Owner`s manual | Dell 760N Laptop User Manual

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Dell™ Inspiron™ 8200
Owner’s Manual
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Hints, Notices, and Cautions
HINT: A HINT indicates important information that helps you make better
use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of
data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage,
personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Tell Me How help
file. To access the help file, see page 72.
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2002 Dell Computer Corporation. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Computer
Corporation is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, DellPlus, DellWare, Inspiron, TrueMobile,
Dimension, OptiPlex, UltraSharp, DellNet, AccessDirect, Dell Precision, and Latitude are
trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; Intel, Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks
of Intel Corporation; EMC is the registered trademark of EMC Corporation; GeForce2 Go and
GeForce4 440 Go are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation; ATI Mobility and RADEON are
trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming
the marks and names or their products. Dell Computer Corporation disclaims any proprietary interest
in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
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Contents
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
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General
Power
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Battery
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Air Travel
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EMC Instructions
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When Using Your Computer
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When Working Inside Your Computer
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Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Battery Disposal
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Ergonomic Computing Habits
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1 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
A Tour of Your Computer
Front View
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Left Side View
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Right Side View .
Back View
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Bottom View
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Setting Up a Printer
Printer Cable
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Connecting a Parallel Printer
Connecting a USB Printer .
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Transferring Information to a New Computer With
Microsoft® Windows® XP . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting Up a Home and Office Network With Windows XP
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Connecting to the Internet
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Setting Up Your Internet Connection
Copying CDs
Using Easy CD Creator Basic
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Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs
Helpful Tips
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Turning Off the Computer
About the Module Bay .
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Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Running
Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Dell™ AccessDirect™ Buttons
Numeric Keypad
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Keyboard Shortcuts
Customizing the Touch Pad and Track Stick
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Changing the Track Stick Cap
Enabling the Infrared Sensor
Connecting a Television to the Computer
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S-Video and Standard Audio
S-Video and Digital Audio
Composite Video and Standard Audio
Composite Video and Digital Audio .
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Enabling the Display Settings for a Television
Using S/PDIF Digital Audio
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Setting Up the Dolby Headphone
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Setting Up the Docking Device to Connect to a Network
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Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off
Touch Pad
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How to Copy a CD
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Power Protection Devices
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Surge Protectors
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Line Conditioners
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Uninterruptible Power Supply Devices .
2 Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
Accessing Help
Power Problems .
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Ensuring Sufficient Power for Your Computer
Docking Power Considerations
Start-Up Error Messages
Video and Display Problems
If the display is blank
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If the display is difficult to read
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Sound and Speaker Problems
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If you have a problem with integrated speakers
If you have a problem with external speakers
Modem and Internet Connection Problems
Scanner Problems
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Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
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External Keyboard Problems
Unexpected Characters .
Drive Problems
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If only part of the display is readable
Printer Problems
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If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk drive
If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, or DVD
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If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray
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If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound
If the CD-RW drive stops writing .
If you have problems with a hard drive
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PC Card Problems
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Network Problems
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Error Messages
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General Program Problems
A program crashes
A program stops responding
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A solid blue screen appears
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Error messages appear .
E-Mail Problems
Resolving Other Technical Problems
If Your Computer Gets Wet
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If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
Drivers
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What Is a Driver?
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Identifying Drivers
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Reinstalling Drivers
Manually Reinstalling Drivers for Windows XP .
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Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP System Restore .
Creating a Restore Point
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Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
Undoing the Last System Restore
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Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP .
Before You Reinstall
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Reinstalling Windows XP
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Reinstalling Drivers and Software
3 Adding and Replacing Parts
Replacing the Palm Rests
Adding Memory .
Replacing the Hard Drive
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Returning a Hard Drive to Dell
4 Appendix
Specifications .
System Setup Overview
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Viewing the System Setup Screens
System Setup Screens .
Commonly Used Options .
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Changing the Boot Sequence
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Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
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Definition of “Dell-Installed” Software and Peripherals
Definition of “Third-Party” Software and Peripherals
Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Contacting Dell
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Regulatory Notices
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CE Mark Notice
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Limited Warranty for the U.S.
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
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Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy .
Dell Software and Peripherals
One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee
(Latin America and the Caribbean Only) . .
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Intel Warranty Statement for Pentium and
Celeron® Processors Only (U.S. and Canada Only)
Index
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect
your computer and working environment from potential damage.
General
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Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service
technician. Always follow installation instructions closely.
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If you use an extension power cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total ampere
rating of the products plugged in to the extension power cable does not exceed the
ampere rating of the extension cable.
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Do not push objects into air vents or openings of your computer. Doing so can cause fire
or electric shock by shorting out interior components.
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Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a carrying case or a
closed briefcase, while the computer is turned on. Restricting airflow can damage the
computer or cause a fire.
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Keep your computer away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling
vents. Avoid placing loose papers underneath your computer; do not place your computer
in a closed-in wall unit or on a bed, sofa, or rug.
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Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the floor, when you use
it to run the computer or to charge the battery. Do not cover the AC adapter with papers
or other items that will reduce cooling; also, do not use the AC adapter inside a carrying
case.
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The AC adapter may become hot during normal operation of your computer. Use care
when handling the adapter during or immediately after operation.
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Do not allow your portable computer to operate with the base resting directly on exposed
skin for extended periods of time. The surface temperature of the base will rise during
normal operation (particularly when AC power is present). Allowing sustained contact
with exposed skin can cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn.
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Do not use your computer in a wet environment, for example, near a bath tub, sink, or
swimming pool or in a wet basement
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If your computer includes an integrated or optional (PC Card) modem, disconnect the
modem cable if an electrical storm is approaching to avoid the remote risk of electric
shock from lightning via the telephone line.
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any
cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical
storm. Do not use your computer during an electrical storm unless all cables have been
disconnected and the computer is operating on battery power.
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If your computer includes a modem, the cable used with the modem should be
manufactured with a minimum wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCCcompliant RJ-11 modular plug.
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Before you open the memory module/Mini PCI card/modem cover on the bottom of your
computer, disconnect all cables from their electrical outlets and disconnect the telephone
cable.
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If your computer has a modem RJ-11 connector and a network RJ-45 connector, insert the
telephone cable into the RJ-11 connector, not the R-45 connector.
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PC Cards may become very warm during normal operation. Use care when removing PC
Cards after their continuous operation.
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Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.
Power
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Use only the Dell-provided AC adapter approved for use with this computer. Use of
another AC adapter may cause a fire or explosion.
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Before you connect the computer to an electrical outlet, check the AC adapter voltage
rating to ensure that the required voltage and frequency match the available power
source.
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To remove the computer from all power sources, turn the computer off, remove the
battery pack, and disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
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To help prevent electric shock, plug the AC adapter and device power cables into properly
grounded power sources. These power cables may be equipped with 3-prong plugs to
provide an earth grounding connection. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the
grounding prong from the power cable plug. If you use a power extension cable, use the
appropriate type, 2-prong or 3-prong, to mate with the AC adapter power cable.
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Be sure that nothing rests on your AC adapter’s power cable and that the cable is not
located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
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If you are using a multiple-outlet power strip, use caution when plugging the AC
adapter’s power cable into the power strip. Some power strips may allow you to insert the
plug incorrectly. Incorrect insertion of the power plug could result in permanent damage
to your computer, as well as risk of electric shock and/or fire. Ensure that the ground
prong of the power plug is inserted into the mating ground contact of the power strip.
Battery
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Use only Dell™ battery modules that are approved for use with this computer. Use of
other types may increase the risk of fire or explosion.
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Do not carry a battery pack in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal objects
(such as car keys or paper clips) could short-circuit the battery terminals. The resulting
excessive current flow can cause extremely high temperatures and may result in damage
to the battery pack or cause fire or burns.
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The battery poses a burn hazard if you handle it improperly. Do not disassemble it.
Handle a damaged or leaking battery pack with extreme care. If the battery is damaged,
electrolyte may leak from the cells and may cause personal injury.
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Keep the battery away from children.
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Do not store or leave your computer or battery pack near a heat source such as a radiator,
fireplace, stove, electric heater, or other heat-generating appliance or otherwise expose it
to temperatures in excess of 60ºC (140ºF). When heated to excessive temperatures,
battery cells could explode or vent, posing a risk of fire.
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Do not dispose of your computer’s battery in a fire or with normal household waste.
Battery cells may explode. Discard a used battery according to the manufacturer’s
instructions or contact your local waste disposal agency for disposal instructions. Dispose
of a spent or damaged battery promptly.
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
Air Travel
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Certain Federal Aviation Administration regulations and/or airline-specific restrictions
may apply to the operation of your Dell computer while you are on board an aircraft. For
example, such regulations/restrictions may prohibit the use of any personal electronic
device (PED) that has the capacity for intentional transmission of radio frequency or
other electromagnetic signals while on an aircraft.
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In order to best comply with all such restrictions, if your Dell portable computer is
equipped with Dell TrueMobile™ or some other wireless communication device,
please disable this device before you board the aircraft and follow all instructions
provided by airline personnel with regard to such device.
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Additionally, the use of any PED, such as a portable computer, may be prohibited in
aircraft during certain critical phases of flight, for example, takeoff and landing. Some
airlines may further define the critical flight phase as any time the aircraft is below
3050 m (10,000 ft). Please follow the airline’s specific instructions as to when the use
of a PED is allowed.
EMC Instructions
Use shielded signal cables to ensure that you maintain the appropriate EMC classification for
the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell. If you prefer, you
can order a cable from Dell at its worldwide website at www.dell.com.
Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static
damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s
electronic components, such as a memory module. You can do so by touching an unpainted
metal surface on the computer’s input/output panel.
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When Using Your Computer
Observe the following safe-handling guidelines to prevent damage to your computer:
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When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
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When traveling, do not check the computer as baggage. You can put your computer
through an X-ray security machine, but never put your computer through a metal
detector. If you have the computer checked by hand, be sure to have a charged battery
available in case you are asked to turn on the computer.
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When traveling with the hard drive removed from the computer, wrap the drive in a
nonconducting material, such as cloth or paper. If you have the drive checked by hand, be
ready to install the drive in the computer. You can put the hard drive through an X-ray
security machine, but never put the drive through a metal detector.
•
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.
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When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the
cable itself. As you pull out the connector, keep it evenly aligned to avoid bending any
connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable make sure both connectors are correctly
oriented and aligned.
•
Handle components with care. Hold a component such as a memory module by its edges,
not its pins.
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When preparing to remove a memory module from the system board or disconnect a
device from the computer, turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter cable, and
then wait 5 seconds before proceeding to help avoid possible damage to the system board.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
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Clean the display with a soft, clean cloth and water. Apply the water to the cloth; then
stroke the cloth across the display in one direction, moving from the top of the display to
the bottom. Remove moisture from the display quickly and keep the display dry. Longterm exposure to moisture can damage the display. Do not use a commercial window
cleaner to clean your display.
•
If your computer gets wet or is damaged, follow the procedures described in "Solving
Problems" on page 90 or 91. If, after following these procedures, you confirm that your
computer is not operating properly, contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 124 for
the appropriate contact information).
When Working Inside Your Computer
Before removing or installing memory modules, Mini PCI cards, or modems, perform the
following steps in the sequence indicated.
NOTICE: The only time you should ever access the inside of your computer is when you are
installing memory modules, a Mini PCI card, or a modem.
NOTICE: Wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before disconnecting a device or removing
a memory module, Mini PCI card, or modem to help prevent possible damage to the system board.
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Shut down your computer and turn off any attached devices.
2
Disconnect your computer and devices from electrical outlets to reduce the potential for
personal injury or shock. Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from
the computer.
3
Remove the main battery from the battery bay and, if necessary, the secondary battery
from the module bay.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
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Ground yourself by touching the unpainted metal surface of the I/O panel on the back of
the computer.
While you work, periodically touch the I/O panel to dissipate any static electricity that
might harm internal components.
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static
damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s
electronic components, such as a memory module. You can do so by touching an unpainted
metal surface on the computer’s I/O panel.
As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an I/O connector to remove
any static charge your body may have accumulated.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
•
When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping carton, do not remove
the component from the antistatic packing material until you are ready to install the
component. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging, be sure to discharge static
electricity from your body.
•
When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or
packaging.
•
Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads
and workbench pads.
Battery Disposal
Your computer uses a lithium-ion battery and a nickel-metal reserve battery. For instructions
about replacing the lithium-ion battery in your computer, refer to the section about replacing
the battery in your Dell computer documentation. The reserve battery is a long-life battery, and
it is very possible that you will never need to replace it. However, should you need to replace it,
the procedure must be performed by an authorized service technician.
Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact your local waste disposal
agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.
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Ergonomic Computing Habits
CAUTION: Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in
injury.
CAUTION: Viewing the display or external monitor screen for
extended periods of time may result in eye strain.
For comfort and efficiency, observe the following ergonomic guidelines
when setting up and using your computer:
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Position your computer directly in front of you as you work.
•
Adjust the tilt of the computer’s display, its contrast and/or brightness
settings, and the lighting around you (such as overhead lights, desk
lamps, and the curtains or blinds on nearby windows) to minimize
reflections and glare on the display.
•
When using an external monitor with your computer, set the monitor
at a comfortable viewing distance (usually 510 to 610 millimeters [20
to 24 inches] from your eyes). Make sure the monitor screen is at eye
level or slightly lower when you are sitting in front of the monitor.
•
Use a chair that provides good lower-back support.
•
Keep your forearms horizontal with your wrists in a neutral,
comfortable position while using the keyboard, touch pad, track stick,
or external mouse.
•
Always use the palm rest with the keyboard, touch pad, or track stick.
Leave space to rest your hands when using an external mouse.
•
Let your upper arms hang naturally at your sides.
•
Sit erect with your feet resting on the floor and your thighs level.
•
When sitting, make sure the weight of your legs is on your feet and not
on the front of your chair seat. Adjust your chair’s height or use a
footrest, if necessary, to maintain proper posture.
•
Vary your work activities. Try to organize your work so that you do not
have to type for extended periods of time. When you stop typing, try
to do things that use both hands.
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3
2
1
display screen at or below eye level
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arms at desk level
2
feet flat on the floor
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wrists relaxed and flat
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SECTION 1
Setting Up and Using
Yo u r C o m p u t e r
A Tour of Your Computer
Transferring Information to a New Computer With
Microsoft® Windows® XP
Setting Up a Home and Office Network With
Windows XP
Connecting to the Internet
Copying CDs
Turning Off the Computer
About the Module Bay
Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off
Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Running
Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Enabling the Infrared Sensor
Connecting a Television to the Computer
Setting Up the Dolby Headphone
Setting Up the Docking Device to Connect to a Network
Power Protection Devices
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A Tour of Your Computer
Front View
display latch
Dell
AccessDirect buttons
display
volume control
buttons
device status
lights
microphone
air vent
power button
keyboard
status lights
keyboard
touch pad/track
stick buttons
track stick
touch pad
module bay
battery bay
D I S P L A Y L A T C H — Keeps the display closed.
D I S P L A Y — For more information on using your color display, see "Using the
Display" in the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 72.
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DEVICE STATUS LIGHTS
Turns on when you turn on the computer.
Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.
NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while
the
light is flashing.
Turns on steadily or blinks when the computer is in a power management
mode. It also blinks to indicate battery charge status.
