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Dell PP08L Owner`s manual
Dell™ Latitude™ 100L
Owner’s Manual
Model PP08L
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COMMENT
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 Dell Latitude 100L Help file. To access the
help file, see page 16.
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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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2004 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, AccessDirect, Latitude, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude,
PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, PowerVault, Axim, TrueMobile, and DellNet are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium,
and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation; EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation; Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and
is used by Dell Inc. under license.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or
their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Model PP08L
March 2004
P/N D5016
Rev. A00
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions
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SAFETY: General . . . . .
SAFETY: Power . . . . . .
SAFETY: Battery . . . . . .
SAFETY: Air Travel . . . . .
SAFETY: EMC Instructions .
When Using Your Computer
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SAFETY: Ergonomic Computing Habits . . . . . . .
SAFETY: When Working Inside Your Computer . . .
SAFETY: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
SAFETY: Battery Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding Information
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1 A Tour of Your Computer
Front View .
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Left Side View .
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Right Side View
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Bottom View .
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2 Setting Up Your Computer
Connecting to the Internet
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Setting Up Your Internet Connection
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Modem and Internet Connection Problems
E-Mail Problems .
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Transferring Information to a New Computer
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Setting Up a Printer
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Printer Cable . . . . . .
Connecting a USB Printer
Printer Problems .
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Power Protection Devices
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Line Conditioners . . . . . . .
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
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Turning Off Your Computer
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3 Using a Battery
Battery Performance .
Checking the Battery Charge .
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Removing a Battery
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Installing a Battery
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Power Meter . . . .
Low-Battery Warning
Charging the Battery .
Storing a Battery .
Battery and Power Problems .
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If the battery is not charging .
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4 Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Dell™ AccessDirect™ Button
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Reprogramming the Button
Numeric Keypad .
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Keyboard Shortcuts
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System Functions . .
CD or DVD Tray . . .
Display Functions . .
Power Management.
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Speaker Functions . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions .
Touch Pad .
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Customizing the Touch Pad
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Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
External Keyboard Problems
Unexpected Characters
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5 Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia
Using CDs and DVDs .
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CD or DVD Problems .
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If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, or DVD . . . . . .
If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray
If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound
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Sound and Speaker Problems
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If you have a problem with integrated speakers .
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Copying CDs and DVDs .
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How to Copy a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Blank CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD+Rs, and DVD+RWs
Helpful Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to a Network Adapter
Network Setup Wizard .
Network Problems .
Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network
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Determining Your Network Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Wireless Network in Microsoft® Windows® XP .
Configuring Security Settings (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7 Solving Problems
Dell Diagnostics .
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When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
Error Messages
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Video and Display Problems
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If the display is blank . . . . . . . .
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If only part of the display is readable .
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If you cannot save a file to a floppy drive .
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PC Card Problems
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General Program Problems .
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Resolving Other Technical Problems
If Your Computer Gets Wet
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A program stops responding .
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If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
Drivers
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Scanner Problems .
Drive Problems
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What Is a Driver? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying Drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reinstalling Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manually Reinstalling Drivers for Windows XP
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Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
Using System Restore
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Creating a Restore Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
Undoing the Last System Restore . . . . . . . . .
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Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP .
Before You Reinstall . . .
Reinstalling Windows XP
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8 Adding and Replacing Parts
Before You Begin
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Recommended Tools . . . . .
Shutting Down Your Computer .
Hard Drive .
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Returning a Hard Drive to Dell
Memory .
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Modem and Mini PCI Card
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Replacing the Modem .
Adding a Mini PCI Card
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CD or DVD Drive .
Keyboard
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9 Appendix
Specifications .
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Using the System Setup Program
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Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing the System Setup Screens.
System Setup Screens. . . . . . .
Commonly Used Options . . . . . .
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System and Battery Performance Optimization
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System Performance Overview . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optimizing Power Consumption and Battery Charge Time
Variable Speed Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Help .
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Technical Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems With Your Order . . . . . . . . . .
Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Before You Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Dell
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Regulatory Notices
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
Dell Software License Agreement
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
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Limited Warranty for Dell-Branded Hardware Products
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only) . . . . . . . . .
Limited Warranty Terms for Dell-Branded Hardware Products
(Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only) . . . . . . . .
Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only) . . . . . . . . .
1-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee
(Latin America and the Caribbean Only) . . . . . . . . . . .
Intel® Warranty Statement for Pentium® and Celeron®
Processors Only (U.S. and Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . . .
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your computer and
working environment from potential damage.
SAFETY: General
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Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service technician. Always follow
installation instructions closely.
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If you use an extension power cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total ampere rating of the products
plugged in to the extension power cable does not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.
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Do not push objects into air vents or openings of your computer. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by
shorting out interior components.
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Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a carrying case or a closed briefcase, while the
computer is turned on. Restricting airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
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Keep your computer away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling vents. Avoid placing loose
papers underneath your computer; do not place your computer in a closed-in wall unit or on a bed, sofa, or rug.
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Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the floor, when you use it to run the computer
or to charge the battery. Do not cover the AC adapter with papers or other items that will reduce cooling; also, do
not use the AC adapter inside a carrying case.
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The AC adapter may become hot during normal operation of your computer. Use care when handling the adapter
during or immediately after operation.
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Do not allow your portable computer to operate with the base resting directly on exposed skin for extended
periods of time. The surface temperature of the base will rise during normal operation (particularly when AC
power is present). Allowing sustained contact with exposed skin can cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn.
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Do not use your computer in a wet environment, for example, near a bath tub, sink, or swimming pool or in a wet
basement.
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If your computer includes an integrated or optional (PC Card) modem, disconnect the modem cable if an
electrical storm is approaching to avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning via the telephone line.
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform
maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm. Do not use your computer during an
electrical storm unless all cables have been disconnected and the computer is operating on battery power.
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If your computer includes a modem, the cable used with the modem should be manufactured with a minimum
wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCC-compliant RJ-11 modular plug.
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Before you open the memory module cover or modem/Mini PCI card cover on the bottom of your computer,
disconnect all cables from their electrical outlets and disconnect the telephone cable.
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If your computer has both a modem RJ-11 connector and a network RJ-45 connector, which look alike, make sure
you insert the telephone cable into the RJ-11 connector, not the RJ-45 connector.
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PC Cards may become very warm during normal operation. Use care when removing PC Cards after their
continuous operation.
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Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet. Clean your computer with a
soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.
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SAFETY: Power
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Use only the Dell-provided AC adapter approved for use with this computer. Use of another AC adapter may
cause a fire or explosion.
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Before you connect the computer to an electrical outlet, check the AC adapter voltage rating to ensure that the
required voltage and frequency match the available power source.
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To remove the computer from all power sources, turn the computer off, disconnect the AC adapter from the
electrical outlet, and remove any battery installed in the battery bay or module bay.
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To help prevent electric shock, plug the AC adapter and device power cables into properly grounded power
sources. These power cables may be equipped with 3-prong plugs to provide an earth grounding connection. Do
not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from the power cable plug. If you use a power extension
cable, use the appropriate type, 2-prong or 3-prong, to mate with the AC adapter power cable.
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Be sure that nothing rests on your AC adapter’s power cable and that the cable is not located where it can be
tripped over or stepped on.
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If you are using a multiple-outlet power strip, use caution when plugging the AC adapter’s power cable into the
power strip. Some power strips may allow you to insert the plug incorrectly. Incorrect insertion of the power plug
could result in permanent damage to your computer, as well as risk of electric shock and/or fire. Ensure that the
ground prong of the power plug is inserted into the mating ground contact of the power strip.
SAFETY: Battery
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Use only Dell™ battery modules that are approved for use with this computer. Use of other types may increase the
risk of fire or explosion.
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Do not carry a battery pack in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal objects (such as car keys or
paper clips) could short-circuit the battery terminals. The resulting excessive current flow can cause extremely
high temperatures and may result in damage to the battery pack or cause fire or burns.
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The battery poses a burn hazard if you handle it improperly. Do not disassemble it. Handle a damaged or leaking
battery pack with extreme care. If the battery is damaged, electrolyte may leak from the cells and may cause
personal injury.
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Keep the battery away from children.
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Do not store or leave your computer or battery pack near a heat source such as a radiator, fireplace, stove, electric
heater, or other heat-generating appliance or otherwise expose it to temperatures in excess of 60ºC (140ºF).
When heated to excessive temperatures, battery cells could explode or vent, posing a risk of fire.
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Do not dispose of your computer’s battery in a fire or with normal household waste. Battery cells may explode.
Discard a used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions or contact your local waste disposal agency
for disposal instructions. Dispose of a spent or damaged battery promptly.
SAFETY: Air Travel
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Certain Federal Aviation Administration regulations and/or airline-specific restrictions may apply to the operation
of your Dell computer while you are on board an aircraft. For example, such regulations/restrictions may prohibit
the use of any personal electronic device (PED) that has the capacity for intentional transmission of radio
frequency or other electromagnetic signals while on an aircraft.
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In order to best comply with all such restrictions, if your Dell portable computer is equipped with Dell
TrueMobile™ or some other wireless communication device, please disable this device before you board the
aircraft and follow all instructions provided by airline personnel with regard to such device.
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Additionally, the use of any PED, such as a portable computer, may be prohibited in aircraft during certain
critical phases of flight, for example, takeoff and landing. Some airlines may further define the critical flight
phase as any time the aircraft is below 3050 m (10,000 ft). Please follow the airline’s specific instructions as
to when the use of a PED is allowed.
SAFETY: EMC Instructions
Use shielded signal cables to ensure that you maintain the appropriate electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
classification for the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell. If you prefer, you can
order a cable from Dell at its worldwide website at www.dell.com.
Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static damage, discharge static
electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components, such as a memory module.
You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer’s input/output panel.
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product, or cords associated with accessories sold with this product, will expose
you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash your
hands after handling the cord.
When Using Your Computer
Observe the following safe-handling guidelines to prevent damage to your computer:
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When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
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When traveling, do not check the computer as baggage. You can put your computer through an X-ray security
machine, but never put your computer through a metal detector. If you have the computer checked by hand, be
sure to have a charged battery available in case you are asked to turn on the computer.
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When traveling with the hard drive removed from the computer, wrap the drive in a nonconducting material,
such as cloth or paper. If you have the drive checked by hand, be ready to install the drive in the computer. You
can put the hard drive through an X-ray security machine, but never put the drive through a metal detector.
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When traveling, do not place the computer in overhead storage compartments where it could slide around. Do
not drop your computer or subject it to other mechanical shocks.
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Protect your computer, battery, and hard drive from environmental hazards such as dirt, dust, food, liquids,
temperature extremes, and overexposure to sunlight.
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When you move your computer between environments with very different temperature and/or humidity ranges,
condensation may form on or within the computer. To avoid damaging the computer, allow sufficient time for the
moisture to evaporate before using the computer.
NOTICE: When taking the computer from low-temperature conditions into a warmer environment or from hightemperature conditions into a cooler environment, allow the computer to acclimate to room temperature before
turning on power.
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When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable itself. As you pull
out the connector, keep it evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable
make sure both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
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Handle components with care. Hold a component such as a memory module by its edges, not its pins.
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When preparing to remove a memory module from the system board or disconnect a device from the computer,
turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter cable, remove any battery installed in the battery bay, and then
wait 5 seconds before proceeding to help avoid possible damage to the system board.
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Clean the display with a soft, clean cloth and water. Apply the water to the cloth; then stroke the cloth across the
display in one direction, moving from the top of the display to the bottom. Remove moisture from the display
quickly and keep the display dry. Long-term exposure to moisture can damage the display. Do not use a
commercial window cleaner to clean your display.
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If your computer gets wet or is damaged, follow the procedures described in "If Your Computer Gets Wet" on
page 67 or "If You Drop or Damage Your Computer" on page 68. If, after following these procedures, you confirm
that your computer is not operating properly, contact Dell (see page 106 for the appropriate contact information).
SAFETY: Ergonomic Computing Habits
CAUTION: Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in injury.
CAUTION: Viewing the display or external monitor screen for extended periods of time may result in eye strain.
For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in the Dell Latitude 100L Help file when setting up and
using your computer. To access the help file, see page 16.
This portable computer is not designed for continuous operation as office equipment. For extended use in an office, it is
recommended that you connect an external keyboard.
SAFETY: When Working Inside Your Computer
Before removing or installing memory modules, Mini PCI cards, or modems, perform the following steps in the
sequence indicated.
NOTICE: The only time you should ever access the inside of your computer is when you are installing memory
modules, a Mini PCI card, a modem, a CD or DVD drive, or a keyboard.
NOTICE: Wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before disconnecting a device or removing a memory
module, Mini PCI card, modem, CD or DVD drive, or keyboard to help prevent possible damage to the system board.
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Shut down your computer and turn off any attached devices.
Disconnect your computer and devices from electrical outlets to reduce the potential for personal injury or shock.
Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
Remove the main battery from the battery bay.
Ground yourself by touching any unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer.
While you work, periodically touch the unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that might harm
internal components.
SAFETY: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static damage, discharge static
electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components, such as a memory module.
You can do so by touching any unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer.
As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch any unpainted metal surface on the back of the
computer to remove any static charge your body may have accumulated.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
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When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping carton, do not remove the component from the
antistatic packing material until you are ready to install the component. Just before unwrapping the antistatic
packaging, be sure to discharge static electricity from your body.
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When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging.
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Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads and workbench pads.
SAFETY: Battery Disposal
Your computer uses an lithium-ion battery and a reserve battery. For instructions about replacing the
lithium-ion battery in your computer, refer to "Removing a Battery" on page 39. The reserve battery is a
long-life battery, and it is very possible that you will never need to replace it. However, should you need to
replace it, the procedure must be performed by an authorized service technician.
Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact your local waste disposal agency for the
address of the nearest battery deposit site.
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Finding Information
What Are You Looking For?
Find It Here
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How to access tutorials and other how to information
How to get a copy of my invoice
How to extend my warranty
How to access Dell Support on my Microsoft®
Windows® desktop (U.S. only)
• Additional documentation, tools, troubleshooting
information, and links to online support resources
Dell Solution Center
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Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as the ResourceCD)
A diagnostic program for my computer
Drivers for my computer
My computer documentation
My device documentation
On your Windows desktop
Documentation and drivers are already installed on your
computer. You can use the CD to reinstall drivers, run the
Dell Diagnostics, or access your documentation.
Readme files may be
included on your CD to
provide last-minute
updates about technical
changes to your
computer or advanced
technical-reference
material for technicians
or experienced users.
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How to set up a printer
Additional information about setting up my computer
How to troubleshoot and solve problems
How to remove and install parts
Technical specifications
How to contact Dell
Owner’s Manual
NOTE: This document is available as a PDF at
support.dell.com.
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What Are You Looking For?
Find It Here
• How to set up my computer
Setup Diagram
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Tips on using Microsoft® Windows®
How to play CDs and DVDs
How to use standby mode and hibernate mode
How to change my display resolution
How to clean my computer
• Service Tag and Express Service Code
• Microsoft Windows License Label
Dell Latitude 100L 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 Dell Latitude 100L Help.
Service Tag and Microsoft Windows License
These labels are located on the bottom of your computer.
• Use the Service Tag to
identify your
computer when you
use support.dell.com
or contact technical
support.
• Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when
contacting technical support. The Express Service Code
is not available in all countries.
• Use the number on the Microsoft Windows License
Label if you reinstall your operating system.
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What Are You Looking For?
