Specifications | Dell 220S Network Card User Manual

Dell™ Dimension™ 2350 Series
service tag
CD or DVD
headphone
connector
CD or DVD drive
activity light
CD or DVD eject button
CD or DVD
volume
control dial
second bay for optional drive
floppy drive eject button*
floppy drive light*
power light
hard-drive activity light
power button
USB 2.0 connectors (2)
headphone connector
*On computers with an optional floppy drive.
power connector
voltage selection switch
keyboard connector
cover thumbscrew*
mouse connector
serial connector
diagnostic lights (4)
video connector
line-out connector
parallel connector
line-in connector
microphone connector
USB 2.0 connectors (4)
PCI card slots (3)
cover latch*
network adapter
connector
*Your computer may not have a cover
thumbscrew or a cover latch.
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Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your
computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you
how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal
injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Tell Me How help file. To access
the help file, see page 34.
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.
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are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; Intel, Celeron, and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation;
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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other than its own.
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Contents
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
General
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When Using Your Computer
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When Working Inside Your Computer
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Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
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Ergonomic Computing Habits
Battery Disposal
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Finding Information for Your Computer
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1 Setting Up and
Using Your Computer
Setting Up a Printer
Printer Cable
Connecting a Parallel Printer
Connecting a USB Printer .
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Transferring Information to a New Computer
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to a Network Adapter
Network Setup Wizard
Connecting to the Internet
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
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Copying CDs
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Using Easy CD Creator Basic
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Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs
Helpful Tips
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How to Copy a CD
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Turning Off the Computer
2 Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
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Finding Help Information
Battery Problems
Drive Problems
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Floppy drive problems
CD drive problems
Problems writing to a CD-RW drive
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DVD drive problems
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Hard drive problems
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E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Error Messages
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General Problems
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The computer stops responding
A program stops responding
A program crashes repeatedly
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Other software problems
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Other technical problems
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General hardware problems
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A solid blue screen appears
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Keyboard Problems
Mouse Problems
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Network Problems
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Power Problems .
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Printer Problems
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Scanner Problems
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Sound and Speaker Problems
No sound from speakers
No sound from headphones
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Video and Monitor Problems
If the screen is blank
If the screen is difficult to read
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Diagnostic Lights
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Dell Diagnostics .
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3 Advanced Troubleshooting
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When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
Starting the Dell Diagnostics
Drivers
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Identifying Drivers
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Reinstalling Drivers
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What Is a Driver?
Using System Restore
Creating a Restore Point
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Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
Undoing the Last System Restore
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Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
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Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
Before You Reinstall
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Reinstalling Windows XP
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4 Adding Parts
Front and Back View of the Computer
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Front View .
Back View
Removing the Computer Cover
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Looking Inside Your Computer
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System Board
Adding Cards
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Adding a Second CD or DVD Drive
Adding Memory
Adding a Floppy Drive
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Replacing the Computer Cover
5 Appendix
Specifications
Standard Settings
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Viewing Settings
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System Setup Program Screens
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Clearing Forgotten Passwords
Replacing the Battery
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Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
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Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals .
Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals .
Contacting Dell
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Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Regulatory Notices
NOM Information (Mexico Only)
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Limited Warranty for the U.S.
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Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy
Dell Software and Peripherals .
One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee
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Pentium®
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Warranty Statement for
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Index
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
Intel®
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect
your computer and working environment from potential damage.
General
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Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service
technician. Always follow installation instructions closely.
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To help prevent electric shock, plug the computer and device power cables into properly
grounded electrical outlets. These cables are equipped with 3-prong plugs to help ensure
proper grounding. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from a cable.
If you must use an extension cable, use a 3-wire cable with properly grounded plugs.
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not use your computer during an
electrical storm.
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any
cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical
storm
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If your computer includes a modem, the cable used with the modem should be
manufactured with a minimum wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCCcompliant RJ-11 modular plug.
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Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.
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To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the
computer before disconnecting a device from the computer.
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
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To avoid shorting out your computer when disconnecting a network cable, first unplug
the cable from the network adapter on the back of your computer, and then from the
network jack. When reconnecting a network cable to your computer, first plug the cable
into the network jack, and then into the network adapter.
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To help protect your computer from sudden, transient increases and decreases in
electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply
(UPS).
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Be sure nothing rests on your computer’s cables and that the cables are not located where
they can be stepped on or tripped over.
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Do not push any objects into the openings of your computer. Doing so can cause fire or
electric shock by shorting out interior components.
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Keep your computer away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling
vents. Avoid placing loose papers underneath your computer; do not place your computer
in a closed-in wall unit or on a bed, sofa, or rug.
CAUTION: Safety Ins tr uctions
When Using Your Computer
As you use your computer, observe the following safe-handling guidelines.
CAUTION: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer
covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, and so on) removed.
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Your computer is equipped with one of the following:
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A fixed-voltage power supply — Computers with a fixed-voltage power supply do not
have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and operate at only one voltage (see
the regulatory label on the outside of the computer for its operating voltage).
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An auto-sensing voltage circuit — Computers with an auto-sensing voltage circuit do
not have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and automatically detect the
correct operating voltage.
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A manual voltage selection switch — Computers with a voltage selection switch on
the back panel must be manually set to operate at the correct operating voltage.
NOTICE: To help avoid damaging a computer with a manual voltage selection switch, set the
switch for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in your location. For Japan,
the voltage selection switch must be set to the 115-V position even though the AC power available in
Japan is 100 V. Also, ensure that your monitor and attached devices are electrically rated to
operate with the AC power available in your location.
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Before working inside the computer, unplug the computer to help prevent electric shock
or system board damage. Certain system board components continue to receive power
any time the computer is connected to AC power.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
When Working Inside Your Computer
Before you open the computer cover, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to service the computer yourself, except as explained in
your online Dell™ documentation or otherwise provided to you. Always follow
installation and service instructions closely.
NOTICE: To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the
computer before removing a component from the system board or disconnecting a device from the
computer.
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Perform an orderly computer shutdown using the operating system menu.
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Turn off your computer and any devices connected to the computer.
3
Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the chassis, such as the metal
around the card-slot openings at the back of the computer, before touching anything
inside your computer.
While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis
to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal components.
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Disconnect your computer and devices, including the monitor, from their electrical
outlets. Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
Doing so reduces the potential for personal injury or shock.
In addition, take note of these safety guidelines when appropriate:
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When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the
cable itself. Some cables have a connector with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this
type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before disconnecting the cable. As you pull
connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also,
before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and
aligned.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
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Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a
card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such
as a microprocessor chip by its edges, not by its pins.
CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed.
Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact
your local waste disposal agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Static electricity can harm delicate components inside your computer. To prevent static
damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s
electronic components, such as the microprocessor. You can do so by touching an unpainted
metal surface on the computer chassis.
As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to
remove any static charge your body may have accumulated.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
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Do not remove components from their antistatic packing material until you are ready to
install the component in your computer. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging,
discharge static electricity from your body.
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When transporting an electrostatic sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic
container or packaging.
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Handle all electrostatic sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use
antistatic floor pads and workbench pads.
Ergonomic Computing Habits
CAUTION: Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in injury.
CAUTION: Viewing the monitor screen for extended periods of time may result in
eye strain.
For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in the Tell Me How help file when
setting up and using your computer. To access the Tell Me How help file, see "Finding Help
Information" on page 34.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
Battery Disposal
Your computer uses a lithium coin-cell battery. The lithium coin-cell battery is a long-life
battery, and it is very possible that you will never need to replace it. However, should you need
to replace it, see "Replacing the Battery" on page 98.
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 for Your Computer
What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
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ResourceCD
A diagnostic program for my computer
Drivers for my computer
My computer documentation
My device documentation
You can use this CD to access documentation and reinstall drivers (see
page 60).
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How to set up a printer
Owner’s Manual
How to troubleshoot and solve problems
How to add parts
How to contact Dell
Warranty information
• Express Service Code and Service Tag
Number
• Microsoft® Windows® License Label
Express Service Code and Windows License Label
Located on your computer (see page 68).
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What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
• How to reinstall my operating system
Operating System CD
If you reinstall your operating system, use the ResourceCD to reinstall
drivers for the devices that came with your computer (see page 60).
• 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
• How to set up my computer
Setup diagram
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The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including:
• Knowledge Base — hints, tips, and online courses
• Customer Forum — online discussion with other Dell customers
• Upgrades — upgrade information for components, such as memory,
the hard drive, and the operating system
• Customer Care — contact information, order status, warranty, and
repair information
• Downloads — drivers, patches, and software updates
• Reference — computer documentation, product specifications, and
white papers
F i n d i n g I n f o r ma t i o n f o r Yo u r C o m p u te r
What Are You Looking For?
Find it Here
• Tips on using Windows
• How to clean my computer
• How to use my mouse and keyboard
Te l l M e H o w h e l p f i l e
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides, and then click User’s guides.
3 Click Tell Me How.
• How to use Windows XP
• Documentation for my computer and
devices
Windows XP Help and Support Center
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click
the arrow icon.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
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F i n d i n g I n f o r ma t i o n f o r Yo u r C o m p u te r
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SECTION 1
Setting Up and
U s i n g Yo u r C o m p u t e r
Setting Up a Printer
Transferring Information to a New Computer
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to the Internet
Copying CDs
Turning Off the Computer
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Setting Up a Printer
NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to the computer.
See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information, including how to:
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Obtain and install updated drivers
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Connect the printer to the computer
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Load paper and install the toner or ink cartridge
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Contact the printer manufacturer for technical assistance
Printer Cable
Your printer connects to your computer with either a USB cable or a parallel cable. Your
printer may not come with a printer cable, so if you purchase a cable separately, ensure that
it is compatible with your printer. If you purchased a printer cable at the same time you
purchased your computer, the cable may arrive in the computer box.
Connecting a Parallel Printer
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Complete the operating system setup, if you have not already done so.
2
Turn off the computer (see page 30).
NOTICE: For best results, use a 3 m (10 ft) or shorter parallel cable.
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Attach the parallel printer cable to the parallel connector on the computer and tighten
the two screws. Attach the cable to the connector on the printer and snap the two clips
into the two notches.
Setting Up and Using Yo ur Computer
parallel connector on computer
connector on printer
screws (2)
clips (2)
parallel printer
cable
notches (2)
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Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New Hardware Wizard
window appears, click Cancel.
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Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with your
printer.
Connecting a USB Printer
NOTE: You can connect USB devices while the computer is turned on.
1
Complete the operating system setup, if you have not already done so.
2
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with your
printer.
3
Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connector on the computer and the printer.
The USB connectors fit only one way.
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USB connector on
computer
USB printer
cable
USB connector
on printer
Transferring Information to a New Computer
Windows XP provides a Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to move data, such as e-mails,
window sizes, toolbar settings, and Internet bookmarks from one computer to another. First
you collect the data from the source computer, and then you import the data to the new
computer.
If the source computer uses another Windows operating system, the wizard can be
launched from the Windows XP operating system CD or from a floppy disk created on the
Windows XP computer. You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network or
serial connection, or you can store it on a removable medium, such as a floppy disk, a Zip
disk, or a writable CD.
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Setting Up and Using Yo ur Computer
To transfer information to a new computer:
NOTE: The CD that you need to place in your CD or DVD drive is titled Operating System.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then
click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
2
On the welcome screen, click Next.
3
On the Which computer is this? screen, select New Computer, and then click Next.
