Dell 4000 Laptop User Manual

Dell™ Inspiron™ 4000 System
SOLUTIONS GUIDE
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Hints, Notices, and Cautions
HINT: A HINT indicates important information that helps you make better
use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of
data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete listing of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Glossary in
the Tell Me How help file (see the Start Here sheet for instructions on how
to open the help file).
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August 2000
P/N 77JUC
Rev. A00
Contents
Safety Instructions
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When Using Your Computer
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When Removing or Installing Memory Modules
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
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1 Setting Up
Setting Up Dellnet™
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Accessing the Internet .
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Accessing Your E-Mail
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Viewing Your Account Information
Sending and Receiving E-Mail
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Resetting E-Mail Address Settings
Connecting a Printer
USB Printer
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Installing the Printer Driver
Parallel Printer
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Turning Off the Computer
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Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Windows 2000
Windows 98
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Using the Modular Bay
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Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off
Swapping Devices While Windows Is Running
Setting Up the APR to Connect to a Network
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Setting Up the APR for Windows Me and Windows 98
Setting Up the APR for Windows 2000
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2 Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
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Accessing Help Files .
Power Problems
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Start-Up Error Messages
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Video and Display Problems
If the display is blank
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If the display is difficult to read
Sound and Speaker Problems
Integrated Speakers
Printer Problems
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External Speakers
If you cannot print to a parallel port printer
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Modem Problems
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Scanner Problems
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If you cannot print to a USB printer
Touch Pad Problems
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External Keyboard Problems
Drive Problems
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If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk
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If you cannot play a music CD
or install a program from a CD .
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If you cannot play a DVD movie
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If the CD-RW drive stops writing .
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If you have a hard drive problem
Network Problems
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Unexpected Characters
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Windows Error Messages
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General Program Problems
A program crashes
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A program stops responding .
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A solid blue screen appears
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Internet Connection Problems
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If you have a problem with your Dellnet account .
E-Mail Problems
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If Your Computer Gets Wet .
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If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
Resolving Other Technical Problems
Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities
Reinstalling Windows
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Reinstalling Windows Me and Windows 98
Reinstalling Windows 2000
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Recreating the Hibernate File (Windows 98 Only)
Boot (Restart) Your Computer With the
Drivers and Utilities CD . . . . . . . .
Delete the Old Hibernate File
Create the Hibernate File
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3 Adding Parts
Replacing the Palm Rests .
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Replacing the Display Cover
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Using the Advanced Port Replicator
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Connecting External Devices to the APR
APR Controls and Indicators
Docking the Computer .
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Contents
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Undocking the Computer
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Monitor Stand
Adding Memory
Replacing a Hard Drive
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Returning a Hard Drive to Dell
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4 Appendix
Specifications
Standard Settings
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System Setup Pages
Contacting Dell
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Contact Numbers and Addresses
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Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Regulatory Information
Battery Disposal
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Información para NOM (únicamente para México)
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Macrovision Product Notice .
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Warranty and Return Policy Information
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
Index
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Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect yourself and your
computer. For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in
"Sitting Comfortably at Your Computer" in the Tell Me How help file.
When Using Your Computer
CAUTION: Do not operate your portable computer for an extended
period of time with the base resting directly on your body. With
extended operation, heat can potentially build up in the base.
Allowing sustained contact with the skin could cause discomfort
or, eventually, a burn.
•
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow
installation instructions closely.
•
Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where
metal objects (such as car keys) could short-circuit the battery
terminals. The resulting excessive current flow can cause extremely
high temperatures and may result in damage from burns.
•
Be sure that nothing rests on your AC adapter’s power cable and that
the cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
•
Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the
floor, when you use it to run the computer or to charge the battery. Do
not cover the AC adapter with papers or other items that will reduce
cooling; also, do not use the AC adapter while it is inside a carrying
case.
•
Do not use your computer in a wet environment, for example, near a
bath tub, sink, or swimming pool or in a wet basement.
•
Do not push objects into air vents or openings of your computer.
Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by shorting out interior
components.
•
Use only the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for use with
this computer as indicated in this document. Use of another type of
battery or AC adapter may risk fire or explosion.
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Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the
voltage rating of the AC adapter matches that of the available power
source:
–
115 V/60 Hz in most of North and South America and some Far
Eastern countries such as South Korea and Taiwan
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100 V/50 Hz in eastern Japan and 100 V/60 Hz in western Japan
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230 V/50 Hz in most of Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East
•
To help prevent electric shock, plug the AC adapter and external
device power cables into properly grounded power sources. 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.
•
If you use an extension cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the
total ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable
does not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.
•
To remove power from the computer, turn it off, remove the battery,
and disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
•
If your computer includes an integrated or optional (PC Card)
modem, disconnect the modem cable during an electrical storm to
avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning via the telephone
line.
•
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.
•
PC Cards may become very warm during normal operation. Use care
when removing PC Cards after their continuous operation.
•
Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with
local authorities for disposal instructions.
•
When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
•
When traveling, do not check the computer as baggage. You can put
your computer through an X-ray security machine, but never put your
computer through a metal detector. If you have the computer checked
by hand, be sure to have a charged battery available in case you are
asked to turn on the computer.
•
When traveling with the hard drive removed from the computer, wrap
the drive in a nonconducting material, such as cloth or paper. If you
have the drive checked by hand, be ready to install the drive in the
computer. You can put the hard drive through an X-ray security
machine, but never put the drive through a metal detector.
•
When traveling, do not place the computer in overhead storage
compartments where it could slide around. Do not drop your
computer or subject it to other mechanical shocks.
•
Protect your computer, battery, and hard drive from environmental
hazards such as dirt, dust, food, liquids, temperature extremes, and
overexposure to sunlight.
•
When you move your computer between environments with very
different temperature and/or humidity ranges, condensation may form
on or within the computer. To avoid damaging the computer, allow
sufficient time for the moisture to evaporate before using the
computer.
NOTICE: When taking the computer from low-temperature conditions into a
warmer environment or from high-temperature conditions into a cooler
environment, allow the computer to acclimate to room temperature before
turning on power.
•
When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strainrelief loop, not on the cable itself. As you pull out the connector, keep
it evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you
connect a cable make sure both connectors are correctly oriented and
aligned.
•
Handle components with care. Hold a component such as a memory
module by its edges, not its pins.
•
When removing a memory module from the system board or
disconnecting an external device from the computer, wait 5 seconds
after turning off the computer before removing the memory module or
disconnecting the device to help avoid possible damage to the system
board.
•
Before you clean your computer, turn it off, unplug it from its power
source, and remove the battery.
•
Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water rather
than with liquid or aerosol cleaners.
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Clean the display with a soft, clean cloth and commercial window
cleaner that does not contain wax or abrasives. Apply the cleaner to the
cloth; then stroke the cloth across the display in one direction, moving
from the top of the display to the bottom. If the display contains
grease or some other contaminant, use isopropyl alcohol instead of
commercial window cleaner.
•
If your computer gets wet, see page 42 for instructions. If you drop or
damage the computer, see page 43. If, after following these procedures,
you confirm that your computer is not operating properly, contact Dell
(see page 75).
When Removing or Installing Memory Modules
Before you remove or install memory modules, perform the following steps
in the sequence indicated.
NOTICE: The only time you should ever access the inside of your computer is
when you are installing memory modules.
NOTICE: Wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before disconnecting
an external device or removing a memory module to help prevent possible
damage to the system board.
1
Turn off your computer and all attached devices.
2
Disconnect your computer and external devices from their electrical
outlets to reduce the potential for personal injury or shock. Also,
disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the
computer.
3
Remove the battery from the battery bay and, if present, the secondary
battery from the modular bay.
4
Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface at the back of
the computer before touching anything inside your computer.
While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the
computer to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal
components.
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In addition, take note of these safety guidelines when appropriate:
•
When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector, not on the cable
itself. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid
bending any pins. Also, before you connect a cable, make sure that
both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
•
Handle memory modules with care. Don’t touch the components on a
module. Hold a module by its edges.
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.
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
To prevent static damage, discharge static electricity from your body before
you touch anything inside your computer and periodically while you work
inside the computer. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface
on the back of the computer.
You can also take the following steps to prevent static damage:
•
Do not remove items from their antistatic packing material until you
are ready to install them in your computer. Just before unwrapping the
antistatic packaging, be sure to discharge static electricity from your
body.
•
When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic
container or packaging.
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SECTION 1
Setting Up
Setting Up Dellnet™
Connecting a Printer
Turning Off the Computer
Using the Modular Bay
Setting Up the APR to Connect to a Network
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HINT: Dellnet is not
available in certain
regions.
Setting Up Dellnet™
To set up Dellnet Internet Access Service, double-click the Dellnet Signup
icon on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop and follow the instructions that
appear on the screen.
