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Dell™ Inspiron™ 300m
Owner’s Manual
Model PP04S
w w w. d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your
computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you
how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal
injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the "Dell™ Inspiron™ Help File" on
page 17.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft®
Windows® operating systems are not applicable.
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2003 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, AccessDirect, Latitude, Inspiron, OptiPlex, Dimension, Dell
Precision, TrueMobile, ExpressCharge, and DellNet are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Celeron, and Pentium are
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation;
Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and
names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Model PP04S
August 2003
P/N P2373
Rev. A00
Contents
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
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General
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Power .
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Battery
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Air Travel
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EMC Instructions
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When Using Your Computer
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Ergonomic Computing Habits
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When Working Inside Your Computer
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Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Battery Disposal
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Finding Information for Your Computer
1 A Tour of Your Computer
Front View
Left Side View
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Right Side View .
Back View .
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Bottom View
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2 Setting Up Your Computer
Connecting to the Internet
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Setting Up Your Internet Connection
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Modem and Internet Connection Problems
E-Mail Problems
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Transferring Information to a New Computer
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Setting Up a Printer
Printer Cable
Connecting a USB Printer
Printer Problems
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Power Protection Devices
Surge Protectors
Line Conditioners
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
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Turning Off Your Computer
3 Using a Battery
Battery Performance
Checking the Battery Charge
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Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter
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Microsoft® Windows® Power Meter
Charge Gauge
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Low-Battery Warning
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Removing a Battery
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Installing a Battery
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Charging the Battery
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Installing the Optional Extended Battery
Storing a Battery
Power Problems
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4 Using the Dell™ D/Bay
About the Dell D/Bay
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Removing and Installing Devices When the Computer
Is Turned Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer
Is Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Numeric Keypad
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Keyboard Shortcuts
System Functions
Battery
Display Functions
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Radios (Including Wireless Networking and the
Bluetooth™ Card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Power Management
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Speaker Functions
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Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions
Touch Pad
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Customizing the Touch Pad
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Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
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External Keyboard Problems
Unexpected Characters .
6 Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia
Using CDs and DVDs
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CD or DVD Problems
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If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, or DVD
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If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray
If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound
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If you have a problem with external speakers .
How to Copy a CD or DVD
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Using Blank CD-Rs and CD-RWs .
Helpful Tips
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If you have a problem with integrated speakers .
Copying CDs and DVDs
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If the CD-RW drive stops writing .
Sound and Speaker Problems
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7 Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Connecting to a Network Adapter
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Network Setup Wizard
Network Problems
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Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network
Determining Your Network Type
Connecting to a Network in Microsoft® Windows® XP
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Finalizing Your Network Connection (Security Settings)
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8 Solving Problems
Error Messages
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Video and Display Problems
If the display is blank
If the display is difficult to read
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If only part of the display is readable .
Scanner Problems
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Drive Problems
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If you cannot save a file to a floppy drive
PC Card Problems
General Program Problems
A program crashes
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A program stops responding .
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A solid blue screen appears
Error messages appear
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Resolving Other Technical Problems
If Your Computer Gets Wet .
If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
Drivers
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What Is a Driver?
Identifying Drivers
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Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities
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Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
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Using Microsoft® Windows® XP
System Restore . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Restore Point
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
Undoing the Last System Restore
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Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP .
Before You Begin
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Reinstalling Windows XP
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9 Adding and Replacing Parts
Before You Add or Replace Parts
Adding Memory .
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Adding a Mini PCI Card
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Adding a Modem
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Specifications
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Using the System Setup Program
Overview .
Viewing the System Setup Screens
System Setup Screens
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Commonly Used Options
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Enabling the Infrared Sensor
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Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
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Regulatory Notices
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
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Limited Warranty for Dell-Branded Hardware Products
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only) .
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Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only) .
Intel® Warranty Statement for Pentium® and
Celeron® Processors Only (U.S. and Canada Only)
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only)
1-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee
(Latin America and the Caribbean Only) .
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Limited Warranty Terms for Dell-Branded Hardware
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Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals
Index
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Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals
Contacting Dell
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect
your computer and working environment from potential damage.
General
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Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service
technician. Always follow installation instructions closely.
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If you use an extension power cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total ampere
rating of the products plugged in to the extension power cable does not exceed the
ampere rating of the extension cable.
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Do not push objects into air vents or openings of your computer. Doing so can cause fire
or electric shock by shorting out interior components.
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Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a carrying case or a
closed briefcase, while the computer is turned on. Restricting airflow can damage the
computer or cause a fire.
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Keep your computer away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling
vents. Avoid placing loose papers underneath your computer; do not place your computer
in a closed-in wall unit or on a bed, sofa, or rug.
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Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the floor, when you
use it to run the computer or to charge the battery. Do not cover the AC adapter with
papers or other items that will reduce cooling; also, do not use the AC adapter inside a
carrying case.
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The AC adapter may become hot during normal operation of your computer. Use care
when handling the adapter during or immediately after operation.
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Do not allow your portable computer to operate with the base resting directly on exposed
skin for extended periods of time. The surface temperature of the base will rise during
normal operation (particularly when AC power is present). Allowing sustained contact
with exposed skin can cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn.
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Do not use your computer in a wet environment, for example, near a bath tub, sink, or
swimming pool or in a wet basement.
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If your computer includes an integrated or optional (PC Card) modem, disconnect the
modem cable if an electrical storm is approaching to avoid the remote risk of electric
shock from lightning via the telephone line.
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
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To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any
cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical
storm. Do not use your computer during an electrical storm unless all cables have been
disconnected and the computer is operating on battery power.
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If your computer includes a modem, the cable used with the modem should be
manufactured with a minimum wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCCcompliant RJ-11 modular plug.
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Before you open the memory module/Mini PCI card/modem cover on the bottom of
your computer, disconnect all cables from their electrical outlets and disconnect the
telephone cable.
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If your computer has both a modem RJ-11 connector and a network RJ-45 connector,
which look alike, make sure you insert the telephone cable into the RJ-11 connector, not
the RJ-45 connector.
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PC Cards may become very warm during normal operation. Use care when removing PC
Cards after their continuous operation.
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Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.
Power
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Use only the Dell-provided AC adapter approved for use with this computer. Use of
another AC adapter may cause a fire or explosion.
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Before you connect the computer to an electrical outlet, check the AC adapter
voltage rating to ensure that the required voltage and frequency match the available
power source.
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To remove the computer from all power sources, turn the computer off, disconnect the
AC adapter from the electrical outlet, and remove any battery installed in the battery bay
or module bay.
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To help prevent electric shock, plug the AC adapter and device power cables into properly
grounded power sources. These power cables may be equipped with 3-prong plugs to
provide an earth grounding connection. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the
grounding prong from the power cable plug. If you use a power extension cable, use the
appropriate type, 2-prong or 3-prong, to mate with the AC adapter power cable.
CAUTION: Safety Ins tr uctions
CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
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Be sure that nothing rests on your AC adapter’s power cable and that the cable is not
located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
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If you are using a multiple-outlet power strip, use caution when plugging the AC
adapter’s power cable into the power strip. Some power strips may allow you to insert the
plug incorrectly. Incorrect insertion of the power plug could result in permanent damage
to your computer, as well as risk of electric shock and/or fire. Ensure that the ground
prong of the power plug is inserted into the mating ground contact of the power strip.
Battery
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Use only Dell™ battery modules that are approved for use with this computer. Use of
other types may increase the risk of fire or explosion.
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Do not carry a battery pack in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal objects
(such as car keys or paper clips) could short-circuit the battery terminals. The resulting
excessive current flow can cause extremely high temperatures and may result in damage
to the battery pack or cause fire or burns.
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The battery poses a burn hazard if you handle it improperly. Do not disassemble it.
Handle a damaged or leaking battery pack with extreme care. If the battery is damaged,
electrolyte may leak from the cells and may cause personal injury.
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Keep the battery away from children.
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Do not store or leave your computer or battery pack near a heat source such as a radiator,
fireplace, stove, electric heater, or other heat-generating appliance or otherwise expose it
to temperatures in excess of 60ºC (140ºF). When heated to excessive temperatures,
battery cells could explode or vent, posing a risk of fire.
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Do not dispose of your computer’s battery in a fire or with normal household waste.
Battery cells may explode. Discard a used battery according to the manufacturer’s
instructions or contact your local waste disposal agency for disposal instructions. Dispose
of a spent or damaged battery promptly.
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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued)
Air Travel
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Certain Federal Aviation Administration regulations and/or airline-specific restrictions
may apply to the operation of your Dell computer while you are on board an aircraft. For
example, such regulations/restrictions may prohibit the use of any personal electronic
device (PED) that has the capacity for intentional transmission of radio frequency or
other electromagnetic signals while on an aircraft.
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In order to best comply with all such restrictions, if your Dell portable computer is
equipped with Dell TrueMobile™ or some other wireless communication device,
please disable this device before you board the aircraft and follow all instructions
provided by airline personnel with regard to such device.
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Additionally, the use of any PED, such as a portable computer, may be prohibited in
aircraft during certain critical phases of flight, for example, takeoff and landing. Some
airlines may further define the critical flight phase as any time the aircraft is below
3050 m (10,000 ft). Please follow the airline’s specific instructions as to when the use
of a PED is allowed.
EMC Instructions
Use shielded signal cables to ensure that you maintain the appropriate electromagnetic
compatibility (EMC) classification for the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable
is available from Dell. If you prefer, you can order a cable from Dell at its worldwide website at
www.dell.com.
Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static
damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s
electronic components, such as a memory module. You can do so by touching an unpainted
metal surface on the computer’s input/output panel.
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product, or cords associated with accessories sold with
this product, will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash your hands after handling the cord.
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CAUTION: Safety Ins tr uctions
When Using Your Computer
Observe the following safe-handling guidelines to prevent damage to your computer:
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When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
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When traveling, do not check the computer as baggage. You can put your computer
through an X-ray security machine, but never put your computer through a metal
detector. If you have the computer checked by hand, be sure to have a charged battery
available in case you are asked to turn on the computer.
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When traveling with the hard drive removed from the computer, wrap the drive in a
nonconducting material, such as cloth or paper. If you have the drive checked by hand, be
ready to install the drive in the computer. You can put the hard drive through an X-ray
security machine, but never put the drive through a metal detector.
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When traveling, do not place the computer in overhead storage compartments where it
could slide around. Do not drop your computer or subject it to other mechanical shocks.
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Protect your computer, battery, and hard drive from environmental hazards such as dirt,
dust, food, liquids, temperature extremes, and overexposure to sunlight.
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When you move your computer between environments with very different temperature
and/or humidity ranges, condensation may form on or within the computer. To avoid
damaging the computer, allow sufficient time for the moisture to evaporate before using
the computer.
NOTICE: When taking the computer from low-temperature conditions into a warmer environment
or from high-temperature conditions into a cooler environment, allow the computer to acclimate to
room temperature before turning on power.
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When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the
cable itself. As you pull out the connector, keep it evenly aligned to avoid bending any
connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable make sure both connectors are correctly
oriented and aligned.
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Handle components with care. Hold a component such as a memory module by its edges,
not its pins.
