Dell Dimension 8250 Specifications

Dell™ Dimension™ 8250 Series
CD or DVD volume
control dial
CD or DVD
activity light
CD or DVD drive
eject button
floppy drive
eject button*
floppy drive light*
hard drive light
USB 2.0
connectors (2)
power button
headphone connector
service tag
*On computers
with an optional
floppy drive.
power connector
voltage selection switch
serial connector
parallel connector
keyboard connector
mouse connector
USB 2.0 connectors (6)
network adapter
microphone
connector
line-out
connector
video connector
line-in
connector
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Hints, Notices, and Cautions
HINT: A HINT indicates important information that helps you make better
use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of
data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage,
personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Tell Me How help
file. To access help files, see page 38.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this
document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are not applicable.
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Contents
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
General
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When Using Your Computer
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When Working Inside Your Computer
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Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
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Ergonomic Computing Habits
Battery Disposal
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Finding Information for Your Computer
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1 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
Setting Up a Printer
Printer Cable
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Connecting a Parallel Printer
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Connecting a USB Printer
Connecting Two Monitors
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Connecting the Monitors to Your Computer .
Enabling Clone Mode
Enabling Extended Desktop Mode
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Transferring Information to a New Computer
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
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Network Setup Wizard .
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Connecting to the Internet
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Connecting to a Network Adapter
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
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Copying CDs
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Using Easy CD Creator Basic
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Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs
Helpful Tips
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How to Copy a CD
Hyper-Threading
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Turning Off the Computer
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2 Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
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Finding Help Information
Battery Problems
Drive Problems
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Floppy drive problems
CD drive problems
Problems writing to a CD-RW drive
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DVD drive problems
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Hard drive problems
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E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Error Messages
General Problems
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The computer stops responding
A program stops responding
A program crashes repeatedly
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A program is designed for an
earlier Windows operating system
A solid blue screen appears
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Other software problems
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Other technical problems
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General hardware problems
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IEEE 1394 Device Problems
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Keyboard Problems
Mouse Problems
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Power Problems .
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Printer Problems
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Network Problems
Scanner Problems
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Sound and Speaker Problems
No sound from speakers
No sound from headphones
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Video and Monitor Problems
If the screen is blank
If the screen is difficult to read
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Diagnostic Lights
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Dell Diagnostics .
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3 Advanced Troubleshooting
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When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
Starting the Dell Diagnostics
Drivers
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Identifying Drivers
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Reinstalling drivers
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What Is a Driver?
Using System Restore
Creating a Restore Point
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Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
Undoing the Last System Restore
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Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
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Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
Before You Reinstall
Reinstalling Windows XP
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Reinstalling Drivers and Software
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4 Adding Parts
Front and Back View of the Computer
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Front View .
Back View
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Reattaching the Hinge Arms
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Reattaching the Front Door
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Reattaching the Front Door and Hinge Arms
Opening the Computer Cover
Looking Inside Your Computer
System Board
Installing and Removing Cards
Cards
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Installing a Card
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Removing a Card .
Adding Memory
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RDRAM Overview
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Removing a Memory Module
Adding a Memory Module
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Removing an AGP Card
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Installing an AGP Card
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Adding a Second Hard Drive
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Adding or Replacing the AGP Card
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Adding a Floppy Drive
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Removing the Front-Panel Insert
Installing a Floppy Drive
Closing the Computer Cover
5 Appendix
Specifications .
Standard Settings
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Viewing Settings
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System Setup Screens .
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Clearing Forgotten Passwords
Replacing the Battery
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Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
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Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals .
Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals .
Contacting Dell
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Regulatory Information .
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Limited Warranty for the U.S.
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only) .
Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only)
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One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee
(Latin America and the Caribbean Only) . .
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Intel® Warranty Statement for Pentium® and
Celeron® Processors Only (U.S. and Canada Only)
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect
your computer and working environment from potential damage.
General
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Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service
technician. Always follow installation instructions closely.
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To help prevent electric shock, plug the computer and device power cables into properly
grounded electrical outlets. These cables are equipped with 3-prong plugs to help ensure
proper grounding. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from a cable.
If you must use an extension cable, use a 3-wire cable with properly grounded plugs.
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not use your computer during an
electrical storm.
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any
cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical
storm.
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If your computer includes a modem, the cable used with the modem should be
manufactured with a minimum wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCCcompliant RJ-11 modular plug.
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Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.
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To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the
computer before disconnecting a device from the computer.
CAU TION: Safe ty Instr u c tions
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
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To avoid shorting out your computer when disconnecting a network cable, first unplug
the cable from the network adapter on the back of your computer, and then from the
network jack. When reconnecting a network cable to your computer, first plug the cable
into the network jack, and then into the network adapter.
•
To help protect your computer from sudden, transient increases and decreases in
electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply
(UPS).
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Ensure that nothing rests on your computer’s cables and that the cables are not located
where they can be stepped on or tripped over.
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Do not push any objects into the openings of your computer. Doing so can cause fire or
electric shock by shorting out interior components.
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Keep your computer away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling
vents. Avoid placing loose papers underneath your computer; do not place your computer
in a closed-in wall unit or on a bed, sofa, or rug.
CAUTION: Safety Ins tr uctions
When Using Your Computer
As you use your computer, observe the following safe-handling guidelines.
CAUTION: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer
covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, and so on) removed.
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Your computer is equipped with one of the following:
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A fixed-voltage power supply — Computers with a fixed-voltage power supply do not
have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and operate at only one voltage (see
the regulatory label on the outside of the computer for its operating voltage).
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An auto-sensing voltage circuit — Computers with an auto-sensing voltage circuit do
not have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and automatically detect the
correct operating voltage.
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A manual voltage selection switch — Computers with a voltage selection switch on
the back panel must be manually set to operate at the correct operating voltage.
NOTICE: To help avoid damaging a computer with a manual voltage selection switch, set the
switch for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in your location. For Japan,
the voltage selection switch must be set to the 115-V position even though the AC power available in
Japan is 100 V. Also, ensure that your monitor and attached devices are electrically rated to
operate with the AC power available in your location.
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Before working inside the computer, unplug the computer to help prevent electric shock
or system board damage. Certain system board components continue to receive power
any time the computer is connected to AC power.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
When Working Inside Your Computer
Before you open the computer cover, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to service the computer yourself, except as explained in
your online Dell™ documentation or in instructions otherwise provided to you by
Dell. Always follow installation and service instructions closely.
NOTICE: To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the
computer before removing a component from the system board or disconnecting a device from the
computer.
1
Shut down the computer (page 33).
2
Turn off your computer and any devices connected to the computer.
3
Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the chassis, such as the metal
around the card-slot openings at the back of the computer, before touching anything
inside your computer.
While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis
to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal components.
4
Disconnect your computer and devices, including the monitor, from their electrical
outlets. Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
Doing so reduces the potential for personal injury or shock.
In addition, take note of these safety guidelines when appropriate:
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When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the
cable itself. Some cables have a connector with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this
type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before disconnecting the cable. As you pull
connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also,
before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and
aligned.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
•
Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a
card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such
as a microprocessor chip by its edges, not by its pins.
CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed.
Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact
your local waste disposal agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Static electricity can harm delicate components inside your computer. To prevent static
damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s
electronic components, such as the microprocessor. You can do so by touching an unpainted
metal surface on the computer chassis.
As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to
remove any static charge your body may have accumulated.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
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Do not remove components from their antistatic packing material until you are ready to
install the component in your computer. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging,
discharge static electricity from your body.
•
When transporting an electrostatic sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic
container or packaging.
•
Handle all electrostatic sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use
antistatic floor pads and workbench pads.
Ergonomic Computing Habits
CAUTION: Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in injury.
CAUTION: Viewing the monitor screen for extended periods of time may result in
eye strain.
For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in the Tell Me How help file when
setting up and using your computer. To access the help file, see page 38.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
Battery Disposal
Your computer uses a lithium coin-cell battery. The lithium coin-cell battery is a long-life
battery, and it is very possible that you will never need to replace it. However, should you need
to replace it, see page 117.
Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact your local waste disposal
agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.
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When Using Yo ur Computer
Finding Information for Your Computer
What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
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•
•
•
ResourceCD
A diagnostic program for my computer
Drivers for my computer
My computer documentation
My device documentation
You can use this CD to access documentation or reinstall drivers (see
page 66)
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How to set up a printer
How to troubleshoot and solve problems
How to add parts
How to contact Dell
• Express Service Code and Service Tag
Number
• Microsoft® Windows® License Label
Owner’s Manual
Express Ser vice Code and Product Key
Located on your computer.
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What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
• How to reinstall my operating system
Operating System CD
If you reinstall your operating system, use the ResourceCD to
reinstall drivers for the devices that came with your computer.
• Latest drivers for my computer
• Answers to technical service and support
questions
• Online discussions with other users and
technical support
• Documentation for my computer
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Dell Support website
The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including:
• Knowledge Base — hints, tips, and online courses
• Customer Forum — online discussion with other Dell customers
• Upgrades — upgrade information for components, such as
memory, the hard drive, and the operating system
• Customer Care — contact information, order status, warranty, and
repair information
• Downloads — drivers, patches, and software updates
• Reference — computer documentation, product specifications,
and white papers
F i n d i n g I n f o r ma t i o n f o r Yo u r C o m p u te r
What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
• How to set up my computer
Setup diagram
• Tips on using Windows
• How to clean my computer
• How to use my mouse and keyboard
Te l l M e H o w h e l p f i l e
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides, and then click User’s guides.
3 Click Tell Me How.
• How to use Windows XP
• Documentation for my computer and
devices
Windows XP Help and Support Center
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click
the arrow icon.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
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F i n d i n g I n f o r ma t i o n f o r Yo u r C o m p u te r
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SECTION 1
Setting Up and Using
Yo u r C o m p u t e r
Setting Up a Printer
Connecting Two Monitors
Transferring Information to a New Computer
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to the Internet
Copying CDs
Hyper-Threading
Turning Off the Computer
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Setting Up a Printer
NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to
the computer.
See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information,
including how to:
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Obtain and install updated drivers
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Connect the printer to the computer
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Load paper and install the toner or ink cartridge
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Contact the printer manufacturer for technical assistance
Printer Cable
Your printer connects to your computer with either a USB cable or a parallel
cable. Your printer may not come with a printer cable, so if you purchase a
cable separately, ensure that it is compatible with your printer. If you
purchased a printer cable at the same time you purchased your computer,
the cable may arrive in the computer box.
Connecting a Parallel Printer
1
Complete the operating system setup, if you have not already done so.
2
Turn off the computer (see page 33).
NOTICE: For best results, use a 3 m (10 ft) or shorter parallel cable.
3
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Attach the parallel printer cable to the parallel connector on the
computer and tighten the two screws. Attach the cable to the
connector on the printer and snap the two clips into the two notches.
Setting Up and Using Yo ur Computer
parallel connector on computer
connector on printer
screws (2)
clips (2)
parallel printer
cable
notches (2)
4
Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New
Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel.
5
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that
came with your printer.
Connecting a USB Printer
1
Complete the operating system setup if you have not already done so.
2
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that
came with your printer.
3
Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connector on the computer
and the printer. The USB connectors fit only one way.
HINT: You can connect
USB devices while the
computer is turned on.
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USB connector on
computer
USB printer
cable
USB connector
on printer
Connecting Two Monitors
If you purchased a video card that supports dual monitors, follow the
instructions in this section to connect and enable your monitors.
Connecting the Monitors to Your Computer
HINT: If both monitors
have VGA connectors, you
must have the optional
VGA adapter.
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1
Save any open files, close any open programs, and shut down the
computer.
2
Connect the monitor cables to the connectors on the back of the
computer.
If both monitors have VGA connectors:
a
Connect one of the monitors to the VGA (blue) connector on the
computer.
b
Connect the other monitor to the optional VGA adapter, and then
connect the VGA adapter to the DVI (white) connector on the
computer.
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optional VGA
adapter
If one monitor has a VGA connector and the other one has a DVI
connector:
a
Connect the VGA connector on the monitor to the VGA (blue)
connector on the computer.
b
Connect the DVI connector on the other monitor to the DVI
(white) connector on the computer.
HINT: If you are
connecting two flat panel
monitors, at least one of
them must have a VGA
connector.
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3
Restart the computer.
The Microsoft® Windows® desktop displays on the primary monitor.
4
Use the instructions in the following sections to enable clone mode or
extended desktop mode in the display settings.
For more information on changing display settings, see the Help and
Support Center (click the Start button and click Help and Support).
Enabling Clone Mode
In clone mode, both monitors display the same image.
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1
Right-click an empty spot on the desktop and click Properties.
2
Click the Settings tab and click Advanced.
3
Click the nView tab, click Clone, and click OK.
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Click OK to continue.
The screen temporarily blacks out, and then the same image displays
on both monitors.
5
Click Yes to accept the changes.
Enabling Extended Desktop Mode
In extended desktop mode, you can drag objects from one screen to the
other, effectively doubling the amount of viewable work space.
1
Right-click an empty spot on the desktop and click Properties.
2
Click the Settings tab.
Two monitors are displayed on the Settings tab.
3
Click the grayed-out monitor icon.
4
Click Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor, and click OK.
The screen temporarily blacks out, and then the desktop displays on
both monitors.
Transferring Information to a New
Computer
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides a Files and
Settings Transfer wizard to move data, such as e-mails, toolbar settings,
window sizes, and Internet bookmarks, from the source or old computer to
the new computer.
You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network or serial
connection, or you can store it on a removable medium, such as a writable
CD or floppy disk.
To prepare the new computer for the file transfer:
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System
Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
2
When the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen
appears, click Next.
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3
On the Which computer is this? screen, click New Computer, and
then click Next.
4
On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click I will use the
wizard from the Windows XP CD, and then click Next.
5
When the Now go to your old computer screen appears, go to your old
or source computer. Do not click Next at this time.
To copy data from the old computer:
1
On the old computer, insert the Windows XP Operating System CD
into your CD or DVD drive.
2
On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP screen, click Perform
additional tasks.
3
Under What do you want to do?, click Transfer files and settings.
4
On the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen, click Next.
5
On the Which computer is this? screen, click Old Computer, and
then click Next.
6
On the Select a transfer method screen, click the transfer method you
prefer.
7
On the What do you want to transfer? screen, select the items you
want to transfer and then click Next.
After the information has been copied, the Completing the
Collection Phase screen appears.
8
Click Finish.
To transfer data to the new computer:
1
On the Now go to your old computer screen on the new computer,
click Next.
2
On the Where are the files and settings? screen, select the method you
chose for transferring your settings and files, and then click Next.
The wizard reads the collected files and settings and applies them to
your new computer.
When all of the settings and files have been applied, the Finished
screen appears.
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Click Finished and restart the new computer.
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Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to a Network Adapter
Before you connect your computer to a network, the computer must have a
network adapter installed and a network cable connected to it.
To connect a network cable:
1
Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the
back of your computer.
2
Connect the other end of the network cable to a network connection
device, such as a network wall jack.
HINT: Do not use a
network cable with a
telephone wall jack.
network adapter
connector on
computer
network cable
HINT: Insert the cable
until it clicks into place,
and then gently pull it to
ensure that it is secure.
network wall
jack
Network Setup Wizard
Windows XP provides a Network Setup Wizard to guide you through the
process of sharing files, printers, or an Internet connection between
computers in a home or small office.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→
Communications, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
2
On the welcome screen, click Next.
