Dell | Dimension 2400 | Specifications | Dell Dimension 2400 Specifications

Dell™ Dimension™ 2400 Series
service tag
CD or DVD
headphone
connector
CD or DVD drive
activity light
CD or DVD eject button
CD or DVD
volume
control dial
second bay for optional drive
floppy-drive eject button*
floppy-drive
activity light*
power light
hard-drive activity light
power button
USB 2.0 connectors (2)
headphone connector
*On computers with an optional floppy drive.
power connector
voltage selection switch
keyboard connector
mouse connector
serial connector
video connector
line-out connector
microphone connector
USB 2.0 connectors (4)
PCI card slots (3)
diagnostic lights (4)
parallel connector
line-in connector
cover latch
network adapter
connector
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE 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 9.
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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Model MTC2
July 2004
P/N F7556
Rev. A00
Contents
Safety Instructions .
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Finding Information for Your Computer
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Setting Up and Using Your Computer
Setting Up a Printer
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Connecting a Parallel Printer
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Setting Up a Home and Office Network .
Connecting to the Internet
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How to Copy a CD or DVD . . . .
Using Blank CD-Rs and CD-RWs .
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Hyper-Threading .
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Setting Up Your Internet Connection
Copying CDs and DVDs .
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Connecting to a Network Adapter
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Booting to a USB Device .
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Turning Off Your Computer
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Solving Problems
Battery Problems
Drive Problems
CD and DVD drive problems
Hard drive problems . . . .
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E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Error Messages
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IEEE 1394 Device Problems .
Keyboard Problems
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Lockups and Software Problems
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Memory Problems
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Mouse Problems .
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The computer does not start up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The computer stops responding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A program stops responding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A program crashes repeatedly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A program is designed for an earlier Windows operating system.
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Other software problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Problems .
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Power Problems .
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Printer Problems .
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Sound and Speaker Problems
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Diagnostic Lights
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Dell Diagnostics .
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If the screen is blank . . . . .
If the screen is difficult to read .
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Advanced Troubleshooting
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Starting the Dell Diagnostics .
Drivers
Identifying Drivers.
Reinstalling Drivers
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Scanner Problems .
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Restoring Your Operating System .
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Using Microsoft Windows XP System Restore
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Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
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Removing and Installing Parts
Front and Back View of the Computer .
Front View
Back View
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Removing the Computer Cover
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Looking Inside Your Computer
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System Board Components .
Adding Cards
Adding a Floppy Drive
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Adding a Second CD or DVD Drive
Adding Memory
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Installing Memory .
Removing Memory
Replacing the Battery
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Replacing the Computer Cover
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Appendix
Specifications .
Standard Settings
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Clearing Forgotten Passwords
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Viewing Settings . . . . . . .
System Setup Program Screens
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . .
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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 .
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Contacting Dell
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FCC Identification Information
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Safety Instructions
See your Product Information Guide for safety instructions.
Safety Instructions
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Safety Instructions
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Finding Information for Your Computer
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
Tell Me How Help File
1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides and click User’s guides.
3 Click Tell Me How.
• Express Service Code and Service Tag
• Microsoft® Windows® License Label
Express Service Code and Product Key Label
These labels are located on your
computer.
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What are you looking for?
Find It Here
• Latest drivers for my computer
Dell Support Website — support.dell.com
• Answers to technical service and support The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including:
questions
• Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, and
• Online discussions with other users and
online courses
technical support
• Community Forum — Online discussion with other Dell customers
• Documentation for my computer
• 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
• How to use Windows XP
• Documentation for my computer
• Documentation for devices (such as a
modem)
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Windows Help and Support Center
1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and click the arrow
icon.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen.
Finding Information for Your Computer
Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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
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Complete the operating system setup, if you have not already done so.
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Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
NOTICE: For best results, use a 3-m (10-ft) or shorter parallel cable.
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.
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parallel connector on computer
connector on printer
screws (2)
clips (2)
parallel printer
cable
notches (2)
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Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New Hardware Wizard
window appears, click Cancel.
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Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with your printer.
Connecting a USB Printer
NOTE: You can connect USB devices while the computer is turned on.
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Complete the operating system setup if you have not already done so.
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Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with your printer.
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Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connectors on the computer and the printer. The
USB connectors fit only one way.
Setting Up and Using Your Computer
USB connector on computer
USB printer
cable
USB connector
on printer
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, perform the following steps.
NOTE: Insert the cable until it clicks into place, and then gently pull it to ensure that it is secure.
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Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back of your computer.
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Connect the other end of the network cable to a network connection device, such as a
network wall jack.
NOTE: Do not use a network cable with a telephone wall jack.
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network adapter
connector on computer
network
wall jack
network cable
Network Setup Wizard
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system 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.
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Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ Communications, and then
click Network Setup Wizard.
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On the welcome screen, click Next.
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Click Checklist for creating a network.
NOTE: Selecting the connection method This computer connects directly to the Internet enables the
integrated firewall provided with Windows XP.
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Complete the checklist and required preparations.
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Return to the Network Setup Wizard and follow the instructions on the screen.
Connecting to the Internet
NOTE: ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country.
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:
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Dial-up connections that provide Internet access through a phone line. Dial-up connections
are considerably slower than DSL and cable modem connections.
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DSL connections that provide high-speed Internet access through your existing phone line.
With a DSL connection, you can access the Internet and use your phone on the same line
simultaneously.
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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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Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
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Double-click the MSN Explorer or AOL icon on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop.
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Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you want to set up an
Internet connection with a different ISP:
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Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
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Click the Start button and click Internet Explorer.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
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Click Connect to the Internet.
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In the next window, click the appropriate option:
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If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, click Choose from a list of Internet
service providers (ISPs).
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If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but you did not receive a
setup CD, click Set up my connection manually.
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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.
NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP.
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Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to the Internet?, and then
click Next.
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Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup.
If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "E-Mail, Modem, and Internet
Problems" on page 21. 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 and DVDs
NOTE: Ensure that you follow all copyright laws when you create CDs or DVDs.
This section applies only to computers that have a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, or
DVD/CD-RW combo drive.
The following instructions show how to make an exact copy of a CD or DVD. You can also use
Sonic RecordNow for other purposes, including creating CDs from audio files on your computer
and creating MP3 CDs. For instructions, see the Sonic RecordNow documentation that came with
your computer. Open Sonic RecordNow, click the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of
the window, and then click RecordNow Help or RecordNow Tutorial.
How to Copy a CD or DVD
NOTE: If you have a DVD/CD-RW combo drive and you experience recording problems, check for
available software patches at the Sonic support website at support.sonic.com.
NOTE: Most commercial DVDs have copyright protection and cannot be copied using Sonic
RecordNow.
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Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Sonic→ RecordNow!→ RecordNow!.
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Click either the audio tab or the data tab, depending on the kind of CD you are planning to
copy.
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Click Exact Copy.
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To copy the CD or DVD:
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If you have one CD or DVD drive, ensure that the settings are correct and click Copy. The
computer reads your source CD or DVD and copies it to a temporary folder on your
computer hard drive.
When prompted, insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD or DVD drive and click OK.
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If you have two CD or DVD drives, select the drive into which you have inserted your
source CD or DVD and click Copy. The computer copies the data on the CD or DVD to
the blank CD or DVD.
Once you have finished copying the source CD or DVD, the CD or DVD that you have
created automatically ejects.