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When preparing to remove a memory module from the system board or disconnect a
device from the computer, turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter cable,
remove any battery installed in the battery bay or module bay, and then wait 5 seconds
before proceeding to help avoid possible damage to the system board.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
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Clean the display with a soft, clean cloth and water. Apply the water to the cloth; then
stroke the cloth across the display in one direction, moving from the top of the display to
the bottom. Remove moisture from the display quickly and keep the display dry. Longterm exposure to moisture can damage the display. Do not use a commercial window
cleaner to clean your display.
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If your computer gets wet or is damaged, follow the procedures described in "If Your
Computer Gets Wet" on page 89 or "If You Drop or Damage Your Computer" on page 90.
If, after following these procedures, you confirm that your computer is not operating
properly, contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 127 for the appropriate contact
information).
Ergonomic Computing Habits
CAUTION: Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in injury.
CAUTION: Viewing the display or external monitor screen for extended periods of
time may result in eye strain.
For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in the Dell Inspiron Help file
when setting up and using your computer. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your
Computer" on page 17.
This portable computer is not designed for continuous operation as office equipment. For
extended use in an office, it is recommended that you connect an external keyboard.
When Working Inside Your Computer
Before removing or installing memory modules, Mini PCI cards, or modems, perform the
following steps in the sequence indicated.
NOTICE: The only time you should ever access the inside of your computer is when you are
installing memory modules, a Mini PCI card, or a modem.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
NOTICE: Wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before disconnecting a device or removing
a memory module, Mini PCI card, or modem to help prevent possible damage to the system board.
1
Shut down your computer and turn off any attached devices.
2
Disconnect your computer and devices from electrical outlets to reduce the potential for
personal injury or shock. Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from
the computer.
3
Remove the main battery from the battery bay and, if necessary, the second battery from
the module bay.
4
Ground yourself by touching any unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer.
5
While you work, periodically touch the unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static
electricity that might harm internal components.
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static
damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s
electronic components, such as a memory module. You can do so by touching any unpainted
metal surface on the back of the computer.
As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch any unpainted metal surface
on the back of the computer to remove any static charge your body may have accumulated.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
•
When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping carton, do not remove
the component from the antistatic packing material until you are ready to install the
component. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging, be sure to discharge static
electricity from your body.
•
When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or
packaging.
•
Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads
and workbench pads.
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When Using Your Computer (continued)
Battery Disposal
Your computer uses a lithium-ion battery and a reserve battery. For instructions about replacing
the lithium-ion battery in your computer, refer to "Using a Battery" on page 43. The reserve
battery is a long-life battery, and it is very possible that you will never need to replace it.
However, should you need to replace it, the procedure must be performed by an authorized
service technician.
Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact your local waste disposal
agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.
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Finding Information for Your Computer
What are you looking for?
Find It Here
• A diagnostic program for my
computer
• Drivers for my computer
• My computer documentation
• My device documentation
Drivers and Utilities CD
Documentation and drivers are already
installed on your computer when shipped
from Dell. You can use the CD to reinstall
drivers, run the Dell Diagnostics.
Readme files may be included on your CD
to provide last-minute updates about
technical changes to your computer or
advanced technical-reference material for
experienced users or technicians.
• How to set up my computer
Setup Diagram
See the setup diagram that was shipped with your computer.
• Tips on using the Microsoft®
Windows® operating system
• How to clean my computer
• How to use my mouse and keyboard
Dell™ Inspiron™ Help File
1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2 Click User and system guides and click User’s guides.
3 Click Dell Inspiron Help.
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What are you looking for?
Find It Here
• Express Service Code and Service Tag E x p r e s s S e r v i c e C o d e a n d P r o d u c t K e y L a b e l
• Microsoft® Windows® License Label
These labels are located on your
computer.
• Latest drivers for my computer
• Answers to technical service and
support questions
• Online discussions with other users
and technical support
• Documentation for my computer
D e l l S u p p o r t W e b s i t e — support.dell.com
The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including:
• Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from
technicians, and online courses
• Community Forum — Online discussion with other Dell customers
• Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such as memory,
the hard drive, and the operating system
• Customer Care — Contact information, order status, warranty, and
repair information
• Downloads — Drivers, patches, and software updates
• Reference — Computer documentation, product specifications, and
white papers
• How to use Windows XP
Windows Help and Support Center
1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
• Documentation for my computer
• Documentation for devices (such as a 2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and click the
arrow icon.
modem)
3 Click the topic that describes your problem.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen.
• How to reinstall my operating system
Operating System CD
After you reinstall your operating system using the Operating System
CD, use the Drivers and Utilities CD to reinstall drivers for the devices
that came with your computer.
The product key for your operating system is located on your computer.
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SECTION 1
A To u r o f Yo u r
Computer
Front View
Left Side View
Right Side View
Back View
Bottom View
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Front View
display latch
display
power button
keyboard
device status lights
touch pad
speaker (2)
keyboard status lights
touch pad button (2)
DISPLAY LATCH
— Keeps the display closed.
— For more information on using your color display, see "Using the Display" in the Dell
Inspiron Help file. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
DISPLAY
— The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft® Windows® logo
key. For information on supported keyboard shortcuts, see "Keyboard Shortcuts" on page 56.
KEYBOARD
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DEVICE STATUS LIGHTS
Device Status Lights
Turns on when you turn on the computer or blinks steadily when the
computer is in standby mode.
Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.
NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while
the
light is flashing.
Indicates battery charge status.
Turns on only if the Bluetooth™ module is already installed and the
wireless antenna is enabled. To enable or disable the antenna, press
<Fn><F2>.
NOTE: The wireless features on your computer, including Bluetooth
and Mini PCI card are optional. For more information, see the
documentation that came with your wireless technology.
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If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the
– Solid green: The battery is charging.
– Flashing green: The battery is almost fully charged.
– Off: The battery is fully charged
light operates as follows:
If the computer is running on a battery, the
light operates as follows:
– Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).
– Flashing orange: The battery charge is low.
– Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low.
KEYBOARD S TATUS L IGH TS
Keyboard Status Lights
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Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled.
A
Turns on when the uppercase letter function is enabled.
Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled.
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TOUCH PAD BUTTONS
— Correspond to the left and right buttons on a standard mouse.
touch pad
touch pad button (2)
S P E A K E R — The computer speakers are located inside the front center edge of the computer. Press
the volume control keyboard shortcuts to adjust the volume of the integrated speakers. For more
information, see "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad" on page 55.
T O U C H P A D — Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse. See "Using the
Keyboard and Touch Pad" on page 55 for more information.
POWER BUTTON
— Press the power button to turn on the computer or to enter standby mode.
NOTICE: Turn off your computer by performing a Windows shutdown rather than by pressing
the power button. Otherwise, you may lose data.
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Left Side View
AC adapter connector
1394 connector
PC Card slot
network
connector
modem connector
(optional)
MODEM CONNECTOR
D/Bay
connector
audio
connector
Secure Digital
memory card slot
(OPTIONAL)
If you ordered the optional internal modem, connect the
telephone line to the modem connector.
For information on using the modem, see the online modem
documentation supplied with your computer. See "Finding
Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
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NETWORK CONNECTOR
NOTE: The network connector is slightly larger than the modem connector. Do not plug a
telephone line into the network connector.
RJ-4 5 N E T W O R K C O N N E C T O R — Connects the
computer to a network.
The network connector has status lights on both sides.
If the light on the right is off, the media base is not detecting
a network connection. Try replacing the network cable. The
light on the right blinks yellow when the network is active.
The light on the left indicates the link speed:
SOLID GREEN
— Connection speed is 10 Mbps.
AMBER
— Connection speed is 100 Mbps.
YELLOW
— Connection speed is 1 Gbps.
For information on using the network adapter, see the
documentation that came with your computer.
NOTICE: Do not plug a telephone cable into the network
connector.
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A C A D A P T E R C O N N E C T O R — Attach an AC adapter to the computer and to AC power to convert
AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your
computer either turned on or off.
The power cable manager can be removed from the AC adapter. For details, see the label that came
with your AC adapter.
CAUTION: If you are using a multiple-outlet power strip, use caution when
plugging the AC adapter’s power cable into the power strip. Some power strips
may allow you to insert the plug incorrectly. Incorrect insertion of the power
plug could result in permanent damage to your computer, as well as risk of
electric shock and/or fire. Ensure that the ground prong of the power plug is
inserted into the mating ground contact of the power strip.
NOTICE: When you disconnect the AC adapter from the computer, hold the adapter cable
connector, not the cable itself, and pull firmly but gently to avoid damaging the cable.
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D/B A Y C O N N E C T O R
Connects powered USB devices such as a Dell™ D/Bay,
which is an external media bay that accommodates an
optical drive, floppy drive, or second hard drive; also
connects standard USB devices.
139 4 C O N N E C T O R
Connects devices supporting IEEE 1394 high-speed transfer
rates, such as some digital video cameras.
AUDIO CONNECTORS
Attach a microphone to the
connector.
Attach headphones or speakers to the
connector.
The
connector is a stereo output connector.
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PC C A R D S L O T — The PC Card slot supports one PC Card, such as a modem or network adapter.
The computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the slot. For more information, see the Dell
Inspiron Help file. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
S E C U R E D I G I T A L M E M O R Y C A R D S L O T — The Secure Digital memory card slot supports one
Secure Digital memory card. Use Secure Digital memory cards to save or back up data. For more
information, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your
Computer" on page 17.
Right Side View
video connector
air vent
infrared sensor
USB connector
— Lets you transfer files from your computer to another IrDA-compatible
device without using cable connections.
INFRARED SENSOR
When you receive your computer, the sensor is disabled. You can use the system setup program to
enable the sensor. For information on transferring data, see the Windows Help and Support Center or
the documentation that came with your IrDA-compatible device. To access help, see "Finding
Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
— The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents
the computer from overheating.
AIR VENT
CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air
vents. Doing so can damage the computer or cause a fire.
NOTE: The computer turns on the fans when the computer gets hot. The fans may make noise,
which is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer.
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USB C O N N E C T O R
Connects USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or
printer.
VIDEO CONNECTOR
Connects an external monitor or projector. See "Using the
Display" in the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access help, see
"Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
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Back View
security cable slot
— Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the
computer. Instructions for installing antitheft devices are usually included with the device.
SECURITY CABLE SLOT
NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security
cable slot.
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Bottom View
battery charge gauge
battery latch
release
Service Tag
docking device connector
battery/battery bay
battery latch
release
memory module/ Mini
PCI card/modem cover
BATTERY LATCH RELEASE
instructions.
BATTERY CHARGE GAUGE
Battery" on page 47.
— Releases the battery. See "Removing a Battery" on page 47 for
— Provides information on the battery charge. See "Charging the
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D O C K I N G D E V I C E C O N N E C T O R — Lets you attach your computer to the optional media base
docking device. See the documentation that came with your docking device for additional
information.
Connects the optional media base. The media base allows you to
easily use external devices with your computer, such as an external
keyboard, mouse, monitor, CD drive, CD-RW drive, DVD/CD-RW
drive, and floppy drive.
See the documentation that came with your media base for
additional information.
B A T T E R Y / B A T T E R Y B A Y — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without
connecting it to an electrical outlet. See "Using a Battery" on page 43.
M E M O R Y M O D U L E /M I N I
PC I C A R D / M O D E M C O V E R — Covers the compartment that contains
the memory module, Mini PCI card, and modem. See "Adding and Replacing Parts" on page 101.
S E R V I C E TA G — Identifies your computer when you access Dell Support at support.dell.com or
when you call Dell for customer service or technical support.