4
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to a Network Adapter
Before you connect your computer to a network, it must have a network adapter installed
and a network cable connected to it.
To connect a network cable:
1
Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back of your
computer.
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.
NOTE: Do not use a network cable with a telephone wall jack.
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network wall jack
network adapter
connector on computer
network cable
Network Setup Wizard
Windows XP provides a Network Setup Wizard to guide you through the process of sharing
files, printers, or an Internet connection between computers in a home or small office.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ Communications, and
then click Network Setup Wizard.
2
On the welcome screen, click Next.
3
Click checklist for creating a network.
NOTE: Selecting the connection method This computer connects directly to the Internet enables
the integrated firewall provided with Windows XP.
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Complete the checklist and required preparations, and then return to the Network
Setup Wizard.
5
Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Connecting to the Internet
NOTE: Internet service providers vary by country.
To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection and an Internet
service provider (ISP), such as America Online or DellNet™ by MSN. Your ISP will offer
one or more of the following Internet connection options:
•
Dial-up connections that provide Internet access through a phone line. Dial-up
connections are considerably slower than DSL and cable modem connections.
•
DSL connections that provide high-speed Internet access through your existing phone
line. With a DSL connection, you can access the Internet and use your phone on the
same line simultaneously.
•
Cable modem connections that provide high-speed Internet access through your local
cable TV line.
If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone cable 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 America Online or DellNet by MSN connection:
1
Save any work in progress and close all open programs.
2
Double-click the MSN Explorer or AOL icon on the Windows® desktop.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you want to set up
an Internet connection with a different ISP:
1
Save any work in progress and close all open programs.
2
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
3
Click Network and Internet Connections.
4
Click Set up or change your Internet connection.
5
In the Internet Properties window, click Setup and then click Next.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
6
Click Connect to the Internet.
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In the next window, click the appropriate option:
•
If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, click Choose from a list of
Internet service providers (ISPs).
•
If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but you did not
receive a setup CD, click Set up my connection manually.
•
If you have a CD, click Use the CD I got from an ISP.
Click Next.
If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 9. 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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10
Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to the Internet?, and
then click Next.
Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup.
If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "Internet, Modem, and E-Mail
Problems" on page 37. 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.
Copying CDs
NOTE: Ensure that you follow all copyright laws when you create CDs.
This section applies only to computers that have a CD- or DVD-recording device.
The information in this section is based on the Roxio Easy CD Creator Basic
documentation that came with your computer. See the following section, "Using Easy CD
Creator Basic," for instructions on how to locate that documentation.
NOTE: The information in this section also applies to using Easy CD Creator Basic with a
DVD+RW or a DVD+R drive.
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To burn CDs, you need to use CD-burner software. Roxio Easy CD Creator Basic is your
computer's CD-burner software. The software includes these project programs that enable
you to record specialty CDs for different types of uses:
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DirectCD allows you to format a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc so that you can use
Microsoft® Windows® Explorer to drag and drop data files to the CD-RW drive. You
can use a DirectCD-formatted CD-RW disc like another hard drive on your computer
because CD-RW discs are fully rewritable (CD-R discs can be used with DirectCD,
but that media type has overwriting limitations—see "Using Blank CD-R Discs or
Blank CD-RW Discs" for recording media differences).
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MusicCD allows you to burn custom music CDs.
•
DataCD allows you to copy a variety of your documents, such as spreadsheet or
accounting files, to a CD for permanent storage.
NOTE: Some music and game CDs are copy-protected. If you have a CD that cannot be copied,
you must use the original CD for everyday use.
•
Disc Copier allows you to make a backup copy of almost any type of CD. This program
allows you to make a copy of a CD for everyday use so that you can archive and save
the original copy. (Disc Copier is titled "CD Copier" in some versions of Roxio CD
Creator Basic.)
All four project programs are available on the Easy CD Creator Basic Select a Project menu
screen. To view the Select a Project menu screen, click the Start button, point to All
Programs→ Roxio Easy CD Creator, and then click Project Selector.
Using Easy CD Creator Basic
See the Easy CD Creator Basic documentation for instructions on how to use the program,
information about different recording techniques, and CD media limitations. The Easy CD
Creator Basic documentation is located in the Microsoft® Windows® XP Help and Support
Center (see "Finding Help Information" on page 34). The documentation is also provided
on the Dell Dimension ResourceCD, which is included with your computer. Each Easy CD
Creator Basic project program also has thorough online help files.
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Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs
Your CD-RW drive writes to two different types of recording media—CD-R and CD-RW
discs. Use blank CD-R (CD-Recordable) disks to record music or permanently store data
files. After creating a CD-R disc, you cannot write to that disc again without changing your
method of recording (see the Roxio documentation for more information). Use blank CDRW (CD-ReWritable) discs when you want to write, erase, rewrite, and update your files
onto CDs.
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You must use the Easy CD Creator Basic project programs to copy and record all
music and data CDs. You can use Windows Explorer to drag and drop files to a CD-R
or CD-RW disc only after you first use DirectCD to format the disc.
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You must use CD-R discs to burn music CDs that you want to play in regular stereos.
CD-RW discs do not play in most home or car stereos.
•
If you want to copy files from the Internet or files from a floppy or Zip drive, copy
those files to your hard drive first, and then burn your CD. Your CD-RW drive requires
a steady stream of data to properly record. Direct Internet downloads, floppy drives,
and Zip drives may not be able to provide a steady data stream to your CD-RW drive.
•
Music MP3 files can be played only on MP3 players or on computers that have MP3
software installed.
•
Ensure that you set the sampling rate to at least 128 Kbps when you burn MP3 files to
a CD. Otherwise, recording errors may occur.
•
Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc to its maximum capacity; for example, do
not copy a 650-MB file to a 650-MB blank CD. The CD-RW drive needs 1 or 2 MB of
the blank CD to finalize the recording.
•
Use a blank CD-RW disc to practice CD recording until you are familiar with CD
recording techniques. If you make a mistake, you can erase the CD-RW disc and try
again. You can also use blank CD-RW discs to test music file projects before you
record the project permanently to a blank CD-R disc.
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See the Roxio support website at support.roxio.com for additional helpful tips.
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How to Copy a CD
NOTE: If you have a DVD/CD-RW combo drive and you experience recording problems, first
check for available software patches at the Dell Support website at support.dell.com and if
necessary, the Roxio support website at support.roxio.com.
The procedure assumes that your computer is equipped with a single CD-RW drive
(without an additional CD drive). If your computer is equipped with both types of drives,
see the Roxio documentation for instructions on how to copy CDs from a CD drive to a
CD-RW drive.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Roxio Easy CD Creator, and then
click Project Selector.
The Select a Project window appears.
2
Click Disc Copier. (Disc Copier is titled "CD Copier" in some versions of Easy CD
Creator Basic.)
The Disc Copier window appears and displays your CD-RW drive in the Copy from
and the Record to lists.
3
Insert the source CD that you want to copy into the CD-RW drive.
The Disc Copier project program briefly checks the source CD in the CD-RW drive to
ensure that it is a readable CD.
4
Click Copy.
Depending on the size of the files that are being copied, the copy process may take a
few minutes.
5
After the source CD is copied, remove the source CD from the
CD-RW drive tray.
The CD-RW drive tray opens automatically after the source CD is copied.
NOTE: You must use CD-R discs to burn music CDs that you want to play in regular stereos.
CD-RW discs do not play in most home or car stereos.
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Insert a blank CD into the CD-RW drive and close the tray.
The recording starts automatically.
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After the recording completes, click OK.
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Turning Off the Computer
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, you must turn off your computer through the Start menu rather
than by pressing the power button.
NOTE: If you are having difficulty turning off your computer, see "General Problems" on
page 40.
1
Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and then click Turn off Computer.
3
Click Turn off.
The computer automatically turns off after the shutdown process finishes.
4
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SECTION 2
Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
Finding Help Information
Battery Problems
Drive Problems
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Error Messages
General Problems
Keyboard Problems
Mouse Problems
Network Problems
Power Problems
Printer Problems
Scanner Problems
Sound and Speaker Problems
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Finding Solutions
Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out where to go for answers. Use this chart to help you
quickly find the answers to your questions.
See page 45.
Press a key or move the
mouse. See the Tell Me How
help file for information on
standby mode.
Get technical assistance from
Dell. See page 100.
See page 39.
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See page 50.
See page 48.
See page 46.
See page 37.
See page 44.
See page 43.
See page 35.
See page 45.
See page 47.
See page 39.
See page 40.
See page 37.
See page 37.
See page 40.
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Finding Help Information
TO A C C E S S T H E Tell Me How H E L P F I L E —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides, and then click User’s guides.
3 Click Tell Me How.
TO A C C E S S W I N D O W S H E L P —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click the arrow icon.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
TO L O C A T E A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N F O R Y O U R C O M P U T E R — See page 15.
Battery Problems
CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly
installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
R E P L A C E T H E B A T T E R Y — If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after
turning on the computer, or if an incorrect time or date displays during start-up, replace the
battery (see page 98). If the battery still does not work properly, contact Dell (see page 100).
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Drive Problems
Floppy drive problems
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start button and click
My Computer. If the floppy drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to
check for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
TE S T T H E D R I V E —
• Insert another disk to eliminate the possibility that the original floppy disk is defective.
• Insert a bootable floppy disk and reboot the computer.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E D I S K I S N O T F U L L O R W R I T E - P R O T E C T E D — Ensure that the disk has
available space and that it is not write-protected (locked). See the following illustration.
back of floppy disk
write-protected
not writeprotected
NOTICE: Do not attempt to clean drive heads with a swab. You may accidentally misalign the
heads, which can render the drive inoperable.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E — Use a commercially available cleaning kit.
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CD drive problems
NOTE: High-speed CD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise. This does not indicate a
defect in the drive or the CD.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click the speaker icon in the lower-right
corner of your screen.
• Ensure that the volume is turned up by clicking the slidebar and dragging it up.
• Ensure that the sound is not muted by clicking any boxes that are checked.
TE S T T H E D R I V E W I T H A N O T H E R C D — Insert another CD to eliminate the possibility that
the original CD is defective.
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R S A N D S U B W O O F E R — See "Sound and Speaker Problems" on
page 48.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start button and click
My Computer. If the CD drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to
check for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
C L E A N T H E D I S C — See the Tell Me How help file for instructions on cleaning your CDs. To
access help files, see page 34.
Problems writing to a CD-RW drive
C L O S E O T H E R P R O G R A M S — The CD-RW drive must receive a steady stream of data when
writing. If the stream is interrupted, an error occurs. Try closing all programs before writing to the
CD-RW.
TU R N O F F S T A N D B Y M O D E I N W I N D O W S B E F O R E W R I T I N G T O A C D - RW D I S C — For
information on power conservation modes, see the Tell Me How help file or search for the keyword
standby in Windows Help. To access help files, see page 34.
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DVD drive problems
NOTE: Because of different regions worldwide and different disc formats, not all DVD titles
work in all DVD drives.
TE S T T H E D R I V E W I T H A N O T H E R DVD — Insert another DVD to eliminate the possibility
that the original DVD is defective.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start button and click My
Computer. If the DVD drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to check
for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
C L E A N T H E D I S C — See the Tell Me How help file for instructions on cleaning your DVDs. To
access help files, see page 34.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 63.
Hard drive problems
RUN CHECK DISK —
1 Click the Start button and click My Computer.
2 Right-click the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and then click
Properties.