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HINT: Selecting the
connection method This
computer connects
directly to the Internet
enables the integrated
firewall provided with
Microsoft® Windows® XP
operating system.
HINT: ISPs may vary by
country.
3
Click Checklist for creating a network.
4
Complete the checklist and required preparations, and return to the
Network Setup Wizard.
5
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Connecting to the Internet
To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection and
an Internet service provider (ISP), such as AOL or MSN. Your ISP will offer
one or more of the following Internet connection options:
•
Dial-up connections that provide Internet access through a phone line.
Dial-up connections are considerably slower than DSL and cable
modem connections.
•
DSL connections that provide high-speed Internet access through
your existing phone line. With a DSL connection, you can access the
Internet and use your phone on the same line simultaneously.
•
Cable modem connections that provide high-speed Internet access
through your local cable TV line.
If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone line to the
modem connector on your computer and to the telephone wall jack before
you set up your Internet connection. If you are using a DSL or cable modem
connection, contact your ISP for setup instructions.
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
To set up an AOL or MSN connection:
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1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Double-click the MSN Explorer or AOL icon on the Windows®
desktop.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
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If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you
want to set up an Internet connection with a different ISP:
1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and click Internet Explorer.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
3
Click Connect to the Internet.
4
In the next window, click the appropriate option:
5
•
If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, click Choose
from a list of Internet service providers (ISPs).
•
If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but
you did not receive a setup CD, click Set up my connection
manually.
•
If you have a CD, click Use the CD I got from an ISP.
Click Next.
If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 6.
Otherwise, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
setup.
6
Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to
the Internet?, and then click Next.
7
Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup.
HINT: If you do not know
which type of connection
to select, contact
your ISP.
If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "E-Mail, Modem,
and Internet Problems" on page 41. 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.
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Copying CDs
HINT: Ensure that you
follow all copyright laws
when you create CDs.
This section applies only to computers that have a CD- or DVD-recording
device.
The information in this section is based on the Roxio Easy CD Creator
Basic documentation that came with your computer. See the following
section, "Using Easy CD Creator Basic," for instructions on how to locate
that documentation.
HINT: The information in
this section also applies to
using Easy CD Creator
Basic with a DVD+RW or
a DVD+R drive.
HINT: Some music and
game CDs are copyprotected. If you have a
CD that cannot be copied,
you must use the original
CD for everyday use.
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To burn CDs, you need to use CD-burner software. Roxio Easy CD Creator
Basic is your computer's CD-burner software. The software includes these
project programs that enable you to record specialty CDs for different types
of uses:
•
DirectCD allows you to format a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc so that
you can use Microsoft® Windows® Explorer to drag and drop data
files to the CD-RW drive. You can use a DirectCD-formatted CD-RW
disc like another hard drive on your computer because CD-RW discs
are fully rewritable (CD-R discs can be used with DirectCD, but that
media type has overwriting limitations—see "Using Blank CD-R Discs
or Blank CD-RW Discs" for recording media differences).
•
MusicCD allows you to burn custom music CDs.
•
DataCD allows you to copy a variety of your documents, such as
spreadsheet or accounting files, to a CD for permanent storage.
•
Disc Copier allows you to make a backup copy of almost any type of
CD. This program allows you to make a copy of a CD for everyday use
so that you can archive and save the original copy. (Disc Copier is
titled "CD Copier" in some versions of Roxio CD Creator Basic.)
All four project programs are available on the Easy CD Creator Basic Select
a Project menu screen. To view the Select a Project menu screen, click the
Start button, point to All Programs→ Roxio Easy CD Creator, and then
click Project Selector.
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Using Easy CD Creator Basic
See the Easy CD Creator Basic documentation for instructions on how to
use the program, information about different recording techniques, and CD
media limitations. The Easy CD Creator Basic documentation is located in
the Microsoft® Windows® XP Help and Support Center (see "Finding
Information for Your Computer" on page 15). The documentation is also
provided on the Dell Dimension ResourceCD, which is included with your
computer. Each Easy CD Creator Basic project program also has thorough
online help files.
Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs
Your CD-RW drive writes to two different types of recording media—CD-R
and CD-RW discs. Use blank CD-R (CD-Recordable) disks to record music
or permanently store data files. After creating a CD-R disc, you cannot write
to that disc again without changing your method of recording (see the
Roxio documentation for more information). Use blank CD-RW
(CD-ReWritable) discs when you want to write, erase, rewrite, and update
your files onto CDs.
Helpful Tips
•
You must use the Easy CD Creator Basic project programs to copy and
record all music and data CDs. You can use Windows Explorer to drag
and drop files to a CD-R or CD-RW disc only after you first use
DirectCD to format the disc.
•
You must use CD-R discs to burn music CDs that you want to play in
regular stereos. CD-RW discs do not play in most home or car stereos.
•
If you want to copy files from the Internet or files from a floppy or Zip
drive, copy those files to your hard drive first, and then burn your CD.
Your CD-RW drive requires a steady stream of data to properly record.
Direct Internet downloads, floppy drives, and Zip drives may not be
able to provide a steady data stream to your CD-RW drive.
•
Music MP3 files can be played only on MP3 players or on computers
that have MP3 software installed.
•
Ensure that you set the sampling rate to at least 128 Kbps when you
burn MP3 files to a CD. Otherwise, recording errors may occur.
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•
Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc to its maximum capacity;
for example, do not copy a 650-MB file to a 650-MB blank CD. The
CD-RW drive needs 1 or 2 MB of the blank CD to finalize the
recording.
•
Use a blank CD-RW disc to practice CD recording until you are
familiar with CD recording techniques. If you make a mistake, you can
erase the CD-RW disc and try again. You can also use blank CD-RW
discs to test music file projects before you record the project
permanently to a blank CD-R disc.
•
See the Roxio support website at support.roxio.com for additional
helpful tips.
How to Copy a CD
HINT: If you have a
DVD/CD-RW combo drive
and you experience
recording problems, first
check for available
software patches at the
Dell Support website at
support.dell.com and if
necessary, the Roxio
support website at
support.roxio.com.
The procedure assumes that your computer is equipped with a single
CD-RW drive (without an additional CD drive). If your computer is
equipped with both types of drives, see the Roxio documentation for
instructions on how to copy CDs from a CD drive to a CD-RW drive.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Roxio Easy CD
Creator, and then click Project Selector.
The Select a Project window appears.
2
Click Disc Copier. (Disc Copier is titled "CD Copier" in some versions
of Easy CD Creator Basic.)
The Disc Copier window appears and displays your CD-RW drive in
the Copy from and the Record to lists.
3
Insert the source CD that you want to copy into the CD-RW drive.
The Disc Copier project program briefly checks the source CD in the
CD-RW drive to ensure that it is a readable CD.
4
Click Copy.
Depending on the size of the files that are being copied, the copy
process may take a few minutes.
5
After the source CD is copied, remove the source CD from the
CD-RW drive tray.
The CD-RW drive tray opens automatically after the source CD is
copied.
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Insert a blank CD into the CD-RW drive and close the tray.
The recording starts automatically.
7
After the recording completes, click OK.
Hyper-Threading
HINT: You must use
CD-R discs to burn music
CDs that you want to
play in regular stereos.
CD-RW discs do not play
in most home or car
stereos.
Hyper-Threading is an Intel® technology that can enhance overall
performance by allowing one physical microprocessor to function as two
logical microprocessors, capable of performing certain tasks simultaneously.
It is recommended that you use the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating
system because Windows XP is optimized to take advantage of HyperThreading technology. While many programs will benefit from
Hyper-Threading technology, some programs have not been optimized for
Hyper-Threading, and may require an update from the software
manufacturer. Contact the software manufacturer for updates and
information on using your software with Hyper-Threading.
To determine if your computer is using Hyper-Threading technology:
1
Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click
Properties.
2
Click Hardware and click Device Manager.
3
In the Device Manager window, click the plus (+) sign next to the
processor type. If Hyper-Threading is enabled, the processor is listed
twice.
HINT: Hyper-Threading
is supported only on
computers that have 3.06GHz microprocessors (or
higher) installed.
You can enable or disable Hyper-Threading through the system setup
program. For information on accessing the system setup program, see
page 114. For more information on Hyper-Threading, search the Knowledge
Base on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
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Turning Off the Computer
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, turn off your computer by performing a
Microsoft® Windows® operating system shutdown, as described next, rather
than by pressing the power button.
HINT: If you are having
difficulty turning off your
computer, see "General
Problems" on page 44.
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, click the Start
button, and then click Turn Off Computer.
2
In the Turn off computer window, click Turn off.
The computer turns off after the shutdown process finishes.
3
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SECTION 2
Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
Finding Help Information
Battery Problems
Drive Problems
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Error Messages
General Problems
IEEE 1394 Device Problems
Keyboard Problems
Mouse Problems
Network Problems
Power Problems
Printer Problems
Scanner Problems
Sound and Speaker Problems
Video and Monitor Problems
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Finding Solutions
Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out where to go for answers. Use this chart
to help you quickly find the answers to your questions.
See page 51.
Press a key or move the
mouse. See the Tell Me How
help file for information on
standby mode.
Get technical assistance from
Dell. See page 120.
See page 43.
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See page 56.
See page 55.
See page 53.
See page 41.
See page 49.
See page 48.
See page 39.
See page 50.
See page 54.
See page 43.
See page 44.
See page 41.
See page 41.
See page 44.
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Finding Help Information
TO A C C E S S T H E Tell Me How H E L P F I L E —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides, and then click User’s guides.
3 Click Tell Me How.
TO A C C E S S W I N D O W S H E L P —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click the arrow
icon.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
TO L O C A T E A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N F O R Y O U R C O M P U T E R — See
page 15.
Battery Problems
CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is
incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 9.
R E P L A C E T H E B A T T E R Y — If you have to repeatedly reset time and date
information after turning on the computer, or if an incorrect time or date displays
during start-up, replace the battery (see page 117). If the battery still does not
work properly, contact Dell (see page 120).
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Drive Problems
Floppy drive problems
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the floppy drive is not listed, perform a full
scan with your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can
sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
TE S T T H E D R I V E —
• Insert another disk to eliminate the possibility that the original floppy disk is
defective.
• Insert a bootable floppy disk and reboot the computer.
ENSURE THAT THE DISK IS NOT FULL OR WRITE-PROTECTED —
Ensure that the disk has available space and that it is not write-protected
(locked). See the following illustration.
back of floppy disk
write-protected
not writeprotected
NOTICE: Do not attempt to clean drive heads with a swab. You may
accidentally misalign the heads, which can render the drive inoperable.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E — Use a commercially available cleaning kit.
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CD drive problems
HINT: High-speed CD
drive vibration is normal
and may cause noise. This
does not indicate a defect
in the drive or the CD.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click the speaker icon in
the lower-right corner of your screen.
• Ensure that the volume is turned up by clicking the slidebar and dragging it
up.
• Ensure that the sound is not muted by clicking any boxes that are checked.
TE S T T H E D R I V E W I T H A N O T H E R C D — Insert another CD to eliminate
the possibility that the original CD is defective.
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R S A N D S U B W O O F E R — See "Sound and Speaker
Problems" on page 55.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the CD drive is not listed, perform a full scan
with your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can
sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
C L E A N T H E D I S C — See the Tell Me How help file for instructions on
cleaning your CDs. To access help files, see page 38.
Problems writing to a CD-RW drive
C L O S E O T H E R P R O G R A M S — The CD-RW drive must receive a steady
stream of data when writing. If the stream is interrupted, an error occurs. Try
closing all programs before writing to the CD-RW.
TU R N O F F S T A N D B Y M O D E I N W I N D O W S B E F O R E W R I T I N G T O A
C D -R W D I S C — For information on power conservation modes, see the Tell
Me How help file or search for the keyword standby in Windows Help. To access
help files, see page 38.
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DVD drive problems
TE S T T H E D R I V E W I T H A N O T H E R DVD — Insert another DVD to
eliminate the possibility that the original DVD is defective.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the DVD drive is not listed, perform a full scan
with your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can
sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
HINT: Because of
different regions
worldwide and different
disc formats, not all DVD
titles work in all DVD
drives.
C L E A N T H E D I S C — See the Tell Me How help file for instructions on
cleaning your DVDs. To access help files, see page 38.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 70.
Hard drive problems
RUN CHECK DISK —
1 Click the Start button and click My Computer.
2 Right-click the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and
then click Properties.
3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
5 Click Start.
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E C O N N E C T I O N — Verify that the telephone
line is connected to the jack on the modem. (The jack has either a green label or
a connector-shaped icon next to it.) Ensure that you hear a click when you insert
the telephone line connector into the modem.
HINT: Connect the
modem to an analog
telephone jack only. The
modem does not operate
while it is connected to a
digital telephone network.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E J A C K — Disconnect the telephone line from the
modem and connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone.
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CONNECT THE MODEM DIRECTLY TO THE TELEPHONE WALL JACK —
If you have other telephone devices sharing the line, such as an answering
machine, fax machine, surge protector, or line splitter, then bypass them and use
the telephone to connect the modem directly to the telephone wall jack.
U S E A D I F F E R E N T T E L E P H O N E L I N E — If you are using a line that is 3 m
(10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.
R U N T H E M O D E M H E L P E R D I A G N O S T I C S — Click the Start button, point
to All Programs, and then click Modem Helper. Follow the instructions on the
screen to identify and resolve modem problems. (Modem Helper is not available
on all computers.)
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E M O D E M I S C O M M U N I C A T I N G W I T H W I N D O W S ® —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
3 Click Phone and Modem Options.
4 Click the Modems tab.
5 Click the COM port for your modem.
6 Click Properties, click the Diagnostics tab, and then click Query Modem to
verify that the modem is communicating with Windows.
If all commands receive responses, the modem is operating properly.
TU R N O F F C A L L W A I T I N G ( C A T C H - P H O N E ) — See your telephone
directory for instructions on deactivating this feature. Then adjust the dial-up
networking connection properties.
1 Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Phone and Modem
Options.
3 Click your connection type to highlight it.
4 Click the Dialing Rules tab, and then click Edit.
5 Click the To Disable Call Waiting box to place a checkmark in it.
6 Select the disable code from the drop-down menu (for example, *70).
7 Click Apply, and then click OK.
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E N S U R E T H A T Y O U A R E C O N N E C T E D T O T H E I N T E R N E T — With the
Outlook Express e-mail program open, click File. If Work Offline has a
checkmark next to it, click the checkmark to remove it and connect to the
Internet.
ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO AN INTERNET SERVICE
P R O V I D E R — Contact an Internet service provider to subscribe.
C O N T A C T Y O U R I N T E R N E T S E R V I C E P R O V I D E R — Contact your Internet
service provider for assistance.
Error Messages
If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system
or the program that was running when the message appeared.
A FILENAME CANNOT CONTAIN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
C H A R A C T E R S : \ / : * ? “ < > | — Do not use these characters in
filenames.
A R E Q U I R E D .DLL F I L E W A S N O T F O U N D — The program that you are
trying to open is missing an essential file. To remove and then reinstall the
program:
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Add or Remove Programs.
4 Select the program you want to remove.
5 Click the Change or Remove Program icon.
6 See the program documentation for installation instructions.
I N S E R T B O O T A B L E M E D I A — The operating system is trying to boot to a
nonbootable floppy disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD.