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the
follows:
– Solid green: The battery is charging.
– Flashing green: The battery is fully charged.
light operates as
If the computer is running on a battery, the
light operates as follows:
– Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).
– Flashing orange: The battery charge is low.
– Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low.
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A I R V E N T S — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the
vents, which prevents the computer from overheating.
HINT: The computer
turns on the fans when the
computer gets hot. The
fans may make noise,
which is normal and does
not indicate a problem
with the fans or the
computer
CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to
accumulate in the air vents. Doing so can damage the computer or
cause a fire.
K E Y B O A R D S T A T U S L I G H T S — The green lights located above the keyboard
indicate the following:
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Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled
A
Turns on when the uppercase letter function is enabled
Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled
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K E Y B O A R D — The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft®
Windows® logo key
. For information on supported keyboard shortcuts, see
page 47.
TR A C K S T I C K — Use the track stick and track stick buttons as you would use a
mouse. See page 49 for more information.
TO U C H P A D — Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a
mouse. See page 49 for more information.
B A T T E R Y B A Y — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without
connecting it to an electrical outlet. See "Using a Battery" in the Tell Me How help
file. To access the help file, see page 72.
M O D U L E B A Y — You can install devices such as a CD drive, CD-RW drive, DVD
drive, or Dell TravelLite™ module in the module bay.
TO U C H P A D /TR A C K S T I C K B U T T O N S — Correspond to the left and right
buttons on a standard mouse.
D E L L ™ A C C E S S D I R E C T ™ B U T T O N S — Press these buttons to launch various
resources, such as your default Internet browser and e-mail program. For more
information, see page 44.
P O W E R B U T T O N — Press the power button to turn on the computer or to enter
or exit standby or hibernate mode.
If the computer stops responding, press and hold the power button until the
computer turns off completely (which may take about 4 seconds).
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NOTICE: Turn off your computer by performing a Windows shutdown (see
page 42). Otherwise, you may lose data.
M I C R O P H O N E — Allows you to record audio.
V O L U M E C O N T R O L B U T T O N S — Increase or decrease the speaker volume with
these buttons. Alternatively, you can increase speaker volume by pressing
and decrease speaker volume by pressing
.
You can enable or disable (mute) the integrated stereo speakers or external speakers
by pressing
. When you mute music, the computer may take a moment
to respond. Certain audio utilities installed on your computer also allow you to
control speaker volume. If no sound comes from the speakers, press
and check the volume control buttons to make sure that the sound is not disabled.
Left Side View
speaker
network connector
fixed optical drive
S-video TV-out connector
modem connector
security cable slot
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F I X E D O P T I C A L D R I V E — Accommodates devices such as a CD drive, DVD
drive, CD-RW drive, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive.
S-V I D E O TV- O U T C O N N E C T O R
Connects your computer to a TV. Also connects
S/PDIF capable devices using the TV/digital audio
adapter cable. For more information, see "Playing CDs
and Movies" in the Tell Me How help file. To access the
help file, see page 72
S E C U R I T Y C A B L E S L O T — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft
device to the computer. Instructions for installing antitheft devices are usually
included with the device.
NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the
security cable slot.
MODEM CONNECTOR
Connect the telephone line to the modem connector.
For information on using the modem, see the online
modem documentation supplied with your computer.
To access device user’s guides, see the Tell Me How
help file. To access the help file, see page 72.
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NETWORK CONNECTOR
Connects the computer to a network. The lights next
to the connector indicate activity for both wired and
wireless network communications.
For information on using the network adapter, see the
online network adapter documentation supplied with
your computer. To access device user’s guides, see the
Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see
page 72.
NOTICE: The network connector is slightly larger than the modem connector.
Do not plug a telephone line into the network connector.
S P E A K E R S — Press the volume control buttons or volume control keyboard
shortcuts to adjust the volume of the integrated speakers. For more information, see
page 47.
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Right Side View
PC Card slots
speaker
hard drive bay
air vents
security cable slot
infrared sensor
audio connectors
IEEE 1394 connector
S P E A K E R S — Press the volume control buttons or volume control keyboard
shortcuts to adjust the volume of the integrated speakers. For more information, see
page 47.
S E C U R I T Y C A B L E S L O T — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft
device to the computer. Instructions for installing antitheft devices are usually
included with the device.
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NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the
security cable slot.
H A R D D R I V E — Reads and writes data on a hard disk.
I N F R A R E D S E N S O R — The infrared sensor lets you transfer files from your
computer to another infrared-compatible device without using cable connections.
infrared sensor
IE EE 1394 C O N N E C T O R — Use this connector to attach devices supporting
IEEE 1394 high-speed transfer rates, such as some digital cameras and video
cameras.
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PC C A R D S L O T — Has two connectors that support various types of PC Cards,
including modems and network adapters. For more information, see "Using PC
Cards" in the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 72.
AUDIO CONNECTORS
Attach record/playback devices, such as cassette players and CD players, to the
connector.
Attach headphones or speakers to the
Attach a microphone to the
connector.
connector.
A I R V E N T S — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the
vents, which prevents the computer from overheating.
CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to
accumulate in the air vents. Doing so can damage the computer or
cause a fire.
Back View
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, wait 5 seconds after turning off
the computer before you disconnect an external device.
HINT: The computer
turns on the fans when the
computer gets hot. The
fans may make noise,
which is normal and does
not indicate a problem
with the fans or the
computer.
CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to
accumulate in the air vents. Doing so can damage the computer or
cause a fire.
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air vents
PS/2 connector
docking connector
serial connector
parallel connector
AC adapter connector
video connector
USB connectors (2)
A I R V E N T S — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the
vents, which prevents the computer from overheating.
HINT: The computer
turns on the fans when the
computer gets hot. The
fans may make noise,
which is normal and does
not indicate a problem
with the fans or the
computer.
HINT: Use only the
90-watt AC adapter
supplied with the
computer.
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CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to
accumulate in the air vents. Doing so can damage the computer or
cause a fire.
AC A D A P T E R C O N N E C T O R — Attach the 90-watt AC adapter to the
computer.
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The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You
can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned either on or off.
CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets
worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary
among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly
connecting the cable to the power strip or electrical outlet may
cause fire or equipment damage.
NOTICE: When you disconnect the AC adapter from the computer, grasp the
adapter cable connector, not the cable itself, and pull firmly but gently to avoid
damaging the cable.
PS/ 2 C O N N E C T O R
Connects PS/2-compatible devices, such as a mouse,
keyboard, or external numeric keypad.
Shut down the computer before attaching or removing
a PS/2-compatible device. If the device does not work,
install the device drivers from the floppy disk or CD
that came with the device, and restart the computer.
HINT: You can use the
integrated keyboard and
an external keyboard at
the same time. When you
attach a PS/2 keyboard or
PS/2 numeric keypad, the
integrated keypad is
disabled.
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VIDEO CONNECTOR
Connects an external monitor. See "Using the Display"
in the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see
page 72.
DOCKING CONNECTOR
HINT: Docking devices
may not be available in all
countries.
Connects the optional docking device. A docking
device allows you to easily use external devices with
your computer, such as an external keyboard, mouse,
and monitor.
See the documentation that came with your docking
device for additional information.
PA R A L L E L C O N N E C T O R
Connects a parallel device, such as a printer.
SERIAL CONNECTOR
Connects serial devices, such as a mouse or handheld
device.
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US B C O N N E C T O R
Connects USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or
printer.
Bottom View
memory module and
modem cover
docking device latch
device latch releases
Mini PCI card cover
M E M O R Y M O D U L E A N D M O D E M C O V E R — Protects the memory module(s)
and the modem daughter card. For more information, see page 103.
D E V I C E L A T C H R E L E A S E S — Press a latch release to remove a device in the
module bay. For more information, see page 42.
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M I N I PCI C A R D C O V E R — Covers the compartment that contains the optional
Mini PCI card.
D O C K I N G D E V I C E L A T C H — Latches onto the docking device.
Setting Up a Printer
NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to
the computer.
See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information,
including how to:
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Obtain and install updated drivers
•
Connect the printer to the computer
•
Load paper and install the toner or ink cartridge
•
Contact the printer manufacturer for technical assistance
Printer Cable
Your printer connects to your computer with either a USB cable or a parallel
cable. Your printer may not come with a printer cable, so if you purchase a
cable separately, ensure that it is compatible with your printer. If you
purchased a printer cable at the same time you purchased your computer,
the cable may arrive in the computer box.
Connecting a Parallel Printer
1
Complete the operating system setup, if you have not already done so.
2
Turn off the computer (see page 42).
NOTICE: For best results, use a 3-m (10-ft) or shorter parallel cable.
3
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Attach the parallel printer cable to the parallel connector on the
computer and tighten the two screws. Attach the cable to the
connector on the printer and snap the two clips into the two notches.
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screws (2)
parallel connector on computer
connector on
printer
clips (2)
parallel printer
cable
notches (2)
4
Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New
Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel.
5
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that
came with your printer.
Connecting a USB Printer
1
Complete the operating system setup if you have not already done so.
2
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that
came with your printer.
3
Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connectors on the computer
and the printer. The USB connectors fit only one way.
HINT: You can connect
USB devices while the
computer is turned on.
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USB connector on the
computer
USB connector
on printer
USB printer
cable
Transferring Information to a
New Computer With Microsoft®
Windows ® XP
Windows XP provides a Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to move data,
such as e-mails, window sizes, toolbar settings, and Internet bookmarks,
from one computer to another. First you collect the data from the source
computer, and then you import the data to the new computer.
If the source computer uses another Windows operating system, you can
launch the wizard from the Windows XP operating system CD or from a
floppy disk created on the computer that is running Windows XP. You can
transfer the data to the new computer over a network or serial connection,
or you can store it on a removable medium, such as a floppy disk, a Zip disk,
or a writable CD.
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On the computer running Windows XP, click the Start button, point
to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then click Files
and Settings Transfer Wizard.
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On the welcome screen, click Next.
3
On the Which computer is this? screen, select New Computer, and
then click Next.
4
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
With Windows XP
Windows XP provides a Network Setup Wizard to guide you through the
process of sharing files, printers, or an Internet connection between
computers in a home or small office.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories
→ Communications, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
2
On the welcome screen, click Next.
3
Click checklist for creating a network.
4
Complete the checklist and required preparations, and then return to
the Network Setup Wizard.
5
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Connecting to the Internet
To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection and
an Internet service provider (ISP), such as AOL or MSN. Your ISP will offer
one or more of the following Internet connection options:
•
Dial-up connections that provide Internet access through a phone line.
Dial-up connections are considerably slower than DSL and cable
modem connections.
•
DSL connections that provide high-speed Internet access through
your existing phone line. With a DSL connection, you can access the
Internet and use your phone on the same line simultaneously.
•
Cable modem connections that provide high-speed Internet access
through your local cable TV line.
HINT: Selecting the This
computer connects
directly to the Internet
connection method
enables the integrated
firewall provided with
Windows XP.
HINT: ISPs vary by
country.
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If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone line to the
modem connector on your computer and to the telephone wall jack before
you set up your Internet connection. If you are using a DSL or cable modem
connection, contact your ISP for setup instructions.
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
To set up an AOL or MSN connection:
1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Double-click the MSN Explorer or AOL icon on the Windows®
desktop.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you
want to set up an Internet connection with a different ISP:
1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and click Internet Explorer.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
3
Click Connect to the Internet.
4
In the next window, click the appropriate option:
5
•
If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, click Choose
from a list of Internet service providers (ISPs).
•
If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but
you did not receive a setup CD, click Set up my connection
manually.
•
If you have a CD, click Use the CD I got from an ISP.
Click Next.
If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 6.
Otherwise, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
setup.
HINT: If you do not know
which type of connection
to select, contact
your ISP.
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6
Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to
the Internet?, and then click Next.
7
Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup.
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If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "Modem and
Internet Connection Problems" on page 79. If you cannot connect to the
Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a
service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or try
connecting again later.
Copying CDs
The information in this section is based on the Roxio Easy CD Creator
Basic documentation that came with your computer. See the following
section, "Using Easy CD Creator Basic," for instructions on how to locate
that documentation.
HINT: Ensure that you
follow all copyright laws
when you create CDs.
To burn CDs, you need to use CD-burner software. Roxio Easy CD Creator
Basic is your computer's CD-burner software. The software includes these
project programs that enable you to record specialty CDs for different types
of uses:
HINT: The information in
this section also applies to
using Easy CD Creator
Basic with a DVD+RW or
a DVD+R drive.
•
DirectCD allows you to format a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc so that
you can use Microsoft® Windows® Explorer to drag and drop data
files to the CD-RW drive. You can use a DirectCD-formatted CD-RW
disc like another hard drive on your computer because CD-RW discs
are fully rewritable (CD-R discs can be used with DirectCD, but that
media type has overwriting limitations—see "Using Blank CD-R Discs
or Blank CD-RW Discs" on page 40 for recording media differences).
•
MusicCD allows you to burn custom music CDs.
•
DataCD allows you to copy a variety of your documents, such as
spreadsheet or accounting files, to a CD for permanent storage.
•
Disc Copier allows you to make a backup copy of almost any type of
CD. This program allows you to make a copy of a CD for everyday use
so that you can archive and save the original copy. (Disc Copier is
titled "CD Copier" in some versions of Roxio CD Creator Basic.)
All four project programs are available on the Easy CD Creator Basic Select
a Project menu screen. To view the Select a Project menu screen, click the
Start button, point to All Programs→ Roxio Easy CD Creator, and then
click Project Selector.
HINT: Some music and
game CDs are copyprotected. If you have a
CD that cannot be copied,
you must use the original
CD for everyday use.
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Using Easy CD Creator Basic
See the Easy CD Creator Basic documentation for instructions on how to
use the program, information about different recording techniques, and CD
media limitations. The Easy CD Creator Basic documentation is located in
the Microsoft® Windows® XP Help and Support Center (see "Accessing
Help" on page 72). The documentation is also provided on the Drivers and
Utilities CD, which is included with your computer. Each Easy CD Creator
Basic project program also has thorough online help files.
Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs
Your CD-RW drive writes to two different types of recording media—CD-R
and CD-RW discs. Use blank CD-R (CD-Recordable) disks to record music
or permanently store data files. After creating a CD-R disc, you cannot write
to that disc again without changing your method of recording (see the
Roxio documentation for more information). Use blank CD-RW
(CD-ReWritable) discs when you want to write, erase, rewrite, and update
your files onto CDs.
Helpful Tips
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You must use the Easy CD Creator Basic project programs to copy and
record all music and data CDs. You can use Windows Explorer to drag
and drop files to a CD-R or CD-RW disc only after you first use
DirectCD to format the disc.
•
You must use CD-R discs to burn music CDs that you want to play in
regular stereos. CD-RW discs do not play in most home or car stereos.
•
If you want to copy files from the Internet or files from a floppy or Zip
drive, copy those files to your hard drive first, and then burn your CD.
Your CD-RW drive requires a steady stream of data to properly record.
Direct Internet downloads, floppy drives, and Zip drives may not be
able to provide a steady data stream to your CD-RW drive.
•
Music MP3 files can be played only on MP3 players or on computers
that have MP3 software installed.
•
Ensure that you set the sampling rate to at least 128 Kbps when you
burn MP3 files to a CD. Otherwise, recording errors may occur.