Accessing the Internet
To access the Internet after completing the Dellnet registration process,
double-click the Internet Explorer icon on your Windows desktop. Internet
Explorer automatically initiates the Internet connection through Dellnet.
Accessing Your E-Mail
To access your Dellnet e-mail, double-click the Outlook Express icon on
your Windows desktop. Click Send/Receive to download your messages
from the mail server. When you download your messages, they are stored on
your hard drive until you delete them.
Viewing Your Account Information
HINT: Dellnet allows you
to use case-sensitive
passwords. Be sure that
<Caps Lock> is not
turned on.
If you did not record your Dellnet user name or password, access the
Dellnet Administration tool to verify or change this information:
1
Click the Start button, point to Programs—>Dellnet, and then click
Dellnet Administration.
2
Click Next twice.
3
Click Connect to connect to Dellnet.
4
When the Dellnet Self-Administration page appears, click View My
Account Information.
5
Click Next.
6
Type your Challenge Phrase answer.
7
Click Next.
Your account information appears on the screen.
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Click Print to print the information or click Main Menu to go to the
main menu.
Sending and Receiving E-Mail
•
Double-click the Outlook Express icon to initiate a connection to the
Internet through Dellnet.
•
Always check the address of each recipient when sending e-mail.
Otherwise, your e-mail is returned to you.
•
Be sure that the person who is sending e-mail to you is typing your
e-mail address correctly.
•
Do not send e-mail messages larger than 2 MB.
•
If you are having difficulties sending e-mail, determine whether the
problem involves just one recipient or all recipients. Then contact the
Dellnet technical support staff (see page 75).
Resetting E-Mail Address Settings
If your e-mail software gets corrupted, reset your account:
1
Click the Start button, point to Programs—>Dellnet, and then click
Dellnet Administration.
2
Click Next twice.
3
Click Connect to connect to Dellnet.
4
When the Dellnet Self-Administration page appears, click Make My
Changes Take Effect.
5
Click Next.
6
Type your Challenge Phrase answer.
7
Click Next.
8
Click Click To Make Changes Take Effect.
9
Click OK.
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Connecting a Printer
See the documentation that came with the printer for any recommended
preparation procedures, such as:
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Removing the packaging
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Installing the toner or ink cartridge
•
Loading paper
Then follow the instructions that came with the printer to connect it to the
computer. If no information is provided, see the following sections.
Installing the Printer Driver
Dell installs drivers for some new printers. Click the Start button, point to
Settings, and then click Printers. If your printer is listed in the Printers
window, the printer is ready to use.
HINT: For complete
printer driver installation
instructions, refer to your
printer documentation.
If you need to install a printer driver, insert the installation CD into the CD
or DVD drive. Then follow the prompts on the screen using the instructions
that came with the printer.
If your printer installation CD does not automatically run, click the Start
button on the Windows desktop, click Run, and type x:\setup.exe
(where x is the letter of your CD or DVD drive [usually drive D]). Then
click OK and follow the prompts on your screen.
Parallel Printer
1
Turn off the computer (see page 18).
NOTICE: Use only a standard IEEE parallel cable measuring 3 m (10 ft) or
less to connect the printer to the computer. Use of a nonstandard cable may
prevent the printer from working.
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2
Attach the parallel printer cable to the parallel port connector on the
computer and tighten the two screws. Attach the cable to the parallel
connector on the printer and snap the two clips into the two notches.
screws (2)
parallel port connector
on computer
printer cable
connector
clips (2)
parallel printer
cable
notches (2)
3
Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New
Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel.
4
Install the printer driver if necessary (see page 16).
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USB Printer
HINT: You can connect
USB devices while the
computer is turned on.
1
Install the printer driver if necessary (see page 16).
2
Attach the USB printer cable to the USB port connector on the
computer and the printer. The USB connectors fit only one way.
USB port connector
on computer
USB port connector
on printer
USB printer
cable
Turning Off the Computer
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, you must perform the Windows shutdown
procedure to turn off your computer.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Windows 2000
1
Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and then click Shut Down.
3
Click the pull-down menu under What do you want the computer to
do?.
4
Click Shut down and then click OK.
The computer automatically turns off after the shutdown process
finishes.
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Windows 98
1
Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and then click Shut Down.
3
In the Shut Down Windows window, click Shut down and then click
OK.
The computer automatically turns off after the shutdown process
finishes.
Using the Modular Bay
Dell ships your computer with a CD drive (or an optional DVD drive)
installed in the modular bay. The modular bay also supports the following
devices:
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CD drive
•
CD-RW drive
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DVD drive
•
Zip drive
•
Floppy drive
•
SuperDisk LS-120 drive
•
Second battery
•
Dell TravelLite™ module
NOTICE: To prevent irreparable damage to the docking connector, do not
remove or replace devices while the computer is connected to an advanced port
replicator (APR).
Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down
the computer (see page 18).
2
If the computer is connected (docked) to an APR, undock it (see
page 59).
3
Close the display and turn the computer over.
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Slide and hold the latch release, and pull the device out of the modular
bay.
NOTICE: To prevent damage, place devices in a travel case when they are not
inserted in the computer. Store devices in a dry, safe place, and avoid placing
heavy objects on top of them.
bottom of computer
latch release
device
NOTICE: Insert devices before you dock and turn on the computer.
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Insert the new device into the bay, and push it until you hear a click.
6
Turn on the computer.
Swapping Devices While Windows Is Running
NOTICE: To prevent irreparable damage to the docking connector, do not
replace devices while the computer is connected to an APR.
In Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows Me
1
Right-click the Softex BayManager icon on the Microsoft Windows
taskbar.
2
Click Remove/Swap.
3
Keep the display open, and tilt the computer back so that you can
access the bottom of the computer.
4
Slide and hold the latch release, and pull the device out of the modular
bay.
5
Insert the new device into the bay, and push it until you hear a click.
6
Click OK. Then, click OK again to close the Softex BayManager
window.
In Microsoft Windows 2000
1
Double-click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon on the Microsoft
Windows taskbar.
2
Click the device you want to eject and then click Stop.
3
Click OK and wait until the device you want to eject is cleared from
the list of devices in the Unplug or Eject Hardware window.
4
Keep the display open, and tilt the computer back so that you can
access the bottom of the computer.
5
Slide and hold the latch release, and pull the device out of the modular
bay.
6
Insert the new device into the bay, and push it until you hear a click.
7
When Windows recognizes the new device, click Close.
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Setting Up the APR to Connect to a
Network
HINT: A network adapter
is also referred to as a
network interface
controller (NIC).
NOTICE: Do not install a NIC or a NIC/modem combination PC Card until
you complete the advanced port replicator (APR) setup.
If you purchased the APR with an integrated network adapter, you must
first configure the computer to use the APR with a network.
Setting Up the APR for Windows Me and Windows 98
1
If the computer is on, shut down the operating system and turn off the
computer (see page 18).
2
Disconnect all external devices from the APR.
3
Connect the AC adapter to the APR and an electrical outlet.
4
Insert the computer into the APR.
5
Turn on the computer.
The computer automatically detects the network adapter and begins
the software installation.
6
At the Add New Hardware Wizard window, click Automatic search for
a better driver (Recommended) and then click Next.
7
Click Finish when Windows displays a message that the driver is
installed.
8
Click Yes to restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, Windows modifies settings, creates a
Dock 1 configuration, and then displays a Setup is complete
message.
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If the Updated display settings message appears, click OK.
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If necessary, consult your network administrator for instructions on
configuring the network adapter settings.
Setting Up the APR for Windows 2000
NOTICE: Do not install the drivers from the CD that is shipped with the APR.
The network adapter will not work if they are installed.
1
If the computer is on, shut down the operating system and turn off the
computer (see page 18).
2
Disconnect all external devices from the APR.
3
Insert the computer into the APR.
4
Attach the network cable and the AC adapter to the APR.
5
Turn on the computer.
6
Log on as a user with administrative privileges.
7
Make sure that 3Com PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100) appears in the
Found New Hardware window.
Windows 2000 automatically installs the network adapter drivers.
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Finding Solutions
Accessing Help Files
Power Problems
Start-Up Error Messages
Video and Display Problems
Sound and Speaker Problems
Printer Problems
Modem Problems
Scanner Problems
Touch Pad Problems
External Keyboard Problems
Unexpected Characters
Drive Problems
Network Problems
Windows Error Messages
General Program Problems
Internet Connection Problems
E-Mail Problems
If Your Computer Gets Wet
If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
Resolving Other Technical Problems
Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities
Reinstalling Windows
Recreating the Hibernate File (Windows 98 Only)
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Finding Solutions
Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out where to go for answers. Use this chart
to quickly find the answers to your questions.
