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Vostro 15-5568

Owner's Manual

Regulatory Model: P62F

Regulatory Type: P62F001

Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2016 - 09

Rev. A00

Contents

1 Working on your computer............................................................................................................................. 7

Safety instructions............................................................................................................................................................. 7

Before working inside your computer.............................................................................................................................. 7

Turning off your computer................................................................................................................................................ 8

After working inside your computer.................................................................................................................................8

2 Product overview...........................................................................................................................................9

Front view........................................................................................................................................................................... 9

Left view............................................................................................................................................................................ 10

Right view..........................................................................................................................................................................10

Top view..............................................................................................................................................................................11

3 Removing and installing components............................................................................................................12

Recommended tools.........................................................................................................................................................12

Removing the back cover................................................................................................................................................12

Installing the back cover.................................................................................................................................................. 13

Removing the battery module.........................................................................................................................................13

Installing the battery.........................................................................................................................................................14

Removing the battery cable............................................................................................................................................ 14

Installing the battery cable...............................................................................................................................................15

Removing the solid state drive (SSD) bracket..............................................................................................................15

Installing the solid state drive (SSD) ............................................................................................................................. 16

Removing the hard drive..................................................................................................................................................16

Installing the hard drive.................................................................................................................................................... 17

Removing the hard drive bracket....................................................................................................................................17

Installing the hard drive bracket......................................................................................................................................18

Removing the hard drive cable....................................................................................................................................... 18

Installing the hard drive cable..........................................................................................................................................19

Removing the memory module.......................................................................................................................................19

Installing the memory module.........................................................................................................................................20

Removing the WLAN card..............................................................................................................................................20

Installing the WLAN card................................................................................................................................................. 21

Removing the touchpad...................................................................................................................................................21

Installing the touch pad................................................................................................................................................... 24

Removing the coin cell battery.......................................................................................................................................24

Installing the coin cell battery......................................................................................................................................... 25

Removing the Input/Output (I/O) board......................................................................................................................25

Installing the Input/Output (I/O) board........................................................................................................................ 26

Removing the fan.............................................................................................................................................................26

Installing the fan............................................................................................................................................................... 28

Removing the heatsink....................................................................................................................................................28

Installing the heatsink...................................................................................................................................................... 29

Removing the LED board................................................................................................................................................29

Contents 3

4

Installing the LED board.................................................................................................................................................. 30

Removing the speakers...................................................................................................................................................30

Installing the speakers..................................................................................................................................................... 32

Removing the system board...........................................................................................................................................32

Installing the system board............................................................................................................................................. 35

Removing the display assembly..................................................................................................................................... 35

Installing the display assembly........................................................................................................................................38

Removing the display bezel............................................................................................................................................ 38

Installing the display bezel...............................................................................................................................................39

Removing the display panel hinges................................................................................................................................39

Installing the display panel hinges.................................................................................................................................. 40

Removing the camera..................................................................................................................................................... 40

Installing the camera.........................................................................................................................................................41

Removing the display....................................................................................................................................................... 41

Installing the display ........................................................................................................................................................43

Removing the palmrest................................................................................................................................................... 43

Installing the palmrest......................................................................................................................................................44

Removing the power connector.....................................................................................................................................44

Installing the power connector.......................................................................................................................................45

4 Technology and components........................................................................................................................46

Power adapter..................................................................................................................................................................46

Processors........................................................................................................................................................................ 46

Identifying the processor in Windows 10 and Windows 8.......................................................................................... 46

Verifying the processor usage in Task Manager...........................................................................................................46

Verifying the processor usage in Resource Monitor.................................................................................................... 47

Chipsets.............................................................................................................................................................................47

Downloading the chipset driver......................................................................................................................................48

Identifying the chipset in Device Manager on Windows 10 and Windows 8............................................................ 48

Graphic options................................................................................................................................................................ 48

Downloading drivers........................................................................................................................................................ 49

Identifying the display adapter....................................................................................................................................... 49

Changing the screen resolution......................................................................................................................................49

Rotating the display......................................................................................................................................................... 49

Display options................................................................................................................................................................. 50

Adjusting brightness in Windows 10.............................................................................................................................. 50

Adjusting brightness in Windows 8................................................................................................................................50

Cleaning the display.........................................................................................................................................................50

Connecting to external display devices..........................................................................................................................51

Audio controller................................................................................................................................................................. 51

Downloading the audio driver....................................................................................................................................51

Identifying the audio controller in Windows 10........................................................................................................51

Changing the audio settings.....................................................................................................................................52

WLAN cards..................................................................................................................................................................... 52

Secure Boot screen options..................................................................................................................................... 52

Hard drive options............................................................................................................................................................52

Identifying the hard drive in Windows 10 and Windows 8.................................................................................... 52

Contents

Identifying the Hard Drive in the BIOS....................................................................................................................53

Camera features...............................................................................................................................................................53

Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 10..................................................................................53

Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 8................................................................................... 53

Starting the camera...................................................................................................................................................54

Starting the camera application............................................................................................................................... 54

Memory features............................................................................................................................................................. 55

Intel chipset drivers......................................................................................................................................................... 55

Intel HD Graphics drivers................................................................................................................................................ 56

Realtek HD audio drivers.................................................................................................................................................56

5 System Setup.............................................................................................................................................. 57

System Setup overview.................................................................................................................................................. 57

Boot Sequence.................................................................................................................................................................57

Navigation keys................................................................................................................................................................ 57

Updating the BIOS ..........................................................................................................................................................58

System Setup options..................................................................................................................................................... 58

6 Technical Specifications............................................................................................................................... 61

Physical Dimensions......................................................................................................................................................... 61

System information specifications..................................................................................................................................61

Processor specifications.................................................................................................................................................. 61

Memory specifications..................................................................................................................................................... 61

Audio specifications......................................................................................................................................................... 62

Video specifications.........................................................................................................................................................62

Communication specifications........................................................................................................................................62

Battery specifications......................................................................................................................................................62

Ports and connector specifications............................................................................................................................... 63

Display specifications.......................................................................................................................................................63

Touchpad specifications..................................................................................................................................................64

Keyboard specifications.................................................................................................................................................. 64

Adapter specifications.....................................................................................................................................................64

Environmental specifications.......................................................................................................................................... 64

7 System setup options.................................................................................................................................. 66

General screen options....................................................................................................................................................66

System Configuration screen options............................................................................................................................67

Video screen options....................................................................................................................................................... 68

Security screen options...................................................................................................................................................68

Secure Boot screen options............................................................................................................................................70

Performance screen options...........................................................................................................................................70

Power Management screen options...............................................................................................................................71

POST Behavior screen options.......................................................................................................................................72

Virtualization support screen options............................................................................................................................ 73

Wireless screen options...................................................................................................................................................73

Maintenance screen options...........................................................................................................................................74

System Log screen options.............................................................................................................................................74

Contents 5

8 Troubleshooting........................................................................................................................................... 75

Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) diagnostics...................................................................................75

LED error codes............................................................................................................................................................... 75

Battery status lights.........................................................................................................................................................76

9 Contacting Dell............................................................................................................................................ 77

Contacting Dell................................................................................................................................................................. 77

6 Contents

1

Working on your computer

Safety instructions

Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help to ensure your personal safety. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure included in this document assumes that the following conditions exist:

• You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.