3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
5 Click Start.
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
NOTE: Connect the modem to an analog telephone jack only. The modem does not operate while
it is connected to a digital telephone network.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E C O N N E C T I O N — Verify that the telephone line is connected
to the jack on the modem. (The jack has either a green label or a connector-shaped icon next to it.)
Ensure that you hear a click when you insert the telephone line connector into the modem.
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C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E J A C K — Disconnect the telephone line from the modem and
connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone.
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 to connect the modem directly to the
telephone wall jack.
U S E A D I F F E R E N T T E L E P H O N E L I N E — If you are using a line that is 3 m (10 ft) or more in
length, try a shorter one.
R U N T H E M O D E M H E L P E R D I A G N O S T I C S — Click the Start button, point to All Programs,
and then click Modem Helper. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify and resolve
modem problems. (Modem Helper is not available on all computers.)
V E 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 ® — 1Click the Start
button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
3 Click Phone and Modem Options.
4 Click the Modems tab.
5 Click the COM port for your modem.
6 Click Properties, click the Diagnostics tab, and then click Query Modem to verify that the
modem is communicating with Windows.
If all commands receive responses, the modem is operating properly.
TU R N O F F C A L L W A I T I N G ( C A T C H - P H O N E ) — See your telephone directory for instructions
on deactivating this feature. Then adjust the dial-up networking connection properties.
1 Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Phone and Modem Options.
3 Click your connection type to highlight it.
4 Click the Dialing Rules tab, and then click Edit.
5 Click the To Disable Call Waiting box to place a checkmark in it.
6 Select the disable code from the drop-down menu (for example, *70).
7 Click Apply, and then click OK.
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E N S U R E T H A T Y O U A R E C O N N E C T E D T O T H E I N T E R N E T — With the Outlook Express email program open, click File. If Work Offline has a checkmark next to it, click the checkmark to
remove it and connect to the Internet.
ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO AN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER —
Contact an Internet service provider to subscribe.
C O N T A C T Y O U R I N T E R N E T S E R V I C E P R O V I D E R — Contact your Internet service provider
for assistance.
Error Messages
If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system or the program
that was running when the message appeared.
A FILENAME CANNOT CONTAIN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS: \ / : * ? “ <
> | — Do not use these characters in filenames.
A R E Q U I R E D .DLL F I L E W A S N O T F O U N D — The program that you are trying to open is
missing an essential file. To remove and then reinstall the program:
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Add or Remove Programs.
4 Select the program you want to remove.
5 Click the Change or Remove Program icon.
6 See the program documentation for installation instructions.
I N S E R T B O O T A B L E M E D I A — The operating system is trying to boot to a nonbootable floppy
disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD.
N O N - S Y S T E M D I S K E R R O R — A floppy disk is in the floppy drive. Remove the floppy disk and
restart the computer.
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NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR RESOURCES. CLOSE SOME PROGRAMS AND TRY AGAIN —
You have too many programs open. Close all windows and open the program that you want to use.
In some cases, you might have to restart your computer to restore computer resources. If so, try
running the program that you want to use first.
O P E R A T I N G S Y S T E M N O T F O U N D — Contact Dell (see page 100).
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. Try copying the file to a blank disk or using a
larger-capacity disk.
A : \ I S N O T A C C E S S I B L E . T H E D E V I C E I S N O T R E A D Y — The floppy drive cannot read the
disk. Insert a floppy disk into the drive and try again.
General Problems
The computer stops responding
TU R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F — If your computer locks up and you are unable to get a response
by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse, press and hold the power button for at
least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off. Then press the power button again to turn on
the computer. You might lose data if you are unable to perform an operating system shutdown.
A program stops responding
END THE PROGRAM —
1 Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously.
2 Click Applications.
3 Click the program that is no longer responding.
4 Click End Task.
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A program crashes repeatedly
NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy
disk or CD.
C H E C K T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N — Many software manufacturers maintain
websites with information that may help you solve the problem. Ensure that you properly installed
and configured the program. If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
A program is designed for an earlier Windows operating system
RUN THE PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY WIZARD —
Windows XP provides a Program Compatibility Wizard that configures a program so it runs in an
environment similar to non-Windows XP operating system environments.
1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories, and then click Program
Compatibility Wizard.
2 In the welcome screen, click Next.
3 Follow the instructions on the screen.
A solid blue screen appears
TU R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F — If the computer does not respond to a keystroke or a proper
shutdown, press the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off. Press the
power button again to restart the computer. The chkdsk program automatically runs during the
start-up process. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Other software problems
CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION OR CONTACT THE SOFTWARE
MANUFACTURER FOR TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION
B A C K U P Y O U R F I L E S I M M E D I A T E L Y — If your computer has a CD-RW drive or a zip drive
installed, see the drive’s documentation for instructions.
E N S U R E T H A T Y O U H A V E N O T M A D E A N E R R O R W H I L E E N T E R I N G D A T A — See the
program documentation to make sure that the values or characters you are entering are valid.
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C H E C K F O R V I R U S E S — Use a virus-scanning program to check the hard drive, floppy disks, or
CDs.
R E S T A R T T H E C O M P U T E R — Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and then
shut down your computer through the Start menu instead of pressing the power button.
Otherwise, you may lose data.
CHECK FOR COMPATIBILITY —
• Ensure that the program is compatible with the operating system installed on your computer
and that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the
software. See the software documentation for information.
• If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
E N S U R E T H A T Y O U P R O P E R L Y I N S T A L L E D A N D C O N F I G U R E D T H E P R O G R A M — See
the software documentation for information. If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
Other technical problems
G O T O T H E D E L L S U P P O R T W E B S I T E — Go to support.dell.com for help with general usage,
installation, and troubleshooting questions.The support website offers several different tools to
help you, such as Dell Forum—a chat room where you can communicate with other Dell customers
about their computers and gain access to technical support through e-mail. See "Dell Support
Website" for more information about the website (see page 16). See "Dell Technical Support Policy
(U.S. Only)" on page 99 for a description of the hardware and software support provided by Dell.
C A L L D E L L — If you cannot solve your problem using the Dell Support website or e-mail service,
call Dell for technical assistance (see page 100). See "Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on
page 99 for a description of the hardware and software support provided by Dell.
General hardware problems
If your computer exhibits one or more of the following symptoms, a device conflict may
exist:
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Unintelligible characters print from the printer.
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The mouse pointer does not move or "stutters" when it moves.
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Messages appear stating that the computer is not operating at maximum performance.
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Errors occur and programs crash for no apparent reason.
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Nothing displays on the monitor.
RE M O V E A NY R E C E NT L Y A DD E D HA R D W A R E T O S E E I F IT R E S O L V E S T H E
C O N F L I C T — If removing the hardware resolves the conflict, see the hardware documentation
for configuration and troubleshooting instructions. If the problem persists, contact the hardware
manufacturer for technical assistance.
CHECK YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL
TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 63.
Keyboard Problems
RESTART THE COMPUTER —
• If the mouse is functioning, shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 30).
After the computer shuts down, press the power button to restart the computer.
• If the computer does not respond to a keystroke or the mouse, press the power button for at
least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off. Press the power button again to restart the
computer.
CHECK THE KEYBOARD CABLE —
• Ensure that the keyboard cable is firmly connected to the computer.
• Shut down the computer (see page 30), reconnect the keyboard cable as shown on the setup
diagram for your computer, and then restart the computer.
• Ensure that the keyboard cable is firmly connected to the computer.
• Check the cable connector for bent or broken pins and for damaged or frayed cables. Straighten
bent pins.
• Remove keyboard extension cables and connect the keyboard directly to the computer.
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TE S T T H E K E Y B O A R D — Connect a properly working keyboard to the computer, and try using
the keyboard. If the new keyboard works, the original keyboard is faulty.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 63.
Mouse Problems
RESTART THE COMPUTER —
1 Simultaneously press <Ctrl><Esc> to display the Start menu.
2 Type u, press the keyboard arrow keys to highlight Shut down or Turn Off, and then press
<Enter>.
3 After the computer turns off, press the power button to restart the computer.
RECONNECT THE MOUSE CABLE
—
1 Simultaneously press <Ctrl><Esc> to display the Start menu.
2 Type u, press the keyboard arrow keys to highlight Shut down or Turn Off, and then press
<Enter>.
3 After the computer turns off, reconnect the mouse cable as shown on the setup diagram for
your computer.
4 Start the computer.
CHECK THE MOUSE CABLE —
• Check the cable connector for bent or broken pins and for damaged or frayed cables. Straighten
bent pins.
• Ensure that the cable is firmly connected to the computer.
TE S T T H E M O U S E — Connect a properly working mouse to the computer, and try using the
mouse. If the new mouse works, the original mouse was faulty.
CHECK THE MOUSE SETTINGS —
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
2 Click Mouse.
3 Try adjusting the settings.
R E I N S T A L L T H E M O U S E D R I V E R — See page 60.
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C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 63.
Network Problems
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K C A B L E C O N N E C T O R — Ensure that the network cable is connected
as shown on page 23.
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 B A C K O F T H E C O M P U T E R — No light indicates
that there is no network communication. Try replacing the network cable.
light
light
RESTART THE COMPUTER AND TR Y TO LOG ON T O THE NETWORK AGAIN
C H E C K Y O U R N E T W O R K S E T T I N G S — Contact your network administrator or the person who
set up your network to verify that your network settings are correct and that the network is
functioning.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 63.
Power Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — Your computer may be in standby or hibernate mode.
For information on power conservation modes, see the Tell Me How help file, or search for the
keyword standby or hibernate in Windows® Help. To access help files, see page 34.
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I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S G R E E N A N D T H E C O M P U T E R I S N O T R E S P O N D I N G — See
"Diagnostic Lights" on page 54.
I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S B L I N K I N G G R E E N — The computer is in standby mode. Press a
key on the keyboard or move the mouse to resume normal operation.
I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S O F F — The computer is either turned off or is not receiving power.
• Reseat the power cable into both the power connector on the back of the computer and the
electrical outlet.
• If the computer is plugged into a power strip, ensure that the power strip is plugged into an
electrical outlet and that the power strip is turned on.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
• Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and power extension cables to verify that the
computer turns on.
• Ensure that the main power cable is securely connected to the system board (see page 74).
• Ensure that the front panel cable is securely connected to the system board (see page 74).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see page 100).
E L I M I N A T E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Electrical appliances on the same circuit or operating near the
computer can cause interference. Other causes of interference are:
• Power extension cables
• Keyboard and mouse extension cables
• Too many devices on a power strip
• Multiple power strips connected to the same electrical outlet
Printer Problems
NOTE: Dell does not cover the printer’s warranty. If you need technical assistance for your
printer, call the printer’s manufacturer. See the printer documentation for the correct phone
number.
C H E C K T H E P R I N T E R D O C U M E N T A T I O N — See the printer documentation for setup and
troubleshooting information.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S T U R N E D O N — See the printer documentation for power
button information.
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VE R I F Y T H E P R I N T E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S —
• See the printer documentation for cable connection information.
• Ensure that the printer cables are securely connected to the printer and the computer as
described in "Setting Up a Printer" on page 20.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it
with another device, such as a lamp.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y W I N D O W S ® —
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4 Click View installed printers or fax printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
5 Click Properties, and then select the Ports tab. For a parallel printer, ensure that the Print to the
following port(s): setting is LPT1 (Printer Port). For a USB printer, ensure that the Print to the
following port(s): setting is USB.