HINT: If you have a
problem with an external
device, see the device
documentation or contact
the manufacturer.
See page 29.
Press the power button to
resume from standby mode.
See the Tell Me How help file
(see page 28) for more
information on standby mode.
Get technical assistance from
Dell. See page 75.
See page 30.
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See page 30.
See page 32.
See page 33.
See page 34.
See page 35.
See page 35.
See page 36.
See page 36.
See page 36.
See page 39.
See page 39.
See page 40.
See page 41.
See page 42.
See page 44.
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Accessing Help Files
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, point to Dell Documents, and then click Tell Me How.
TO A C C E S S W I N D O W S 2000 H E L P
1 Click the Start button and then click Help.
2 Click the Search tab.
3 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and then click List Topics.
4 Click the topic that describes your problem and then click Display.
5 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
TO A C C E S S W I N D O W S M E H E L P
1 Click the Start button and then click Help.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem in the Search box and then
click Go.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem and then click Display.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
TO A C C E S S W I N D O W S 98 S E H E L P
1 Click the Start button and then click Help.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and then click Display.
3 In the Topics Found window, click the topic that describes your problem and
then click Display.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
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Power Problems
C H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T — When the power light is blinking, the computer
has power. If the power light is blinking, the computer is in standby mode—press
the power button to resume from standby mode. If the power light is off, press
the power button.
HINT: See the Tell Me
How help file for
information on standby
mode.
C H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y — If you are using a battery to power your computer, the
battery charge may be depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet
using the AC adapter, and turn on the 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.
C H E C K T H E A C A D A P T E R — Be sure that the power cable is firmly inserted
into the electrical outlet and the green light on the AC adapter is on.
CONNECT THE COMPUTER DIRECTLY TO AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET—
Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and the extension cable to verify
that the computer turns on.
C H E C K F O R 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: power extension cables, too many devices on a power strip, or
multiple power strips connected to the same electrical outlet.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — See the Tell Me How help file or search
for the keyword standby in Windows Help. To access help files, see page 28.
R E S E A T T H E M E M O R Y M O D U L E S — If your computer power light turns on
but the display remains blank, you may need to reseat the memory modules (see
page 61).
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Start-Up Error Messages
O P E R A T I N G S Y S T E M N O T F O U N D — Call Dell for technical assistance (see
page 75).
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.
Video and Display Problems
If the display is blank
C H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T — When the power light is blinking, the computer
has power. If the power light is blinking, the computer is in standby mode—press
the power button to resume from standby mode. If the power light is off, press
the power button.
C H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y — If you are using a battery to power your computer, the
battery charge may be depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet
using the AC adapter, and turn on the 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.
C H E C K T H E A C A D A P T E R — Be sure that the power cable is firmly inserted
into the electrical outlet and the green light on the AC adapter is on.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — Search for the keyword standby in
Windows Help. To access help files, see page 28.
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If the display is difficult to read
A D J U S T T H E B R I G H T N E S S — See the Tell Me How help file (see page 28) for
instructions on adjusting the brightness.
M O V E T H E S U B W O O F E R A W A Y F R O M T H E C O M P U T E R O R M O N I T O R — If
your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is
at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent
lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference.
R O T A T E T H E C O M P U T E R T O F A C E A D I F F E R E N T D I R E C T I O N — Eliminate
sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality.
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 28.
ADJUST THE WINDOWS DISPLAY SETTINGS
1 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2 Double-click the Display icon and then click the Settings tab.
3 Try different settings for Colors and Screen area.
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Sound and Speaker Problems
Integrated Speakers
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Double-click the yellow
speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Be sure that the volume is
turned up and that the sound is not muted.
C H E C K T H E V O L U M E C O N T R O L B U T T O N S — Press both volume control
buttons simultaneously or press <Fn><End> to disable (mute) or reenable the
integrated speakers.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D ( A U D I O ) D R I V E R — See page 44.
External Speakers
HINT: The volume
control in some MP3
players overrides the
Windows volume setting.
If you have been listening
to MP3 songs, make sure
that you did not turn the
player volume down or off.
V E R I F Y 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.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E S P E A K E R S A R E T U R N E D O N — See the setup diagram
supplied with the speakers.
A D J U S T T H E S P E A K E R C O N T R O L S — Adjust the volume, bass, or treble
controls 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 — Double-click the yellow
speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Be sure that the volume is
turned up and that the sound is not muted.
TE S T T H E S P E A K E R S — Plug the speaker audio cable into the headphone
connector on the side of the computer. Ensure that the headphone volume
control is turned up. Play a music CD.
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R U N T H E S P E A K E R S E L F - T E S T — Some speaker systems have a self-test
button on the subwoofer. See the speaker documentation for self-test
instructions.
M O V E T H E S U B W O O F E R A W A Y F R O M T H E C O M P U T E R O R M O N I T O R — If
your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is
at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent
lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D ( A U D I O ) D R I V E R — See page 44.
Printer Problems
If you cannot print to a parallel port printer
V E 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 — Ensure that the printer
cable is connected as described on page 16.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S T U R N E D O N — See the documentation
supplied with the printer.
VE R I F Y T H A T 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, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon, click Properties, and then
select the Details tab.
2 Ensure that the Print to the following port: setting is LPT1 (Printer Port).
R E I N S T A L L T H E P R I N T E R D R I V E R — See page 16.
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If you cannot print to a USB printer
V E 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 — Ensure that the printer
cable is connected as described on page 18.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S T U R N E D O N — See the documentation
supplied with the printer.
VE R I F Y T H A T 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, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon, click Properties, and then
select the Details tab.
2 Ensure that the Print to the following port: 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 page 16.
Modem Problems
NOTICE: Connect the modem to an analog telephone wall jack only.
Connecting the modem to a digital telephone network damages the modem.
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 connect the
modem directly to the telephone wall jack with the telephone line.
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C H E C K T H E C O N N E C T I O N — Verify that the telephone line is connected to the
modem.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E — Try using a different telephone line. If you
are using a line that is 3 m (10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.
R U N T H E M O D E M D I A G N O S T I C S — Click the Start button, point to
Programs—> 3Com NIC Utilities, and then click 3Com NIC Doctor.
Scanner Problems
C H E C K T H E P O W E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the scanner power
cable is firmly connected to a working electrical power source and that the
scanner is turned on.
C H E C K T H E S C A N N E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the scanner
cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the scanner.
U N L O C K T H E S C A N N E R — Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a
locking tab or button.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R — See the scanner documentation for
instructions.
Touch Pad Problems
C H E C K T H E T O U C H P A D S E T T I N G S — Click the Start button, point to
Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Mouse icon. Try
adjusting the settings.
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External Keyboard Problems
D I S C O N N E C T T H E K E Y B O A R D C A B L E — Shut down the computer (see
page 18). Disconnect the keyboard cable and check the cable connector for bent
or broken pins.
Unexpected Characters
D I S A B L E T H E N U M E R I C K E Y P A D — Press the <Num Lk> key to disable the
numeric keypad. Verify that the numbers lock light is not lit.
Drive Problems
If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk
HINT: For information
on saving files to a floppy
disk, see the Tell Me How
help file (see page 28).
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 — Double-click the
My Computer icon. 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.
C A N N O T S A V E F I L E S T O A F L O P P Y D I S K — Ensure that the floppy disk is
not full or write-protected (locked). See the following illustration.
TE S T T H E D R I V E W I T H A N O T H E R F L O P P Y D I S K — Insert another floppy
disk to eliminate the possibility that the original floppy disk is defective.
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back of floppy disk
write-protected
not writeprotected
If you cannot play a music CD or install a program from a CD
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Double-click the
My Computer icon. 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.
HINT: High-speed CD
drive vibration is normal
and may cause noise. This
does not indicate a defect
in the drive or the CD.
TE S T T H E D R I V E W I T H A N O T H E R CD— Insert another CD to eliminate the
possibility that the original CD is defective.
C L E A N T H E D I S C — See the Tell Me How help file for instructions. To access
help files, see page 28.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Double-click the yellow
speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Be sure that the volume is
turned up and that the sound is not muted.
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If you cannot play a DVD movie
HINT: Because of
different worldwide file
types, not all DVD titles
work in all DVD drives.
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 — Double-click the
My Computer icon. 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.
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.
C L E A N T H E D I S C — See the Tell Me How help file for instructions. To access,
help files, see page 28.
If the CD-RW drive stops writing
HINT: If you must
disable standby mode to
write to a CD-RW drive,
remember to enable
standby mode again when
you finish writing the CD.
