
NOTE: If the password jumper is disabled, the existing System Password and Setup Password is
deleted and you need not provide the system password to log on to the computer.
To enter a system setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or re-boot.
1.
In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press <Enter>.
The System Security screen appears.
2.
In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
3.
Select System Password , enter your system password, and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
– A password can have up to 32 characters.
– The password can contain the numbers 0 through 9.
– Only lower case letters are valid, upper case letters are not allowed.
– Only the following special characters are allowed: space, (”), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
Re-enter the system password when prompted.
4.
Type the system password that you entered earlier and click OK.
5.
Select Setup Password, type your system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
A message prompts you to re-type the setup password.
6.
Type the setup password that you entered earlier and click OK.
7.
Press <Esc> and a message prompts you to save the changes.
8.
Press <Y> to save the changes.
The computer reboots.
Deleting or Changing an Existing System and/or Setup Password
Ensure that the Password Status is Unlocked (in the System Setup) before attempting to delete or
change the existing System and/or Setup password. You cannot delete or change an existing System or
Setup password, if the Password Status is Locked.
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To enter the System Setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or reboot.
1.
In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press <Enter>.
The System Security screen is displayed.
2.
In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
3.
Select System Password, alter or delete the existing system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
4.
Select Setup Password, alter or delete the existing setup password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
NOTE: If you change the System and/or Setup password, re-enter the new password when
promoted. If you delete the System and/or Setup password, confirm the deletion when
promoted.
5.
Press <Esc> and a message prompts you to save the changes.
6.
Press <Y> to save the changes and exit from the System Setup.
The computer reboots.
Disabling a System Password
The system's software security features include a system password and a setup password. The password
jumper disables any password(s) currently in use.
NOTE: You can also use the following steps to disable a forgotten password.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working on Your Computer.
2.
Remove the cover.
3.
Identify the PSWD jumper on the system board.
4.
Remove the PSWD jumper from the system board.
NOTE: The existing passwords are not disabled (erased) until the computer boots without the
jumper.
5.
Install the cover.
NOTE: If you assign a new system and/or setup password with the PSWD jumper installed, the
system disables the new password(s) the next time it boots.
6.
Connect the computer to the electrical outlet and power-on the computer.
7.
Power-off the computer and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet.
8.
Remove the cover.
9.
Replace the PSWD jumper on the system board.
10. Install the cover.
11. Follow the procedures in After Working on Your Computer.
12. Power-on the computer.
13. Go to the system setup, and assign a new system or setup password. See Setting up a System
Password.
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Diagnostics
4
If you experience a problem with your computer, run the ePSA diagnostics before contacting Dell for
technical assistance. The purpose of running diagnostics is to test your computer's hardware without
requiring additional equipment or risking data loss. If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, service
and support personnel can use the diagnostics results to help you solve the problem.
Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA)
Diagnostics
The ePSA diagnostics (also known as system diagnostics) performs a complete check of your hardware.
The ePSA is embedded with the BIOS and is launched by the BIOS internally. The embedded system
diagnostics provides a set of options for particular devices or device groups allowing you to:
•
Run tests automatically or in an interactive mode
•
Repeat tests
•
Display or save test results
•
Run thorough tests to introduce additional test options to provide extra information about the
failed device(s)
•
View status messages that inform you if tests are completed successfully
•
View error messages that inform you of problems encountered during testing
CAUTION: Use the system diagnostics to test only your computer. Using this program with other
computers may cause invalid results or error messages.
NOTE: Some tests for specific devices require user interaction. Always ensure that you are present
at the computer terminal when the diagnostic tests are performed.
1.
Power-on the computer.
2.
As the computer boots, press the <F12> key as the Dell logo appears.
3.
On the boot menu screen, select the Diagnostics option.
The Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment window is displayed, listing all devices detected in the
computer. The diagnostics starts running the tests on all the detected devices.
4.
If you wish to run a diagnostic test on a specific device, press <Esc> and click Yes to stop the
diagnostic test.
5.
Select the device from the left pane and click Run Tests.
6.
If there are any issues, error codes are displayed.
Note the error code and contact Dell.
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Troubleshooting Your Computer
5
You can troubleshoot your computer using indicators like Diagnostic Lights, Beep Codes, and Error
Messages during the operation of the computer.
Power LED Diagnostics
The power button LED located on the front of the chassis also functions as a bicolored diagnostic LED.
The diagnostic LED is only active and visible during the POST process. Once the operating system starts
to load, it is no longer visible.