R E I N S T A L L T H E P R I N T E R D R I V E R — See the printer documentation for instructions.
Scanner Problems
NOTE: Dell does not cover the scanner’s warranty. If you need technical assistance for your
scanner, call the scanner’s manufacturer. See the scanner documentation for the correct phone
number.
C H E C K T H E S C A N N E R D O C U M E N T A T I O N — See the scanner documentation for setup and
troubleshooting information.
U N L O C K T H E S C A N N E R — Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a locking tab or
button.
RE S T A R T T H E CO M P UT E R AN D T R Y T HE S C AN NE R AG A I N
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CHECK THE CABLE CONNECTIONS —
• If your scanner has a power cable, ensure that the power cable is firmly connected to a working
electrical outlet and that the scanner is turned on.
• Ensure that the scanner cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the scanner.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E S C A N N E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y M I C R O S O F T ® W I N D O W S ® —
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4 Click Scanners and Cameras.
If your scanner is listed, Windows recognizes the scanner.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R — See the scanner documentation for instructions.
Sound and Speaker Problems
No sound from speakers
NOTE: The volume control in some MP3 players overrides the Windows® volume setting. If you
have been listening to MP3 songs, ensure that you did not turn the player volume down or off.
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — Ensure that the speakers are connected as
shown on the setup diagram supplied with the speakers.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E S U B W O O F E R A N D 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. If your speakers have volume controls, adjust the
volume, bass, or treble to eliminate distortion.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click or double-click the speaker icon in the
lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not
muted.
D I S C O N N E C T H E A D P H O N E S F R O M T H E H E A D P H O N E C O N N E C T O R — Sound from the
speakers is automatically disabled when headphones are connected to the computer’s front-panel
headphone connector.
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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.
E N A B L E D I G I T A L M O D E — Your speakers do not work if the CD drive is operating in analog
mode. To enable digital mode:
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.
2 Click Sounds and Audio Devices.
3 Click the Hardware tab.
4 Double-click the name of your CD drive.
5 Click the Properties tab.
6 Check the Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device box.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or
halogen lamps to check for interference.
R U N T H E S P E A K E R D I A G N O S T I C S — Some speaker systems have self- diagnostics. See the
speaker documentation for diagnostics instructions.
R E I N S T A L L T H E A U D I O ( S O U N D ) D R I V E R — See page 60.
C H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S — See page 63.
No sound from headphones
C H E C K T H E H E A D P H O N E C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the headphone cable is
securely inserted into the headphone connector (see page 68).
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Click or double-click the speaker icon in the
lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not
muted.
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D I S A B L E D I G I T A L M O D E — Your headphones do not work if the CD drive is operating in
digital mode. To disable digital mode:
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.
2 Click Sounds and Audio Devices.
3 Click the Hardware tab.
4 Double-click the name of your CD drive.
5 Click the Properties tab.
6 Uncheck the Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device box.
Video and Monitor Problems
If the screen is blank
NOTE: See the monitor documentation for troubleshooting procedures.
C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R P O W E R L I G H T — If the power light is off, firmly press the button to
ensure that the monitor is turned on. If the power light is lit or blinking, the monitor has power. If
the power light is blinking, press a key on the keyboard or move the mouse.
C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Check the connector for bent or broken
pins. (It is normal for monitor cable connectors to have missing pins.) Ensure that the video cable
is connected as shown on the setup diagram for your computer.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it
with another device, such as a lamp.
S W A P T H E P O W E R C A B L E S — Swap the computer and monitor power cables to determine if
the power cable is defective.
TE S T T H E V I D E O E X T E N S I O N C A B L E ( I F U S E D ) — If you are using a video extension cable
and removing the cable solves the problem, the cable is defective.
TE S T A N O T H E R M O N I T O R — If another monitor is available, connect it to the computer.
C H E C K T H E D I A G N O S T I C L I G H T S — See page 54.
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If the screen is difficult to read
C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R S E T T I N G S — See the monitor documentation for instructions on
adjusting the contrast and brightness, demagnetizing (degaussing) the monitor, and running the
monitor self-test.
M O V E T H E S U B W O O F E R A W A Y F R O M T H E M O N I T O R — If your speaker system includes a
subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the monitor.
M O V E T H E M O N I T O R A W A Y F R O M E X T E R N A L P O W E R S O U R C E S — Fans, fluorescent
lights, halogen lamps, and other electrical devices can cause the screen image to appear "shaky."
Turn off nearby devices to check for interference.
R O T A T E T H E M O N I T O R T O F A C E A D I F F E R E N T D I R E C T I O N — Eliminate sunlight glare,
which can cause poor picture quality.
ADJUST THE WINDOWS® DISPLAY SETTINGS —
1 Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Appearance and Themes.
3 Click Display, and then click the Settings tab.
4 Try different settings for Screen resolution and Color quality.
R E S T O R E T H E R E C O M M E N D E D S E T T I N G S — Restore the original resolution and refresh rate
settings. See the Tell Me How help file for instructions. To access help files, see page 34.
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SECTION 3
Advanced
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
Diagnostic Lights
Dell Diagnostics
Drivers
Using System Restore
Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
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Diagnostic Lights
To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer is equipped with four lights on the back
panel labeled "A," "B," "C," and "D" (see page 70). These lights can be yellow or green.
When the computer starts normally, the lights flash. After the computer starts, the lights
remain green. If the computer malfunctions, the color and sequence of the lights identify
the problem.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 12.
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Y
Y
G
G
A
B
C
D
G
Y
G
Y
A
B
C
D
Advanced Troubleshooting
Problem
Description
Suggested Resolution
Memory modules are
detected, but a
memory failure has
occurred.
• If you have one memory module installed,
reinstall it (see page 83) and restart the
computer.
• If you have two or more memory modules
installed, remove the modules, reinstall one
module (see page 83), and then restart the
computer. If the computer starts normally,
reinstall an additional module. Continue
until you have identified a faulty connector
or reinstalled all modules without error.
• If available, install properly working memory
of the same type into your computer (see
page 83).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
page 100).
Memory modules are
detected, but a
memory
configuration or
compatibility error
exists.
• Ensure that there are no special memory
module/memory connector placement
requirements (see page 83).
• Verify that the memory modules that you are
installing are compatible with your computer
(see page 93).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
page 100).
Light Pattern
G
Y
Y
Y
A
B
C
D
Y
G
Y
Y
A
B
C
D
Y
G
Y
G
A
B
C
D
G
G
G
Y
A
B
C
D
Problem
Description
Suggested Resolution
No memory modules
are detected.
• Reinstall all memory modules (see page 83)
and restart the computer.
• To eliminate the possibility of a faulty
memory connector, remove all memory
modules, reinstall one memory module (if
the computer supports a single module) (see
page 83), and then restart the computer. If
the computer starts normally, move the
memory module to a different connector and
restart the computer. Continue until you
have identified a faulty connector or
reinstalled all modules without error.
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
page 100).
A PCI bus failure has
occurred.
1 Determine if a conflict exists by removing a
card (see page 75) and then restarting the
computer.
2 If the problem persists, reinstall the card that
you removed (see page 75), remove a
different card, and then restart the
computer.
3 Repeat this process for each card. If the
computer starts normally, troubleshoot the
last card removed from the computer for
resource conflicts (see "Resolving Software
and Hardware Incompatibilities" on
page 63).
4 If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
page 100).
A video controller
failure has occurred.
Contact Dell (see page 100).
Other failure has
occurred.
• Ensure that the cables are properly
connected from the hard drive, CD drive,
and DVD drive to the system board (see
page 74).
• If the problem persists, contact Dell (see
page 100).
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Dell Diagnostics
When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in "Solving Problems"
(see page 31) and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance.
Running the Dell Diagnostics may help you resolve the problem without contacting Dell. If
you do contact Dell, the test results can provide important information for Dell's service
and support personnel.
The Dell Diagnostics allows you to:
•
Perform express, extended, or custom tests on one or all devices.
•
Select tests based on a symptom of the problem you are having.
•
Choose how many times a test is run.
•
Display test results.
•
Suspend testing if an error is detected.
•
Access online help information that describes the tests and devices.
•
Receive status messages that tell you whether tests completed successfully.
•
Receive error messages if problems are detected.
Starting the Dell Diagnostics
NOTICE: Only use the Dell Diagnostics to test your Dell™ computer. Using this program with
other computers can result in error messages.
Start the Dell Diagnostics from either your hard drive or from the Dell Dimension
ResourceCD as explained in the following sections).
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive
1
Shut down and restart the computer.
2
When the DELL® logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
NOTE: If you receive a message stating that no Diagnostics utility partition has been found,
follow the instructions to run the Dell Diagnostics from your ResourceCD.
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 Boot to Utility Partition and press
<Enter>.
4
When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run (see
page 57).
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the ResourceCD
1
Insert the ResourceCD into the CD drive.
2
Shut down and restart the computer.
When the DELL® logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the
Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer through the Start menu and try
again.
NOTE: This feature changes the boot sequence for one time only. On the next start-up, the
computer boots according to the devices specified in the system setup program.
3
When the boot device list appears, highlight IDE CD-ROM Device and press
<Enter>.
4
Select the IDE CD-ROM Device option from the CD boot menu.
5
Select the Boot from CD-ROM option from the menu that appears.
6
Type 1 to start the ResourceCD menu.
7
Type 2 to start the Dell Diagnostics.
8
Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions
are listed, select the version appropriate for your platform.
9
When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run as
explained in the following section.
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu
1
After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears, click the button
for the option you want.
NOTE: The Service Tag number for your computer is located at the top of each test screen.
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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 displaying the error code and a
description of the problem appear. Write down the error code and problem description
and follow the instructions on the screen.
If you cannot resolve the error condition, contact Dell (see page 100).
3
If you run a test from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option, click the applicable
tab described in the following table for more information.
Tab
Function
Results
Displays the results of the test and any error conditions encountered.
Errors
Displays error conditions encountered, error codes, and problem
description.
Help
Describes the test and may indicate requirements for running the test.
Configuration
Displays your hardware configuration for the selected device.
The Dell Diagnostics obtains your configuration information for all
devices from the system setup program, memory, and various internal tests
and displays it in the device list in the left pane of the screen. The device
list may not display the names of all the components installed on your
computer or all devices attached to your computer.
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Allows you to customize the test by changing the test settings.
4
When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the
ResourceCD, remove the CD.
5
Close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics
and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen.
Advanced Troubleshooting
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
•
Reinstall your operating system
•
Connect or install a new device
If you experience a problem with any device, perform the steps in the following sections to
identify whether the driver is the source of your problem and if necessary, to update the
driver.
Identifying Drivers
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
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 window, 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.
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Reinstalling Drivers
NOTICE: The Dell Support website and your Dell Dimension ResourceCD provide approved
drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer
might not work correctly.
Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver, use Windows XP
Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the previously installed version.
To use Device Driver Rollback:
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 window, 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 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 61) to return your computer to the operating state that existed before you installed the
new driver.
Using the Dell Dimension ResourceCD
If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore (see page 61) does not resolve the
problem, then reinstall the driver from the Dell Dimension ResourceCD:
1
With the Windows desktop displayed, insert the ResourceCD into the CD or DVD
drive.
If this is your first time to use the ResourceCD, go to step 2. If not, go to step 5.
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When the ResourceCD installation program starts, follow the prompts on the screen.
3
When the InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears, remove the ResourceCD
and click Finish to restart the computer.