• A component can be replaced or--if purchased separately--installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

WARNING: Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels. After you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels, and screws before connecting to the power source.

WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance

CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.

CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface, such as a connector on the back of the computer.

CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.

CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.

NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently than shown in this document.

Before working inside your computer

To avoid damaging your computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer.

1 Ensure that you follow the

Safety instructions

.

2 Ensure that your work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched.

3 Turn off your computer, see

Turning off your computer

.

CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.

4 Disconnect all the network cables from the computer.

5 Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from the electrical outlets.

6 Press and hold the power button while the computer is unplugged to ground the system board.

7 Remove the cover.

CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate static electricity, which could harm internal components.

Working on your computer 7

Turning off your computer

After working inside your computer

After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure you connect any external devices, cards, and cables before turning on your computer.

CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell computers.

1 Connect any external devices, such as a port replicator or media base, and replace any cards, such as an ExpressCard.

2 Connect any telephone or network cables to your computer.

CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.

3 Replace the battery.

4 Replace the base cover.

5 Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets.

6 Turn on your computer.

8 Working on your computer

Front view

2

Product overview

1 Digital-array microphone

2 Camera

3 Camera-status light

4 Digital-array microphone

5 Display

6 Power and battery status light/hard-drive activity light

Product overview 9

Left view

1 Power connector

2 Network connector

3 HDMI connector

4 USB 3.0 connector with PowerShare

5 USB 3.0 connector

6 Headset connector

Right view

1 Memory-card reader

2 USB 3.0 connector

3 USB 3.0 connector with PowerShare

4 VGA connector

5 Security cable slot

10 Product overview

Top view

1 Power button

2 Keyboard

3 Finger print reader

4 Palmrest

5 Touch pad

Product overview 11

3

Removing and installing components

This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your computer.

Recommended tools

The procedures in this document require the following tools:

• Phillips #0 screwdriver

• Phillips #1 screwdriver

• Hex screwdriver

• Small plastic scribe

Removing the back cover

1

Follow the procedures in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the screws that secure the back cover to the computer.

Figure 1.

3 To remove the cover:

12 Removing and installing components

a Using a scribe, pry the edges of the back cover from all sides [1].

b Lift the back cover from the computer [2].

Figure 2.

Installing the back cover

1 Align the back cover with the screw holes on the computer.

2 Tighten the screws to secure the base cover to the computer.

3

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the battery module

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2

Remove the back cover

.

3 To remove the battery: a Disconnect the battery cable from the connector on the system board [1].

b Remove the screws that secure the battery to the computer [2].

c Lift and remove the battery from the computer [3].

Removing and installing components 13

Figure 3.

Installing the battery

1 Insert the battery into the slot on the computer.

2 Install the screws that secure the battery to the computer.

3 Connect the battery cable to the connector on the system board.

4 Install the

back cover .

5

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the battery cable

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

3 Disconnect the battery cable from its connector on the battery.

14 Removing and installing components

Installing the battery cable

1 Connect the battery cable to the battery cable on the battery.

2 Install the: a

battery

b

back cover

3

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the solid state drive (SSD) bracket

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

3 To remove the SSD : a Remove the screws that secure the SSD [1] .

b Lift to remove the SSD from the computer [2].

Removing and installing components 15

Installing the solid state drive (SSD)

1 Insert the SSD into its slot on the computer.

2 Tighten the screws that secure the SSD .

3 Install the: a

battery

b

back cover

4

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the hard drive

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

3 To remove the hard drive: a Lift the tab to disconnect the hard drive cable from the connector on the system board [1] .

b Remove the screws that secure the hard drive to the computer [2].

c Lift the hard drive from the computer [3].

16 Removing and installing components

Installing the hard drive

1 Insert the hard drive assembly into its slot on the computer.

2 Tighten the screws that secure the hard drive to the computer

3 Connect the hard drive cable to the connector on the system board.

4 Install the: a

battery

b

back cover

5

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the hard drive bracket

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

hard drive

d

hard drive cable

3 To remove the hard drive bracket: a Remove the screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the hard drive [1].

b Lift and remove the hard drive bracket [2].

Removing and installing components 17

Installing the hard drive bracket

1 Place the hard drive bracket to align with the hard drive.

2 Install the screws that secure the hard drive bracket.

3 Install the: a

hard drive cable

b

hard drive

c

battery

d

back cover

4

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the hard drive cable

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

hard drive

3 Disconnect the hard drive cable from the connector on the hard drive.

18 Removing and installing components

Installing the hard drive cable

1 Connect the hard drive cable to the hard drive.

2 Install the: a

hard drive

b

battery

c

back cover

3

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the memory module

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

3 To remove the memory module: a Pull the retention clips from the memory module until it pops up. [1] b Remove the memory module from the connector on the system board. [2]

Removing and installing components 19

Installing the memory module

1 Insert the memory module into the memory module socket.

2 Press the memory module until it clicks into place.

3 Install the: a

battery

b

back cover

4

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the WLAN card

1

Follow the procedures in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

3 To remove the WLAN card: a Remove the screw that secures the WLAN card to the computer and lift the plastic tab [1] [2].

b Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN card [3].

c Remove the WLAN card from the slot on the system board [4].

20 Removing and installing components

Installing the WLAN card

1 Insert the WLAN card into the connector at a 45–degree angle.

2 Close the plastic cover over the WLAN card.

3 Tighten the screw to secure the WLAN card to the computer.

4 Connect the antenna cables to the connectors marked on the WLAN card.

5 Install the: a

battery

b

back cover

6

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the touchpad

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

3 To release the touchpad: a Peel away the adhesive tape [1].

b Disconnect the connector cables from the system board as indicated [2] [3] [4. ]

Removing and installing components 21

4 To remove the metal bracket above the touchpad: a Remove the screws that secure the metal bracket to the touchpad. [1] b Lift the metal bracket away from the touchpad. [2]

22 Removing and installing components

5 To remove the touchpad: a Remove the screws that secure the touchpad to the computer [1].

b Lift and remove the touchpad away from the computer [2].

Removing and installing components 23

Installing the touch pad

1 Align the touch pad assembly on the computer chassis.

2 Install the screws that secure the touch pad assembly.

3 Place the metal bracket over the touch pad assembly.

4 Install the screws that secure the metal bracket to the touch pad assembly.

5 Connect the touch pad cables to the connectors on the computer.

6 Affix the adhesive tape over the touch pad assembly.

7 Install the: a

WLAN card

b

battery

c

back cover

8

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the coin cell battery

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

3 To remove the coin cell battery: a Pry the coin cell battery upwards from its slot using a scribe [1] .

b Lift and remove the coin cell battery [2].

24 Removing and installing components

Installing the coin cell battery

1 Insert the coin cell battery into the slot on the computer.

2 Install the : a

battery

b

back cover

3

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the Input/Output (I/O) board

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

3 To remove the I/O board: a Disconnect the I/O board connector cable from the system board [1] [2] [3].

b Remove the screw that secures the I/O board to the system board [4].

c Lift and remove the I/O board from the computer [5].

Removing and installing components 25

Installing the Input/Output (I/O) board

1 Insert the I/O board into the slot on the computer chassis.

2 Install the screw that secures the I/O board to the computer.

3 Connect the I/O board cables to the system board.

4 Install the: a

WLAN card

b

battery

c

back cover

5

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the fan

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

3 To remove the fan: a Disconnect the I/O board and system board cables from the connectors on the system board [1] [2].

b Unroute the WLAN connector cables from the fan module [3].