D I S A B L E S T A N D B Y M O D E I N W I N D O W S B E F O R E W R I T I N G T O A CD RW D I S K — Search for the keyword standby in Windows Help. To access help
files, see page 28.
C H A N G E T H E W R I T E S P E E D T O A S L O W E R R A T E — The CD-RW drive
must receive a steady stream of data when writing. If the stream is interrupted, an
error occurs. Closing all programs before writing to the CD-RW may also
alleviate the problem.
If you have a hard drive problem
CHECK THE HARD DRIVE FOR ERRORS
Windows 98 SE and Windows Me:
Click the Start button, point to Programs—> Accessories—> System Tools, and
then click ScanDisk.
Windows 2000:
1 Double-click the My Computer icon.
2 Right-click the Local Disk icon and then click Properties.
3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Click Check Now.
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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 connector is firmly connected to the connector on the computer and the
network wall jack.
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K L I G H T S O N T H E N E T W O R K C O N N E C T O R — Green
indicates that the network connection is active. If the status light is not green, try
replacing the network cable. Amber indicates that the network card driver is
loaded and the card is detecting activity.
R E S T A R T T H E C O M P U T E R — Try to log on to the network again.
C O N T A C T Y O U R N E T W O R K A D M I N I S T R A T O R — Verify that your network
settings are correct and that the network is functioning.
Windows Error Messages
X:\ IS NOT ACCESSIBLE.
the drive and try again.
T H E D E V I C E I S N O T R E A D Y — Insert a disk into
A FILENAME CANNOT CONTAIN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
C H A R A C T E R S : \ / : * ? “ < > |— Do not use these characters in
filenames.
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NOT ENOUGH MEMOR Y OR RESOURCES. CLOSE SOME PROGRAMS AND
T R Y A G A I N — You have too many programs open. Close all windows and open
the program that you want to use.
THE FILE BEING COPIED IS TOO LARGE FOR THE DESTINATION
D R I V E — The file that you are trying to copy is too large to fit on the disk, or the
disk is too full. Try copying the file to a different disk or use a larger capacity disk.
A R E Q U I R E D .D LL 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:
Window 98 SE and Windows Me:
1 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2 Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
3 Select the program that you want to remove.
4 Click Add/Remove and follow the prompts on the screen.
5 See the program documentation for installation instructions.
Windows 2000:
1 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2 Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
3 Select the program that you want to remove.
4 Click Change/Remove and follow the prompts on the screen.
5 See the program documentation for installation instructions.
General Program Problems
A program crashes
S E E T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N — Many software manufacturers
maintain websites with information that may help you to solve the problem.
A program stops responding
P R E S S <C T R L > < A L T > < D E L >— In the Close Program window, select the
program that is no longer responding. Then click End Task.
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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 (see page 18), press the power button until the computer
turns off. Press the power button again to restart the computer. The solid blue
screen appears because you were not able to perform a proper Windows
shutdown. ScanDisk will automatically run during the start-up process. Follow
the instructions on the screen.
Internet Connection Problems
If you have a problem with your Dellnet account
R E V I E W “ S E T T I N G U P D E L L N E T ” — See page 14.
R E V I E W “ M O D E M P R O B L E M S ” — See page 34.
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, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2 Double-click the Modems icon.
3 In the Modems Properties window, click Dialing Properties.
4 Ensure that To disable call waiting, dial: is checked, and then select the
proper code according to the information in your telephone directory.
5 Click Apply and then click OK.
6 Close the Modems Properties window.
7 Close the Control Panel window.
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E-Mail Problems
R E V I E W "S E N D I N G A N D R E C E I V I N G E- M A I L "— See page 15.
E N S U R E T H A T Y O U A R E C O N N E C T E D T O T H E I N T E R N E T — With the
Outlook Express e-mail program open, click File. If Work Offline has a check
next to it, click the check to remove it and connect to the Internet.
If Your Computer Gets Wet
CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that
it is safe to do so. If the computer is connected to an electrical
outlet, Dell recommends that you turn off AC power at the circuit
breaker before attempting to remove the power cables from the
electrical outlet. Use the utmost caution when removing wet
cables from a live power source.
1
Turn off the computer (see page 18), disconnect the AC adapter from
the computer, and disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical
outlet.
2
Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from
their power sources and then from the computer.
3
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back
of the computer.
4
Remove the modular bay device (see page 19) and any installed PC
Cards, and put them in a safe place to dry.
5
Remove the battery.
6
Wipe off the battery and put it in a safe place to dry.
7
Remove the hard drive (see page 63).
8
Remove the memory modules (see page 61).
9
Open the display, and place the computer right-side up across two
books or similar props to let air circulate all around it. Let the
computer dry for at least 24 hours in a dry area at room temperature.
NOTICE: Do not use artificial means, such as a hair dryer or a fan, to speed
up the drying process.
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CAUTION: To help prevent electrical shock, verify that the
computer is thoroughly dry before continuing with the remainder
of this procedure.
10
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back
of the computer.
11
Replace the memory modules, the memory module cover, and screw
(see page 61).
12
Replace the hard drive and screw (see page 63).
13
Replace the modular bay device (see page 19) and any PC Cards you
removed.
14
Replace the battery.
15
Turn on the computer and verify that it is working properly.
If the computer does not turn on, or if you cannot identify the damaged
components, call Dell for technical assistance (see page 75).
If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open application programs, and
shut down the computer (see page 18).
2
Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer, and disconnect the
AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
3
Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from
their power sources and then from the computer.
4
Remove and reinstall the battery.
5
Turn on the computer.
If the computer does not turn on, or if you cannot identify the damaged
components, call Dell for technical assistance (see page 75).
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Resolving Other Technical Problems
G O T O T H E D E L L S U P P O R T W E B S I T E — Go to http://support.dell.com for
help with general usage, installation, and troubleshooting questions.
E- M A I L D E L L — Go to http://support.dell.com and then click E-Mail Dell in
the Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you
can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours.
C 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 75).
Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities
NOTICE: The Dell support website, http://support.dell.com, and the Drivers
and Utilities CD provide approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install
drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly.
HINT: You may need to
open more folders to find
the setup.exe file. For
example, to install the
Windows 98 touch pad
driver, double-click
win98, double-click
touchpad, double-click
english, and then doubleclick setup.exe.
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1
Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into the CD or DVD drive.
2
Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop.
3
Double-click the icon for your CD or DVD drive.
4
Double-click the folder for your operating system.
5
Double-click the appropriate language folder for the driver you want to
install.
6
Double-click the setup.exe file and follow the prompts.
For detailed information on installing specific drivers and utilities for your
computer, see Dell’s support website at http://support.dell.com.
Reinstalling Windows
Reinstalling Windows Me and Windows 98
NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling your
Windows Me or Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) operating system. The
options can potentially overwrite files installed by Dell and possibly affect
programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, Dell does not recommend
that you reinstall your operating system unless instructed to do so by a Dell
technical support representative.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows Me or Windows 98, you must
disable any virus protection software installed on your system before you
reinstall Windows.
1
Turn on the computer, and enter the system setup program as directed
by a Dell technical support representative.
2
In the system setup program Boot menu, change the boot sequence so
that the CD or DVD drive boots first as directed by a Dell technical
support representative. Then place the Operating System CD in the
CD or DVD drive and close the drive tray.
3
Exit the system setup program.
4
At the Welcome window, click OK.
5
Double-click Refresh Windows OS.
6
Click OK.
7
Click OK again.
8
Remove the Operating System CD from the CD or DVD drive, and
click OK to restart your computer.
The Getting ready to run Windows for the first time window appears.
9
If the mouse tutorial starts, press <Esc> to exit and then press <y>.
10
Click the regional setting closest to where you live, and then click
Next.
11
Click the graphic that matches your keyboard layout, and then click
Next.
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In the User Information window, type your name and, if applicable,
company name, and then click Next.
The Name field must be completed; the Company Name field is
optional.
The License Agreement window appears.
13
Click I accept the Agreement, and then click Next.
14
Type the Windows product key in the fields provided, and then click
Next.
The product key is the bar code number found on the Microsoft
Windows label, which is located on the computer.
15
When the Start Wizard appears, click Finish.
The Enter Windows Password window appears. To continue without
creating a Windows user name and password, click OK. Otherwise,
type your user name and password in the appropriate fields, and then
click OK.
16
If the Date/Time Properties window appears, adjust the date and time
properties, click Apply, and then click OK.
Windows updates the system settings and restarts your computer.
17
If you created a Windows user name and password, type your password
and click OK.
18
Reinstall the appropriate drivers (see page 44).
19
Reenable your virus protection software.
Reinstalling Windows 2000
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1
Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.
2
Shut down the computer (see page 18).
3
Turn on the computer.
4
Press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD message
appears on the screen.