4
When you see the Windows desktop, reinsert the ResourceCD into the CD or DVD
drive.
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At the Welcome Dell System Owner screen, click Next.
NOTE: The ResourceCD displays drivers only for hardware that came on your computer. If you
installed additional hardware, the drivers for the new hardware might not be displayed by the
ResourceCD. If those drivers are not displayed, exit the ResourceCD program. For drivers
information, see the documentation that came with the device.
A message stating that the ResourceCD is detecting hardware in your computer
appears.
The drivers that are used by your computer are automatically displayed in the My
Drivers—The ResourceCD has identified these components in your system window.
6
Click the driver that you want to reinstall and follow the instructions on the screen.
If a particular driver is not listed, then that driver is not required by your operating
system.
Using System Restore
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides System Restore to allow you to
return your computer to an earlier operating state (without affecting data files) if changes
to the hardware, software, or other system settings have left the computer in an undesirable
operating state. See Windows Help for information on using System Restore. To access
Windows Help, see page 34.
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 60)
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.
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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.
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:
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Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance.
Advanced Troubleshooting
3
Click System.
4
Click the System Restore tab.
5
Ensure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked.
Resolving Software and Hardware
Incompatibilities
Windows XP IRQ conflicts occur if a device either is not detected during the operating
system setup or is detected but incorrectly configured.
To check for conflicts on a computer running Windows XP:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance and click System.
3
Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4
In the Device Manager list, check for conflicts with the other devices.
Conflicts are indicated by a yellow exclamation point (!) beside the conflicting device
or a red X if the device has been disabled.
5
Double-click any conflict to display the Properties window.
If an IRQ conflict exists, the Device status area in the Properties window reports the
cards or devices that share the device's IRQ.
6
Resolve conflicts by reconfiguring the devices or removing the devices from the Device
Manager.
To use the Windows XP 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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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 60) 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 61) 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.
NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options
can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not
reinstall Windows XP unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection software installed
on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP. See the documentation that came with the
software for instructions.
Preparing to Boot From the Operating System CD
1
Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.
2
Exit any program or utility that might run after you insert the CD.
3
Shut down (see page 30) 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.
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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.
Advanced Troubleshooting
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, the following message appears: Press any key to
boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this message appears.
1
When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the settings for your
location and click Next.
2
Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your Software screen
and click Next.
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
Click Typical in the Networking Settings screen and click Next.
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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, the following message appears: Press any key to
boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this message appears.
1
When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.
2
When the How will this computer connect to the Internet? message
appears, click Skip.
3
When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, 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.
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1
Reinstall the appropriate drivers (see page 60).
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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SECTION 4
A d d i n g Pa r t s
Front and Back View of the Computer
Removing the Computer Cover
Looking Inside Your Computer
Adding Cards
Adding a Second CD or DVD Drive
Adding Memory
Adding a Floppy Drive
Replacing the Computer Cover
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Front View
1
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12
2
11
3
4*
10*
5
9
8
7
6
*On computers with an optional floppy drive.
1
CD or DVD drive activity
light
The drive activity light is on when the computer reads data from the CD or DVD
drive.
2
CD or DVD eject button
Press this button to eject your CD from the CD or DVD drive.
3
second drive bay
This bay allows an optional second optical drive to be installed into the computer.
4
floppy drive eject button*
Press this button to eject a disk from the floppy drive.
5
hard-drive activity light
The hard-drive light is on when the computer reads data from or writes data to the
hard drive. The light might also be on when devices such as your CD player are
operating.
6
headphone connector
Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most speakers for listening
to all sounds in your computer, including your CD player and system sounds such as
beeps.
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USB 2.0 connectors (2)
For quick connections, Dell recommends using the front USB connectors for USB
devices such as digital cameras, gaming controllers, and scanners. Use the back-panel
USB connectors for USB mouse and keyboard connections.
8
power button
Press this button to turn on the computer.
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, do not use the power button to turn off the
computer. Instead, perform a Windows shutdown.
9
power light
The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states:
No light — The computer is in the off state.
Steady green — The computer is in a normal operating state.
Blinking green — The computer is in a power-saving state.
10
floppy-drive light*
The floppy-drive light is on when the computer reads data from or writes data to the
floppy drive. Wait until this light turns off before you remove the floppy disk from
the drive.
11
CD or DVD volume
control dial
Move the dial to adjust the volume of your audio CD or DVD disc.
12
CD or DVD headphone
connector
Use the headphone connector to attach headphones to the CD or DVD drive. Your
headphones won’t work if the drive is operating in digital mode. To disable digital
mode, see "No sound from headphones" on page 49.
13
service tag
This label lists your computer's service tag and your Express Service Code (if
applicable). If you call Dell technical support, use your Express Service Code to route
the call directly to the correct support personnel. The Dell technical support staff will
ask for your service tag.
NOTE: Express Service may not be available in some countries.
*On computers with an optional floppy drive.
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Back View
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14
1
2
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12
11
3
4
5
10
9
6
7
8
1
cover thumbscrew
Your computer may not have a cover thumbscrew.
2
mouse connector
Plug your computer’s PS/2 mouse into the green mouse connector. Turn off the
computer and any attached devices before you connect a mouse to the computer. (If
you have a USB mouse, see "USB 2.0 connectors" in this table.)
3
diagnostic lights (4)
Use the lights to help you recognize a diagnostic code that can tell you how to
troubleshoot a computer problem (see page 54).
4
parallel connector
Connect a parallel device, such as a printer, to the parallel connector. If you have a
USB printer, plug it into a USB connector.
5
line-in connector
Use the blue line-in connector to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette
player, CD player, or VCR.
6
cover latch
Your computer may not have a cover latch.
7
network adapter
connector
Connect a network cable to the network adaptor connector.
8
PCI card slots (3)
Use these slots for a PCI card, such as a modem.
9
USB 2.0 connectors (4)
Connect a USB device such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, joystick, or speaker system
into any of the USB connectors.
10
microphone connector
Use the pink microphone connector to attach a personal computer microphone for
voice or musical input to a sound or telephony program.
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line-out connector
Use the green line-out connector to attach headphones and most speakers with
integrated amplifiers.
12
video connector
Plug the cable from your monitor into the blue connector.
13
serial connector
Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial connector.
14
keyboard connector
Plug your computer’s PS/2 keyboard into the purple keyboard connector. Turn off the
computer and any attached devices before you connect a keyboard to the computer.
(If you have a USB keyboard, see "USB 2.0 connectors" in this table.)
15
voltage selection switch
See the safety instructions on page 11 for more information.
16
power connector
Connect the power cable.
Removing the Computer Cover
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 30).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer,
turn them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then
unplug it from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and
then press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from
the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an
unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work,
periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm
internal components.
5
If your computer cover has a thumbscrew, loosen the thumbscrew.
6
If your computer cover has a cover latch, push down on the cover latch.
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Grip the indent in the middle of the computer cover, and slide the computer cover
towards the back of the computer.
thumbscrew*
back of computer
cover latch*
computer cover
*May not be present on all computer covers.
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Looking Inside Your Computer
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from
the electrical outlet before opening the computer cover.
CD or DVD drive
optional floppy drive
hard drive
power supply
system board
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System Board
CD drive
connector (J20)
hard drive
connector (J23)
main power
connector
(J21)
floppy drive
connector
(J18)
control panel
connector (J24)
battery socket (BT1)
CMOS jumper
(CMOS)
power indicator
(LED1)
front-panel I/O
connector (J16)
memory module
connectors
(DDR1, DDR2)
password
jumper (JP1)
PCI card slots (3)
(PCI1, PCI2, PCI3)
fan connector (J14)
microprocessor
connector (U16)
12-V power
connector (J10)
modem telephony
connector (J25)
CD audio
connector (J8)
back of computer
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Adding Cards
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 30).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer,
turn them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then
unplug it from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and
then press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from
the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 71).
NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an
unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work,
periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm
internal components.
6
Lay the computer on its side so that the system board is on the bottom of the inside of
the computer.
7
Unscrew and remove the filler bracket for the card slot you want to use.
filler bracket
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CAUTION: Some network adapters automatically start the computer when they
are connected to a network. To guard against electrical shock, be sure to unplug
your computer from its electrical outlet before installing any cards.
8
Align the cutout on the bottom of the card with the crossbar in the system board
connector. Gently rock the card into the connector until it is fully seated.
card
card cutout
card connector
on system board
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crossbar
Ensure that the card is fully seated and that its bracket is within the card slot.
fully seated
not fully seated
bracket within slot
bracket caught
outside of slot
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10
Secure the filler bracket onto the end of the card with the screw you removed in step 7.
Connect any cables required for the card as described in the card documentation.
NOTICE: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can
cause damage to the equipment.
11
Replace the computer cover (see page 90).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then
plug it into the computer.
12
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
13
Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation.
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Adding a Second CD or DVD Drive
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
NOTE: Drives sold by Dell come with their own operating software and documentation. After
you install a drive, see the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing
and using the drive software.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 30).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer,
turn them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then
unplug it from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and
then press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from
the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 71).
NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an
unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work,
periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm
internal components.
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Release and remove the front panel:
a
Push the release lever to release the top tab.
b
Reach inside the computer and push the bottom tab towards you to release it (the
middle tab releases automatically).
c
Rotate the front panel to separate it from the side hinges.
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front panel
top tab
release lever
middle tab
bottom tab
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Pull the two front-panel tabs towards you, and then push out the front-panel insert.
insert
tabs (2)
8
Ensure that the jumper setting on the new drive is set for "cable select" (see the
documentation that came with the drive for information).
9
Remove two extra alignment screws, shown in the illustration on page 81, from the
front of the computer and insert them into the drive.
drive
alignment screws (2)
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NOTE: Some computers come with only two extra alignment screws; others come with four. You
only need two alignment screws for this procedure.
10
Gently slide the drive into place.
drive
securing
screw
extra alignment
screws (2 or 4)
alignment screws (2)
11
Once the drive is in place, apply pressure to ensure that the drive is fully seated.
12
Use the securing screw that came with the drive to attach the drive to the computer.
CAUTION: Match the colored strip on the cable with pin 1 on the drive (pin 1 is
marked as "1").
13
Connect the power cable to the system board.
14
Locate the data cable from the CD or DVD drive in the upper drive bay and connect
its middle data connector to the new drive.
15
Check all cable connections, and then fold the cables out of the way to provide airflow
for the fan and cooling vents.
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Reattach the front panel to the side hinges, and then rotate it until it snaps onto the
front of the computer.
side hinges (3)
front panel
17
Replace the computer cover (see page 90).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then
plug it into the computer.
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18
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
19
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any
software required for drive operation.
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Adding Memory
NOTE: Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty.
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system
board. For information on the type of memory supported by your computer, see "Memory"
on page 93.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 30).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer,
turn them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then
unplug it from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and
then press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from
the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 71).
NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an
unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work,
periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm
internal components.
6
Lay the computer on its side so that the system board is on the bottom of the inside of
the computer.
7
If necessary, remove a memory module:
a
Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.
b
Grasp the module and pull up.
If the module is difficult to remove, gently ease the module back and forth to
remove it from the connector.
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To insert a module, press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module
connector.
memory module connectors
securing clips (2)
notch
memory module
crossbar
connector
cutouts (2)
step 8
step 9
step 10
9
Align the notch on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in the connector.
NOTICE: To avoid breaking the memory module, do not press near the middle of the module.