N O N - S Y S T E M D I S K E R R O R — A floppy disk is in the floppy drive. Remove
the floppy disk and restart the computer.
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NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR RESOURCES. CLOSE SOME PROGRAMS AND
T R Y A G A I N — You have too many programs open. Close all windows and open
the program that you want to use. In some cases, you might have to restart your
computer to restore computer resources. If so, try running the program that you
want to use first.
O P E R A T I N G S Y S T E M N O T F O U N D — Contact Dell (see page 120).
THE FILE BEING COPIED IS TOO LARGE FOR THE DESTINATION
D R I V E — The file that you are trying to copy is too large to fit on the disk. Try
copying the file to a blank disk or using a larger-capacity disk.
x:\ I S N O T A C C E S S I B L E . T H E D E V I C E I S N O T R E A D Y — The floppy
drive cannot read the disk. Insert a floppy disk into the drive and try again.
General Problems
The computer stops responding
TU R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F — If your computer locks up and you are unable
to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse, press
and hold the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns
off. Then press the power button again to turn on the computer. You might lose
data if you are unable to perform an operating system shutdown.
A program stops responding
END THE PROGRAM —
1 Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously.
2 Click Applications.
3 Click the program that is no longer responding.
4 Click End Task.
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A program crashes repeatedly
C H E C K T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N — Many software
manufacturers maintain websites with information that may help you solve the
problem. Ensure that you properly installed and configured the program. If
necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
HINT: Software usually
includes installation
instructions in its
documentation or on a
floppy disk or CD.
A program is designed for an earlier Windows operating system
RUN THE PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY WIZARD —
Windows XP provides a Program Compatibility Wizard that configures a
program so it runs in an environment similar to non-Windows XP operating
system environments.
1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories, and then click
Program Compatibility Wizard.
2 In the welcome screen, click Next.
3 Follow the instructions on the screen.
A solid blue screen appears
TU R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F — If the computer does not respond to a
keystroke or a proper shutdown, press the power button for at least 8 to
10 seconds until the computer turns off. Press the power button again to restart
the computer. The chkdsk program automatically runs during the start-up
process. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Other software problems
CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION OR CONTACT THE SOFTWARE
MANUFACTURER FOR TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION
B A C K U P Y O U R F I L E S I M M E D I A T E L Y — If your computer has a CD-RW
drive or a zip drive installed, see the drive’s documentation for instructions.
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ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE NOT MADE AN ERROR WHILE ENTERING
D A T A — See the program documentation to make sure that the values or
characters you are entering are valid.
C H E C K F O R V I R U S E S — Use a virus-scanning program to check the hard
drive, floppy disks, or CDs.
R E S T A R T T H E C O M P U T E R — Save and close any open files, exit any open
programs, and then shut down your computer through the Start menu instead of
pressing the power button. Otherwise, you may lose data.
CHECK FOR COMPATIBILITY —
• Ensure that the program is compatible with the operating system installed on
your computer and that your computer meets the minimum hardware
requirements needed to run the software. See the software documentation for
information.
• If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
ENSURE THAT YOU PROPERLY INSTALLED AND CONFIGURED THE
P R O G R A M — See the software documentation for information. If necessary,
uninstall and then reinstall the program.
Other technical problems
G O T O T H E D E L L S U P P O R T W E B S I T E — Go to support.dell.com for help
with general usage, installation, and troubleshooting questions.The support
website offers several different tools to help you, such as Dell Forum—a chat
room where you can communicate with other Dell customers about their
computers and gain access to technical support through e-mail. See "Dell
Support website" on page 16 for more information about the website.See "Dell
Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on page 119 for a description of the
hardware and software support provided by Dell.
C A L L D E L L — If you cannot solve your problem using the Dell Support
website or e-mail service, call Dell for technical assistance (see page 120). See
"Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on page 119 for a description of the
hardware and software support provided by Dell.
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General hardware problems
If your computer exhibits one or more of the following symptoms, a device
conflict may exist:
•
Your computer locks up, particularly while using a specific device.
•
A recently added device does not work.
•
A sound card emits noise or demonstrates other problems.
•
Unintelligible characters print from the printer.
•
The mouse pointer does not move or "stutters" when it moves.
•
Messages appear stating that the computer is not operating at
maximum performance.
•
Errors occur and programs crash for no apparent reason.
•
Nothing displays on the monitor.
RE M O VE A NY R E C E NT L Y AD D E D HA R D WA RE T O S E E I F IT R E S O L V E S
T H E C O N F L I C T — If removing the hardware resolves the conflict, see the
hardware documentation for configuration and troubleshooting instructions. If
the problem persists, contact the hardware manufacturer for technical assistance.
CHECK YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL
TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 70.
IEEE 1394 Device Problems
C H E C K T H E IEEE 13 94 D E V I C E — Ensure that the IEEE 1394 device is
properly inserted into the connector.
HINT: Check Windows
Explorer to see if your
device is listed as a drive.
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E N S U R E T H A T T H E I EEE 1394 D E V I C E I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y
WINDOWS® —
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
If your IEEE 1394 device is listed, Windows recognizes the device.
I F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A D E L L - P R O V I D E D I EEE 1394
D E V I C E — Contact Dell (see page 120).
I F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A IEEE 1394 D E V I C E N O T P R O V I D E D
B Y D E L L — Contact the IEEE 1394 device manufacturer.
Keyboard Problems
RE S T AR T T H E C O MP U T E R —
• If the mouse is functioning, shut down the computer through the Start menu
(see page 33). After the computer shuts down, press the power button to
restart the computer.
• If the computer does not respond to a keystroke or the mouse, press the power
button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off. Press the
power button again to restart the computer.
CHECK THE KEYBOARD CABLE —
• Ensure that the keyboard cable is firmly connected to the computer.
• Shut down the computer (see page 33), reconnect the keyboard cable as
shown on the setup diagram for your computer, and then restart the computer.
• Check the cable connector for bent or broken pins and for damaged or frayed
cables. Straighten bent pins.
• Remove keyboard extension cables and connect the keyboard directly to the
computer.
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TE S T T H E K E Y B O A R D — Connect a properly working keyboard to the
computer, and try using the keyboard. If the new keyboard works, the original
keyboard is faulty.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 70.
Mouse Problems
RE S T A R T T H E C O MP U T E R —
1 Simultaneously press <Ctrl><Esc> to display the Start menu.
2 Type u, press the keyboard arrow keys to highlight Shut down or Turn Off, and
then press <Enter>.
3 After the computer turns off, press the power button to restart the computer.
IF YOU CONNECTED THE MOUSE BEFORE TURNING ON THE
C O M P U T E R, R E C O N N E C T T H E M O U S E C A B L E —
1 Simultaneously press <Ctrl><Esc> to display the Start menu.
2 Type u, press the keyboard arrow keys to highlight Shut down or Turn Off, and
then press <Enter>.
3 After the computer turns off, reconnect the mouse cable as shown on the
setup diagram for your computer.
4 Start the computer.
I F Y O U C O N N E C T E D T H E M O U S E A F T E R T U R N I N G O N T H E C O M P U T E R,
REMOVE THE POWER CABLE, AND THEN RECONNECT THE MOUSE
C A B L E — If the mouse is connected after the power is turned on, the mouse
appears to be nonfunctional. To make the mouse function properly:
1 While your computer is on, remove the power cable from the back of the
computer.
2 Connect the mouse to the computer.
3 Reconnect the power cable.
4 Turn on your computer.
Pressing the power button does not clear the computer’s settings and does not
restore mouse functionality.
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CHECK THE MOUSE CABLE —
• Check the cable connector for bent or broken pins and for damaged or frayed
cables. Straighten bent pins.
• Ensure that the cable is firmly connected to the computer.
TE S T T H E M O U S E — Connect a properly working mouse to the computer, and
try using the mouse. If the new mouse works, the original mouse was faulty.
CHECK THE MOUSE SETTINGS —
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other
Hardware.
2 Click Mouse.
3 Try adjusting the settings.
R E I N S T A L L T H E M O U S E D R I V E R — See page 66.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 70.
Network Problems
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K C A B L E C O N N E C T O R — Ensure that the network
cable is connected as shown on page 27.
CHECK THE NETWORK LIGHTS ON THE BACK OF THE COMPUTER —
No light indicates that no network communication exists. Replace the network
cable.
connection speed light
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network activity light
RE S T A R T T H E C O MP U T E R A ND T R Y T O L O G O N T O T H E N ET W OR K
AGAIN
C H E C K Y O U R N E T W O R K S E T T I N G S — Contact your network administrator
or the person who set up your network to verify that your network settings are
correct and that the network is functioning.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 70.
Power Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page page 9.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — Your computer may be in standby or
hibernate mode. For information on power conservation modes, see the Tell Me
How help file, or search for the keyword standby or hibernate in Windows® Help.
To access help files, see page 38.
IF THE POWER LIGHT IS GREEN AND THE COMPUTER IS NOT
R E S P O N D I N G — See page 60.
I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S B L I N K I N G G R E E N — The computer is in standby
mode. Press a key on the keyboard or move the mouse to resume normal
operation.
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I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S O F F — The computer is either turned off or is not
receiving power.
• Reseat the power cable into both the power connector on the back of the
computer and the electrical outlet.
• If the computer is plugged into a power strip, ensure that the power strip is
plugged into an electrical outlet and that the power strip is turned on.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device,
such as a lamp.
• Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and power extension cables to
verify that the computer turns on.
• Ensure that the main power cable is securely connected to the system board
(see page 87).
• Ensure that the front panel cable is securely connected to the system board
(see page 87).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see page 120).
I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S A M B E R A N D G R E E N — The computer is
receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.
• Ensure that the voltage selection switch is set to match the AC power at your
location (see page 11).
• Ensure that the microprocessor power cable is securely connected to the
system board (see page 87).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see page 120).
I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S S T E A D Y A M B E R — The computer is receiving
electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.
• Ensure that the microprocessor power cable is securely connected to the
system board (see page 87).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see page 120).
I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S B L I N K I N G A M B E R — A device might be
malfunctioning or incorrectly installed.
• Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see page 95).
• Remove and then reinstall any cards (see page 88).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see page 120).
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E L I M I N A T E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Electrical appliances on the same circuit or
operating near the computer can cause interference. Other causes of interference
are:
• Power extension cables
• Keyboard and mouse extension cables
• Too many devices on a power strip
• Multiple power strips connected to the same electrical outlet
Printer Problems
C H E C K T H E P R I N T E R D O C U M E N T A T I O N — See the printer documentation
for setup and troubleshooting information.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S T U R N E D O N — See the printer
documentation for power button information.
VE R I F Y T H E P R I N T E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S —
• See the printer documentation for cable connection information.
• Ensure that the printer cables are securely connected to the printer and the
computer (see page 20).
HINT: Dell does not
cover the printer’s
warranty. If you need
technical assistance for
your printer, call the
printer’s manufacturer.
See the printer
documentation for the
correct phone number.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y W I N D O W S ® —
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4 Click View installed printers or fax printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
5 Click Properties, and then select the Ports tab. For a parallel printer, ensure
that the Print to the following port(s): setting is LPT1 (Printer Port). For a
USB printer, ensure that the Print to the following port(s): setting is USB.
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R E I N S T A L L T H E P R I N T E R D R I V E R — See the printer documentation for
instructions.
Scanner Problems
HINT: Dell does not
cover the scanner’s
warranty. If you need
technical assistance for
your scanner, call the
scanner’s manufacturer.
See the scanner
documentation for the
correct phone number.
C H E C K T H E S C A N N E R D O C U M E N T A T I O N — See the scanner
documentation for setup and troubleshooting information.
U N L O C K T H E S C A N N E R — Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a
locking tab or button.
RE S T AR T T H E C O MP U T E R A ND T R Y T H E S C A N N E R A G AI N
CHECK THE CABLE CONNECTIONS —
• If your scanner has a power cable, ensure that the power cable is firmly
connected to a working electrical outlet and that the scanner is turned on.
• Ensure that the scanner cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the
scanner.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E S C A N N E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y M I C R O S O F T ®
WINDOWS® —
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4 Click Scanners and Cameras.
If your scanner is listed, Windows recognizes the scanner.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R — See the scanner documentation for
instructions.
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Sound and Speaker Problems
No sound from speakers
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — Ensure that the speakers
are connected as shown on the setup diagram supplied with the speakers.
ENSURE THAT THE SUBWOOFER AND THE SPEAKERS ARE TURNED
O N — See the setup diagram supplied with the speakers. If your speakers have
volume controls, adjust the volume, bass, or treble to eliminate distortion.
HINT: The volume
control in some MP3
players overrides the
Windows® volume
setting. If you have been
listening to MP3 songs,
ensure that you did not
turn the player volume
down or off.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click or double-click the
speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is
turned up and that the sound is not muted.
DISCONNECT HEADPHONES FROM THE HEADPHONE CONNECTOR —
Sound from the speakers is automatically disabled when headphones are
connected to the computer’s front-panel headphone connector.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
E N A B L E D I G I T A L M O D E — Your speakers do not work if the CD drive is
operating in analog mode. To enable digital mode:
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Sounds, Speech,
and Audio Devices.
2 Click Sounds and Audio Devices.
3 Click the Hardware tab.
4 Double-click the name of your CD drive.
5 Click the Properties tab.
6 Check the Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device box.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent
lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference.
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R U N T H E S P E A K E R D I A G N O S T I C S — Some speaker systems have selfdiagnostics. See the speaker documentation for diagnostics instructions.
R E I N S T A L L T H E A U D I O ( S O U N D ) D R I V E R — See page 66.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 70.
No sound from headphones
C H E C K T H E H E A D P H O N E C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the
headphone cable is securely inserted into the headphone connector (see
page 76).
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click or double-click the
speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is
turned up and that the sound is not muted.
D I S A B L E D I G I T A L M O D E — Your headphones do not work if the CD drive is
operating in digital mode. To disable digital mode:
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Sounds, Speech,
and Audio Devices.
2 Click Sounds and Audio Devices.
3 Click the Hardware tab.
4 Double-click the name of your CD drive.
5 Click the Properties tab.
6 Uncheck the Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device box.
Video and Monitor Problems
If the screen is blank
HINT: See the monitor
documentation for
troubleshooting
procedures.
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C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R P O W E R L I G H T — If the power light is off, firmly
press the button to ensure that the monitor is turned on. If the power light is lit
or blinking, the monitor has power. If the power light is blinking, press a key on
the keyboard or move the mouse.
C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Check the connector for
bent or broken pins. (It is normal for monitor cable connectors to have missing
pins.)Ensure that the video cable is connected as shown on the setup diagram for
your computer.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
S W A P T H E P O W E R C A B L E S — Swap the computer and monitor power
cables to determine if the power cable is defective.
TE S T T H E V I D E O E X T E N S I O N C A B L E ( I F U S E D ) — If you are using a
video extension cable and removing the cable solves the problem, the cable is
defective.
TE S T A N O T H E R M O N I T O R — If another monitor is available, connect it to
the computer.
C H E C K T H E D I A G N O S T I C L I G H T S — See page 60.
If the screen is difficult to read
C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R S E T T I N G S — See the monitor documentation for
instructions on adjusting the contrast and brightness, demagnetizing
(degaussing) the monitor, and running the monitor self-test.
M O V E T H E S U B W O O F E R A W A Y F R O M T H E M O N I T O R — If your speaker
system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft)
away from the monitor.