Using Blank CD-Rs and CD-RWs
Your CD-RW drive can write to two different types of recording media—CD-Rs and CD-RWs. Use
blank CD-Rs to record music or permanently store data files. After creating a CD-R, you cannot
write to that CD-R again without changing your method of recording (see the Sonic
documentation for more information). Use blank CD-RWs to write to CDs or to erase, rewrite, or
update data on CDs.
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Use Microsoft® Windows® Explorer to drag and drop files to a CD-R or CD-RW only after
you start Sonic RecordNow and open a RecordNow project.
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You must use CD-Rs to burn music CDs that you want to play in regular stereos.
CD-RWs do not play in most home or car stereos.
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You cannot create audio DVDs with Sonic RecordNow.
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Music MP3 files can be played only on MP3 players or on computers that have MP3 software
installed.
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Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW 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.
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Use a blank CD-RW to practice CD recording until you are familiar with CD recording
techniques. If you make a mistake, you can erase the data on the CD-RW and try again. You
can also use blank CD-RWs to test music file projects before you record the project
permanently to a blank CD-R.
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See the Sonic support website at support.sonic.com for additional information.
Hyper-Threading
NOTE: Hyper-Threading is supported only on computers that have 3.06-GHz (or higher) microprocessors
installed.
Hyper-Threading is an Intel® technology that can enhance overall computer 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 can benefit from Hyper-Threading, 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 about using HyperThreading with your software.
To determine if your computer is using Hyper-Threading technology:
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Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2
Click Hardware and click Device Manager.
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In the Device Manager window, click the plus (+) sign next to the processor type. If HyperThreading is enabled, the processor is listed twice.
You can enable or disable Hyper-Threading through the system setup program. For more
information on accessing the system setup program, see page 74. For more information on HyperThreading, search the Knowledge Base on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
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Booting to a USB Device
NOTE: To boot to a USB device, the device must be bootable. To ensure that your device is bootable,
check the device documentation.
To restart your computer to a USB device such as a floppy drive, memory key, or CD-RW drive:
1
Connect the USB device to a USB connector (see page 46).
2
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
3
Turn on the computer. 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.
NOTE: These steps change the boot sequence for one time only. On the next start-up, the computer
boots according to the devices specified in the system setup program.
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When the boot device list appears, highlight USB Flash Device and press <Enter>.
The computer reboots to the connected USB device.
Turning Off Your Computer
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, turn off your computer by performing a Microsoft® Windows® operating
system shutdown, as described in this section, rather than by pressing the power button.
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.
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Solving Problems
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 in the
Product Information Guide.
REPLACE THE BATTERY — 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 66). If
the battery still does not work properly, contact Dell (see page 78).
Drive Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide
ENSURE THAT MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® RECOGNIZES THE DRIVE — Click the Start button and click My
Computer. If the floppy, CD, or 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.
TEST THE DRIVE —
• Insert another floppy disk, CD, or DVD to eliminate the possibility that the original one is defective.
• Insert a bootable floppy disk and restart the computer.
CLEAN THE DRIVE OR DISK — See the Tell Me How help file. To access help files, see page 9.
CHECK THE CABLE CONNECTIONS
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CHECK FOR INTERRUPT REQUEST CONFLICTS. — See page 44.
RUN THE DELL DIAGNOSTICS — See page 38.
CD and DVD drive problems
NOTE: High-speed CD or DVD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise, which does not indicate a
defect in the drive or the CD or DVD.
NOTE: Because of different regions worldwide and different disc formats, not all DVD titles work in all
DVD drives.
ADJUST THE WINDOWS VOLUME CONTROL —
• 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.
CHECK THE SPEAKERS AND SUBWOOFER — See "Sound and Speaker Problems" on page 31.
Problems writing to a CD/DVD-RW drive
CLOSE OTHER PROGRAMS — The CD/DVD-RW drive must receive a steady stream of data when writing. If
the stream is interrupted, an error occurs. Try closing all programs before you write to the
CD/DVD-RW.
TURN OFF STANDBY MODE IN WINDOWS BEFORE WRITING TO A CD/DVD-RW DISC — See the Tell Me How help
file or search for the keyword standby in Windows Help for information on power management modes.
To access help files, see page 9.
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Hard drive problems
RUN CHECK DISK —
Windows XP
1 Click the Start button and click My Computer.
2 Right-click Local Disk C:.
3 Click Properties.
4 Click the Tools tab.
5 Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
6 Click Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
7 Click Start.
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
NOTE: Connect the modem to an analog telephone jack only. The modem does not operate while it is
connected to a digital telephone network.
CHECK THE MICROSOFT OUTLOOK® EXPRESS SECURITY SETTINGS — If you cannot open your e-mail
attachments:
1 In Outlook Express, click Tools, click Options, and then click Security.
2 Click Do not allow attachments to remove the checkmark.
CHECK THE TELEPHONE LINE CONNECTION —
CHECK THE TELEPHONE JACK —
CONNECT THE MODEM DIRECTLY TO THE TELEPHONE WALL JACK —
USE A DIFFERENT TELEPHONE LINE —
• 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.
• Disconnect the telephone line from the modem and connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone.
• 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. If you are using a line that is 3 m (10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.
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RUN THE MODEM HELPER DIAGNOSTICS — 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.)
VERIFY THAT THE MODEM IS COMMUNICATING WITH WINDOWS —
1 Click the Start button and 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.
ENSURE THAT YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET — Ensure that you have subscribed to an Internet
provider. 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. For help, contact your Internet
service provider.
Error Messages
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
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 CHARACTERS: \ / : * ? “ < > | — Do not use these
characters in filenames.
A REQUIRED .DLL FILE WAS NOT FOUND — 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, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
2 Select the program you want to remove.
3 Click the Change or Remove Program icon.
4 See the program documentation for installation instructions.
INSERT BOOTABLE MEDIA — Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD.
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NON-SYSTEM DISK ERROR — Remove the floppy disk from the drive and restart your computer.
NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR RESOURCES. CLOSE SOME PROGRAMS AND TRY AGAIN — 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, run the program that you want to use first.
OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND — Contact Dell (see page 78).
x:\ IS NOT ACCESSIBLE. THE DEVICE IS NOT READY — The floppy drive cannot read the disk. Insert a floppy
disk into the drive and try again.
IEEE 1394 Device Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
ENSURE THAT THE IEEE 1394 DEVICE IS PROPERLY INSERTED INTO THE CONNECTOR
ENSURE THAT THE IEEE 1394 DEVICE IS RECOGNIZED BY WINDOWS —
Windows XP
1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
If your IEEE 1394 device is listed, Windows recognizes the device.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH A DELL-PROVIDED IEEE 1394 DEVICE —
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH AN IEEE 1394 DEVICE NOT PROVIDED BY DELL —
Contact Dell (see page 78) or the IEEE 1394 device manufacturer.
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Keyboard Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
CHECK THE KEYBOARD CABLE —
• Ensure that the keyboard cable is firmly connected to the computer.
• Shut down the computer (see page 18), 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.
TEST THE KEYBOARD — Connect a properly working keyboard to the computer, and try using the keyboard.
If the new keyboard works, the original keyboard is faulty.
CHECK FOR INTERRUPT REQUEST CONFLICTS — See page 44.
Lockups and Software Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
The computer does not start up
CHECK THE DIAGNOSTIC LIGHTS — See page 35.
ENSURE THAT THE POWER CABLE IS FIRMLY CONNECTED TO THE COMPUTER AND TO THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET
The computer stops responding
NOTICE: You might lose data if you are unable to perform an operating system shutdown.