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Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc to its maximum capacity;
for example, do not copy a 650-MB file to a 650-MB blank CD. The
CD-RW drive needs 1 or 2 MB of the blank CD to finalize the
recording.
•
Use a blank CD-RW disc to practice CD recording until you are
familiar with CD recording techniques. If you make a mistake, you can
erase the CD-RW disc and try again. You can also use blank CD-RW
discs to test music file projects before you record the project
permanently to a blank CD-R disc.
•
See the Roxio support website at support.roxio.com for additional
helpful tips.
How to Copy a CD
The procedure assumes that your computer is equipped with a single
CD-RW drive (without an additional CD drive). If your computer is
equipped with both types of drives, see the Roxio documentation for
instructions on how to copy CDs from a CD drive to a CD-RW drive.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Roxio Easy CD
Creator, and then click Project Selector.
HINT: If you have a
DVD/CD-RW combo drive
and experience recording
problems, check the Roxio
support website at
support.roxio.com for
available software
patches.
The Select a Project window appears.
2
Click Disc Copier. (Disc Copier is titled "CD Copier" in some versions
of Easy CD Creator Basic.)
The Disc Copier window appears and displays your CD-RW drive in
the Copy from and the Record to lists.
3
Insert the source CD that you want to copy into the CD-RW drive.
The Disc Copier project program briefly checks the source CD in the
CD-RW drive to ensure that it is a readable CD.
4
Click Copy.
Depending on the size of the files that are being copied, the copy
process may take a few minutes.
5
After the source CD is copied, remove the source CD from the
CD-RW drive tray.
The CD-RW drive tray opens automatically after the source CD is
copied.
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HINT: You must use
CD-R discs to burn music
CDs that you want to
play in regular stereos.
CD-RW discs do not play
in most home or car
stereos.
6
Insert a blank CD into the CD-RW drive and close the tray.
The recording starts automatically.
7
After the recording completes, click OK.
Turning Off the Computer
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, you must turn off your computer through the
Start menu rather than by pressing the power button.
HINT: If you are having
difficulties turning off
your computer, see
"General Program
Problems" on page 89.
1
Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and then click Turn off Computer.
3
Click Turn off.
The computer automatically turns off after the shutdown process finishes.
About the Module Bay
You can install devices such as a floppy drive, CD drive, CD-RW drive,
DVD drive, DVD/CD-RW drive, Zip drive, second hard drive, or second
battery in the module bay.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to the docking connector, do not remove or
replace devices while the computer is connected to a docking device.
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 42).
2
If the computer is connected (docked) to a docking device, undock it.
3
Close the display and turn the computer over.
4
Slide and hold the latch release, and pull the device out of the bay.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a travel case when they
are not installed in the computer. Store devices in a dry, safe place, and avoid
pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.
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bottom of computer
device
latch release
NOTICE: Insert devices before you dock and turn on the computer.
5
Insert the new device into the bay, and push it until you feel a click.
6
Turn on the computer.
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Swapping Devices While the Computer
Is Running
NOTICE: To prevent damage to the docking connector, do not remove or
replace devices while the computer is connected to a docking device.
1
Double-click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon on the taskbar.
2
Click the device you want to eject.
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 bay.
5
Insert the new device into the bay, and push it until you feel a click.
6
If necessary, enter your password to unlock your computer.
Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Dell™ AccessDirect™ Buttons
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Button Functions
1
Provides access to support and educational tools that Dell installed on
your computer.
2
Launches your default Internet browser.
3
Launches www.dell.com; is reprogrammable to launch a program of
your choice.
4
Opens your default e-mail program; is reprogrammable to launch a
program of your choice.
Reprogramming the Buttons
To change the reprogrammable button settings, to find information on
using the button, or to change the button scheme to control CD or DVD
player functions:
1
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then double-click the
Keyboard icon.
2
Click the AccessDirect tab.
3
Click the Help button and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Numeric Keypad
numeric keypad
HINT: When you connect
an external PS/2
keyboard or PS/2 keypad
to the computer, the
keypad is disabled.
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The numeric keypad functions like the numeric keypad on an external
keyboard. Each key on the keypad has multiple functions. The keypad
numbers and symbols are marked in blue on the right of the keypad keys.
•
To enable the keypad, press
keypad is active.
•
To use the numeric function when the keypad is enabled, press
and the desired key.
•
To disable the keypad, press
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Keyboard Shortcuts
System Functions
Opens the Windows Security window
Enables and disables the numeric keypad
Enables and disables the scroll lock
Display Functions
Switches the video image to the next display option.
The options include the integrated display, an external
monitor, and both displays simultaneously.
Increases brightness on the integrated display only
(not on an external monitor).
Decreases brightness on the integrated display only
(not on an external monitor).
Power Management
Activates a power management mode. You can
reprogram this keyboard shortcut to activate a
different power management mode using the
Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties
window.
Speaker Functions
Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and
external speakers, if attached
Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and
external speakers, if attached
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Enables and disables the integrated speakers and
external speakers, if attached
Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions
Minimizes all open windows
Maximizes all windows
Runs Windows Explorer
Opens the Run dialog box
Opens the Search Results dialog box
Opens the Search Results-Computer dialog box (if
the computer is connected to a network)
Opens the System Properties dialog box
To adjust keyboard operation, such as the character repeat rate, click the
Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other
Hardware.
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Touch Pad
track stick
touch pad
The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow
you to move the cursor on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad
buttons as you would use a mouse.
•
To move the cursor, lightly slide your finger over the touch pad.
•
To select an object, lightly tap once on the surface of the touch pad or
use your thumb to press the left touch pad button.
•
To select and move (or drag) an object, position the cursor on the
object and tap down-up-down on the touch pad. On the second down
motion, leave your finger on the touch pad and move the selected
object by sliding your finger across the surface.
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To double-click an object, position the cursor on the object and tap
twice on the touch pad or use your thumb to press the left touch pad
button twice.
You can also use the track stick to move the cursor. Press the track stick left,
right, up, or down to change the direction of the cursor on the display. Use
the track stick and track stick buttons as you would use a mouse.
Customizing the Touch Pad and Track Stick
You can disable the touch pad and track stick or adjust their settings using
the Mouse Properties window.
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Printers and Other Hardware and click Mouse.
3
In the Mouse Properties window, click the Device Settings tab.
To disable the touch pad or mouse, highlight the device and click
Disable. (If your computer is docked and connected to a PS/2 mouse,
the touch pad and track stick may already be disabled.)
To change the touch pad or mouse settings, highlight the device, click
Settings, select the desired setting(s), and then click Apply.
4
Click OK to save the settings and close the window, and then click OK
again to exit the Mouse Properties window.
Changing the Track Stick Cap
You can replace your track stick cap if it wears down from prolonged use or if
you prefer a different color. You can purchase additional caps by visiting the
Dell website at www.dell.com.
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Pull the cap off the track stick.
2
Align the new cap over the square track stick post and gently press the
cap down onto the post.
NOTICE: The track stick can damage the display if it is not properly seated
on the post.
3
Test the track stick to ensure that the cap is seated properly.
Enabling the Infrared Sensor
1
2
Enter the system setup program:
a
Turn on your computer.
b
Press
Press
when the Dell™ logo appears.
until you locate Infrared Data Port under Basic
Device Configuration.
3
HINT: You cannot use the
infrared sensor when the
computer is docked.
Press the down-arrow key to highlight Disabled next to Infrared Data
Port.
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Press the right-arrow key to change the setting to a COM port.
Ensure that the COM port that you select is different from the COM
port assigned to the serial connector.
5
Press the down-arrow key to select Infrared Mode, and press the rightarrow key to change the setting to Fast IR or Slow IR.
Dell recommends that you use Fast IR. If the infrared device cannot
communicate with your computer, turn off the computer and repeat
steps 1 through 5 to change the setting to Slow IR.
6
Press
to save the changes and exit the system setup program.
If you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
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7
Follow the instructions on the screen while the infrared sensor driver is
being installed.
8
At the end of the installation process, click Yes to restart the computer.
HINT: If the infrared
device cannot
communicate with your
computer after you repeat
steps 1 through 5 to
change the system setup
program setting to Slow
IR, contact the infrared
device manufacturer.
After you enable the infrared sensor, you can use it to establish a link to an
infrared device. To set up and use an infrared device, see the infrared device
documentation and the Windows XP Help and Support Center (to access
help, see page 72).
HINT: Not all of the
video and audio cables for
connecting your computer
to a television are
included with your
computer. Additional
cables may be purchased
at most consumer
electronics stores.
Your computer has an S-video TV-out connector that, together with the
included TV/digital audio adapter cable, enables you to connect the
computer to a television and/or stereo audio device. The TV/digital audio
adapter cable provides connections for S-video, composite video, and
S/PDIF digital audio.
Connecting a Television to the
Computer
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S-video TV-out connector
TV/digital audio adapter cable
S/PDIF digital audio connector
composite video connector
S-video connector
For televisions and audio devices without support for S/PDIF digital audio,
you can use the audio connector on the side of the computer to connect the
computer to your television or audio device.
Dell recommends that you connect video and audio cables to your
computer in one of the following combinations:
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S-video and standard audio (see page 54)
•
S-video and digital audio (see page 56)
•
Composite video and standard audio (see page 58)
•
Composite video and digital audio (see page 60)
HINT: Diagrams for each
connection combination
appear at the beginning of
each subsection to help
you determine which
method you should use.
When you complete the cable connection, see "Enabling the Display
Settings for a Television" on page 61 to ensure that the computer recognizes
and works properly with the television. Additionally, if you are using S/PDIF
digital audio, see "Using S/PDIF Digital Audio" on page 62.
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S-Video and Standard Audio
Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables:
TV/digital audio adapter cable
S-video cable
audio cable
1
54
Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want
to connect.
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Connect the TV/digital audio adapter cable to the S-video TV-out
connector on your computer.
3
Plug one end of the S-video cable into the S-video connector on the
TV/digital audio adapter cable.
4
Plug the other end of the S-video cable into your television.
5
Plug the single-connector end of the audio cable into the headphone
connector on your computer.
6
Plug the two RCA connectors on the other end of the audio cable into
the audio input connectors on your television or other audio device.
7
Turn on the television and any audio device you connected, and then
turn on the computer.
8
See "Enabling the Display Settings for a Television" on page 61 to
ensure that the computer recognizes and works properly with the
television.
HINT: You can connect
an S-video cable directly
to the S-video connector
on the computer (without
the video adapter cable) if
your television or audio
device supports S-video
but not S/PDIF digital
audio.
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S-Video and Digital Audio
Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables:
TV/digital audio adapter cable
S-video cable
S/PDIF digital audio cable
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Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want
to connect.
2
Connect the TV/digital audio adapter cable to the S-video TV-out
connector on your computer.
3
Plug one end of the S-video cable into the S-video connector on the
TV/digital audio adapter cable.
4
Plug the other end of the S-video cable into the S-video connector on
the television.
5
Plug one end of the S/PDIF digital audio cable into the digital audio
connector on the TV/digital audio adapter cable.
6
Plug the other end of the S/PDIF digital audio cable into the audio
input connector on your television or other audio device.
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Composite Video and Standard Audio
Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables:
TV/digital audio adapter cable
composite video cable
audio cable
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1
Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want
to connect.
2
Connect the TV/digital audio adapter cable to the S-video TV-out
connector on the computer.
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Plug one end of the composite video cable into the composite video
connector on the TV/digital audio adapter cable.
4
Plug the other end of the composite video cable into the composite
video connector on the television.
5
Plug the single-connector end of the audio cable into the headphone
connector on the computer.
6
Plug the two RCA connectors on the other end of the audio cable into
the audio input connectors on your television or other audio device.
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Composite Video and Digital Audio
Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables:
TV/digital audio adapter cable
composite video cable
S/PDIF digital audio cable
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Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want
to connect.
2
Connect the TV/digital audio adapter cable to the S-video TV-out
connector on the computer.
3
Plug one end of the composite video cable into the composite video
connector on the TV/digital audio adapter cable.
4
Plug the other end of the composite video cable into the composite
video connector on the television.
5
Plug one end of the S/PDIF digital audio cable into the S/PDIF audio
connector on the TV/digital audio adapter cable.
6
Plug the other end of the digital audio cable into the S/PDIF
connector on your television or other audio device.
Enabling the Display Settings for a Television
NVIDIA Video Controller
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Appearance and Themes and click Display.
3
Click the Settings tab and click Advanced.
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Click the TwinView tab or the nView tab, depending on the video card
you have.
5
Click the Clone button to enable the television.
6
Click Apply.
7
Click OK to confirm the settings change.
8
Click Yes to keep the new settings.
9
Click OK.
ATI Video Controller
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Appearance and Themes and click Display.
3
Click the Settings tab and click Advanced.
4
Click the ATI Displays tab.
5
Click the upper-left corner of the TV button to enable the TV.
6
Click OK.
Using S/PDIF Digital Audio
To use Dolby Digital 5.1 audio for DVD playback, enable digital audio using
the following steps:
HINT: When you enable
digital audio, it disables
all sound on your
computer except for sound
from DVDs. If you enable
digital audio to watch a
movie, disable the digital
audio when you are
finished watching the
movie.
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1
Double-click the speaker icon in the Windows notification area.
2
Click the Options menu and then click Advanced Controls.
3
Click Advanced.
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To enable digital audio, click to check Enable S/PDIF.
To disable digital audio, click to uncheck Enable S/PDIF.
5
Click Close.
6
Click OK.
7
Double-click the InterVideo WinDVD icon on the Windows desktop.
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Insert a DVD into the DVD drive.
If the DVD begins playing, click the stop button.
9
Click the Properties (wrench) icon.
10
Click the Audio tab.
11
To enable digital audio, click Enable S/PDIF output.
To disable digital audio, click 2 speaker mode.
12
Click Apply.
13
Click OK.
Setting Up the Dolby Headphone
HINT: The Dolby
headphone feature is
available only if your
computer has a DVD
drive.
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1
Double-click the Intervideo Win DVD icon on the Windows desktop.
2
Click the Properties icon.
3
Click the Dolby Headphone tab.
4
Click Enable Dolby Headphone.
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Select one of the four options to set the level of surround sound
effects. Option 1 is a baseline stereo option and Options 2, 3, and 4
are surround sound levels.
6
Click Apply, and then click OK to close the WinDVD Properties
window.
7
Click Exit.
HINT: Icon labels may be
visible only when you
place the pointer over the
icon.
Setting Up the Docking Device to
Connect to a Network
NOTICE: Do not install a network adapter or a network adapter/modem
combination PC Card until you complete the docking device setup.
NOTICE: To prevent serious operating system problems, do not dock your
computer to a docking device until the Windows operating system setup on the
computer is complete.
HINT: A network adapter
is also referred to as a
network interface
controller (NIC).
A docking device allows you to more fully integrate your portable computer
into a desktop environment.
For instructions and details on setting up a docking device, refer to the
documentation that came packaged with the device.
Power Protection Devices
Several devices are available that protect against power fluctuations and
failures:
•
Surge protectors
•
Line conditioners
•
Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
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Surge Protectors
Surge protectors and power strips equipped with surge protection help to
prevent damage to your computer from voltage spikes that can occur during
electrical storms or following power interruptions. The level of protection is
usually commensurate with the cost of the surge protector. Some surge
protector manufacturers include warranty coverage for certain types of
damage. Dell recommends that you carefully read the device warranty when
choosing a surge protector. Compare joule ratings to determine the relative
effectiveness of different devices.