MOVE THE MONITOR AWAY FROM EXTERNAL POWER SOURCES —
Fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, and other electrical devices can cause the
screen image to appear "shaky." Turn off nearby devices to check for interference.
R O T A T E T H E M O N I T O R T O F A C E A D I F F E R E N T D I R E C T I O N — Eliminate
sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality.
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ADJUST THE WINDOWS® DISPLAY SETTINGS —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Appearance and Themes.
3 Click Display, and then click the Settings tab.
4 Try different settings for Screen resolution and Color quality.
R E S T O R E T H E R E C O M M E N D E D S E T T I N G S — Restore the original
resolution and refresh rate settings. See the Tell Me How help file for instructions.
To access help files, see page 38.
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SECTION 3
Advanced
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
Diagnostic Lights
Dell Diagnostics
Drivers
Using System Restore
Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
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Diagnostic Lights
To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer is equipped with four
lights on the back panel labeled "A," "B," "C," and "D" (see page 78). These
lights can be yellow or green. When the computer starts normally, the lights
flash. After the computer starts, the lights remain green. If the computer
malfunctions, the color and sequence of the lights identify the problem.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 9.
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Diagnostic Code
Definition
Corrective Action
Y
Y
G
G
A
B
C
D
Memory modules
are detected, but
a memory failure
has occurred.
• Remove and reinstall all memory
modules and CRIMMs. Ensure
that all the connector tabs are
locked. Restart the computer.
• Install the memory modules (see
page 93) in memory connectors
RIMM1 (located closest to the
microprocessor) and RIMM2 and
ensure that, if no additional
memory is used, CRIMMs are
installed in memory connectors
RIMM3 and RIMM4.
• If you installed memory modules
in memory connectors RIMM3
and RIMM4 that were not
purchased from Dell, remove the
modules and replace them with
the CRIMMs that were originally
installed in your computer.
• If available, install Dell memory of
the same type into your computer
(see page 93).
• If the problem persists, contact
Dell (see page 120).
Advanced Troubleshooting
Diagnostic Code
G
Y
G
Y
A
B
C
D
G
G
G
Y
A
B
C
D
Y
G
Y
Y
A
B
C
D
Definition
Corrective Action
Memory modules
are detected, but
a memory
configuration or
compatibility
error exists.
• Ensure that there are no special
memory module/memory
connector placement
requirements (see page 93).
• Verify that the memory modules
that you are installing are
compatible with the computer
(see page 110).
• If the problem persists, contact
Dell (see page 120).
Other failure.
• Ensure that the cables are properly
connected from the hard drive,
CD drive, and DVD drive to the
system board (see page 87.
• If the problem persists, contact
Dell (see page 120).
PCI bus failure
has occurred.
1 Determine if a conflict exists by
removing a card (see page 92) (not
the video card) and then restarting
the computer.
2 If the problem persists, reinstall
the card that you removed (see
page 88), remove a different card,
and then restart the computer.
3 Repeat this process for each card.
If the computer starts normally,
troubleshoot the last card removed
from the computer for resource
conflicts (see "Resolving Software
and Hardware Incompatibilities"
on page 70).
4 If the problem persists, contact
Dell (see page 120).
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Diagnostic Code
Y
G
Y
G
A
B
C
D
G
Y
Y
Y
A
B
C
D
Definition
Corrective Action
Video controller
failure.
• If the computer has a video card,
remove the card and reinstall it
(see page 98).
• If the problem persists or the
computer has integrated video,
contact Dell (see page 120).
No memory
modules are
detected.
• Reinstall all memory modules (see
page 93) and then restart the
computer.
• If the problem persists, contact
Dell (see page 120).
Dell Diagnostics
When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in
"Solving Problems" (see page 35) and run the Dell Diagnostics before you
contact Dell for technical assistance. Running the Dell Diagnostics may
help you resolve the problem without contacting Dell. If you do contact
Dell, the test results can provide important information for Dell's service
and support personnel.
The Dell Diagnostics allows you to:
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Perform express, extended, or custom tests on one or all devices.
•
Select tests based on a symptom of the problem you are having.
•
Choose how many times a test is run.
•
Display test results.
•
Suspend testing if an error is detected.
•
Access online help information that describes the tests and devices.
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Receive status messages that tell you whether tests completed
successfully.
•
Receive error messages if problems are detected.
Starting the Dell Diagnostics
NOTICE: Only use the Dell Diagnostics to test your Dell™ computer. Using
this program with other computers can result in error messages.
Start the Dell Diagnostics from either your hard drive (see page 63) or from
the Dell Dimension ResourceCD (see page 63).
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive
1
Shut down and restart the computer.
2
When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
If you wait too long and the Microsoft® Windows® logo appears,
continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down
your computer through the Start menu and try again.
3
When the boot device list appears, highlight Boot to Utility Partition
and press <Enter>.
4
When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you
want to run (see page 64).
HINT: If you receive a
message stating that no
Diagnostics utility
partition has been found,
follow the instructions to
run the Dell Diagnostics
from your ResourceCD
(see page 63).
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the ResourceCD
1
Insert the ResourceCD into the CD drive.
2
Shut down and restart the computer.
When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait
until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer
through the Start menu and try again.
3
When the boot device list appears, highlight IDE CD-ROM Device
and press <Enter>.
4
Select the IDE CD-ROM Device option from the CD boot menu.
5
Select the Boot from CD-ROM option from the menu that appears.
6
Type 1 to start the ResourceCD menu.
HINT: This feature
changes 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.
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Type 2 to start the Dell Diagnostics.
8
Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If
multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your
platform.
9
When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you
want to run (see page 64).
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu
1
HINT: The Service Tag
number for your computer
is located at the top of
each test screen.
2
After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears,
click the button for the option you want.
Option
Function
Express
Test
Performs a quick test of devices. This test typically takes 10
to 20 minutes and requires no interaction on your part.
Run Express Test first to increase the possibility of tracing
the problem quickly.
Extended
Test
Performs a thorough check of devices. This test typically
takes an hour or more and requires you to answer questions
periodically.
Custom
Test
Tests a specific device. You can customize the tests you
want to run.
Symptom
Tree
Lists the most common symptoms encountered and allows
you to select a test based on the symptom of the problem
you are having.
If a problem is encountered during a test, a message displaying the
error code and a description of the problem appear. Write down the
error code and problem description and follow the instructions on the
screen.
If you cannot resolve the error condition, contact Dell (see page 120).
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If you run a test from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option, click
the applicable tab described in the following table for more
information.
Tab
Function
Results
Displays the results of the test and any error conditions
encountered.
Errors
Displays error conditions encountered, error codes, and
problem description.
Help
Describes the test and may indicate requirements for
running the test.
Configuration
Displays your hardware configuration for the selected
device.
The Dell Diagnostics obtains your configuration
information for all devices from the system setup
program, memory, and various internal tests and displays
it in the device list in the left pane of the screen. The
device list may not display the names of all the
components installed on your computer or all devices
attached to your computer.
Parameters
Allows you to customize the test by changing the test
settings.
4
When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics
from the ResourceCD, remove the CD.
5
Close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the
Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu
screen.
Drivers
What Is a Driver?
A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse, or
keyboard. All devices require a driver program.
A driver acts like a translator between the device and the programs that use
the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only
its driver recognizes.
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Many drivers such as the keyboard driver come with your Microsoft®
Windows® operating system. You may need to install drivers if you:
•
Upgrade your operating system
•
Reinstall your operating system
•
Connect or install a new device
If you experience a problem with any device, perform the steps in the
following sections to identify whether the driver is the source of your
problem and if necessary, to update the driver.
Identifying Drivers
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
3
Click System.
4
In the System Properties screen, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
In the Device Manager window, scroll down the list to see if any device
has an exclamation point (a yellow circle with a [!]) on the device icon.
If an exclamation point is next to the device name, you may need to
reinstall the driver or install a new driver.
Reinstalling drivers
NOTICE: The Dell Support website and your Dell Dimension ResourceCD
provide approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained
from other sources, your computer might not work correctly.
Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver,
use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the
previously installed version.
To use Device Driver Rollback:
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1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
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3
Click System.
4
In the System Properties screen, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed, and then
click Properties.
7
Click the Drivers tab.
8
Click Roll Back Driver.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System
Restore (see page 68) to return your computer to the operating state that
existed before you installed the new driver.
Using the Dell Dimension ResourceCD
If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore (see page 68) does not
resolve the problem, then reinstall the driver from the Dell Dimension
ResourceCD:
1
With the Windows desktop displayed, insert the ResourceCD into the
CD or DVD drive.
If this is your first time to use the ResourceCD, go to step 2. If not, go
to step 5.
2
When the ResourceCD installation program starts, follow the prompts
on the screen.
3
When the InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears, remove
the ResourceCD and click Finish to restart the computer.
4
When you see the Windows desktop, reinsert the ResourceCD into
the CD or DVD drive.
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5
HINT: The ResourceCD
displays drivers only for
hardware that came on
your computer. If you
installed additional
hardware, the drivers for
the new hardware might
not be displayed by the
ResourceCD. If those
drivers are not displayed,
exit the ResourceCD
program. For drivers
information, see the
documentation that came
with that product.
At the Welcome Dell System Owner screen, click Next.
A message stating that the ResourceCD is detecting hardware in your
computer appears.
The drivers that are used by your computer are automatically displayed
in the My Drivers—The ResourceCD has identified these
components in your system window.
6
Click the driver that you want to reinstall and follow the instructions
on the screen.
If a particular driver is not listed, then that driver is not required by
your operating system.
Using System Restore
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides System Restore
to allow you to return your computer to an earlier operating state (without
affecting data files) if changes to the hardware, software, or other system
settings have left the computer in an undesirable operating state. See
Windows Help for information on using System Restore. To access
Windows Help, see page 38.
NOTICE: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not
monitor your data files or recover them.
Creating a Restore Point
1
Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2
Click System Restore.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
If problems occur after installing a device driver, use Device Driver Rollback
(see page 66) to resolve the problem. If that is unsuccessful, then use
System Restore.
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NOTICE: Before you restore the computer to an earlier operating state, save
and close all open files and close all open programs. Do not alter, open, or
delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System
Tools, and then click System Restore.
2
Ensure that Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected and
click Next.
3
Click a calendar date to which you want to restore your computer.
The Select a Restore Point screen provides a calendar that allows you
to see and select restore points. All calendar dates with available
restore points appear in bold.
4
Select a restore point and click Next.
If a calendar date has only one restore point, then that restore point is
automatically selected. If two or more restore points are available, click
the restore point that you prefer.
5
Click Next.
The Restoration Complete screen appears after System Restore
finishes collecting data, and then the computer automatically restarts.
6
After the computer restarts, click OK.
To change the restore point, you can either repeat the steps using a
different restore point, or you can undo the restoration.
Undoing the Last System Restore
NOTICE: Before you undo the last system restore, save and close all open
files and close all open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or
programs until the system restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System
Tools, and then click System Restore.
2
Select Undo my last restoration and click Next.
3
Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
4
After the computer restarts, click OK.
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Enabling System Restore
If you reinstall Windows XP with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space
available, System Restore is automatically disabled. To see if System Restore
is enabled:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance.
3
Click System.
4
Click the System Restore tab.
5
Make sure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked.
Resolving Software and Hardware
Incompatibilities
Windows XP IRQ conflicts occur if a device either is not detected during
the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly configured.
To check for conflicts on a computer running Windows XP:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance and click System.
3
Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4
In the Device Manager list, check for conflicts with the other devices.
Conflicts are indicated by a yellow exclamation point (!) beside the
conflicting device or a red X if the device has been disabled.
5
Double-click any conflict to display the Properties window.
If an IRQ conflict exists, the Device status area in the Properties
window reports the cards or devices that share the device's IRQ.
6
Resolve conflicts by reconfiguring the devices or removing the devices
from the Device Manager.
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1
Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2
Type hardware troubleshooter in the Search field and click the
arrow to start the search.
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3
Click Hardware Troubleshooter in the Search Results list.
4
In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, click I need to resolve a hardware
conflict on my computer, and click Next.
Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
Before You Reinstall
If you are reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a
problem with a newly installed driver, use Windows XP Device Driver
Rollback (see page 66) to replace the device driver with the previously
installed version.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System
Restore (see page 68) to return your operating system to the operating state
it was in before you installed the new device driver.
Reinstalling Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP, perform the steps in the following sections in the
order in which they are listed.
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After the
reinstallation is complete, you will need to reinstall the device drivers, virus
protection program, and other software.
NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling
Windows XP. The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs
installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless
instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection
software installed on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP. See the
documentation that came with the software for instructions.
Preparing to Boot From the Operating System CD
1
Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.
2
Exit any program or utility that might run after you insert the CD.
3
Shut down (see page 33) and restart the computer.
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4
Press <F12> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears.
If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows
desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.
5
Use the arrow keys to select CD-ROM, and then press <Enter>.
6
Press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD message
appears on the screen.
Starting Windows XP Setup
HINT: The time required
to complete the setup
depends on the size of the
hard drive and the speed
of your computer.
1
When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press <Enter> to
select To set up Windows now.
2
Read the information in the Microsoft Windows Licensing
Agreement screen, and then press <F8> on your keyboard to accept
the license agreement.
3
If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to
recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair
option, and then remove the CD from the drive.
4
If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to
select the fresh copy option.
5
Press <Enter> to select the highlighted partition (recommended),
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system
begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer restarts
multiple times.
Completing the GUI Setup
NOTICE: When the computer restarts, the following message appears:
Press any key to boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this
message appears.
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1
When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the
settings for your location and click Next.
2
Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your
Software screen and click Next.
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If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, at the What's your
computer's name window, enter a name for your computer (or accept
the name provided) and click Next.
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, at the Computer
Name and Administrator Password window, enter a name for your
computer (or accept the one provided) and a password, and then click
Next.
4
If you have a modem installed, enter the requested information and
click Next when the Modem Dialing Information screen appears.
5
Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings
window and click Next.
6
If your computer has a network adapter, select Typical in the
Networking Settings screen and click Next.
If your computer does not have a network adapter, this option does not
appear.
7
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, you may be prompted
to provide further network information regarding your network
configuration, such as the domain name or workgroup name. If you are
unsure of your settings, accept the default selections.
Windows XP installs the operating system components, configures the
computer, and then restarts the computer.
Completing the Operating System Setup
NOTICE: When the computer restarts, you will see the following message:
Press any key to boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this
message appears.
1
When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.
2
When the How will this computer connect to the
Internet? message appears, click Skip.
3
When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, select No,
not at this time and click Next.
When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter
up to five users.
4
Click Next.
5
Click Finish to complete the setup and remove the CD from the drive.
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Reinstalling Drivers and Software
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1
Reinstall the appropriate drivers (see page 66).
2
Reinstall your virus protection software. See the documentation that
came with the software for instructions.
3
Reinstall your other software programs. See the documentation that
came with the software for instructions.
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A d d i n g Pa r t s
Front and Back View of the Computer
Reattaching the Front Door and Hinge Arms
Opening the Computer Cover
Looking Inside Your Computer
Installing and Removing Cards
Adding Memory
Adding or Replacing the AGP Card
Adding a Second Hard Drive
Adding a Floppy Drive
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Front and Back View of the Computer
Front View
1
2
3
4*
5*
11
6
10
7
9
8
*On computers with an optional floppy drive.