26 Removing and installing components

4 To remove the fan: a Disconnect the fan connector cable from the system board [1].

b Remove the screws that secure the system fan to the system board [2].

c Lift and remove the system fan from the computer [3].

Removing and installing components 27

Installing the fan

1 Install the fan into the slot on the system board.

2 Tighten the screws to secure the fan module.

3 Connect the I/O board and system fan cable to the system board connectors.

4 Install the: a

WLAN card

b

battery

c

back cover

5

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the heatsink

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

system fan

3 To remove the heatsink: a Remove the screws that secure the heatsink module to the computer chassis.

28 Removing and installing components

NOTE: Loosen the screws in the order of the callout numbers [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. Except for screws [5,6,7] the rest of the screws are retention screws and cannot be fully removed b Remove the heatsink module from the slot on the system board [8].

Installing the heatsink

1 Place the heatsink module into its slot on the system board.

2 Tighten the screws to secure the heatsink module to the computer.

NOTE: Secure the screws in the order of the callout numbers [1, 2, 3, 4] as seen on the heatsink module. Tighten the rest of the screws.

3 Install the: a

system fan

b

battery

c

back cover

4

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the LED board

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

3 To remove the LED board: a Lift the tab to disconnect the LED board connector cables from the system board [1].

b Remove the screw that secures LED board to the computer chassis [2].

c Remove the LED board from the computer [3].

Removing and installing components 29

Installing the LED board

1 Place the LED module into its slot on the computer chassis.

2 Tighten the screw to secure the LED module to the computer chassis.

3 Connect the LED module cables to the computer chassis.

4 Install the: a

battery

b

back cover

5

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the speakers

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

3 To remove the speaker cables: a Disconnect the speaker connector cables from the system board and the LED board. [1] [2].

b Unroute the speaker cable from around the LED board [3].

30 Removing and installing components

4 To remove the speakers: a Unroute the cables along the routing channels.

b Lift and remove the speakers from the computer.

Removing and installing components 31

Installing the speakers

1 Insert the speakers into the slot on the computer chassis.

2 Route the speaker cable along the routing channel.

3 Connect the speaker cables to the connectors on the system board and the LED board.

4 Install the: a

battery

b

back cover

5

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the system board

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

d

SSD

e

memory

f

LED board

g

system fan

h

heat sink

i

display assembly

3 Lift the tab [1,2,3,4,6] to disconnect the cables [5] from their connectors on the system board.

32 Removing and installing components

4 To remove the system board cables: a Disconnect the display power supply cable [1].

b Lift the tab to disconnect the display connector cable [2].

Removing and installing components 33

5 To remove the system board: a Remove the screws that secure the system board to the computer chassis [1].

b Lift to remove the system board away from the computer [2].

34 Removing and installing components

Installing the system board

1 Align the system board into its slot on the computer chassis.

2 Install the screws that secure the system board to the computer.

3 Connect the power supply and display cables to their connectors.

4 Connect the following cables: a Display power supply cable b Display connector cable

5 Install the: a

display assembly

b

system fan

c

LED board

d

heat sink

e

memory

f

SSD

g

WLAN card

h

battery

i

back cover

6

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the display assembly

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

Removing and installing components 35

NOTE: If you have purchased the touch version of this computer, you will not be able to further disassemble the display.

Instead the entire display assembly needs to be replaced.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

3 To remove the display hinges: a Lift the tab to disconnect the display cables from the system board [1] .

b Lift the display cable latch [2] .

c Unroute the display cable from around the system fan [3] [4].

d Peel away the tape that attaches the display cable to the computer. [5]

4 Flip the computer base around to access the display panel.

36 Removing and installing components

5 To remove the display panel: a Place the computer on a flat surface as indicated.

b Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the computer chassis. [1] c Lift to remove the display panel. [2]

Removing and installing components 37

Installing the display assembly

1 Align the display assembly with the display hinges of the computer chassis.

2 Tighten the screws that secure the display hinges.

3 Connect the display cables to the connector on the system board.

4 Affix the tape to attach the display cable to the computer.

5 Route the display cables along the system fan module on the chassis.

6 Install the: a

WLAN card

b

battery

c

back cover

7

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the display bezel

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

LED board

d

WLAN card

e

system fan

38 Removing and installing components

f

display assembly

3 To remove the display bezel: a Lift the corners of the bezel with a plastic scribe to remove it .

Installing the display bezel

1 Place the display bezel on the display panel and press along the edges until it clicks in place.

2 Install the: a

display assembly

b

WLAN card

c

system fan

d

LED board

e

battery

f

back cover

3

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the display panel hinges

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

d

LED board

e

system fan

f

display assembly

g

display bezel

3 To remove the display panel hinges:

Removing and installing components 39

a Remove the screws that secure the display panel hinges [1].

b Lift and remove the display panel hinges from the computer [2].

Installing the display panel hinges

1 Install the display panel hinges on the display assembly.

2 Install the screws that secure the display panel hinges.

3 Install the: a

display bezel

b

display assembly

c

system fan

d

LED board

e

WLAN card

f

battery

g

back cover

4

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the camera

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the : a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

d

LED board

e

system fan

f

display assembly

40 Removing and installing components

g

display bezel

3 To remove the camera: a Disconnect the camera connector cable. [1] b Lift to remove the camera from the computer. [2]

Installing the camera

1 Align the camera to its slot on the display panel.

2 Connect the camera cable to its connector on the display panel.

3 Install the: a

display bezel

b

display assembly

c

system fan

d

LED board

e

WLAN card

f

battery

g

back cover

4

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the display

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

d

LED board

e

system fan

Removing and installing components 41

f

display assembly

g

display bezel

h

display hinges

3 To remove the display : a Remove the screws that secure the display [1].

b Lift the display panel and turn it over [2].

4 To remove the display: a Peel away the adhesive tape above the display connector [1].

b Disconnect the display connector and remove the display from the display panel [2] [3].

42 Removing and installing components

Installing the display

1 Connect the display connector cable to its connector on the display panel.

2 Affix the adhesive tape over the connector.

3 Flip the display around and align it along the edges of the display panel.

4 Install the screws that secure the display to the display panel.

5 Install the: a

display hinges

b

display bezel

c

display assembly

d

system fan

e

LED board

f

WLAN card

g

battery

h

back cover

6

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the palmrest

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

d

LED board

e

system fan

f

display assembly

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g

SSD

h

memory

i

heat sink

j

system board

3 The palmrest can be removed after all other components have been disassembled.

Installing the palmrest

1 Align the palmrest into its slot on the computer chassis.

2 Install the: a

system board

b

display assembly

c

system fan

d

LED board

e

SSD

f

heat sink

g

memory

h

WLAN card

i

battery

j

back cover

3

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

Removing the power connector

1

Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer

.

2 Remove the: a

back cover

b

battery

c

WLAN card

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d

LED board

e

system fan

f

display assembly

g

SSD

h

memory

i

heat sink

j

system board

3 To remove the power connector: a Lift the power connector cable from its routing channel. [1] b Lift to remove the power connector from the computer. [2]

Installing the power connector

1 Align the power connector into its slot on the computer chassis.

2 Install the: a

system board

b

display assembly

c

system fan

d

LED board

e

SSD

f

heat sink

g

memory

h

WLAN card

i

battery

j

back cover

3

Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer

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Power adapter

This laptop is offered with the 45 W power adapter. This adapter uses a USB C connector.