TURN THE COMPUTER OFF — If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or
moving your mouse, press and hold the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer
turns off. Then restart your computer.
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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.
A program crashes repeatedly
NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk or CD.
CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION — If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
A program is designed for an earlier Windows operating system
RUN THE PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY WIZARD —
The Program Compatibility Wizard configures a program so it runs in an environment similar to nonWindows 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
TURN THE COMPUTER OFF — If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or
moving your mouse, press and hold the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer
turns off. Then restart your computer.
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Other software problems
CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION OR CONTACT THE SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER FOR TROUBLESHOOTING
INFORMATION —
• Ensure that the program is compatible with the operating system installed on your computer.
• Ensure that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the software. See
the software documentation for information.
• Ensure that the program is installed and configured properly.
• Verify that the device drivers do not conflict with the program.
• If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
BACK UP YOUR FILES IMMEDIATELY
USE A VIRUS-SCANNING PROGRAM TO CHECK THE HARD DRIVE, FLOPPY DISKS, OR CDS
SAVE AND CLOSE ANY OPEN FILES OR PROGRAMS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER THROUGH THE Start MENU
Memory Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
IF YOU RECEIVE AN INSUFFICIENT MEMORY MESSAGE —
• Save and close any open files and exit any open programs you are not using to see if that resolves the
problem.
• See the software documentation for minimum memory requirements. If necessary, install additional
memory (see page 64).
• Reseat the memory modules to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the
memory (see page 64).
• Run the Dell Diagnostics (see page 38).
IF YOU EXPERIENCE OTHER MEMORY PROBLEMS —
• Reseat the memory modules to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the
memory (see page 64).
• Ensure that you are following the memory installation guidelines (see page 64).
• Run the Dell Diagnostics (see page 38).
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Mouse Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
CHECK THE MOUSE CABLE —
1 Check the cable connector for bent or broken pins and for damaged or frayed cables. Straighten bent
pins.
2 Remove mouse extension cables, if used, and connect the mouse directly to the computer.
3 Shut down the computer (see page 18), reconnect the mouse cable as shown on the setup diagram for
your computer, and then restart the computer.
RESTART THE COMPUTER —
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 on the setup diagram for your
computer.
4 Start the computer.
TEST THE MOUSE — Connect a properly working mouse to the computer, and try using the mouse. If the
new mouse works, the original mouse is 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.
REINSTALL THE MOUSE DRIVER — See page 41.
CHECK FOR INTERRUPT REQUEST CONFLICTS — See page 44.
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Network Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
CHECK THE NETWORK CABLE CONNECTOR — Ensure that the network cable is firmly inserted into both the
network connector on the back of the computer and the network jack.
CHECK THE NETWORK LIGHTS ON THE BACK OF THE COMPUTER — No light indicates that no network
communication exists. Replace the network cable.
RESTART THE COMPUTER AND LOG ON TO THE NETWORK AGAIN
CHECK YOUR NETWORK SETTINGS — 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.
CHECK FOR INTERRUPT REQUEST CONFLICTS — See page 44.
Power Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
IF THE POWER LIGHT IS GREEN AND THE COMPUTER IS NOT RESPONDING — See "Diagnostic Lights" on page 35.
IF THE POWER LIGHT IS BLINKING GREEN — The computer is in standby mode. Press a key on the keyboard or
move the mouse to resume normal operation.
IF THE POWER LIGHT IS OFF — The computer is either turned off or is not receiving power.
• Reseat the power cable into both the power connector on the 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. Also bypass power protection devices, power strips, and
power extension cables to verify that the computer turns on properly.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
• Ensure that the main power cable and front panel cable are securely connected to the system board. For
more information, see page 51.
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IF THE POWER LIGHT IS AMBER AND GREEN OR STEADY AMBER — 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 (if applicable).
• Ensure that the processor power cable is securely connected to the system board (see page 51).
IF THE POWER LIGHT IS BLINKING AMBER — A device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed.
• Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see page 64).
• Remove and then reinstall any cards (see page 51).
• Remove and then reinstall the graphics card, if applicable (see page 51).
ELIMINATE INTERFERENCE — Some possible causes of interference are:
• Power, keyboard, and mouse extension cables
• Too many devices on a power strip
• Multiple power strips connected to the same electrical outlet
Printer Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
NOTE: If you need technical assistance for your printer, contact the printer’s manufacturer.
.
CHECK THE PRINTER DOCUMENTATION — See the printer documentation for setup and troubleshooting
information.
ENSURE THAT THE PRINTER IS TURNED ON
CHECK THE PRINTER CABLE CONNECTIONS —
• See the printer documentation for cable connection information.
• Ensure that the printer cables are securely connected to the printer and the computer (see page 11).
TEST THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another
device, such as a lamp.
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VERIFY THAT THE PRINTER IS RECOGNIZED BY WINDOWS —
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
2 Click View installed printers or fax printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
3 Click Properties and click 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.
REINSTALL THE PRINTER DRIVER — See the printer documentation for instructions.
Scanner Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
NOTE: If you need technical assistance for your scanner, contact the scanner’s manufacturer.
CHECK THE SCANNER DOCUMENTATION — See the scanner documentation for setup and troubleshooting
information.
UNLOCK THE SCANNER — Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a locking tab or button.
RESTART THE COMPUTER AND TRY THE SCANNER AGAIN
CHECK THE CABLE CONNECTIONS —
• See the scanner documentation for cable connection information.
• Ensure that the scanner cables are securely connected to the scanner and the computer.
VERIFY THAT THE SCANNER IS RECOGNIZED BY MICROSOFT WINDOWS —
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
2 Click Scanners and Cameras.
If your scanner is listed, Windows recognizes the scanner.
REINSTALL THE SCANNER DRIVER — See the scanner documentation for instructions.
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Sound and Speaker Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
No sound from speakers
NOTE: 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.
CHECK THE SPEAKER CABLE CONNECTIONS — Ensure that the speakers are connected as shown on the setup
diagram supplied with the speakers. If you purchased a sound card, ensure that the speakers are
connected to the card.
ENSURE THAT THE SUBWOOFER AND THE SPEAKERS ARE TURNED ON — See the setup diagram supplied with the
speakers. If your speakers have volume controls, adjust the volume, bass, or treble to eliminate
distortion.
ADJUST THE WINDOWS VOLUME CONTROL — 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.
TEST THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another
device, such as a lamp.
ENABLE DIGITAL MODE — Your speakers do not work if the CD drive is operating in analog mode.
Windows XP
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.
ELIMINATE POSSIBLE INTERFERENCE — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen lamps to check
for interference.
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RUN THE SPEAKER DIAGNOSTICS
REINSTALL THE SOUND DRIVER — See page 41.
CHECK FOR INTERRUPT REQUEST CONFLICTS — See page 44.
No sound from headphones
CHECK THE HEADPHONE CABLE CONNECTION — Ensure that the headphone cable is securely inserted into the
headphone connector (see page 45).
DISABLE DIGITAL MODE — Your headphones do not work if the CD drive is operating in digital mode.
Windows XP
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.
ADJUST THE WINDOWS VOLUME CONTROL — Click or double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner
of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.
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Video and Monitor Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
If the screen is blank
NOTE: See the monitor documentation for troubleshooting procedures.
CHECK THE MONITOR CABLE CONNECTION —
• Ensure that the graphics cable is connected as shown on the setup diagram for your computer.