Find It Here
• Latest drivers for my computer
• Answers to technical service and support questions
• Online discussions with other users and technical
support
• Documentation for my computer
Dell Support Website — support.dell.com
NOTE: Select the appropriate region on the
support.dell.com welcome page.
• How to use Windows XP
• Documentation for my computer
• Documentation for devices (such as a modem)
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.
• How to reinstall my operating system
Operating System CD
The Dell Support website provides several online tools,
including:
• Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles
from technicians, and online courses
• Community — Online discussion with other Dell
customers
• Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such
as memory, the hard drive, and the operating system
• Customer Care — Contact information, order status,
warranty, and repair information
• Downloads — Drivers, patches, and software updates
• Reference — Computer documentation, product
specifications, and white papers
The operating system is already installed on your
computer. To reinstall your operating system, use the
Operating System CD. See page 73 for reinstallation
instructions.
After you reinstall your operating system, use the Drivers
and Utilities CD to reinstall drivers for the devices that
came with your computer.
Your operating system
product key label is
located on your
computer.
NOTE: The color of your
CD varies based on the
operating system you
ordered.
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A Tour of Your Computer
Front View
display latch
Dell AccessDirect
button
display
power button
keyboard status
lights
touch pad
keyboard
touch pad buttons
device status
lights
speakers (2)
D I S P L A Y L A T C H — Keeps the display closed.
D I S P L A Y — For more information about your display, see "Using the Display" in the Dell Latitude 100L
Help file. To access the help file, see page 16.
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KEYBOARD STATUS LIGHTS
The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following:
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Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled.
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Turns on when Caps Lock is enabled.
Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled.
K E Y B O A R D — The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft® Windows® logo key. For
information on supported keyboard shortcuts, see page 42.
S P E A K E R S — To adjust the volume of the integrated speakers, press the volume-control keyboard
shortcuts. For more information, see page 43.
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DEVICE STATUS LIGHTS
Turns on when you turn on the computer. Blinks or turns off in power
management mode.
Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.
NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the
light is flashing.
Blinks to indicate battery charge status.
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the
– Solid green: The battery is charging.
light operates as follows:
If the computer is running on a battery, the
light operates as follows:
– Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).
– Flashing orange: The battery charge is low.
– Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low.
TO U C H P A D B U T T O N S — Touch pad buttons provide the functionality of a mouse. See page 44 for more
information.
TO U C H P A D — The touch pad and touch pad buttons provide the functionality of a mouse. See page 44
for more information.
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P O W E R B U T T O N — Press the power button to turn on the computer or to enter or exit a power
management mode. For more information, see "Power Management" in the Dell Latitude 100L Help file.
To access the help file, see page 16.
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, save and close any open files and exit any open programs before you shut
down the computer (see page 36).
If the computer stops responding, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off completely
(which may take several seconds).
D E L L ™ A C C E S S D I R E C T ™ B U T T O N — Press this button to launch a frequently used program, such as
support and educational tools. You can reprogram the button to launch a program of your choice. For more
information, see page 41.
Left Side View
CD or DVD drive
PC Card slot
audio connectors (2)
PC C A R D S L O T — Supports one PC Card, such as a modem or network adapter. For more information,
see "Using PC Cards" in the Dell Latitude 100L Help file. To access the help file, see page 16.
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AUDIO CONNECTORS
Attach headphones or speakers to the
Attach a microphone to the
connector.
connector.
CD O R DV D D R I V E — Accommodates a CD drive, DVD drive, CD-RW drive, or CD-RW/DVD combo
drive.
Right Side View
security cable slot
battery/battery bay
modem connector
air vents
B A T T E R Y /B A T T E R Y B A Y — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without connecting
the computer to an electrical outlet. See page 37.
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MODEM CONNECTOR
Connect the telephone line to the modem connector.
For information on using the modem, see the online modem
documentation supplied with your computer.
A I R V E N T S — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the
computer from overheating.
NOTE: The fan may run constantly, and fan speed may vary depending on usage. Fan noise is normal and
does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.
CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store
your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting
the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
S E C U R I T Y C A B L E S L O T — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. For
more information, see the instructions included with the device.
NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot.
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Back View
AC adapter connector
USB connectors (2)
air vents
network connector
video connector
A I R V E N T S — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the
computer from overheating.
NOTE: The fan may run constantly, and fan speed may vary depending on usage. Fan noise is normal and
does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.
CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store
your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting
the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
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AC A D A P T E R C O N N E C T O R — Attach an AC adapter to the computer.
AC adapter
AC adapter connector
NOTE: Use only the AC adapter that came with your computer.
The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC
adapter with your computer turned either on or off.
CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and
power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to
the power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.
CAUTION: Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the floor, when you use
it to run the computer or to charge the battery. Do not cover the AC adapter with papers or other items
that will reduce cooling; also, do not use the AC adapter inside a carrying case.
NOTICE: When you disconnect the AC adapter cable from the computer, grasp the connector, not the
cable itself, and pull firmly but gently to avoid damaging the cable.
USB CONNECTORS
Connects USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer.
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VIDEO CONNECTOR
Connects an external monitor. For more information, see
"Using the Display" in the Dell Latitude 100L Help file. To
access the help file, see page 16.
NETWORK CONNECTOR
Connects the computer to a network. The lights next to the
connector indicate activity for both wired and wireless
network communications.
For information on using the network adapter, see the online
network-adapter documentation supplied with your
computer.
NOTICE: The network connector is slightly larger than the modem connector. To avoid damaging the
computer, do not plug a telephone line into the network connector.
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Bottom View
modem/Mini PCI
card cover
battery/battery
bay
air vent
hard drive
memory module cover
battery latch release
M O D E M /M I N I PC I C A R D C O V E R — Covers the compartment that contains the modem and Mini PCI
card. See page 82.
B A T T E R Y /B A T T E R Y B A Y — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without connecting
the computer to an electrical outlet. See page 37.
A I R V E N T S — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the
computer from overheating.
NOTE: The fan may run constantly, and fan speed may vary depending on usage. Fan noise is normal and
does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.
CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store
your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting
the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
B A T T E R Y L A T C H R E L E A S E — Releases the battery. See page 39 for instructions.
M E M O R Y M O D U L E C O V E R — Covers the compartment that contains the memory module(s) (see
page 80) and the CD or DVD drive latch release (see page 86).
H A R D D R I V E — Stores software and data.
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Setting Up Your Computer
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.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you want to set up an
Internet connection with a different ISP:
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Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and click Internet Explorer.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
3
Click Connect to the Internet.
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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 "Modem and Internet Connection
Problems." 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.
Modem and Internet Connection Problems
NOTICE: Connect the modem to an analog telephone wall jack only. Connecting the modem to a digital
telephone network damages the modem.
NOTICE: Modem and network connectors look similar. Do not plug a telephone line into the network
connector.
NOTE: If you can connect to your Internet service provider (ISP), your modem is functioning properly. If
you are sure that your modem is working properly and you still experience problems, contact your ISP.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K — Disconnect the telephone line from the modem and connect it to
a telephone. Listen for a dial tone. Ensure that you have touchtone telephone service. Try connecting the
modem to a different telephone wall jack.
Slow connection speeds can be caused by telephone noise as well as by telephone line or network
conditions. Contact your telephone company or network administrator for more information.
C O N N E C T T H E M O D E M D I R E C T L Y T O T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K — 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 line to connect the modem directly to the telephone wall jack.
C H E C K T H E C O N N E C T I O N — Verify that the telephone line is connected to the modem.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E — Try using a different telephone line. If you are using a line that is 3 m (10
ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.
I R R E G U L A R D I A L T O N E — If you have voice mail service, you might hear an irregular dial tone when you
have messages. Contact your telephone company for instructions on restoring a dial tone.
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TU R N O F F C A L L W A I T I N G ( C A T C H - P H O N E ) — See your telephone directory for instructions on
deactivating this feature. Then adjust the dial-up networking connection properties.
Windows XP
1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware, click Phone and Modem Options, click the Dialing Rules tab, and
then click Edit.
3 In the Edit Location window, ensure that To disable call waiting, dial: is checked, and then select the
proper code as listed in your telephone directory.
4 Click Apply and click OK.
5 Close the Phone and Modems Options window.
6 Close the Control Panel window.
Windows 2000
1 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Phone and Modem Options.
3 Click the Dialing Rules tab and click Edit.
4 Ensure that To disable call waiting, dial: is checked, and then select the proper code as listed in your
telephone directory.
5 Click Apply and click OK.
6 Close the Phone and Modem Options window.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E M O D E M I S C O M M U N I C A T I N G W I T H W I N D O W S —
Windows XP
1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware and click Phone and Modem Options.
3 Click the Modems tab.
4 Click the COM port for your modem.
5 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.
Windows 2000
1 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2 Double-click Phone and Modem Options.
3 Click the Modems tab.
4 Click the COM port for your modem.
5 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.
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E-Mail Problems
E N S U R E T H A T Y O U A R E C O N N E C T E D T O T H E I N T E R N E T — With the Outlook Express e-mail program
open, click File. If Work Offline has a check mark next to it, click the check mark to remove it and connect
to the Internet.
Transferring Information to a New Computer
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides a Files and Settings Transfer wizard to
move data from the source computer to the new computer. You can move data such as:
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E-mails
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Toolbar settings
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Window sizes
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Internet bookmarks
You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network connection, or you can store it on a
removable medium, such as a writable CD or floppy disk.
To prepare the new computer for the file transfer:
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then click
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
2
When the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen appears, click Next.
3
On the Which computer is this? screen, click New Computer and click Next.
4
On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click I will use the wizard from the
Windows XP CD and click Next.
5
When the Now go to your old computer screen appears, go to your old or source computer.
Do not click Next at this time.
To copy data from the old computer:
1
On the old computer, insert the Windows XP Operating System CD.
2
On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP screen, click Perform additional tasks.
3
Under What do you want to do?, click Transfer files and settings.
4
On the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen, click Next.
5
On the Which computer is this? screen, click Old Computer and click Next.
6
On the Select a transfer method screen, click the transfer method you prefer.
7
On the What do you want to transfer? screen, select the items you want to transfer and click
Next.
After the information has been copied, the Completing the Collection Phase screen appears.
8
Click Finish.
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To transfer data to the new computer:
1
On the Now go to your old computer screen on the new computer, click Next.
2
On the Where are the files and settings? screen, select the method you chose for transferring
your settings and files and click Next.
The wizard reads the collected files and settings and applies them to your new computer.
When all of the settings and files have been applied, the Finished screen appears.
3
Click Finished and restart the new 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 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 USB Printer
NOTE: You can connect USB devices while the computer is turned on.
1
Complete the operating system setup if you have not already done so.
2
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with your printer.
3
Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connectors on the computer and the printer. The
USB connectors fit only one way.
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USB connector on computer
USB printer cable
USB connector
on printer
Printer Problems
C H E C K T H E P R I N T E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — Ensure that the printer cable is properly connected to the
computer (see page 33).
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another
device, such as a lamp.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S T U R N E D O N — See the documentation supplied with the printer.
VE R I F Y T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E P R I N T E R —
Windows XP
1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
3 Click View installed printers or fax printers. If the printer model is listed, right-click the printer icon.
4 Click Properties and click the Ports tab. Ensure that the Print to the following port(s): setting is LPT1
(Printer Port).
Windows 2000
1 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
If the printer model is listed, right-click the printer icon.
2 Click Properties and click the Ports tab.
3 Ensure that the Print to the following port: option is set for your printer type:
• For a parallel printer: LPT1 (Printer Port)
• For a USB printer: USB
R E I N S T A L L T H E P R I N T E R D R I V E R — See page 69.
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Power Protection Devices
Several devices are available to protect against power fluctuations and failures:
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Surge protectors
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Line conditioners
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Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Surge Protectors
Surge protectors and power strips equipped with surge protection help to prevent damage to your
computer from voltage spikes that can occur during electrical storms or following power
interruptions. The level of protection is usually commensurate with the cost of the surge protector.
Some surge protector manufacturers include warranty coverage for certain types of damage.
Carefully read the device warranty when choosing a surge protector. A device with a higher joule
rating offers more protection. Compare joule ratings to determine the relative effectiveness of
different devices.
NOTICE: Most surge protectors do not protect against power fluctuations or power interruptions
caused by nearby lightning strikes. When lightning occurs in your area, disconnect the telephone line
from the telephone wall jack and disconnect your computer from the electrical outlet.
Many surge protectors have a telephone jack for modem protection. See the surge protector
documentation for modem connection instructions.
NOTICE: Not all surge protectors offer network adapter protection. Disconnect the network cable from
the network wall jack during electrical storms.
Line Conditioners
NOTICE: Line conditioners do not protect against power interruptions.
Line conditioners are designed to maintain AC voltage at a fairly constant level.
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
NOTICE: Loss of power while data is being saved to the hard drive may result in data loss or file damage.
NOTE: To ensure maximum battery operating time, connect only your computer to a UPS. Connect other
devices, such as a printer, to a separate power strip that provides surge protection.
A UPS protects against power fluctuations and interruptions. UPS devices contain a battery that
provides temporary power to connected devices when AC power is interrupted. The battery charges
while AC power is available. See the UPS manufacturer documentation for information on battery
operating time and to ensure that the device is approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
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Turning Off Your Computer
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, save and close any open files and exit any open programs before you shut
down the computer.
NOTE: As an alternative to turning off your computer, you can set your computer to enter standby or
hibernate mode. For more information, see the Dell Latitude 100L Help file. To access the help file, see
page 16.
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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Battery Performance
NOTE: Batteries for portable computers are covered only during the initial one-year period of the limited
warranty for your computer. For more information about the Dell warranty for your computer, see
page 127 or the separate paper warranty document that shipped with your computer.
Use a battery to power the computer when it is not connected to an electrical outlet. One battery is
supplied as standard equipment in the battery bay.
Battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions. Operating time may be
significantly reduced when you perform operations including, but not limited to, the following:
NOTE: It is recommended that you connect your computer to an electrical outlet when writing to a CD.
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Using optical drives, especially DVD and CD-RW drives.
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Using wireless communications devices, PC Cards, or USB devices.
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Using high-brightness display settings.
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Using 3D screen savers or other power-intensive programs such as 3D games and engineering
programs.
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Running the computer in maximum performance mode. See "Power Management" in the
Dell Latitude 100L Help file for more information. To access the help file, see page 16.
You can set power management options to alert you when the battery charge is low.
CAUTION: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the
battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The lithium-ion battery is designed to work
with your Dell™ computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.
CAUTION: Do not dispose of batteries with household waste. When your battery no longer holds a
charge, call your local waste disposal or environmental agency for advice on disposing of a lithium-ion
battery. See "SAFETY: Battery Disposal" on page 13.
CAUTION: Misuse of the battery may increase the risk of fire or chemical burn. Do not puncture,
incinerate, disassemble, or expose the battery to temperatures above 65°C (149°F). Keep the battery
away from children. Handle damaged or leaking batteries with extreme care. Damaged batteries may
leak and cause personal injury or equipment damage.
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Checking the Battery Charge
The Microsoft® Windows® power meter window and
icon, the battery charge gauge, and the
low-battery warning provide information on the battery charge.
Power Meter
The Windows power meter indicates the remaining battery charge. To check the power meter,
double-click the
icon on the taskbar. For more information on the Power Meter tab, see
"Power Management" in the Dell Latitude 100L Help file. To access the help file, see page 16.
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, a
icon appears.
Low-Battery Warning
NOTICE: To avoid losing or corrupting data, save your work immediately after a low-battery warning.