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1
CD or DVD volume
control dial
Move the dial to adjust the volume of your audio CD or DVD disc.
2
CD or DVD drive
activity light
The drive activity light is on when the computer reads data from the CD or DVD
drive.
3
CD or DVD eject button Press this button to eject your CD from the CD or DVD drive.
4
floppy-drive eject
button*
Press this button to eject a floppy disk from the floppy drive.
5
floppy-drive light
button*
The floppy-drive light is on when the computer reads data from or writes data to
the floppy drive. Wait until this light turns off before you remove the floppy disk
from the drive.
6
hard drive light
The hard-drive light is on when the computer reads data from or writes data to the
hard drive. The light might also be on when devices such as your CD player are
operating.
7
power button
Press this button to turn on the computer.
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, do not use the power button to turn off the
computer. Instead, perform a Windows shutdown.
8
service tag
The tag is used to identify your computer when you access the Dell Support
website or call technical support.
9
headphone connector
Attach headphones.Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most
kinds of speakers. You can then hear all of the sounds your computer emits, such
as system beeps and CDs.
10 USB 2.0 connectors (2)
Use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect occasionally, such as
joysticks or cameras.
It is recommended that you use the back USB connectors for devices that typically
remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.
11 front-panel door
Open the door to use the front-panel connectors.
*On computers with an optional floppy drive.
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Back View
1
13
12
11
10
8
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3
4
5
9
6
7
1
power connector
The connection for the power cable.
2
voltage selection switch
(may not be available on
all computers)
Set the switch for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in
your location. See "When Using Your Computer" on page 11 for additional
information.
3
parallel connector
Connect a parallel device, such as a printer, to the parallel connector. If you have a
USB printer, plug it into a USB connector.
4
mouse connector
Plug a standard mouse into the green mouse connector. Turn off the computer
and any attached devices before you connect a mouse to the computer. If you have
a USB mouse, plug it into a USB connector.
5
network adapter
Attach the UTP cable to an RJ45 jack wall plate or to an RJ45 port on a UTP
concentrator or hub and press the other end of the UTP cable into the network
adapter connector until the cable snaps securely into place.
Dell recommends the use of Category 5 wiring and connectors for our customers’
networks.
6
line-in connector
Use the blue line-in connector (available on computers with integrated sound) to
attach a record/playback device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR.
On computers with a sound card, the line-in connector is on the card.
7
video connector
Plug the cable from your monitor into the blue connector.
8
line-out connector
Use the green line-out connector (available on computers with integrated sound)
to attach headphones and most speakers with integrated amplifiers.
On computers with a sound card, the line-out connector is on the card.
9
microphone connector
Use the pink microphone connector (available on computers with integrated
sound) to attach a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into
a sound or telephony program.
On computers with a sound card, the microphone connector is on the card.
10 USB 2.0 connectors (6)
Connect a USB device such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, joystick, or speaker
system into any of the USB connectors.
11 keyboard connector
If you have a standard keyboard, plug it into the purple keyboard connector. If you
have a USB keyboard, plug it into a USB connector.
12 diagnostic lights (4)
Use the lights to help you troubleshoot a computer problem based on the
diagnostic code. For more information, see page 60.
13 serial connector
Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial port.
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Reattaching the Front Door and Hinge
Arms
To prevent damage to your computer, the front-panel door is designed to
"break away" if it is lifted up too far. If the front-panel door is open and it is
pushed inward too hard, the hinge arms may also break away (the hinge
arms are loose when they are detached).
Reattaching the Hinge Arms
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions listed in "When Working Inside Your
Computer" on page 12.
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1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 33).
2
Disconnect the computer power cable from the electrical outlet.
3
Remove the front-panel door by gently snapping it off the two hinge
arms.
4
Remove the front-panel insert above the door bay area by pulling the
bottom of the insert with your fingers.
front-panel
insert
use fingers
to pull here
5
Lift both hinge arms to the horizontal position.
6
Use the two view slots to align the pivot bar with the two pivot-bar
slots.
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view slots (2)
pivot-bar slots (2)
pivot bar
hinge arms in
horizontal
position
NOTICE: 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 any static electricity that could harm internal components.
7
Pull the arms toward you until they snap into position.
If the hinge arms do not snap back into position on the first attempt,
slightly reposition the arms and try again.
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8
After the hinge arms snap into position, lower and raise the arms two
or three times to properly seat them.
9
Reattach the front-panel insert.
10
Reconnect the computer power cable to the electrical outlet.
11
Reattach the front door (see page 80).
Reattaching the Front Door
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions listed in "When Working Inside Your
Computer" on page 12.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 33).
2
Disconnect the computer power cable from the electrical outlet.
3
Lower the hinge arms to the vertical position.
4
Align the two clips on the inside of the front door with the two hinge
arms.
5
Press inward on the front door until it clips to both hinge arms.
front-door
clips (2)
hinge arms (2)
in vertical
position
front-panel
door
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Opening the Computer Cover
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the steps listed in the safety instructions on page 12
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
1
Shut down the computer (see page 33).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
NOTICE: Ensure that sufficient space exists to support the open cover—at
least 30 cm (1 ft) of desk top space.
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4
Lay the computer on its side so that the arrow on the bottom of the
computer points up.
5
Open the cover:
a
Facing the back of the computer, press the release button on the
right side of the computer with one hand while pulling up on the
top of the cover with the other hand.
b
Press the release button on the left side of the computer with one
hand while pulling up on the top of the cover with the other hand.
c
Hold the bottom of the computer with one hand, and then pull
open the cover with the other hand.
release
button
arrow
release button
back of computer
Looking Inside Your Computer
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions listed in "When Working Inside Your
Computer" on page 12.
NOTICE: Be careful when opening the computer cover to ensure that you do
not inadvertently disconnect cables from the system board.
HINT: The AGP card is
removed from the
following illustration to
provide a better view of
the inside of your
computer.
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computer cover*
(page 84 and
page 107)
drive cables
power cables
hard drive
(page 100)
power supply
filler brackets for
empty card slots (4)
(page 88)
system board
(page 87)
*Depending on the types of drives installed in your computer, the cover
may not open as widely as shown in the figure.
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System Board
floppy drive
connector (FLOPPY)
main power connector
(MAIN POWER)
CD drive connector
(SEC IDE)
front panel switch connector (FNT PNL)
hard drive connector
(PRI IDE)
battery socket
(BATTERY) page 117
password jumper
(PSWD) page 116
configuration
jumper (CLR CM)
memory module
connectors
(RIMM3, RIMM4)
page 94
AGP slot
connector
(J6C1)
microprocessor fan
connector (FAN2)
PCI card
connectors
(PCI1–PCI4)
memory module
connectors
(RIMM1,
RIMM2)
page 94
microprocessor
connector (J2E1)
system board power
light (PWR LED)
CD audio connector (CD)*
telephony voice modem connector (TELE)*
front panel audio
cable connector
(FNT PNL AUD)
back of computer
*On computers with optional integrated audio.
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Installing and Removing Cards
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the steps in "When Working Inside Your Computer" on
page 12.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
Your Dell™ computer provides slots for up to four 32-bit, 33-MHz cards.
Cards
If you are installing or replacing a card, follow the procedures in the next
section. If you are removing but not replacing a card, see "Removing a Card"
on page 92.
Installing a Card
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the steps in "When Working Inside Your Computer" on
page 12.
1
If you are replacing a card, remove the current driver for the card from
the operating system.
2
Shut down the computer (page 33).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
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3
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
4
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
5
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
6
Press the lever on the card retention arm and raise the retention arm.
card
edge
connector
card
connector
filler
bracket
retention arm
lever
7
If you are installing a new card, remove the filler bracket to create a
card-slot opening. Then continue with step 9.
8
If you are replacing a card that is already installed in the computer,
remove the card.
If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card. Grasp the
card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector.
9
Prepare the card for installation.
See the documentation that came with the card for information on
configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise
customizing it for your computer.
CAUTION: Some network adapters automatically start the
computer when they are connected to a network. To guard against
electrical shock, be sure to unplug your computer from its
electrical outlet before installing any cards. Verify that the
standby power light on the system board is off.
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10
Place the card in the connector and press down firmly. Ensure that the
card is fully seated in the slot.
If the card is full-length, insert the end of the card into the card guide
bracket as you lower the card toward its connector on the system
board. Insert the card firmly into the card connector on the system
board.
not fully seated card
fully seated card
bracket caught
outside of slot
bracket
within slot
11
Before you lower the retention arm, ensure that:
•
The tops of all cards and filler brackets are flush with the
alignment bar
•
The notch in the top of the card or filler bracket fits around the
alignment guide
Press the arm into place, securing the card(s) in the computer.
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retention arm
alignment guide
alignment bar
filler bracket
NOTICE: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed
over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause
damage to the equipment.
12
Connect any cables that should be attached to the card.
See the documentation for the card for information about the card’s
cable connections.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
13
Close the computer cover (see page 107), reconnect the computer and
devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
14
Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card
documentation.
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Removing a Card
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the steps in "When Working Inside Your Computer" on
page 12.
1
Shut down the computer (page 33).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
4
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
5
Press the lever on the card retention arm and raise the retention arm
(see page 88).
6
If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card.
7
Grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector.
8
If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the
empty card-slot opening.
If you need a filler bracket, contact Dell (see page 120).
9
Lower the retention arm and press it into place, securing the card(s) in
the computer.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
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10
Close the computer cover (see page 107), reconnect the computer and
devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
11
Remove the card’s driver from the operating system.
Adding Memory
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the steps in "When Working Inside Your Computer" on
page 12.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on
the system board. For information on the type of memory supported by your
computer, look under "Memory" in "Specifications" on page 110.
RDRAM Overview
NOTICE: If you remove your original memory modules from the computer
during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you
may have, even if the new modules were purchased from Dell. Your original
memory modules must be installed as a pair in either connectors RIMM1 and
RIMM 2 or RIMM 3 and RIMM4. Do not pair one original memory module
with one new memory module in connectors RIMM1 and RIMM2 or RIMM3
and RIMM4. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly.
RDRAM technology requires that all memory connectors have either a
memory module or a continuity module installed. Memory modules and
continuity modules are easily identified—memory modules have a metal
cover on one side of the module and continuity modules do not.
HINT: The metal cover
on a memory module is
manufactured in various
colors. The color of the
metal cover has no effect
on the module’s
performance.
metal cover
memory module
continuity module
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Memory modules are the actual components that provide memory for the
microprocessor; continuity modules are used only to complete the memory
circuit if memory modules are not installed in all of the memory connectors.
Another RDRAM requirement is that memory modules must be installed in
pairs of matched memory size. This means that if you purchased your
computer with 128 MB of memory installed and you want to add another
128 MB of memory, you must remove the two continuity modules and
replace them with two 64-MB memory modules.
NOTICE: You can only install continuity modules in connectors RIMM 3 and
RIMM4.
HINT: Mixed pairs of
PC1066 and PC800
modules all function as
PC800.
The only two valid memory configurations are:
•
A pair of matched memory modules installed in connectors RIMM1
and RIMM2 with continuity modules installed in connectors RIMM3
and RIMM4
or
•
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A pair of matched memory modules installed in connectors RIMM1
and RIMM2 and another matched pair installed in connectors RIMM3
and RIMM4
continuity modules in
connectors RIMM3 and RIMM4
back of computer
matched pair of memory modules
in connectors RIMM1 and RIMM2
matched pair of memory modules
in connectors RIMM3 and RIMM4
back of computer
matched pair of memory modules
in connectors RIMM1 and RIMM2
Removing a Memory Module
1
Shut down the computer (see page 33).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
HINT: Memory
purchased from Dell is
covered under your
computer warranty.
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4
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
5
Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module
connector.
6
Grasp the module and pull up.
If the module is difficult to remove, gently ease the module back and
forth to remove it from the connector.
Adding a Memory Module
1
Shut down the computer (see page 33).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
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2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
4
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
5
Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module
connector.
securing clips (2)
memory connectors
on system board
notches (2)
memory module
connector
cutouts (2)
step 5
step 6
step 7
6
Align the notches on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in
the connector.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight
down into the socket with equal force applied at each end of the module.
7
Insert the module straight down into the connector, ensuring that it
fits into the vertical guides at each end of the connector. Press firmly
on the ends of the module until it snaps into place.
If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the
cutouts at each end of the module.
8
Close the computer cover (see page 107).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
9
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
10
Right-click the My Computer icon and then click Properties.
11
Click the General tab.
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To verify that the memory is installed correctly, check the amount of
memory (RAM) listed.
Adding or Replacing the AGP Card
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the steps in "When Working Inside Your Computer" on
page 12.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
Your Dell™ computer provides a connector for an AGP card.
1
Shut down the computer (see page 33).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
4
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
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1
Remove the filler bracket by raising the hinged lever and sliding the
bracket up.
2
Press the card lever toward the PCI connector.
3
Pull the card up and out of the card clip.
notch
lever
tab
card clip
AGP connector
PCI connector
back of computer
Installing an AGP Card
1
To add or replace the card, press the card lever toward the PCI
connector and gently press the card into the AGP connector until it
clicks into place.
AGP card
card clip
lever
card clip
slot connector
2
Release the card lever, ensuring that the tab fits into the notch on the
front end of the card.
3
Secure the card by lowering the hinged lever on the back panel.
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4
Close the computer cover (see page 107).
5
Connect the monitor cable to the card’s video connector.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
6
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
Adding a Second Hard Drive
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the steps in "When Working Inside Your Computer" on
page 12.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface.
Instead, set the drive on a surface, such as a foam pad, that will sufficiently
cushion it.
1
Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured
for your computer.
2
Shut down the computer (page 33).
3
Turn off your computer and any devices.
4
Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the
chassis, such as the metal around the card-slot openings at the back of
the computer, before touching anything inside your computer.
While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the
computer chassis to dissipate any static electricity that might harm
internal components.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
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5
Disconnect your computer and devices from their electrical outlets.
Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the
computer.
6
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
7
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
8
Remove the two green plastic rails from the inside of the hard-drive
bay by gently pulling the rails up and out of the bay.
9
Attach the rails to the hard drive using the two screws attached to the
rails.
Ensure that the rail tabs are positioned at the back of the hard drive.
NOTICE: Do not install any drive into the lower hard-drive bay until you have
removed the green drive rails from the inside of the hard-drive bay.
10
11
Remove the first hard drive from the upper bay and install it in the
lower bay:
a
Disconnect the power and the hard-drive cables from the back of
the first hard drive.
b
Press in the two green rail tabs and pull the first hard drive out of
the upper bay.
c
Gently slide the first hard drive into the lower bay until you hear a
click.
d
Reconnect the power and hard-drive cables to the back of the first
hard drive.
Gently slide the new hard drive into the upper bay until you hear a
click.
rail tabs (2)
second hard drive
in upper bay
first hard drive in
lower bay
hard drive bay
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12
Connect a power cable to the drive.
NOTICE: Match the colored strip on the cable with pin 1 on the drive.
13
Locate the extra connector on the drive cable that is attached to your
first hard drive and attach the connector to the second hard drive.