• If you are using a graphics extension cable and removing the cable solves the problem, the cable is
defective.
• Swap the computer and monitor power cables to determine if the power cable is defective.
• Check the connector for bent or broken pins. (It is normal for monitor cable connectors to have missing
pins.)
CHECK THE MONITOR POWER LIGHT — 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.
TEST THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another
device, such as a lamp.
TEST THE MONITOR — Connect a properly working monitor to the computer, and try using the monitor. If
the new monitor works, the original monitor is faulty.
CHECK THE DIAGNOSTIC LIGHTS — See page 35.
RUN THE DELL DIAGNOSTICS — See page 38.
If the screen is difficult to read
CHECK THE MONITOR SETTINGS — See the monitor documentation for instructions on adjusting the
contrast and brightness, demagnetizing (degaussing) the monitor, and running the monitor self-test.
MOVE THE SUBWOOFER AWAY FROM THE MONITOR — If your speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that
the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the monitor.
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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.
ROTATE THE MONITOR TO ELIMINATE SUNLIGHT GLARE
ADJUST THE WINDOWS DISPLAY SETTINGS —
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Appearance and Themes.
2 Click Display and click the Settings tab.
3 Try different settings for Screen resolution and Color quality.
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Advanced Troubleshooting
Diagnostic Lights
To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer has four lights labeled "A," "B," "C," and "D" on
the back panel (see page 47). The lights can be yellow or green. When the computer starts
normally, the lights flash. After the computer starts, all four lights display solid 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 in the
Product Information Guide.
Light Pattern
A B C D
Problem Description
Suggested Resolution
The computer is in a normal off
condition or a possible pre-BIOS
failure has occurred.
Verify that the computer is plugged
into a working electrical outlet and
that you have pressed the power
button.
= yellow
= green
= off
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Light Pattern
Problem Description
Suggested Resolution
Memory modules are detected, but a
memory failure has occurred.
• If you have one memory module
installed, reinstall it (see page 64)
and restart the computer.
• If you have two or more memory
modules installed, remove the
modules, reinstall one module (see
page 64), and then restart the
computer. If the computer starts
normally, reinstall an additional
module. Continue until you have
identified a faulty module or
reinstalled all modules without
error.
• If available, install properly working
memory of the same type into your
computer (see page 64).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell
(see page 78).
A B C D
A possible expansion card failure has
occurred.
A B C D
A B C D
= yellow
= green
= off
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1 Determine if a conflict exists by
removing a card (not the video card)
(see page 51) and then restarting
the computer.
2 If the problem persists, reinstall the
card that you removed, 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 44).
4 If the problem persists, contact Dell
(see page 78).
Light Pattern
Problem Description
Suggested Resolution
A possible floppy or hard drive failure
has occurred.
Reseat all power and data cables and
restart the computer.
A possible USB failure has occurred.
Reinstall all USB devices, check cable
connections, and then restart the
computer.
No memory modules are detected.
• Reinstall all memory modules (see
page 64) and restart the computer.
• To eliminate the possibility of a
faulty memory connector, remove
all memory modules, reinstall one
memory module (if the computer
supports a single module) (see
page 64), and then restart the
computer. If the computer starts
normally, move the memory module
to a different connector and restart
the computer. Continue until you
have identified a faulty connector or
reinstalled all modules without
error.
Memory modules are detected, but a
memory configuration or
compatibility error exists.
• Ensure that no special memory
module/memory connector
placement requirements (see
page 64) exist.
• Verify that the memory modules
that you are installing are
compatible with your computer (see
page 70).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell
(see page 78).
A B C D
A B C D
A B C D
A B C D
= yellow
= green
= off
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Light Pattern
Problem Description
Suggested Resolution
Another failure has occurred.
• Ensure that the cables are properly
connected to the system board (see
page 51) from the hard drive, CD
drive, and DVD drive.
• If the problem persists, contact Dell
(see page 78).
The computer is in a normal operating
condition after POST.
None.
A B C D
A B C D
= yellow
= green
= off
Dell Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in "Solving Problems" (see
page 19) 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:
•
Perform 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.
•
Suspend testing if an error is detected.
•
Access help information that describes the tests and devices.
•
Receive status messages that tell you whether tests completed successfully.
•
Receive error messages if problems are detected.
Starting the Dell Diagnostics
NOTICE: Use the Dell Diagnostics to test your Dell™ computer only. Using this program with other
computers can result in error messages.
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Shut down (see page 18) and restart the computer.
2
When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
3
When the boot device list appears, highlight Boot to Utility Partition and press <Enter>.
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4
When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run (see
page 38).
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu
1
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 appears with an error code and a
description of the problem. 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 78).
NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located at the top of each test screen. If you contact Dell,
technical support will ask for your Service Tag number.
3
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 the problem description.
Help
Describes the test and may indicate requirements for
running the test.
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Tab
Function
Configuration
Displays your hardware configuration for the selected
device.
The Dell Diagnostics obtains configuration
information for all devices from the system setup
program, memory, and various internal tests, and it
displays the information 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
4
Allows you to customize the test by changing the test
settings.
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 any other programs that use the device. Each
device has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver recognizes.
Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed—no further installation or
configuration is needed.
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.
Identifying Drivers
If you experience a problem with any device, identify whether the driver is the source of your
problem and, if necessary, update the driver.
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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 window, click the Hardware tab.
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5
Click Device Manager.
6
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 (see page 41).
Reinstalling Drivers
NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com provides 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.
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 window, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and 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 41) to
return your computer to the operating state that existed before you installed the new driver.
Restoring Your Operating System
You can restore your operating system in the following ways:
•
Microsoft Windows XP System Restore returns your computer to an earlier operating state
without affecting data files.
•
Dell PC Restore by Symantec restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when
you purchased the computer. Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive
and removes any applications installed after you received the computer.
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Using Microsoft Windows XP 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 the
Windows Help and Support Center for information on using System Restore. To access help, see
page 10.
NOTICE: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor your data files or
recover them.
NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not
work if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view.
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 you install a device driver, use Device Driver Rollback (see page 42) to
resolve the problem. If that is unsuccessful, then use System Restore.
NOTICE: Before you restore the computer to an earlier operating state, save and close any open files
and exit any open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system
restoration is complete.
1
Click 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 boldface type.
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 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.
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Undoing the Last System Restore
NOTICE: Before you undo the last system restore, save and close all open files and exit any open
programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then click
System Restore.
2
Click Undo my last restoration and click Next.
Using Dell PC Restore by Symantec
Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system. PC
Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.
Any programs or files added since you received your computer— including data files—are
permanently deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail
messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC
Restore.
NOTICE: Using PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications or
drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using PC Restore.
To use PC Restore:
1
Turn on the computer.
During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.
2
Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish restarting, and then
restart the computer again.
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
3
On the next screen that appears, click Restore.
4
On the next screen, click Confirm.
The restore process takes approximately 6–10 minutes to complete.
5
When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.
NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.
6
When prompted, click Yes.
The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the
screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that
appeared the first time the computer was turned on.
7
Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
8
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
Ensure 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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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.
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.
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Front and Back View of the Computer
Front View
1
12
11
2
10
3*
9*
4
8
7
6
5
*On computers with an optional floppy drive.
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CD or DVD drive
activity light
2
CD or DVD eject button Press to eject your CD from the CD or DVD drive.
3
floppy-drive eject button Press to eject a disk from the floppy drive.