NOTICE: Most surge protectors do not protect against lightning strikes. Dell
recommends that you disconnect your computer from the electrical outlet when
lightning occurs in your area.
NOTICE: Surge protectors do not protect against power fluctuations or power
interruptions.
Power surges on telephone lines can damage modems. Dell recommends
that you disconnect the telephone line from the telephone wall jack during
electrical storms. Many surge protectors have a telephone jack for modem
protection. See the surge protector documentation for modem connection
instructions.
NOTICE: Network adapter protection is not available on surge protectors.
Dell recommends that you disconnect the network cable from the network wall
jack during electrical storms.
Line Conditioners
NOTICE: Line conditioners do not protect against power interruptions.
Line conditioners are designed to maintain AC voltage at a fairly constant
level. Line conditioners can cost up to several hundred dollars more than
surge protectors.
Uninterruptible Power Supply Devices
NOTICE: Loss of power while data is being saved to the hard drive may result
in data loss or file damage.
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A UPS protects against power fluctuations and interruptions. UPS devices
contain a battery that provides temporary power to connected devices when
AC power is interrupted. The battery charges while AC power is available.
See the UPS manufacturer documentation for information on battery
operating time and to ensure that the device is approved by Underwriters
Laboratories (UL).
HINT: To ensure
maximum battery
operating time, connect
only your computer to a
UPS. Connect other
devices, such as a printer,
to a separate power strip
that provides surge
protection.
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SECTION 2
Solving Problems
Finding Solutions
Accessing Help
Power Problems
Start-Up Error Messages
Video and Display Problems
Sound and Speaker Problems
Printer Problems
Modem and Internet Connection Problems
Scanner Problems
Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
External Keyboard Problems
Unexpected Characters
Drive Problems
PC Card Problems
Error Messages
General Program Problems
E-Mail Problems
Resolving Other Technical Problems
If Your Computer Gets Wet
If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
Drivers
Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP System Restore
Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
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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 72.
Press the power button to exit
standby mode. See the Tell Me
How help file for more information on standby mode.
Get technical assistance from
Dell. See page 124.
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See page 75.
See page 77.
See page 78.
See page 79.
See page 80.
See page 81.
See page 82.
See page 82.
See page 83.
See page 87.
See page 87.
See page 89.
See page 90.
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Accessing Help
TO A C C E S S T H E TE L L M E H O W H E L P F I L E
1 Click the Start button and then click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides and then click User’s guides.
3 Click Tell Me How.
TO A C C E S S H E L P
1 Click the Start button and then click Help and Support.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and then click the arrow
icon.
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
Power Problems
HINT: See the Tell Me
How help file for
information on standby
mode. To access the help
file, see "Accessing Help."
C H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T — When the power light is lit or blinking, the
computer has power. If the power light is blinking, the computer is in standby
mode—press the power button to exit standby mode. If the light is off, press the
power button to turn on the computer.
C H A R G E T H E B A T T E R Y — The battery charge may be depleted.
1 Reinstall the battery.
2 Use the AC adapter to connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
3 Turn on the computer.
C H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y S T A T U S L I G H T — If the battery status light flashes
orange or is a steady orange the battery charge is low or depleted. Connect the
computer to an electrical outlet.
If the battery status light flashes green and orange, the battery is too hot to
charge. Turn off the computer (see page 42), disconnect the computer from the
electrical outlet, and then let the battery and computer cool to room
temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective.
Contact Dell (see page 124).
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TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
C H E C K T H E A C A D A P T E R — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If
the AC adapter has a light, ensure that the light is on.
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.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent
lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — See the Tell Me How help file or
search for the keyword standby in the Help and Support Center. To access help,
see page 72.
R E S E A T T H E M E M O R Y M O D U L E S — If the computer power light turns on
but the display remains blank, reseat the memory modules (see page 105).
Ensuring Sufficient Power for Your Computer
Your computer’s Intel® Mobile Pentium®4 microprocessor requires more
power than the microprocessors used in Dell’s previous portable computers.
Your computer is designed to use the 90-W AC adapter and the 4400-mAh
battery that shipped with it; for optimum system performance, you should
always use these components.
The 70-W AC adapters used in some of Dell’s older portable computers can
be used with your computer, but they will decrease system performance.
Likewise, you can use the 3800-mAh and 3600-mAh batteries from older
Dell computers, but these lesser-capacity batteries will discharge faster.
Using less-powerful AC adapters or batteries may cause you to receive a
WARNING or a SYSTEM CONFIGURATION ERROR message similar to the
following:
WARNING: 70 Watt AC adapter detected. System will not be
capable of running in full performance without a 90 Watt AC
adapter.
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NOTICE: Do not use an AC adapter rated under 70 W or a battery rated
under 3600 mAh in this computer. To do so will cause indeterminate results,
including data loss and/or immediate system shutdown. Using one of these
lower-powered components will cause a SYSTEM CONFIGURATION ERROR
message to appear.
Docking Power Considerations
HINT: If you want to
upgrade the AC adapter
for an existing Dell
docking device, you can
purchase an additional
90-W AC adapter from
Dell.
The 4400-mAh battery supplied with the computer is not designed to
support both the computer and a docking device. For optimum system
performance, always use the 90-W AC adapter (with or without a battery
installed) when using the computer in a docking device. You can identify
the 90-W adapter by the lighter-gray tip on the connector that plugs into
the computer or docking device.
Using a 70-W AC adapter will cause the computer to run in reducedperformance mode and may display an AC adapter WARNING message.
Docking While the Computer Is Running
To accommodate the initial power surge when connecting to a docking
device with the computer running in normal (non-power conservation)
mode, a 90- or 70-W AC adapter and at least one battery (a 4400- or
3800-mAh battery) must be installed in the computer. The computer will
then run in either full-performance or reduced-performance mode,
depending on the battery/AC adapter combination installed.
AC Power Loss While the Computer Is Docked
If a computer loses AC power while docked, the computer immediately goes
into low-performance mode and displays an appropriate WARNING message.
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 — Contact Dell for technical assistance
(see page 124).
I N S E R T B O O T A B L E M E D I A — The operating system is trying to boot to a
nonbootable floppy disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD.
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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
CHECK THE
L I G H T — When the
light is blinking, the computer
has power.
• If the
light is blinking, the computer is in standby mode—press the
power button to exit standby mode.
• If the
light is off, press the power button.
• If the
light is on, your power management settings may have caused the
display to turn off. Try pressing any key or move the cursor to exit standby
mode.
HINT: If you are using a
program that requires a
higher resolution than
your computer supports,
Dell recommends that you
attach an external
monitor to your computer.
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 — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If
the AC adapter has a light, ensure that it 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.
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 the Windows Help and Support Center. To
access help, see page 72.
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S W I T C H T H E V I D E O I M A G E — If your computer is attached to an external
monitor, press
to switch the video image to the display.
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 for instructions
on adjusting the brightness. To access the help file, see page 72.
MOVE THE SUBWOOFER AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER OR MONITOR —
If your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is
at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent
lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances.
RO 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.
ADJUST THE WINDOWS DISPLAY SETTINGS
1 Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Appearance and Themes.
3 Click the area you want to change or click the Display icon.
4 Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution.
S E E "E R R O R M E S S A G E S " — If an error message appears, see "Error
Messages" on page 87.
If only part of the display is readable
CO NNE CT AN EXT ERNAL MONITOR
1 Turn off your computer and connect an external monitor to the computer.
2 Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and
contrast controls.
If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be
defective. Contact Dell (see page 124).
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Sound and Speaker Problems
If you have a problem with integrated speakers
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S ® V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Double-click the speaker
icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up
and that the sound is not muted. Adjust the volume, bass, or treble controls to
eliminate distortion.
A D J U S T T H E V O L U M E U S I N G K E Y B O A R D S H O R T C U T S — See "Using the
Keyboard and Touch Pad" in the Tell Me How help file. Press
to
disable (mute) or reenable the integrated speakers.
E N S U R E T H A T S/PD IF D I G I T A L A U D I O I S D I S A B L E D — See "Using
S/PDIF Digital Audio" on page 62.
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 "Reinstalling Drivers" on
page 93.
If you have a problem with external speakers
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — See the setup diagram
supplied with the speakers.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
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.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E S P E A K E R S A R E T U R N E D O N — See the setup
diagram supplied with the speakers.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Double-click the speaker
icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up
and that the sound is not muted. Adjust the volume, bass, or treble controls to
eliminate distortion.
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TE S T T H E S P E A K E R S — Plug the speaker audio cable into the line-out
connector on the computer. Ensure that the headphone volume control is turned
up. Play a music CD.
R U N T H E S P E A K E R S E L F - T E S T — Some speaker systems have a self-test
button on the subwoofer. See the speaker documentation for self-test
instructions.
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.
E N S U R E T H A T S/PD I F D I G I T A L A U D I O I S D I S A B L E D — See "Using
S/PDIF Digital Audio" on page 62.
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 "Reinstalling Drivers" on
page 93.
Printer Problems
C H E C K T H E P R I N T E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — Ensure that the printer
cable is properly connected to the computer (see page 20).
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
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.
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VE R I F Y T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E P R I N T E R
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4 Click View installed printers or fax printers. If the printer model is listed,
right-click the printer icon.
5 Click Properties, and then click the Ports tab. Ensure that the Print to the
following port(s): 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 "Reinstalling Drivers" on page 93.
Modem and Internet Connection
Problems
NOTICE: Connect the modem to an analog telephone wall jack only.
Connecting the modem to a digital telephone network damages the modem.
NOTICE: Modem and network connectors look similar. Do not plug a
telephone line into the network connector.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K — Disconnect the telephone line
from the modem and connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone. Ensure
that you have touchtone telephone service. Try connecting the modem to a
different telephone wall jack.
Slow connection speeds can be caused by telephone noise as well as by telephone
line or network conditions. Contact your telephone company or network
administrator for more information.
HINT: If you can connect
to your Internet service
provider (ISP), your
modem is functioning
properly. If you are sure
that your modem is
working properly and you
still experience problems,
contact your ISP.
CONNECT THE MODEM DIRECTLY TO THE TELEPHONE WALL JACK —
If you have other telephone devices sharing the line, such as an answering
machine, fax machine, surge protector, or line splitter, then bypass them and use
the telephone line to connect the modem directly to the telephone wall jack.
C H E C K T H E C O N N E C T I O N — Verify that the telephone line is connected to
the modem.
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C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E — Try using a different telephone line. If you
are using a line that is 3 m (10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.
I R R E G U L A R D I A L T O N E — If you have voice mail service, you might hear an
irregular dial tone when you have messages. Contact your telephone company for
instructions on restoring a dial tone.
TU R N O F F C A L L W A I T I N G ( C A T C H - P H O N E ) — See your telephone
directory for instructions on deactivating this feature. Then adjust the dial-up
networking connection properties.
1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware, click Phone and Modem Options, click
the Dialing Rules tab, and then click Edit....
3 In the Edit Location window, ensure that To disable call waiting, dial: is
checked, and then select the proper code as listed in your telephone directory.
4 Click Apply and click OK.
5 Close the Phone and Modems Options window.
6 Close the Control Panel window.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E M O D E M I S C O M M U N I C A T I N G W I T H W I N D O W S
1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
3 Click Phone and Modem Options.
4 Click the Modems tab.
5 Click the COM port for your modem.
6 Click Properties, click the Diagnostics tab, and then click Query Modem to
verify that the modem is communicating with Windows.
If all commands receive responses, the modem is operating properly.
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.
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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 or Mouse Problems
CHECK THE TOUCH PAD SETTINGS
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other
Hardware.
2 Click Mouse.
3 Try adjusting the settings.
C H E C K T H E M O U S E C A B L E — Shut down the computer (see page 42).
Disconnect the mouse cable and check it for damage. For PS/2 cables, check the
cable connector for bent or broken pins. Firmly reconnect the cable.
If you are using a mouse extension cable, disconnect it and connect the mouse
directly to the computer.
TO V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E M O U S E , C H E C K T H E
TOUCH PAD
1 Turn off the computer.
2 Disconnect the mouse.
3 Turn on the computer.
4 At the Windows desktop, use the touch pad to move the cursor around, select
an icon, and open it.
If the touch pad operates correctly, the mouse may be defective.
R E I N S T A L L T H E T O U C H P A D D R I V E R — See "Reinstalling Drivers" on
page 93.
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External Keyboard Problems
HINT: When you attach
an external keyboard, the
integrated keyboard
remains fully functional.
C H E C K T H E K E Y B O A R D C A B L E — Shut down the computer (see page 42).
Disconnect the keyboard cable and check it for damage. For PS/2 cables, check
the cable connector for bent or broken pins. Firmly reconnect the cable.
If you are using a keyboard extension cable, disconnect it and connect the
keyboard directly to the computer.
CHE CK THE EXTER NAL KE YBO AR D
1 Turn off the computer, wait 1 minute, and turn it on again.
2 Verify that the numbers, capitals, and scroll lock lights on the keyboard blink
during the boot routine.
3 From the Windows® desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, point
to Accessories, and then click Notepad.
4 Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on
the display.
If you cannot verify these steps, you may have a defective external keyboard.
TO V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E E X T E R N A L K E Y B O A R D ,
CHECK THE INTEGRATED KEYBOARD
1 Turn off the computer.
2 Disconnect the external keyboard.
3 Turn on the computer.
4 From the Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, point
to Accessories, and then click Notepad.
5 Type some characters on the integrated keyboard and verify that they appear
on the display.
If the characters appear now but did not with the external keyboard, you may
have a defective external keyboard. Contact Dell (see page 124).
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
to disable the numeric
keypad if numbers are displayed instead of letters. Verify that the numbers lock
light is not lit.
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Drive Problems
If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk drive
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the drive is not listed, perform a full scan with
your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes
prevent Windows from recognizing the drive. Insert a bootable disk and restart
the computer. Verify that the
light is blinking, indicating normal operation.
HINT: For information
on saving files to a floppy
disk, see the Tell Me How
help file. To access the
help file, see page 72.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E D I S K I S N O T W R I T E - P R O T E C T E D — You cannot save
data to a write-protected disk.
back of floppy disk
write-protected
not writeprotected
TR Y A N O T H E R F L O P P Y D I S K — Insert another disk to eliminate the
possibility that the original disk is defective.
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REINSTALL THE D RIV E
1 Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the
computer.
2 If the drive is installed in the module bay, remove the drive. See "About the
Module Bay" on page 42 for instructions.
If the drive is a fixed drive, review "Check the Drive for Errors" on page 86.
3 Reinstall the drive.
4 Turn on the computer.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Tell Me How
help file for instructions. To access the help file, see page 72.
If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, or DVD
HINT: Because of
different worldwide file
types, not all DVD titles
work in all DVD drives.
High-speed CD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise. This noise
does not indicate a defect with the drive or the CD.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the drive is not listed, perform a full scan with
your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes
prevent Windows from recognizing the drive. Insert a bootable disk and restart
the computer. Verify that the
light is blinking, indicating normal operation.
TR Y A N O T H E R D I S C — Insert another disc to eliminate the possibility that
the original disc is defective.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Double-click the speaker
icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up
and that the sound is not muted.