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SECTION 2
S e t t i n g U p Yo u r
Computer
Connecting to the Internet
Modem and Internet Connection Problems
E-Mail Problems
Transferring Information to a New Computer
Setting Up a Printer
Printer Problems
Power Protection Devices
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Connecting to the Internet
NOTE: ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country.
To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection and an Internet
service provider (ISP), such as AOL or MSN. Your ISP will offer one or more of the
following Internet connection options:
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Dial-up connections that provide Internet access through a phone line. Dial-up
connections are considerably slower than DSL and cable modem connections.
•
DSL connections that provide high-speed Internet access through your existing phone
line. With a DSL connection, you can access the Internet and use your phone on the
same line simultaneously.
•
Cable modem connections that provide high-speed Internet access through your local
cable TV line.
If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone line to the modem connector on
your computer and to the telephone wall jack before you set up your Internet connection. If
you are using a DSL or cable modem connection, contact your ISP for setup instructions.
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
To set up an AOL or MSN connection:
1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Double-click the MSN Explorer or AOL icon on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you want to set up
an Internet connection with a different ISP:
1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Click the Start button and click Internet Explorer.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
3
Click Connect to the Internet.
4
In the next window, click the appropriate option:
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If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, click Choose from a list of
Internet service providers (ISPs).
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If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but you did not
receive a setup CD, click Set up my connection manually.
•
If you have a CD, click Use the CD I got from an ISP.
Click Next.
If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 6. Otherwise, follow
the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP.
6
Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to the Internet?, and
then click Next.
7
Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup.
If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "Modem and Internet
Connection Problems" on page 35 and "E-Mail Problems" on page 36. If you cannot connect
to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a service
outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or try connecting again later.
Modem and Internet Connection Problems
NOTICE: Connect the modem to an analog telephone wall jack only. Connecting the modem to
a digital telephone network damages the modem.
NOTICE: Modem and network connectors look similar. Do not plug a telephone line into the
network connector.
NOTE: If you can connect to your Internet service provider (ISP), your modem is functioning
properly. If you are sure that your modem is working properly and you still experience problems,
contact your ISP.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K — Disconnect the telephone line from the modem and
connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone. Ensure that you have touchtone telephone service.
Try connecting the modem to a different telephone wall jack.
Slow connection speeds can be caused by telephone noise as well as by telephone line or network
conditions. Contact your telephone company or network administrator for more information.
C O N N E C T T H E M O D E M D I R E C T L Y T O T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K — If you have other
telephone devices sharing the line, such as an answering machine, fax machine, surge protector, or
line splitter, then bypass them and use the telephone line to connect the modem directly to the
telephone wall jack.
C H E C K T H E C O N N E C T I O N — Verify that the telephone line is connected to the modem.
C H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E — Try using a different telephone line. If you are using a line that
is 3 m (10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.
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I R R E G U L A R D I A L T O N E — If you have voice mail service, you might hear an irregular dial tone
when you have messages. Contact your telephone company for instructions on restoring a dial tone.
TU R N O F F C A L L W A I T I N G ( C A T C H - P H O N E ) — See your telephone directory for instructions on
deactivating this feature. Then adjust the dial-up networking connection properties.
1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware, click Phone and Modem Options, click the Dialing Rules
tab, and then click Edit....
3 In the Edit Location window, ensure that To disable call waiting, dial: is checked, and then select
the proper code as listed in your telephone directory.
4 Click Apply and click OK.
5 Close the Phone and Modems Options window.
6 Close the Control Panel window.
VE R I F Y T H A T T H E M O D E M I S C O M M U N I C A T I N G W I T H W I N D O W S
1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2 Click Printers and Other Hardware and click Phone and Modem Options.
3 Click the Modems tab.
4 Click the COM port for your modem.
5 Click Properties, click the Diagnostics tab, and then click Query Modem to verify that the modem
is communicating with Windows.
If all commands receive responses, the modem is operating properly.
E-Mail Problems
E N S U R E T H A T Y O U A R E C O N N E C T E D T O T H E I N T E R N E T — With the Outlook Express
e-mail program open, click File. If Work Offline has a check mark next to it, click the check mark to
remove it and connect to the Internet.
Transferring Information to a New Computer
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides a Files and Settings Transfer
wizard to move data from the source computer to the new computer. You can move data
such as:
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E-mails
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Toolbar settings
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Window sizes
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Internet bookmarks
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You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network or serial connection, or you
can store it on a removable medium, such as a writable CD or floppy disk.
To prepare the new computer for the file transfer:
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then
click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
2
When the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen appears, click Next.
3
On the Which computer is this? screen, click New Computer and click Next.
4
On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click I will use the wizard from the
Windows XP CD and click Next.
5
When the Now go to your old computer screen appears, go to your old or source
computer. Do not click Next at this time.
To copy data from the old computer:
1
On the old computer, insert the Windows XP Operating System CD.
2
On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP screen, click Perform additional tasks.
3
Under What do you want to do?, click Transfer files and settings.
4
On the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen, click Next.
5
On the Which computer is this? screen, click Old Computer and click Next.
6
On the Select a transfer method screen, click the transfer method you prefer.
7
On the What do you want to transfer? screen, select the items you want to transfer
and click Next.
After the information has been copied, the Completing the Collection Phase
screen appears.
8
Click Finish.
To transfer data to the new computer:
1
On the Now go to your old computer screen on the new computer, click Next.
2
On the Where are the files and settings? screen, select the method you chose for
transferring your settings and files and click Next.
The wizard reads the collected files and settings and applies them to your
new computer.
When all of the settings and files have been applied, the Finished screen appears.
3
Click Finished and restart the new computer.
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Setting Up a Printer
NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to the computer.
See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information, including how to:
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Obtain and install updated drivers.
•
Connect the printer to the computer.
•
Load paper and install the toner or ink cartridge.
•
Contact the printer manufacturer for technical assistance.
Printer Cable
Your printer connects to your computer with either a USB cable or a parallel cable. Your
printer may not come with a printer cable, so if you purchase a cable separately, ensure that
it is compatible with your printer. If you purchased a printer cable at the same time you
purchased your computer, the cable may arrive in the computer box.
Connecting a USB Printer
NOTE: You can connect USB devices while the computer is turned on.
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1
Complete the operating system setup if you have not already done so.
2
Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with
your printer.
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Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connectors on the computer and the printer.
The USB connectors fit only one way.
USB connector on
computer
USB printer
cable
USB connector
on printer
Printer Problems
C H E C K T H E P R I N T E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — Ensure that the printer cable is properly
connected to the computer (see "Setting Up a Printer" on page 38).
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with
another device, such as a lamp.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S T U R N E D O N — See the documentation supplied with
the printer.
VE R I F Y T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E P R I N T E R
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4 Click View installed printers or fax printers. If the printer model is listed, right-click the
printer icon.
5 Click Properties, and then click the Ports tab. Ensure that the Print to the following port(s):
setting is LPT1 (Printer Port).
R E I N S T A L L T H E P R I N T E R D R I V E R — See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on page 92.
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Power Protection Devices
Several devices are available to protect against power fluctuations and failures:
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Surge protectors
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Line conditioners
•
Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Surge Protectors
Surge protectors and power strips equipped with surge protection help to prevent damage
to your computer from voltage spikes that can occur during electrical storms or following
power interruptions. The level of protection is usually commensurate with the cost of the
surge protector. Some surge protector manufacturers include warranty coverage for certain
types of damage. Carefully read the device warranty when choosing a surge protector. A
device with a higher joule rating offers more protection. Compare joule ratings to
determine the relative effectiveness of different devices.
NOTICE: Most surge protectors do not protect against power fluctuations or power
interruptions caused by nearby lightning strikes. When lightning occurs in your area, disconnect
the telephone line from the telephone wall jack and disconnect your computer from the
electrical outlet.
Many surge protectors have a telephone jack for modem protection. See the surge protector
documentation for modem connection instructions.
NOTICE: Not all surge protectors offer network adapter protection. Disconnect the network
cable from the network wall jack during electrical storms.
Line Conditioners
NOTICE: Line conditioners do not protect against power interruptions.
Line conditioners are designed to maintain AC voltage at a fairly constant level.
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
NOTICE: Loss of power while data is being saved to the hard drive may result in data loss or
file damage.
NOTE: To ensure maximum battery operating time, connect only your computer to a UPS.
Connect other devices, such as a printer, to a separate power strip that provides surge
protection.
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A UPS protects against power fluctuations and interruptions. UPS devices contain a battery
that provides temporary power to connected devices when AC power is interrupted. The
battery charges while AC power is available. See the UPS manufacturer documentation for
information on battery operating time and to ensure that the device is approved by
Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Turning Off Your Computer
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, turn off your computer by performing a Microsoft® Windows®
operating system shutdown, as described next, rather than by pressing the power button.
NOTE: As an alternative to turning off your computer, you can set your computer to enter
standby or hibernate mode. See the Dell Inspiron Help file for information on standby mode. To
access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, click the Start button, and then
click Turn Off Computer.
2
In the Turn off computer window, click Turn off.
The computer turns off after the shutdown process finishes.
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Using a Battery
Battery Performance
Charge Gauge
Charging the Battery
Removing a Battery
Installing a Battery
Storing a Battery
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Battery Performance
NOTE: Batteries for portable computers are covered only during the initial one-year period of
the limited warranty for your computer. For more information about the Dell warranty for your
computer, see "Limited Warranties and Return Policy" on page 146 or separate paper warranty
document that shipped with your computer.
For optimal computer performance and to help preserve BIOS settings, operate your Dell™
portable computer with the main battery installed at all times. Use a battery to run the
computer when it is not connected to an electrical outlet. One battery is supplied as
standard equipment in the battery bay.
Battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions. You can either use an
optional 65-WHr extended battery or an optional second 28-WHr battery in the media base
to significantly increase operating time. For more information about the second battery, see
the documentation that came with your media base.
Operating time is significantly reduced when you perform operations including, but not
limited to, the following:
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Using optical drives, especially DVD and CD-RW drives
•
Using wireless communications devices, PC Cards, or USB devices
•
Using high-brightness display settings, 3D screen savers, or other power-intensive
programs such as 3D games
•
Running the computer in maximum performance mode. See "Power Management" in
the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your
Computer" on page 17.
NOTE: It is recommended that you connect your computer to an electrical outlet when writing
to a CD.
You can check the battery charge before you insert the battery into the computer. You can
also set power management options to alert you when the battery charge is low. See "Power
Management" in the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access help, see "Finding Information for
Your Computer" on page 17.
CAUTION: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or
explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from
Dell. The lithium-ion battery is designed to work with your Dell computer. Do not
use a battery from other computers with your computer.
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CAUTION: Do not dispose of batteries with household waste. When your battery
no longer holds a charge, call your local waste disposal or environmental agency
for advice on disposing of a lithium-ion battery. See "Battery Disposal" on
page 16.
CAUTION: Misuse of the battery may increase the risk of fire or chemical burn.
Do not puncture, incinerate, disassemble, or expose the battery to temperatures
above 65°C (149°F). Keep the battery away from children. Handle damaged or
leaking batteries with extreme care. Damaged batteries may leak and cause
personal injury or equipment damage.
Checking the Battery Charge
The Dell QuickSet Battery Meter, the Microsoft® Windows® Power Meter window and
icon, the battery charge gauge, and the low-battery warning provide information on the
battery charge.
Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter
If Dell QuickSet is installed, press <Fn><F3> to display the QuickSet Battery Meter.
The Battery Meter window displays status, charge level, and charge completion time for the
battery in your computer.
In addition, when your computer is connected to a media base (docked), the Battery Meter
window includes a Dock Battery tab, which displays the charge level and current status of
the media base battery.
The following icons appear in the Battery Meter window:
• The computer or media base is running on battery power.
• The battery is discharging or idle.
• The computer or media base is connected to an electrical outlet and running on
AC power.
• The battery is charging.
• The computer or media base is connected to an electrical outlet and running on
AC power.
• The battery is idle.
For more information about QuickSet, right-click the
icon in the taskbar, and click Help.
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Microsoft® Windows® Power Meter
The Windows Power Meter indicates the remaining battery charge. To check the Power
Meter, double-click the
icon on the taskbar. For more information about the Power
Meter tab, see "Power Management" in the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access help, see
"Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, a
icon appears.
Charge Gauge
Before you insert a battery, press the status button on the battery charge gauge to illuminate
the charge-level lights. Each light represents approximately 20 percent of the total battery
charge. For example, if the battery has 80 percent of its charge remaining, four of the five
lights are on. If no lights appear, the battery has no charge.
Low-Battery Warning
NOTICE: To avoid losing or corrupting data, save your work immediately after a low-battery
warning. Then connect the computer to an electrical outlet. If the battery runs completely out of
power, hibernate mode begins automatically.
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A low-battery warning occurs when the battery charge is approximately 90 percent depleted.
The computer beeps once, indicating that minimal battery operating time remains. During
that time, the speaker beeps periodically. If two batteries are installed, the low-battery
warning means that the combined charge of both batteries is approximately 90 percent
depleted. The computer enters hibernate mode when the battery charge is at a critically low
level. For more information about low-battery alarms, see "Power Management" in the Dell
Inspiron Help file. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
Charging the Battery
NOTE: The AC adapter charges a completely discharged battery in approximately 1 hour with
the computer turned off. Charge time is longer with the computer turned on. You can leave the
battery in the computer as long as you like. The battery’s internal circuitry prevents the battery
from overcharging.
When you connect the computer to an electrical outlet or install a battery while the
computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the computer checks the battery charge and
temperature. If necessary, the AC adapter then charges the battery and maintains the
battery charge.
If the battery is hot from being used in your computer or being in a hot environment, the
battery may not charge when you connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
The battery is too hot to start charging if the
light flashes alternately green and orange.
Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet and allow the computer and the battery
to cool to room temperature. Then connect the computer to an electrical outlet to continue
charging the battery.
For more information about resolving problems with a battery, see "Power Problems" on
page 49.
Removing a Battery
CAUTION: Before performing these procedures, disconnect the modem from the
telephone wall jack.
NOTICE: If you choose to replace the battery with the computer in standby mode, you have up
to 1 minute to complete the battery replacement before the computer shuts down.
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Ensure that the computer is turned off, suspended in a power management mode, or
connected to an electrical outlet.
2
If the computer is connected to a media base (docked), undock it. See the
documentation that came with your media base for instructions.
3
Slide the battery latch releases on the bottom of the computer and remove the battery
from the bay.
battery latch
release (2)
Installing a Battery
CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures listed below, read the safety
instructions on page 9.
Slide the battery into the bay until the latch releases click.
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Installing the Optional Extended Battery
Storing a Battery
Remove the battery when you store your computer for an extended period of time. A
battery discharges during prolonged storage. After a long storage period, recharge the
battery fully before you use it. See "Charging the Battery" on page 47.
Power Problems
NOTE: See the Dell Inspiron Help file for information on standby mode. To access help, see
"Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
C H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T — When the power light is lit or blinking, the computer has power. If
the power light is blinking, the computer is in standby mode—press the power button to exit standby
mode. If the light is off, press the power button to turn on the computer.
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C H A R G E T H E B A T T E R Y — The battery charge may be depleted.
1 Reinstall the battery.
2 Use the AC adapter to connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
3 Turn on the computer.
— If the battery status light flashes orange or is a steady
orange the battery charge is low or depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
CHECK THE BATTERY STATUS LIGHT
If the battery status light flashes green and orange, the battery is too hot to charge. Turn off the
computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41), disconnect the computer from the electrical
outlet, and then let the battery and computer cool to room temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective. Contact Dell (see
"Contacting Dell" on page 127).
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with
another device, such as a lamp.
C H E C K T H E A C A D A P T E R — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the AC adapter has a
light, ensure that the light is on.
C O N N E C T T H E C O M P U T E R D I R E C T L Y T O A N E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Bypass power
protection devices, power strips, and the extension cable to verify that the computer turns on.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, halogen
lamps, or other appliances.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — See the Dell Inspiron Help file or search for the keyword
standby in the Help and Support Center. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer"
on page 17.
R E I N S T A L L T H E M E M O R Y M O D U L E S — If the computer power light turns on but the display
remains blank, reinstall the memory modules. For instructions, see "Adding Memory" on page 102.
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Using the Dell™ D/Bay
About the Dell D/Bay
Removing and Installing Devices When the Computer Is
Turned Off
Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is
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About the Dell D/Bay
You can install Dell D-Family devices, such as a floppy drive or an optical drive, into the
Dell D/Bay.
Removing and Installing Devices When the
Computer Is Turned Off
NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a safe, dry place when they are not
installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.
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Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.
2
Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the D/Bay.
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Insert the new device into the bay, push the device until it clicks, and push the device
latch release in so that it is flush with the bay.
4
Connect the D/Bay cable to the Dell D/Bay connector on the computer.
Removing and Installing Devices While the
Computer Is Running
CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures listed below, read the safety
instructions on page 9.
1
Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar.
2
Click the device you want to eject.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a safe, dry place when they are not
installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.
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Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.
4
Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the D/Bay.
5
Insert the new device into the bay, push the device until it clicks, and push the device
latch release in so that it is flush with the bay.
Windows XP automatically recognizes the new device.
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Using the Keyboard
a n d To u c h Pa d
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Shortcuts
Touch Pad
Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
External Keyboard Problems
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Numeric Keypad
The numeric keypad functions like the numeric keypad on an external keyboard. Each key
on the keypad has multiple functions.
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To enable the numbers lock (Num Lk) keypad, hold down <Fn> and press <F4>.
The 9 light indicates that the Num Lk keypad function is active.
•
To disable the keypad, press <Fn><F4> again.
Keyboard Shortcuts
System Functions
Opens the Windows Task Manager window.
Enables and disables the numeric keypad.
Enables and disables the scroll lock.
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Battery
Displays the Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter.
Display Functions
Switches the video image to the next display option.
The options include the integrated display, an external
monitor, and both displays simultaneously.
Increases brightness on the integrated display only
(not on an external monitor).
Decreases brightness on the integrated display only
(not on an external monitor).
Radios (Including Wireless Networking and the Bluetooth™ Card)
Enables and disables radios, including wireless
networking and the Bluetooth™ card.
Power Management
Activates a power management mode. You can
reprogram this keyboard shortcut to activate a
different power management mode using the
Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties
window. See "Power Management" in the Dell Inspiron
Help file for instructions. To access help, see "Finding
Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
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Speaker Functions
Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and
external speakers, if attached.
Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and
external speakers, if attached.
Enables and disables the integrated speakers and
external speakers, if attached.
Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions
Minimizes all open windows.
Maximizes all windows.
Runs Windows Explorer.
Opens the Run dialog box.
Opens the Search Results dialog box.
Opens the Search Results-Computer dialog box (if
the computer is connected to a network).
Opens the System Properties dialog box.
To adjust keyboard operation, such as the character repeat rate, open the Control Panel,
click Printers and Other Hardware, and click Keyboard.
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Touch Pad
The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the
cursor on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse.
touch pad
touch pad buttons (2)
•
To move the cursor, lightly slide your finger over the touch pad.
•
To select an object, lightly tap once on the surface of the touch pad or use your thumb
to press the left touch-pad button.
•
To select and move (or drag) an object, position the cursor on the object and tap
down-up-down on the touch pad. On the second down motion, leave your finger on
the touch pad and move the selected object by sliding your finger over the surface.
•
To double-click an object, position the cursor on the object and tap twice on the touch
pad or use your thumb to press the left touch-pad button twice.
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Customizing the Touch Pad
You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust their settings.
1
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and
then click Mouse.
2
In the Mouse Properties window:
3
•
Click the Device Select tab to disable the touch pad.
•
Click the Pointer tab to adjust touch pad.
Click OK to save the settings and close the window.
Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
CHECK THE TOUCH PAD SETTINGS
1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
2 Click Mouse.
3 Try adjusting the settings.
C H E C K T H E M O U S E C A B L E — Shut down the computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on
page 41). Disconnect the mouse cable and check it for damage. For PS/2 cables, check the cable
connector for bent or broken pins. Firmly reconnect the cable.
If you are using a mouse extension cable, disconnect it and connect the mouse directly to the
computer.
TO V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E M O U S E , C H E C K T H E T O U C H P A D
1 Turn off the computer.
2 Disconnect the mouse.
3 Turn on the computer.
4 At the Windows desktop, use the touch pad to move the cursor around, select an icon, and open it.
If the touch pad operates correctly, the mouse may be defective.
R E I N S T A L L T H E T O U C H P A D D R I V E R — See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on page 92.
External Keyboard Problems
NOTE: When you attach an external keyboard, the integrated keyboard remains fully
functional.
C H E C K T H E K E Y B O A R D C A B L E — Shut down the computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer"
on page 41). Disconnect the keyboard cable and check it for damage. For PS/2 cables, check the cable
connector for bent or broken pins. Firmly reconnect the cable.
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If you are using a keyboard extension cable, disconnect it and connect the keyboard directly to the
computer.
CHECK THE EXTERNAL KEYBOARD
1 Turn off the computer, wait 1 minute, and turn it on again.
2 Verify that the numbers, capitals, and scroll lock lights on the keyboard blink during the boot
routine.
3 From the Windows® desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and
click Notepad.
4 Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display.
If you cannot verify these steps, you may have a defective external keyboard.
TO V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E E X T E R N A L K E Y B O A R D , C H E C K T H E
INTEGRATED KEYBOARD
1 Turn off the computer.
2 Disconnect the external keyboard.
3 Turn on the computer.
4 From the Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and
click Notepad.
5 Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display.
If the characters appear now but did not with the external keyboard, you may have a defective external
keyboard. Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 127).
Unexpected Characters
D I S A B L E T H E N U M E R I C K E Y P A D — Press <Fn><F4> to disable the numeric keypad if
numbers are displayed instead of letters. Verify that the numbers lock light is not lit.
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SECTION 6
Using CDs, DVDs, and
Other Multimedia
Using CDs and DVDs
CD or DVD Problems
Sound and Speaker Problems
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Using CDs and DVDs
For information about using CDs and DVDs in your computer, see the Dell Inspiron Help
file. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
NOTE: The CD drive is only available with the optional media base or the optional Dell D/Bay.
For additional information, see the documentation provided with the media base or the
Dell D/Bay.
CD or DVD Problems
If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, or DVD
NOTE: Because of different worldwide file types, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives.
High-speed CD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise. This noise does not indicate
a defect with the drive or the CD.