5
When the Windows 2000 Setup window appears, ensure that the To
setup Win2000 now, press ENTER option is highlighted. Then press
<Enter>.
6
Read the information in the License Agreement window, and then
press <F8> to continue.
7
When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup window appears, press
the arrow keys to select the Windows 2000 partition option that you
want. To continue, press the key specified in the partition option that
you chose.
8
When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup window reappears, press
the arrow keys to select the type of filing system that you want
Windows 2000 to use, and then press <Enter>.
9
Press <Enter> again to restart your computer.
10
Click Next when the Welcome to the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard
window appears.
11
When the Regional Settings window appears, select the settings for
your locale, and then click Next.
12
Enter your name and organization in the Personalize Your Software
window, and then click Next.
13
When prompted, enter the Windows product key, which is printed on
the Microsoft label on your computer. Then click Next.
14
When the Computer Name and Administrator Password window
appears, enter a name for your computer and a password, if desired.
Then click Next.
15
Enter the date and time in the Date and Time Settings window, and
then click Next.
Windows 2000 begins to install its components and configure the
computer.
16
When the Completing the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard window
appears, remove the CD from the drive, and then click Finish. The
computer automatically restarts.
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Recreating the Hibernate File
(Windows 98 Only)
HINT: Windows Me and
Windows 2000 recreate
the hibernate file
automatically.
When hibernate mode is activated, all system data is stored in the hibernate
file on your hard drive. The hibernate file cannot be accessed by the
Windows operating system or application programs.
HINT: If you install
additional memory, you
must delete the original
hibernate file before
recreating a new one.
You must recreate the hibernate file if you perform any of the following
actions:
•
Delete the hibernate file.
•
Install a new hard drive.
•
Reformat your hard drive.
•
Install additional memory.
Boot (Restart) Your Computer With the Drivers and Utilities CD
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down
the computer.
2
If the computer is connected (docked) to an advanced port replicator
(APR), undock it (see page 59).
3
Turn on the computer.
4
Press <F2> as soon as you see the Dell logo.
System setup screen Page 1 appears after a few seconds.
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Press <Alt><p> to view Page 2.
6
Press the arrow keys to select the following boot sequence:
•
Boot First Device: CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive
•
Boot Second Device: Diskette Drive
•
Boot Third Device: Internal HDD
7
Press <Esc> to save your changes and exit the system setup program.
8
Restart the computer.
9
After the computer restarts and loads the diagnostic utility, press the
down-arrow key to select Exit to MS-DOS and then press <Enter>.
Delete the Old Hibernate File
1
Boot your computer from the Drivers and Utilities CD as described on
page 48.
2
At the R:\DIAGS prompt, type cd\ and press <Enter>.
3
At the R:\ prompt, type cd\win98\suspend and press <Enter>.
4
Type rms2d and press <Enter>.
5
Create the hibernate file.
Create the Hibernate File
1
Boot your computer from the Drivers and Utilities CD as described on
page 48.
2
At the R:\DIAGS prompt, type cd\ and then press <Enter>.
3
At the R:\ prompt, type cd\win98\suspend and press <Enter>.
4
Type mks2d and press <Enter>.
5
Press the power button until the computer turns off.
6
Remove the Drivers and Utilities CD from the CD or DVD drive.
7
Turn on the computer.
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SECTION 3
A d d i n g Pa r t s
Replacing the Palm Rests
Replacing the Display Cover
Using the Advanced Port Replicator
Adding Memory
Replacing a Hard Drive
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Replacing the Palm Rests
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down
the computer (see page 18).
2
If the computer is connected (docked) to an advanced port replicator
(APR), undock it (see page 59).
3
Keep the display open and tilt the computer back so that you can
access the bottom of the computer.
4
Slide and hold the latch release on the left side, and remove any device
installed in the modular bay.
5
Slide and hold the latch release on the right side, and remove any
battery installed in the battery bay.
6
Locate the orange palm rest removal buttons. Place your thumbs on
the button and gently push to release the palm rests.
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7
Remove the palm rests.
8
To replace the palm rests, insert the tabs on the inside edge of the
palm rest into the slots on the computer. Then press along the outside
edges of the palm rest until it snaps into place.
Repeat the process on each side.
palm rest
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Replacing the Display Cover
1
Gently slide your index fingers under the straight edge of the display
cover until the cover pops out.
2
Slide the display cover towards the back of the computer.
3
To replace the display cover, insert the four tabs on the rounded end of
the cover into the slots on the top of the computer. Gently press the
cover along the straight edge until it snaps into place.
4
Gently press the Dell logo on the display cover to engage the final snap
tab.
Using the Advanced Port Replicator
HINT: If you receive a
BIOS upgrade floppy disk
with your APR, use the
disk to upgrade your
computer before you use
the APR.
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The advanced port replicator (APR) integrates your computer into a
desktop environment. The APR includes a NIC to connect your computer
to a network.
NOTICE: Do not attempt to lift the computer while it is connected to the
APR. Doing so will damage the docking connector.
Connecting External Devices to the APR
1
See the following illustrations for connector locations.
2
Connect the external devices to an electrical outlet, if applicable.
The I/O connectors on the back and side of the APR duplicate the primary
connectors on the back and side of your computer.
USB
connectors (2)
keyboard
connector
Connector Icon
mouse
connector
serial port
connector
NIC connector
parallel port
connector
HINT: If the cable
connector from the
external device has
thumbscrews, be sure to
tighten them to ensure a
proper connection.
AC adapter
connector
video
connector
Connector Description
Connect one or two USB devices, such as a
USB mouse.
Connect a PS/2-style keyboard or numeric
keypad.
Connect a PS/2-compatible mouse.
Connect a serial device, such as a serial
mouse or digital camera.
Connect a network interface cable.
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Connector Icon (continued)
Connector Description
Connect a parallel device, such as a printer.
Connect an external monitor.
Connect the AC adapter.
The audio line-out connector is on the side of the APR.
audio line-out connector
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APR Controls and Indicators
unlocked
position
eject/locking
lever
locked
position
padlock
slot
security
lock slot
eject
position
drive access
light
power light
power button
undock request button
docking
light
Docking the Computer
NOTICE: Before you initially connect your computer to the APR, you must
complete the operating system setup. When you see the Windows desktop on
your screen, the operating system setup is complete.
You dock your computer when you connect it to an APR. You must connect
the AC adapter to the APR before you dock and turn on the computer. The
AC adapter powers the APR and the computer at the same time. Any
battery installed in the computer charges while you use the APR.
NOTICE: Always use the Dell AC adapter that came with the APR. If you use
any other commercially available AC adapter—or the AC adapter from other
Dell computers—you may damage the APR or the computer.
1
Save and close all open files, exit all open programs, and shut down the
computer (see page 18).
2
Disconnect any external devices, and remove any PC Cards from the
computer.
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3
Connect the AC adapter to the connector on the APR, and connect
the AC power cable to an electrical outlet.
4
Horizontally center the computer on the APR base, with the back of
the computer facing the APR docking connector.
5
Slide the computer toward the connector until you feel the grooves on
the bottom of the computer engage with the alignment rails.
NOTICE: If you attempt to push the computer all the way into the APR
without engaging the alignment rails, you may irreparably damage the docking
connector on the computer. If you have a monitor stand installed, you will not
be able to see the alignment rails or the docking connector.
docking connector
eject/locking lever
alignment rails (2)
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6
Gently push the computer forward until the docking connector is fully
engaged.
7
Slide the eject/locking lever towards the back of the APR to the locked
position.
Undocking the Computer
NOTICE: If you do not have a charged battery installed in the computer when
you undock the computer, you may lose unsaved data.
NOTICE: If you do not use correct undocking procedures, you may lose data
and the computer may not restart.
1
Save and close all open files and exit all open programs.
2
Perform one of the following procedures:
•
Click the Start button, and then click Eject PC.
After a few seconds, the computer power light turns off.
•
Press the undock request button on the APR.
After a few seconds, the green docking light turns off.
3
Slide the eject/locking lever on the left side of the APR to the eject
position to undock the computer.
eject/locking lever
docking light
undock request button
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Monitor Stand
HINT: Be sure that the
back legs on the monitor
stand engage the slots on
either side of the APR
base.
NOTICE: The stand supports monitors that weigh up to 45.3 kg (100 lb).
Heavier monitors may damage the stand, computer, and APR.
monitor
stand
APR
computer
APR base
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Adding Memory
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on
the system board. See page 68 for information on the type of memory
supported by your computer.
Your computer has two memory module sockets. Dell memory modules
designed for your computer can be installed in either socket.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the “Safety
Instructions” at the front of this guide (see page 7).
HINT: Memory modules
purchased from Dell are
covered under your
computer warranty.