Then connect the computer to an electrical outlet. If the battery runs completely out of power, hibernate
mode begins automatically.
A pop-up window warns you when the battery charge is approximately 90 percent depleted. For
more information on low-battery alarms, see "Power Management" in the Dell Latitude 100L Help
file. To access the help file, see page 16.
Charging the Battery
NOTE: The AC adapter charges a completely discharged battery in approximately 3 hours with the
computer turned off. Charge time is significantly longer if the computer is on and running at high
processor speeds and system activity levels. Running the computer at high system activity levels for
extended periods of time may prevent the battery from charging.
When you connect the computer to an electrical outlet or install a battery while the computer is
connected to an electrical outlet, the computer checks the battery charge and temperature. If
necessary, the AC adapter then charges the battery and maintains the battery charge.
If the battery is hot from being used in your computer or being in a hot environment, the battery
may not charge when you connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
The battery is too hot to start charging if the
light flashes alternately green and orange.
Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet and allow the computer and the battery to cool
to room temperature. Then connect the computer to an electrical outlet to continue charging the
battery.
NOTE: You can leave the battery in the computer as long as you like. The battery internal circuitry
prevents the battery from overcharging.
For more information on resolving problems with a battery, see "Power Management" in the Dell
Latitude 100L Help file. To access the help file, see page 16.
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Removing a Battery
CAUTION: Before performing these procedures, disconnect the modem from the telephone wall jack.
1
Ensure that the computer is turned off or connected to an electrical outlet.
2
Slide and hold the battery latch.
3
Remove the battery.
battery
battery latch
Installing a Battery
Slide the battery into the battery bay until the latch clicks.
Storing a Battery
Remove the battery when you store your computer for an extended period of time. A battery
discharges during prolonged storage. After a long storage period, recharge the battery fully before
you use it.
Battery and Power Problems
NOTE: See the Dell Latitude 100L Help file for information on standby mode. To access the help file, see
page 16.
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C H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T — When the power light is lit or blinking, the computer has power. If the
power light is blinking, the computer is in standby mode—press the power button to exit standby mode. If
the light is off, press the power button to turn on the computer or exit a power management mode. If the
computer does not turn on, press and hold the power button for several seconds.
C H A R G E T H E B A T T E R Y — The battery charge may be depleted.
1 Reinstall the battery.
2 Use the AC adapter to connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
3 Turn on the computer.
— If the battery status light flashes orange or is a steady orange, the
battery charge is low or depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
CHECK THE BATTERY STATUS LIGHT
If the battery status light flashes green and orange, the battery is too hot to charge. Turn off the computer
(see page 36), disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet, and then let the battery and computer
cool to room temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective. Contact Dell (see page 106).
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another
device, such as a lamp.
C H E C K T H E AC A D A P T E R — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the AC adapter has a light,
ensure that the light is on.
C O N N E C T T H E C O M P U T E R D I R E C T L Y T O A N E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Bypass power protection devices,
power strips, and the extension cable to verify that the computer turns on.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, or other
appliances.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — See the Dell Latitude 100L Help file or search for the keyword
standby in the Help and Support Center. To access help, see page 16.
R E S E A T T H E M E M O R Y M O D U L E S — If the computer power light turns on but the display remains blank,
reseat the memory modules (see page 80).
If the battery is not charging
S H U T D O W N T H E C O M P U T E R — Charge time is significantly longer if the computer is on and running at
high processor speeds and system activity levels. Running the computer at high system activity levels for
extended periods of time may prevent the battery from charging.
If battery life is short
S E E "B A T T E R Y P E R F O R M A N C E " O N P A G E 3 7 — Operating time may be significantly reduced under
certain conditions.
O P T I M I Z E P R O C E S S O R P E R F O R M A N C E A N D P O W E R C O N S U M P T I O N — See page 100.
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Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Dell™ AccessDirect™ Button
Press this button to launch a frequently used program, such as support and educational tools or
your default Internet browser.
Reprogramming the Button
To change the reprogrammable button settings or to find information on using the button:
1
Click the Start button→ Control Panel→ Printers and Other Hardware→ Keyboard icon.
2
Click the AccessDirect tab.
3
Click the Help button and follow the instructions on the screen.
Numeric Keypad
numeric keypad
The numeric keypad functions like the numeric keypad on an external keyboard. Each key on the
keypad has multiple functions. The keypad numbers and symbols are marked in blue on the right of
the keypad keys.
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To enable the keypad, press <Fn><F11>. The
9
light indicates that the keypad is active.
To use the numeric function when the keypad is enabled, press <Fn> and the desired key.
To disable the keypad, press <Fn><F11> again.
Keyboard Shortcuts
System Functions
<Ctrl><Shift><Esc>
Opens the Task Manager window
<Fn><F11>
Enables and disables the numeric keypad
<Fn><F12>
Enables and disables the scroll lock
CD or DVD Tray
<Fn><F10>
Ejects the tray out of the drive.
Display Functions
<Fn><F8>
Switches the video image to the next display option. The
options include the integrated display, an external
monitor, and both displays simultaneously.
If you are playing a DVD or watching a streaming video,
<Fn><F8> is disabled.
<Fn> and up-arrow key Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not
on an external monitor).
<Fn> and down-arrow
key
Decreases brightness on the integrated display only (not
on an external monitor).
Power Management
<Fn><Esc>
Activates a power management mode. You can
reprogram this keyboard shortcut to activate a different
power management mode using the Advanced tab in the
Power Options Properties window. See "Power
Management" in the Dell Latitude 100L Help file for
more information. To access the help file, see page 16.
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Speaker Functions
<Fn><PageUp>
Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and
external speakers, if attached
<Fn><PageDn>
Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and
external speakers, if attached
<Fn><End>
Enables and disables the integrated speakers and external
speakers, if attached
Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions
Windows logo key and
<m>
Minimizes all open windows
Windows logo key and
<Shift><m>
Maximizes all windows
Windows logo key and <e> Runs Windows Explorer
Windows logo key and <r> Opens the Run dialog box
Windows logo key and <f> Opens the Search Results dialog box
Windows logo key and
<Ctrl><f>
Opens the Search Results-Computer dialog box (if
the computer is connected to a network)
Windows logo key and
<Pause>
Opens the System Properties dialog box
To adjust keyboard operation, such as the character repeat rate, click the Start button→ Control
Panel→ Printers and Other Hardware→ Keyboard. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Touch Pad
The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the cursor
on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse.
touch pad
touch pad buttons
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To move the cursor, lightly slide your finger over the touch pad.
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To select an object, lightly tap once on the surface of the touch pad or use your thumb to
press the left touch-pad button.
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To select and move (or drag) an object, position the cursor on the object and tap down-updown on the touch pad. On the second down motion, leave your finger on the touch pad and
move the selected object by sliding your finger over the surface.
•
To double-click an object, position the cursor on the object and tap twice on the touch pad or
use your thumb to press the left touch-pad button twice.
Customizing the Touch Pad
You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust its settings.
1
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
2
Click Mouse.
3
In the Mouse Properties window, click the Device Settings tab.
To disable the touch pad or mouse, highlight the device and click Disable.
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To change the touch pad or mouse settings, highlight the device, click Settings, select the
desired setting(s), and then click Apply.
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Click OK to save the settings and close the window, and then click OK again to exit the
Mouse Properties window.
Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
CHECK THE TOUCH PAD SETTINGS —
Windows XP
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
2 Click Mouse.
3 Try adjusting the settings.
Windows 2000
1 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2 Double-click the Mouse icon.
3 Try adjusting the settings.
C H E C K T H E M O U S E C A B L E — Shut down the computer (see page 36). Disconnect the mouse cable and
check it for damage. Firmly reconnect the cable.
If you are using a mouse extension cable, disconnect it and connect the mouse directly to the computer.
TO V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E M O U S E , C H E C K T H E T O U C H P A D —
1 Shut down the computer (see page 36).
2 Disconnect the mouse.
3 Turn on the computer.
4 At the Windows desktop, use the touch pad to move the cursor around, select an icon, and open it.
If the touch pad operates correctly, the mouse may be defective.
R E I N S T A L L T H E T O U C H P A D D R I V E R — See page 69.
External Keyboard Problems
NOTE: When you attach an external keyboard, the integrated keyboard remains fully functional.
C H E C K T H E K E Y B O A R D C A B L E — Shut down the computer (see page 36). Disconnect the keyboard cable
and check it for damage. Firmly reconnect the cable.
If you are using a keyboard extension cable, disconnect it and connect the keyboard directly to the
computer.
CHECK THE EXTERNAL KEYBOARD —
1 Shut down the computer (see page 36), wait 1 minute, and turn it on again.
2 Verify that the numbers, capitals, and scroll lock lights on the keyboard blink during the boot routine.
3 From the Windows® desktop, click the Start button, point to All Programs (Programs in Windows 2000),
point to Accessories, and click Notepad.
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4 Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display.
If you cannot verify these steps, you may have a defective external keyboard.
TO V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E E X T E R N A L K E Y B O A R D , C H E C K T H E I N T E G R A T E D
KEYBOARD —
1 Shut down the computer (see page 36).
2 Disconnect the external keyboard.
3 Turn on the computer.
4 From the Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to All Programs (Programs in Windows 2000),
point to Accessories, and click Notepad.
5 Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display.
If the characters appear now but did not with the external keyboard, you may have a defective external
keyboard. Contact Dell (see page 106).
Unexpected Characters
D I S A B L E T H E N U M E R I C K E Y P A D — Press <Fn><F11> to disable the numeric keypad if numbers are
displayed instead of letters. Verify that the numbers lock light is not lit.
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Using CDs and DVDs
For information about using CDs and DVDs in your computer, see the Dell Latitude 100L Help
file. To access the help file, see page 16.
CD or DVD Problems
If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, or DVD
NOTE: Because of different worldwide file types, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives.
High-speed CD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise. This noise does not indicate a
defect with the drive or the CD.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — In Windows XP, click the Start button and click
My Computer. In other operating systems, double-click My Computer. If the 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. Insert a bootable disk and restart the computer.
TR Y A N O T H E R D I S C — Insert another disc to eliminate the possibility that the original disc is defective.
ENSURE THAT THE CD IS SNAPPED TO THE SPINDLE ON THE CD DRIVE TRAY
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — 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.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E O R D I S C — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Dell Latitude 100L Help file for
instructions. To access the help file, see page 16.
If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray
1 Ensure that the computer is shut down and turned off (see page 36).
2 Straighten a paper clip and insert one end into the eject hole at the front of the drive; push firmly until the
tray is partially ejected.
3 Gently pull out the tray until it stops.
If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound
• Ensure that the sound is not caused by the program that is running.
• Ensure that the disk or disc is inserted properly.
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If the CD-RW drive stops writing
D I S A B L E S T A N D B Y M O D E I N W I N D O W S B E F O R E W R I T I N G T O A CD-R W — Search for the keyword
standby in the Help and Support Center. To access help, see page 16.
C H A N G E T H E W R I T E S P E E D T O A S L O W E R R A T E — See the help files for your CD creation software.
E X I T A L L O T H E R O P E N P R O G R A M S — Exiting all other open programs before writing to the CD-RW may
alleviate the problem.
Sound and Speaker Problems
If you have a problem with integrated speakers
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S ® V O L U M E C O N T R O L — 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. Adjust the volume
controls to eliminate distortion.
A D J U S T T H E V O L U M E U S I N G K E Y B O A R D S H O R T C U T S — Press <Fn><End> to disable (mute) or
reenable the integrated speakers.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D ( A U D I O ) D R I V E R — See page 69.
If you have a problem with external speakers
NOTE: The volume control in some MP3 players overrides the Windows volume setting. If you have been
listening to MP3 songs, make sure that you did not turn the player volume down
or off.
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — See the setup diagram supplied with the speakers.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another
device, such as a lamp.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E S P E A K E R S A R E T U R N E D O N — See the setup diagram supplied with the speakers.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — 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. Adjust the volume
controls to eliminate distortion.
TE S T T H E S P E A K E R S — Plug the speaker audio cable into the line-out connector on the computer. Ensure
that the headphone volume control is turned up. Play a music CD.
R U N T H E S P E A K E R S E L F - T E S T — Some speaker systems have a self-test button on the subwoofer. See the
speaker documentation for self-test instructions.
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E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen lamps to
check for interference.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D ( A U D I O ) D R I V E R — See page 69.
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.
Currently, there are five DVD writable disc formats available: DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVDRW and DVD-RAM. The DVD-writable drives installed in Dell™ computers will write to DVD+R
and DVD+RW media, as well as read DVD-R and DVD-RW media, but the drives will not write to
and may not read DVD-RAM media. The commercially available DVD players for home theater
systems may or may not read all five formats.
NOTE: Most commercial DVDs have copyright protection and cannot be copied using Sonic
RecordNow.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs (Programs in Windows 2000)→ Sonic→
RecordNow!→ RecordNow!
2
Click either the audio tab or the data tab, depending on the kind of CD or DVD you are
planning to copy.
3
Click Exact Copy.
4
To copy the CD or DVD:
•
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.
•
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.
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Once you have finished copying the source CD or DVD, the CD or DVD that you have created
automatically ejects.
Using Blank CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD+Rs, and DVD+RWs
Your CD-RW drive can write to two different types of recording media—CD-Rs and CD-RWs
(including High-Speed 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.
Your DVD writable drive can write to four different types of recording media—CD-Rs, CD-RWs
(including High-Speed CD-RWs), DVD+Rs, and DVD+RWs. Blank DVD+Rs can be used to
permanently store large amounts of information. After creating a DVD+R disc, you may not be
able to write to that disc again, depending on whether or not the disc is "finalized" or "closed" (the
final stage of the disc creation process). Use blank DVD+RWs when you will need to erase, rewrite,
or update the information on that disc later.
Helpful Tips
•
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.
•
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.
•
You cannot create audio DVDs with Sonic RecordNow.
•
Music MP3 files can be played only on MP3 players or on computers that have MP3 software
installed.
•
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.
•
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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Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to a Network Adapter
Before you connect your computer to a network, the computer must have a network adapter
installed and a network cable connected to it.
To connect a network cable:
1
Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on your computer.
NOTE: Insert the cable until it clicks into place, and then gently pull it to ensure that it is secure.
2
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.
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.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ Communications, and then
click Network Setup Wizard.
2
On the welcome screen, click Next.
3
Click Checklist for creating a network.
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NOTE: Selecting the connection method This computer connects directly to the Internet enables the
integrated firewall provided with Windows XP.
4
Complete the checklist and required preparations, and return to the Network Setup Wizard.
5
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Network Problems
NOTE: A green or blinking link light could also indicate the presence of an active wireless network link in
the area.
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K C A B L E C O N N E C T O R — Ensure that the network cable connector is firmly
connected to the connector on the computer and the network wall jack.
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K L I G H T S O N T H E N E T W O R K C O N N E C T O R — Green indicates that the network
connection is active. If the status light is not green, try replacing the network cable. Amber indicates that
the network adapter driver is loaded and the adapter is detecting activity.
R E P L A C E T H E N E T W O R K C A B L E — Try using a different cable. If there is more than one available network
connector, try plugging the cable into a different connector.
R E S T A R T T H E C O M P U T E R — Try to log on to the network again.
C O N T A C T Y O U R N E T W O R K A D M I N I S T R A T O R — Verify that your network settings are correct and that the
network is functioning.
Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network
NOTE: These networking instructions do not apply to Bluetooth™ or cellular products.