WARNING: When you disconnect the power adapter cable from the laptop, grasp the connector, not the cable itself, and then pull firmly but gently to avoid damaging the cable.

WARNING: The power 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.

Processors

This laptop is shipped with the following processors:

• 7th generation Intel Core i3

• 7th generation Intel Core i5

• 7th generation Intel Core i7

NOTE: The clock speed and performance varies depending on the workload and other variables.

Identifying the processor in Windows 10 and Windows

8

1 Tap Search the Web and Windows.

2 Type Device Manager.

3 Tap Processor.

The basic information of the processor is displayed.

Verifying the processor usage in Task Manager

1 Press and hold the taskbar.

2 Select Start Task Manager.

The Windows Task Manager window is displayed.

3 Click the Performance tab in the Windows Task Manager window.

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The processor performance details are displayed.

Verifying the processor usage in Resource Monitor

1 Press and hold the taskbar.

2 Select Start Task Manager.

The Windows Task Manager window is displayed.

3 Click the Performance tab in the Windows Task Manager window.

The processor performance details are displayed.

4 Click Open Resource Monitor.

Chipsets

All laptop communicate with the CPU through the chipset. This laptop is shipped with the Intel 100 Series chipset.

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Downloading the chipset driver

1 Turn on the laptop.

2 Go to Dell.com/support.

3 Click Product Support, enter the Service Tag of your laptop, and then click Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the autodetect feature or manually browse for your laptop model.

4 Click Drivers and Downloads.

5 Select the operating system installed on your laptop.

6 Scroll down the page, expand Chipset, and select your chipset driver.

7 Click Download File to download the latest version of the chipset driver for your laptop.

8 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the driver file.

9 Double-click the chipset driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

Identifying the chipset in Device Manager on Windows

10 and Windows 8

1 Click All Settings on the Windows 10 Charms Bar.

2 From the Control Panel, select Device Manager.

3 Expand System Devices and search for the chipset.

Graphic options

This laptop is shipped with the Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics chipset.

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Downloading drivers

1 Turn on the laptop.

2 Go to Dell.com/support.

3 Click Product Support, enter the Service Tag of your laptop, and then click Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto detect feature or manually browse for your laptop model.

4 Click Drivers and Downloads.

5 Select the operating system installed on your laptop.

6 Scroll down the page and select the graphic driver to install.

7 Click Download File to download the graphic driver for your laptop.

8 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the graphic driver file.

9 Double-click the graphic driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

Identifying the display adapter

1 Start the Search Charm and select Settings.

2 Type Device Manager in the search box and tap Device Manager from the left pane.

3 Expand Display adapters.

The display adapters are displayed.

Changing the screen resolution

1 Press and hold the desktop screen and select Display Settings.

2 Tap or click Advanced display settings.

3 Select the required resolution from the drop-down list and tap Apply.

Rotating the display

1 Press and hold on the desktop screen.

A sub menu is displayed.

2 Select Graphic Options > Rotation and choose on of the following:

• Rotate to Normal

• Rotate to 90 Degrees

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• Rotate to 180 Degrees

• Rotate to 270 Degrees

NOTE: The Display can also be rotated using the following key combinations:

• Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow key (Rotate to normal)

• Right arrow key (Rotate 90 degrees)

• Down arrow key (Rotate 180 degrees)

• Left arrow key (Rotate 270 degrees)

Display options

This laptop has 14– inch HD with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution (maximum).

This laptop has 14– inch HD with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution (maximum) and FHD with 1920 x 1080 resolution (maximum).

Adjusting brightness in Windows 10

To enable or disable automatic screen brightness adjustment:

1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.

2 Tap or click All Settings → System → Display.

3 Use the Adjust my screen brightness automatically slider to enable or disable automatic-brightness adjustment.

NOTE: You can also use the Brightness level slider to adjust the brightness manually.

Adjusting brightness in Windows 8

To enable or disable automatic screen brightness adjustment:

1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Charms menu.

2 Tap or click Settings → Change PC Settings → PC and devices→ Power and sleep.

3 Use the Adjust my screen brightness automatically slider to enable or disable automatic-brightness adjustment.

Cleaning the display

1 Check for any smudges or areas that has to be cleaned.

2 Use a microfiber cloth to remove any obvious dust and gently brush off any dirt particles.

3 Proper cleaning kits should be used to clean and keep your display in a crisp clear pristine condition.

NOTE: Never spray any cleaning solutions directly on the screen; spray it to the cleaning cloth.

4 Gently wipe the screen in a circular motion. Do not press hard on the cloth.

NOTE: Do not press hard or touch the screen with your fingers or you may leave oily prints and smears.

NOTE: Do not leave any liquid on the screen.

5 Remove all excess moisture as it may damage your screen.

6 Let the display dry thoroughly before you turn it on.

7 For stains that are hard to remove, repeat this procedure till the display is clean.

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Connecting to external display devices

Follow these steps to connect your laptop to an external display device:

1 Ensure that the projector is turned on and plug the projector cable into a video port on your laptop.

2 Press the Windows logo+P key.

3 Select one of the following modes:

• PC screen only

• Duplicate

• Extend

• Second Screen only

NOTE: For more information, see the document that shipped with your display device.

Audio controller

This laptop ships with integrated Realtek ALC3266–CG Waves MaxxAudio Pro controller. It is a High Definition audio codec designed for

Windows desktop and laptops.

Downloading the audio driver

1 Turn on the laptop.

2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product Support, enter the Service Tag of your laptop and click Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the autodetect feature or manually browse for your laptop model.

4 Click Drivers and Downloads.

5 Select the operating system installed on your laptop.

6 Scroll down the page and expand Audio.

7 Select the audio driver.

8 Click Download File to download the latest version of the audio driver for your laptop.

9 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the audio driver file.

10 Double-click the audio driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

Identifying the audio controller in Windows 10

1 Start the Search Charm and select All Settings .

2 Type Device Manager in the search box and select Device Manager from the left pane.

3 Expand Sound, video and game controllers.

The audio controller is displayed.

Table 1. Identifying the audio controller in Windows 10

Before installation After installation

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Changing the audio settings

1 Start the Search Charm and type Dell Audio in the search box.

2 Start the Dell Audio utility from the left pane.

WLAN cards

This laptop supports the Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260 WLAN card.

Secure Boot screen options

Option Description

Secure Boot Enable This option enables or disables the Secure Boot feature.

• Disabled

• Enabled

Default setting: Enabled.

Expert Key

Management

Allows you to manipulate the security key databases only if the system is in Custom Mode. The Enable Custom

Mode option is disabled by default. The options are:

• PK

• KEK

• db

• dbx

If you enable the Custom Mode, the relevant options for PK, KEK, db, and dbx appear. The options are:

• Save to File—Saves the key to a user-selected file

• Replace from File—Replaces the current key with a key from a user-selected file

• Append from File—Adds a key to the current database from a user-selected file

• Delete—Deletes the selected key

• Reset All Keys—Resets to default setting

• Delete All Keys—Deletes all the keys

NOTE: If you disable the Custom Mode, all the changes made will be erased and the keys will restore to default settings.

Hard drive options

This laptop supports M.2 SATA drives.