NOTICE: Do not install or remove a memory module when the computer is
turned on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode.
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down
the computer (see page 18).
2
Remove all installed batteries and disconnect external devices.
3
Disconnect the AC adapter cable from the computer.
4
Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the
computer.
5
Turn the computer over, loosen the screws, and lift up the memory
module cover.
memory module cover
screws (2)
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NOTICE: To prevent damage to the computer, do not use tools to spread the
inner metal tabs of the socket when you are installing or removing a memory
module.
6
If you are replacing a memory module, you must remove the existing
module:
a
Use your fingernails to carefully spread apart the inner metal tabs
of the memory module socket.
The module should pop up.
b
Lift the memory module away from the socket.
securing
clip
7
HINT: If the memory
module is not installed
properly, the computer
will not boot. No error
message indicates this
failure.
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memory
module
Install the memory module:
a
Align the notch in the module with the slot in the center of the
socket.
b
Slide the edge of the module firmly into the socket and rotate the
module down until you hear a click.
8
Replace the cover and tighten the screws.
memory module cover
9
10
screws (2)
Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to
your computer and an electrical outlet.
Turn on the computer.
As the computer boots, it will detect the additional memory and
automatically update the system configuration information.
11
If your computer runs Windows 98, delete and recreate the hibernate
file to accommodate the new memory (see page 48).
Replacing a Hard Drive
NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile and must be handled carefully.
Even a slight bump can damage the drive.
CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when
the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see page 18) before
removing or installing a hard drive. Do not remove the hard drive while the
computer is in standby mode or hibernate mode, or if the power light is lit.
HINT: Dell does not
guarantee compatibility
or provide support for
hard drives from sources
other than Dell.
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HINT: You need the
Operating System CD to
install the Windows
operating system. You
also need the Drivers and
Utilities CD to install the
device drivers and utilities
on the new hard drive.
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down
the computer (see page 18).
2
Remove all installed batteries, and disconnect the AC adapter cable
and any external devices from the computer.
3
Turn the computer over, and remove the hard drive screw.
bottom of computer
screw
hard drive
NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, protect the drive from
exposure to static electricity by storing it in protective antistatic packaging.
4
Lift up the hard drive cover until you hear a click.
5
Slide the hard drive out of the computer.
6
Remove the new drive from its packaging.
Save the original packaging to use when storing or shipping the hard
drive.
NOTICE: Do not force the drive into the computer. If you experience some
resistance, use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place.
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Slide the new drive into the computer:
a
Lift up the hard drive cover until you hear a click.
b
Push the hard drive until it is fully seated in the bay.
c
Press the hard drive cover down.
8
Replace and tighten the screw you removed in step 3.
9
Install the Dell-provided operating system (see page 45).
10
Install the Dell-provided drivers and utilities (see page 44).
Returning a Hard Drive to Dell
Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original foam packaging. Otherwise,
the hard drive may be damaged in transit.
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SECTION 4
Appendix
Specifications
Standard Settings
Contacting Dell
Regulatory Information
Warranty and Return Policy Information
Macrovision Product Notice
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Specifications
Microprocessor
Microprocessor types
Intel® Mobile Pentium® III
Intel Mobile Celeron™
Internal cache
256 KB
External bus frequency
100 MHz
Math coprocessor
internal to the microprocessor
System Information
System chip set
Intel Mobile 440BX PCI
Data bus width
64 bits
DRAM bus width
64 bits
Microprocessor address bus width
32 bits
PC Card
CardBus controller
Texas Instruments PCI 1420 CardBus
controller
PC Card connectors
two (supports two Type I or Type II cards or
one Type III card)
Cards supported
3.3 V and 5 V
PC Card connector size
68 pins
Data width (maximum)
PCMCIA 16 bits
CardBus 32 bits
Memory
Architecture
SDRAM
Memory module socket
two user-accessible SODIMM sockets
Memory module capacities and type 64, 128, and 256 MB
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Memory type
3.3-V SODIMM
Standard memory
one 64-MB memory module
Memory (continued)
Maximum memory
512 MB
Memory access time: clock speed
100 MHz
Ports and Connectors
Serial (DTE)
9-pin connector; 16550-compatible, 16-byte
buffer connector
Parallel
25-hole connector; unidirectional,
bidirectional, or ECP
Video
15-hole connector
Audio
microphone connector, headphone/speakers
connector
S-video/TV-out
7-pin mini-DIN connector (an S-video to
composite video adapter included with the
computer)
PS/2 keyboard/mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
one 4-pin USB-compliant connector
Infrared
sensor compatible with IrDA Standard 1.1
(Fast IR) and IrDA Standard 1.0 (Slow IR)
Docking
200 pins for the advanced port replicator
Video
Video type
128-bit hardware accelerated
Data bus
2X AGP
Video controller
ATI Mobility M3
Video memory
8 MB
LCD interface
LVDS
TV support
NTSC or PAL in S-video and composite
modes
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Audio
Audio type
Sound Blaster (software emulation capable)
Audio controller
ESS Technology Maestro-3i
Stereo conversion
16-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-toanalog)
FM music synthesizer
20 voice, 72 operator
Interfaces:
Internal
ESS1920 AC97 CODEC
External
microphone-in connector,
headphone/speakers connector
Speakers
two 8-ohm speakers
Internal speaker amplifier
1.0-W channel into 4 ohms
Volume controls
key combinations, volume buttons,
application program menus
Display
Type
XGA, active-matrix color (TFT)
Dimensions:
Height
214.3 mm (8.4 inches)
Width
285.7 mm (11.3 inches)
Diagonal
357.1 mm (14.1 inches)
Maximum resolution
1024 x 768
Response time (typical)
20-ms rise (maximum),
50-ms fall (maximum)
Operating angle
0° (closed) to 180°
Viewing angle:
Horizontal
± 45°
Vertical
+ 15°, – 30°
Dot pitch
70
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Display (continued)
Luminance
120 nits
Power consumption:
Panel (typical)
1.0 W
Backlight
3.4 W
Controls
brightness can be controlled through key
combinations
Keyboard
Number of keys
87 (U.S. and Canada); 88 (Europe); 90
(Japan)
Key travel
2.7 mm ± 0.3 to 0.4 mm (0.11 inch ± 0.016
inch)
Key spacing
19.05 mm ± 0.3 mm (0.75 inch ± 0.012 inch)
Layout
QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji
Touch Pad
Interface
PS/2 compatible
X/Y position resolution
(graphics table mode)
240 cpi
Size:
Thickness
2.00 mm (0.08 inch) at highest component
Width
64.88 mm (2.55-inch) sensor-active area
Height
48.88-mm (1.92-inch) rectangle
Weight
6.5 g (0.23 ounce)
Power:
Supply voltage
5 V ± 0.5 VDC
Supply current
25 mA (maximum operating for track stick
and touch pad combined)
ESD
in accordance with IEC-801-2
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Track Stick
Interface
PS/2 compatible
X/Y position resolution
(graphics table mode)
240 counts/sec @ 100 gf
Size
protrudes 0.5 mm higher that surrounding
keycaps
Power:
Supply voltage
5 V ± 0.5 VDC
Supply current
25 mA (maximum operating for track stick
and touch pad combined)
ESD
in accordance with IEC-801-2
Battery
Type
4-cell or 8-cell smart lithium ion
Dimensions:
Depth
88.5 mm (3.48 inches)
Height
21.5 mm (0.83 inch)
Width
139.0 mm (5.47 inches)
Weight
0.39 kg (0.87 lb) (8 cell)
0.22 kg (0.49 lb) (4 cell)
Voltage
14.8 VDC
Capacity
26.5 WHr (4 cell)
53 WHr (8 cell)
Charge time (approximate):
Computer off
Life span (approximate)
1 hour and 6 minutes
500 discharge/charge cycles0
Temperature range:
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Charge
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) (8 cell)
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F) (4 cell)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–4° to 140°F)
AC Adapter
Input voltage
90 to 264 VAC
Input current (maximum)
1.7 A
Input frequency
47 to 63 Hz
Output current
4.5 A (maximum at 4-second pulse);
3.51 A (continuous)
Output power
70 W
Rated output voltage
19.5 VDC
Dimensions:
Height
27.94 mm (1.1 inches)
Width
58.42 mm (2.3 inches)
Depth
133.35 mm (5.25 inches)
Weight (with cables)
0.4 kg (0.9 lb)
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 140°F)
Environmental (Computer)
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–104° to 140°F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
10% to 90% (noncondensing)
Storage
5% to 95% (noncondensing)
Maximum vibration:
Operating
0.9 GRMS using a random-vibration
spectrum that simulates user environment
Storage
1.3 GRMS using a random-vibration
spectrum that simulates air/truck shipment
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Environmental (Computer) (continued)
Maximum shock:
Operating
152.4 cm/sec (60 inches/sec) (equal to a
half-sine pulse width of 2 ms)
Storage
203.2 cm/sec (80 inches/sec) (equal to a
half-sine pulse width of 2 ms)
Altitude:
Operating
–15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2 to 10,668 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
for this program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.