I D E N T I F Y T H E D I S C T H A T I S N O T P L A Y I N G — If you have one CD,
CD-RW, or DVD in the fixed optical drive device and one in the module bay
device:
1 Click the Start button and click My Computer.
2 Double-click the drive letter of the device that you are verifying.
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REINSTALL THE D RIVE
1 Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the
computer.
2 If the drive is installed in the module bay, remove the drive. See "About the
Module Bay" on page 42 for instructions.
If the drive is a fixed drive, review "Check the drive for errors" on page 86.
3 Reinstall the drive.
4 Turn on the computer.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E O R D I S C — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Tell
Me How help file for instructions. To access the help file, see page 72.
CHECK THE DRIVE FOR ERRORS
If the drive is a fixed optical drive:
1 Remove the hard drive and floppy drive.
2 Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD for your computer and turn on the
computer.
3 Verify that the
light is blinking, indicating normal operation.
If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray
1 Ensure that the computer is turned off.
2 Straighten a paper clip and insert one end into the eject hole at the front of
the drive; push firmly until the tray is partially ejected.
3 Gently pull out the tray until it stops.
If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound
• Ensure that the sound is not caused by the program that is running.
• Ensure that the disk or disc is inserted properly.
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If the CD-RW drive stops writing
DISABLE STANDBY MODE IN WINDOWS BEFORE WRITING TO A
CD -RW — Search for the keyword standby in the Windows Help and Support
Center. To access the help file, see page 72.
C H A N G E T H E W R I T E S P E E D T O A S L O W E R R A T E — See the help files for
your CD creation software.
C L O S E A L L O T H E R O P E N P R O G R A M S — Closing all other open programs
before writing to the CD-RW may alleviate the problem.
If you have problems with a hard drive
A L L O W T H E C O M P U T E R T O C O O L B E F O R E T U R N I N G I T O N — A hot
hard drive may prevent the operating system from starting. Try allowing the
computer to return to room temperature before turning it on.
CHECK THE DRIVE FOR ERRORS
1 Click the Start button and click My Computer.
2 Right-click the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and
then click Properties.
3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
5 Click Start.
PC Card Problems
C H E C K T H E P C C A R D — Ensure that the PC Card is properly inserted into
the connector.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E C A R D I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y W I N D O W S ® — Doubleclick the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar. Ensure that
the card is listed.
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I F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A D E L L - P R O V I D E D PC C A R D —
Contact Dell (see page 124).
I F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A PC C A R D N O T P R O V I D E D B Y
D E L L — Contact the PC Card manufacturer.
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.
CHECK THE NETWORK LIGHTS ON THE NETWORK CONNECTOR —
Green indicates that the network connection is active. If the status light is not
green, try replacing the network cable. Amber indicates that the network adapter
driver is loaded and the adapter is detecting activity.
R E 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.
Error Messages
If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system
or the application program that was running at the time the message
appeared.
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.
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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.
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 O R 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.
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.
O P E R A T I N G S Y S T E M N O T F O U N D — Contact Dell (see page 124).
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. Remove and then reinstall the program.
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Add or Remove Programs.
4 Select the program you want to remove.
5 Click the Change or Remove Program icon.
6 See the program documentation for installation instructions.
X : \ I S N O T A C C E S S I B L E . T H E D E V I C E I S N O T R E A D Y — Insert a disk
into the drive and try again.
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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 solve the problem. Ensure
that you properly installed and configured the program. Reinstall the program if
necessary.
HINT: Software usually
includes installation
instructions in its
documentation or on a
floppy disk or CD.
A program stops responding
END THE PROGRAM
1 Simultaneously press
.
2 Click the Applications tab, and then select the program that is no longer
responding.
3 Click the End Task button.
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 42), 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 automatically runs during the start-up process.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Error messages appear
R E V I E W "E R R O R M E S S A G E S " — Look up the message and take the
appropriate action. See page 87 and the software documentation.
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E-Mail Problems
E N S U R E T H A T Y O U A R E C O N N E C T E D T O T H E I N T E R N E T — With the
Outlook Express e-mail program open, click File. If Work Offline has a check
mark next to it, click the check mark to remove it and connect to the Internet.
Resolving Other Technical Problems
G O T O T H E D E L L S U P P O R T W E B S I T E — Go to support.dell.com for help
with general usage, installation, and troubleshooting questions.
E- M A I L D E L L — Go to support.dell.com and then click E-Mail Dell in the
Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can
expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours.
C O N T A C T D E L L — If you cannot solve your problem using the Dell™ support
website or e-mail service, contact Dell for technical assistance (see page 124).
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.
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1
Turn off the computer (see page 42), disconnect the AC adapter from
the computer, and then disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical
outlet.
2
Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from
their power sources and then from the computer.
3
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back
of the computer.
4
Remove the module bay device (see page 42) and any installed PC
Cards, and put them in a safe place to dry.
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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 108).
8
Remove the memory module(s) (see page 105).
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
the drying process.
CAUTION: To help prevent electrical shock, verify that the
computer is thoroughly dry before continuing with the rest of this
procedure.
10
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back
of the computer.
11
Replace the memory module(s), the memory module cover, and the
screw(s).
12
Replace the hard drive.
13
Replace the module bay device 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 start, or if you cannot identify the damaged
components, contact Dell (see page 124).
If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down
the computer (see page 42).
2
Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer and from the electrical
outlet.
3
Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from
their power sources and then from the computer.
4
Remove and reinstall the battery.
5
Turn on the computer.
HINT: See "Limited
Warranties and Return
Policy" on page 145 for
information on your
warranty coverage.
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If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged
components, contact Dell (see page 124).
Drivers
What Is a Driver?
A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse, or
keyboard. All devices require a driver program.
A driver acts like a translator between the device and the programs that use
the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only
its driver recognizes.
Many drivers such as the keyboard driver come with your Microsoft®
Windows® operating system. You may need to install drivers if:
•
You upgrade your operating system.
•
You reinstall your operating system.
•
You connect or install a new device.
If you experience a problem with any device, perform the steps in the
following sections to identify whether the driver is the source of your
problem and to update the driver, if necessary.
Identifying Drivers
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
In the Control Panel window, under Pick a Category, click
Performance and Maintenance.
3
In the Performance and Maintenance window, click System.
4
In the System Properties screen, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
In the Device Manager window, scroll down the list to see if any device
has an exclamation point (a yellow circle with a [!]) on the device icon.
If an exclamation point is next to the device name, you may need to
reinstall the driver or install a new driver.
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Reinstalling Drivers
NOTICE: The Dell Support website and your Drivers and Utilities CD provide
approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from
other sources, your computer might not work correctly.
Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver,
use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the
previously installed version.
To use Device Driver Rollback:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
In the Control Panel window, under Pick a Category, click
Performance and Maintenance.
3
In the Performance and Maintenance window, click System.
4
In the System Properties screen, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
In the Device Manager window, right-click the device for which the
new driver was installed, and then click Properties.
7
Click the Drivers tab.
8
Click Roll Back Driver.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System
Restore (see page 96) to return your operating system to the operating state
it was in before you installed the new driver.
Using the Drivers and Utilities CD
If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore (see page 96) does not
resolve the problem, then reinstall the driver from the Drivers and
Utilities CD:
1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.
In most cases, the CD starts running automatically. If it does not, start
Microsoft Windows Explorer, click your CD drive directory to display
the CD contents, and then double-click the autocd.exe file. The first
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time that you run the CD, it might prompt you to install setup files.
Click OK, and follow the instructions on the screen to continue.
3
From the Language pull-down menu in the toolbar, select your
preferred language for the driver or utility (if available).
A welcome screen appears.
4
Click Next. The CD automatically scans your hardware to detect
drivers and utilities used by your computer.
After the CD completes the hardware scan, you can also detect other
drivers and utilities. Under Search Criteria, select the appropriate
categories from the System Model, Operating System, and Topic pulldown menus.
A link or links appear(s) for the specific drivers and utilities used by
your computer.
5
Click the link of a specific driver or utility to display information about
the driver or utility that you want to install.
6
Click the Install button (if present) to begin installing the driver or
utility. At the welcome screen, follow the screen prompts to complete
the installation.
If no Install button is present, automatic installation is not an option.
For installation instructions, either see the appropriate instructions in
the following section, or click Extract, follow the extracting
instructions, and read the readme file.
If instructed to navigate to the driver files, click the CD directory on
the driver information window to display the files associated with that
driver.
Manually Reinstalling Drivers for Windows XP
HINT: If you are
reinstalling an infrared
sensor driver, you must
first enable the infrared
sensor in the system setup
program (see page 51)
before continuing with the
driver installation.
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After extracting the driver files to your hard drive as described in the
previous section, click the Start button, point to Settings, and click
Control Panel.
2
Click the Start button and right-click My Computer.
3
Click Properties.
4
Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
5
Double-click the type of device for which you are installing the driver
(for example, Modems or Infrared devices).
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6
Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the
driver.
7
Click the Driver tab and then click Update Driver.
8
Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then
click Next.
9
Click Browse, and browse to the location to which you previously
extracted the driver files.
10
When the name of the appropriate driver appears, click Next.
11
Click Finish and restart your computer.
Resolving Software and Hardware
Incompatibilities
In the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system, IRQ conflicts occur if a
device either is not detected during the operating system setup or is
detected but incorrectly configured. To check for IRQ conflicts on your
computer:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance and click System.
3
Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4
In the Device Manager list, check for conflicts with the other devices.
Conflicts are indicated by a yellow exclamation point (!) beside the
conflicting device or a red X if the device has been disabled.
5
Double-click any conflicting device listed to bring up the Properties
window so that you can determine what needs to be reconfigured or
removed from the Device Manager.
6
Resolve these conflicts before checking specific devices.
7
Double-click the malfunctioning device type in the Device Manager
list.
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Double-click the icon for the specific device in the expanded list.
The Properties window appears.
If an IRQ conflict exists, the Device status area in the Properties
window reports what other devices are sharing the device's IRQ.
9
Resolve any IRQ conflicts.
You can also use the Windows XP Hardware Troubleshooter. To use the
troubleshooter, click the Start button and click Help and Support. Type
hardware troubleshooter in the Search field, and then click the arrow
to start the search. Click Hardware Troubleshooter in the Search Results
list. In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, click I need to resolve a hardware
conflict on my computer, and then click Next.
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP
System Restore
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides a System Restore
feature that allows you to return your computer to an earlier operating state
if changes to the computer’s hardware or software (including new hardware
or program installations) or system settings, have left the computer in an
undesirable operating state. You can also undo the last system restore.
System Restore automatically creates system checkpoints. You can also
manually create your own checkpoints by creating restore points. To limit
the amount of hard disk space used, older restore points are automatically
purged.
To resolve an operating system problem, you can use System Restore from
Safe Mode or Normal Mode to return your computer to an earlier operating
state.
System Restore does not cause you to lose personal files stored in the My
Documents folder, data files, or e-mail messages after restoring the
computer to an earlier time. If you restore the computer to an operating
state that existed before you installed a program, the program’s data files are
not lost, but you must reinstall the actual program again.
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NOTICE: It is important to make regular backups of your data files. System
Restore does not monitor changes to or recover your data files. If the original
data on the hard disk is accidentally erased or overwritten, or if it becomes
inaccessible because of a hard disk malfunction, use your backup files to
recover the lost or damaged data.
System Restore is enabled on your new computer. However, if you reinstall
Windows XP with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space available,
System Restore is automatically disabled. Before you use System Restore,
confirm that it is enabled:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click the Performance and Maintenance.
3
Click System.
4
Click the System Restore tab.
5
Ensure that Turn off System Restore is not checked.
Creating a Restore Point
In Windows XP, you can either use the System Restore Wizard or manually
create the restore points.
Using the System Restore Wizard
To use the System Restore Wizard, click the Start button, click Help and
Support, click System Restore, and then follow the instructions on the
System Restore Wizard window. You can also create and name a restore
point if you are logged on as the computer administrator or a user with
administrator rights.
Manually Creating the Restore Points
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→
Accessories→ System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2
Click Create a restore point.
3
Click Next.
4
Type a name for the new restore point in the Restore point description
field.
The present date and time are automatically added to the description
of the new restore point.
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Click Create.
6
Click OK.
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
If problems occur after installing a device driver, first try using Device
Driver Rollback (see page 93). If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve
the problem, then use System Restore.
NOTICE: Before restoring the computer to an earlier operating state, save
and close all open files and exit all open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete
any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs →
Accessories→ System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2
Ensure that Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected and
click Next.
3
Click a calendar date to which you want to restore your computer.
The Select a Restore Point screen provides a calendar that allows you
to see and select restore points. All calendar dates with available
restore points appear in bold.
4
Select a restore point and click Next.
If a calendar date has only one restore point, then that restore point is
automatically selected. If two or more restore points are available, click
the restore point that you want to use.
NOTICE: Save and close all open files and exit all open programs. Do not
alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is
complete.
5
Click Next.
The Restoration Complete screen appears after System Restore
finishes collecting data, and then the computer automatically restarts.
6
After the computer restarts, click OK.
To change the restore point, you can either repeat the steps using a different
restore point, or you can undo the restoration.
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Undoing the Last System Restore
NOTICE: Save and close all open files and exit all open programs. Do not
alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is
complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→
Accessories→ System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2
Select Undo my last restoration and click Next.
NOTICE: Save and close all open files and exit all open programs. Do not
alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is
complete.
3
Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears, and then the computer
automatically restarts.
4
After the computer restarts, click OK.
Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
Before You Reinstall
If you are reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a
problem with a newly installed driver, use Windows XP Device Driver
Rollback (see page 93) to replace the device driver with the previously
installed version.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System
Restore (see page 96) to return your operating system to the operating state
it was in before you installed the new device driver.
Reinstalling Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP, perform the steps in the following sections in the
order in which they are listed.
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After the
reinstallation is complete, you will need to reinstall the device drivers, virus
protection program, and other software.
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NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling
Windows XP. The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs
installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless
instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection
software installed on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP. See the
documentation that came with the software for instructions.
Preparing to Boot From the Operating System CD
1
Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.
2
Exit any program or utility that might run after you insert the CD.
3
Shut down (see page 42) and restart the computer.
4
Press
immediately after the Dell™ logo appears.
If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows
desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.
5
Use the arrow keys to select CD-ROM, and then press
.
6
Press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD message
appears on the screen.
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When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press
select To set up Windows now.
2
Read the information in the Microsoft Windows Licensing
Agreement screen, and then press
on your keyboard to accept
the license agreement.
3
If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to
recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair
option, and then remove the CD from the drive.
4
If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press
the fresh copy option.
to
to select
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5
Press
to select the highlighted partition (recommended),
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system
begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer
automatically restarts multiple times.
Completing the GUI Setup
NOTICE: When the computer restarts, you will see the following message:
Press any key to boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this
message appears.
1
When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the
settings for your location, and then click Next.
2
Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your
Software screen, and then click Next.
3
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, at the What's your
computer's name window, enter a name for your computer (or accept
the name provided), and then click Next.
HINT: The time required
to complete the setup
depends on the size of the
hard drive and the speed
of your computer. You can
step away from the
computer at this time if
you need to do so.
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, at the Computer
Name and Administrator Password window, enter a name for your
computer (or accept the one provided) and a password, and then click
Next.