Determining Your Network Type
NOTE: Most wireless networks are of the infrastructure type.
Wireless networks fall into two categories—infrastructure networks and ad-hoc networks. An
infrastructure network uses routers or access points to connect several computers. An ad-hoc
network does not use routers or access points and consists of computers that broadcast to one
another.
infrastructure network
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Connecting to a Wireless Network in Microsoft® Windows® XP
Your wireless network card requires specific software and drivers in order to connect to a network.
The software is already installed. If the software is removed or corrupted, follow the instructions
included in the user's guide for your wireless network card. The user’s guide is located on your
Drivers and Utilities CD (that came with your computer) in the "User’s Guides-Network User’s
Guides" category. The user’s guide is also available on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com.
1
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Switch to Classic View.
2
Double-click Network Connections.
3
Click Wireless Network Connection.
The Wireless Network Connection icon is highlighted.
4
Under Network Tasks in the left-hand pane, click Change settings of this connection.
The Wireless Network Connection Properties window appears.
5
Click the Wireless Networks tab.
NOTE: The names of wireless networks that your computer can detect are listed under Available
Networks.
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Click Add.
The Wireless network properties window appears.
NOTE: If you are using a WPA-protected network, and the Association tab does not give you the option
to select WPA, download the WPA wireless security update from the Microsoft support site.
7
Enter the name of your network in the Network name (SSID) field.
8
If you do not need to configure security settings, go to step 9.
If you choose to configure security settings (optional), go to "Configuring Security Settings
(Optional)" on page 55.
9
Click OK.
Your new network name appears in the Preferred networks field, and your network setup is
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Configuring Security Settings (Optional)
Choose one of the following connection options based on the security settings for your network:
•
Connecting to a Network with Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) Security Requirements
•
Connecting to a Network with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Security Requirements
NOTE: Network security settings are unique to your network. Dell cannot provide this information.
Connecting to a Network With Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) Security Requirements
1
In the Preferred networks field, click the name of your wireless network.
2
Click Properties.
3
From the Network Authentication drop-down menu, select Open.
Earlier versions of Dell™ wireless network software may not contain the drop-down menu. If
you are using an earlier version, click to check the Data encryption (WEP enabled) check box
and go to step 5.
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From the Data encryption drop-down menu, select WEP.
5
If the wireless network does not require a network key, such as a password, go to step 9.
6
Click to uncheck the The key is provided for me automatically check box.
7
Enter the WEP network key in the Network key field.
8
Enter the WEP network key again in the Confirm network key field.
NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.
9
Click OK.
Your network setup is complete.
Connecting to a Network With Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Security Requirements
The following instructions are basic steps for connecting to a WPA network. If your network
requires a user name, password, or domain settings, consult the setup instructions in the user’s
guide for your wireless network card.
NOTE: WPA protocols require that you know the network authentication and data encryption settings
for your wireless network. In addition, your WPA-protected network may require special settings such as
a network key, user name, password, and domain name.
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In the Preferred networks field, click the name of your wireless network.
2
Click Properties.
3
From the Network Authentication drop-down menu, select your network authentication
type.
If you are using a WPA-protected network, and the Association tab does not give you the
option to select WPA, download the WPA wireless security update from the Microsoft
support site.
4
From the Data encryption drop-down menu, select your data encryption type.
5
If your wireless network requires a key, enter it in the Network key field.
NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.
6
Click OK.
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Solving Problems
Dell Diagnostics
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions at the
front of this document (see page 9).
When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in "Solving Problems" and run
the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance.
NOTICE: The Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell™ computers.
The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.
NOTE: If your computer cannot display a screen image, contact Dell.
1
Shut down the computer.
2
If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation
that came with your docking device for instructions.
3
Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
4
Turn on the computer. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
NOTE: If you cannot see anything on your display, hold down <Fn> and press the computer’s power
button to begin the Dell Diagnostics. The computer automatically runs the Pre-boot System Assessment.
NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell
Diagnostics from your Drivers and Utilities CD.
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.
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When the boot device list appears, highlight Diagnostics and press <Enter>.
The computer runs the Pre-boot System Assessment, a series of initial tests of your system
board, keyboard, hard drive, and display.
•
During the assessment, answer any questions that appear.
•
If a failure is detected, the computer stops and beeps. To stop the assessment and restart
the computer, press <n>; to continue to the next test, press <y>; to retest the
component that failed, press <r>.
•
If failures are detected during the Pre-boot System Assessment, write down the error
code(s) and contact Dell before continuing on to the Dell Diagnostics.
If the Pre-boot System Assessment completes successfully, you receive the message Booting
Dell Diagnostic Utility Partition. Press any key to continue.
6
Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard
drive.
7
When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run.
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu
1
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.
2
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.
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.
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If you run a test from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option, click the applicable tab
described in the following table for more information.
Tab
Function
Results
Displays the results of the test and any error conditions
encountered.
Errors
Displays error conditions encountered, error codes, and
the problem description.
Help
Describes the test and may indicate requirements for
running the test.
Configuration
Displays your hardware configuration for the selected
device.
The Dell Diagnostics obtains configuration information
for all devices from system setup, 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.
When the tests are complete, 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.
Error Messages
If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system or the program that
was running at the time the message appeared.
T H E F I L E B E I N G C O P I E D I S T O O L A R G E F O R T H E D E S T I N A T I O N D R I V E — The file that you are trying
to copy is too large to fit on the disk, or the disk is too full. Try copying the file to a different disk or use
a larger capacity disk.
A F I L E N A M E C A N N O T C O N T A I N A N Y O F T H E F O L L O W I N G C H A R A C T E R S : \ / : * ? “ < > | — Do not
use these characters in filenames.
I N S E R T B O O T A B L E M E D I A — The operating system is trying to boot to a nonbootable floppy disk or
CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD.
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I N V A L I D C O N F I G U R A T I O N I N F O R M A T I O N - P L E A S E R U N S YS T E M S E T U P P R O G R A M — The system
configuration information does not match the hardware configuration. This message is most likely to
occur after a memory module is installed. Correct the appropriate options in the system setup program.
See "Using the System Setup Program" on page 98.
K E Y B O A R D C L O C K L I N E F A I L U R E — For external keyboards, check the cable connection. Run the
Keyboard Controller test as described in "Dell Diagnostics."
K E Y B O A R D C O N T R O L L E R F A I L U R E — For external keyboards, check the cable connection. Restart the
computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or the mouse during the boot routine. Run the Keyboard
Controller test as described in "Dell Diagnostics" (see page 59).
K E Y B O A R D D A T A L I N E F A I L U R E — For external keyboards, check the cable connection. Run the
Keyboard Controller test as described in "Dell Diagnostics" (see page 59).
K E Y B O A R D S T U C K K E Y F A I L U R E — For external keyboards or keypads, check the cable connection.
Restart the computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or keys during the boot routine. Run the Stuck
Key test as described in "Dell Diagnostics" (see page 59).
Video and Display Problems
If the display is blank
NOTE: If you are using a program that requires a higher resolution than your computer supports, it is
recommended that you attach an external monitor to your computer.
CHECK THE
L I G H T — When the
light is blinking, the computer has power.
• If the
light is blinking, the computer is in standby mode—press the power button to exit standby
mode.
• If the
light is off, press the power button.
• If the
light is on, your power management settings may have caused the display to turn off. Try
pressing any key or move the cursor to exit standby mode.
C H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y — If you are using a battery to power your computer, the battery charge may be
depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet using the AC adapter, and turn on the
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TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another
device, such as a lamp.
C H E C K T H E AC A D A P T E R — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the AC adapter has a light,
ensure that it is on.
C O N N E C T T H E C O M P U T E R D I R E C T L Y T O A N E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Bypass power protection devices,
power strips, and the extension cable to verify that the computer turns on. To access the help file, see
page 16.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — Search for the keyword standby in the Windows Help and
Support Center. To access the help file, see page 16.
S W I T C H T H E V I D E O I M A G E — If your computer is attached to an external monitor, press <Fn><F8>
to switch the video image to the display.
NOTE: If you are playing a DVD or watching a streaming video, <Fn><F8> is disabled.
If the display is difficult to read
A D J U S T T H E B R I G H T N E S S — See the Dell Latitude 100L Help file for instructions on adjusting the
brightness. To access the help file, see page 16.
M O V E T H E S U B W O O F E R A W A Y F R O M T H E C O M P U T E R O R M O N I T O R — If your external speaker system
includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or
external monitor.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, or
other appliances.
R O T A T E T H E C O M P U T E R T O F A C E A D I F F E R E N T D I R E C T I O N — Eliminate sunlight glare, which can
cause poor picture quality.
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ADJUST THE WINDOWS DISPLAY SETTINGS —
Windows XP
1 Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Appearance and Themes.
3 Click the area you want to change or click the Display icon.
4 Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution.
Windows 2000
1 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2 Double-click the Display icon and click the Settings tab.
3 Try different settings for Colors, Screen area, and Advanced Settings.
S E E "E R R O R M E S S A G E S " — If an error message appears, see page 61.
If only part of the display is readable
CONNECT AN EXTERNAL MONITOR —
1 Turn off your computer and connect an external monitor to the computer.
2 Turn on the computer and the monitor, and adjust the monitor brightness and contrast controls.
If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. Contact Dell
(see page 106).
Scanner Problems
C H E C K T H E P O W E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the scanner power cable is firmly connected
to a working electrical power source and that the scanner is turned on.
C H E C K T H E S C A N N E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the scanner cable is firmly connected to the
computer and to the scanner.
U N L O C K T H E S C A N N E R — Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a locking tab or button.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R — See the scanner documentation for instructions.
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Drive Problems
NOTE: For information on saving files to a floppy disk, see the Dell Latitude 100L Help file. To access the
help file, see page 16.
If you cannot save a file to a floppy drive
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — In Windows XP, click the Start button and click
My Computer. In other operating systems, double-click My Computer. If the 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. Insert a bootable disk and restart the computer.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E D I S K I S N O T W R I T E - P R O T E C T E D — You cannot save data to a write-protected disk.
See the following figure.
write-protected
not writeprotected
back of floppy disk
TR Y A N O T H E R F L O P P Y D I S K — Insert another disk to eliminate the possibility that the original disk is
defective.
RECONNECT THE DRIVE —
1 Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer.
2 Disconnect and reconnect the drive.
3 Turn on the computer.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Dell Latitude 100L Help file for
instructions. To access the help file, see page 16.
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If you have problems with a hard drive
A L L O W T H E C O M P U T E R T O C O O L B E F O R E T U R N I N G I T O N — A hot hard drive may prevent the
operating system from starting. Try allowing the computer to return to room temperature before
turning it on.
CHECK THE DRIVE FOR ERRORS —
1 In Windows XP, click the Start button and click My Computer. In Windows 2000, double-click My
Computer.
2 Right-click the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and then click Properties.
3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
5 Click Start.
PC Card Problems
C H E C K T H E PC C A R D — Ensure that the PC Card is properly inserted into the connector.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E C A R D I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y W I N D O W S — Double-click the Safely Remove
Hardware (Unplug or Eject Hardware in Windows 2000) icon in the Windows taskbar. Ensure that the
card is listed.
I F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A D E L L - P R O V I D E D P C C A R D — Contact Dell (see page 106).
I F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A PC C A R D N O T P R O V I D E D B Y D E L L — Contact the PC Card
manufacturer.
General Program Problems
NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk or CD.
A program crashes
S E E T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N — Many software manufacturers maintain websites with
information that may help you solve the problem. Ensure that you properly installed and configured the
program. Reinstall the program if necessary.
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A program stops responding
END THE PROGRAM —
1 Simultaneously press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc>.
2 Click the Applications tab, and then select the program that is no longer responding.
3 Click End Task.
Error messages appear
R E V I E W " E R R O R M E S S A G E S " O N P A G E 6 1 — Look up the message and take the appropriate action.
See the software documentation.
Resolving Other Technical Problems
G O T O T H E D E L L S U P P O R T W E B S I T E — Go to support.dell.com for help with general usage,
installation, and troubleshooting questions.
E - M A I L D E L L — Go to support.dell.com and then click E-Mail Dell in the Communicate list. Send
an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell
within hours.
C O N T A C T D E L L — If you cannot solve your problem using the Dell™ Support website or e-mail
service, call Dell for technical assistance (see page 106).
If Your Computer Gets Wet
CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do so. If the computer is
connected to an electrical outlet, it is recommended that you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker
before attempting to remove the power cables from the electrical outlet. Use the utmost caution when
removing wet cables from a live power source.
1
Shut down the computer (see page 36), disconnect the AC adapter from the computer, and
then disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
2
Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from their power sources and
then from the computer.
3
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer.
4
Remove any installed PC Cards, and put them in a safe place to dry.
5
Remove the battery.
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Wipe off the battery and put it in a safe place to dry.
7
Wipe off the display.
8
Remove the hard drive (see page 78).
9
Remove the memory module(s) (see page 80).
10
Open the display and place the computer right-side up across two books or similar props to let
air circulate all around it. Let the computer dry for at least 24 hours in a dry area at room
temperature.
NOTICE: Do not use artificial means, such as a hair dryer or a fan, to speed the drying process.
CAUTION: To help prevent electrical shock, verify that the computer is thoroughly dry before
continuing with the rest of this procedure.
11
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer.
12
Replace the memory module(s), the memory module cover, and the screw(s).
13
Replace the hard drive.
14
Replace any PC Cards you removed.
15
Replace the battery.
16
Turn on the computer and verify that it is working properly.
NOTE: For information on your warranty coverage, see page 127 or the separate paper warranty
document that shipped with your computer.
If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact Dell
(see page 106).
If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer (see
page 36).
2
Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer and from the electrical outlet.
3
Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from their power sources and
then from the computer.
4
Remove and reinstall the battery.
5
Turn on the computer.
NOTE: For information on your warranty coverage, see page 127 or the separate paper warranty
document that shipped with your computer.
If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact Dell
(see page 106).
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Drivers
What Is a Driver?
A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse, or keyboard. All devices require
a driver program.
A driver acts like a translator between the device and the programs that use the device. Each device
has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver recognizes.
Many drivers such as the keyboard driver come with your Microsoft® Windows® operating system.
You may need to install drivers if:
•
You upgrade your operating system.
•
You reinstall your operating system.
•
You connect or install a new device.
If you experience a problem with any device, perform the steps in the following sections to identify
whether the driver is the source of your problem and to update the driver, if necessary.
Identifying Drivers
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
In the Control Panel window, under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
3
In the Performance and Maintenance window, click System.
4
In the System Properties screen, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
In the Device Manager window, scroll down the list to see if any device has an exclamation
point (a yellow circle with a [!]) on the device icon.
If an exclamation point is next to the device name, you may need to reinstall the driver or
install a new driver.
Reinstalling Drivers
NOTICE: The Dell Support website and your Drivers and Utilities CD provide approved drivers for Dell™
computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly.
Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver, use Windows XP Device
Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the previously installed version.
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To use Device Driver Rollback:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
In the Control Panel window, under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
3
In the Performance and Maintenance window, click System.
4
In the System Properties screen, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
In the Device Manager window, right-click the device for which the new driver was installed,
and then click Properties.
7
Click the Drivers tab.
8
Click Roll Back Driver.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore (see page 72) to
return your operating system to the operating state it was in before you installed the new driver.
Using the Drivers and Utilities CD
If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore (see page 72) does not resolve the problem, then
reinstall the driver from the Drivers and Utilities CD.
1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.