HINT: To see information
about a specific item,
highlight the item and
refer to the Help area on
the screen.
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System Setup Pages
The system setup pages display the current setup information and settings
for your computer. You can change settings that appear as white type on the
screen.
•
Page 1 displays system information.
•
Page 2 displays boot configuration and dock configuration settings.
•
Page 3 displays basic device configuration settings.
•
Page 4 displays battery charge status.
•
Page 5 displays power management settings.
•
Page 6 displays system security and hard drive password settings.
Viewing the System Setup Pages
1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2
When the Dell logo appears, press <F2> immediately.
If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait
until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer
(see page 18) and try again.
Contacting Dell
When you need to contact Dell, use the telephone numbers, codes, and
electronic addresses provided in the following table. If you need assistance
in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international
operator.
HINT: Toll-free numbers
are for use within the
country for which they are
listed.
Contact Numbers and Addresses
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
Home and Small Business
1-300-65-55-33
International Access Code: 0011 Government and Business
toll free: 1-800-633-559
Australia (Sydney)
Country Code: 61
Preferred Accounts Division (PAD)
toll free: 1-800-060-889
City Code: 2
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)
Home/Small Business Sales
01 795 67602
International Access Code: 900
Home/Small Business Fax
01 795 67605
Country Code: 43
Home/Small Business Customer Care
01 795 67603
City Code: 1
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care
Home/Small Business Technical Support
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support
Switchboard
0660 8056
01 795 67604
0660 8779
01 491 04 0
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: tech_support_germany@dell.com
Belgium (Brussels)
Technical Support
02 481 92 88
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care
02 481 91 19
Country Code: 32
Home/Small Business Sales
City Code: 2
Corporate Sales
toll free: 0800 16884
02 481 91 00
Fax
02 481 92 99
Switchboard
02 481 91 00
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Brazil
Customer Support, Technical Support
International Access Code: 0021 Sales
Country Code: 55
0800 90 3355
0800 90 3366
Website: http://www.dell.com/br
City Code: 51
76
Brunei
Customer Technical Support (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4966
Country Code: 673
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4955
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll Free Numbers
Canada (North York, Ontario)
Automated Order-Status System
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (Automated technical support)
toll free: 1-800-247-9362
Customer Care (From outside Toronto)
toll free: 1-800-387-5759
Customer Care (From within Toronto)
Chile (Santiago)
toll free: 1-800-433-9014
416 758-2400
Customer Technical Support
toll free: 1-800-847-4096
Sales (Direct Sales—from outside Toronto)
toll free: 1-800-387-5752
Sales (Direct Sales—from within Toronto)
416 758-2200
Sales (Federal government, education, and
medical)
toll free: 1-800-567-7542
Sales (Major Accounts)
toll free: 1-800-387-5755
TechFax
toll free: 1-800-950-1329
Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support
toll free: 1230-020-4823
Country Code: 56
City Code: 2
China (Xiamen)
Technical Support
toll free: 800 858 2437
Country Code: 86
Customer Experience
toll free: 800 858 2060
City Code: 592
Home and Small Business
toll free: 800 858 2222
Preferred Accounts Division
toll free: 800 858 2062
Large Corporate Accounts
toll free: 800 858 2999
Czech Republic (Prague)
Technical Support
02 22 83 27 27
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care
02 22 83 27 11
Country Code: 420
Fax
02 22 83 27 14
City Code: 2
TechFax
02 22 83 27 28
Switchboard
02 22 83 27 11
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
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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
Denmark (Horsholm)
Technical Support
International Access Code: 009
Relational Customer Care
45170184
Country Code: 45
Home/Small Business Customer Care
32875505
Switchboard
45170100
Fax Technical Support (Upplands Vasby, Sweden)
Fax Switchboard
45170182
859005594
45170117
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: den_support@dell.com
Finland (Helsinki)
Technical Support
09 253 313 60
International Access Code: 990
Technical Support Fax
09 253 313 81
Country Code: 358
Relational Customer Care
09 253 313 38
City Code: 9
Home/Small Business Customer Care
09 693 791 94
Fax
09 253 313 99
Switchboard
09 253 313 00
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: fin_support@dell.com
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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)
Home and Small Business
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support
0825 387 270
Country Code: 33
Customer Care
0825 823 833
City Code: (1) (4)
Switchboard
0825 004 700
Switchboard (Alternative)
04 99 75 40 39
Sales
0825 004 700
Fax
0825 004 701
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: web_fr_tech@dell.com
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 99
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: web_fr_tech@dell.com
Germany (Langen)
Technical Support
06103 766-7200
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support Fax
06103 766-9222
Country Code: 49
Home/Small Business Customer Care
City Code: 6103
Global Segment Customer Care
0180-5-224400
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
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: tech_support_germany@dell.com
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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
Hong Kong
Technical Support
toll free: 800 96 4107
International Access Code: 001
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 852
Transaction Sales
toll free: 800 96 4109
Corporate Sales
toll free: 800 96 4108
604 633 4949
Ireland (Bray)
Technical Support
1-850-543-543
International Access Code: 16
Customer Care
Country Code: 353
Sales
City Code: 1
SalesFax
01 286 2020
Fax
01 286 6848
01 204 4026
1-850-235-235
TechFax
01 204 4708
Switchboard
01 286 0500
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Italy (Milan)
Home and Small Business
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Country Code: 39
Customer Care
02 696 821 14
City Code: 02
Fax
02 696 824 13
Switchboard
02 696 821 12
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: web_it_tech@dell.com
Corporate
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 577 825 55
Fax
02 575 035 30
Switchboard
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: web_it_tech@dell.com
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02 577 821
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Japan (Kawasaki)
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-mail Address
Technical Support (Inspiron™)
International Access Code: 001
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll Free Numbers
toll free: 0120-1982-56
or 0088-25-3355
Country Code: 81
Customer Care
044 556-4240
City Code: 44
Home and Small Business Group Sales
044 556-3344
Preferred Accounts Division Sales
044 556-3433
Large Corporate Accounts
044 556-3430
Faxbox Service
03-5972-5840
Switchboard
044 556-4300
Website: http://support.jp.dell.com
Korea (Seoul)
Technical Support
toll free: 080-200-3800
International Access Code: 001
Sales
toll free: 080-200-3777
Country Code: 82
Customer Service (Seoul, Korea)
City Code: 2
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Latin America
2194-6220
604 633 4949
Fax
2194-6202
Switchboard
2194-6000
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
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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
Luxembourg
Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 88
International Access Code: 00
Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
Country Code: 352
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
toll free: 080016884
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Macau
Technical Support
Country Code: 853
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Transaction Sales
toll free: 0800 582
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
Mexico (Colonia Granada)
Automated Order-Status System (Austin, Texas,
U.S.A.)