Identifying the hard drive in Windows 10 and Windows 8

1 Tap or click All Settings on the Windows 10 Charms Bar.

2 Tap or click Control Panel, select Device Manager , and expand Disk drives.

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The hard drive is listed under Disk drives.

Identifying the Hard Drive in the BIOS

1 Turn on or restart your laptop.

2 When the Dell logo appears, perform one of the following actions to enter the BIOS setup program:

• With keyboard — Tap F2 until the Entering BIOS setup message appears. To enter the Boot selection menu, tap F12.

• Without keyboard — When the F12 boot selection menu is displayed, press the Volume Down button to enter BIOS setup. To enter the Boot selection menu, press the Volume Up button.

Hard drive is listed under the System Information under the General group.

Camera features

This laptop comes with front-facing camera with the image resolution of 1280 x 720 (maximum).

This laptop also has a back-facing camera.

NOTE: The camera is at the top center of the LCD.

Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 10

1 In the Search box, type device manager, and tap to start it.

2 Under Device Manager, expand Imaging devices.

Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 8

1 Start the Charms Bar from the desktop interface.

2 Select Control Panel.

3 Select Device Manager and expand Imaging devices.

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Starting the camera

To start the camera, open an application that uses the camera. For instance, if you tap the Dell webcam central software or the Skype software that is shipped with the laptop, the camera turns on. Similarly, if you are chatting on the internet and the application requests to access the webcam, the webcam turns on.

Starting the camera application

1 Tap or click the Windows button and select All apps.

2 Select Camera from the apps list.

3 If the Camera App is not available in the apps list, search for it.

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Memory features

In this laptop, the memory (RAM) is not part of the system board. This laptop supports 2–16 GB DDR4 memory, up to 2133 MHz.

The laptop has two SoDIMM slots and supports 2–32 GB DDR4 SDRAM memory, up to 2133 MHz.

NOTE: Since memory is not part of the system board, it cannot be upgraded as a separate module. If the technical support determines that the memory is the cause of an issue, replace the system board.

Intel chipset drivers

Verify if the Intel chipset drivers are already installed in the laptop.

Table 2. Intel chipset drivers

Before installation After installation

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Intel HD Graphics drivers

Verify if the Intel HD Graphics drivers are already installed in the laptop.

Table 3. Intel HD Graphics drivers

Before installation After installation

Realtek HD audio drivers

Verify if the Realtek audio drivers are already installed in the laptop.

Table 4. Realtek HD audio drivers

Before installation After installation

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5

System Setup

Topics:

System Setup overview

Boot Sequence

Navigation keys

Updating the BIOS

System Setup options

System Setup overview

System Setup allows you to:

• Change the system configuration information after you add, change, or remove any hardware in your computer.

• Set or change a user-selectable option such as the user password.

• Read the current amount of memory or set the type of hard drive installed.

• Check battery health.

Before you use System Setup, it is recommended that you write down the System Setup screen information for future reference.

CAUTION: Unless you are an expert computer user, do not change the settings for this program. Certain changes can cause your computer to work incorrectly.

Boot Sequence

Boot Sequence allows you to bypass the System Setup‐defined boot device order and boot directly to a specific device (for example: hard drive). During the Power-on Self Test (POST), when the Dell logo appears, you can:

• Access System Setup by pressing F2 key

• Bring up the one-time boot menu by pressing F12 key

The one-time boot menu displays the devices that you can boot from including the diagnostic option. The boot menu options are:

• Removable Drive (if available)

• STXXXX Drive

NOTE: XXX denotes the SATA drive number.

• Optical Drive

• Diagnostics

NOTE: Choosing Diagnostics, will display the ePSA diagnostics screen.

The boot sequence screen also displays the option to access the System Setup screen.

Navigation keys

NOTE: For most of the System Setup options, changes that you make are recorded but do not take effect until you restart the system.

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Keys

Up arrow

Down arrow

Enter

Spacebar

Tab

Navigation

Moves to the previous field.

Moves to the next field.

Selects a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.

Expands or collapses a drop‐down list, if applicable.

Moves to the next focus area.

NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.

Esc Moves to the previous page until you view the main screen. Pressing Esc in the main screen displays a message that prompts you to save any unsaved changes and restarts the system.

Displays the System Setup help file.

F1

Updating the BIOS

It is recommended to update your BIOS (System Setup), on replacing the system board or if an update is available. For laptops, ensure that your computer battery is fully charged and connected to a power outlet

1 Restart the computer.

2 Go to Dell.com/support.

3 Enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code and click Submit.

NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag?

NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect My Product. Proceed with the instructions on screen.

4 If you are unable to locate or find the Service Tag, click the Product Category of your computer.

5 Choose the Product Type from the list.

6 Select your computer model and the Product Support page of your computer appears.

7 Click Get drivers and click View All Drivers.

The Drivers and Downloads page opens.

8 On the Drivers and Downloads screen, under the Operating System drop-down list, select BIOS.

9 Identify the latest BIOS file and click Download File.

You can also analyze which drivers need an update. To do this for your product, click Analyze System for Updates and follow the instructions on the screen.

10 Select your preferred download method in the Please select your download method below window, click Download File.

The File Download window appears.

11 Click Save to save the file on your computer.

12 Click Run to install the updated BIOS settings on your computer.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

NOTE: It is recommended not to update the BIOS version for more than 3 revisions. For example: If you want to update the BIOS from 1.0 to 7.0, then install version 4.0 first and then install version 7.0.

System Setup options

Table 5. Main

System Time

System Date

Re-sets the time on the computer's internal clock.

Re-sets the date on the computer's internal calendar.

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BIOS Version

Product Name

Service Tag

Asset Tag

CPU Type

CPU Speed

CPU ID

L1 Cache

L2 Cache

L3 Cache

Fixed HDD mSATA Device

System Memory

Extended Memory

Memory Speed

Table 6. Advanced

Intel SpeedStep

Virtualization

Integrated NIC

USB Emulation

USB Powershare

SATA Operation

Adapter Warnings

Function Key Behavior

Intel Smart Connect Technology

Intel Rapid Start Technology

Miscellaneous Devices

Battery Health

Table 7. Security

Set Asset Tag

Set Admin Password

Set System Password

Displays the BIOS revision.

Displays the product name and the model number.

Displays the service tag of your computer.

Displays the asset tag of your computer (if available).

Displays the type of processor.

Displays the speed of the processor.

Displays the processor ID.

Displays the processor L1 cache size.

Displays the processor L2 cache size.

Displays the processor L3 cache size.

Displays the model number and capacity of the hard drive.

Displays the model number and capacity of the optical drive.

Displays the memory in-built on the computer.

Displays the memory installed on the computer.

Displays the memory speed.

Enable or disable the Intel SpeedStep feature. Default: Enabled

Enable or disable the Intel Virtualization feature.

Default: Enabled

Enable or disable the power supply to the on– board network card.

Default: Enabled

Enable or disable the USB emulation feature.

Default: Enabled

Enable or disable the USB powershare feature.

Default: Enabled

Change the SATA controller mode to either

ATA or AHCI.

Default: AHCI

Enable or disable the Adapter Warnings.

Specifies the behavior of the function key

<Fn>.

Enable or disable Intel Smart Connect

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Default: Enable

Default: Function key

Default: Enable

Enable or disable Inter Rapid Start

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These fields let you enable or disable various on-board devices.