Your computer uses cable-select drive cables. This means that the
device connected to the end connector of the drive cable is the master
device and the device connected to the middle connector is the slave
device. Be sure that the jumper setting on the new device is set for
"cable select" (see the documentation that came with the drive for
information).
power cable
second hard-drive
cable (secondary
drive)
first hard-drive
cable (primary
boot drive)
14
Close the computer cover.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
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Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
16
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on
installing any software required for drive operation.
Adding a Floppy Drive
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 9.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
1
Perform an orderly computer shutdown using the operating system
menu.
2
Turn off your computer and any devices.
3
Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the
computer, such as the metal around the card-slot openings on the back
of the computer, before you touch anything inside your computer.
While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the
computer to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal
components.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
4
Disconnect your computer and devices from their electrical outlets
and disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the
computer.
5
Disconnect the computer power cable from the electrical outlets and
press the power button to ground the system board.
Removing the Front-Panel Insert
Remove the front-panel insert before you install the floppy drive:
1
Open the computer cover to a 90-degree angle (see page 84).
2
Locate the insert in front of the floppy-drive bay.
3
From inside the computer, push in the release tab of the insert.
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insert release tab
floppy-drive bay
4
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From outside the computer, pull the insert away from the computer’s
front panel.
5
Remove the insert from the insert frame by pressing on the four tabs.
insert frame for
floppy-drive bay
6
Reattach the empty insert frame over the front of the drive bay.
The insert frame fits only one way.
Installing a Floppy Drive
1
Gently slide the drive into place until the tabs securely click into
position.
2
Attach the floppy-drive cable to the floppy drive and to the system
board floppy-drive connector.
Ensure that you route the floppy-drive cable through the cable
restraint located on the side of the floppy-drive bay.
3
Attach the floppy-drive power cable to the floppy drive.
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power cable
floppy-drive cable
cable restraint
system board
floppy-drive
connector
4
Check all cable connections and fold cables out of the way to provide
airflow for the fan and cooling vents.
5
Close the computer cover (see page 107).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
6
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on
installing any software required for drive operation.
Use the Boot Sequence option in the system setup program to adjust
the boot order of the floppy drive. For more information about the
system setup program, see page 114.
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Closing the Computer Cover
1
Ensure that all cables are connected, and fold cables out of the way.
Gently pull the power cables toward you so that they do not get caught
underneath the drives.
2
Ensure that no tools or extra parts are left inside the computer.
3
Close the cover:
a
Pivot the cover down.
b
Press down on the right side of the cover until it closes.
c
Press down on the left side of the cover until it closes.
d
Ensure that both sides of the cover are locked. If not, repeat step 3.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
4
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
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5
SECTION 5
Appendix
Specifications
Standard Settings
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
Replacing the Battery
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Contacting Dell
Regulatory Information
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
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Specifications
Microprocessor
Microprocessor type
Intel® Pentium® 4
L1 cache
8 KB
L2 cache
512-KB pipelined-burst, eight-way set
associative, write-back SRAM
Memory
Type
PC800 or PC1066 RDRAM (non-ECC)
Memory connectors
four
Memory capacities
64-, 128-, 256-, and 512-MB non-ECC
Minimum memory
128 MB
Maximum memory
2 GB for PC800
1.5 GB for PC1066
Memory speed
PC800
40 ns or faster
PC1066
32 ns or faster
BIOS address
F8000h
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System chip set
Intel 850E
DMA channels
eight
Interrupt levels
15
BIOS chip
4 Mb
NIC
integrated PCI Network Interface with
ASF support as defined by DMTF
System clock
400- or 533-MHz data rate
Video
Type
AGP 4X, PCI
Audio 1
Type
Analog Devices AD1981a AC97 Codec
Expansion Bus
Bus types
PCI and AGP
Bus speed
PCI: 33 MHz
AGP: 66 MHz
AGP
connector
one
connector size
172 pins
connector data width (maximum)
32 bits
bus protocols
4x/2x modes at 1.5 V
PCI
connectors
four
connector size
120 pins
connector data width (maximum)
32 bits
Drives
Externally accessible
two 3.5-inch bays
two 5.25-inch bays
Available devices
ATA-66 or ATA-100 Ultra DMA hard
drive, CD drive, Zip drive, DVD drive,
CD-RW drive, DVD/CD-RW combo
drive, and DVD+RW drive
Internally accessible
two bays for 1-inch–high hard drives
1 Present only on computers with integrated audio capabilities.
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Connectors
Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Network Adapter
RJ45 connector
PS/2 (keyboard and mouse)
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two front-panel and six back-panel
USB 2.0–compliant connectors
Audio2
three connectors for line-in, line-out,
and microphone; one front panel
connector for headphones
System board connectors:
Primary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Secondary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Floppy drive
34-pin connector
Telephony (TAPI)
4-pin connector
Fan
3-pin connector
Controls and Lights
Power control
push button
Power light
green light on power button—blinking
green in sleep states; solid green for
power-on states
Hard-drive access light
green
Link integrity light (on integrated
network adapter)
green light for 10-Mb operation; orange
light for 100-Mb operation
Diagnostic code lights
four bicolor (amber and green) located
on back panel
2 Present only on computers with integrated audio capabilities.
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Power
DC power supply:
Wattage
250 W
Heat dissipation
853 BTU (fully-loaded computer
without monitor)
Voltage (see page 11 for important
voltage setting information)
90 to 135 V at 50/60 Hz; 180 to
265 V at 50/60 Hz; 100 V at 50/60 Hz for
Japanese computers
Backup battery
3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell
Physical
Height
42.5cm (16.7 inches)
Width
18.1 cm (7.13 inches)
Depth
44.7 cm (17.6 inches)
Weight
12.7 kg (28 lb)
Environmental
Temperature:
Operating
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)3
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Relative humidity
20% to 80% (noncondensing)
Maximum vibration:
Operating
0.25 G at 3 to 200 Hz at 1/2 octave/min
Storage
0.5 G at 3 to 200 Hz at 1/2 octave/min
Maximum shock:
Operating
bottom half-sine pulse with a change in
velocity of 50.8 cm/sec (20 inches/sec)
Storage
23-G faired-square wave with a velocity
change of 508 cm/sec (200 inches/sec)
3 At 35°C (95°F), the maximum operating altitude is 914 m (3000 ft).
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Environmental (continued)
Altitude:
Operating
–15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)4
Storage
–15.2 to 10,670 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
4At 35°C (95°F), the maximum operating altitude is 914 m (3000 ft).
Standard Settings
The system setup program contains the standard settings for your
computer.
NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user, do not change the settings
for this program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.
See the following figure for an example of the main program screen.
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Viewing Settings
1
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2
When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.
If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then shut
down your computer and try again.
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System Setup Screens
The system setup program screens display the current configuration
information for your computer. Information on the screen is divided into
five areas:
•
Title — The area at the top of all system setup screens that displays
your computer’s model number.
•
Computer data — Two boxes below the title that display the system
processor, L2 cache, service tag, and the version number of the BIOS.
•
Options — A scrollable box listing options that define the
configuration of your computer (including installed hardware, power
conservation, and security features).
Fields to the right of the listed options contain settings or values. The
settings and values that you can change are brighter on the screen. All
other settings and values are set by the computer and cannot be
changed. When <Enter> appears to the right of an option, press
<Enter> to access a pop-up menu of additional options.
•
Key functions — A line of boxes across the bottom of the screen that
lists keys and their functions within the system setup program.
•
Help — Press <F1> for information on the option that is selected
(highlighted).
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the safety instructions on page 9.
If you forget your user or setup password, you cannot operate your computer
or change settings in the system setup program until you clear the forgotten
password(s).
NOTICE: This process erases both the system and setup passwords.
1
Shut down the computer (see page 33).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer, and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
2
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Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
3
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
4
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
5
Locate jumper PSWD on the system board (see page 87) and remove
the jumper plug.
6
Close the computer cover (see page 107), plug your computer into an
electrical outlet, and turn on the computer.
The existing password(s) will be erased.
7
Shut down the computer (see page 33).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer, and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
8
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their
electrical outlets.
9
Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
10
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
11
Reconnect the jumper plug to jumper PSWD (see page 87).
12
Close the computer cover (see page 107).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack, and then plug it into the computer.
13
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
Turning on your computer with the PSWD jumper installed reenables
the password feature.
Replacing the Battery
CAUTION: Before you begin this procedure, follow the steps in
"When Working Inside Your Computer" on page 12.
A coin-cell battery maintains computer configuration, date, and time
information. The battery can last several years.
If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning on
the computer, replace the battery.
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CAUTION: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed.
Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
1
Record all the screens in system setup (see page 116) so that you can
restore the correct settings in step 7.
2
Open the computer cover (see page 84).
3
Locate the battery socket labeled BATTERY (see page 118).
NOTICE: If you pry the battery out of its socket with a blunt object, be
careful not to touch the system board with the object. Ensure that the object is
inserted between the battery and the socket before you attempt to pry out the
battery. Otherwise, you may damage the system board by prying off the socket
or by breaking circuit traces on the system board.
4
Remove the battery by carefully prying it out of its socket with your
fingers or with a blunt, nonconducting object such as a plastic
screwdriver.
5
Insert the new battery into the socket with the side labeled "+" facing
up, and snap the battery into place.
battery
battery socket
(BATTERY)
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network
wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
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6
Close the computer cover, and plug your computer and devices into
electrical outlets.
7
Access system setup (see page 115) and restore the settings you
recorded in step 1.
8
Properly dispose of the old battery (see page 14).
Dell Technical Support Policy
(U.S. Only)
Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and
participation of the customer in the troubleshooting process and provides
for restoration of the operating system, application software, and hardware
drivers to the original default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as
the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dellinstalled hardware. In addition to this technician-assisted technical support,
online technical support is available at support.dell.com. Additional
technical support options may be available for purchase.
Dell provides limited technical support for the computer and any "Dellinstalled" software and peripherals1. Support for third-party software and
peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer, including those
purchased and/or installed through Dell Software and Peripherals,
Readyware, and Custom Factory Integration2.
1
Repair services are provided pursuant to the terms and conditions of your limited
warranty and any optional support service contract purchased with the
computer.
2
All Dell-standard components included in a Custom Factory Integration (CFI)
project are covered by the standard Dell limited warranty for your computer.
However, Dell also extends a parts replacement program to cover all nonstandard, third-party hardware components integrated through CFI for the duration
of the computer’s service contract.
Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals
Dell-installed software includes the operating system and some of the
application software that is preinstalled on the computer during the
manufacturing process (Microsoft Office, Norton Antivirus, and so on).
Dell-installed peripherals include any internal expansion cards, or Dellbranded module bay or PC Card accessories. In addition, any Dell-branded
monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, microphones for telephonic modems,
docking stations/port replicators, networking products, and all associated
cabling are included.
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Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals
Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or
application software sold by Dell not under the Dell brand (printers,
scanners, cameras, games, and so on). Support for all third-party software
and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer of the product.
Contacting Dell
To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:
•
www.dell.com
•
support.dell.com (technical support)
•
premiersupport.dell.com (technical support for educational,
government, healthcare, and medium/large business customers,
including Premier, Platinum, and Gold customers)
For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country
section in the table below.
NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed.
When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone
numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance
in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international
operator.
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Anguilla
General Support
toll-free: 800-335-0031
Antigua and Barbuda
General Support
1-800-805-5924
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Website: www.dell.com.ar
International Access Code: 00
Tech Support and Customer Care
Country Code: 54
Sales
City Code: 11
Tech Support Fax
11 4515 7139
Customer Care Fax
11 4515 7138
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toll-free: 0-800-444-0733
0-810-444-3355
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Aruba
General Support
Australia (Sydney)
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
toll-free: 800-1578
International Access Code: 0011 E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
Country Code: 61
Home and Small Business
1-300-65-55-33
City Code: 2
Government and Business
toll-free: 1-800-633-559
Preferred Accounts Division (PAD)
toll-free: 1-800-060-889
Customer Care
toll-free: 1-800-819-339
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-385
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-312
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-818-341
Austria (Vienna)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 900
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Country Code: 43
Home/Small Business Sales
01 795 67602
City Code: 1
Home/Small Business Fax
01 795 67605
Home/Small Business Customer Care
01 795 67603
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care
Home/Small Business Technical Support
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support
Switchboard
0660 8056
01 795 67604
0660 8779
01 491 04 0
Bahamas
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6818
Barbados
General Support
1-800-534-3066
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Belgium (Brussels)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 32
E-mail for French Speaking Customers:
support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 2
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Technical Support
02 481 92 88
Customer Care
02 481 91 19
Home/Small Business Sales
toll-free: 0800 16884
Corporate Sales
02 481 91 00
Fax
02 481 92 99
Switchboard
02 481 91 00
Bermuda
General Support
1-800-342-0671
Bolivia
General Support
toll-free: 800-10-0238
Brazil
Website: www.dell.com/br
International Access Code: 00
Customer Support, Technical Support
Country Code: 55
Tech Support Fax
51 481 5470
City Code: 51
Customer Care Fax
51 481 5480
Sales
0800 90 3355
0800 90 3390
British Virgin Islands
General Support
Brunei
Customer Technical Support (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4966
Country Code: 673
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4955
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toll-free: 1-866-278-6820
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Canada (North York, Ontario)
Automated Order-Status System
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (automated technical support)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
TechFax
toll-free: 1-800-950-1329
Customer Care (home/small business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Customer Care (med./large business, government)
toll-free: 1-800-326-9463
Technical Support (home/small business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Technical Support (med./large bus., government)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Sales (direct sales—from outside Toronto)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5752
Sales (direct sales—from within Toronto)
Sales (federal government, education, and medical)
Cayman Islands
General Support
Chile (Santiago)
Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support
416 758-2200
toll-free: 1-800-567-7542
1-800-805-7541
toll-free: 1230-020-4823
Country Code: 56
City Code: 2
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
China (Xiamen)
Tech Support website: support.ap.dell.com/china
Country Code: 86
Tech Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com
City Code: 592
Tech Support Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
818 1350
Home and Small Business Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2437
Corporate Accounts Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2333
Customer Experience
toll-free: 800 858 2060
Home and Small Business
toll-free: 800 858 2222
Preferred Accounts Division
toll-free: 800 858 2062
Large Corporate Accounts GCP
toll-free: 800 858 2055
Large Corporate Accounts Key Accounts
toll-free: 800 858 2628
Large Corporate Accounts North
toll-free: 800 858 2999
Large Corporate Accounts North Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2955
Large Corporate Accounts East
toll-free: 800 858 2020
Large Corporate Accounts East Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2669
Large Corporate Accounts Queue Team
toll-free: 800 858 2572
Large Corporate Accounts South
toll-free: 800 858 2355
Large Corporate Accounts West
toll-free: 800 858 2811
Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts
toll-free: 800 858 2621
Colombia
General Support
980-9-15-3978
Costa Rica
General Support
0800-012-0435
Czech Republic (Prague)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Country Code: 420
Technical Support
City Code: 2
Customer Care
02 22 83 27 11
Fax
02 22 83 27 14
TechFax
02 22 83 27 28
Switchboard
02 22 83 27 11
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02 22 83 27 27
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
den_nbk_support@dell.com
Country Code: 45
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
den_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
7023 0182
Customer Care (Relational)
7023 0184
Home/Small Business Customer Care
3287 5505
Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1200
Fax Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5000
Fax Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5001
Dominica
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6821
Dominican Republic
General Support
1-800-148-0530
Ecuador
General Support
toll-free: 999-119
El Salvador
General Support
01-899-753-0777
Finland (Helsinki)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 990
E-mail: fin_support@dell.com
Country Code: 358
E-mail Support (servers):
Nordic_support@dell.com
City Code: 9
Technical Support
09 253 313 60
Technical Support Fax
09 253 313 81
Relational Customer Care
09 253 313 38
Home/Small Business Customer Care
09 693 791 94
Fax
09 253 313 99
Switchboard
09 253 313 00
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
France (Paris) (Montpellier)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/
Country Code: 33
Home and Small Business
City Codes: (1) (4)
Technical Support
0825 387 270
Customer Care
0825 823 833
Switchboard
0825 004 700
Switchboard (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 00
Sales
0825 004 700
Fax
0825 004 701
Fax (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 01
Corporate
Technical Support
0825 004 719
Customer Care
0825 338 339
Switchboard
01 55 94 71 00
Sales
01 55 94 71 00
Fax
01 55 94 71 01
Germany (Langen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Country Code: 49
Technical Support
City Code: 6103
Home/Small Business Customer Care
06103 766-7200
0180-5-224400
Global Segment Customer Care
06103 766-9570
Preferred Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9420
Large Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9560
Public Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9555
Switchboard
06103 766-7000
Grenada
General Support
Guatemala
General Support
1-800-999-0136
Guyana
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
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toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Hong Kong
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
296 93188
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and
Dell Precision™)
296 93191
Country Code: 852
India
Customer Service (non-technical, post-sales issues)
800 93 8291
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 96 4109
Large Corporate Accounts HK
toll-free: 800 96 4108
Large Corporate Accounts GCP HK
toll-free: 800 90 3708
Technical Support
1600 33 8045
Sales
1600 33 8044
Ireland (Cherrywood)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 16
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Country Code: 353
Ireland Technical Support
City Code: 1
U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only)
Home User Customer Care
Small Business Customer Care
U.K. Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
1850 543 543
0870 908 0800
01 204 4095
01 204 4444
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
01 204 4003
Ireland Sales
01 204 4444
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only)
0870 907 4000
SalesFax
01 204 0144
Fax
01 204 5960
Switchboard
01 204 4444
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Italy (Milan)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/
Country Code: 39
Home and Small Business
City Code: 02
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 696 821 14
Fax
02 696 821 13
Switchboard
02 696 821 12
Corporate
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 577 825 55
Fax
02 575 035 30
Switchboard
Jamaica
128
General Support (dial from within Jamaica only)
Appendix
02 577 821
1-800-682-3639
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Japan (Kawasaki)
Website: support.jp.dell.com
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (servers)
Country Code: 81
Technical Support outside of Japan (servers)
City Code: 44
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and
Inspiron)
Technical Support (Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™,
and Latitude™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision,
OptiPlex, and Latitude)
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
toll-free: 0120-198-498
81-44-556-4162
toll-free: 0120-198-226
81-44-520-1435
toll-free:0120-198-433
81-44-556-3894
24-Hour Automated Order Service
044-556-3801
Customer Care
044-556-4240
Business Sales Division (up to 400 employees)
044-556-1465
Preferred Accounts Division Sales (over 400
employees)
044-556-3433
Large Corporate Accounts Sales (over 3500
employees)
044-556-3430
Public Sales (government agencies, educational
institutions, and medical institutions)
044-556-1469
Global Segment Japan
044-556-3469
Individual User
044-556-1760
Faxbox Service
044-556-3490
Switchboard
044-556-4300
Korea (Seoul)
Technical Support
toll-free: 080-200-3800
International Access Code: 001
Sales
toll-free: 080-200-3600
Country Code: 82
Customer Service (Seoul, Korea)
toll-free: 080-200-3800
City Code: 2
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Fax
2194-6202
Switchboard
2194-6000
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Latin America
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Customer Technical Support (Austin, Texas,
U.S.A.)