10
Insert the module straight down into the connector, ensuring that it fits into the
vertical guides at each end of the connector. Press firmly on the ends of the module
until it snaps into place.
If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end
of the module.
11
Replace the computer cover (see page 90).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then
plug it into the computer.
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Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
13
Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
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Click the General tab.
15
To verify that the memory is installed correctly, check the amount of memory (RAM)
listed.
Adding a Floppy Drive
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 30).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer,
turn them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then
unplug it from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and
then press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from
the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 71).
NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an
unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work,
periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm
internal components.
6
Release and remove the front panel:
a
Push the release lever to release the top tab.
b
Reach inside the computer and push the bottom tab towards you to release it (the
middle tab releases automatically).
c
Rotate the front panel to separate it from the side hinges.
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side hinges (3)
front panel
top tab
release lever
middle tab
bottom tab
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Press in the two insert tabs, and then push out the front-panel insert.
tabs (2)
insert
8
Connect the floppy-drive power cable to the back of the drive.
CAUTION: Match the colored strip on the cable with pin 1 on the drive (pin 1 is
marked as "1").
9
Connect the data cable to the back of the drive and to the floppy drive connector on
the system board (see page 74).
The data cable is included in the floppy drive kit.
10
Position the top of the floppy drive bracket so that it is completely flush with the
bottom of the upper drive bay, and then slide the floppy drive bracket forward into
place.
The top of the floppy drive bracket has two slots that fit into two clips on the bottom
of the upper drive bay. When the floppy drive bracket is properly mounted, it remains
in place without support.
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11
Secure the floppy drive bracket with the top bracket screw that came with the floppy
drive kit.
top bracket screw
drive bracket
floppy drive
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12
Reattach the front panel to the side hinges, and then rotate it until it snaps onto the
front of the computer.
side hinges (3)
front panel
13
Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to provide airflow for the
fan and cooling vents.
14
Replace the computer cover (see page 90).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then
plug it into the computer.
15
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
16
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any
software required for drive operation.
Use the Boot menu options in the system setup program to adjust the boot order of
the floppy drive. For more information about the system setup program, see page 95.
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Replacing the Computer Cover
1
Ensure that all cables are connected, and fold cables out of the way. Also, ensure that
cables are not routed over the drive cage—they can prevent the cover from closing
properly.
2
Ensure that no tools or extra parts are left inside the computer.
3
Place the cover on the computer.
4
Slide the cover towards the front of the computer until it fits completely into place.
5
If your computer has a computer cover thumbscrew, tighten the thumbscrew.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then
plug it into the computer.
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SECTION 5
Appendix
Specifications
Standard Settings
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
Replacing the Battery
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Contacting Dell
Regulatory Notices
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
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Specifications
Microprocessor
Microprocessor type
Intel® Pentium® 4 or Celeron®
L1 cache
8 KB first-level (Pentium 4); 32 KB (16-KB data cache;
16-KB instruction cache) (Celeron).
L2 cache
256- or 512-KB (displayed in the system setup
program) pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative,
write-back SRAM (Pentium 4);
128-KB SRAM that resides in the processor’s core. The
L2 cache runs at the processor’s internal clock speed
(Celeron).
System Information
System chip set
Intel 845GL
DMA channels
seven
Interrupt levels
24 APIC mode
System BIOS chip
2 Mb (256 KB)
System clock
400-MHz data rate
Expansion Bus
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Bus types
PCI
Bus speed
PCI: 33 MHz
PCI connectors
three
PCI connector size
120 pins
PCI connector data width
(maximum)
32 bits
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Memory
Architecture
DDR SDRAM
Memory connectors
two
Memory capacities
128-, 256-, or 512-MB
Minimum memory
128 MB shared DDR SDRAM
NOTE: Between 32 and 64 MB of system memory may be
allocated to support graphics, depending on system
memory size and other factors.
Maximum memory
1 GB
Memory type
PC2100 (266-MHz) DDR SDRAM (non-ECC)
Drives
Externally accessible
two 5.25-inch bays
one 3.5-inch bay
Internally accessible
one bay for 1-inch–high IDE hard drive
Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Keyboard
6-pin mini-DIN connector
Mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two front-panel and four back-panel USB
2.0–compliant connectors
Network
RJ-45 connector
Audio
three back miniature connectors for line-in, line-out,
and microphone
Headphone
one front miniature connector for line-out
Internally accessible:
Primary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Secondary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Floppy drive
34-pin connector
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Video
Video controller
integrated Intel 3D Extreme Graphics
Audio
Audio controller
integrated audio
Network
Network controller
integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Controls and Lights
Power control
push button
Front-panel power light
solid green for power-on state; blinking green for
standby state
Hard-drive access light
green
Power
DC power supply:
Wattage
200 W or 250 W
Heat dissipation
682 or 853 BTU (fully-loaded computer without
monitor)
Voltage (see page 11 for
important voltage setting information)
100 to 120 V at 60 Hz; 200 to 240 V at 50 Hz
Backup battery
3-V CR2032 coin cell
Physical
Height x Width x Depth
36.8 x 18.4 x 42.6 cm
(14.5 x 7.25 x 16.75 inches)
Weight
10.4 kg (23 lb)
Environmental
Temperature:
Operating
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
NOTE: At 35°C (95°F), the maximum operating altitude
is 914 m (3000 ft).
Storage
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–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Environmental ( continued)
Relative humidity
20% to 80% (noncondensing)
Maximum vibration:
Operating
0.25 G at 3 to 200 Hz
Storage
2.20 Grms at 10 to 500 Hz
Maximum shock:
Nonoperating (half-sine pulse)
105 G, 2 ms
Nonoperating (faired-square wave)
32 G with a velocity change of 596.9 cm/sec
(235 inches/sec)
Altitude:
Operating
–15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
NOTE: At 35°C (95°F), the maximum operating altitude
is 914 m (3000 ft).
Storage
–15.2 to 10,670 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
Standard Settings
The system setup program contains the standard settings for your computer.
NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user, don’t change the settings in the system setup
program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.
See the following figure for an example of the Main program screen.
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Viewing Settings
1
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2
When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.
If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you
see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.
System Setup Program Screens
The system setup screens are organized into the following sections:
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The menu bar at the top provides access to the main program screens:
–
Main provides settings for the basic computer configuration.
–
Advanced provides detailed settings for some computer features.
–
Security provides indications and settings for user and setup passwords.
–
Power provides settings for system power management features.
–
Boot provides information about how the computer starts.
–
Exit provides selections for saving and loading the program settings.
•
The left side lists configuration options and their settings for the hardware installed in
your computer.
You can change settings enclosed in brackets, but not those that are grayed out.
Options identified by an arrowhead (>) provide access to submenus.
•
The top-right side displays help information for a highlighted option.
•
The bottom-right side lists keys and their functions for the displayed screen.
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
If you forget your supervisor or setup password, you cannot operate your computer or
change settings in the system setup program until you clear the forgotten password(s).
1
Shut down the computer through the Start menu (see page 30).
2
Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and
attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer,
turn them off now.
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then
unplug it from the network wall jack.
3
Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
4
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and
then press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from
the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
5
Remove the computer cover (see page 71).
NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an
unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work,
periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm
internal components.
6
Locate the 2-pin password jumper (see page 74) on the system board, and then attach
the jumper to both pins.
When you receive your computer, the jumper is attached to only one pin.
7
Replace the computer cover (see page 90).
8
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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9
10
If you are prompted to press <F1> to continue, press <F1>.
After the Microsoft Windows desktop appears on your computer, shut down the
computer (see page 30).
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then
unplug it from the network wall jack.
11
Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their electrical outlets.
12
Disconnect the power cable from your computer, and then press the power button to
ground the system board.
13
Remove the computer cover (see page 71).
14
Remove the password jumper.
Attach the jumper to only one pin so that you do not lose it.
15
Replace the computer cover (see page 90).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then
plug it into the computer.
16
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
17
If you are prompted to press <F1> to continue, press <F1>.
Replacing the Battery
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions on page 9.
A coin-cell battery maintains computer configuration, date, and time information. The
battery can last several years.
If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning on the computer,
replace the battery.
CAUTION: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the 3V CR2032 battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
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1
Record all the screens in the system setup program (see page 95) so that you can
restore the correct settings when your perform step 7.
2
Open the computer cover (see page 71).
3
Locate the battery socket (see page 74).
4
Remove the battery by carefully prying it out of its socket with your fingers or with a
blunt, nonconducting object such as a plastic screwdriver.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the system board while you pry the battery loose, be sure to insert
the plastic screwdriver between the battery and the socket (not the system board).
battery
battery socket
5
Insert the new battery into the socket with the side labeled "+" facing up and snap the
battery into place.
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then
plug it into the computer.
6
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
7
Access the system setup program (see page 95) and restore the settings you recorded in
step 1.
8
Properly dispose of the old battery (see page 14).
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and participation of the
customer in the troubleshooting process and provides for restoration of the operating
system, application software, and hardware drivers to the original default configuration as
shipped from Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer
and all Dell-installed hardware. In addition to this technician-assisted technical support,
online technical support is available at support.dell.com. Additional technical support
options may be available for purchase.
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Dell provides limited technical support for the computer and any "Dell-installed" software
and peripherals1. Support for third-party software and peripherals is provided by the original
manufacturer, including those purchased and/or installed through Dell Software and
Peripherals, Readyware, and Custom Factory Integration2.
1
Repair services are provided pursuant to the terms and conditions of your limited warranty and any
optional support service contract purchased with the computer.
2
All Dell-standard components included in a Custom Factory Integration (CFI) project are covered by
the standard Dell limited warranty for your computer. However, Dell also extends a parts replacement program to cover all nonstandard, third-party hardware components integrated through CFI
for the duration of the computer’s service contract.
Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals
Dell-installed software includes the operating system and some of the application software
that is preinstalled on the computer during the manufacturing process (Microsoft Office,
Norton Antivirus, and so on).
Dell-installed peripherals include any internal expansion cards, or Dell-branded module bay
or PC Card accessories. In addition, any Dell-branded monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers,
microphones for telephonic modems, docking stations/port replicators, networking
products, and all associated cabling are included.
Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals
Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or application
software sold by Dell not under the Dell brand (printers, scanners, cameras, games, and so
on). Support for all third-party software and peripherals is provided by the original
manufacturer of the product.
Contacting Dell
NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed.
To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:
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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)
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For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country section in the table
below.