ENSURE THAT AN EXTERNAL FLOPPY DRIVE IS CONNECTED TO T HE COMPUTER —
Install the floppy drive in the Dell D/Bay or use the optional USB cable to connect the floppy drive to
the computer. See "Using the Dell™ D/Bay" on page 51.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start button and click My
Computer. If the drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to check for and
remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive. Insert a bootable
disk and restart the computer. Verify that the
light is blinking, indicating normal operation.
T R Y A N O T H E R D I S C — Insert another disc to eliminate the possibility that the original disc is
defective.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right
corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.
RE I NS T AL L T H E D R IV E
1 Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer.
2 Remove the drive. See "Using the Dell™ D/Bay" on page 51 for instructions.
3 Reinstall the drive.
4 Turn on the computer.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E O R D I S C — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Dell Inspiron Help file for
instructions. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
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If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray
1 Ensure that the computer is turned off.
2 Straighten a paper clip and insert one end into the eject hole at the front of the drive; push firmly
until the tray is partially ejected.
3 Gently pull out the tray until it stops.
If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound
• Ensure that the sound is not caused by the program that is running.
• Ensure that the disk or disc is inserted properly.
If the CD-RW drive stops writing
D I S A B L E S T A N D B Y M O D E I N W I N D O W S B E F O R E W R I T I N G T O A C D - RW — Search for the
keyword standby in the Windows Help and Support Center. To access help, see "Finding Information
for Your Computer" on page 17.
C H A N G E T H E W R I T E S P E E D T O A S L O W E R R A T E — See the help files for your CD creation
software.
E X I T A L L O T H E R O P E N P R O G R A M S — Exiting all other open programs before writing to the
CD-RW may alleviate the problem.
Sound and Speaker Problems
If you have a problem with integrated speakers
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S ® V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Double-click the speaker icon in the lowerright corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.
Adjust the volume, bass, or treble controls to eliminate distortion.
A D J U S T T H E V O L U M E U S I N G K E Y B O A R D S H O R T C U T S — Press <Fn><End> to disable
(mute) or reenable the integrated speakers.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D ( A U D I O ) D R I V E R — See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on
page 92.
If you have a problem with external speakers
NOTE: The volume control in some MP3 players overrides the Windows volume setting.
If you have been listening to MP3 songs, make sure that you did not turn the player volume
down or off.
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S — See the setup diagram supplied with
the speakers.
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TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with
another device, such as a lamp.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E S P E A K E R S A R E T U R N E D O N — See the setup diagram supplied with
the speakers.
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L — Double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right
corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted. Adjust
the volume, bass, or treble controls to eliminate distortion.
TE S T T H E S P E A K E R S — Plug the speaker audio cable into the line-out connector on the
computer. Ensure that the headphone volume control is turned up. Play a music CD.
R U N T H E S P E A K E R S E L F - T E S T — Some speaker systems have a self-test button on the
subwoofer. See the speaker documentation for self-test instructions.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen
lamps to check for interference.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D ( A U D I O ) D R I V E R — See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on page 92.
Copying CDs and DVDs
NOTE: Ensure that you follow all copyright laws when you create CDs.
This section applies only to computers that have a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R,
or DVD/CD-RW combo drive.
The following instructions show how to make an exact copy of a CD or DVD. You can also
use Sonic RecordNow for other purposes, including creating CDs from audio files on your
computer and creating MP3 CDs. For instructions, see the Sonic RecordNow
documentation that came with your computer. Open Sonic RecordNow, click the question
mark icon in the upper-right corner of the window, and click RecordNow Help or
RecordNow Tutorial.
How to Copy a CD or DVD
NOTE: If you have a DVD/CD-RW combo drive and you experience recording problems, check
for available software patches at the Sonic support website at support.sonic.com.
NOTE: Most commercial DVDs have copyright protection and cannot be copied using Sonic
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Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Sonic→ RecordNow!→ RecordNow!.
2
Click either the audio tab or the data tab, depending on the kind of CD you are
planning to copy.
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To copy the CD or DVD:
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If you have one CD or DVD drive, ensure that the settings are correct and click
Copy. The computer reads your source CD or DVD and copies it to a temporary
folder on your computer hard drive.
When prompted, insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD or DVD drive and
click OK.
•
If you have two CD or DVD drives, select the drive into which you have inserted
your source CD or DVD and click Copy. The computer copies the data on the CD
or DVD to the blank CD or DVD.
Once you have finished copying the source CD or DVD, the CD or DVD that you
have created automatically ejects.
Using Blank CD-Rs and CD-RWs
Your CD-RW drive can write to two different types of recording media—CD-Rs and CDRWs. Use blank CD-Rs to record music or permanently store data files. After creating a
CD-R, you cannot write to that CD-R again without changing your method of recording
(see the Sonic documentation for more information). Use blank CD-RWs to write to CDs
or to erase, rewrite, or update data on CDs.
Helpful Tips
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Use Microsoft® Windows® Explorer to drag and drop files to a CD-R or CD-RW only
after you start Sonic RecordNow and open a RecordNow project.
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You must use CD-Rs to burn music CDs that you want to play in regular stereos.
CD-RWs do not play in most home or car stereos.
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You cannot create audio DVDs with Sonic RecordNow.
•
Music MP3 files can be played only on MP3 players or on computers that have MP3
software installed.
•
Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW to its maximum capacity; for example, do not
copy a 650-MB file to a 650-MB blank CD. The CD-RW drive needs 1 or 2 MB of the
blank CD to finalize the recording.
•
Use a blank CD-RW to practice CD recording until you are familiar with CD
recording techniques. If you make a mistake, you can erase the data on the CD-RW
and try again. You can also use blank CD-RWs to test music file projects before you
record the project permanently to a blank CD-R.
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Setting Up a Home and
Office Network
Connecting to a Network Adapter
Network Setup Wizard
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Connecting to a Network Adapter
Before you connect your computer to a network, the computer must have a network adapter
installed and a network cable connected to it.
To connect a network cable:
1
Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back of your
computer.
NOTE: Insert the cable until it clicks into place, and then gently pull it to ensure that it
is secure.
NOTE: Do not use a network cable with a telephone wall jack.
2
Connect the other end of the network cable to a network connection device, such as a
network wall jack.
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Network Setup Wizard
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides a Network Setup Wizard to
guide you through the process of sharing files, printers, or an Internet connection between
computers in a home or small office.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ Communications, and
then click Network Setup Wizard.
2
On the welcome screen, click Next.
3
Click Checklist for creating a network.
NOTE: Selecting the connection method This computer connects directly to the Internet enables
the integrated firewall provided with Windows XP.
4
Complete the checklist and required preparations.
5
Return to the Network Setup Wizard and follow the instructions on the screen.
Network Problems
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K C A B L E C O N N E C T O R — Ensure that the network cable connector is
firmly connected to the connector on the computer and the network wall jack.
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K L I G H T S O N T H E N E T W O R K C O N N E C T O R — Left light indicates the
network connection speed. If the status light is off, the computer is not detecting network connection,
try replacing the network cable. The status light is solid green, at 10-Mbps, amber at 100-Mbps, and
yellow at 1-Gbps connection speed.
R E S T A R T T H E C O M P U T E R — Try to log on to the network again.
C O N T A C T Y O U R N E T W O R K A D M I N I S T R A T O R — Verify that your network settings are correct
and that the network is functioning.
Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network
NOTE: These networking instructions do not apply to Bluetooth™ or cellular products
Before you can connect to a wireless Local Area Network (LAN), you must have specific
information about your network. Be sure to get the name of your wireless network along
with any special security settings from your network administrator. The settings are unique
to your network and cannot be provided by Dell.
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Determining Your Network Type
NOTE: Most wireless networks are of the infrastructure type. Consult your network
administrator if you are unsure of the type of network you are connecting to.
Wireless networks fall into two categories—infrastructure networks and ad-hoc networks.
An infrastructure network uses routers or access points to connect several computers. An
ad-hoc network does not use routers or access points and consists of computers that
broadcast to one another.
infrastructure network
ad-hoc network
Connecting to a Network in Microsoft® Windows® XP
Your wireless network card requires proper software and drivers in order to connect to a
network. The software is pre-installed in the factory. If the software is removed or
corrupted, follow the instructions listed in the User's Guide for your wireless card. The
User’s Guide is located on your Drivers and Utilities CD (that came with your computer) in
the "User’s Guides-Network User’s Guides" category. The User’s Guide is also available on
the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
1
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Switch to Classic View.
2
Double-click Network Connections.
3
Click Wireless Network Connection.
The Wireless Network Connection icon is highlighted.
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Under Network Tasks in the left-hand pane, click Change settings of this connection.
The Wireless Network Connection Properties window appears.
5
Select the Wireless Networks tab.
NOTE: The names of wireless networks that your computer can detect are listed under Available
Networks.
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Click Add.
The Wireless network properties window appears.
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Enter the name of your network in the Network name (SSID) field.
8
If you are connecting to an ad-hoc network, which does not use any routers or access
points, click the check box labeled This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network;
wireless access points are not used.
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Click OK.
Your new network name appears in the Preferred networks area.
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Finalizing Your Network Connection (Security Settings)
To finalize your connection, you must change your wireless security settings to match the
wireless network you are trying to connect to. Choose one of the following connection
options based on the security settings for your network:
•
Connecting to a Network without Security-Related Requirements (common for home
and small office networks)
•
Connecting to a Network with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Security Requirements
•
Connecting to a Network with Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) Security
Requirements
NOTE: Network security settings are only provided by your network administrator and are
unique to your network. Dell cannot provide this information.
Connecting to a Network Without Security-Related Requirements
1
In the Preferred networks area, click the name of your wireless network.
2
Click Properties.
3
From the Network Authentication drop-down menu, select Open.
Earlier versions of the Dell™ wireless software may not contain the
drop-down menu. If you are using an earlier version, click to uncheck the Data
encryption (WEP enabled) check box and go to step 5.
4
From the Data encryption drop-down menu, select Disabled.
NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.
5
Click OK.
Your network setup is complete.
Connecting to a Network With Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Security Requirements
The following instructions are basic steps for connecting to a WPA network. If your network
requires a user name, password, or domain settings, consult the setup instructions in the
User’s Guide for your wireless network card.
NOTE: WPA protocols require that you know the Network Authentication and Data Encryption
settings for your wireless network. In addition, your WPA-protected network may require
special settings such as a network key, user name, password, and domain name. Be sure to get
all necessary WPA settings from your network administrator before continuing.
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In the Preferred networks section, click the name of your wireless network.
2
Click Properties.
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3
From the Network Authentication drop-down menu, select your network
authentication type (as provided by the network administrator).
If you do not see the drop-down menu, you must update your wireless software before
continuing. Download and install the latest version of your wireless driver software
from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
4
From the Data encryption drop-down menu, select your data encryption type (as
provided by the network administrator).
5
If your wireless network requires a key, enter it in the Network key field.
NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.
6
Click OK.
Your network setup is complete.
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Connecting to a Network With Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) Security Requirements
1
In the Preferred networks section, click the name of your wireless network.
2
Click Properties.
3
From the Network Authentication drop-down menu, select Open.
Earlier versions of Dell wireless software may not contain the drop-down menu. If you
are using an earlier version, click to check the check box labeled Data encryption
(WEP enabled) and go to step 5.
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4
From the Data encryption drop-down menu, select WEP.
5
If the wireless network does not require a network key (for example, a password),
go to step 8.
6
Click to uncheck the check box labeled The key is provided for me automatically.