Amber LED blinking scheme – The pattern is 2 or 3 blinks followed by a short pause then x number of
blinks up to 7. The repeated pattern has a long pause inserted in the middle. For example 2,3 = 2 amber
blinks, short pause, 3 amber blinks followed by long pause then repeats.
Table 14. Power LED Diagnostics
Amber LED State
White LED State
Description
off
off
system is OFF
off
breathing
system is in sleep state
blinking
off
power supply unit (PSU) failure
steady
off
PSU is working but failed to fetch code
off
steady
system is ON
Amber LED State
Description
2,1
system board failure
2,2
system board, PSU or PSU cabling failure
2,3
system board, memory or CPU failure
2, 4
coin-cell battery failure
2,5
corrupt BIOS
2,6
CPU configuration failure or CPU failure
2,7
memory modules are detected, but a memory failure
3,1
possible peripheral card or system board failure
3,2
possible USB failure
3,3
no memory modules are detected
3,4
possible system board error
3,5
memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error
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Amber LED State
Description
3,6
possible system board resource and/or hardware failure
3,7
some other failure with messages on screen
Beep Code
The computer can emit a series of beeps during start-up if the display does not show errors or
problems. These series of beeps, called beep codes, identify various problems. The delay between each
beep is 300 ms, the delay between each set of beeps is 3 sec, and the beep sound lasts 300 ms. After
each beep and each set of beeps, the BIOS should detect if the user presses the power button. If so,
BIOS will jump out from looping and execute the normal shutdown process and power system.
Code
1-3-2
Cause
Memory failure
NOTE: 1. If the system is attached with an internal speaker we can hear the beep sound directly.
NOTE: 2. If the system does have an internal speaker, connect an external speaker to line out
connection to hear the beep sound.
NOTE: User can also check the power LED behavior instead of the beep code for troubleshooting
purpose.
Error Messages
Error Message
Description
Address mark not
found
The BIOS found a faulty disk sector or could not find a particular disk sector.
Alert! Previous
The computer failed to complete the boot routine three consecutive times for the
attempts at
same error. Contact Dell and report the checkpoint code (nnnn) to the support
booting this
technician
system have failed
at checkpoint
[nnnn]. For help in
resolving this
problem, please
note this
checkpoint and
contact Dell
Technical Support.
Alert! Security
The MFG_MODE jumper has been set and AMT Management features are disabled
override Jumper is until it is removed.
installed.
Attachment failed
to respond
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The floppy or hard drive controller cannot send data to the associated drive.
Error Message
Description
Bad command or
file name
Ensure that you have spelled the command correctly, put spaces in the proper
place, and used the correct pathname.
Bad errorThe floppy or hard drive controller detected an uncorrectable read error.
correction code
(ECC) on disk read
Controller has
failed
The hard drive or the associated controller is defective.
Data error
The floppy or hard drive cannot read the data. For the Windows operating system,
run the chkdsk utility to check the file structure of the floppy or hard drive. For
any other operating system, run the appropriate corresponding utility.
Decreasing
available memory
One or more memory modules may be faulty or improperly seated. Re-install the
memory modules and, if necessary, replace them.
Diskette drive 0
seek failure
A cable may be loose or the computer configuration information may not match
the hardware configuration.
Diskette read
failure
The floppy disk may be defective or a cable may be loose. If the drive access light
turns on, try a different disk.
Diskette
subsystem reset
failed
The floppy drive controller may be faulty.
Gate A20 failure
One or more memory modules may be faulty or improperly seated. Reinstall the
memory modules and, if necessary, replace them.
General failure
The operating system is unable to carry out the command. This message is usually
followed by specific information—for example, Printer out of paper. Take the
appropriate action to resolve the problem.
Hard-disk drive
configuration
error
The hard drive failed initialization.
Hard-disk drive
controller failure
The hard drive failed initialization.
Hard-disk drive
failure
The hard drive failed initialization.
Hard-disk drive
read failure
The hard drive failed initialization.
Invalid
configuration
informationplease run SETUP
program
The computer configuration information does not match the hardware
configuration.
Invalid Memory
configuration,
DIMM1 slot does not recognize a memory module. The module should be reseated or installed.
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Error Message
Description
please populate
DIMM1
Keyboard failure
A cable or connector may be loose, or the keyboard or keyboard/mouse
controller may be faulty.
Memory address
line failure at
address, read
value expecting
value
A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Reinstall the memory
modules and, if necessary, replace them.
Memory allocation The software you are attempting to run is conflicting with the operating system,
error
another program, or a utility.
Memory data line
failure at address,
read value
expecting value
A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Reinstall the memory
modules and, if necessary, replace them.