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
Switchboard
0660 8779
0820 240 530 00
Bahamas
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6818
Barbados
General Support
1-800-534-3066
Belgium (Brussels)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
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
Sales
British Virgin Islands
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General Support
0800 90 3355
0800 90 3390
toll-free: 1-866-278-6820
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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
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
1 866 440 3355
Cayman Islands
General Support
1-800-805-7541
Chile (Santiago)
Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support
toll-free: 1230-020-4823
Country Code: 56
City Code: 2
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
China (Xiamen)
Tech Support website: support.ap.dell.com/china
Country Code: 86
Tech Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com
City Code: 592
Tech Support Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
818 1350
Home and Small Business Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2437
Corporate Accounts Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2333
Customer Experience
toll-free: 800 858 2060
Home and Small Business
toll-free: 800 858 2222
Preferred Accounts Division
toll-free: 800 858 2062
Large Corporate Accounts GCP
toll-free: 800 858 2055
Large Corporate Accounts Key Accounts
toll-free: 800 858 2628
Large Corporate Accounts North
toll-free: 800 858 2999
Large Corporate Accounts North Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2955
Large Corporate Accounts East
toll-free: 800 858 2020
Large Corporate Accounts East Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2669
Large Corporate Accounts Queue Team
toll-free: 800 858 2572
Large Corporate Accounts South
toll-free: 800 858 2355
Large Corporate Accounts West
toll-free: 800 858 2811
Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts
toll-free: 800 858 2621
Colombia
General Support
980-9-15-3978
Costa Rica
General Support
0800-012-0435
Czech Republic (Prague)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Country Code: 420
Technical Support
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
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Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
den_nbk_support@dell.com
Country Code: 45
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
den_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
7023 0182
Customer Care (Relational)
7023 0184
Home/Small Business Customer Care
3287 5505
Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1200
Fax Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5000
Fax Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5001
Dominica
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6821
Dominican Republic
General Support
1-800-148-0530
Ecuador
General Support
toll-free: 999-119
El Salvador
General Support
01-899-753-0777
Finland (Helsinki)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 990
E-mail: fin_support@dell.com
Country Code: 358
E-mail Support (servers):
Nordic_support@dell.com
City Code: 9
Technical Support
09 253 313 60
Technical Support Fax
09 253 313 81
Relational Customer Care
09 253 313 38
Home/Small Business Customer Care
09 693 791 94
Fax
09 253 313 99
Switchboard
09 253 313 00
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
France (Paris) (Montpellier)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/
Country Code: 33
Home and Small Business
City Codes: (1) (4)
Technical Support
0825 387 270
Customer Care
0825 823 833
Switchboard
0825 004 700
Switchboard (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 00
Sales
0825 004 700
Fax
0825 004 701
Fax (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 01
Corporate
Technical Support
0825 004 719
Customer Care
0825 338 339
Switchboard
01 55 94 71 00
Sales
01 55 94 71 00
Fax
01 55 94 71 01
Germany (Langen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Country Code: 49
Technical Support
City Code: 6103
Home/Small Business Customer Care
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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
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
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
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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™)
296 93188
Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and
Dell Precision™)
296 93191
Customer Service (non-technical, post-sales issues)
India
800 93 8291
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 96 4109
Large Corporate Accounts HK
toll-free: 800 96 4108
Large Corporate Accounts GCP HK
toll-free: 800 90 3708
Technical Support
1600 33 8045
Sales
1600 33 8044
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Ireland (Cherrywood)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 16
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Country Code: 353
Ireland Technical Support
City Code: 1
U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only)
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
1850 543 543
0870 908 0800
Home User Customer Care
01 204 4014
Small Business Customer Care
01 204 4014
U.K. Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Corporate Customer Care
Corporate Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Ireland Sales
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only)
0870 906 0010
1850 200 982
0870 907 4499
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
Customer Care
02 577 825 55
Fax
02 575 035 30
Switchboard
Jamaica
108
General Support (dial from within Jamaica only)
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02 577 826 90
02 577 821
1-800-682-3639
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Japan (Kawasaki)
Website: support.jp.dell.com
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (servers)
Country Code: 81
Technical Support outside of Japan (servers)
City Code: 44
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and
Inspiron)
Technical Support (Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™,
and Latitude™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision,
OptiPlex, and Latitude)
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
toll-free: 0120-198-498
81-44-556-4162
toll-free: 0120-198-226
81-44-520-1435
toll-free:0120-198-433
81-44-556-3894
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)
604 633 4949
Fax
2194-6202
Switchboard
2194-6000
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Latin America
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Customer Technical Support (Austin, Texas,
U.S.A.)
512 728-4093
Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3619
Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service)
(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3883
Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4397
SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4600
or 512 728-3772
Luxembourg
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 352
Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium)
Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
3420808075
toll-free: 080016884
Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 19
Fax (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 99
Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Macao
Technical Support
Country Code: 853
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0800 582
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0800 581
Malaysia (Penang)
Technical Support
toll-free: 1 800 888 298
International Access Code: 00
Customer Service
04 633 4949
Country Code: 60
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 202
City Code: 4
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 213
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Mexico
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Customer Technical Support
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 52
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Sales
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Customer Service
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Main
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Montserrat
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6822
Netherlands Antilles
General Support
001-800-882-1519
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Technical Support):
Country Code: 31
(Enterprise): nl_server_support@dell.com
City Code: 20
(Latitude): nl_latitude_support@dell.com
(Inspiron): nl_inspiron_support@dell.com
(Dimension): nl_dimension_support@dell.com
(OptiPlex): nl_optiplex_support@dell.com
(Dell Precision): nl_workstation_support@dell.com
Technical Support
020 674 45 00
Technical Support Fax
020 674 47 66
Home/Small Business Customer Care
020 674 42 00
Relational Customer Care
020 674 4325
Home/Small Business Sales
020 674 55 00
Relational Sales
020 674 50 00
Home/Small Business Sales Fax
020 674 47 75
Relational Sales Fax
020 674 47 50
Switchboard
020 674 50 00
Switchboard Fax
020 674 47 50
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
New Zealand
E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
Country Code: 64
Home and Small Business
0800 446 255
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
0800 441 566
Nicaragua
General Support
Norway (Lysaker)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
Country Code: 47
nor_nbk_support@dell.com
001-800-220-1006
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
nor_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
671 16882
Relational Customer Care
671 17514
Home/Small Business Customer Care
23162298
Switchboard
671 16800
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Panama
General Support
001-800-507-0962
Peru
General Support
0800-50-669
Poland (Warsaw)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 011
E-mail: pl_support@dell.com
Country Code: 48
Customer Service Phone
57 95 700
City Code: 22
Customer Care
57 95 999
Sales
57 95 999
Customer Service Fax
57 95 806
Reception Desk Fax
57 95 998
Switchboard
57 95 999
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Portugal
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/pt/en/emaildell/
Country Code: 351
Technical Support
Customer Care
Sales
Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
707200149
800 300 413
800 300 410 or 800 300 411 or
800 300 412 or 21 422 07 10
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
Technical Support
Customer Care
902 118 546
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swe_support@dell.com
Country Code: 46
E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron:
Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com
City Code: 8
902 100 130
E-mail Support for OptiPlex: Swe_kats@dell.com
E-mail Support for Servers:
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
08 590 05 199
Relational Customer Care
08 590 05 642
Home/Small Business Customer Care
08 587 70 527
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support
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20 140 14 44
Fax Technical Support
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Switzerland (Geneva)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swisstech@dell.com
Country Code: 41
E-mail for French-speaking HSB and Corporate
Customers: support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 22
Taiwan
International Access Code: 002
Country Code: 886
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Technical Support (Home and Small Business)
0844 811 411
Technical Support (Corporate)
0844 822 844
Customer Care (Home and Small Business)
0848 802 202
Customer Care (Corporate)
0848 821 721
Fax
022 799 01 90
Switchboard
022 799 01 01
Technical Support (portable and desktop
computers)
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
Technical Support (servers)
toll-free: 0080 60 1256
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 228
or 0800 33 556
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 227
or 0800 33 555
Thailand
Technical Support
International Access Code: 001
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 66
Sales
Trinidad/Tobago
General Support
1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos Islands
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
toll-free: 0880 060 07
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0880 060 09
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
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])
Uruguay
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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
General Support
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0870 908 0500
toll-free: 000-413-598-2521
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)
Automated Order-Status Service
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (portable and desktop computers)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Country Code: 1
Consumer (Home and Home Office)
Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
toll-free: 1-800-624-9897
DellNet™ Service and Support
toll-free: 1-877-Dellnet
(1-877-335-5638)
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Financial Services website: www.dellfinancialservices.com
Financial Services (lease/loans)
toll-free: 1-877-577-3355
Financial Services (Dell Preferred Accounts [DPA])
toll-free: 1-800-283-2210
Business
Customer Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-822-8965
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Projectors Technical Support
toll-free: 1-877-459-7298
Public (government, education, and healthcare)
Customer Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-456-3355
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-234-1490
Dell Sales
toll-free: 1-800-289-3355
or toll-free: 1-800-879-3355
Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers)
toll-free: 1-888-798-7561
Software and Peripherals Sales
toll-free: 1-800-671-3355
Spare Parts Sales
toll-free: 1-800-357-3355
Extended Service and Warranty Sales
toll-free: 1-800-247-4618
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-727-8320
Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or
Speech-Impaired
toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY
(1-877-335-5889)
U.S. Virgin Islands
General Support
1-877-673-3355
Venezuela
General Support
8001-3605
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Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows:
1
Call Dell to obtain an authorization number, and write it clearly and prominently on
the outside of the box.
2
Include a copy of the invoice and a letter describing the reason for the return.
3
Include any accessories that belong with the item(s) being returned (power cables,
CDs, guides, and so on) if the return is for credit.
4
Pack the equipment to be returned in the original (or equivalent) packing materials.
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-ondelivery packages are not accepted.
Returns that are missing any of the preceding requirements will be refused at our receiving
dock and returned to you.
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 computer systems, contribute to
the electromagnetic environment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of items of electronic equipment to
function properly together in the electronic environment. While this computer system has
been designed and determined to be compliant with regulatory agency limits for EMI, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference with radio communications services, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient the receiving antenna.
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Relocate the computer with respect to the receiver.
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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 Tell Me How help file that accompanied your
computer. To access the help file, see page 34.
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 Computer Corporation
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78682
512-338-4400
Importer:
Dell Computer de México,
S.A. de C.V.
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
Ship to:
Dell Computer de México,
S.A. de C.V. al Cuidado de Kuehne &
Nagel de México S. de R.I.
Avenida Soles No. 55
Col. Peñon de los Baños
15520 México, D.F.
Model number:
MTC2
Supply voltage:
115/230 VAC
Frequency:
60–50 Hz
Input current rating:
5.0/2.5 A
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day (U.S. only), one-year,
two-year, three-year, or four-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty you purchased, see the invoice
that accompanied your hardware product(s). The following sections describe the limited warranties and return
policy for the U.S., the limited warranties and return policy for Canada, and the manufacturer guarantee for Latin
America and the Caribbean.
Limited Warranty for the U.S.
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dellbranded hardware products, including Dell-branded monitors, keyboards, wireless access points, and pointing
devices (mice).
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software
•
Non-Dell-branded products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
–
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
–
Servicing not authorized by us
–
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
–
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
•
Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). DELL'S
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCITONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR
AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD
REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL
APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
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WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY OR FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LIABILTY FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR
LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE
SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we
repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of limited warranties, at its
discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers:
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 first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: For the
first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dellbranded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not
able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
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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 thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do
not receive the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for
that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We will also include a prepaid shipping
container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement.
Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that
contract for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought.
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What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited
warranty is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most
expeditious way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY
(WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT, OR
FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE
CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach,
termination, or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this limited warranty (including, to the full
extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's advertising, or any related purchase
SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED
BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure then in effect (available via
the Internet at www.arb-forum.com/ or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration will be limited solely to
the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each
of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Information may be
obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405. This provision applies
only to individual home consumers and consumers who purchased through an employee purchase program. It does
not apply to small, medium, large, and global commercial customers or government, education, and healthcare
customers.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to Dell's website:
•
If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Consumer who purchased
through an employee purchase program, go to www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, call your customer care representative or call 1-800-624-9897.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
We value our relationship with you and want to make sure that you're satisfied with your purchases. That's why we
offer a "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly
from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or
a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows:
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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 thirty days from the
invoice date. To return applications software or an operating system that has been installed by Dell, you
must return the entire computer. A different return policy applies to nondefective products purchased
through Dell's Software and Peripherals division by customers of our Small and Medium Business divisions.