Deafult: Enable

Displays a message about the battery health.

This field displays your system's asset tag. If the asset tag is not already set, this field can be used to enter it.

Allows you to change or delete the administrator password.

Allows you to change or delete the system password.

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Set HDD Password

Password Change

Password Bypass

Allows you to set a password on the computer's internal hard drive (HDD).

Allows you to change the security password.

Allows you to bypass the system password and the internal HDD password prompts during a system restart/resume from hibernate state.

Table 8. Boot

Boot Priority Order

Windows Boot Manager

Secure Boot

Add Boot Option

Delete Boot Option

Specifies the order of different devices in which the computer will boot through at start up.

Allows windows to search for a hard drive with windows files and boot from it.

Species if the UEFI secure boot option is enabled or disabled.

Allows the user to add an additional boot device.

Allows the user to remove an existing boot device from the boot order.

Exit

This section allows you to save, discard, and load default settings before exiting from System Setup.

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Technical Specifications

Physical Dimensions

This topic provides the physical dimensions

Feature

Height

Specification

19.2 mm (0.75 inch)

Width

Depth

380 mm (14.96 inches)

252.5 mm (9.94 inches)

Weight (maximum) 2 Kg (4.40 lb)

System information specifications

Feature

DRAM bus width

Flash EPROM

PCIe 3.0 bus

Specification

64 bit

SPI 128 Mbits

8.0 GHz

Processor specifications

Feature

Types

Specification

• 7th generation Intel Core i3 Processor

• 7th generation Intel Core i5 Processor

• 7th generation Intel Core i7 Processor

Memory specifications

Feature Specification

Memory connector Two SODIMM slots

Memory capacity

Memory type

Speed

Minimum memory

32 GB

DDR4

2133 MHz

4 GB

Maximum memory 32 GB

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Audio specifications

Feature

Controller

Specification

Realtek ALC3246 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro

Interface (internal) HD audio

Interface (external) microphone in/stereo headphones/external speakers connector

Speakers

Internal speaker amplifier two

2 W (RMS)

Microphone

Volume controls

Digital array microphone

Media-control shortcut keys

Video specifications

Feature

Type

Specification

• Intel UMA (Integrated HD)

• Intel Iris Gfx (15W & 28W)

• nVidia GeForce 940MX uppto 4 GB GDDR5

Controller (UMA) —

Intel core i3/i5/i7

• Intel core i3/i5/i7

• Intel HD Graphics 610

• Intel HD Graphics 620

• Intel HD Graphics 635

• Intel Iris Graphics 640

• Intel Iris Graphics 650

Communication specifications

Feature

Network adapter

Wireless

Specification

10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet (RJ-45)

• WiFi 802.11 ac

• Bluetooth 4.0

Battery specifications

Feature

Type

Depth

Height

Width

Specification

3-cell “smart” lithium-ion (42 WHr)

184.15 mm (7.25 inches)

5.9 mm (0.23 inches)

97.15 mm (3.82 inches)

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Feature

Weight

Voltage

Life span

Temperature range

Operating

Storage

Operating time

Coin cell battery

Specification

0.2 kg (0.44 lb)

14.8 V DC

300 discharge per charge cycles

0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)

–40°C to 65°C (–40°F to 149°F)

4 hours (when the computer is off)

3 V CR2032 lithium coin cell

Ports and connector specifications

Feature

Audio

Video

Specification one microphone/stereo headphone/speakers connector

• one 19-pin HDMI port

• one 15-pin VGA port

Network adapter

Docking port

USB ports one RJ–45 connector one

• one 9-pin USB 3.0-compliant port with PowerShare

• two 9-pin USB 3.0-compliant ports

• one 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant port

SIM card slot one micro-SIM slot with security feature

Display specifications

Feature

Type

Specification

WLED display

Size

Height

Width

Diagonal

15.0 inches

190.00 mm (7.48 inches)

323.5 mm (12.59 inches)

375.2 mm (14.77 inches)

Active area (X/Y) 309.4 mm x 173.95 mm

Maximum resolution 1366 x 768 pixels

Refresh rate

Operating angle

Maximum viewing angles (horizontal)

60 Hz

0° (closed) to 180°

+/- 70° minimum for HD

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Feature

Maximum viewing angles (vertical)

Pixel pitch

Specification

+/- 70° minimum for HD

0.1875 mm

Touchpad specifications

Feature

Active Area:

X-axis

Y-axis

Specification

99.50 mm

53.00 mm

Keyboard specifications

Feature

Number of keys

Specification

• 83 keys: US English, Thai, French-Canadian, Korean, Russian, Hebrew, English-International

• 84 keys: UK English, French Canadian Quebec, German, French, Spanish (Latin America), Nordic, Arabic,

Canada Bilingual

• 85 keys: Brazilian Portuguese

Layout QWERTY/AZERTY/Ka

Adapter specifications

Feature

Type

Input voltage

Input current

(maximum)

Input frequency

Output current

Rated output voltage

Temperature range

(operating)

Temperature range

(nonoperating)

Specification

45 W/65 W

100–240 V AC

1.30 A/1.60 A/1.70 A

50–60 Hz

2.31 A/3.34 A

19.5 V DC

0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

–40°C to 70°C (–40°F to 158°F)

Environmental specifications

Feature

Temperature — operating

Specifications

- 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)

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Feature

Temperature — storage

Relative humidity

(maximum) — operating

Relative humidity

(maximum) — storage

Altitude (maximum)

— operating

Altitude (maximum)

— storage

Specifications

–40°C to 65°C (–40°F to 149°F)

10% to 90% (noncondensing)

0% to 95% (noncondensing)

–15.2 m to 3048 m (–50 ft to 10,000 ft)

–15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)

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System setup options

NOTE: Depending on the computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not appear.

Topics:

General screen options

System Configuration screen options

Video screen options

Security screen options

Secure Boot screen options

Performance screen options

Power Management screen options

POST Behavior screen options

Virtualization support screen options

Wireless screen options

Maintenance screen options

System Log screen options

General screen options

This section lists the primary hardware features of your computer.

Option Description

System Information This section lists the primary hardware features of your computer.

• System Information: Displays BIOS Version, Service Tag, Asset Tag, Ownership Tag, Ownership Date,

Manufacture Date, and the Express Service Code.

• Memory Information: Displays Memory Installed, Memory Available, Memory Speed, Memory Channels Mode,

Memory technology

• Processor Information: Displays Processor Type, Core Count, Processor ID, Current Clock Speed, Minimum

Clock Speed, Maximum Clock Speed, Processor L2 Cache, Processor L3 Cache, HT Capable, and 64-bit technology.

• Device Information: SATA-0, M.2 PCIe SSD-0, Video Controller, Video BIOS Version, Video Memory, Panel

Type, Native Resolution, Audio Controller, WiFi Device, WiGig Device, Cellular Device, Bluetooth Device.

Battery Information Displays the battery status and the type of AC adapter connected to the computer.

Boot Sequence Allows you to change the order in which the computer attempts to find an operating system.

• Windows Boot Manager or UEFI

• Legacy or UEFI

Boot Options

Date/Time

This option allows you the legacy option ROMs to load. By default, the Enable UEFI Network Stack is disabled.

Allows you to change the date and time.