Memory double
word logic failure
at address, read
value expecting
value
A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Reinstall the memory
modules and, if necessary, replace them.
Memory odd/even A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Reinstall the memory
logic failure at
modules and, if necessary, replace them
address, read
value expecting
value
Memory write/
read failure at
address, read
value expecting
value
A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Reinstall the memory
modules and, if necessary, replace them.
Memory size in
CMOS invalid
The amount of memory recorded in the computer configuration information does
not match the memory installed in the computer.
Memory tests
terminated by
keystroke
A keystroke interrupted the memory test.
No boot device
available
The computer cannot find the floppy disk or hard drive.
No boot sector on The computer configuration information in System Setup may be incorrect.
hard-disk drive
No timer tick
interrupt
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A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning.
Error Message
Description
Non-system disk
or disk error
The floppy disk in drive A does not have a bootable operating system installed on
it. Either replace the floppy disk with one that has a bootable operating system, or
remove the floppy disk from drive A and restart the computer.
Not a boot
diskette
The operating system is trying to boot to a floppy disk that does not have a
bootable operating system installed on it. Insert a bootable floppy disk.
Plug and play
configuration
error
The computer encountered a problem while trying to configure one or more
cards.
Read fault
The operating system cannot read from the floppy or hard drive, the computer
could not find a particular sector on the disk, or the requested sector is defective.
Requested sector
not found
The operating system cannot read from the floppy or hard drive, the computer
could not find a particular sector on the disk, or the requested sector is defective.
Reset failed
The disk re-set operation failed.
Sector not found
The operating system cannot locate a sector on the floppy or hard drive.
Seek error
The operating system cannot find a specific track on the floppy disk or hard drive.
Shutdown failure
A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning.
Time-of-day clock The battery might be dead.
stopped
Time-of-day not
set-please run the
System Setup
program
The time or date stored in System Setup does not match the computer clock.
Timer chip
counter 2 failed
A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning.
Unexpected
interrupt in
protected mode
The keyboard controller may be malfunctioning or a memory module may be
loose.
WARNING: Dell's
Disk Monitoring
System has
detected that drive
[0/1] on the
[primary/
secondary] EIDE
controller is
operating outside
of normal
specifications. It is
advisable to
immediately back
up your data and
replace your hard
During initial startup, the drive detected possible error conditions. When your
computer finishes booting, immediately back up your data and replace your hard
drive (for installation procedures, see "Adding and Removing Parts" for your
computer type). If no replacement drive is immediately available and the drive is
not the only bootable drive, enter System Setup and change the appropriate drive
setting to None. Then remove the drive from the computer.
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Error Message
Description
drive by calling
your support desk
or Dell.
Write fault
The operating system cannot write to the floppy or hard drive.
Write fault on
selected drive
The operating system cannot write to the floppy or hard drive.
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Technical Specifications
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NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. The following specifications are only those required by law to
ship with your computer. For comprehensive specification of your computer go to Specifications’
section in your Owner’s Manual available on the support site at dell.com/support. For more
information about the configuration of your computer, go to Help and Support in your Windows
operating system and select the option to view information about your computer.
Table 15. Processor
Feature
Specification
Type
Core™ I5-4570 Processor (Quad Core, 3.20GHz Turbo, 6MB,
w/ HD Graphics 4600)/Core™ i3-4130 Processor (Dual
Core, 3.4GHz, 3MB w/ HD Graphics 4400)/Pentium® G3220
Processor (Dual Core, 3.0GHz, 3MB w/ HD Graphics)
Cache
Core™ I5-4570 Processor (6MB)/Core™ i3-4130 Processor
( 3MB )/Pentium® G3220 Processor (3MB)
Table 16. System Information
Feature
Specification
Chipset
Intel H81 Chipset
BIOS chip (NVRAM)
64Mbit (8MB)
Table 17. Memory
Feature
Specification
Type
DDR3 Synch DRAM Non-ECC Memory
Speed
1600MHz
Connectors:
2 DDR connectors on MB
Capacity
Up to 8 GB
Minimum Memory
2 GB
Maximum memory:
16GB
Table 18. Video
Feature
Specification
Integrated