7
Enter the WEP network key, provided by your network administrator, in the Network
key field.
8
Enter the WEP network key again in the Confirm network key field.
NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.
9
Click OK.
Your network setup is complete.
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SECTION 8
Solving Problems
Error Messages
Video and Display Problems
Scanner Problems
Drive Problems
PC Card Problems
General Program Problems
Resolving Other Technical Problems
If Your Computer Gets Wet
If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
Drivers
Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP System Restore
Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
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Error Messages
If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system or the program
that was running at the time the message appeared.
THE FILE BEING COPIED IS TOO LARGE FOR THE DESTINATION
D R I V E — The file that you are trying to copy is too large to fit on the disk, or the
disk is too full. Try copying the file to a different disk or use a larger capacity disk.
A FILENAME CANNOT CONTAIN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
C H A R A C T E R S : \ / : * ? “ < > | — Do not use these characters in
filenames.
I N S E R T B O O T A B L E M E D I A — The operating system is trying to boot to a
nonbootable floppy disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD.
N O N - S Y S T E M D I S K O R D I S K E R R O R — A floppy disk is in the floppy drive.
Remove the floppy disk and restart the computer.
NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR RESOURCES. CLOSE SOME PROGRAMS AND
T R Y A G A I N — You have too many programs open. Close all windows and open
the program that you want to use.
O P E R A T I N G S Y S T E M N O T F O U N D — Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell"
on page 127).
A R E Q U I R E D .DLL F I L E W A S N O T F O U N D — The program that you are
trying to open is missing an essential file. Remove and then reinstall the program.
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Add or Remove Programs.
4 Select the program you want to remove.
5 Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
6 See the program documentation for installation instructions.
X :\ I S N O T A C C E S S I B L E . T H E D E V I C E I S N O T R E A D Y — Insert a disk
into the drive and try again.
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Video and Display Problems
If the display is blank
NOTE: If you are using a program that requires a higher resolution than your computer
supports, Dell recommends that you attach an external monitor to your computer.
CHECK THE
L I G H T — When the
light is on, the computer has
power.
• If the
light is off, press the power button.
• If the
light is blinking, your power management settings may have caused
the display to turn off. Press the power button to exit standby mode.
C H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y — If you are using a battery to power your computer,
the battery charge may be depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet
using the AC adapter, and turn on the computer.
TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T — Ensure that the electrical outlet is
working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
C H E C K T H E A C A D A P T E R — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If
the AC adapter has a light, ensure that it is on.
CONNECT THE COMPUTER DIRECTLY TO AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET —
Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and the extension cable to verify
that the computer turns on. See the Dell Inspiron Help file for instructions. To
access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
A D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S — Search for the keyword standby in
the Windows Help and Support Center. To access help, see "Finding Information
for Your Computer" on page 17.
S W I T C H T H E V I D E O I M A G E — If your computer is attached to an external
monitor, press <Fn><F8> to switch the video image to the display.
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If the display is difficult to read
A D J U S T T H E B R I G H T N E S S — See "Using the Display" in the Dell Inspiron
Help file for instructions on adjusting the brightness. To access help, see "Finding
Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
MOVE THE SUBWOOFER AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER OR MONITOR —
If your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is
at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor.
E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent
lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances.
RO T AT E T H E C O MP U T E R T O F A C E A D IF F E R EN T D IR E C T IO N —
Eliminate sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality.
ADJUST THE WINDOWS DISPLAY SETTINGS
1 Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Appearance and Themes.
3 Click the area you want to change or click the Display icon.
4 Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution.
S E E "E R R O R M E S S A G E S " — If an error message appears, see "Error
Messages" on page 82.
If only part of the display is readable
CONNECT AN EXTERNAL MONITOR
1 Turn off your computer and connect an external monitor to the computer.
2 Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and
contrast controls.
If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be
defective. Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 127).
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Scanner Problems
C H E C K T H E P O W E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the scanner
power cable is firmly connected to a working electrical power source and that the
scanner is turned on.
C H E C K T H E S C A N N E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — Ensure that the scanner
cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the scanner.
U N L O C K T H E S C A N N E R — Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a
locking tab or button.
R E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R — See the scanner documentation for
instructions.
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Drive Problems
NOTE: For information on saving files to a floppy disk, see "Working With Files" in the Dell
Inspiron Help file. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
If you cannot save a file to a floppy drive
NOTE: The floppy drive is only available with the optional media base or D/Bay module.
ENSURE THAT AN EXTERNAL FLOPPY DRIVE IS CONNECTED TO THE
C O M P U T E R — Install the floppy drive in the Dell D/Bay or use the optional
USB cable to connect the floppy drive to the computer. See "Using the Dell™
D/Bay" on page 51.
E N S U R E T H A T W I N D O W S ® R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E — Click the Start
button and click My Computer. If the drive is not listed, perform a full scan with
your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes
prevent Windows from recognizing the drive. Insert a bootable disk and restart
the computer. Verify that the
light is blinking, indicating normal operation.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E D I S K I S N O T W R I T E - P R O T E C T E D — You cannot save
data to a write-protected disk. See the following figure.
back of floppy disk
write-protected
not writeprotected
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T R Y A N O T H E R F L O P P Y D I S K — Insert another disk to eliminate the
possibility that the original disk is defective.
RE I NS T AL L T H E F L OP P Y D R I V E
1 Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the
computer.
2 Remove the drive from the Dell D/Bay. See "Using the Dell™ D/Bay" on
page 51.
3 Reinstall the drive.
4 Turn on the computer.
C H E C K T H E D / B A Y C A B L E — Shut down the computer. Disconnect the
D/Bay cable from the computer, and firmly reconnect the cable.
C L E A N T H E D R I V E — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Dell Inspiron
Help file for instructions. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your
Computer" on page 17.
PC Card Problems
C H E C K T H E P C C A R D — Ensure that the PC Card is properly inserted into
the connector.
E N S U R E T H A T T H E C A R D I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y W I N D O W S ® — Doubleclick the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar. Ensure that the
card is listed.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH A DELL-PROVIDED PC CARD —
Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 127).
I F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A PC C A R D N O T P R O V I D E D B Y
D E L L — Contact the PC Card manufacturer.
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General Program Problems
A program crashes
NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy
disk or CD.
S E E T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N — Many software manufacturers
maintain websites with information that may help you solve the problem. Ensure
that you properly installed and configured the program. Reinstall the program if
necessary.
A program stops responding
END THE PROGRAM
1 Simultaneously press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc>.
2 Click the Applications tab, and then select the program that is no longer
responding.
3 Click End Task.
A solid blue screen appears
TU R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F — If the computer does not respond to a
keystroke or a proper shutdown (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41),
press the power button until the computer turns off. Press the power button
again to restart the computer. The solid blue screen appears because you were not
able to perform a proper Windows® shutdown. An error-checking utility
automatically runs during the start-up process. Follow the instructions on the
screen.
Error messages appear
R E V I E W " E R R O R M E S S A G E S " — Look up the message and take the
appropriate action. See the software documentation.
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Resolving Other Technical Problems
G O T O T H E D E L L S U P P O R T W E B S I T E — Go to support.dell.com for help
with general usage, installation, and troubleshooting questions. See "Dell
Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on page 126 for a description of the
hardware and software support provided by Dell.
E - M A I L D E L L — Go to support.dell.com and then click E-Mail Dell in the
Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can
expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours. See "Dell Technical
Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on page 126 for a description of the hardware and
software support provided by Dell.
C O N T A C T D E L L — If you cannot solve your problem using the Dell™ support
website or e-mail service, call Dell for technical assistance (see "Contacting Dell"
on page 127). See "Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on page 126 for a
description of the hardware and software support provided by Dell.
If Your Computer Gets Wet
CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do
so. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, Dell recommends that
you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker before attempting to remove the
power cables from the electrical outlet. Use the utmost caution when removing
wet cables from a live power source.
1
Turn off the computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41), disconnect the
AC adapter from the computer, and then disconnect the AC adapter from the
electrical outlet.
2
Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from their power sources
and then from the computer.
3
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer.
4
Remove any installed PC Cards, and put them in a safe place to dry.
5
Remove the battery (see "Removing a Battery" on page 47).
6
Wipe off the battery and put it in a safe place to dry.
7
Remove the memory module. For instructions, see "Adding Memory" on page 102.
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Open the display and place the computer right-side up across two books or similar
props to let air circulate all around it. Let the computer dry for at least 24 hours in a
dry area at room temperature.
CAUTION: To help prevent electrical shock, verify that the computer is
thoroughly dry before continuing with the rest of this procedure.
NOTICE: Do not use artificial means, such as a hair dryer or a fan, to speed the drying process.
9
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer.
10
Replace the memory module, the memory module cover, and the screw(s). Follow the
memory installation instructions listed in "Adding Memory" on page 102.
11
Replace any PC Cards you removed.
12
Replace the battery. See "Installing a Battery" on page 48.
13
Turn on the computer and verify that it is working properly.
If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact
Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 127).
If You Drop or Damage Your Computer
1
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer
(see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41).
2
Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer and from the electrical outlet.
3
Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from their power sources
and then from the computer.
4
Remove and reinstall the battery (see "Removing a Battery" on page 47 and "Installing
a Battery" on page 48).
5
Turn on the computer.
If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact
Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 127).
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Drivers
What Is a Driver?
A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse, or keyboard. All devices
require a driver program.
A driver acts like a translator between the device and any other programs that use the
device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver recognizes.
Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed—no further
installation or configuration is needed.
NOTICE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may contain drivers for operating systems that are not
on your computer. Ensure that you are installing software appropriate for your operating system.
Many drivers, such as the keyboard driver, come with your Microsoft® Windows® operating
system. You may need to install drivers if you:
•
Upgrade your operating system.
•
Reinstall your operating system.
•
Connect or install a new device.
Identifying Drivers
If you experience a problem with any device, identify whether the driver is the source of
your problem and, if necessary, update the driver.
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
3
Click System.
4
In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
Scroll down the list to see if any device has an exclamation point (a yellow circle with a
[!]) on the device icon.
If an exclamation point is next to the device name, you may need to reinstall the driver
or install a new driver (see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on page 92).
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Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities
NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com and your Drivers and Utilities CD
provide approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources,
your computer might not work correctly.
Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver, use Windows XP
Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the previously installed version.
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
3
Click System.
4
In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.
5
Click Device Manager.
6
Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and click Properties.
7
Click the Drivers tab.
8
Click Roll Back Driver.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore (see
"Using Microsoft® Windows® XP System Restore" on page 95) to return your computer to
the operating state that existed before you installed the new driver.
Using the Drivers and Utilities CD
If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore does not resolve the problem, then
reinstall the driver from the Drivers and Utilities CD.
1
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2
Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.
In most cases, the CD starts running automatically. If it does not, start Windows
Explorer, click your CD drive directory to display the CD contents, and then doubleclick the autorcd.exe file. The first time that you run the CD, it might prompt you to
install setup files. Click OK, and follow the instructions on the screen to continue.
3
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the driver or utility (if available). A welcome screen appears.
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Click Next.
The CD automatically scans your hardware to detect drivers and utilities used by your
computer.
5
After the CD completes the hardware scan, you can also detect other drivers and
utilities. Under Search Criteria, select the appropriate categories from the System
Model, Operating System, and Topic drop-down menus.
A link or links appear(s) for the specific drivers and utilities used by your computer.