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System Configuration screen options

Option

SATA Operation

Description

Allows you to configure the internal SATA hard-drive controller. The options are:

• Disabled

• AHCI

• RAID On: This option is enabled by default.

Drives Allows you to configure the SATA drives on board. All drives are enabled by default. The options are:

• SATA-1

• M.2 PCI-e SSD-0

SMART Reporting This field controls whether hard drive errors for integrated drives are reported during system startup. This technology is part of the SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) specification. This option is disabled by default.

• Enable SMART Reporting

USB Configuration

This is an optional feature.

This field configures the integrated USB controller. If Boot Support is enabled, the system is allowed to boot any type of USB Mass Storage Devices (HDD, memory key, floppy).

If USB port is enabled, device attached to this port is enabled and available for OS.

If USB port is disabled, the OS cannot see any device attached to this port.

The options are:

• Enable USB Boot Support (by default enable)

• Enable External USB Port (by default enable)

• Enable Thunderbolt Port (by default enable).

• Enable Thunderbolt Boot Support. This is an optional feature.

• Always Allows Dell Docks. This is an optional feature.

• Enables Thunderbolt (and PCIe behind TBT) Pre-boot

NOTE: USB keyboard and mouse always work in the BIOS setup irrespective of these settings.

USB PowerShare

Audio

Keyboard

Illumination

This field configures the USB PowerShare feature behavior. This option allows you to charge external devices using the stored system battery power through the USB PowerShare port. By default, the Enable USB PowerShare is disabled.

This field enables or disables the integrated audio controller. By default, the Enable Audio option is selected. The options are:

• Enable Microphone (by default enabled)

• Enable Internal Speaker (by default enabled)

This field lets you choose the operating mode of the keyboard illumination feature. The keyboard brightness level can be set from 0% to 100%. The options are:

• Disabled

• Dim

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Option Description

• Bright (enabled by default)

Keyboard Backlight

Timeout on AC

This feature defines the time-out value for the keyboard backlight when an AC adapter is plugged into the system.

The main keyboard illumination feature is not affected. Keyboard Illumination will continue to support the various illumination levels. This field has an effect when the backlight is enabled. Options are:

• 5 seconds

• 10 seconds — this option is selected by default

• 15 seconds

• 30 seconds

• 1 minute

• 5 minute

• 15 minute

• never

Keyboard Backlight

Time-out on

Battery

The Keyboard Backlight Time-out dims out with Battery option. The main keyboard illumination feature is not affected. Keyboard Illumination will continue to support the various illumination levels. This field has an effect when the backlight is enabled. Options are:

• 5 seconds

• 10 seconds — this option is selected by default

• 15 seconds

• 30 seconds

• 1 minute

• 5 minute

• 15 minute

• never

Miscellaneous

Devices

Allows you to enable or disable various on board devices:

• Enable Camera —enabled by default

• Enable Secure Digital(SD) Card

• Secure Digital(SD) Card read only mode

Video screen options

Option

LCD Brightness

Description

Allows you to set the display brightness depending up on the power source (On Battery and On AC).

NOTE: The video setting will be visible only when a video card is installed into the system.

Security screen options

Option

Admin Password

Description

Allows you to set, change, or delete the administrator (admin) password.

NOTE: You must set the admin password before you set the system or hard drive password. Deleting the admin password automatically deletes the system password and the hard drive password.

NOTE: Successful password changes take effect immediately.

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Option Description

Default setting: Not set

System Password Allows you to set, change, or delete the system password.

NOTE: Successful password changes take effect immediately.

Default setting: Not set

Mini Card SSD-0

Password

Allows you to set, change or delete the password on the mini card Solid State Drive (SSD).

NOTE: Successful password changes take effect immediately.

Default setting: Not set

Strong Password Allows you to enforce the option to always set strong passwords.

Default Setting: Enable Strong Password is not selected.

NOTE: If Strong Password is enabled, Admin and System passwords must contain at least one uppercase character, one lowercase character and be at least 8 characters long.

Allows you to determine the minimum and maximum length of Administrator and System passwords.

Password

Configuration

Password Bypass Allows you to enable or disable the permission to bypass the System and the Internal HDD password, when they are set. The options are:

• Disabled

• Reboot bypass

Default setting: Disabled

Password Change Allows you to enable the disable permission to the System and Hard Drive passwords when the admin password is set.

Default setting: Allow Non-Admin Password Changes is selected.

Non-Admin Setup

Changes

UEFI Capsule

Firmware Updates

Allows you to determine whether changes to the setup options are allowed when an Administrator Password is set.

If disabled the setup options are locked by the admin password.

Allows to control whether this system allows BIOS updates via UEFI capsule update packages.

Default setting: Enable UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates is selected.

TPM 1.2/2.0

Security

Computrace

Allows you to enable the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) during POST. The options are:

• TPM On (enabled by default)

• Clear

• PPI Bypass for Enabled Commands

• PPI Bypass for Disabled Commands

• Activate

• Deactivate

NOTE: To upgrade or downgrade TPM1.2/2.0, download the TPM wrapper tool (software).

Allows you to activate or disable the optional Computrace software The options are:

• Deactivate

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Option

CPU XD Support

Admin Setup

Lockout

Description

• Disable

• Activate

NOTE: The Activate and Disable options will permanently activate or disable the feature and no further changes will be allowed

Default setting: Deactivate

Allows you to enable the Execute Disable mode of the processor.

Enable CPU XD Support (default)

Allows you to prevent users from entering Setup when an Administrator password is set.

Default Setting: Disabled

Secure Boot screen options

Option Description

Secure Boot Enable This option enables or disables the Secure Boot feature.

• Disabled

• Enabled

Default setting: Enabled.

Expert Key

Management

Allows you to manipulate the security key databases only if the system is in Custom Mode. The Enable Custom

Mode option is disabled by default. The options are:

• PK

• KEK

• db

• dbx

If you enable the Custom Mode, the relevant options for PK, KEK, db, and dbx appear. The options are:

• Save to File—Saves the key to a user-selected file

• Replace from File—Replaces the current key with a key from a user-selected file

• Append from File—Adds a key to the current database from a user-selected file

• Delete—Deletes the selected key

• Reset All Keys—Resets to default setting

• Delete All Keys—Deletes all the keys

NOTE: If you disable the Custom Mode, all the changes made will be erased and the keys will restore to default settings.

Performance screen options

Option Description

Multi Core Support This field specifies whether the process has one or all cores enabled. The performance of some applications improves with the additional cores. This option is enabled by default. Allows you to enable or disable multi-core support for the processor. The installed processor supports twofour cores. If you enable Multi Core Support, twofour cores are enabled. If you disable Multi Core Support, one core is enabled.

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Option

Intel SpeedStep

C-States Control

Intel TurboBoost

Hyper-Thread

Control

Description

• Enable Multi Core Support

Default setting: The option is enabled.

Allows you to enable or disable the Intel SpeedStep feature.

• Enable Intel SpeedStep

Default setting: The option is enabled.

Allows you to enable or disable the additional processor sleep states.

• C states

Default setting: The option is enabled.

Allows you to enable or disable the Intel TurboBoost mode of the processor.

• Enable Intel TurboBoost

Default setting: The option is enabled.

Allows you to enable or disable the Hyper-Threading in the processor.

• Disabled

• Enabled

Default setting: Enabled.