The drive activity light is on when the computer reads data from the CD or DVD
drive.
(On computers with an optional floppy drive.)
4
hard-drive activity 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 a device such as your CD player is
operating.
5
headphone connector
Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most speakers for
listening to all sounds in your computer, including your CD player and system
sounds such as beeps.
6
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.
7
power button
Press to turn on the computer.
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, do not use the power button to turn off the computer.
Instead, perform an operating system shutdown.
8
power light
The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states.
For more information, see page 28.
9
floppy-drive activity
light
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.
(On computers with an optional floppy drive.)
10 CD or DVD volume
control dial
Move the dial to adjust the volume of your CD or DVD disc.
11 CD or DVD headphone
connector
Use the headphone connector to attach headphones to the CD or DVD drive.
Your headphones won’t work if the drive is operating in digital mode. To disable
digital mode, see "No sound from headphones" on page 32.
12 service tag
The tag is used to identify your computer when you access the Dell Support
website or call technical support.
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Back View
15
14
13
1
2
12
11
3
10
9
4
8
5*
6
7
*May not be present on all computers.
1
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.
2
diagnostic lights (4)
Use the lights to help you troubleshoot a computer problem based on the diagnostic
code. For more information, see "Diagnostic Lights" on page 35.
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
line-in connector
Use the blue line-in connector to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette
player, CD player, or VCR.
(On computers with a sound card, the microphone connector is on the card.)
5
cover latch
Releases the cover from the computer.
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network adapter
connector
To attach your computer to a network or modem, connect one end of a network cable
to either a network jack or your network device. Connect the other end of the network
cable to the network adapter connector on the back panel of your computer. A click
indicates that the network cable has been securely attached.
On computers with a network connector card, use the connector on the card.
It is recommended that you use Category 5 wiring and connectors for your network. If
you must use Category 3 wiring, force the network speed to 10 Mbps to ensure reliable
operation.
network jack
modem jack
7
card slots (3)
Access connectors for any installed PCI cards.
8
USB 2.0 connectors (4)
Use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as
printers and keyboards.
It is recommended that you use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect
occasionally, such as joysticks or cameras.
9
microphone connector
Use the pink microphone connector 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
line-out connector
Use the green line-out connector to attach headphones and most speakers with
integrated amplifiers.
(On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card.)
11
video connector
Plug the cable from your monitor into the blue connector.
12
serial connector
Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial port.
13
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.
14
voltage selection switch
(may not be available on
all computers)
See the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide for more information.
15
power connector
Insert the power cable.
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Removing the Computer Cover
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn
them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
5
Lay your computer on its side with the computer cover facing up.
6
If your computer cover has a cover latch, slide and hold the cover latch.
7
Grip the indents on the computer cover, and slide the computer cover toward the back of the
computer.
computer cover
cover latch
back of computer
8
Place the computer cover on a level surface.
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Looking Inside Your Computer
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the computer cover.
CD or DVD drive
floppy drive*
hard drive
power supply
system board
*May not be present on all computers.
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System Board Components
CD drive
connector (J20)
hard drive
connector (J23)
main power
connector (J21)
floppy drive
connector
(J18)
control panel
connector (J28)
battery socket (BT1)
CMOS jumper (JP2)
power indicator
(LED1)
front-panel I/O
connector (J27)
memory module
connectors
(DDR1, DDR2)
password
jumper (JP1)
fan connector (J30)
front-panel audio
connector (J29)
microprocessor
connector (U16)
12-V power
connector (J10)
modem telephony
connector (J25)
CD audio
connector (J8)
PCI card slots (3)
(PCI1, PCI2, PCI3)
back of computer
Adding Cards
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn
them off now.
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NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 49).
6
Lay the computer on its side so that the system board is on the bottom of the inside of the
computer.
7
Unscrew and remove the filler bracket for the card slot you want to use.
securing screw
filler bracket
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.
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Align the cutout on the bottom of the card with the crossbar in the system board connector.
Gently rock the card into the connector until it is fully seated.
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card
card cutout
card connector
on system board
crossbar
Ensure that the card is fully seated and that its bracket is within the card slot.
not fully seated card
fully seated card
bracket
within slot
bracket caught
outside of slot
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10
Secure the filler bracket onto the end of the card with the screw you removed in step 7.
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: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can cause
damage to the equipment.
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Replace the computer cover (see page 68).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into
the computer.
12
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
13
Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation.
Adding a Floppy Drive
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn
them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
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Remove the computer cover (see page 49).
6
Release and remove the front panel:
a
Push the release lever to release the top tab.
b
Reach inside the computer and push the bottom tab towards you to release it (the middle
tab releases automatically).
c
Rotate the front panel to separate it from the side hinges.
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side hinges (3)
front panel
top tab
release lever
middle tab
bottom tab
7
Press in the two insert tabs, and then push out the front-panel insert.
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tabs (2)
insert
8
Connect the floppy-drive power cable to the back of the drive.
CAUTION: Match the colored strip on the cable with pin 1 on the drive (pin 1 is marked as "1").
9
10
Connect the data cable to the back of the drive and to the floppy drive connector on the
system board (see page 51).
Position the top of the floppy drive bracket so that it is completely flush with the bottom of
the upper drive bay, and then slide the floppy drive bracket forward into place.
NOTE: The top of the floppy drive bracket has two slots that fit into two clips on the bottom of the upper
drive bay. When the floppy drive bracket is properly mounted, it remains in place without support.
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top bracket screw
drive bracket
floppy drive
11
Secure the floppy drive bracket with the top bracket screw that came with your drive.
12
Reattach the front panel to the side hinges, and then rotate it until it snaps onto the front of
the computer.
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front panel
13
Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to provide airflow for the fan and
cooling vents.
14
Replace the computer cover (see page 68).
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
After you turn on your computer, press <F2> when you are prompted to enter setup mode.
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Highlight Drive Configuration and press <Enter>.
18
Use the left and right arrows to change Diskette Drive A from Not Installed to 3.5 inch,
1.44 MB.
19
Press <Enter>.
20
Highlight Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options) and press <Enter>.
21
Ensure that the Diskette Interface entry is set to Auto. If necessary, use the left and right
arrows to set it to Auto.
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Press <Enter>.
23
Press <Esc>.
24
Press <Enter> to Save changes and Exit.
The computer restarts.
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See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software
required for drive operation.
Adding a Second CD or DVD Drive
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
NOTE: Drives sold by Dell come with their own operating software and documentation. After you install a
drive, see the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing and using the drive
software.
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn
them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 49).
6
Release and remove the front panel:
a
Push the release lever to release the top tab.
b
Reach inside the computer and push the bottom tab towards you to release it (the middle
tab releases automatically).
c
Rotate the front panel to separate it from the side hinges.
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side hinges (3)
front panel
top tab
release lever
middle tab
bottom tab
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tabs (2)
8
Ensure that the jumper setting on the new drive is set for "cable select" (see the
documentation that came with the drive for information).
9
Remove two extra alignment screws, shown in the illustration on page 62, from the front of
the computer and insert them into the drive.
drive
alignment screws (2)
NOTE: Some computers come with only two extra alignment screws; others come with four. You only
need two alignment screws for this procedure.
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Gently slide the drive into place.
drive
securing
screw
extra alignment
screws (2 or 4)
alignment screws (2)
11
Once the drive is in place, apply pressure to ensure that the drive is fully seated.
12
Use the securing screw that came with the drive to attach the drive to the computer.