512 728-0685
AutoTech (Automated technical support) (Austin,
Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-0686
Customer Technical Support
525 228-7870
Sales
525 228-7811
International Access Code: 95
Country Code: 52
City Code: 5
or toll free: 91-800-900-37
or toll free: 91-800-904-49
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Customer Service
525 228-7878
Main
525 228-7800
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
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Technical Support
020 581 8838
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care
Country Code: 31
Home/Small Business Sales
City Code: 20
Home/Small Business Sales Fax
020 682 7171
Corporate Sales
020 581 8818
020 581 8740
toll free: 0800-0663
Corporate Sales Fax
020 686 8003
Fax
020 686 8003
Switchboard
020 581 8818
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: tech_nl@dell.com
New Zealand
Home and Small Business
0800 446 255
International Access Code: 00
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Country Code: 64
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
0800 441 566
Norway (Lysaker)
Technical Support
671 16882
International Access Code: 095
Relational Customer Care
671 17514
Country Code: 47
Home/Small Business Customer Care
23162298
Switchboard
671 16800
Fax Technical Support (Upplands Vasby, Sweden)
590 05 594
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: nor_support@dell.com
Poland (Warsaw)
Technical Support
22 60 61 999
International Access Code: 011
Customer Care
22 60 61 999
Country Code: 48
Sales
22 60 61 999
City Code: 22
Fax
22 60 61 998
Switchboard
22 60 61 999
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: pl_support@dell.com
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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
Singapore (Singapore)
Technical Support
toll free: 800 6011 051
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
04 633 4949
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Technical Support
International Access Code:
09/091
Customer Care
011 709 7710
Country Code: 27
Sales
011 706 7700
Fax
011 709 0495
Switchboard
011 709 7700
City Code: 11
011 709 7710
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com
Southeast Asian and Pacific
Countries
Customer Technical Support, Customer Service,
and Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4810
Spain (Madrid)
Home and Small Business
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support
902 100 130
Country Code: 34
Customer Care
902 118 540
City Code: 91
Sales
902 118 541
Switchboard
902 118 541
Fax
902 118 539
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: web_esp_tech@dell.com
Corporate
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 546
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: web_esp_tech@dell.com
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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
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
Technical Support
08 590 05 199
International Access Code: 009
Relational Customer Care
08 590 05 642
Country Code: 46
Home/Small Business Customer Care
08 587 70 527
City Code: 8
Fax Technical Support
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: swe_support@dell.com
Switzerland (Geneva)
Technical Support
0844 811 411
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care
0848 802 802
Country Code: 41
Fax
022 799 01 90
City Code: 22
Switchboard
022 799 01 01
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: swisstech@dell.com
Taiwan
Technical Support
toll free: 0080 60 1255
International Access Code: 002
Technical Support (Servers)
toll free: 0080 60 1256
Country Code: 886
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 Support (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 66
Sales
toll free: 0880 060 07
604 633 4949
toll free: 0880 060 09
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-mail Address
U.K. (Bracknell)
Technical Support
International Access Code: 010
Global Accounts Customer Care
01344 723186
Country Code: 44
Corporate Customer Care
01344 723185
City Code: 1344
Preferred Accounts (500-5000 employees)
Customer Care
01344 723196
01344 723193
Local Government Customer Care
01344 723194
Home/Small Business Sales
0870 907 4000
Corporate/Public Sector Sales
01344 860456
AutoFax
0870 908 0510
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
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0870 908 0800
Central Government Customer Care
Website: http://support.euro.dell.com
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Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll Free Numbers
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 System
toll free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (for portable and desktop computers)
toll free: 1-800-247-9362
Country Code: 1
Dell Home and Small Business Group (for portable and desktop computers):
Customer Technical Support (Return Material
Authorization Numbers)
toll free: 1-800-624-9896
Customer Technical Support (Home sales
purchased via http://www.dell.com)
toll free: 1-877-576-3355
Customer Service (Credit Return Authorization
Numbers)
toll free: 1-800-624-9897
National Accounts (systems purchased by established Dell national accounts
[have your account number handy], medical institutions, or value-added resellers
[VARs]):
Customer Service and Technical Support (Return
Material Authorization Numbers)
toll free: 1-800-822-8965
Public Americas International (systems purchased by governmental agencies
[local, state, or federal] or educational institutions):
Customer Service and Technical Support (Return
Material Authorization Numbers)
toll free: 1-800-234-1490
Dell Sales
toll free: 1-800-289-3355
or toll free: 1-800-879-3355
Spare Parts Sales
toll free: 1-800-357-3355
DellWare™
toll free: 1-800-753-7201
Fee-Based Technical Support
toll free: 1-800-433-9005
Sales (Catalogs)
toll free: 1-800-426-5150
Fax
toll free: 1-800-727-8320
TechFax
Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or
Speech-Impaired
Switchboard
Dellnet Technical Support
toll free: 1-800-950-1329
toll free: 1-877-DELLTTY
(1-877-335-5889)
512 338-4400
toll free: 1-877-Dellnet
(1-877-335-5638)
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Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
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-on-delivery 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 Information
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is any signal or emission, radiated in
free space or conducted along power or signal leads, that endangers the
functioning of a radio navigation or other safety service or seriously
degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a licensed radio
communications service. Your Dell computer is designed to comply with
applicable regulations regarding EMI. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by Dell could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Additional regulatory information regarding your computer can be found in
the Tell Me How help file. To open the file, click the Start button on the
Windows desktop, point to Dell Documents, and then click Tell Me How.
Battery Disposal
Your computer uses a lithium-ion battery and a nickel-metal hydride
(NiMH) coin-cell battery. For instructions about replacing the lithium-ion
battery in your computer, see the Tell Me How help file. To open the file,
click the Start button on the Windows desktop, point to Dell Documents,
and then click Tell Me How.
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The 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, the
procedure must be performed by an authorized service technician.
Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact your
local waste disposal agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit
site.
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
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.
Supply voltage:
100–240 VAC
Frequency:
50–60 Hz
System input voltage:
20 VDC, 3.5 A
Current consumption:
1.5 A
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Información para NOM (únicamente para México)
La información siguiente se proporciona en el dispositivo o en los
dispositivos descritos en este documento, en cumplimiento con los
requisitos de la Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM):
Exportador:
Dell Computer Corporation
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78682
Importador:
Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V.
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F
Embarcar a:
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.
Tensión alimentación:
100–240 VAC
Frecuencia:
50–60 Hz
Voltaje de entrada del sistema:
20 VDC, 3.5 A
Consumo de corriente:
1.5 A
Warranty and Return Policy
Information
Dell Computer Corporation (“Dell”) manufactures its hardware products
from parts and components that are new or equivalent to new in accordance
with industry-standard practices. For information about the Dell warranty
for your computer, see the Tell Me How help file. To open the file, click the
Start button on the Windows desktop, point to Dell Documents, and then
click Tell Me How.
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Macrovision Product Notice
The following product notice applies to the Macrovision Corporation
product that is included with the DVD-ROM drive:
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected
by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of
this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Index
A
D
H
APR
connecting to a network, 22
docking the computer, 54
damaged computer
testing, 43
audio. See sound
display
fixing problems, 30
hard drive
fixing problems, 38
preventing damage, 64
preventing data loss, 63
replacing, 63
returning to Dell, 65
troubleshooting, 38
B
BIOS, 74
Dellnet, 14
drives
fixing problems, 36
DVD drive
fixing problems, 38
C
CD drive
fixing problems, 37
CD-RW drive
fixing problems, 38
characters
unexpected, 36
computer
crashes, 40
error messages, 30
specifications, 68
turning off, 18
contact numbers, 75
crashes, 40
E
e-mail
accessing, 14
fixing problems, 42
sending and receiving, 14
error messages
start-up, 30
Windows, 39
external keyboard
fixing problems, 36
F
help file
accessing, 28
hibernate file
create, 49
delete, 49
I
Internet
connecting to, 14
fixing problems, 41
K
keyboard
fixing problems, 36
unexpected characters, 36
finding solutions, 26
floppy drive
fixing problems, 36
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memory
adding, 61
messages
start-up, 30
Windows, 39
modem
fixing problems, 34
modular bay
devices, 19
swapping devices (computer
off), 19
swapping devices (while
Windows is running), 21
printer (continued)
setting up, 16
troubleshooting, 33
programs
crashes, 40
fixing problems, 40
not responding, 40
R
RAM. See memory
reinstalling drivers and
utilities, 44
resetting Dellnet account, 15
returns, 90
N
network
fixing problems, 39
setting up the APR, 22
S
safety instructions, 7
ScanDisk, 38
settings
system setup program, 74
P
password
changing for Dellnet, 14
port replicator
connecting to a network, 22
docking the computer, 54
power
fixing problems, 29
turning off, 18
printer
connecting, 16
fixing problems, 33
reinstalling driver, 16
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shutdown, 18
software
fixing problems, 40
sound
adjusting volume, 32
fixing problems, 32
speaker
adjusting volume, 32
fixing problems, 32
specifications, 68
system setup program, 74
T
technical assistance
telephone numbers and
addresses, 75
warranty repair or credit, 88
Tell Me How help file
accessing, 28
touch pad
fixing problems, 35
troubleshooting
about, 26
blank display, 30
blue screen, 41
cannot play a DVD movie, 38
cannot save to floppy disk, 36
CD problems, 37
CD-RW drive stops
writing, 38
display difficult to read, 31
dropped or damaged
computer, 43
e-mail problems, 42
external keyboard
problems, 36
external speaker problems, 32
integrated speaker
problems, 32
Internet connection
problems, 41
modem problems, 34
network problems, 39
parallel printer problems, 33
power problems, 29
program crash, 40
program stopped
responding, 40
scanner problems, 35
start-up error messages, 30
troubleshooting (continued)
touch pad problems, 35
unexpected characters, 36
USB printer problems, 34
wet computer, 42
Windows error messages, 39
turning off the computer, 18
V
W
warranty, 90
wet computer, 42
Windows 2000
error messages, 39
Help, 28
reinstalling, 46
shutdown, 18
Windows 98
error messages, 39
Help, 28
reinstalling, 45
shutdown, 19
Windows Me
error messages, 39
Help, 28
reinstalling, 45
shutdown, 18
video
fixing problems, 30
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