6
Click the link of a specific driver or utility to display information about the driver or
utility that you want to install.
7
Click the Install button (if present) to begin installing the driver or utility. At the
welcome screen, follow the screen prompts to complete the installation.
If no Install button is present, automatic installation is not an option. For installation
instructions, either see the appropriate instructions in the following subsections, or
click Extract, follow the extracting instructions, and then read the readme file.
If instructed to navigate to the driver files, click the CD directory on the driver
information window to display the files associated with that driver.
Manually Reinstalling Drivers
NOTE: If you are reinstalling an infrared sensor driver, you must first enable the infrared sensor
in the system setup program (see "Enabling the Infrared Sensor" on page 125) before continuing
with the driver installation.
1
After extracting the driver files to your hard drive as described in the previous section,
click the Start button and right-click My Computer.
2
Click Properties.
3
Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4
Double-click the type of device for which you are installing the driver (for example,
Modems or Infrared devices).
5
Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver.
6
Click the Driver tab and click Update Driver.
7
Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next.
8
Click Browse and browse to the location to which you previously extracted the
driver files.
9
When the name of the appropriate driver appears, click Next.
10
Click Finish and restart your computer.
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Resolving Software and Hardware
Incompatibilities
IRQ conflicts occur if a device either is not detected during the operating system setup or is
detected but incorrectly configured. To check for IRQ conflicts on your computer:
1
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance and click System.
3
Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4
In the Device Manager list, check for conflicts with the other devices.
Conflicts are indicated by a yellow exclamation point (!) beside the conflicting device
or a red X if the device has been disabled.
5
Double-click any conflicting device listed to bring up the Properties window
so that you can determine what needs to be reconfigured or removed from the
Device Manager.
6
Resolve these conflicts before checking specific devices.
7
Double-click the malfunctioning device type in the Device Manager list.
8
Double-click the icon for the specific device in the expanded list.
The Properties window appears.
If an IRQ conflict exists, the Device status area in the Properties window reports what
other devices are sharing the device's IRQ.
9
Resolve any IRQ conflicts.
You can also use the Windows XP Hardware Troubleshooter. To use the troubleshooter, click
the Start button and click Help and Support. Type hardware troubleshooter in the
Search field, and then click the arrow to start the search. Click Hardware Troubleshooter in
the Search Results list. In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, click I need to resolve a
hardware conflict on my computer, and then click Next.
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Using Microsoft® Windows® XP
System Restore
The Microsoft Windows XP operating system provides System Restore to allow you to
return your computer to an earlier operating state (without affecting data files) if changes
to the hardware, software, or other system settings have left the computer in an undesirable
operating state. See the Windows Help and Support Center for information on using
System Restore. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
NOTICE: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor your data
files or recover them.
Creating a Restore Point
1
Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2
Click System Restore.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
If problems occur after you install a device driver, use Device Driver Rollback (see "Using
Windows XP Device Driver Rollback" on page 92) to resolve the problem. If that is
unsuccessful, then use System Restore. See "Using Microsoft® Windows® XP System
Restore" on page 95.
NOTICE: Before you restore the computer to an earlier operating state, save and close any
open files and exit any open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until
the system restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then
click System Restore.
2
Ensure that Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected and click Next.
3
Click a calendar date to which you want to restore your computer.
The Select a Restore Point screen provides a calendar that allows you to see and select
restore points. All calendar dates with available restore points appear in boldface type.
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Select a restore point and click Next.
If a calendar date has only one restore point, then that restore point is automatically
selected. If two or more restore points are available, click the restore point that
you prefer.
5
Click Next.
The Restoration Complete screen appears after System Restore finishes collecting
data and then the computer restarts.
6
After the computer restarts, click OK.
To change the restore point, you can either repeat the steps using a different restore point,
or you can undo the restoration.
Undoing the Last System Restore
NOTICE: Before you undo the last system restore, save and close all open files and exit
any open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system
restoration is complete.
1
Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then
click System Restore.
2
Click Undo my last restoration and click Next.
3
Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
4
After the computer restarts, click OK.
Enabling System Restore
If you reinstall Windows XP with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space available, System
Restore is automatically disabled. To see if System Restore is enabled:
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Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance.
3
Click System.
4
Click the System Restore tab.
5
Ensure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked.
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Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
Before You Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a problem
with a newly installed driver, first try using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback. If Device
Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore to return your
operating system to the operating state it was in before you installed the new device driver.
See "Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback" on page 92 and "Using Microsoft®
Windows® XP System Restore" on page 95.
NOTICE: Before performing the installation, back up all data files on your primary hard drive.
For conventional hard drive configurations, the primary hard drive is the first drive detected by
the computer.
To reinstall Windows XP, you need the following items:
•
Dell™ Operating System CD
•
Dell Drivers and Utilities CD
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD contains drivers that were installed during assembly of the
computer. Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to load any required drivers.
•
Product Key (Product ID Number)
NOTE: The Product Key is the bar code number on the sticker that is located on the external
side cover of your computer. You may be prompted for the Product Key when you use the
Operating System CD under certain conditions.
Reinstalling Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP, perform all the steps in the following sections in the order in
which they are listed.
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After you reinstall the
operating system, you must also reinstall the device drivers, virus protection program, and
other software.
NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options
can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not
reinstall Windows XP unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection software installed
on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP. See the documentation that came with the
software for instructions.
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Booting From the Operating System CD
1
Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2
Insert the Operating System CD. If any program starts automatically, exit the program
before proceeding.
3
Restart the computer.
4
Press <F2> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears.
If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows desktop, and
then shut down the computer and try again.
5
Press the arrow keys to select CD-ROM, and press <Enter>.
6
When the Press any key to boot from CD message appears, press any key.
Windows XP Setup
1
When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press <Enter> to select To set up
Windows now.
2
Read the information on the Microsoft Windows Licensing Agreement screen, and
press <F8> to accept the license agreement.
3
If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your
current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and remove the CD.
4
If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to select that option.
5
Press <Enter> to select the highlighted partition (recommended), and follow the
instructions on the screen.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system begins to copy files
and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times.
NOTICE: Do not press any key when the following message appears: Press any key to
boot from the CD.
NOTE: The time required to complete the setup depends on the size of the hard drive and the
speed of your computer.
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When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the settings for your
location and click Next.
7
Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your Software screen,
and click Next.
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If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, at the What's your computer's name
window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the name provided) and
click Next.
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, at the Computer Name and
Administrator Password window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the one
provided) and a password, and click Next.
9
If the Modem Dialing Information screen appears, enter the requested information
and click Next.
10
Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window, and
click Next.
11
If the Networking Settings screen appears, click Typical and click Next.
12
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional and you are prompted to provide
further information regarding your network configuration, enter your selections. If you
are unsure of your settings, accept the default selections.
Windows XP installs the operating system components and configures the computer.
The computer automatically restarts.
NOTICE: Do not press any key when the following message appears: Press any key to
boot from the CD.
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When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.
14
When the How will this computer connect to the Internet? message
appears, click Skip.
15
When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, select No, not at this
time and click Next.
16
When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter up to five users.
17
Click Next.
18
Click Finish to complete the setup, and remove the CD.
19
Reinstall the appropriate drivers with the Drivers and Utilities CD.
20
Reinstall your virus protection software.
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SECTION 9
Adding and Replacing
Pa r t s
Before You Add or Replace Parts
Adding Memory
Adding a Mini PCI Card
Adding a Modem
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Before You Add or Replace Parts
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions on
page 9.
1
Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer
cover.
2
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and then shut down the
computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41).
3
Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
4
Wait 10 to 20 seconds, and then disconnect any attached devices.
5
Remove any installed PC Cards and the battery.
NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer. Continue to ground
yourself periodically during this procedure.
Adding Memory
You can increase your computer memory by installing a memory module on the system
board. See "Memory" on page 116 for information on the memory supported by your
computer. Be sure to add only a memory module that is intended for your computer.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions on
page 9.
NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.
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1
Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the
computer cover.
2
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer
(see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41).
3
If the computer is connected to the media base (docked), undock it. See the
documentation that came with your media base for instructions.
4
Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
5
Wait 10 to 20 seconds, and then disconnect any attached devices.
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6
Remove any installed PC Cards and battery.
NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer. Continue to ground
yourself periodically during this procedure.
7
Turn the computer over, unscrew both captive screw(s) from the memory
module/Mini PCI card/modem cover, and remove the cover.
captive screw (2)
cover
NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the
inner metal tabs that secure the memory module.
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8
If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module.
NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer. Continue to ground
yourself periodically during this procedure.
a
Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the
memory module connector until the module pops up.
b
Remove the module from the connector.
memory module
securing clip (2)
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9
Ground yourself and install the new memory module:
a
Align the notch in the module edge connector with the tab in the center of the
connector slot.
b
Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and rotate the module
down until it clicks into place. If the module does not click into place, remove the
module and reinstall it.
memory module
connector
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Replace the cover.
NOTICE: If the cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover
to close may damage your computer.
NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer does not boot. No error
message indicates this failure.
captive screw (2)
cover
11
Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer
and an electrical outlet.
12
Turn on the computer.
As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates
the system configuration information.
To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click the Start button,
click Help and Support, and then click Computer Information.
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Adding a Mini PCI Card
If you ordered a Mini PCI card with your computer, the card is already installed.
CAUTION: FCC rules strictly prohibit users from installing 5-GHz (802.11a,
802.11a/b, 802.11a/b/g) Wireless LAN Mini PCI cards. Under no circumstances
should the user install such a device. Only trained Dell service personnel are
authorized to install a 5-GHz Wireless LAN Mini PCI card.
If you are removing and/or installing a 2.4-GHz (802.11b, 802.11b/g) Mini PCI
card, follow the instructions noted below. Only products approved for use in your
portable computer may be installed. Approved Mini PCI cards may be purchased
only from Dell.
NOTE: 2.4-GHz Wireless LAN PC Cards may be removed and installed by the user.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions on
page 9.
NOTE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
1
Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer
cover.
2
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer
(see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41).
3
If the computer is connected to a media base (docked), undock it. See the
documentation that came with the media base for instructions.
4
Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
5
Wait 10 to 20 seconds and then disconnect any attached devices.
6
Remove any installed PC Card, battery, and devices.
NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer. Continue to ground
yourself periodically during this procedure.
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7
Turn the computer over, and loosen both the captive screw(s) from the Mini PCI card
cover and remove the cover.
captive screw (2)
cover
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8
If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 9. If you are replacing a Mini PCI
card, remove the existing card:
a
Disconnect the Mini PCI card from the attached cables.
cable connectors
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b
Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the metal securing tabs until the card
pops up slightly.
metal securing tab (2)
Mini PCI card
c
Lift the Mini PCI card out of its connector.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, never place cables on top of or under the card.
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9
To replace a Mini PCI card, align the card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and
press the Mini PCI card into the connector.
connector
Mini PCI card
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10
Connect the antenna cable to the antenna connector on the Mini PCI card.
NOTICE: The connectors are keyed for correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the
connectors and realign the card.
cable connectors
11
Lower the Mini PCI card toward the inner tabs to approximately a 20-degree angle.
12
Continue lowering the Mini PCI card until it snaps into the inner tabs of the
connector.
13
Replace the cover and tighten the screws.
Adding a Modem
If you ordered the optional modem at the same time that you ordered your computer, the
modem is already installed.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions on
page 9.
NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
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1
Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the
computer cover.