In most cases, the CD starts running automatically. If it does not, start Windows Explorer,
click your CD drive directory to display the CD contents, and then double-click the
autorcd.exe file. The first time that you run the CD, it might prompt you to install setup files.
Click OK, and follow the instructions on the screen to continue.
3
From the Language drop-down menu in the toolbar, select your preferred language for the
driver or utility (if available).
A welcome screen appears.
4
Click Next. The CD automatically scans your hardware to detect drivers and utilities used by
your computer.
After the CD completes the hardware scan, you can also detect other drivers and utilities.
Under Search Criteria, select the appropriate categories from the System Model, Operating
System, and Topic drop-down menus.
A link or links appear(s) for the specific drivers and utilities used by your computer.
5
Click the link of a specific driver or utility to display information about the driver or utility
that you want to install.
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Click the Install button (if present) to begin installing the driver or utility. At the welcome
screen, follow the screen prompts to complete the installation.
If no Install button is present, automatic installation is not an option. For installation
instructions, either see the appropriate instructions in the following subsections, or click
Extract, follow the extracting instructions, and read the readme file.
If instructed to navigate to the driver files, click the CD directory on the driver information
window to display the files associated with that driver.
Manually Reinstalling Drivers for Windows XP
1
After extracting the driver files to your hard drive as described in the previous section, click
the Start button and right-click My Computer.
2
Click Properties.
3
Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4
Double-click the type of device for which you are installing the driver (for example, Modems
or Infrared devices).
5
Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver.
6
Click the Driver tab and click Update Driver.
7
Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next.
8
Click Browse, and browse to the location to which you previously extracted the driver files.
9
When the name of the appropriate driver appears, click Next.
10
Click Finish and restart your computer.
Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
If a device is either not detected during the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly
configured, you can use the Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the incompatibility.
To resolve incompatibilities using the Hardware Troubleshooter:
1
Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2
Type hardware troubleshooter in the Search field and click the arrow to start the search.
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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Using System Restore
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides System Restore to allow you to return
your computer to an earlier operating state (without affecting data files) if changes to the
hardware, software, or other system settings have left the computer in an undesirable operating
state. See the Help and Support Center for information on using System Restore. To access help,
see page 17.
NOTICE: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor your data files or
recover them.
Creating a Restore Point
1
Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2
Click System Restore.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
If problems occur after you install a device driver, use Device Driver Rollback (see page 69) 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 all open files and
close all open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is
complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then click
System Restore.
2
Ensure that Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected and click Next.
3
Click a calendar date to which you want to restore your computer.
The Select a Restore Point screen provides a calendar that allows you to see and select restore
points. All calendar dates with available restore points appear in bold.
4
Select a restore point and click Next.
If a calendar date has only one restore point, then that restore point is automatically selected.
If two or more restore points are available, click the restore point that you prefer.
5
Click Next.
The Restoration Complete screen appears after System Restore finishes collecting data and
then the computer 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 close all open
programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then click
System Restore.
2
Click Undo my last restoration and click Next.
3
Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
4
After the computer restarts, click OK.
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.
Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
Before You Reinstall
If you are reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a problem with a newly installed
driver, use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback (see page 69) to replace the device driver with the
previously installed version.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore (see page 72) to
return your operating system to the operating state it was in before you installed the new device
driver.
Reinstalling Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP, perform the steps in the following sections in the order in which they are
listed.
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After the reinstallation is complete,
you need to reinstall the device drivers, virus protection program, and other software.
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NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options can
overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall
Windows XP unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection software installed on your
computer before you reinstall Windows XP. See the documentation that came with the software for
instructions.
Preparing to Boot From the Operating System CD
1
Insert the Operating System CD.
2
Exit any program or utility that might run after you insert the CD.
3
Shut down (see page 36) and restart the computer.
4
Press <F12> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears.
If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows desktop, and then shut
down the computer and try again.
5
Use the arrow keys to select CD-ROM and press <Enter>.
6
When the Press any key to boot from CD message appears on the screen, press any key.
Starting Windows XP Setup
1
When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press <Enter> to select To set up Windows
now.
2
Read the information in the Microsoft Windows Licensing Agreement screen, and then press
<F8> to accept the license agreement.
3
If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current
Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and then remove the CD from the drive.
4
If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to select the fresh copy option.
5
Press <Enter> to select the highlighted partition (recommended), and then follow the
instructions on the screen.
NOTE: The time required to complete the setup depends on the size of the hard drive and the speed of
your computer.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system begins to copy files and
install the devices. The computer restarts multiple times.
Completing the GUI Setup
NOTICE: When the computer restarts, do not press a key when the following message appears: Press
any key to boot from the CD.
1
When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the settings for your
location and click Next.
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Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your Software screen and
click Next.
3
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, at the What's your computer's name
window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the name provided) and click Next.
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, at the Computer Name and Administrator
Password window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the one provided) and a
password, and then click Next.
4
If you have a modem installed, enter the requested information and click Next when the
Modem Dialing Information screen appears.
5
Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window and click Next.
6
If your computer has a network adapter, click Typical in the Networking Settings screen and
click Next.
If your computer does not have a network adapter, this option does not appear.
7
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, you may be prompted to provide further
network information regarding your network configuration, such as the domain name or
workgroup name. If you are unsure of your settings, accept the default selections.
Windows XP installs the operating system components, configures the computer, and then
restarts the computer.
Completing the Operating System Setup
NOTICE: When the computer restarts, do not press a key when the following message appears: Press
any key to boot from the CD.
1
When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.
2
When the How will this computer connect to the Internet? message appears,
click Skip.
3
When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, click No, not at this time and
click Next.
When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter up to five users.
4
Click Next.
5
Click Finish to complete the setup and remove the CD from the drive.
Reinstalling Drivers and Software
1
Reinstall the appropriate drivers (see page 69).
2
Reinstall your virus protection software. See the documentation that came with the software
for instructions.
3
Reinstall your other software programs. See the documentation that came with the software
for instructions.
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Adding and Replacing Parts
Before You Begin
This section provides procedures for removing and installing the components in your computer.
Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that the following conditions exist:
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You have performed the steps in "Shutting Down Your Computer."
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You have read the safety information at the front of this document (see page 9).
Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
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Small flat-blade screwdriver
•
Phillips screwdriver
•
Small plastic scribe
•
Flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD
Shutting Down Your Computer
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to
ensure your own personal safety.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions at the
front of this document (see page 9).
NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to
servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a
card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor
by its edges, not by its pins.
NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable
itself. Some cables have a connector with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable, press
in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly
aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both
connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside
the computer.
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Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being
scratched.
2
Shut down the computer.
3
Ensure that the computer and any attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, press and
hold the power button for 4 seconds.
4
If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation
that came with your docking device for instructions.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
from the network wall jack.
5
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
6
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
press the power button to ground the system board.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into
the computer.
7
Remove any installed PC Cards from the PC Card slot.
8
Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the
computer.
9
Slide and hold the battery-bay latch release on the bottom of the computer, and then remove
the battery from the bay.
10
Remove any installed modules.
11
Remove the hard drive.
Hard Drive
NOTE: You need the Operating System CD to install the Microsoft® Windows® operating system. You
also need the Drivers and Utilities CD for your computer to install the drivers and utilities on the new hard
drive.
CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal
housing of the hard drive.
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, shut down your computer (see page 36) before removing the hard drive.
Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode.
NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than
Dell.
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To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay:
1
Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 77.
2
Turn the computer over, and remove the hard drive screws.
screws (2)
hard drive
NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See
"SAFETY: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" on page 12.
3
Slide the hard drive out of the computer.
4
Remove the new drive from its packaging.
Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive.
NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you use excessive force, you may
damage the connector.
5
Insert the drive into the bay, and push the hard drive until it is fully seated in the bay.
6
Replace and tighten the screws.
7
Use the Operating System CD to install the operating system for your computer (see page 73).
8
Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to install the drivers and utilities for your computer (see
page 69).
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Returning a Hard Drive to Dell
Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the
hard drive may be damaged in transit.
hard drive
foam
packaging
Memory
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See
page 92 for information on the memory supported by your computer. Install only memory modules
that are intended for your computer.
1
Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 77.
2
Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screw in the memory module cover, and lift the
cover away from the computer.
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memory
module cover
NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.
3
If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module:
a
Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory
module connector until the module pops up.
b
Remove the module from the connector.
memory module
securing clips
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Ground yourself and install the new memory module:
NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot properly. No error
message indicates this failure.
5
a
Align the notch in the module edge connector with the tab in the connector slot.
b
Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and rotate the module down
until it clicks into place. If you do not feel the click, remove the module and reinstall it.
Replace the cover.
NOTICE: If the memory module cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the
cover to close may damage your computer.
6
Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an
electrical outlet.
7
Turn on the computer.
As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system
configuration information.
To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click the Start button, click Help and
Support, and then click Computer Information.
Modem and Mini PCI Card
1
Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 77.
2
Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screw on the modem/Mini PCI card cover, and
lift the cover away from the computer.
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3
Continue to the appropriate section:
•
To add a modem, see the following section, "Replacing the Modem."
•
To add a Mini PCI card, see page 84.
Replacing the Modem
1
Remove the existing modem:
a
Remove the screws securing the modem to the system board, and set them aside.
b
Pull straight up on the attached pull-tab to lift the modem out of its connector on the
system board and disconnect the modem cable.
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modem cable connector
modem cable
pull-tab
2
Connect the modem cable to the replacement modem.
NOTICE: The cable connectors are keyed for correct insertion; do not force the connections.
3
Align the modem with the screw holes, and press the modem into the connector on the
system board.
4
Install the screws to secure the modem to the system board.
5
Replace the cover.
Adding a Mini PCI Card
CAUTION: FCC rules strictly prohibit users from installing 5 GHz (802.11a, 802.11a/b,
802.11a/b/g) Wireless LAN Mini PCI cards. Under no circumstances should the user
install such a device. Only trained Dell service personnel are authorized to install a 5
GHz Wireless LAN Mini PCI card.
If you are removing and/or installing a 2.4 GHz (802.11b, 802.11b/g) Mini PCI Card,
please follow the instructions noted below. Only products approved for use in your
portable computer may be installed. Approved Mini PCI Cards may be purchased only
from Dell.
NOTE: 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN PC Cards may be removed and installed by the user.
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If you ordered a Mini PCI card with your computer, the card is already installed.
1
If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 2. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card,
remove the existing card:
a
Disconnect the Mini PCI card from any attached cables.
b
Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the metal securing tabs until the card pops up
slightly.
c
Lift the Mini PCI card out of its connector.
Mini PCI card
antenna cables (2)
metal securing tabs (2)
Mini PCI card connector
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, never place cables on top of or under the card.
NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the
connectors and realign the card.
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Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI
card into the connector until it clicks.
Mini PCI card
antenna cables (2)
Mini PCI card connector
3
Connect the antenna cables to the Mini PCI card.
4
Replace the cover.
CD or DVD Drive
1
Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 77.
2
Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screw in the memory module cover, and lift the
cover away from the computer.
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3
Remove the screw labeled "O" next to the memory module cover.
CD or DVD drive
screw
lever
4
Press the lever next to the memory module connectors in the direction of the arrow on the
lever (towards the drive) to release the drive.
5
Pull the drive out of the bay.
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Slide the new drive into the bay until the drive is fully seated.
7
Replace the screw that you removed in step 3.
8
Replace the memory module cover and screw.
Keyboard
1
Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 77.
2
Use a small flat-blade screwdriver or plastic scribe to lift the notched right edge of the hinge
cover, and pry the cover loose from the hinges and bottom case.
hinge cover
3
Lift the hinge cover up and away from the hinges and bottom case.
4
Remove the four keyboard screws.
NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be
careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
5
Lift the keyboard out of the bottom case, and rest it on the display hinges so that the
keyboard connector is exposed.
6
Pull up on the keyboard connector to disconnect it from the interface connector on the
system board.
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keyboard
keyboard connector
interface connector
7
Remove the keyboard from the bottom case.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the connector pins, press the keyboard connector evenly into the interface
connector on the system board, and do not reverse the keyboard connector.
8
Connect the keyboard connector of the replacement keyboard to the interface connector on
the system board.
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keyboard screws (4)
keyboard
keyboard connector
securing tabs (4)
interface connector
9
Insert the four securing tabs on the keyboard into their respective slots in the palm rest, and
lower the keyboard into the bottom case.
Ensure that all four securing tabs are engaged before trying to completely seat the keyboard.
10
Replace the four keyboard screws.
11
Replace the hinge cover.
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Specifications
NOTE: Power management features limit the processor speed when the computer is running on battery
power, to maintain system cooling requirements, and/or to maintain system power requirements.
Microprocessor
Microprocessor
Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or Intel
Celeron® processor
L1 cache
8 KB (internal)
L2 cache
512 KB (Intel Pentium 4); 128 KB (Intel
Celeron)
External bus frequency
400/533 MHz
System Information
System chip set
Intel 852GMV
Data bus width
64 bits
DRAM bus width
64 bits
Microprocessor address bus width
32 bits
PC Card
CardBus controller
TI PCI1510
PC Card connector
supports one Type I or Type II card
Cards supported
3.3 V and 5 V
PC Card connector size
68 pins
Data width (maximum)
PCMCIA 16 bits
CardBus 32 bits
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Memory
Memory module connector
2 user-accessible SODIMM sockets
Memory module capacities
64, 128, 256, and 512 MB
Memory type
2.5-V SODIMM
Standard memory
128 MB
Maximum memory
1 GB
Memory access time: clock speed
266 MHz
Ports and Connectors
Video
15-hole connector
Audio
microphone connector, stereo
headphone/speakers connector
USB (2)
4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connector
Modem
RJ-11 connector
Ethernet LAN
RJ-45 connector (optional in some
countries)
Communications
Modem:
Type
v.92 56K MDC
Controller
softmodem
Interface
Network adapter
internal AC’97 bus
10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board
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Video
Video type
direct AGP integrated graphics
Host interface
integrated direct AGP
Video controller
Intel UMA integrated
Video memory
1 MB with Intel DVMT up to 32 MB (with
128 MB of system memory) or 64 MB (with
256 MB or more of system memory)
LCD interface
SPWG-B
Audio
Audio type
AC’97 (soft audio)
Audio controller
Sigmatel 9750
Stereo conversion
18-bit (analog-to-digital) and 20-bit (digitalto-analog)
Interfaces:
Internal
PCI bus /AC’97
External
microphone-in connector, stereo
headphones/speakers connector
Speaker
two 8-ohm speakers
Internal speaker amplifier
1.0-W channel into 8 ohms
Volume controls
keyboard shortcuts, program menus
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Display
Type (active-matrix TFT)
XGA
Dimensions:
14.1 inch or 15 inch
Height:
14.1 inch
15 inch
214.3 mm (8.4 inches)
228.1 mm (8.99 inches)
Width:
14.1 inch
15 inch
285.7 mm (11.2 inches)
304.1 mm (11.97 inches)
Diagonal:
14.1 inch
15 inch
359.16 mm (14.1 inches)
382.4 mm (15.1 inches)
Maximum resolutions
1024 x 768 at 16.8 million colors
Response time (typical)
20-ms rise (maximum),
30-ms fall (maximum)
Refresh rate
60 Hz
Operating angle
0° (closed) to 180°
Viewing angles:
Horizontal
±40°
Vertical
+10°/–30°
Pixel pitch
0.28 x 0.28 mm
Power consumption:
Panel with backlight (typical)
Controls
5.2 W
brightness can be controlled through
keyboard shortcuts
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Keyboard
Number of keys
85 (U.S. and Canada); 86 (Europe);
90 (Japan)
Key travel
2.7 mm ± 0.3 (0.11 inch ± 0.016 inch)
Key spacing
19.05 mm ± 0.3 mm (0.75 inch ± 0.012 inch)
Layout
QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji
Touch Pad
X/Y position resolution
(graphics table mode)
240 cpi
Size:
Width
64.88-mm (2.55-inch) sensor-active area
Height
48.88-mm (1.92-inch) rectangle
Battery (8-cell)
Type
8-cell (65WHr) "smart" lithium ion
Dimensions:
Depth
122.5 mm (4.8 inches)
Height
19.2 mm (0.76 inch)
Width
147.5 mm (5.8 inches)
Weight
0.470 kg (1.03 lb)
Voltage
14.8 VDC
Capacity
4300 mAH
Operating life
can be significantly reduced under certain
power-intensive conditions
See page 37 for more information on battery
life.