CAUTION: Match the colored strip on the cable with pin 1 on the drive (pin 1 is marked as "1").
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Connect the power cable to the system board.
14
Locate the data cable from the CD or DVD drive in the upper drive bay and connect its
middle data connector to the new drive.
15
Check all cable connections, and then fold the cables out of the way to provide airflow for the
fan and cooling vents.
16
Reattach the front panel to the side hinges, and then rotate it until it snaps onto the front of
the computer.
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side hinges (3)
front panel
17
Replace the computer cover (see page 68).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into
the computer.
18
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software
required for drive operation.
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Adding Memory
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. For
information on the type of memory supported by your computer, see "Memory" on page 70.
Installing Memory
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn
them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 49).
6
Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.
memory connector closest
to microprocessor
securing clips (2)
connector
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Align the notch on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in the connector.
notch
memory module
cutouts (2)
crossbar
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight down into the connector
while you apply equal force to each end of the module.
8
Insert the module into the connector until the module snaps into position.
If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end of the
module.
9
Replace the computer cover (see page 68).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into
the computer.
10
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
11
Right-click the My Computer icon and click Properties.
12
Click the General tab.
13
To verify that the memory is installed correctly, check the amount of memory (RAM) listed.
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Removing Memory
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
NOTE: Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn
them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 49).
6
Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.
7
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.
Replacing the Battery
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
A coin-cell battery maintains computer configuration, date, and time information. The battery can
last several years.
If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning on the computer, replace
the battery.
CAUTION: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the 3-V CR2032 battery only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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1
Record all the screens in the system setup program (see page 74) so that you can restore the
correct settings when your perform step 11.
2
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
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Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn
them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
4
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
5
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
6
Remove the computer cover (see page 49).
7
Locate the battery socket (see page 51).
8
Remove the battery by carefully prying it out of its socket with your fingers or with a blunt,
nonconducting object such as a plastic screwdriver.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the system board while you pry the battery loose, be sure to insert the
plastic screwdriver between the battery and the socket (not the system board).
battery
battery socket
9
Insert the new battery into the socket with the side labeled "+" facing up and snap the battery
into place.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into
the computer.
10
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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Access the system setup program (see page 74) and restore the settings you recorded in step 1.
12
Properly dispose of the old battery (see ).
Replacing the Computer Cover
1
Ensure that all cables are connected, and fold cables out of the way.
2
Ensure that no tools or extra parts are left inside the computer.
3
Place the cover on the computer.
4
Slide the cover towards the front of the computer until it fits completely into place.
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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Specifications
Microprocessor
Microprocessor type
Intel® Pentium® 4 or Celeron®
L1 cache
8 KB first-level (Pentium 4 and Celeron).
L2 cache
256- or 512-KB (displayed in the system setup
program) pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative,
write-back SRAM (Pentium 4);
128-KB SRAM that resides in the processor’s core. The
L2 cache runs at the processor’s internal clock speed
(Celeron).
System Information
System chip set
Intel 845GV
DMA channels
eight
Interrupt levels
24 APIC mode
System BIOS chip
4 Mb (512 KB)
System clock
400- or 533-MHz data rate
Expansion Bus
Bus types
PCI
Bus speed
PCI: 33 MHz
PCI connectors
three
PCI connector size
120 pins
PCI connector data width
(maximum)
32 bits
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Memory
Architecture
DDR SDRAM
Memory connectors
two
Memory capacities
128-, 256-, or 512-MB
Minimum memory
128 MB shared DDR SDRAM
NOTE: Between 32 and 64 MB of system memory may be
allocated to support graphics, depending on system
memory size and other factors.
Maximum memory
2 GB
Memory type
PC2100 (266-MHz) or PC2700 (333-MHz) DDR
SDRAM (non-ECC)
Drives
Externally accessible
two 5.25-inch bays
one 3.5-inch bay
Internally accessible
one bay for 1-inch–high IDE hard drive
Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
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Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Keyboard
6-pin mini-DIN connector
Mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two front-panel and four back-panel USB
2.0–compliant connectors
Network
RJ-45 connector
Audio
three back miniature connectors for line-in, line-out,
and microphone
Headphone
one front miniature connector for line-out
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Ports and Connectors (continued)
Internally accessible:
Primary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Secondary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Floppy drive (optional)
34-pin connector
Video
Video controller
integrated Intel 3D Extreme Graphics
Audio
Audio controller
integrated audio
Network
Network controller
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Controls and Lights
Power control
push button
Front-panel power light
solid green for power-on state; blinking green for
standby state; amber (see page 28)
Hard-drive access light
green
Power
DC power supply:
Wattage
200 W or 250 W
Heat dissipation
682 or 853 BTU (fully-loaded computer without
monitor)
Voltage (see the Product Information Guide 100 to 120 V at 60 Hz; 200 to 240 V at 50 Hz
for important voltage setting information)
Backup battery
3-V CR2032 coin cell
Physical
Height x Width x Depth
36.8 x 18.4 x 42.6 cm
(14.5 x 7.25 x 16.75 inches)
Weight
10.4 kg (23 lb)
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Environmental
Temperature:
Operating
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
NOTE: At 35°C (95°F), the maximum operating altitude
is 914 m (3000 ft).
Storage
Relative humidity
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
20% to 80% (noncondensing)
Maximum vibration:
Operating
0.25 G at 3 to 200 Hz
Storage
2.20 Grms at 10 to 500 Hz
Maximum shock:
Nonoperating (half-sine pulse)
105 G, 2 ms
Nonoperating (faired-square wave)
32 G with a velocity change of 596.9 cm/sec
(235 inches/sec)
Altitude:
Operating
–15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
NOTE: At 35°C (95°F), the maximum operating altitude
is 914 m (3000 ft).
Storage
–15.2 to 10,670 m (–50 to 35,000 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 Program Screens
The system setup screens are organized into the following sections:
•
•
The menu bar at the top provides access to the main program screens:
–
Main provides settings for the basic computer configuration.
–
Advanced provides detailed settings for some computer features.
–
Security provides indications and settings for user and setup passwords.
–
Power provides settings for system power management features.
–
Boot provides information about how the computer starts.
–
Exit provides selections for saving and loading the program settings.
The left side lists configuration options and their settings for the hardware installed in your
computer.
You can change settings enclosed in brackets, but not those that are grayed out. Options
identified by an arrowhead (>) provide access to submenus.
•
The top-right side displays help information for a highlighted option.
•
The bottom-right side lists keys and their functions for the displayed screen.
Boot Sequence
This feature allows you to change the boot sequence for devices.
Changing Boot Sequence for the Current Boots
You can use this feature, for example, to restart your computer to a USB device such as a floppy
drive, memory key, or CD-RW drive.
1
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2
When F2 = Setup, F12 = Boot Menu appears in the upper-right corner of the screen,
press <F12>.
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 (see page 18) and try again.
The Boot Device Menu appears, listing all available boot devices. Each device has a number
next to it.
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At the bottom of the menu, enter the number of the device that is to be used for the current
boot only.
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Changing Boot Sequence for Future Boots
1
Enter the system setup program (see page 72).
2
Use the arrow keys to highlight the Boot Sequence menu option and press <Enter> to access
the pop-up menu.
NOTE: Write down your current boot sequence in case you want to restore it.
3
Press the up- and down-arrow keys to move through the list of devices.
4
Press the spacebar to enable or disable a device (enabled devices have a checkmark).