HD Graphics 4600/ HD Graphics 4400/ HD Graphics,base
on CPU Type
Discrete
AMD Radeon HD8570 or AMD Radeon HD8490
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Table 19. Audio
Feature
Specification
Integrated
Realtek ALC3220 High Definition Audio, Line in(MIC)/Line
out port on rear side and MIC/HP on front I/O side
Table 20. Network
Feature
Specification
Integrated
Realtek RTL8151GD GIGABIT ETHERNET LAN 10/100/1000
Table 21. System Information
Feature
Specification
System chipset
Intel H81 Chipset
DMA Channels
Seven Programmable Channels
Interrupt Levels
BIOS Chip (NVRAM)
64Mbit (8MB)
Table 22. Expansion Bus
Feature
Specification
Bus Type
PCIex16 *1/PCIex1
Bus Speed:
PCIex16 support Gen2 5Gbps/PCIex1 support gen 2 5Gbps
Table 23. Drives
Feature
Specification
Externally accessible:
ODD is externally accessible
Internally accessible
HDD is internally accessible
Table 24. External Connectors
Feature
Specification
Audio
Line in(MIC)/Line out port on rear side and MIC/HP on front
I/O side
Front Panel
USB2.0 *2 and MIC*1 /HP *1 supported on front panel
Back Panel
VGA *1/DP*1/RJ45*1/USB3.0*2/USB2.0*4/Line in(MIC) *1/
Line out *1
Network Adapter
support Broadcom NetXtreme 10/100/1000 PCIe Gigabit
Networking Card
Serial
support Serial / PS/2 Add-in Bracket or Serial / Parallel Port
PCIe Add-in Card
Parallel
Serial / Parallel Port PCIe Add-in Card
USB
USB 2.0 (Front / Rear / Internal) is 2 /4 /0 and USB 3.0
(Front / Rear / Internal) is 0 / 2 / 0
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Feature
Specification
Video
VGA and DP output support on rear I/O side
Table 25. Internal Connectors
Feature
Specification
System power
single power rail 255W PSU(4 pin cable for CPU power/ 8
Pin cable for system power)
System fans
1 system FAN connector on rear side
Processor fans
1 CPU FAN connector near CPU
HDD fans
N/A
Memory
2 DDR slot supported
Processor
Intel LGA1150 CPU socket
Back I/O:
VGA *1/DP*1/RJ45*1/USB3.0*2/USB2.0*4/Line in(MIC) *1/
Line out *1
Front I/O:
USB2.0 *2 and MIC*1 /HP *1 supported on front panel
Hard drive/ Optical drive:
SATA
2 SATA supported(1 SATA Gen3 for HDD. 1 SATA Gen2 for
ODD)
Power
single power rail 255W PSU
Table 26. Controls and Lights
Feature
Specification
Front of the computer:
Power button light
White light — Solid white light indicates power-on state;
Breathing white light indicates sleep state of the computer.
Drive activity light
White light — Blinking white light indicates that the
computer is reading data from or writing data to the hard
drive
Back of the computer:
Link integrity light on integrated
network adapter
Green — a good 10 Mbps connection exists between the
network and the computer.
Green — a good 100 Mbps connection exists between the
network and the computer.
Orange — a good 1000 Mbps connection exists between
the network and the computer.
Off (no light) — the computer is not detecting a physical
connection to the network.
Network activity light on integrated
network adapter
Yellow light — A blinking yellow light indicates that network
activity is present.
Power supply diagnostic light
Green light — The power supply is turned on and is
functional. The power cable must be connected to the
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Feature
Specification
power connector (at the back of the computer) and the
electrical outlet.
Table 27. Power
Feature
Specification
Coin-cell battery
3V Lithium CR2032
Voltage
100 VAC to 240 VAC
Wattage
255 W
Maximum heat dissipation
N/A
NOTE: Heat dissipation is calculated by using the power supply wattage rating.
Table 28. Physical
Feature
Specification
Physical
8.38 liters
Height
290 mm
Width
92.6 mm
Depth
312 mm
Weight
5 Kgs
Table 29. Environmental
Feature
Specification
Temperature:
Operating
0 degree to 35 degree
Storage
'-40 degree to 65 degree
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
20 R.H. to 80 R.H.
Storage
20 R.H. to 95 R.H.
Maximum vibration:
Operating
0.26Grms
Storage
1.37Grms
Maximum shock:
Operating
40G/2ms
Storage
50G/19ms
Altitude:
60
Operating
–15.2 m to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.20 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)
Feature
Specification
Airborne contaminant level
G1 or lower as defined by ANSI/ISA-S71.04-1985
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Contacting Dell
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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 telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by
country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales,
technical support, or customer service issues:
1.
Go to dell.com/contactdell.
2.
Verify your country or region from the drop-down menu at the top left corner of the page.
3.
Select your support category: Technical Support, Customer Support, Sales, or International
Support Services.
4.
Select the appropriate service or support link based on your requirement.
NOTE: If you have purchased a Dell system, you may be asked for the Service Tag.
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