4
If your computer has a modem installed, the Modem Dialing
Information screen appears. Enter the requested information and click
Next.
5
Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings
window and click Next.
6
If your computer has a network adapter, select Typical in the
Networking Settings screen and click Next.
If your computer does not have a network adapter, you do not see this
option.
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If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, you may be prompted
to provide further network information regarding your network
configuration, such as the domain name or workgroup name. If you are
unsure of your settings, accept the default selections.
Windows XP installs the operating system components and configures
the computer. The computer automatically restarts.
Completing the Operating System Setup
NOTICE: When the computer restarts, you will see the following message:
Press any key to boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this
message appears.
1
When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.
2
When the How will this computer connect to the
Internet? message appears, click Skip.
3
When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, select No,
not at this time, and then click Next.
4
When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter
up to five users.
5
Click Next.
6
Click Finish to complete the setup, and remove the CD from the drive.
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Reinstall the appropriate drivers (see page 92).
2
Reinstall your virus protection software. See the documentation that
came with the software for instructions.
3
Reinstall your other software programs. See the documentation that
came with the software for instructions.
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SECTION 3
Adding and Replacing
Pa r t s
Replacing the Palm Rests
Adding Memory
Replacing the 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 42).
2
If the computer is connected (docked) to a docking device, undock it.
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 module bay.
5
Slide and hold the latch release on the right side, and remove any
battery installed in the battery bay.
6
Locate the indentation under each palm rest, place your thumbs on
the indentation, and push to release the palm rests.
bottom of computer
7
Remove the palm rests.
8
To replace the palm rests, insert the tabs on the edge of the palm rest
into the slots and then press down until you feel a click.
Repeat the process for each side.
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palm rest
Adding Memory
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on
the system board. See "Specifications" on page 112 for information on the
memory supported by your computer. Be sure to add only memory modules
that are intended for your computer.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety
instructions on page 9.
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down
the computer (see page 42).
2
If the computer is docked, undock it.
3
Remove any installed PC Cards.
4
Remove all installed batteries, and disconnect the AC adapter cable
and any external devices from the computer. Wait 5 seconds before
proceeding.
5
Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the
computer, and continue to do so periodically during this procedure.
HINT: Memory modules
purchased from Dell are
covered under your
computer warranty.
NOTICE: While you work, periodically touch unpainted metal on the
computer to dissipate static electricity that might harm internal components.
A dding and Repl aci ng Part s
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6
Turn the computer over, remove the screw(s) from the memory
module cover, and lift up the cover.
screw
memory module cover
NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use
tools to spread the inner metal tabs that secure the memory module.
7
If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module.
NOTICE: Handle memory modules by their edges, and do not touch the
components on a module.
a
Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on
each end of the memory module connector.
The module should pop up.
b
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securing
clip
memory
module
NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a
memory module in the connector labeled “JDIM (DIMMA)” before you install
a module in the connector labeled “JDIM2 (DIMMB).”
8
9
Ground yourself and install the new memory module:
a
Align the notch in the module with the slot in the center of the
connector.
b
Slide the edge of the module firmly into the connector, and rotate
the module down until you feel a click. If you do not feel the click,
remove the module and reinstall it.
HINT: If the memory
module is not installed
properly, the computer
does not boot. No error
message indicates this
failure.
Replace the cover and screw(s).
NOTICE: I f the m e m or y m o dul e c o ve r is di ffi cul t t o c lo s e,
re m o v e the m o d u l e a n d r e i n s ta l l i t . For c i n g t he c ov e r to cl o se
m ay d am a g e y o u r c om p u t er.
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screw
memory module cover
10
Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to
your computer and an electrical outlet.
11
Turn on the computer.
As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically
updates the system configuration information.
Replacing the Hard Drive
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see page 42) before
removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is
on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode.
NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage
the drive.
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.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety
instructions on page 9.
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To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay:
1
Make sure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching
the computer cover.
2
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down
the computer (see page 42).
3
If the computer is docked, undock it.
4
Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
5
Wait 10 to 20 seconds and then disconnect any attached devices.
6
Remove any installed PC Cards, batteries, and devices.
HINT: Dell does not
guarantee compatibility
or provide support for
hard drives from sources
other than Dell.
Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins
and contacts.
7
Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the
computer, and continue to do so periodically during this procedure.
8
Turn the computer over. Use a small screwdriver to remove the hard
drive screw(s), and place the screw(s) in a safe location.
bottom of computer
hard drive
HINT: You need the
Operating System CD to
install the Windows®
operating system. You
also need the Drivers and
Utilities CD for your
computer to install the
drivers and utilities on the
new hard drive.
screw
NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective
antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" on
page 15.
9
Lift the hard drive cover until you feel a click.
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10
Slide the hard drive out of the computer.
11
Remove the new drive from its packaging.
Save the original packaging to use when storing or shipping the hard
drive.
NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you force
the hard drive into place using excessive force, you may damage the connector.
12
Insert the drive into the bay, and lift the hard drive cover until you feel
a click. Push the hard drive until it is fully seated in the bay. Press the
hard drive cover down.
13
Replace and tighten the screw(s) you removed in step 8.
14
Use the Operating System CD to install the operating system for your
computer (see page 99).
15
Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to install the drivers and utilities for
your computer (see page 92).
Returning a Hard Drive to Dell
Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam
packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit.
hard drive
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SECTION 4
Appendix
Specifications
System Setup Overview
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Contacting Dell
Regulatory Notices
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
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Specifications
Microprocessor
Microprocessor types
Intel® Mobile Pentium® 4
L1 cache
8 KB (internal)
L2 cache
512 KB
External bus frequency
400-MHz front-side bus
System Information
System chip set
Intel 845MP
Data bus width
64 bits
Microprocessor address bus width
32 bits
Graphics bus
32-bit AGP 4X
PCI bus
33 MHz
PC Card
CardBus controller
Texas Instruments PCI 4450/4451 CardBus
controller
PC Card connector
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
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Architecture
PC2100 DDR
Memory module connector
two user-accessible SODIMM sockets
Memory module capacities
128, 256, and 512 MB
Memory type
DDR SDRAM
Standard memory
128 MB
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Memory (continued)
Maximum memory
1024 MB
Memory access time: clock speed
266 MHz
Ports and Connectors
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible,
16-byte buffer connector
Parallel
25-hole connector; unidirectional,
bidirectional, or ECP
Video
15-hole VGA connector
Audio
stereo (line-in) mini connector; microphone
mini connector, stereo headphone/speakers
(line-out) mini connector
PS/2 keyboard/mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two 4-pin USB-compliant connector
Infrared
sensor compatible with IrDA Standard 1.1
(Fast IR) and IrDA Standard 1.0 (Slow IR)
Docking
200-pin connector for a Dell™ docking
device
S-video TV-out
7-pin mini-DIN connector for S-video,
composite video, and S/PDIF (TV/digital
audio adapter cable supports composite
video and S/PDIF)
Modem
RJ-11 port
Network adapter
RJ-45 port
IEEE 1394
4-pin serial connector
Communications
Modem:
Type
integrated v.92 56K
Controller
softmodem
Interface
internal AC 97 bus
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Communications (continued)
Network adapter
10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board
Wireless
internal Mini PCI Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless
support
Video
Video type
128-bit hardware accelerated
Data bus
4X AGP
Video controller
NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go™
ATI Mobility™ RADEON™ 9000
Video memory
32 or 64 MB for NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go
64 MB for ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000
LCD interface
LVDS
TV support
NTSC or PAL in S-video and composite
modes
Audio
Audio type
AC97 (Soft Audio)
Audio controller
Cirrus Logic/Crystal CS4205
Stereo conversion
18-bit analog-to-digital
20-bit digital-to-analog
Interfaces:
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Internal
AC 97
External
microphone-in connector, stereo
headphones/speakers connector, and stereo
line-in connector
Speaker
two 4-ohm speakers
Internal speaker amplifier
1.9 W per channel into 4 ohms
Volume controls
keyboard shortcuts, program menus
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Display
Type (active-matrix TFT)
SXGA+, UXGA, or Dell UltraSharp™
UXGA TFT
Dimensions:
Height
228.1 mm (9 inches)
Width
304.1 mm (12 inches)
Diagonal
380.1 mm (15 inches)
Maximum resolutions
1400 x 1050 at 16.8 million colors (SXGA+)
1600 x 1200 at 16.8 million colors (UXGA
and Dell UltraSharp UXGA TFT)
Response time (typical)
20-ms rise (maximum) (SXGA+ and
UXGA)
30-ms fall (maximum) (SXGA+ and
UXGA)
9-ms rise (maximum) (Dell UltraSharp
UXGA TFT)
16-ms fall (maximum) (Dell UltraSharp
UXGA TFT)
Refresh rate
60 Hz
Operating angle
0° (closed) to 180°
Pixel pitch
0.20 x 0.20 mm (SXGA+)
0.19 x 0.19 mm (UXGA and Dell UltraSharp
UXGA TFT)
Controls
brightness can be controlled through
keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard
Number of keys
87 (U.S. and Canada); 88 (Europe); 90
(Japan)
Key travel
2.7 mm ± 0.3 (0.11 inch ± 0.016 inch)
Key spacing
19.05 mm ± 0.3 mm (0.75 inch ± 0.012 inch)
Layout
QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji
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Touch Pad
X/Y position resolution
(graphics table mode)
240 cpi
Size:
Width
64.88-mm (2.55-inch) sensor-active area
Height
48.88-mm (1.92-inch) rectangle
Track Stick
X/Y position resolution
(graphics table mode)
Size
250 count/sec @ 100 gf
protrudes 0.5 mm higher than surrounding
key caps
Battery
Type
66-WHr "smart" lithium ion (4460 mAh)
Dimensions:
Depth
88.5 mm (3.48 inches)
Height
21.5 mm (0.83 inch)
Width
139.0 mm (5.47 inches)
Weight
0.40 kg (0.88 lb)
Voltage
14.8 VDC
Charge time (approximate):
Computer on
2.5 hours
Computer off
1.5 hours
Operating life
approximately 2 to 4 hours, depending on
usage and configuration
Life span (approximate)
400 discharge/charge cycles
Temperature range:
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Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
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AC Adapter
Input voltage
90 to 135 VAC and 164 to 264 VAC
Input current (maximum)
1.5 A
Input frequency
47 to 63 Hz
Output current
5.5 A (maximum at 4-second pulse);
4.5 A (continuous)
Output power
90 W
Rated output voltage
20 VDC
Dimensions:
Height
27.94 mm (1.1 inches)
Width
58.42 mm (2.3 inches)
Depth
133.85 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 149°F)
Physical
Height
44.5 mm (1.75 inches)
Width
331.0 mm (13.03 inches)
Depth
276.0 mm (10.87 inches)
Weight (average, depending on
configuration)
3.46 kg (7.64 lb)
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Environmental
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
10% to 90% (noncondensing)
Storage
5% to 95% (noncondensing)
Maximum vibration (using a
random-vibration spectrum that
simulates a user environment):
Operating
0.9 GRMS
Storage
1.3 GRMS
Maximum shock (measured with
the hard drive in head-parked position
and with a 2-ms half-sine pulse):
Operating
122 G
Storage
163 G
Altitude (maximum):
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Operating
–15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
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System Setup Overview
You can use the system setup program as follows:
•
To set or change user-selectable features—for example, your password
•
To verify information about your computer's current configuration,
such as the amount of system memory
After you set up your computer, run the system setup program to familiarize
yourself with your system configuration information and optional settings.
Dell recommends that you write down the information for future reference.
The system setup program contains the standard settings for your
computer.
NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by
Dell technical support, do not change the settings for this program. Certain
changes might make your computer work incorrectly.
Viewing the System Setup Screens
1
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2
When the Dell™ logo appears, press
HINT: Your operating
system may automatically
configure most of the
options available in the
system setup program,
thus overriding options
that you set through the
system setup program.
(An exception is the
External Hot Key option,
which you can disable or
enable only through the
system setup program.)
For more information on
configuring features for
your operating system, see
your Microsoft® Windows
Help and Support Center.
immediately.
Windows®
If you wait too long and the
logo appears, continue to wait
until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer
(see page 42) and try again.
Depending on your computer, you may also be able to enter the system
setup program by pressing
at any time while the computer is
running.
System Setup Screens
The system setup screens display the current setup information and settings
for your computer. Each screen is laid out with the system setup options
listed at the left. To the right of each option is a field that displays the
setting or value for that option. You can change settings that appear as
white type on the screen. Options or values that you cannot change
(because they are determined by the computer) appear less bright.
HINT: To see information
about a specific item on a
system setup screen,
highlight the item and
refer to the Help area on
the screen.
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A box in the upper-right corner of the screen displays help information for
the currently highlighted option; a box in the lower-right corner displays
information about the computer. System setup key functions are listed
across the bottom of the screen.
The screens display such information as:
•
System configuration
•
Boot (start-up) configuration and docking device configuration
settings
•
Basic device configuration settings
•
Battery charge status
•
Power management settings
•
System security and hard drive password settings
Commonly Used Options
Changing the Boot Sequence
HINT: Certain options
require that you reboot
the computer for new
settings to take effect.
The boot sequence, or boot order, tells the computer where to look to find the
software needed to start the operating system. You can control the boot
sequence using the Boot Order page of the system setup program.
The Boot Order page displays a general list of the bootable devices that may
be installed in your computer, including but not limited to the following:
•
Diskette Drive
•
Modular bay HDD
•
Internal HDD
•
CD/DVD/CD-RW drive
During the boot routine, the computer starts at the top of the list and scans
each enabled device for the operating system start-up files. When the
computer finds the files, it stops searching and starts the operating system.
To control the boot sequence, you can select (highlight) devices using the
the
and
order in the list.
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•
To enable or disable a device, highlight the item and press
. Enabled items appear as white and display a small
triangle to the left; disabled items appear blue or dimmed without a
triangle.
•
To reorder a device in the list, highlight the device and then press
or
or down.
(not case-sensitive) to move the highlighted device up
Boot sequence changes take effect as soon as you save the changes and exit
the system setup program.
Changing Printer Modes
Set the Parallel Mode option according to the type of printer or device
connected to the parallel connector. To determine the correct mode to use,
see the documentation that came with the device.
Setting Parallel Mode to Disabled disables the parallel port and the port’s
LPT address, freeing its interrupt for another device to use.
Changing COM Ports
Serial Port allows you to map the serial port COM address or disable the
serial port and its address, freeing that interrupt for another device to use.
Dell Technical Support Policy
(U.S. Only)
Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and
participation of the customer in the troubleshooting process and provides
for restoration of the operating system, application software, and hardware
drivers to the original default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as
the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dellinstalled hardware. In addition to this technician-assisted technical support,
online technical support is available through Dell Support at
support.dell.com. Additional technical support options may be available for
purchase.
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Dell provides limited technical support for the computer and any “Dellinstalled” software and peripherals1. Support for third-party software and
peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer, including those
purchased and/or installed through Dell Software and Peripherals
(DellWare™), Readyware, and Custom Factory Integration (DellPlus™)2.
1
Repair services are provided pursuant to the terms and conditions of your limited
warranty and any optional support service contract purchased with the
computer.
2
All Dell-standard components included in a Custom Factory Integration (CFI)
project are covered by the standard Dell limited warranty for your computer.