512 728-4093
Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3619
Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service)
(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3883
Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4397
SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4600
or 512 728-3772
Luxembourg
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 352
Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium)
Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 88
toll-free: 080016884
Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 19
Fax (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 99
Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Macao
Technical Support
Country Code: 853
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0800 582
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0800 581
Malaysia (Penang)
Technical Support
toll-free: 1 800 888 298
International Access Code: 00
Customer Service
04 633 4949
Country Code: 60
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 202
City Code: 4
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 213
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Mexico
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Customer Technical Support
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 52
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Sales
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Customer Service
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Main
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Montserrat
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6822
Netherlands Antilles
General Support
001-800-882-1519
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Technical Support):
Country Code: 31
(Enterprise): nl_server_support@dell.com
City Code: 20
(Latitude): nl_latitude_support@dell.com
(Inspiron): nl_inspiron_support@dell.com
(Dimension): nl_dimension_support@dell.com
(OptiPlex): nl_optiplex_support@dell.com
(Dell Precision): nl_workstation_support@dell.com
Technical Support
020 674 45 00
Technical Support Fax
020 674 47 66
Home/Small Business Customer Care
020 674 42 00
Relational Customer Care
020 674 4325
Home/Small Business Sales
020 674 55 00
Relational Sales
020 674 50 00
Home/Small Business Sales Fax
020 674 47 75
Relational Sales Fax
020 674 47 50
Switchboard
020 674 50 00
Switchboard Fax
020 674 47 50
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
New Zealand
E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
Country Code: 64
Home and Small Business
0800 446 255
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
0800 441 566
Nicaragua
General Support
Norway (Lysaker)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
Country Code: 47
nor_nbk_support@dell.com
001-800-220-1006
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
nor_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
671 16882
Relational Customer Care
671 17514
Home/Small Business Customer Care
23162298
Switchboard
671 16800
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Panama
General Support
001-800-507-0962
Peru
General Support
0800-50-669
Poland (Warsaw)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 011
E-mail: pl_support@dell.com
Country Code: 48
Customer Service Phone
57 95 700
City Code: 22
Customer Care
57 95 999
Sales
57 95 999
Customer Service Fax
57 95 806
Reception Desk Fax
57 95 998
Switchboard
57 95 999
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Portugal
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support
Country Code: 35
Customer Care
Sales
Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
800 834 077
800 300 415 or
800 834 075
800 300 410 or 800 300 411 or
800 300 412 or 121 422 07 10
121 424 01 12
Puerto Rico
General Support
1-800-805-7545
St. Kitts and Nevis
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-441-4731
St. Lucia
General Support
1-800-882-1521
St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Singapore (Singapore)
Technical Support
International Access Code: 005
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 65
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 054
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 053
toll-free: 800 6011 051
604 633 4949
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code:
E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com
09/091
Technical Support
011 709 7710
Country Code: 27
Customer Care
011 709 7707
City Code: 11
Sales
011 709 7700
Fax
011 706 0495
Southeast Asian and Pacific
Countries
Switchboard
011 709 7700
Customer Technical Support, Customer Service,
and Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4810
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Spain (Madrid)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
Country Code: 34
Home and Small Business
City Code: 91
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 540
Sales
902 118 541
Switchboard
902 118 541
Fax
902 118 539
Corporate
Technical Support
Customer Care
902 118 546
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swe_support@dell.com
Country Code: 46
E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron:
Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com
City Code: 8
902 100 130
E-mail Support for OptiPlex: Swe_kats@dell.com
E-mail Support for Servers:
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
08 590 05 199
Relational Customer Care
08 590 05 642
Home/Small Business Customer Care
08 587 70 527
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support
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Fax Technical Support
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Switzerland (Geneva)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swisstech@dell.com
Country Code: 41
E-mail for French-speaking HSB and Corporate
Customers: support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 22
Taiwan
International Access Code: 002
Country Code: 886
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Technical Support (Home and Small Business)
0844 811 411
Technical Support (Corporate)
0844 822 844
Customer Care (Home and Small Business)
0848 802 202
Customer Care (Corporate)
0848 821 721
Fax
022 799 01 90
Switchboard
022 799 01 01
Technical Support (portable and desktop
computers)
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
Technical Support (servers)
toll-free: 0080 60 1256
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 228
or 0800 33 556
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 227
or 0800 33 555
Thailand
Technical Support
International Access Code: 001
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 66
Sales
Trinidad/Tobago
General Support
1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos Islands
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
toll-free: 0880 060 07
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0880 060 09
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
U.K. (Bracknell)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care website:
dell.co.uk/lca/customerservices
Country Code: 44
City Code: 1344
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred
Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees])
0870 908 0500
Technical Support (direct/PAD and general)
0870 908 0800
Global Accounts Customer Care
01344 373 185
or 01344 373 186
Uruguay
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Home and Small Business Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
0870 908 0500
Preferred Accounts (500–5000 employees)
Customer Care
01344 373 196
Central Government Customer Care
01344 373 193
Local Government & Education Customer Care
01344 373 199
Health Customer Care
01344 373 194
Home and Small Business Sales
0870 907 4000
Corporate/Public Sector Sales
01344 860 456
General Support
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toll-free: 000-413-598-2521
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)
Automated Order-Status Service
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (portable and desktop computers)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Country Code: 1
Consumer (Home and Home Office)
Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
toll-free: 1-800-624-9897
DellNet™ Service and Support
toll-free: 1-877-Dellnet
(1-877-335-5638)
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Financial Services website: www.dellfinancialservices.com
Financial Services (lease/loans)
toll-free: 1-877-577-3355
Financial Services (Dell Preferred Accounts [DPA])
toll-free: 1-800-283-2210
Business
Customer Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-822-8965
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Projectors Technical Support
toll-free: 1-877-459-7298
Public (government, education, and healthcare)
Customer Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-456-3355
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-234-1490
Dell Sales
toll-free: 1-800-289-3355
or toll-free: 1-800-879-3355
Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers)
toll-free: 1-888-798-7561
Software and Peripherals Sales
toll-free: 1-800-671-3355
Spare Parts Sales
toll-free: 1-800-357-3355
Extended Service and Warranty Sales
toll-free: 1-800-247-4618
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-727-8320
Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or
Speech-Impaired
toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY
(1-877-335-5889)
U.S. Virgin Islands
General Support
1-877-673-3355
Venezuela
General Support
8001-3605
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Regulatory Information
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is any signal or emission, radiated in
free space or conducted along power or signal leads, that endangers the
functioning of a radio navigation or other safety service or seriously
degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a licensed radio
communications service. Radio communications services include but are
not limited to AM/FM commercial broadcast, television, cellular services,
radar, air-traffic control, pager, and Personal Communication Services
(PCS). These licensed services, along with unintentional radiators such as
digital devices, including computer systems, contribute to the
electromagnetic environment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of items of electronic
equipment to function properly together in the electronic environment.
While this computer system has been designed and determined to be
compliant with regulatory agency limits for EMI, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference with radio communications services, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient the receiving antenna.
•
Relocate the computer with respect to the receiver.
•
Move the computer away from the receiver.
•
Plug the computer into a different outlet so that the computer and the
receiver are on different branch circuits.
If necessary, consult a Dell Technical Support representative or an
experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
Dell computer systems are designed, tested, and classified for their
intended electromagnetic environment. These electromagnetic
environment classifications generally refer to the following harmonized
definitions:
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•
Class A is typically for business or industrial environments.
•
Class B is typically for residential environments.
For additional regulatory information, see the Tell Me How help file that
accompanied your computer. To access the help file, see page 38.
NOM Information (Mexico Only)
The following information is provided on the device(s) described in this
document in compliance with the requirements of the official Mexican
standards (NOM):
Exporter:
Dell
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78682
Importer:
Dell Computer de México,
S.A. de C.V.
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
Ship to:
Dell Computer de México,
S.A. de C.V. al Cuidado de Kuehne & Nagel de
México S. de R.I.
Avenida Soles No. 55
Col. Peñon de los Baños
15520 México, D.F.
Model number:
DHM
Supply voltage:
115/230 VAC
Frequency:
60/50 Hz
Current consumption:
3.0/1.5 A
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day (U.S. only), one-year,
two-year, three-year, or four-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty you purchased, see the invoice
that accompanied your hardware product(s). The following sections describe the limited warranties and return
policy for the U.S., the limited warranties and return policy for Canada, and the manufacturer guarantee for Latin
America and the Caribbean.
Limited Warranty for the U.S.
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dellbranded hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products, such as monitors, keyboards, pointing
devices (mice), and wireless devices.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software
•
Non-Dell-branded products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
–
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
–
Servicing not authorized by us
–
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
–
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
•
Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). DELL'S
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCITONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR
AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD
REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL
APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY OR FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LIABILTY FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR
LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE
SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
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SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we
repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of limited warranties, at its
discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers:
US. Only
Technical Support
1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
1-800-624-9897
Individual Home Consumers who purchased through
an Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Home and Small Business Commercial Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-456-3355
Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customers,
Healthcare Customers, and Value Added Resellers
(VARs):
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Government and Education Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-234-1490
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: For the
first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dellbranded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not
able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return.
You must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure
the shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or
replacement products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in
the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the product
to you freight collect.
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If we determine that the product is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary, or personal information and removable
media such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary, or
personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years: For the remaining period of the limited warranty, we will replace any defective part
with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid
credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part
as long as you return the original part to us within thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do
not receive the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for
that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We will also include a prepaid shipping
container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement.
Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that
contract for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought.
What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited
warranty is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most
expeditious way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY
(WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT, OR
FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE
CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach,
termination, or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this limited warranty (including, to the full
extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's advertising, or any related purchase
SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED
BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure then in effect (available via
the Internet at www.arb-forum.com/ or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration will be limited solely to
the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each
of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Information may be
obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405. This provision applies
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only to individual home consumers and consumers who purchased through an employee purchase program. It does
not apply to small, medium, large, and global commercial customers or government, education, and healthcare
customers.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to Dell's website:
•
If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Consumer who purchased
through an employee purchase program, go to www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, call your customer care representative or call 1-800-624-9897.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
We value our relationship with you and want to make sure that you're satisfied with your purchases. That's why we
offer a "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly
from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or
a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows:
•
New Hardware Products and Accessories — All new hardware, accessories, parts, and unopened software
still in its sealed package, excluding the products listed below, may be returned within thirty days from the
invoice date. To return applications software or an operating system that has been installed by Dell, you
must return the entire computer. A different return policy applies to nondefective products purchased
through Dell's Software and Peripherals division by customers of our Small and Medium Business divisions.
Those products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date, but a fifteen percent (15%)
restocking fee will be deducted from any refund or credit. The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy and
Software and Peripherals division return policy are not available for Dell | EMC storage products, EMCbranded products, or enterprise software.
•
Reconditioned or Refurbished Dell-Branded Hardware Products and Parts — All reconditioned or
refurbished Dell-branded server and storage products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice
date. All other reconditioned or refurbished Dell-branded hardware products and parts may be returned
within fourteen days of the invoice date.
To return products, e-mail or call Dell customer service to receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within
the return policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return
Authorization Number in order to return the product. See "Contacting Dell" (see page 120) in your customer
documentation (or www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) to find the appropriate contact information for
obtaining customer assistance.
You must ship the products to Dell within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any
media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges,
and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
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Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dellbranded hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products, such as monitors, keyboards, pointing
devices (mice), and wireless devices.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, or the reloading of the software
•
Non-Dell branded products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
–
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
–
Servicing not authorized by us
–
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
–
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
•
Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR
MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS
SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, FOR THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD
REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN
THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY
OR OTHERWISE. SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OR
CONDITION LASTS. THEREFORE, THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILTY FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU
FOR DAMAGES, FOR PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST
SOFTWARE. OUR LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF SPECIAL, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we
repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and availability of limited warranties,
at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty terms in place at the time of purchase
will apply to your purchase).