DDR Frequency This option changes DDR frequency to 1600 or 1866 MHz. By default, 1600 is selected.

Power Management screen options

Option

AC Behavior

Description

Allows you to enable or disable the computer from turning on automatically when an AC adapter is connected.

Default setting: Wake on AC is not selected.

Auto On Time Allows you to set the time at which the computer must turn on automatically. The options are:

• Disabled

• Every Day

• Weekdays

• Select Days

Default setting: Disabled

USB Wake Support Allows you to enable USB devices to wake the system from Standby.

NOTE: This feature is only functional when the AC power adapter is connected. If the AC power adapter is removed during Standby, the system setup removes power from all the USB ports to conserve battery power.

• Enable USB Wake Support

• Wake on Trinity Dock - The option is selected by default.

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Option

Wake on LAN/

WLAN

Description

Allows you to enable or disable the feature that powers on the computer from the Off state when triggered by a

LAN signal.

• Disabled

• WLAN Only

Default setting: Disabled

Peak Shift This option enables you to minimize the AC power consumption during the peak power times of day. After you enable this option, your system runs only in battery even if the AC is attached.

• Enable Peak Shift

Default setting: Disabled

Advanced Battery

Charge

Configuration

This option enables you to maximize the battery health. By enabling this option, your system uses the standard charging algorithm and other techniques, during the non-work hours to improve the battery health.

• Enabled Advanced Battery Charge Mode

Default setting: Disabled

Primary Battery

Charge

Configuration

Allows you to select the charging mode for the battery. The options are:

• Adaptive

• Standard — Fully charges your battery at a standard rate.

• ExpressCharge — The battery charges over a shorter period of time using Dell’s fast charging technology. This option is enabled by default.

• Primarily AC use

• Custom

If Custom Charge is selected, you can also configure Custom Charge Start and Custom Charge Stop.

NOTE: All charging mode may not be available for all the batteries. To enable this option, disable the

Advanced Battery Charge Configuration option.

POST Behavior screen options

Option Description

Adapter Warnings Allows you to enable or disable the system setup (BIOS) warning messages when you use certain power adapters.

Default setting: Enable Adapter Warnings

Keypad

(Embedded)

Numlock Enable

Allows you to choose one of two methods to enable the keypad that is embedded in the internal keyboard.

• Fn Key Only: This option is enabled by default.

• By Numlock

NOTE: When setup is running, this option has no effect. Setup works in Fn Key Only mode.

Allows you to enable the Numlock option when the computer boots.

Enable Network. This option is enabled by default.

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Option

Fn Key Emulation

Description

Allows you to set the option where the Scroll Lock key is used to simulate the Fn key feature.

Enable Fn Key Emulation (default)

Fn Lock Options

MEBx Hotkey

Fastboot

Extended BIOS

POST Time

Allows you to let hot key combinations Fn + Esc toggle the primary behavior of F1–F12, between their standard and secondary functions. If you disable this option, you cannot toggle dynamically the primary behavior of these keys. The available options are:

• Fn Lock. This option is selected by default.

• Lock Mode Disable/Standard

• Lock Mode Enable/Secondary

Allows you to specify whether the MEBx Hotkey function should enable, during the system boot.

Default Setting: Enable MEBx Hotkey

Allows you to speed up the boot process by bypassing some of the compatibility steps. The options are:

• Minimal

• Thorough (default)

• Auto

Allows you to create an additional preboot delay. The options are:

• 0 seconds. This option is enabled by default.

• 5 seconds

• 10 seconds

Virtualization support screen options

Option

Virtualization

Description

Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology.

Enable Intel Virtualization Technology (default).

VT for Direct I/O Enables or disables the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) from utilizing the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel® Virtualization technology for direct I/O.

Enable VT for Direct I/O - enabled by default.

Trusted Execution This option specifies whether a Measured Virtual Machine Monitor (MVMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Trusted Execution Technology. The TPM Virtualization Technology, and Virtualization technology for direct I/O must be enabled to use this feature.

Trusted Execution - disabled by default.

Wireless screen options

Option

Wireless Switch

Description

Allows to set the wireless devices that can be controlled by the wireless switch. The options are:

• WWAN

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Option

Wireless Device

Enable

Description

• GPS (on WWAN Module)

• WLAN/WiGig

• Bluetooth

All the options are enabled by default.

NOTE: For WLAN and WiGig enable or disable controls are tied together and they cannot be enabled or disabled independently.

Allows you to enable or disable the internal wireless devices.

• WWAN/GPS

• WLAN/WiGig

• Bluetooth

All the options are enabled by default.

Maintenance screen options

Option

Service Tag

Asset Tag

BIOS Downgrade

Data Wipe

Description

Displays the Service Tag of your computer.

Allows you to create a system asset tag if an asset tag is not already set. This option is not set by default.

This controls flashing of the system firmware to previous revisions.

This field allows users to erase the data securely from all internal storage devices. The following is the device affected:

• Internal M.2 SDD

BIOS Recovery This field allows you to recover from certain corrupted BIOS conditions from a recover file on the user primary hard drive or an external USB key.

• BIOS Recovery from Hard Drive (enabled by default)

System Log screen options

Option

BIOS Events

Thermal Events

Power Events

Description

Allows you to view and clear the System Setup (BIOS) POST events.

Allows you to view and clear the System Setup (Thermal) events.

Allows you to view and clear the System Setup (Power) events.

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Troubleshooting

The following section describes common troubleshooting steps that can be performed to resolve certain problems on your computer.

Topics:

Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) diagnostics

LED error codes

Battery status lights

Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) diagnostics

The ePSA diagnostics (also known as system diagnostics) performs a complete check of your hardware. The ePSA is embedded with the

BIOS and is launched by the BIOS internally. The embedded system diagnostics provides a set of options for particular devices or device groups allowing you to:

• Run tests automatically or in an interactive mode

• Repeat tests

• Display or save test results

• Run thorough tests to introduce additional test options to provide extra information about the failed device(s)

• View status messages that inform you if tests are completed successfully

• View error messages that inform you of problems encountered during testing

CAUTION: Use the system diagnostics to test only your computer. Using this program with other computers may cause invalid results or error messages.

NOTE: Some tests for specific devices require user interaction. Always ensure that you are present at the computer terminal when the diagnostic tests are performed.

LED error codes

Table 9. LED error codes

1,4

2,1

2,2

2,3

LED flashes Fault description

1,1 Bad system board

1,2

1.3

Bad system board, PSU or cabling

Bad system board, DIMMS or CPU

2,4

2,5

Bad coin cell battery

CPU problem

System board: BIOS ROM failure

Memory issue

Memory issue

Memory issue

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3,3

3,4

4,1

4,2

2,6

2,7

3,1

3.2

System board: Chipset failure

Display failure (LCD)

RTC Power failure

PCI/video

BIOS recovery 1

BIOS recovery 2

CPU configuration or CPU failure

Generic POST video error (old LED pattern 1110)

Battery status lights

Table 10. Battery LED Behavior

Battery charge LED

AC mode

Battery mode

Status

All

Fully charged

Low to Fully charged

Discharging when Battery charge is <=10%

LED behavior

White

Off

Off

Solid Yellow

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Contacting Dell

Contacting Dell

NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues:

1 Go to Dell.com/support.

2 Select your support category.

3 Verify your country or region in the Choose a Country/Region drop-down list at the bottom of the page.

4 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.

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