However, Dell also extends a parts replacement program to cover all
nonstandard, third-party hardware components integrated through CFI for the
duration of the computer’s service contract.
Definition of “Dell-Installed” Software and Peripherals
Dell-installed software includes the operating system and some of the
application software that is preinstalled on the computer during the
manufacturing process (Microsoft Office, Norton Antivirus, and so on).
Dell-installed peripherals include any internal expansion cards, or Dellbranded module bay or PC Card accessories. In addition, any Dell-branded
monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, microphones for telephonic modems,
docking stations/port replicators, networking products, and all associated
cabling are included.
Definition of “Third-Party” Software and Peripherals
Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or
application software sold by Dell not under the Dell brand (printers,
scanners, cameras, games, and so on). Support for all third-party software
and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer of the product.
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Returning Items for Warranty Repair
or Credit
Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows:
1
Call Dell to obtain an authorization number, and write it clearly and
prominently on the outside of the box.
For the telephone number to call, see "Contacting Dell" on page 124.
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, software floppy disks, 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 (C.O.D.) packages are not accepted.
Returns that are missing any of the preceding requirements will be refused
at Dell’s receiving dock and returned to you.
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Contacting Dell
To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:
•
www.dell.com
•
support.dell.com (technical support)
•
premiersupport.dell.com (technical support for educational,
government, healthcare, and medium/large business customers,
including Premier, Platinum, and Gold customers)
For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country
section in the table below.
NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed.
When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone
numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance
in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international
operator.
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Anguilla
General Support
toll-free: 800-335-0031
Antigua and Barbuda
General Support
1-800-805-5924
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Website: www.dell.com.ar
International Access Code: 00
Tech Support and Customer Care
Country Code: 54
Sales
City Code: 11
Tech Support Fax
Customer Care Fax
Aruba
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toll-free: 0-800-444-0733
0-810-444-3355
11 4515 7139
11 4515 7138
toll-free: 800-1578
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Australia (Sydney)
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
International Access Code: 0011 E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
Country Code: 61
Home and Small Business
1-300-65-55-33
City Code: 2
Government and Business
toll-free: 1-800-633-559
Preferred Accounts Division (PAD)
toll-free: 1-800-060-889
Customer Care
toll-free: 1-800-819-339
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-385
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-312
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-818-341
Austria (Vienna)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 900
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Country Code: 43
Home/Small Business Sales
01 795 67602
City Code: 1
Home/Small Business Fax
01 795 67605
Home/Small Business Customer Care
01 795 67603
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care
Home/Small Business Technical Support
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support
Switchboard
0660 8056
01 795 67604
0660 8779
01 491 04 0
Bahamas
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6818
Barbados
General Support
1-800-534-3066
Belgium (Brussels)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 32
E-mail for French Speaking Customers:
support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 2
Technical Support
02 481 92 88
Customer Care
02 481 91 19
Home/Small Business Sales
toll-free: 0800 16884
Corporate Sales
02 481 91 00
Fax
02 481 92 99
Switchboard
02 481 91 00
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Bermuda
General Support
1-800-342-0671
Bolivia
General Support
toll-free: 800-10-0238
Brazil
Website: www.dell.com/br
International Access Code: 00
Customer Support, Technical Support
Country Code: 55
Tech Support Fax
51 481 5470
City Code: 51
Customer Care Fax
51 481 5480
Sales
0800 90 3355
0800 90 3390
British Virgin Islands
General Support
Brunei
Customer Technical Support (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4966
Country Code: 673
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
toll-free: 1-866-278-6820
604 633 4955
Canada (North York, Ontario)
Automated Order-Status System
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (automated technical support)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Customer Care (from outside Toronto)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5759
Customer Care (from within Toronto)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Sales (direct sales—from outside Toronto)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5752
Sales (direct sales—from within Toronto)
toll-free: 1-800-567-7542
Sales (major accounts)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5755
TechFax
toll-free: 1-800-950-1329
General Support
Chile (Santiago)
Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support
City Code: 2
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416 758-2200
Sales (federal government, education, and medical)
Cayman Islands
Country Code: 56
416 758-2400
Customer Technical Support
1-800-805-7541
toll-free: 1230-020-4823
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
China (Xiamen)
Tech Support website: support.ap.dell.com/china
Country Code: 86
Tech Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com
City Code: 592
Tech Support Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
818 1350
Home and Small Business Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2437
Corporate Accounts Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2333
Customer Experience
toll-free: 800 858 2060
Home and Small Business
toll-free: 800 858 2222
Preferred Accounts Division
toll-free: 800 858 2062
Large Corporate Accounts GCP
toll-free: 800 858 2055
Large Corporate Accounts Key Accounts
toll-free: 800 858 2628
Large Corporate Accounts North
toll-free: 800 858 2999
Large Corporate Accounts North Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2955
Large Corporate Accounts East
toll-free: 800 858 2020
Large Corporate Accounts East Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2669
Large Corporate Accounts Queue Team
toll-free: 800 858 2572
Large Corporate Accounts South
toll-free: 800 858 2355
Large Corporate Accounts West
toll-free: 800 858 2811
Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts
toll-free: 800 858 2621
Colombia
General Support
980-9-15-3978
Costa Rica
General Support
0800-012-0435
Czech Republic (Prague)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Country Code: 420
Technical Support
02 22 83 27 27
City Code: 2
Customer Care
02 22 83 27 11
Fax
02 22 83 27 14
TechFax
02 22 83 27 28
Switchboard
02 22 83 27 11
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
den_nbk_support@dell.com
Country Code: 45
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
den_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
7023 0182
Customer Care (Relational)
7023 0184
Home/Small Business Customer Care
3287 5505
Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1200
Fax Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5000
Fax Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5001
Dominica
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6821
Dominican Republic
General Support
1-800-148-0530
Ecuador
General Support
toll-free: 999-119
El Salvador
General Support
01-899-753-0777
Finland (Helsinki)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 990
E-mail: fin_support@dell.com
Country Code: 358
E-mail Support (servers):
Nordic_support@dell.com
City Code: 9
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Technical Support
09 253 313 60
Technical Support Fax
09 253 313 81
Relational Customer Care
09 253 313 38
Home/Small Business Customer Care
09 693 791 94
Fax
09 253 313 99
Switchboard
09 253 313 00
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
France (Paris) (Montpellier)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/
Country Code: 33
Home and Small Business
City Codes: (1) (4)
Technical Support
0825 387 270
Customer Care
0825 823 833
Switchboard
0825 004 700
Switchboard (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 00
Sales
0825 004 700
Fax
0825 004 701
Fax (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 01
Corporate
Technical Support
0825 004 719
Customer Care
0825 338 339
Switchboard
01 55 94 71 00
Sales
01 55 94 71 00
Fax
01 55 94 71 01
Germany (Langen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Country Code: 49
Technical Support
City Code: 6103
Home/Small Business Customer Care
06103 766-7200
0180-5-224400
Global Segment Customer Care
06103 766-9570
Preferred Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9420
Large Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9560
Public Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9555
Switchboard
06103 766-7000
Grenada
General Support
Guatemala
General Support
1-800-999-0136
Guyana
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Hong Kong
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
296 93188
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and
Dell Precision™)
296 93191
Country Code: 852
India
Customer Service (non-technical, post-sales issues)
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 96 4109
Large Corporate Accounts HK
toll-free: 800 96 4108
Large Corporate Accounts GCP HK
toll-free: 800 90 3708
Technical Support
1600 33 8045
Sales
1600 33 8044
Ireland (Cherrywood)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 16
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Country Code: 353
Ireland Technical Support
City Code: 1
U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only)
Home User Customer Care
Small Business Customer Care
U.K. Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Appendix
1850 543 543
0870 908 0800
01 204 4095
01 204 4444
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
01 204 4003
Ireland Sales
01 204 4444
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only)
130
800 93 8291
0870 907 4000
SalesFax
01 204 0144
Fax
01 204 5960
Switchboard
01 204 4444
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Italy (Milan)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/
Country Code: 39
Home and Small Business
City Code: 02
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 696 821 14
Fax
02 696 821 13
Switchboard
02 696 821 12
Corporate
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 577 825 55
Fax
02 575 035 30
Switchboard
Jamaica
General Support (dial from within Jamaica only)
02 577 821
1-800-682-3639
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Japan (Kawasaki)
Website: support.jp.dell.com
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (servers)
Country Code: 81
Technical Support outside of Japan (servers)
City Code: 44
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and
Inspiron)
Technical Support (Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™,
and Latitude™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision,
OptiPlex, and Latitude)
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
toll-free: 0120-1984-98
81-44-556-4162
toll-free: 0120-1982-26
81-44-520-1435
toll-free:0120-1984-33
81-44-556-3894
24-Hour Automated Order Service
044-556-3801
Customer Care
044-556-4240
Business Sales Division (up to 400 employees)
044-556-1465
Preferred Accounts Division Sales (over 400
employees)
044-556-3433
Large Corporate Accounts Sales (over 3500
employees)
044-556-3430
Public Sales (government agencies, educational
institutions, and medical institutions)
044-556-1469
Global Segment Japan
044-556-3469
Individual User
044-556-1760
Faxbox Service
044-556-3490
Switchboard
044-556-4300
Korea (Seoul)
Technical Support
toll-free: 080-200-3800
International Access Code: 001
Sales
toll-free: 080-200-3600
Country Code: 82
Customer Service (Seoul, Korea)
toll-free: 080-200-3800
City Code: 2
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
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Fax
2194-6202
Switchboard
2194-6000
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Latin America
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Customer Technical Support (Austin, Texas,
U.S.A.)
512 728-4093
Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3619
Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service)
(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3883
Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4397
SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4600
or 512 728-3772
Luxembourg
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Country Code: 352
Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium)
Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 88
toll-free: 080016884
Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 19
Fax (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 99
Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Macao
Technical Support
Country Code: 853
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0800 582
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0800 581
Malaysia (Penang)
Technical Support
toll-free: 1 800 888 298
International Access Code: 00
Customer Service
04 633 4949
Country Code: 60
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 202
City Code: 4
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 213
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Mexico
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Customer Technical Support
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 52
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Sales
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Customer Service
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Main
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Montserrat
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6822
Netherlands Antilles
General Support
001-800-882-1519
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/nl/nl/emaildell/
Country Code: 31
Technical Support
020 674 45 00
City Code: 20
Home/Small and Medium Business
020 674 55 00
Home/Small and Medium Business Fax
020 674 47 75
Home/Small and Medium Business Customer Care
020 674 42 00
Corporate
020 674 50 00
Corporate Fax
020 674 47 79
Corporate Customer Care
020 674 43 25
New Zealand
E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
Country Code: 64
Home and Small Business
0800 446 255
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
0800 441 566
Nicaragua
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001-800-220-1006
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Norway (Lysaker)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
Country Code: 47
nor_nbk_support@dell.com
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
nor_support@dell.com
E-mail Support (servers):
nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
671 16882
Relational Customer Care
671 17514
Home/Small Business Customer Care
23162298
Switchboard
671 16800
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Panama
General Support
001-800-507-0962
Peru
General Support
0800-50-669
Poland (Warsaw)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 011
E-mail: pl_support@dell.com
Country Code: 48
Customer Service Phone
57 95 700
City Code: 22
Customer Care
57 95 999
Sales
57 95 999
Customer Service Fax
57 95 806
Reception Desk Fax
57 95 998
Switchboard
57 95 999
Portugal
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support
Country Code: 35
Customer Care
Sales
800 834 077
800 300 415 or
800 834 075
800 300 410 or 800 300 411 or
800 300 412 or
121 422 07 10
Fax
121 424 01 12
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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
Puerto Rico
General Support
1-800-805-7545
St. Kitts and Nevis
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-441-4731
St. Lucia
General Support
1-800-882-1521
St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Singapore (Singapore)
Technical Support
International Access Code: 005
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 65
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 054
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 053
toll-free: 800 6011 051
604 633 4949
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code:
E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com
09/091
Technical Support
011 709 7710
Country Code: 27
Customer Care
011 709 7707
City Code: 11
Sales
011 709 7700
Fax
011 706 0495
Switchboard
011 709 7700
Southeast Asian and Pacific
Countries
Customer Technical Support, Customer Service,
and Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4810
Spain (Madrid)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
Country Code: 34
Home and Small Business
City Code: 91
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 540
Sales
902 118 541
Switchboard
902 118 541
Fax
902 118 539
Corporate
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902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 546
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swe_support@dell.com
Country Code: 46
E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron:
Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com
City Code: 8
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support for OptiPlex: Swe_kats@dell.com
E-mail Support for Servers:
Nordic_server_support@dell.com
Technical Support
08 590 05 199
Relational Customer Care
08 590 05 642
Home/Small Business Customer Care
08 587 70 527
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
Switzerland (Geneva)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: swisstech@dell.com
Country Code: 41
E-mail for French-speaking HSB and Corporate
Customers: support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 22
Technical Support (Home and Small Business)
0844 811 411
Technical Support (Corporate)
0844 822 844
Customer Care (Home and Small Business)
0848 802 202
Customer Care (Corporate)
0848 821 721
Fax
022 799 01 90
Switchboard
Taiwan
International Access Code: 002
Country Code: 886
20 140 14 44
Fax Technical Support
Technical Support (portable and desktop
computers)
022 799 01 01
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
Technical Support (servers)
toll-free: 0080 60 1256
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 228
or 0800 33 556
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 227
or 0800 33 555
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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
Thailand
Technical Support
International Access Code: 001
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 66
Sales
Trinidad/Tobago
General Support
1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos Islands
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
U.K. (Bracknell)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care website:
dell.co.uk/lca/customerservices
Country Code: 44
City Code: 1344
toll-free: 0880 060 07
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0880 060 09
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred
Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees])
0870 908 0500
Technical Support (direct/PAD and general)
0870 908 0800
Global Accounts Customer Care
01344 373 185
or 01344 373 186
Home and Small Business Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
0870 908 0500
Preferred Accounts (500–5000 employees)
Customer Care
01344 373 196
Central Government Customer Care
01344 373 193
Local Government & Education Customer Care
01344 373 199
Health Customer Care
01344 373 194
Home and Small Business Sales
0870 907 4000
Corporate/Public Sector Sales
Uruguay
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toll-free: 000-413-598-2521
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)
Automated Order-Status Service
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (portable and desktop computers)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Country Code: 1
Consumer (Home and Home Office)
Customer Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
toll-free: 1-800-624-9897
DellNet™ Service and Support
toll-free: 1-877-Dellnet
(1-877-335-5638)
Software Application Support
toll-free: 1-800-433-9005
Employee Purchase Program (EPP)
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
(Customer Service and Technical Support)
Financial Services website: www.dellfinancialservices.com
Financial Services (lease/loans)
toll-free: 1-877-577-3355
Financial Services (Dell Preferred Accounts [DPA])
toll-free: 1-800-283-2210
Business
Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-822-8965
Employee Purchase Program (EPP)
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
(Customer Service and Technical Support)
Public (government, education, and healthcare)
Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-456-3355
Employee Purchase Program (EPP)
toll-free: 1-800-234-1490
(Customer Service and Technical Support)
Dell Sales
toll-free: 1-800-289-3355
or toll-free: 1-800-879-3355
Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers)
toll-free: 1-888-798-7561
Software and Peripherals Sales
toll-free: 1-800-671-3355
Spare Parts Sales
toll-free: 1-800-357-3355
Extended Service and Warranty Sales
toll-free: 1-800-247-4618
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-727-8320
Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or
Speech-Impaired
toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY
(1-877-335-5889)
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.S. Virgin Islands
General Support
1-877-673-3355
Venezuela
General Support
8001-3605
Regulatory Notices
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is any signal or emission, radiated in
free space or conducted along power or signal leads, that endangers the
functioning of a radio navigation or other safety service or seriously
degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a licensed radio
communications service. Radio communications services include but are
not limited to AM/FM commercial broadcast, television, cellular services,
radar, air-traffic control, pager, and Personal Communication Services
(PCS). These licensed services, along with unintentional radiators such as
digital devices, including computers, contribute to the electromagnetic
environment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of items of electronic
equipment to function properly together in the electronic environment.