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers; Home Office and Small
Business Customers:
Canada Only
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-847-4096
Medium, Large, and Global Commercial Customers;
Government, Education, and Healthcare Customers;
and Value Added Resellers (VARs):
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463
Government or Education Customers, or Individual
Home Consumers who purchased through an
Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463 (Extension 8221 for Individual
Consumers)
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the first year of all limited warranties: During the first year of all limited warranties, we will repair any
Dell-branded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are
not able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return.
You must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure
the shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or
replacement products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in
Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the product to you freight collect.
If we determine that the problem is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary or personal information, removable
media, such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or
personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
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During the remaining years following the first year of all limited warranties: We will replace any defective part
with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid
credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part
as long as you return the original part to us within thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do
not receive the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for
that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect.
We will also include a prepaid shipping container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced
part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased an on-site service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please
refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service. Dell's service contracts can be found online at
www.dell.ca or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-847-4096. If you purchased through us a service contract with
one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that contract (mailed to you with your invoice) for details
on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products.
What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited
warranty is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most
expeditious way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY
(WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT OR
FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE
CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach,
termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this limited warranty (including, to the full
extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's advertising, or any related purchase
SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED
BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure then in effect (available via
the Internet at www.arb-forum.com/, or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration will be limited solely to
the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each
of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Information may be
obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
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May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to our website:
•
If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_016_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Home Office, Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_016_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Home Consumer who
purchased through an Employee Purchase Program, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_016_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, please call Dell at 1-800-326-9463.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only)
If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to
30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer
who bought reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the
date of invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. In either case, the refund or credit will not
include any shipping and handling charges shown on your invoice and will be subject to a fifteen percent (15%)
restocking fee, unless otherwise prohibited by law. If you are an organization that bought the products under a
written agreement with Dell, the agreement may contain different terms for the return of products than specified
by this policy.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return
Authorization Number. To expedite the process of your refund or credit, Dell expects you to return the products to
Dell in their original packaging within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also prepay shipping charges and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage
during shipment. You may return software for a refund or credit only if the sealed package containing the floppy
disk(s) or CD(s) is unopened. Returned products must be in as-new condition, and all of the manuals, floppy
disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product must be returned with it. For customers who
want to return, for refund or credit only, either application or operating system software that has been installed by
Dell, the whole system must be returned, along with any media and documentation that may have been included
in the original shipment.
The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy does not apply to Dell | EMC storage products. It also does not apply to
products purchased through Dell's Software and Peripherals division. For those products, please instead refer to
Dell's Software and Peripheral's then-current return policy (see the following section, "Dell Software and
Peripherals (Canada Only)").
Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only)
Third-Party Software and Peripherals Products
Similar to other resellers of software and peripherals, Dell does not warrant third-party products. Third-party
software and peripheral products are covered by the warranties provided by the original manufacturer or publisher
only. Third party manufacturer warranties vary from product to product. Consult your product documentation for
specific warranty information. More information may also be available from the manufacturer or publisher.
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While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that
all of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or
guarantee all of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today. If you have
questions about compatibility, we recommend and encourage you to contact the third-party software and
peripheral product manufacturer or publisher directly.
Dell-Branded Peripheral Products
Dell does provide a limited warranty for new Dell-branded peripheral products (products for which Dell is listed as
the manufacturer) such as monitors, batteries, memory, docking stations, and projectors). To determine which
limited warranty applies to the product you purchased, see the Dell invoice and/or the product documentation
that accompanied your product. Descriptions of Dell's limited warranties are described in preceding sections.
Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought Dell Software and Peripherals products directly from a Dell company,
you may return Dell Software and Peripherals products that are in as-new condition to Dell up to 30 days from the
date of invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not include any shipping
and handling charges shown on your invoice; you are responsible for those.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return
Authorization Number. You must ship the Dell Software and Peripherals products back to Dell in their original
manufacturer's packaging (which must be in as-new condition), prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment
or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
To qualify for refund or replacement, returned products must be in as-new condition, software products must be
unopened, and all of the manuals, floppy disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product
must be returned with it.
One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the
Caribbean Only)
Guarantee
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") warrants to the end user in accordance with the following provisions that its
branded hardware products, purchased by the end user from a Dell company or an authorized Dell distributor in
Latin America or the Caribbean, will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and design affecting normal
use, for a period of one year from the original purchase date. Products for which proper claims are made will, at
Dell’s option, be repaired or replaced at Dell’s expense. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell
uses new and reconditioned parts made by various manufacturers in performing repairs and building replacement
products.
Exclusions
This Guarantee does not apply to defects resulting from: improper or inadequate installation, use, or maintenance;
actions or modifications by unauthorized third parties or the end user; accidental or willful damage; or normal wear
and tear.
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Making a Claim
Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee
period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating name and address of the seller, date of
purchase, model and serial number, name and address of the customer, and details of symptoms and configuration
at the time of malfunction, including peripherals and software used. Otherwise, Dell may refuse the guarantee
claim. Upon diagnosis of a warranted defect, Dell will make arrangements and pay for ground freight and insurance
to and from Dell’s repair/replacement center. The end user must ensure that the defective product is available for
collection properly packed in original or equally protective packaging together with the details listed above and the
return number provided to the end user by Dell.
Limitation and Statutory Rights
Dell makes no other warranty, guarantee or like statement other than as explicitly stated above, and this Guarantee
is given in place of all other guarantees whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the absence of
applicable legislation, this Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its
affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect
or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
This Guarantee does not impair or affect mandatory statutory rights of the end user against and/or any rights
resulting from other contracts concluded by the end user with Dell and/or any other seller.
Dell World Trade LP
One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682, USA
Dell Computadores do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 72.381.189/0001-10)/
Dell Commercial do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 03 405 822/0001-40)
Avenida Industrial Belgraf, 400
92990-000 - Eldorado do Sul – RS - Brasil
Dell Computer de Chile Ltda
Coyancura 2283, Piso 3- Of.302,
Providencia, Santiago - Chile
Dell Computer de Colombia Corporation
Carrera 7 #115-33 Oficina 603
Bogota, Colombia
Dell Computer de Mexico SA de CV
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
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Intel® Warranty Statement for Pentium® and Celeron® Processors Only
(U.S. and Canada Only)
Intel’s Three Year Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty
Intel warrants that its family of Pentium® and Celeron® processors, if properly used and installed, will be free from defects in materials and workmanship and will substantially
conform to Intel’s publicly available specifications for a period of three (3) years after the date the Pentium or Celeron processor was purchased (whether purchased separately
or as part of a computer system).
If the Pentium or Celeron processor, which is the subject of this Limited Warranty, fails during the warranty period for reasons covered by this Limited Warranty, Intel, at its option, will:
• REPAIR the Pentium or Celeron processor by means of hardware and/or software; OR
• REPLACE the Pentium or Celeron processor with another Pentium or Celeron processor; OR
if Intel is unable to repair or replace the particular Pentium or Celeron processor,
• REFUND the then-current value of the Pentium or Celeron processor.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY EXIST UNDER STATE LAW, APPLY ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THE
PENTIUM OR CELERON PROCESSOR, OR PENTIUM OR CELERON PROCESSOR-BASED COMPUTER AND LAST ONLY FOR AS LONG AS SUCH PURCHASER
CONTINUES TO OWN THE PROCESSOR.
Extent of Limited Warranty
Intel does not warrant that your Pentium or Celeron processor will be free from design defects or errors known as "errata." Current characterized errata are available upon request.
This limited warranty is for purchasers in the United States and Canada only. The limited warranty does not cover any costs relating to removal or replacement of any Pentium or
Celeron processors that are soldered or otherwise permanently affixed to your system’s motherboard.
This limited warranty does not cover damages due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, usage not in accordance with product instructions,
misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service for your Pentium or Celeron processor, you may contact your computer system manufacturer in accordance with its instructions, or you may contact Intel.
To request warranty service from Intel, you should call Intel at 1-800-628-8686 during the warranty period during normal business hours (Pacific Time), excluding holidays. Please
be prepared to provide:
(1) your name, address, and telephone numbers;
(2) proof of purchase;
(3) this Intel warranty card;
(4) a description of the computer system including the brand and model; and
(5) an explanation of the problem.
[Note: The Customer Service Representative may need additional information from you depending on the nature of the problem.]
The replacement processor is warranted under this written warranty and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions for the remainder of the original warranty period or one
(1) year, whichever is longer.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
THESE WARRANTIES REPLACE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. INTEL MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES BEYOND THOSE STATED HERE. INTEL
DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL
EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD. NO WARRANTIES APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
INTEL’S RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THIS, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, IS LIMITED TO REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND, AS SET
FORTH ABOVE. THESE REMEDIES ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY. INTEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY, AND ANY
COSTS OF RECOVERING, REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH A SYSTEM CONTAINING YOUR
PENTIUM PROCESSOR. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
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Intel Pentium® and Celeron® Processors are backed by a three-year limited warranty.
Please refer to the reverse side of this card for complete warranty details.
Intel’s Commitment to Quality
Intel is committed to producing the highest quality processors available. That’s why we have hundreds of people dedicated to continuously improve our design, manufacturing,
and testing technology.
We put every one of our Pentium® and Celeron® processors through a rigorous battery of tests during the design and manufacturing processes.
To verify that the new chip will correctly run the software written for Intel Architecture processors, a team of Intel engineers is dedicated to compatibility testing. In a state-of-art lab,
this group runs an extensive set of operating systems, applications, network tests and stress tests repeatedly to ensure that the processor is compatible with representative software.
Just as importantly, we work with hardware and software companies in the computer industry to ensure that our processors are compatible with their products.
Additionally, a sampling of Intel processors are subjected to a rigorous "burn-in" test whereby the chip is operated at higher-than-normal temperatures and voltages. During this
burn-in period, the processor experiences the equivalent of weeks of normal usage. These units are monitored for failures as part of our ongoing quality assurance process.
As a result, today’s microprocessors from Intel are among the most reliable components in computers.
What are ’Errata’?
Exhaustive product testing can highlight differences between the actual behavior of the microprocessor and its specifications. Sometimes the discrepancies are caused by a design
defect or error, which we call errata. Rigorous validation identifies most errata during the development of the processor, but we do detect additional errata during the life cycle of
a microprocessor.
When an erratum is identified, our engineers work to characterize it and find a solution. We work with system designers and software developers to ensure that the discrepancy does
not affect their products. If necessary, special software or hardware solutions (sometimes known as "work arounds") are implemented in the system design to prevent computer
users from encountering the problem. Errata may then be corrected in future revisions of the microprocessor.
No microprocessor is perfect, and Intel recognizes that some consumers want to know about any errata, whether or not the errata affect them. Intel makes documentation of all
characterized Pentium and Celeron processor errata publicly available through our Technical Documentation Service.
At Intel, our goal is to make every computer user satisfied with his or her Pentium or Celeron processor. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about your Intel
microprocessor, please call us at 1-800-628-8686.
©1997, 1998 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Index
A
audio. See sound
B
battery
disposal, 14
fixing problems, 38
replacing, 117
BIOS, 114
C
cards
connectors, 87
installing, 88
removing, 88
CD drive
fixing problems, 40
CD-RW drive
blank discs, 31
fixing problems, 40
CDs
copying, 30
Easy CD Creator Basic, 30
Check Disk, 41
computer
back view, 78
closing cover, 107
error messages, 43
front door, 76
front view, 76
internal parts, 85
opening cover, 84
specifications, 110
stops responding, 44
turning off, 34
conflicts
resolving software and
hardware
incompatibilities, 70
contact numbers, 120
copying CDs
general information, 30
helpful tips, 31
how to copy CDs, 32
cover
closing, 107
opening, 84
Dell Technical Support
Policy, 119
diagnostics, 15, 62
display. See monitor
documentation, 15
device, 15
finding, 15
help file, 17
online, 16
Owner’s Manual, 15
ResourceCD, 15
setup diagram, 17
drivers, 65
identifying, 66
reinstalling, 15, 66
drives
fixing problems, 39
DVD drive
fixing problems, 40-41
E
electrostatic discharge, 13
D
e-mail
fixing problems, 41
Dell Diagnostics, 15, 62
error messages, 43
Dell Support website, 16
Express Service Code, 15
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F
Files and Settings Transfer
Wizard, 25
Help and Support Center, 17,
38
help file, 17, 38
finding information, 15
home network, 27
finding solutions, 36
Hyper-Threading, 33
fixing problems
battery, 38
Dell Diagnostics, 62
drive, 39
e-mail, 41
general, 44
hardware, 47
IEEE 1394, 47
Internet connection, 41
keyboard, 48
modem, 41
mouse, 49
network, 50
power, 51
printer, 53
scanner, 54
sound and speakers, 55
video and monitor, 56
floppy drive
adding, 103
fixing problems, 39
front door
reattaching, 80
Internet
connecting, 28
fixing problems, 41
setting up connection, 28
Internet connection
about, 28
options, 28
setting up, 28
IRQ conflicts, 70
K
keyboard
fixing problems, 48
M
memory
adding, 93
connectors, 87
messages
error, 43
hard drive
fixing problems, 41
Microsoft License Label, 15
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motherboard. See system
board
mouse
fixing problems, 49
I
H
hardware
fixing problems, 47
incompatibility, 70
monitor
connecting two, 22
fixing problems, 56
modem
fixing problems, 41
N
network
fixing problems, 50
setting up, 27
Network Setup Wizard, 27
O
office network, 27
Operating System
CD, 16
operating system
reinstallation
Windows XP, 16, 70
P
password
clearing system setup, 116
power
fixing problems, 51
turning off, 34
printer
cable, 20
connecting, 20
fixing problems, 53
printer (continued)
parallel, 20
setting up, 20
troubleshooting, 53
USB, 21
problems
computer crashes, 45
computer stops responding, 44
error messages, 43
general, 44
program
crashes, 45
stops responding, 44
service tag number, 15, 77
settings
system setup program, 114
setup diagram, 17
shutdown, 34
software
fixing problems, 44-45
Hyper-Threading, 33
incompatibility, 70
reinstalling software, 66
sound
adjusting volume, 55
fixing problems, 55
RAM. See memory, 93
speaker
adjusting volume, 55
fixing problems, 55
regulatory information, 138
specifications, 110
reinstalling
drivers, 66
Windows XP, 71
system board, 87
R
System Restore, 68
system setup program, 114
ResourceCD, 66
Dell Diagnostics, 62
returning items, 141
S
safety instructions, 9
scanner
fixing problems, 54
screen. See monitor
T
technical assistance
telephone numbers and
addresses, 120
warranty repair or credit, 141
troubleshooting, 36
Dell Diagnostics, 62
Help and Support Center, 17,
38
turning off the computer, 34
V
video
fixing problems, 56
video memory
connector, 87
volume
adjusting, 55
W
warranty, 141
Windows License Label, 15
Windows XP
device driver rollback, 66
Help, 38
Help and Support Center, 17,
38
Hyper-Threading, 33
reinstalling, 71
scanner, 54
shutdown, 34
Tell Me How help file, 17, 38
transferring information to a
new computer, 25
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