Press plus (+) or minus (–) to move a selected device up or down the list.
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide.
If you forget your supervisor or setup password, you cannot operate your computer or change
settings in the system setup program until you clear the forgotten password(s).
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 18).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn
them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 49).
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.
6
Locate the 2-pin password jumper (see page 51) on the system board, and then remove the
jumper from both pins.
When you receive your computer, the jumper is attached to both pins.
7
Replace the computer cover (see page 68).
8
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
9
If you are prompted to press <F1> to continue, press <F1>.
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After the Microsoft Windows desktop appears on your computer, shut down the computer
(see page 18).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
11
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their electrical outlets.
12
Disconnect the power cable from your computer, and then press the power button to ground
the system board.
13
Remove the computer cover (see page 49).
14
Remove the password jumper.
Attach the jumper to only one pin so that you do not lose it.
15
Replace the computer cover (see page 68).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into
the computer.
16
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
17
If you are prompted to press <F1> to continue, press <F1>.
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, software
programs, 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 Dell-installed 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 "Dell-installed" 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
2
Repair services are provided pursuant to the terms and conditions of your limited warranty and any optional
support service contract purchased with the computer.
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 software programs that are
installed on the computer during the manufacturing process (Microsoft® Office, Norton Antivirus,
and so on).
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Dell-installed peripherals include any internal expansion cards, or Dell-branded 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.
Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals
Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or software program sold by
Dell not under the Dell brand (printers, scanners, cameras, games, and so on). Support for all thirdparty software and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer of the product.
FCC Notices (U.S. Only)
Most Dell computer systems are classified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as
Class B digital devices. To determine which classification applies to your computer system,
examine all FCC registration labels located on the bottom, side, or back panel of your computer, on
card-mounting brackets, and on the cards themselves. If any one of the labels carries a Class A
rating, your entire system is considered to be a Class A digital device. If all labels carry an FCC
Class B rating as distinguished by either an FCC ID number or the FCC logo, ( ), your system is
considered to be a Class B digital device.
Once you have determined your system’s FCC classification, read the appropriate FCC notice.
Note that FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell
could void your authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Class A
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction manual, may cause harmful interference with radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case you will be required to correct the interference at your own expense.
Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
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radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instruction manual, may cause interference with radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, 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 or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
FCC Identification Information
The following information is provided on the device or devices covered in this document in
compliance with FCC regulations:
•
Model number: MTC2
Company name:
Dell Inc.
One Dell Way
Round Rock, Texas 78682 USA
512-338-4400
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.
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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
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
E-mail: us_latin_services@dell.com
Country Code: 54
E-mail for desktop and portable computers:
la-techsupport@dell.com
City Code: 11
E-mail for servers and EMC:
la_enterprise@dell.com
Customer Care
toll-free: 0-800-444-0730
Tech Support
toll-free: 0-800-444-0733
Tech Support Services
toll-free: 0-800-444-0724
Sales
Aruba
General Support
Australia (Sydney)
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
0-810-444-3355
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
For servers and storage
toll-free: 1-800-505-095
For desktop and portable computers
toll-free: 1-800-733-314
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
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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
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
0820 240 530 00
City Code: 1
Home/Small Business Fax
0820 240 530 49
Home/Small Business Customer Care
0820 240 530 14
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care
0820 240 530 16
Home/Small Business Technical Support
0820 240 530 14
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support
Switchboard
0660 8779
0820 240 530 00
Bahamas
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6818
Barbados
General Support
1-800-534-3066
Belgium (Brussels)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 32
E-mail for French Speaking Customers:
support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 2
Technical Support
02 481 92 88
Technical Support Fax
02 481 92 95
Customer Care
02 713 15 .65
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
Technical 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)
Online Order Status: www.dell.ca/ostatus
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (automated technical support)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Customer Care (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Customer Care (med./large business, government)
toll-free: 1-800-326-9463
Technical Support (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Technical Support (med./large bus., government)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5757
Sales (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5752
Sales (med./large bus., government)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5755
Spare Parts Sales & Extended Service Sales
Cayman Islands
General Support
Chile (Santiago)
Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support
1 866 440 3355
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)
Technical Support website: support.dell.com.cn
Country Code: 86
Technical Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com
City Code: 592
Technical Support Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
818 1350
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
toll-free: 800 858 2969
Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and
Dell Precision™)
toll-free: 800 858 0950
Technical Support (servers and storage)
toll-free: 800 858 0960
Technical Support (projectors, PDAs, printers,
switches, routers, and so on)
toll-free: 800 858 2920
Customer Advocacy
toll-free: 800 858 2060
Customer Advocacy Fax
592 818 1308
Home and Small Business
toll-free: 800 858 2222
Preferred Accounts Division
toll-free: 800 858 2557
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
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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
Czech Republic (Prague)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Country Code: 420
Technical Support
02 2186 27 27
City Code: 2
Technical Support Fax
02 2186 27 28
Customer Care
02 2186 27 11
Customer Care Fax
02 2186 27 14
Switchboard
02 2186 27 11
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
den_nbk_support@dell.com
Country Code: 45
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
Switchboard Fax (Relational)
3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5000
Switchboard Fax (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
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
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
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)
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Technical Support
0825 387 270
Customer Care
0825 823 833
Switchboard
0825 004 700
Switchboard (calls from outside of France)
Sales
Fax
Fax (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 00
0825 004 700
0825 004 701
04 99 75 40 01
Corporate
Technical Support
Customer Care
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0825 004 719
0825 338 339
Switchboard
01 55 94 71 00
Sales
01 55 94 71 00
Fax
01 55 94 71 01
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
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
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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
Greece
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/gr/en/emaildell/
Country Code: 30
Technical Support
00800-44 14 95 18
Gold Service Technical Support
00800-44 14 00 83
Switchboard
2108129810
Gold Service Switchboard
2108129811
Sales
2108129800
Fax
2108129812
Grenada
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
Guatemala
General Support
1-800-999-0136
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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
Guyana
General Support
Hong Kong
Website: support.ap.dell.com
International Access Code: 001
E-mail: apsupport@dell.com
Country Code: 852
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
2969 3188
Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and
Dell Precision™)
2969 3191
Technical Support (PowerApp™, PowerEdge™,
PowerConnect™, and PowerVault™)
2969 3196
Gold Queue EEC Hotline
2969 3187
Customer Advocacy
3416 0910
Large Corporate Accounts
3416 0907
Global Customer Programs
3416 0908
Medium Business Division
3416 0912
Home and Small Business Division
India
1600 33 8045
Sales
1600 33 8044
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 16
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Country Code: 353
Technical Support