Those products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date, but a fifteen percent (15%)
restocking fee will be deducted from any refund or credit. The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy and
Software and Peripherals division return policy are not available for Dell | EMC storage products, EMCbranded products, or enterprise software.
•
Reconditioned or Refurbished Dell-Branded Hardware Products and Parts — All reconditioned or
refurbished Dell-branded server and storage products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice
date. All other reconditioned or refurbished Dell-branded hardware products and parts may be returned
within fourteen days of the invoice date.
To return products, e-mail or call Dell customer service to receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within
the return policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return
Authorization Number in order to return the product. See "Contacting Dell" on page 100 (or
www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer
assistance.
You must ship the products to Dell within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any
media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges,
and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dellbranded hardware products, including Dell-branded monitors, keyboards, wireless access points, and pointing
devices (mice).
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, or the reloading of the software
•
Non-Dell branded products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
–
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
–
Servicing not authorized by us
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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
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
•
Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND
DEFECTS IN PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS
WARRANTY STATEMENT, FOR THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR
INVOICE. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT,
DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. SOME PROVINCES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, OR LIMITATIONS
ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION LASTS. THEREFORE, THE FOREGOING
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILTY FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU
FOR DAMAGES, FOR PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST
SOFTWARE. OUR LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF SPECIAL, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we
repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and availability of limited warranties,
at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty terms in place at the time of purchase
will apply to your purchase).
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers; Home Office and Small
Business Customers:
Canada Only
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-847-4096
Medium, Large, and Global Commercial Customers;
Government, Education, and Healthcare Customers;
and Value Added Resellers (VARs):
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463
Government or Education Customers, or Individual
Home Consumers who purchased through an
Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463 (Extension 8221 for Individual
Consumers)
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the first year of all limited warranties: During the first year of all limited warranties, we will repair any
Dell-branded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are
not able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
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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
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 thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do
not receive the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for
that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect.
We will also include a prepaid shipping container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced
part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased an on-site service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please
refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service. Dell's service contracts can be found online at
www.dell.ca or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-847-4096. If you purchased through us a service contract with
one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that contract (mailed to you with your invoice) for details
on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products.
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What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited
warranty is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most
expeditious way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY
(WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT OR
FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE
CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach,
termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this limited warranty (including, to the full
extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's advertising, or any related purchase
SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED
BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure then in effect (available via
the Internet at www.arb-forum.com/, or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration will be limited solely to
the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each
of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Information may be
obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to our website:
•
If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_016_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Home Office, Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_016_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Home Consumer who
purchased through an Employee Purchase Program, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_016_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, please call Dell at 1-800-326-9463.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to
30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer
who bought reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the
date of invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. In either case, the refund or credit will not
include any shipping and handling charges shown on your invoice and will be subject to a fifteen percent (15%)
restocking fee, unless otherwise prohibited by law. If you are an organization that bought the products under a
written agreement with Dell, the agreement may contain different terms for the return of products than specified
by this policy.
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To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return
Authorization Number. To expedite the process of your refund or credit, Dell expects you to return the products to
Dell in their original packaging within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also prepay shipping charges and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage
during shipment. You may return software for a refund or credit only if the sealed package containing the floppy
disk(s) or CD(s) is unopened. Returned products must be in as-new condition, and all of the manuals, floppy
disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product must be returned with it. For customers who
want to return, for refund or credit only, either application or operating system software that has been installed by
Dell, the whole system must be returned, along with any media and documentation that may have been included
in the original shipment.
The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy does not apply to Dell | EMC storage products. It also does not apply to
products purchased through Dell's Software and Peripherals division. For those products, please instead refer to
Dell's Software and Peripheral's then-current return policy (see the following section, "Dell Software and
Peripherals").
Dell Software and Peripherals
Third-Party Software and Peripherals Products
Similar to other resellers of software and peripherals, Dell does not warrant third-party products. Third-party
software and peripheral products are covered by the warranties provided by the original manufacturer or publisher
only. Third party manufacturer warranties vary from product to product. Consult your product documentation for
specific warranty information. More information may also be available from the manufacturer or publisher.
While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that
all of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or
guarantee all of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today. If you have
questions about compatibility, we recommend and encourage you to contact the third-party software and
peripheral product manufacturer or publisher directly.
Dell-Branded Peripheral Products
Dell does provide a limited warranty for new Dell-branded peripheral products (products for which Dell is listed as
the manufacturer) such as monitors, batteries, memory, docking stations, and projectors). To determine which
limited warranty applies to the product you purchased, see the Dell invoice and/or the product documentation
that accompanied your product. Descriptions of Dell's limited warranties are described in preceding sections.
Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought Dell Software and Peripherals products directly from a Dell company,
you may return Dell Software and Peripherals products that are in as-new condition to Dell up to 30 days from the
date of invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not include any shipping
and handling charges shown on your invoice; you are responsible for those.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return
Authorization Number. You must ship the Dell Software and Peripherals products back to Dell in their original
manufacturer's packaging (which must be in as-new condition), prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment
or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
To qualify for refund or replacement, returned products must be in as-new condition, software products must be
unopened, and all of the manuals, floppy disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product
must be returned with it.
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One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the
Caribbean Only)
Guarantee
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") warrants to the end user in accordance with the following provisions that its
branded hardware products, purchased by the end user from a Dell company or an authorized Dell distributor in
Latin America or the Caribbean, will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and design affecting normal
use, for a period of one year from the original purchase date. Products for which proper claims are made will, at
Dell’s option, be repaired or replaced at Dell’s expense. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell
uses new and reconditioned parts made by various manufacturers in performing repairs and building replacement
products.
Exclusions
This Guarantee does not apply to defects resulting from: improper or inadequate installation, use, or maintenance;
actions or modifications by unauthorized third parties or the end user; accidental or willful damage; or normal wear
and tear.
Making a Claim
Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee
period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating name and address of the seller, date of
purchase, model and serial number, name and address of the customer, and details of symptoms and configuration
at the time of malfunction, including peripherals and software used. Otherwise, Dell may refuse the guarantee
claim. Upon diagnosis of a warranted defect, Dell will make arrangements and pay for ground freight and insurance
to and from Dell’s repair/replacement center. The end user must ensure that the defective product is available for
collection properly packed in original or equally protective packaging together with the details listed above and the
return number provided to the end user by Dell.
Limitation and Statutory Rights
Dell makes no other warranty, guarantee or like statement other than as explicitly stated above, and this Guarantee
is given in place of all other guarantees whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the absence of
applicable legislation, this Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its
affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect
or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
This Guarantee does not impair or affect mandatory statutory rights of the end user against and/or any rights
resulting from other contracts concluded by the end user with Dell and/or any other seller.
Dell World Trade LP
One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682, USA
Dell Computadores do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 72.381.189/0001-10)/
Dell Commercial do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 03 405 822/0001-40)
Avenida Industrial Belgraf, 400
92990-000 - Eldorado do Sul – RS - Brasil
Dell Computer de Chile Ltda
Coyancura 2283, Piso 3- Of.302,
Providencia, Santiago - Chile
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Dell Computer de Colombia Corporation
Carrera 7 #115-33 Oficina 603
Bogota, Colombia
Dell Computer de Mexico SA de CV
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
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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A
audio. See sound
B
battery
disposal, 14
fixing problems, 34
replacing, 98
BIOS, 95
C
CD drive
adding, 78
fixing problems, 36
computer
back view, 70
error messages, 40
front view, 68
stops responding, 40
turning off, 30
computer cover
removing, 71
replacing, 90
conflicts
drivers, 59
resolving software and
hardware
incompatibilities, 63
contact numbers, 100
display. See monitor
documentation
device, 15
finding, 15
finding information, 15
help file, 17
online, 16
Owner’s Manual, 15
ResourceCD, 15
setup diagram, 16
drivers
definition, 59
reinstalling, 59
ResourceCD, 60
troubleshooting, 59
copying CDs
general information, 26
helpful tips, 28
how to copy a CD, 29
drives
fixing problems, 35
CDs
copying, 26
Easy CD Creator Basic, 26-27
D
E
Dell Diagnostics, 56
electrostatic discharge, 13
Check Disk, 37
Dell support policy, 99
e-mail
fixing problems, 37
CD-RW drive
copying CDs, 26
fixing problems, 36
Dell Support website, 16
Device Driver Rollback, 60
diagnostic lights, 54
diagnostics, Dell, 15, 56
DVD drive
fixing problems, 36-37
error messages
diagnostic lights, 54
Express Service Code, 15
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F
Files and Settings Transfer
Wizard, 22
finding information, 15
finding solutions, 32
fixing problems
battery, 34
Dell Diagnostics, 56
drive, 35
e-mail, 37
error messages, 39
general, 40
Internet connection, 37
keyboard, 43
modem, 37
mouse, 44
network, 45
power, 45
printer, 46
scanner, 47
sound and speakers, 48
start-up error messages, 39
video and monitor, 50
floppy drive
fixing problems, 35
headphones
no sound, 49
monitor
fixing problems, 50
Help and Support Center, 17
mouse
fixing problems, 44
help file
accessing, 17, 34
home network, 23
I
Internet
connecting, 25
fixing problems, 37
setting up connection, 25
IRQ conflicts, 63
K
hardware
drivers, 59
fixing problems, 42
incompatibility, 63
Hardware Troubleshooter, 63
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network
fixing problems, 45
setting up, 23
Network Setup Wizard, 23
O
office network, 23
Operating System CD, 16
keyboard
fixing problems, 43
operating system
reinstallation
Windows XP, 64
L
P
lights
back of computer, 54
diagnostic, 54
password
clearing system setup, 97
H
hard drive
fixing problems, 37
N
M
memory
adding, 83
Microsoft License Label, 15
modem
fixing problems, 37
power
fixing problems, 45
turning off, 30
printer
connecting, 20
fixing problems, 46
setting up, 20
troubleshooting, 46
program
crashes, 41
stops responding, 40
R
T
regulatory notices, 118
technical assistance
telephone numbers and
addresses, 100
warranty repair or credit, 118
reinstalling
drivers, 59
Windows XP, 64
ResourceCD, 59-60
Dell Diagnostics, 56
returning items, 118
Tell Me How help file
accessing, 17, 34
transferring information to a
new computer, 22
settings
system setup program, 95
troubleshooting, 32
advanced, 53
conflicts, 63
Dell Diagnostics, 56
Device Driver Rollback, 60
diagnostic lights, 54
drivers, 59
Hardware Troubleshooter, 63
Help and Support Center, 17
reinstalling Windows XP, 64
System Restore, 61
setup diagram, 16
turning off the computer, 30
S
safety instructions, 9
scanner
fixing problems, 47
screen. See monitor
service tag number, 15
Windows XP
Device Driver Rollback, 60
Hardware Troubleshooter, 63
Help and Support Center, 17,
34
reinstalling, 64
scanner, 48
shutdown, 30
System Restore, 61
shutdown, 30
software
fixing problems, 40
incompatibility, 63
reinstalling software, 59
sound
adjusting volume, 48
fixing problems, 48
V
video
fixing problems, 50
volume
adjusting, 48
speaker
adjusting volume, 48
fixing problems, 48
W
System Restore, 61
Windows License Label, 15
warranty, 121
system setup program, 95
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