Life span (approximate)
300 discharge/charge cycles0
Temperature range:
Charge/Discharge
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
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Battery (12-cell)
Type
12-cell (96Whr) "smart" lithium ion
Dimensions:
Depth
122.5 mm (4.8 inches)
Height
19.2 mm (0.76 inch)
Width
147.5 mm (5.8 inches)
Weight
0.615 kg (1.35 lb)
Voltage
14.8 VDC
Capacity
6450 mAH
Operating life
can be significantly reduced under certain
power-intensive conditions
See page 37 for more information on battery
life.
Life span (approximate)
300 discharge/charge cycles0
Temperature range:
Charge/Discharge
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
AC Adapter
Input voltage
100 to 240 VAC
Input current (maximum)
1.5 A
Input frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Output current
5.62 A (maximum at 4-second pulse);
4.62 A (continuous)
Output power
90 W standard
Rated output voltage
19.5 VDC
Dimensions:
Height
34.2 mm (1.35 inches)
Width
60.9 mm (2.4 inches)
Depth
153.4 mm (6.04 inches)
Weight (with cables)
0.46 kg (1.0 lb)
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Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Physical
Height
14.1-inch display
44.5–47.95 mm (1.75 inches–1.89 inches)
15-inch display
46.5–48.3 mm (1.83 inches–1.90 inches)
Width
14.1-inch display
329 mm (12.9 inches)
15-inch display
335 mm (13.1 inches)
Depth
14.1-inch display
275 mm (10.8 inches)
15-inch display
275 mm (10.8 inches)
Weight:
With CD drive, 8-cell battery, and
14.1-inch display
3.3 kg (7.17 lb)
With CD drive, 12-cell battery, and 3.4 kg (7.57 lb)
14.1-inch display
With CD drive, 8-cell battery, and
15-inch display
3.5 kg (7.66 lb)
With CD drive, 12-cell battery, and 3.7 kg (8.07 lb)
15-inch display
Environmental
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
10% to 90% (noncondensing)
Storage
5% to 95% (noncondensing)
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Maximum vibration:
Operating
0.6 GRMS
Storage
1.3 GRMS
Maximum shock (measured with the
hard drive in head-parked position
and 2-ms half-sine pulse):
Operating
122 G
Storage
163 G
Altitude (maximum):
Operating
–15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
Using the System Setup Program
Overview
NOTE: Your operating system may automatically configure most of the options available in the system
setup program, thus overriding options that you set through the system setup program. For more
information on configuring features for your operating system, see the Help and Support Center. To
access help, see page 17.
The system setup screens display the current setup information and settings for your computer,
such as:
•
System configuration
•
Boot order
•
Boot (start-up) configuration and docking-device configuration settings
•
Basic device configuration settings
•
System security and hard-drive password settings
NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do
not change the settings for the system setup program. Certain changes might make your computer work
incorrectly.
Viewing the System Setup Screens
1
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2
When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately. If you wait too long and the
Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down
your computer (see page 36) and try again.
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System Setup Screens
NOTE: For information about a specific item on a system setup screen, highlight the item and see the
Help area on the screen.
On each screen, the system setup options are listed at the left. To the right of each option is the
setting or value for that option. You can change settings that appear as white type on the screen.
Options or values that you cannot change (because they are determined by the computer) appear
less bright.
The upper-right corner of the screen displays help information for the currently highlighted option;
the lower-right corner displays information about the computer. System setup key functions are
listed across the bottom of the screen.
Commonly Used Options
Certain options require that you reboot the computer for new settings to take effect.
Changing the Boot Sequence
The boot sequence, or boot order, tells the computer where to look to find the software needed to
start the operating system. You can control the boot sequence and enable/disable devices using the
Boot Order page of the system setup program.
NOTE: To change the boot sequence on a one-time-only basis, see page 100.
The Boot Order page displays a general list of the bootable devices that may be installed in your
computer, including but not limited to the following:
•
Diskette Drive
•
Modular bay HDD
•
Internal HDD
•
CD/DVD/CD-RW drive
During the boot routine, the computer starts at the top of the list and scans each enabled device
for the operating system start-up files. When the computer finds the files, it stops searching and
starts the operating system.
To control the boot devices, select (highlight) a device by pressing the up-arrow or down-arrow key,
and then enable or disable the device or change its order in the list.
•
To enable or disable a device, highlight the item. Enabled items appear as white and display
an arrow to the left; disabled items appear blue or dimmed without a triangle.
•
Press the left- or right-arrow key to change the option.
•
To reorder a device in the list, highlight the device and then press <u> or <d> (not casesensitive) to move the highlighted device up or down.
Boot sequence changes take effect as soon as you save the changes and exit the system setup
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Performing a One-Time Boot
You can set a one-time-only boot sequence without entering the system setup program. (You can
also use this procedure to boot the Dell Diagnostics on the diagnostics utility partition on your
hard drive.)
1
Turn off the computer.
2
If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation
that came with your docking device for instructions.
3
Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
4
Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. If you wait
too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop.
Then shut down your computer and try again.
5
When the boot device list appears, highlight the device from which you want to boot and
press <Enter>.
The computer boots to the selected device.
The next time you reboot the computer, the previous boot order is restored.
System and Battery Performance Optimization
System Performance Overview
System performance may be reduced under specific conditions to prevent automatic system
shutdown and potential data loss. Conditions under which performance is reduced include:
P R O C E S S O R G E T S H O T — Performance is reduced when system temperature exceeds established thermal
parameters. This performance reduction helps to regulate the system and surface temperatures, which
prevents the computer from shutting down due to excessive processor temperatures.
AC A D A P T E R T H R O U G H P U T — Performance is reduced when the computer is running on AC power and
power consumption exceeds the established parameters of the AC Adapter. This performance reduction
ensures that the system does not try to consume more power than the AC adapter can provide.
B A T T E R Y C A P A C I T Y — Performance is reduced when the computer is running on battery power and
power consumption exceeds the battery’s rated capacity or exceeds allowable safe discharge levels, or when
the battery surface temperature exceeds 60°C.
Optimizing Power Consumption and Battery Charge Time
The AC adapter charges a completely discharged battery in approximately 3 hours with the
computer turned off. Charge time is significantly longer if the computer is on and running at high
processor speeds and system activity levels. If you run your computer at high system activity levels
for extended periods of time and your battery is not charging, try running your system in Low
Power Mode.
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Low Power Mode can improve battery charge time and battery life. Depending on system activity
levels, system performance may be reduced. To set Low Power Mode:
NOTE: You can also click the power meter icon on the taskbar.
1
Click the Start button→ Control Panel→ Performance and Maintenance→ Power Options.
2
Click the Power Schemes tab.
3
In the Power schemes drop-down menu, click Low Power Mode.
For more information on power management, see the Dell Latitude 100L Help file. To access the
help file, see page 16.
Variable Speed Fan
The computer uses a variable speed fan to prevent the computer from overheating. The fan runs
constantly, and fan speed may vary depending on usage. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate
a problem with the fan or the computer.
Getting Help
Technical Assistance
If you need help with a technical problem, Dell is ready to assist you.
CAUTION: If you need to remove the computer covers, first disconnect the computer power and
modem cables from all electrical outlets.
1
Complete the procedures in "Solving Problems" on page 59."
2
Run the "Dell Diagnostics" on page 59.
3
Make a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist and fill it out.
4
Use Dell's extensive suite of online services available at Dell Support (support.dell.com) for
help with installation and troubleshooting procedures.
5
If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, contact Dell.
NOTE: Call technical support from a telephone near or at the computer so that technical support can assist
you with any necessary procedures.
NOTE: Dell's Express Service Code system may not be available in all countries.
When prompted by Dell's automated telephone system, enter your Express Service Code to
route the call directly to the proper support personnel. If you do not have an Express Service
Code, open the Dell Accessories folder, double-click the Express Service Code icon, and
follow the directions.
For instructions on using the technical support service, see "Technical Support Service."
NOTE: Some of the following services are not always available in all locations outside the continental U.S. Call
your local Dell representative for information on availability.
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Online Services
You can access Dell Support at support.dell.com. Select your region on the WELCOME TO
DELL SUPPORT page, and fill in the requested details to access help tools and information.
You can contact Dell electronically using the following addresses:
•
World Wide Web
www.dell.com/
www.dell.com/ap/ (Asian/Pacific countries only)
www.dell.com/jp (Japan only)
www.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
www.dell.com/la/ (Latin American countries)
www.dell.ca (Canada only)
•
Anonymous file transfer protocol (FTP)
ftp.dell.com/
Log in as user: anonymous, and use your e-mail address as your password.
•
Electronic Support Service
mobile_support@us.dell.com
support@us.dell.com
apsupport@dell.com (Asian/Pacific countries only)
support.jp.dell.com (Japan only)
support.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
•
Electronic Quote Service
sales@dell.com
apmarketing@dell.com (Asian/Pacific countries only)
sales_canada@dell.com (Canada only)
•
Electronic Information Service
info@dell.com
AutoTech Service
Dell's automated technical support service—AutoTech—provides recorded answers to the
questions most frequently asked by Dell customers about their portable and desktop computers.
When you call AutoTech, use your touch-tone telephone to select the subjects that correspond to
your questions.
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The AutoTech service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also access this service
through the technical support service. For the telephone number to call, see the contact numbers
for your region.
Automated Order-Status Service
To check on the status of any Dell™ products that you have ordered, you can go to
support.dell.com, or you can call the automated order-status service. A recording prompts you for
the information needed to locate and report on your order. For the telephone number to call, see
the contact numbers for your region.
Technical Support Service
Dell's technical support service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer your questions
about Dell hardware. Our technical support staff uses computer-based diagnostics to provide fast,
accurate answers.
To contact Dell’s technical support service, see "Technical Assistance" and then call the number for
your country as listed in "Contacting Dell."
Problems With Your Order
If you have a problem with your order, such as missing parts, wrong parts, or incorrect billing,
contact Dell for customer assistance. Have your invoice or packing slip handy when you call. For
the telephone number to call, see the contact numbers for your region.
Product Information
If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place
an order, visit the Dell website at www.dell.com. For the telephone number to call to speak to a
sales specialist, see the contact numbers for your region.
Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows:
1
Call Dell to obtain a Return Material Authorization Number, and write it clearly and
prominently on the outside of the box.
For the telephone number to call, see the contact numbers for your region.
2
Include a copy of the invoice and a letter describing the reason for the return.
3
Include a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist indicating the tests you have run and any error
messages reported by the Dell Diagnostics.
4
Include any accessories that belong with the item(s) being returned (power cables, software
floppy disks, guides, and so on) if the return is for credit.
5
Pack the equipment to be returned in the original (or equivalent) packing materials.
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You are responsible for paying shipping expenses. You are also responsible for insuring any product
returned, and you assume the risk of loss during shipment to Dell. Collect On Delivery (C.O.D.)
packages are not accepted.
Returns that are missing any of the preceding requirements will be refused at Dell’s receiving dock
and returned to you.
Before You Call
NOTE: Have your Express Service Code ready when you call. The code helps Dell’s automated-support
telephone system direct your call more efficiently.
Remember to fill out the Diagnostics Checklist. If possible, turn on your computer before you call
Dell for technical assistance and call from a telephone at or near the computer. You may be asked to
type some commands at the keyboard, relay detailed information during operations, or try other
troubleshooting steps possible only at the computer itself. Ensure that the computer
documentation is available.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner’s Manual.
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Diagnostics Checklist
Name:
Date:
Address:
Phone number:
Service Tag (bar code on the back of the computer):
Express Service Code:
Return Material Authorization Number (if provided by Dell support technician):
Operating system and version:
Devices:
Expansion cards:
Are you connected to a network? Yes No
Network, version, and network adapter:
Programs and versions:
See your operating system documentation to determine the contents of the system’s start-up
files. If the computer is connected to a printer, print each file. Otherwise, record the contents
of each file before calling Dell.
Error message, beep code, or diagnostic code:
Description of problem and troubleshooting procedures you performed:
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Contacting Dell
To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:
•
www.dell.com
•
support.dell.com (technical support)
•
premiersupport.dell.com (technical support for educational, government, healthcare, and
medium/large business customers, including Premier, Platinum, and Gold customers)
For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country section in the table below.
NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed.
When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and codes
provided in the following table. If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a
local or an international operator.
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Anguilla
General Support
toll-free: 800-335-0031
Antigua and Barbuda
General Support
1-800-805-5924
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Website: www.dell.com.ar
International Access Code: 00
Tech Support and Customer Care
Country Code: 54
Sales
City Code: 11
Tech Support Fax
11 4515 7139
Customer Care Fax
11 4515 7138
Aruba
General Support
Australia (Sydney)
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
toll-free: 0-800-444-0733
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
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
0660 8779
Switchboard
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
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 32
E-mail for French Speaking Customers:
support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 2
Technical Support
02 481 92 88
Customer Care
02 481 91 19
Corporate Sales
02 481 91 00
Fax
02 481 92 99
Switchboard
02 481 91 00
Bermuda
General Support
1-800-342-0671
Bolivia
General Support
toll-free: 800-10-0238
Brazil
Website: www.dell.com/br
International Access Code: 00
Customer Support, Technical Support
Country Code: 55
Tech Support Fax
51 481 5470
City Code: 51
Customer Care Fax
51 481 5480
0800 90 3355
Sales
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
toll-free: 1-866-278-6820
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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
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
TechFax
toll-free: 1-800-950-1329
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
Country Code: 56
City Code: 2
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1 866 440 3355
1-800-805-7541
toll-free: 1230-020-4823
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
China (Xiamen)
Tech Support website: support.dell.com.cn
Country Code: 86
Tech Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com
City Code: 592
Tech Support Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
818 1350
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 Experience
toll-free: 800 858 2060
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 2222
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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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Czech Republic (Prague)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Country Code: 420
Technical Support
02 2186 27 27
City Code: 2
Customer Care
02 2186 27 11
Fax
02 2186 27 14
TechFax
02 2186 27 28
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
Fax Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5000
Fax Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5001
Dominica
General Support
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
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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)
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
0825 004 719
Customer Care
0825 338 339
Switchboard
01 55 94 71 00
Sales
01 55 94 71 00
Fax
01 55 94 71 01
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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
Gold Technical Support
080044149518
08844140083
Switchboard
2108129800
Sales
2108129800
Fax
2108129812
Grenada
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
Guatemala
General Support
1-800-999-0136
Guyana
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Hong Kong
Website: support.ap.dell.com
International Access Code: 001
E-mail: ap_support@dell.com
Country Code: 852
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
2969 3189
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
2969 3105
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
India
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Technical Support
1600 33 8045
Sales
1600 33 8044
Ireland (Cherrywood)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 16
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Country Code: 353
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)
0870 906 0010
1850 200 982
0870 907 4499
Ireland Sales
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only)
01 204 4444
0870 907 4000
Fax/SalesFax
01 204 0103
Switchboard
01 204 4444
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 (Axim™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Axim)
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)
Fax
2194-6202
Switchboard
2194-6000
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Latin America
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Customer Technical Support (Austin, Texas,
U.S.A.)