City Code: 1
U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only)
1850 543 543
0870 908 0800
Home User Customer Care
01 204 4014
Small Business Customer Care
01 204 4014
U.K. Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Corporate Customer Care
Corporate Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Ireland Sales
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only)
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Technical Support
Ireland (Cherrywood)
86
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
0870 906 0010
1850 200 982
0870 907 4499
01 204 4444
0870 907 4000
Fax/Sales Fax
01 204 0103
Switchboard
01 204 4444
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
General Support (dial from within Jamaica only)
02 577 821
1-800-682-3639
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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)
Technical Support (PDAs, projectors, printers,
routers)
Technical Support outside of Japan (PDAs,
projectors, printers, routers)
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
toll-free: 0120-981-690
81-44-556-3468
Faxbox Service
044-556-3490
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
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)
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Fax
2194-6202
Switchboard
2194-6000
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)
3420808075
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)
Malaysia (Penang)
toll-free: 1 800 88 0193
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and
Latitude)
Country Code: 60
Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron)
toll-free: 1 800 88 1306
City Code: 4
Technical Support (PowerEdge and PowerVault)
toll-free: 1800 88 1386
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0800 582
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0800 581
Customer Service
04 633 4949
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 202
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
Technical Support
020 674 45 00
Country Code: 31
Technical Support Fax
020 674 47 66
City Code: 20
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
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
Technical Support (for desktop and portable
computers)
0800 443 563
Technical Support (for servers and storage)
0800 505 098
Home and Small Business
0800 446 255
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
0800 441 566
Nicaragua
90
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001-800-220-1006
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Norway (Lysaker)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
Country Code: 47
nor_nbk_support@dell.com
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
nor_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
671 16882
Relational Customer Care
671 17514
Home/Small Business Customer Care
23162298
Switchboard
671 16800
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Panama
General Support
001-800-507-0962
Peru
General Support
0800-50-669
Poland (Warsaw)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 011
E-mail: pl_support_tech@dell.com
Country Code: 48
Customer Service Phone
57 95 700
City Code: 22
Customer Care
57 95 999
Sales
57 95 999
Customer Service Fax
57 95 806
Reception Desk Fax
57 95 998
Switchboard
57 95 999
Portugal
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/pt/en/emaildell/
Country Code: 351
Technical Support
707200149
Customer Care
Sales
800 300 413
800 300 410 or 800 300 411 or
800 300 412 or 21 422 07 10
Fax
21 424 01 12
Puerto Rico
General Support
1-800-805-7545
St. Kitts and Nevis
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-441-4731
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
St. Lucia
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
General Support
1-800-882-1521
St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Singapore (Singapore)
Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron)
toll-free: 1800 394 7430
International Access Code: 005
Technical Support (Optiplex, Latitude, and
Precision)
toll-free: 1800 394 7488
Technical Support (PowerEdge and PowerVault)
toll-free: 1800 394 7478
Country Code: 65
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 054
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 053
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code:
E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com
09/091
Gold Queue
011 709 7713
Country Code: 27
Technical Support
011 709 7710
City Code: 11
Customer Care
011 709 7707
Sales
011 709 7700
Fax
011 706 0495
Switchboard
011 709 7700
Southeast Asian and Pacific
Countries
Customer Technical Support, Customer Service,
and Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4810
Spain (Madrid)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
Country Code: 34
Home and Small Business
City Code: 91
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 540
Sales
902 118 541
Switchboard
902 118 541
Fax
902 118 539
Corporate
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Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 115 236
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swe_support@dell.com
Country Code: 46
E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron:
Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com
City Code: 8
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support for OptiPlex: Swe_kats@dell.com
E-mail Support for Servers:
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
08 590 05 199
Relational Customer Care
08 590 05 642
Home/Small Business Customer Care
08 587 70 527
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support
Technical Support Fax
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
Switzerland (Geneva)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: Tech_support_central_Europe@dell.com
Country Code: 41
E-mail for French-speaking HSB and Corporate
Customers: support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 22
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
Taiwan
20 140 14 44
022 799 01 01
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
International Access Code: 002
Technical Support (portable and desktop
computers)
Country Code: 886
Technical Support (servers and storage)
toll-free: 00801 60 1256
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 00801 651 227
Thailand
toll-free: 1800 0060 07
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (Optiplex, Latitude, and
Precision)
Country Code: 66
Technical Support (PowerEdge and PowerVault)
toll-free: 1800 0600 09
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Sales
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0880 060 09
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Trinidad/Tobago
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
General Support
1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos Islands
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
U.K. (Bracknell)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care website: support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/ECare/Form/Home.asp
Country Code: 44
City Code: 1344
Uruguay
94
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 373 186
Home and Small Business Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
01344 373 185
Preferred Accounts (500–5000 employees)
Customer Care
0870 906 0010
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
Home and Small Business Fax
0870 907 4006
General Support
Appendix
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
Printers and 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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Index
B
battery
problems, 19
replacing, 66
BIOS, 72
booting
changing the boot
sequence, 74
booting to a USB device, 18
C
CD drive
adding, 59
problems, 20
conflicts
resolving software and
hardware
incompatibilities, 44
copying CDs
general information, 16
helpful tips, 17
how to, 16
copying DVDs
general information, 16
helpful tips, 17
how to, 16
D
drives
problems, 19
DVDs, 16
E
error messages, 22
diagnostic lights, 35
Express Service Code, 9
H
hard drive
problems, 21
Dell
contacting, 78
Hardware Troubleshooter, 44
Dell support policy, 76
help file, 9
CDs, 16
Dell Support Site, 10
Hyper-Threading, 17
Check Disk, 21
diagnostic lights, 35
computer
back view, 47
crashes, 24-25
front view, 45
restore to previous state, 41-42
stops responding, 24
diagnostics
lights, 35
CD-RW drive
problems, 20
computer cover
removing, 49
replacing, 68
display. See monitor
Documentation, 9
finding, 9
help file, 9
online, 10
setup diagram, 9
drivers, 40
about, 40
identifying, 40
Help and Support Center, 10
I
IEEE 1394
problems, 23
Internet connection
about, 14
options, 14
setting up, 15
IRQ conflicts, 44
Index
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K
keyboard
problems, 24
L
lights
back of computer, 35
diagnostic, 35
M
messages
error, 22
Microsoft License Label, 9
monitor
blank, 33
hard to read, 33
problems, 33
O
operating system
reinstalling Windows XP, 42
P
password
clearing system setup, 75
power
problems, 28
turning off your computer, 18
power light
conditions, 28
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printer
cable, 11
connecting, 11
parallel, 11
problems, 29
setting up, 11
USB, 12
problems
battery, 19
blue screen, 25
CD drive, 20
CD-RW drive, 20
computer crashes, 24-25
computer stops responding, 24
diagnostic lights, 35
drives, 19
error messages, 22
general, 24
hard drive, 21
IEEE 1394, 23
keyboard, 24
monitor hard to read, 33
monitor is blank, 33
power, 28
power light conditions, 28
printer, 29
program crashes, 25
program stops responding, 25
programs and Windows
compatibility, 25
restore to previous state, 41-42
scanner, 30
screen hard to read, 33
screen is blank, 33
software, 25-26
video and monitor, 33
volume adjusting, 31
Program Compatibility
Wizard, 25
R
reinstalling
Windows XP, 42
S
safety instructions, 7
scanner
problems, 30
screen. See monitor
settings
system setup program, 72
setup diagram, 9
shutting down your
computer, 18
software
Hyper-Threading, 17
problems, 25-26
support
contacting Dell, 78
System Restore, 41-42
system setup program, 72
T
Troubleshooting
Help and Support Center, 10
troubleshooting
conflicts, 44
diagnostic lights, 35
Troubleshooting (continued)
Hardware Troubleshooter, 44
restore to previous state, 41-42
turning off your computer, 18
U
USB devices, booting to, 18
V
video
problems, 33
voltage selection switch, 48
W
Windows XP
Device Driver Rollback, 41
Hardware Troubleshooter, 44
Help and Support Center, 10
help, accessing, 10
Hyper-Threading, 17
Program Compatibility
Wizard, 25
reinstalling, 42
scanner, 30
System Restore, 41-42
wizards
Program Compatibility
Wizard, 25
volume
adjusting, 31
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