While this computer has been designed and determined to be compliant
with regulatory agency limits for EMI, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference with radio communications services, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient the receiving antenna.
•
Relocate the computer with respect to the receiver.
•
Move the computer away from the receiver.
•
Plug the computer into a different outlet so that the computer and the
receiver are on different branch circuits.
If necessary, consult a Dell Technical Support representative or an
experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
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Dell computers are designed, tested, and classified for their intended
electromagnetic environment. These electromagnetic environment
classifications generally refer to the following harmonized definitions:
•
Class A is typically for business or industrial environments.
•
Class B is typically for residential environments.
Information Technology Equipment (ITE), including devices, expansion
cards, printers, input/output (I/O) devices, monitors, and so on, that are
integrated into or connected to the computer should match the
electromagnetic environment classification of the computer.
A Notice About Shielded Signal Cables: Use only shielded cables for
connecting devices to any Dell device to reduce the possibility of
interference with radio communications services. Using shielded cables
ensures that you maintain the appropriate EMC classification for the
intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell.
If you prefer, you can order a cable from Dell on the World Wide Web at
accessories.us.dell.com/sna/category.asp?category_id=4117.
Most Dell computers are classified for Class B environments. However, the
inclusion of certain options can change the rating of some configurations to
Class A. To determine the electromagnetic classification for your computer
or device, refer to the following sections specific for each regulatory agency.
Each section provides country-specific EMC/EMI or product safety
information.
For additional regulatory information, see the Tell Me How help file that
accompanied your computer. To access the help file, see page 72.
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
The following information is provided on the device(s) described in this
document in compliance with the requirements of the official Mexican
standards (NOM):
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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.
Model number:
PP01X
Supply voltage:
100–240 VAC
Frequency:
50–60 Hz
Current Consumption:
1.5 A
Output voltage:
20 VDC
Output current:
4.5 A
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CE Mark Notice
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European
Union Directive 1999/5/EC.
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day (U.S. only), one-year,
two-year, three-year, or four-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty you purchased, see the Dell
invoice that accompanied your computer. The following sections describe the limited warranties and return policy
for the U.S., the limited warranties and return policy for Canada, and the manufacturer guarantee for Latin
America and the Caribbean.
Limited Warranty for the U.S.
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dellbranded hardware products, including Dell-branded monitors, keyboards, and pointing devices (mice).
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software
•
Non-Dell-branded products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
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External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
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Servicing not authorized by us
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Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
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Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
•
Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). DELL'S
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCITONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR
AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD
REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL
APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY OR FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LIABILTY FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR
LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE
SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
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SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we
repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of limited warranties, at its
discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers:
Technical Support
1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
1-800-624-9897
Individual Home Consumers who purchased through
an Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Home and Small Business Commercial Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-456-3355
Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customers,
Healthcare Customers, and Value Added Resellers
(VARs):
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Government and Education Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-234-1490
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: For the
first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dellbranded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not
able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return.
You must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure
the shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or
replacement products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in
the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the product
to you freight collect.
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If we determine that the product is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary, or personal information and removable
media such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary, or
personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years: For the remaining period of the limited warranty, we will replace any defective part
with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid
credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part
as long as you return the original part to us within thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do
not receive the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for
that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We will also include a prepaid shipping
container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your on-site service contract is with Dell, on-site service will be provided to you under the terms of the on-site
service agreement. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that
contract for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought.
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What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited
warranty is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most
expeditious way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY
(WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT, OR
FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE
CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach,
termination, or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this limited warranty (including, to the full
extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's advertising, or any related purchase
SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED
BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure then in effect (available via
the Internet at www.arb-forum.com/ or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration will be limited solely to
the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each
of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Information may be
obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405. This provision applies
only to individual home consumers and consumers who purchased through an employee purchase program. It does
not apply to small, medium, large, and global commercial customers or government, education, and healthcare
customers.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to Dell's website:
•
If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Consumer who purchased
through an employee purchase program, go to www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, please call your customer care representative or call 1-800-624-9897.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
We value our relationship with you and want to make sure that you're satisfied with your purchases. That's why we
offer a "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly
from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or
a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows:
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New Hardware Products and Accessories — All new hardware, accessories, parts, and unopened software
still in its sealed package, excluding the products listed below, may be returned within thirty days from the
invoice date. To return applications software or an operating system that has been installed by Dell, you
must return the entire computer. A different return policy applies to nondefective products purchased
through Dell's Software and Peripherals division by customers of our Small and Medium Business divisions.
Those products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date, but a fifteen percent (15%)
restocking fee will be deducted from any refund or credit. The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy and
Software and Peripherals division return policy are not available for Dell | EMC storage products, EMCbranded products, or enterprise software.
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Reconditioned or Refurbished Dell-Branded Hardware Products and Parts — All reconditioned or
refurbished Dell-branded server and storage products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice
date. All other reconditioned or refurbished Dell-branded hardware products and parts may be returned
within fourteen days of the invoice date.
To return products, e-mail or call Dell customer service to receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within
the return policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return
Authorization Number in order to return the product. See "Contacting Dell" on page 124 (or
www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer
assistance.
You must ship the products to Dell within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any
media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges,
and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your-our end-user customer's--Dell-branded
hardware products, including Dell-branded monitors, keyboards, and pointing devices (mice).
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, or the reloading of the software
•
Non-Dell branded products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
–
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
–
Servicing not authorized by us
–
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
–
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
•
Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR
MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS
SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, FOR THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD
REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN
THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY
OR OTHERWISE. SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OR
CONDITION LASTS. THEREFORE, THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
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WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILTY FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU
FOR DAMAGES, FOR PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST
SOFTWARE. OUR LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF SPECIAL, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we
repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and availability of limited warranties,
at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty terms in place at the time of purchase
will apply to your purchase).
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers; Home Office and Small
Business Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-847-4096
Medium, Large, and Global Commercial Customers;
Government, Education, and Healthcare Customers;
and Value Added Resellers (VARs):
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463
Government or Education Customers, or Individual
Home Consumers who purchased through an
Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463 (Extension 8221 for Individual
Consumers)
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the first year of all limited warranties: During the first year of all limited warranties, we will repair any
Dell-branded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are
not able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
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When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return.
You must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure
the shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or
replacement products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in
Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the product to you freight collect.
If we determine that the problem is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary or personal information, removable
media, such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or
personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years following the first year of all limited warranties: We will replace any defective part
with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid
credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part
as long as you return the original part to us within thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do
not receive the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for
that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect.
We will also include a prepaid shipping container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced
part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased an on-site service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please
refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service. Dell's service contracts can be found online at
www.dell.ca or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-847-4096. If you purchased through us a service contract with
one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that contract (mailed to you with your invoice) for details
on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products.
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What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited
warranty is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most
expeditious way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY
(WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT OR
FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE
CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach,
termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this limited warranty (including, to the full
extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's advertising, or any related purchase
SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED
BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure then in effect (available via
the Internet at www.arb-forum.com/, or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration will be limited solely to
the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each
of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Information may be
obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to our website:
•
If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_016_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Home Office, Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_016_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Home Consumer who
purchased through an Employee Purchase Program, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_016_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, please call Dell at 1-800-326-9463.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to
30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer
who bought reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the
date of invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. In either case, the refund or credit will not
include any shipping and handling charges shown on your invoice and will be subject to a fifteen percent (15%)
restocking fee, unless otherwise prohibited by law. If you are an organization that bought the products under a
written agreement with Dell, the agreement may contain different terms for the return of products than specified
by this policy.
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To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return
Authorization Number. To expedite the process of your refund or credit, Dell expects you to return the products to
Dell in their original packaging within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also prepay shipping charges and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage
during shipment. You may return software for a refund or credit only if the sealed package containing the floppy
disk(s) or CD(s) is unopened. Returned products must be in as-new condition, and all of the manuals, floppy
disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product must be returned with it. For customers who
want to return, for refund or credit only, either application or operating system software that has been installed by
Dell, the whole system must be returned, along with any media and documentation that may have been included
in the original shipment.
The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy does not apply to Dell | EMC storage products. It also does not apply to
products purchased through Dell's Software and Peripherals division. For those products, please instead refer to
Dell's Software and Peripheral's then-current return policy (see the following section, "Dell Software and
Peripherals").
Dell Software and Peripherals
Third-Party Software and Peripherals Products
Similar to other resellers of software and peripherals, Dell does not warrant third-party products. Third-party
software and peripheral products are covered by the warranties provided by the original manufacturer or publisher
only. Third party manufacturer warranties vary from product to product. Consult your product documentation for
specific warranty information. More information may also be available from the manufacturer or publisher.
While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that
all of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or
guarantee all of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today. If you have
questions about compatibility, we recommend and encourage you to contact the third-party software and
peripheral product manufacturer or publisher directly.
Dell-Branded Peripheral Products
Dell does provide a limited warranty for new Dell-branded peripheral products (products for which Dell is listed as
the manufacturer) such as monitors, batteries, memory, docking stations, and projectors). To determine which
limited warranty applies to the product you purchased, see the Dell invoice and/or the product documentation
that accompanied your product. Descriptions of Dell's limited warranties are described in preceding sections.
Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought Dell Software and Peripherals products directly from a Dell company,
you may return Dell Software and Peripherals products that are in as-new condition to Dell up to 30 days from the
date of invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not include any shipping
and handling charges shown on your invoice; you are responsible for those.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return
Authorization Number. You must ship the Dell Software and Peripherals products back to Dell in their original
manufacturer's packaging (which must be in as-new condition), prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment
or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
To qualify for refund or replacement, returned products must be in as-new condition, software products must be
unopened, and all of the manuals, floppy disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product
must be returned with it.
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One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the
Caribbean Only)
Guarantee
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") warrants to the end user in accordance with the following provisions that its
branded hardware products, purchased by the end user from a Dell company or an authorized Dell distributor in
Latin America or the Caribbean, will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and design affecting normal
use, for a period of one year from the original purchase date. Products for which proper claims are made will, at
Dell’s option, be repaired or replaced at Dell’s expense. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell
uses new and reconditioned parts made by various manufacturers in performing repairs and building replacement
products.
Exclusions
This Guarantee does not apply to defects resulting from: improper or inadequate installation, use, or maintenance;
actions or modifications by unauthorized third parties or the end user; accidental or willful damage; or normal wear
and tear.
Making a Claim
Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee
period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating name and address of the seller, date of
purchase, model and serial number, name and address of the customer, and details of symptoms and configuration
at the time of malfunction, including peripherals and software used. Otherwise, Dell may refuse the guarantee
claim. Upon diagnosis of a warranted defect, Dell will make arrangements and pay for ground freight and insurance
to and from Dell’s repair/replacement center. The end user must ensure that the defective product is available for
collection properly packed in original or equally protective packaging together with the details listed above and the
return number provided to the end user by Dell.
Limitation and Statutory Rights
Dell makes no other warranty, guarantee or like statement other than as explicitly stated above, and this Guarantee
is given in place of all other guarantees whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the absence of
applicable legislation, this Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its
affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect
or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
This Guarantee does not impair or affect mandatory statutory rights of the end user against and/or any rights
resulting from other contracts concluded by the end user with Dell and/or any other seller.
Dell World Trade LP
One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682, USA
Dell Computadores do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 72.381.189/0001-10)/
Dell Commercial do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 03 405 822/0001-40)
Avenida Industrial Belgraf, 400
92990-000 - Eldorado do Sul – RS - Brasil
Dell Computer de Chile Ltda
Coyancura 2283, Piso 3- Of.302,
Providencia, Santiago - Chile
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Dell Computer de Colombia Corporation
Carrera 7 #115-33 Oficina 603
Bogota, Colombia
Dell Computer de Mexico SA de CV
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
Intel® Warranty Statement for Pentium® and Celeron® Processors Only (U.S.
and Canada Only)
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D
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battery, 72
damaged computer
testing, 91
hard drive
preventing damage, 109
replacing, 108
returning to Dell, 110
BIOS, 119
Dell support policy, 121
C
CD-RW drive
blank discs, 40
copying CDs, 39
Easy CD Creator Basic, 40
fixing problems, 86
characters
unexpected, 82
computer
crashes, 89
error messages, 74
specifications, 112
turning off, 42
conflicts
resolving software and
hardware
incompatibilities, 95
docking device, 65
Dolby headphone
setting up, 64
drivers
about, 92
device driver rollback, 93
reinstalling, 93
drives
fixing problems, 83
replacing, 108
E
e-mail
fixing problems, 90
I
infrared sensor
enabling, 51
Internet connection
about, 37
fixing problems, 79
options, 37
setting up, 38
IRQ conflicts, 95
error messages
start-up, 74
K
F
keyboard
fixing problems, 82
unexpected characters, 82
contact numbers, 124
crashes, 89
help file
accessing, 72
finding solutions, 70
floppy drive
fixing problems, 83
Keyboard
shortcuts, 47
Keypad
numeric, 46
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M
memory
adding, 105
removing, 106
messages
start-up, 74
programs
crashes, 89
fixing problems, 89
not responding, 89
R
RAM. See memory
N
network
fixing problems, 87
setting up the docking
device, 65
reinstalling
drivers, 93
ResourceCD, 93
S
safety instructions, 9
health considerations, 16
P
palm rest, 104
PC Cards
fixing problems, 86
power
fixing problems, 72
protection devices, 65
turning off, 42
printer
cable, 34
connecting, 34
parallel, 34
setting up, 34
USB, 35
settings
system setup program, 119
shutdown, 42
software
fixing problems, 89
reinstalling software, 93
specifications, 112
System Restore, 96
system setup program, 119
T
Tell Me How help file
accessing, 72
Touch pad, 49
Touch pad and track stick
customizing, 50
troubleshooting
about, 70
blue screen, 89
cannot save to floppy disk, 83
CD-RW drive stops
writing, 86
drive problems, 83
dropped or damaged
computer, 91
e-mail problems, 90
error messages, 87
external keyboard
problems, 82
hardware and software
incompatibilities, 95
modem and Internet
connection problems, 79
network problems, 87
PC Card problems, 86
power problems, 72
printer problems, 78
program crash, 89
program stopped
responding, 89
scanner problems, 80
sound and speaker
problems, 77
start-up error messages, 74
touch pad or mouse
problems, 81
unexpected characters, 82
video and display problems, 75
wet computer, 90
turning off the computer, 42
TV
connecting, 52
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W
warranty, 145
wet computer, 90
Windows XP
device driver rollback, 93
help, 72
reinstalling, 99
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