512 728-4093
Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3619
Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service)
(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3883
Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4397
SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4600
or 512 728-3772
Luxembourg
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 352
Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium)
Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 19
Fax (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 99
Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Technical Support
Country Code: 853
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Transaction Sales
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 60
City Code: 4
toll-free: 080016884
Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
Macao
Malaysia (Penang)
3420808075
toll-free: 0800 582
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0800 581
Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and
Latitude)
toll-free: 1 800 88 0193
Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron)
toll-free: 1 800 88 1306
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
E-mail (Technical Support):
Country Code: 31
(Enterprise): nl_server_support@dell.com
City Code: 20
(Latitude): nl_latitude_support@dell.com
(Inspiron): nl_inspiron_support@dell.com
(Dimension): nl_dimension_support@dell.com
(OptiPlex): nl_optiplex_support@dell.com
(Dell Precision): nl_workstation_support@dell.com
Technical Support
020 674 45 00
Technical Support Fax
020 674 47 66
Home/Small Business Customer Care
020 674 42 00
Relational Customer Care
020 674 4325
Home/Small Business Sales
020 674 55 00
Relational Sales
020 674 50 00
Home/Small Business Sales Fax
020 674 47 75
Relational Sales Fax
020 674 47 50
Switchboard
020 674 50 00
Switchboard Fax
020 674 47 50
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
New Zealand
E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
Country Code: 64
Home and Small Business
0800 446 255
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
0800 441 566
Nicaragua
General Support
Norway (Lysaker)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
Country Code: 47
nor_nbk_support@dell.com
001-800-220-1006
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
nor_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
671 16882
Relational Customer Care
671 17514
Home/Small Business Customer Care
23162298
Switchboard
671 16800
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Panama
General Support
001-800-507-0962
Peru
General Support
0800-50-669
Poland (Warsaw)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 011
E-mail: pl_support_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
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Portugal
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/pt/en/emaildell/
Country Code: 351
Technical Support
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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
St. Lucia
General Support
1-800-882-1521
St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Singapore (Singapore)
Technical Support
International Access Code: 005
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 65
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 054
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 053
toll-free: 800 6011 051
604 633 4949
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code:
E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com
09/091
Technical Support
011 709 7710
Country Code: 27
Customer Care
011 709 7707
City Code: 11
Sales
011 709 7700
Fax
011 706 0495
Switchboard
011 709 7700
Customer Technical Support, Customer Service,
and Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4810
Southeast Asian and Pacific
Countries
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Spain (Madrid)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
Country Code: 34
Home and Small Business
City Code: 91
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 540
Sales
902 118 541
Switchboard
902 118 541
Fax
902 118 539
Corporate
902 100 130
Technical Support
Customer Care
902 118 546
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swe_support@dell.com
Country Code: 46
E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron:
Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com
City Code: 8
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
20 140 14 44
Fax Technical Support
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Switzerland (Geneva)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swisstech@dell.com
Country Code: 41
E-mail for French-speaking HSB and Corporate
Customers: support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 22
Taiwan
International Access Code: 002
Country Code: 886
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Technical Support (Home and Small Business)
0844 811 411
Technical Support (Corporate)
0844 822 844
Customer Care (Home and Small Business)
0848 802 202
Customer Care (Corporate)
0848 821 721
Fax
022 799 01 90
Switchboard
022 799 01 01
Technical Support (portable and desktop
computers)
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
Technical Support (servers)
toll-free: 0080 60 1256
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 228
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 227
Thailand
Technical Support
International Access Code: 001
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
toll-free: 0880 060 07
604 633 4949
Country Code: 66
Sales
Trinidad/Tobago
General Support
1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos Islands
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.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
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
Uruguay
General Support
0870 907 4006
toll-free: 000-413-598-2521
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)
Automated Order-Status Service
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (portable and desktop computers)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Country Code: 1
Consumer (Home and Home Office)
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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Regulatory Notices
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is any signal or emission, radiated in free space or conducted along power or signal
leads, that endangers the functioning of a radio navigation or other safety service or seriously degrades, obstructs, or
repeatedly interrupts a licensed radio communications service. Radio communications services include but are not
limited to AM/FM commercial broadcast, television, cellular services, radar, air-traffic control, pager, and Personal
Communication Services (PCS). These licensed services, along with unintentional radiators such as digital devices,
including computers, contribute to the electromagnetic environment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of items of electronic equipment to function properly together in
the electronic environment. While this computer has been designed and determined to be compliant with regulatory
agency limits for EMI, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference with radio communications services, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient the receiving antenna.
•
Relocate the computer with respect to the receiver.
•
Move the computer away from the receiver.
•
Plug the computer into a different outlet so that the computer and the receiver are on different branch circuits.
If necessary, consult a Dell Technical Support representative or an experienced radio/television technician for additional
suggestions.
For additional regulatory information, see the Dell Latitude 100L Help file that accompanied your computer. To access
the help file, see page 16.
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
The following information is provided on the device(s) described in this document in compliance with the requirements of
the official Mexican standards (NOM):
Exporter:
Dell Inc.
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78682
Importer:
Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V.
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
Ship to:
Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V.
al Cuidado de Kuehne & Nagel de México S. de R.L.
Avenida Soles No. 55
Col. Peñon de los Baños
15520 México, D.F.
Model number:
PP08L
Supply voltage:
100–240 VAC
Frequency:
50–60 Hz
Current consumption:
1.5 A
Output voltage:
19.5 VDC
Output current:
4.62 A
Dell Software License Agreement
This is a legal agreement between you, the user, and Dell Products, L.P ("Dell"). This agreement covers all software that
is distributed with the Dell product, for which there is no separate license agreement between you and the manufacturer
or owner of the software (collectively the "Software"). This agreement is not for the sale of Software or any other
intellectual property. All title and intellectual property rights in and to Software is owned by the manufacturer or owner
of the Software. All rights not expressly granted under this agreement are reserved by the manufacturer or owner of the
Software. By opening or breaking the seal on the Software packet(s), installing or downloading the Software, or using the
Software that has been preloaded or is embedded in your product, you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement.
If you do not agree to these terms, promptly return all Software items (disks, written materials, and packaging) and
delete any preloaded or embedded Software.
You may use one copy of the Software on only one computer at a time. If you have multiple licenses for the Software,
you may use as many copies at any time as you have licenses. "Use" means loading the Software in temporary memory or
permanent storage on the computer. Installation on a network server solely for distribution to other computers is not
"use" if (but only if) you have a separate license for each computer to which the Software is distributed. You must ensure
that the number of persons using the Software installed on a network server does not exceed the number of licenses that
you have. If the number of users of Software installed on a network server will exceed the number of licenses, you must
purchase additional licenses until the number of licenses equals the number of users before allowing additional users to
use the Software. If you are a commercial customer of Dell or a Dell affiliate, you hereby grant Dell, or an agent selected
by Dell, the right to perform an audit of your use of the Software during normal business hours, you agree to cooperate
with Dell in such audit, and you agree to provide Dell with all records reasonably related to your use of the Software. The
audit will be limited to verification of your compliance with the terms of this agreement.
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The Software is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaties. You may make one copy of the
Software solely for backup or archival purposes or transfer it to a single hard disk provided you keep the original solely for
backup or archival purposes. You may not rent or lease the Software or copy the written materials accompanying the
Software, but you may transfer the Software and all accompanying materials on a permanent basis as part of a sale or
transfer of the Dell product if you retain no copies and the recipient agrees to the terms hereof. Any transfer must
include the most recent update and all prior versions. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the
Software. If the package accompanying your computer contains compact discs, 3.5", and/or 5.25" disks, you may use only
the disks appropriate for your computer. You may not use the disks on another computer or network, or loan, rent, lease,
or transfer them to another user except as permitted by this agreement.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Dell warrants that the Software disks will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for
ninety (90) days from the date you receive them. This warranty is limited to you and is not transferable. Any implied
warranties are limited to ninety (90) days from the date you receive the Software. Some jurisdictions do not allow limits
on the duration of an implied warranty, so this limitation may not apply to you. The entire liability of Dell and its
suppliers, and your exclusive remedy, shall be (a) return of the price paid for the Software or (b) replacement of any disk
not meeting this warranty that is sent with a return authorization number to Dell, at your cost and risk. This limited
warranty is void if any disk damage has resulted from accident, abuse, misapplication, or service or modification by
someone other than Dell. Any replacement disk is warranted for the remaining original warranty period or thirty (30)
days, whichever is longer.
Dell does NOT warrant that the functions of the Software will meet your requirements or that operation of the Software
will be uninterrupted or error free. You assume responsibility for selecting the Software to achieve your intended results
and for the use and results obtained from the Software.
DELL, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS SUPPLIERS, DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FOR THE SOFTWARE AND ALL ACCOMPANYING WRITTEN
MATERIALS. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may have others, which vary from jurisdiction to
jurisdiction.
IN NO EVENT SHALL DELL OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF
USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES. Because some jurisdictions do not allow an exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or
incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The software and documentation are "commercial items" as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101, consisting of
"commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation" as such terms are used in 48
C.F.R. 12.212. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, all U.S. Government end
users acquire the software and documentation with only those rights set forth herein. Contractor/manufacturer is Dell
Products, L.P., One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682.
GENERAL
This license is effective until terminated. It will terminate upon the conditions set forth above or if you fail to comply
with any of its terms. Upon termination, you agree that the Software and accompanying materials, and all copies
thereof, will be destroyed. This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas. Each provision of this
agreement is severable. If a provision is found to be unenforceable, this finding does not affect the enforceability of the
remaining provisions, terms, or conditions of this agreement. This agreement is binding on successors and assigns. Dell
agrees and you agree to waive, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any right to a jury trial with respect to the
Software or this agreement. Because this waiver may not be effective in some jurisdictions, this waiver may not apply to
you. You acknowledge that you have read this agreement, that you understand it, that you agree to be bound by its
terms, and that this is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and Dell regarding the
Software.
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day, 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, or
4-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty came with your hardware product(s), see your packing slip or
invoice. The following sections describe the limited warranties and return policy for the U.S., the limited warranties and
return policy for Canada, the manufacturer guarantee for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Intel® Pentium®
and Celeron® warranty for the U.S. and Canada.
Limited Warranty for Dell-Branded Hardware Products (U.S. Only)
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dell-branded
hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products through our
factory-integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software
•
Non-Dell-branded and Solution Provider Direct products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
–
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
–
Servicing not authorized by Dell
–
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
–
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell
•
Products with missing or altered Service Tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which Dell has not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). DELL'S
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND
REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED
WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR
PACKING SLIP OR INVOICE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER
THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY OR FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR
LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE
SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your packing slip or invoice, except for the following Dellbranded hardware:
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Portable computer batteries carry a 1-year limited warranty.
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Projector lamps carry a 90-day limited warranty.
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Memory carries a lifetime limited warranty.
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Monitors carry the longer of either a 3-year limited warranty or the remainder of the warranty for the Dell
computer to which the monitor will be connected.
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Other add-on hardware carries the longer of either a 1-year limited warranty for new parts and a 90-day limited
warranty for reconditioned parts or, for both new and reconditioned parts, the reminder of the warranty for the
Dell computer on which such parts are installed.
The limited warranty on all Dell-branded products begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty
period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of
limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your Dell
Service Tag or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers:
U.S. Only
Technical Support
1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
1-800-624-9897
Individual Home Consumers who purchased through an
Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Home and Small Business Commercial Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-456-3355
Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customers, Healthcare
Customers, and Value-Added Resellers (VARs):
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Government and Education Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-234-1490
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: During the 90 days
of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dell-branded hardware
products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not able to repair the product,
we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
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When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return. You
must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure the
shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or replacement
products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in the United States
(excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the product to you freight collect.
If we determine that the product is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary, or personal information and removable media such as
floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary, or personal information; lost
or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years: For the remaining period of the limited warranty, we will replace any defective part with
new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid credit card
number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part as long as you
return the original part to us within 30 days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do not receive the original
part within 30 days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We will also include a prepaid shipping
container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage device(s) in the
product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement. Please refer
to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that contract
for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality. Replacement
parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you bought. Dell owns all
parts removed from repaired products.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and records the
transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may record your transfer by
going to Dell's website:
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If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Home Office, Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Home Consumer who purchased
through an Employee Purchase Program, go to www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, call your customer care representative or call 1-800-624-9897.
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
We value our relationship with you and want to make sure that you're satisfied with your purchases. That's why we offer
a "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly from Dell.
Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or a refund of the
purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable return fees as follows:
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New Hardware Products and Accessories — All new hardware, accessories, parts, and unopened software still in
its sealed package, excluding the products listed below, may be returned within 30 days from the date on the
packing slip or invoice. To return applications software or an operating system that has been installed by Dell, you
must return the entire computer. A different return policy applies to nondefective products purchased through
Dell's Software and Peripherals division by customers of our Small and Medium Business divisions. Those
products may be returned within 30 days from the date on the packing slip or invoice, but a fifteen percent (15%)
return fee will be deducted from any refund or credit. The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy and Software and
Peripherals division return policy are not available for Dell | EMC storage products, EMC-branded products,
Unisys-branded products, PowerVault™ 160T tape libraries, or enterprise software.
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Reconditioned or Refurbished Dell-Branded Hardware Products and Parts — All reconditioned or refurbished
Dell-branded server and storage products may be returned within 30 days from the date on the packing slip or
invoice. All other reconditioned or refurbished Dell-branded hardware products and parts may be returned within
14 days of the date on the packing slip or invoice.
To return products, e-mail or call Dell customer service to receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within the
return policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return Authorization
Number in order to return the product. See "Contacting Dell" or "Getting Help" in your customer documentation (or
www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer assistance.
You must ship the products to Dell within 5 days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization Number.
You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any media,
documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges, and insure the
shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
Limited Warranty Terms for Dell-Branded Hardware Products (Canada Only)
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dell-branded
hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
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Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products through our
factory-integration system, or the reloading of the software
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Non-Dell branded and Solution Provider Direct products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
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External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
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Servicing not authorized by Dell
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Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
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Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
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Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell
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Products with missing or altered Service Tags or serial numbers
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Products for which Dell has not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND
DEFECTS IN PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT, FOR THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR PACKING SLIP OR
INVOICE. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT,
DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. SOME PROVINCES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, OR LIMITATIONS ON
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION LASTS. THEREFORE, THE FOREGOING
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR LIABILITY
WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A
CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF SPECIAL, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your packing slip or invoice, except that the limited warranty
on Dell-branded batteries lasts only 1 year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
90 days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty period is not extended if
we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and availability of limited warranties,
at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty terms in place at the time of purchase will
apply to your purchase).
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What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your Dell
Service Tag or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers; Home Office and Small Business
Customers:
Canada Only
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-847-4096
Medium, Large, and Global Commercial Customers;
Government, Education, and Healthcare Customers; and ValueAdded Resellers (VARs):
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463
Government or Education Customers, or Individual Home
Consumers who purchased through an Employee Purchase
Program:
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463 (Extension 8221 for Individual
Consumers)
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: During the 90 days
of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dell-branded hardware
products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not able to repair the product,
we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return. You
must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure the
shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or replacement
products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in Canada. Otherwise,
we will ship the product to you freight collect.
If we determine that the problem is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary or personal information, removable media, such as floppy
disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or personal information; lost or
corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years following the first year of all limited warranties: We will replace any defective part with
new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid credit card
number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part as long as you
return the original part to us within 30 days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do not receive the original
part within 30 days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for that part.
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We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We
will also include a prepaid shipping container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to
us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage device(s) in the
product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please refer
to that contract for details on how to obtain service. Dell's service contracts can be found online at www.dell.ca or by
calling Customer Care at 1-800-847-4096. If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party
service providers, please refer to that contract (mailed to you with your packing slip or invoice) for details on how to
obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality. Replacement
parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you bought. Dell owns all
parts removed from repaired products.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and records the
transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may record your transfer by
going to Dell’s website:
•
For Canada-purchased computers (in-country transfers) and to transfer from one customer to another, go to
www.dell.ca/ca/en/gen/topics/segtopic_ccare_nav_013_ccare.htm
•
For out-of-country transfers (outside of the original country of purchase), go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_016_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, call Dell at 1-800-847-4096 (Home Consumer customers) or 1-800-326-9463
(Corporate Commercial or Government customers).
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only)
If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to 30 days
after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer who bought
reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the date on the
packing slip or invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. In either case, the refund or credit will not
include any shipping and handling charges shown on your packing slip or invoice and will be subject to a fifteen percent
(15%) restocking fee, unless otherwise prohibited by law. If you are an organization that bought the products under a
written agreement with Dell, the agreement may contain different terms for the return of products than specified by this
policy.
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To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-847-4096 to receive a Credit Return Authorization
Number. To expedite the process of your refund or credit, Dell expects you to return the products to Dell in their
original packaging within 5 days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization Number. You must also
prepay shipping charges and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. You may return
software for a refund or credit only if the sealed package containing the floppy disk(s) or CD(s) is unopened. Returned
products must be in as-new condition, and all of the manuals, floppy disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items
included with a product must be returned with it. For customers who want to return, for refund or credit only, either
application or operating system software that has been installed by Dell, the whole system must be returned, along with
any media and documentation that may have been included in the original shipment.
The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy does not apply to Dell | EMC storage products. It also does not apply to products
purchased through Dell's Software and Peripherals division. For those products, please instead refer to Dell's Software
and Peripheral's then-current return policy (see the following section, "Dell Software and Peripherals [Canada Only]").
Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only)
Third-Party Software and Peripherals Products
Similar to other resellers of software and peripherals, Dell does not warrant third-party products. Third-party software
and peripheral products are covered by the warranties provided by the original manufacturer or publisher only. Thirdparty manufacturer warranties vary from product to product. Consult your product documentation for specific warranty
information. More information may also be available from the manufacturer or publisher.
While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that all of
the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or guarantee all of the
products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today. If you have questions about
compatibility, we recommend and encourage you to contact the third-party software and peripheral product
manufacturer or publisher directly.
Dell-Branded Peripheral Products
Dell does provide a limited warranty for new Dell-branded peripheral products (products for which Dell is listed as the
manufacturer) such as monitors, batteries, memory, docking stations, and projectors. To determine which limited
warranty applies to the product you purchased, see the Dell packing slip or invoice and/or the product documentation
that accompanied your product. Descriptions of Dell's limited warranties are described in preceding sections.
Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought Dell Software and Peripherals products directly from a Dell company, you
may return Dell Software and Peripherals products that are in as-new condition to Dell up to 30 days from the date on
the packing slip or invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not include any
shipping and handling charges shown on your packing slip or invoice; you are responsible for those.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must ship the Dell Software and Peripherals products back to Dell in their original manufacturer's
packaging (which must be in as-new condition), prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of
loss or damage during shipment.
To qualify for refund or replacement, returned products must be in as-new condition, software products must be
unopened, and all of the manuals, floppy disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product must be
returned with it.
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1-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the Caribbean Only)
Guarantee
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") warrants to the end user in accordance with the following provisions that its
branded hardware products, purchased by the end user from a Dell company or an authorized Dell distributor in Latin
America or the Caribbean, will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and design affecting normal use, for a
period of 1 year from the original purchase date. Products for which proper claims are made will, at Dell’s option, be
repaired or replaced at Dell’s expense. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell uses new and
reconditioned parts made by various manufacturers in performing repairs and building replacement products.
Exclusions
This Guarantee does not apply to defects resulting from: improper or inadequate installation, use, or maintenance;
actions or modifications by unauthorized third parties or the end user; accidental or willful damage; or normal wear and
tear.
Making a Claim
Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee
period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating name and address of the seller, date of purchase,
model and serial number, name and address of the customer, and details of symptoms and configuration at the time of
malfunction, including peripherals and software used. Otherwise, Dell may refuse the guarantee claim. Upon diagnosis
of a warranted defect, Dell will make arrangements and pay for ground freight and insurance to and from Dell’s
repair/replacement center. The end user must ensure that the defective product is available for collection properly
packed in original or equally protective packaging together with the details listed above and the return number provided
to the end user by Dell.
Limitation and Statutory Rights
Dell makes no other warranty, guarantee or like statement other than as explicitly stated above, and this Guarantee is
given in place of all other guarantees whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the absence of applicable
legislation, this Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its affiliates, and
neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect or consequential
loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
This Guarantee does not impair or affect mandatory statutory rights of the end user against and/or any rights resulting
from other contracts concluded by the end user with Dell and/or any other seller.
Dell World Trade LP
One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682, USA
Dell Computadores do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 72.381.189/0001-10)
Avenida Industrial Belgraf, 400
92990-000 - Eldorado do Sul – RS - Brasil
Dell Computer de Chile Ltda
Coyancura 2283, Piso 3- Of.302,
Providencia, Santiago - Chile
Dell Computer de Colombia Corporation
Carrera 7 #115-33 Oficina 603
Bogota, Colombia
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Intel® Warranty Statement for Pentium® and Celeron® Processors Only
(U.S. and Canada Only)
Intel’s Three Year Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty
Intel warrants that its family of Pentium® and Celeron® processors, if properly used and installed, will be free from defects in materials and workmanship and will substantially
conform to Intel’s publicly available specifications for a period of three (3) years after the date the Pentium or Celeron processor was purchased (whether purchased separately
or as part of a computer system).
If the Pentium or Celeron processor, which is the subject of this Limited Warranty, fails during the warranty period for reasons covered by this Limited Warranty, Intel, at its option, will:
• REPAIR the Pentium or Celeron processor by means of hardware and/or software; OR
• REPLACE the Pentium or Celeron processor with another Pentium or Celeron processor; OR
if Intel is unable to repair or replace the particular Pentium or Celeron processor,
• REFUND the then-current value of the Pentium or Celeron processor.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY EXIST UNDER STATE LAW, APPLY ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THE
PENTIUM OR CELERON PROCESSOR, OR PENTIUM OR CELERON PROCESSOR-BASED COMPUTER AND LAST ONLY FOR AS LONG AS SUCH PURCHASER
CONTINUES TO OWN THE PROCESSOR.
Extent of Limited Warranty
Intel does not warrant that your Pentium or Celeron processor will be free from design defects or errors known as "errata." Current characterized errata are available upon request.
This limited warranty is for purchasers in the United States and Canada only. The limited warranty does not cover any costs relating to removal or replacement of any Pentium or
Celeron processors that are soldered or otherwise permanently affixed to your system’s motherboard.
This limited warranty does not cover damages due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, usage not in accordance with product instructions,
misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service for your Pentium or Celeron processor, you may contact your computer system manufacturer in accordance with its instructions, or you may contact Intel.
To request warranty service from Intel, you should call Intel at 1-800-628-8686 during the warranty period during normal business hours (Pacific Time), excluding holidays. Please
be prepared to provide:
(1) your name, address, and telephone numbers;
(2) proof of purchase;
(3) this Intel warranty card;
(4) a description of the computer system including the brand and model; and
(5) an explanation of the problem.
[Note: The Customer Service Representative may need additional information from you depending on the nature of the problem.]
The replacement processor is warranted under this written warranty and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions for the remainder of the original warranty period or one
(1) year, whichever is longer.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
THESE WARRANTIES REPLACE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. INTEL MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES BEYOND THOSE STATED HERE. INTEL
DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL
EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD. NO WARRANTIES APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
INTEL’S RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THIS, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, IS LIMITED TO REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND, AS SET
FORTH ABOVE. THESE REMEDIES ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY. INTEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY, AND ANY
COSTS OF RECOVERING, REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH A SYSTEM CONTAINING YOUR
PENTIUM PROCESSOR. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
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Intel Pentium® and Celeron® Processors are backed by a three-year limited warranty.
Please refer to the reverse side of this card for complete warranty details.
Intel’s Commitment to Quality
Intel is committed to producing the highest quality processors available. That’s why we have hundreds of people dedicated to continuously improve our design, manufacturing,
and testing technology.
We put every one of our Pentium® and Celeron® processors through a rigorous battery of tests during the design and manufacturing processes.
To verify that the new chip will correctly run the software written for Intel Architecture processors, a team of Intel engineers is dedicated to compatibility testing. In a state-of-art lab,
this group runs an extensive set of operating systems, applications, network tests and stress tests repeatedly to ensure that the processor is compatible with representative software.
Just as importantly, we work with hardware and software companies in the computer industry to ensure that our processors are compatible with their products.
Additionally, a sampling of Intel processors are subjected to a rigorous "burn-in" test whereby the chip is operated at higher-than-normal temperatures and voltages. During this
burn-in period, the processor experiences the equivalent of weeks of normal usage. These units are monitored for failures as part of our ongoing quality assurance process.
As a result, today’s microprocessors from Intel are among the most reliable components in computers.
What are "Errata"?
Exhaustive product testing can highlight differences between the actual behavior of the microprocessor and its specifications. Sometimes the discrepancies are caused by a design
defect or error, which we call errata. Rigorous validation identifies most errata during the development of the processor, but we do detect additional errata during the life cycle of
a microprocessor.
When an erratum is identified, our engineers work to characterize it and find a solution. We work with system designers and software developers to ensure that the discrepancy does
not affect their products. If necessary, special software or hardware solutions (sometimes known as "work arounds") are implemented in the system design to prevent computer
users from encountering the problem. Errata may then be corrected in future revisions of the microprocessor.
No microprocessor is perfect, and Intel recognizes that some consumers want to know about any errata, whether or not the errata affect them. Intel makes documentation of all
characterized Pentium and Celeron processor errata publicly available through our Technical Documentation Service.
At Intel, our goal is to make every computer user satisfied with his or her Pentium or Celeron processor. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about your Intel
microprocessor, please call us at 1-800-628-8686.
©1997, 1998 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Index
A
C
AccessDirect button
description, 22
system view, 22
CD
operating system, 17
air vents
description, 24-25, 28
system view, 24-25, 28
audio connectors
description, 23
system view, 23
B
battery
charging, 38
checking the charge, 38
description, 23, 28
installing, 39
low-battery warning, 38
performance, 37
power meter, 38
removing, 39
storing, 39
system view, 23, 28
battery latch release
description, 28
system view, 28
CD or DVD drive
description, 23
replacing, 86
system view, 23
CDs, 49
characters
unexpected, 46
computer
crashes, 66
specifications, 91
conflicts
software and hardware
incompatibilities, 71
copying CDs
general information, 49
helpful tips, 50
how to copy a CD, 49
crashes, 66
Dell
contacting, 106
support site, 17
Dell Diagnostics, 59
device status lights
description, 21
diagnostics
Dell, 59
Drivers and Utilities CD, 15
display
description, 19
system view, 19
display latch
description, 19
system view, 19
documentation
device, 15
help file, 16
online, 17
Owner’s Manual, 15
Setup Diagram, 16
drivers
reinstalling, 69
D
Drivers and Utilities CD, 15
damaged computer
testing, 68
drives
fixing problems, 65
See hard drive
Index
139
140
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DVD drive
See CD or DVD drive
DVDs, 49
Internet connection
about, 29
options, 29
setting up, 29
memory module cover
description, 28
system view, 28
IRQ conflicts, 71
modem
adding, 83
E
e-mail
fixing problems, 32
F
floppy drive
fixing problems, 65
H
hard drive
description, 28
replacing, 78
returning to Dell, 80
system view, 28
hardware
conflicts, 71
Dell Diagnostics, 59
Hardware Troubleshooter, 71
Help and Support Center, 17
help file, 16
K
keyboard
description, 20
fixing problems, 46
replacing, 88
shortcuts, 42
system view, 20
unexpected characters, 46
keyboard status lights
description, 20
system view, 20
keypad
numeric, 41
L
labels
Microsoft Windows, 16
Service Tag, 16
license agreement
software, 124
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modem connector
description, 24
system view, 24
modem/Mini PCI card cover
description, 28
system view, 28
N
network
fixing problems, 52
network connector
description, 27
system view, 27
O
Operating System CD, 17
operating system
reinstallation, 73
line conditioners, 35
P
M
PC Card slot
description, 22
system view, 22
I
installing parts
before you begin, 77
recommended tools, 77
shutting down your
computer, 77
Microsoft Windows label, 16
memory
removing, 81
PC Cards
fixing problems, 66
power
fixing problems, 39
protection devices, 35
turning off your computer, 36
power button
description, 22
system view, 22
printer
cable, 33
connecting, 33
setting up, 33
USB, 33
problems
conflicts, 71
Dell Diagnostics, 59
programs
crashes, 66
not responding, 67
R
reinstalling
drivers, 69
Drivers and Utilities CD, 15
Windows XP, 73
S
safety instructions, 9
scanner
fixing problems, 64
security cable slot
description, 24
system view, 24
Service Tag, 16
Setup Diagram, 16
shutting down your
computer, 36
software
conflicts, 71
fixing problems, 66
reinstalling software, 69
software license
agreement, 124
speakers
description, 20
system view, 20
specifications, 91
support
contacting Dell, 106
surge protectors, 35
System Restore, 72
system setup program
commonly used options, 99
purpose, 98
screens, 98-99
viewing, 98
system views
back, 25
bottom, 25, 28
front, 19
left side, 22
right side, 23
touch pad buttons
description, 21
system view, 21
troubleshooting
cannot save to floppy disk, 65
conflicts, 71
Dell Diagnostics, 59
dropped or damaged
computer, 68
e-mail problems, 32
Hardware Troubleshooter, 71
Help and Support Center, 17
network problems, 52
PC Card problems, 66
power problems, 39
program crash, 66
program stopped
responding, 67
reinstalling Windows XP, 73
scanner problems, 64
System Restore, 72
unexpected characters, 46
wet computer, 67
turning off your computer, 36
U
uninterruptible power
supplies
See UPS
UPS, 35
T
touch pad
customizing, 44
description, 21
system view, 21
USB connector
description, 26
system view, 26
Index
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V
video connector
description, 27
system view, 27
W
warranty, 127
wet computer, 67
Windows XP
Device Driver Rollback, 69
Hardware Troubleshooter, 71
Help and Support Center, 17
printer, 34
reinstalling, 73
System Restore, 72
wireless network
changing security settings, 55
connecting to, 53
type, 52
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