2
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and then shut down the
computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41).
3
If the computer is connected to a media base (docked), undock it. See the
documentation that came with the media base for instructions.
4
Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
5
Wait 10 to 20 seconds and then disconnect any attached devices.
6
Remove any installed PC Cards or blanks, battery, and devices.
NOTICE: Handle memory modules by their edges, and do not touch the components on a
module. Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer, and
continue to do so periodically during this procedure.
7
Turn the computer over and loosen the two captive screws on the modem cover, and
remove the cover.
captive screw (2)
cover
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8
If a modem is not already installed, go to step 11. If you are replacing a modem,
remove the existing modem:
a
Remove the screw securing the modem to the system board, and set it aside.
b
Pull straight up on the attached pull-tab to lift the modem out of its connector on
the system board, and disconnect the modem cable.
modem cable connector
modem
modem screw
system board
connector
9
Connect the modem cable to the modem.
NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the
connectors and realign the card.
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10
Align the modem with the screw hole and press the modem into the connector on the
system board.
11
Install the screw to secure the modem to the system board.
12
Replace the cover.
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Appendix
Specifications
Using the System Setup Program
Enabling the Infrared Sensor
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Contacting Dell
Regulatory Notices
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
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Specifications
Microprocessor
Microprocessor types
Intel® Mobile Pentium®
L1 cache
32 KB (internal)
L2 cache
1 MB
External bus frequency
400 MHz
System Information
System chip set
Intel 855GM
Data bus width
64 bits
DRAM bus width
64 bits
Microprocessor address bus width
32 bits
Flash EPROM
8 MB
Graphics bus
Intel UMA integrated graphics architecture
PCI bus
33 MHz
PC Card
CardBus controller
Ricoh 5C591
PC Card connector
one (supports a Type I or Type II card)
Cards supported
3.3 V and 5 V
PC Card connector size
68 pins
Data width (maximum)
PCMCIA 16 bits
CardBus 32 bits
Memory
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Architecture
PC2100 SDRAM
Memory module connector
one user-accessible SODIMM socket
Memory module capacities
128, 256, 512, 1024MB
Memory type
2.5-V DDR SODIMM
Memory (continued)
Standard memory
128 MB
Maximum memory
1.152 GB
Clock speed
266 MHz
Ports and Connectors
Video
15-hole connector
Audio
microphone connector, stereo
headphone/speakers connector
USB
two 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors
(including the Dell™ D/Bay connector)
D/Bay connector
4-pin power supply and 4-pin USB
2.0-compliant connector
Docking
100-pin connector for a Dell™ media base
Mini PCI
one Type IIIA Mini PCI card slot
Secure Digital memory slot
one Secure Digital memory slot
Modem (optional)
RJ-11 port
Network adapter
RJ-45 port 10/100 LAN
IEEE 1394
4-pin serial connector
Communications
Modem (optional):
Type
integrated 56K v.92-capable modem
daughter card
Controller
softmodem
Interface
internal AC97 bus
Network adapter
10/100 BaseTX Bus Master Ethernet
Wireless
internal Mini PCI Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless
support
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Video
Video type
integrated with Intel 855GM chip set
Core frequency
133 MHz
Video controller
Intel UMA integrated graphics
Video memory:
System memory, 128 MB
UMA; shared with system memory (up to
32 MB)
System memory, 256+ MB
UMA; shared with system memory (up to
64 MB)
LCD interface
XGA
Audio
Audio type
Sigmatel STAC 9750
Intel AC97
Stereo conversion
18-bit (stereo analog-to-digital) and 20-bit
(stereo digital-to-analog)
Interfaces:
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Internal
AC97
External
microphone-in connector, stereo
headphones/speakers connector
Speaker:
X300
Media Base
1.0 W into two 8-ohm speakers
Internal speaker amplifier
1.0-W channel into 4 ohms stereo
Volume controls
volume up/down menu, mute
2.5 W into one 4-ohm speaker
Display
Type (active-matrix TFT)
XGA
Dimensions:
Height
184 mm (7.26 inches)
Width
246 mm (9.7 inches)
Diagonal
307 mm (12.1 inches)
Maximum resolutions
1024 x 768 at 16.8 million colors
Response time (typical)
50-ms rise and fall (maximum)
Refresh rate
60 Hz
Operating angle
0° (closed) to 180°
Viewing angles:
Horizontal
± 40°
Vertical
+10°/–30°
Pixel pitch
0.28 mm horizontal x 0.28 mm vertical
Power Consumption:
Panel with backlight (typical)
Controls
4.5 W
brightness can be controlled through
keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard
Number of keys
84 (U.S. and Canada); 85 (Europe);
88(Japan); 86 (Brazil)
Key travel
2.4 mm (0.09 inch)
Key spacing
18.0 mm (.73 inch)
Layout
QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji
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Touch Pad
X/Y position resolution
(graphics table mode)
240 cpi
Size:
Width
64.88-mm (2.55-inch) sensor-active area
Height
48.88-mm (1.92-inch) rectangle
Battery
Type
28-WHr “smart” lithium ion
65-WHr “smart” lithium ion
Dimensions:
Height
15.60 mm (0.61 inches) (28-WHr battery)
20.90 mm (0.82 inches) (65-WHr battery)
Width
211.20 mm (8.31 inch) (28-WHr battery)
273.30 mm (10.76 inch) (65-WHr battery)
Depth
38.30 mm (1.51 inches) (28-WHr battery)
82.70 mm (3.26 inches) (65-WHr battery)
Weight
200.90 g (0.44 lb) (28-WHr battery)
480 g (1.06 lb) (65-WHr battery)
Voltage
14.8 VDC
Charge time (approximate):
Computer off
about 60 minutes with 28-WHr battery,
ExpressCharge™ time
about 71 minutes with 65-WHr battery,
Express Charge time
Life span (approximate)
300 discharge/charge cycles
Temperature range:
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Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
AC Adapter
Input voltage
90–240 VAC
Input current (maximum)
1.5 A
Input frequency
47–63 Hz
Output current (maximum)
4.3 A (maximum at 4-second pulse);
3.3 A (continuous)
Output power
65 W
Rated output voltage
19.5 VDC
Dimensions:
Height
27.94 mm (1.1 inches)
Width
58.42 mm (2.3 inches)
Depth
133.85 mm (5.25 inches)
Weight (including cables and strap)
0.4 kg (0.9 lb)
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Physical
Height
275 mm (approximately 10.83 inch),
depending upon point of measurement
Width
233.60 mm (9.20 inches)
Depth
22.20 mm (08.7 inches)
Weight
1.34 kg (2.96 lb) with 28-WHr battery
Environmental
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
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Environmental (continued)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
10% to 90% (noncondensing, maximum)
Storage
5% to 95% (noncondensing, maximum
Maximum vibration (using
a random-vibration spectrum that
simulates user environment):
Operating
0.66 GRMS
Storage
1.30 GRMS
Maximum shock (measured with
HDD in head-parked position and
2-ms half-sine pulse):
Operating
122 G
Storage
163 G
Altitude (maximum):
Operating
–15.2 to 3,048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
Using the System Setup Program
Overview
NOTE: Your operating system may automatically configure most of the options available in the
system setup program, thus overriding options that you set through the system setup program.
(An exception is the External Hot Key option, which you can disable or enable only through the
system setup program.) For more information on configuring features for your operating system,
see the Windows XP Help and Support Center. To access the Help and Support Center, see
"Windows Help and Support Center" on page 18.
The system setup screens display the current setup information and settings for your
computer, such as:
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System configuration
•
Boot order
•
Boot (start-up) configuration and docking-device configuration settings
Appendix
•
Basic device configuration settings
•
System security and hard-drive password settings
NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical
support, do not change the settings for the system setup program. Certain changes might make
your computer work incorrectly.
Viewing the System Setup Screens
1
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2
When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately. If you wait too long and
the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop.
Then shut down your computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 41) and
try again.
System Setup Screens
NOTE: For information about a specific item on a system setup screen, highlight the item and
see the Help area on the screen.
On each screen, the system setup options are listed at the left. To the right of each option is
the setting or value for that option. You can change settings that appear as white type on
the screen. Options or values that you cannot change (because they are determined by the
computer) appear less bright.
The upper-right corner of the screen displays help information for the currently highlighted
option; the lower-right corner displays information about the computer. System setup key
functions are listed across the bottom of the screen.
Commonly Used Options
Certain options require that you reboot the computer for new settings to take effect.
Changing the Boot Sequence
The boot sequence, or boot order, tells the computer where to look to find the software
needed to start the operating system. You can control the boot sequence and enable/disable
devices using the Boot Order page of the system setup program.
NOTE: To change the boot sequence on a one-time-only basis, see "Performing a One-Time Boot"
on page 124."
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The Boot Order page displays a general list of the bootable devices that may be installed in
your computer, including but not limited to the following:
•
Diskette Drive
•
Modular bay HDD
•
Internal HDD
•
CD/DVD/CD-RW drive
NOTE: You can only boot (start up) your computer from a CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive installed
as a fixed optical drive. You cannot boot from one of these modules if it is installed in the
module bay.
During the boot routine, the computer starts at the top of the list and scans each enabled
device for the operating system start-up files. When the computer finds the files, it stops
searching and starts the operating system.
To control the boot devices, select (highlight) a device by pressing the up-arrow or downarrow key, and then enable or disable the device or change its order in the list.
•
To enable or disable a device, highlight the item and press the spacebar. Enabled
items appear as white and display a small triangle to the left; disabled items appear
blue or dimmed without a triangle.
•
To reorder a device in the list, highlight the device and then press <U> or <D> (not
case-sensitive) to move the highlighted device up or down.
Boot sequence changes take effect as soon as you save the changes and exit the system
setup program.
Performing a One-Time Boot
You can set a one-time-only boot sequence without entering the system setup program.
(You can also use this procedure to boot the Dell Diagnostics on the diagnostics utility
partition on your hard drive.)
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1
Turn off the computer.
2
If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the
documentation that came with your docking device for instructions.
3
Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
4
Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. If
you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the
Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.
5
When the boot device list appears, highlight the device from which you want to boot
and press <Enter>.
The computer boots to the selected device.
The next time you reboot the computer, the previous boot order is restored.
Changing Printer Modes
Set the Parallel Mode option according to the type of printer or device connected to the
parallel connector. To determine the correct mode to use, see the documentation that
came with the device.
Setting Parallel Mode to Disabled disables the parallel port and the port’s LPT address,
freeing computer resources for another device to use.
Changing COM Ports
Serial Port allows you to map the serial port COM address or disable the serial port and its
address, freeing computer resources for another device to use.
Enabling the Infrared Sensor
1
2
Enter the system setup program:
a
Turn on your computer.
b
Press <F2> when the Dell™ logo appears.
Press <Alt><P> until you locate Infrared Data Port under Basic Device
Configuration.
NOTE: Ensure that the COM port that you select is different from the COM port assigned to the
serial connector.
3
Press the down-arrow key to select the Infrared Data Port setting, and press the rightarrow key to change the setting to a COM port.Press the down-arrow key to select the
Infrared Mode setting, and press the right-arrow key to change the setting to Fast IR
or Slow IR.
It is recommended that you use Fast IR. If the infrared device cannot communicate
with your computer, shut down the computer and repeat steps 1 through 5 to change
the setting to Slow IR.
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Press <Esc>, <Enter> and Yes to save the changes and exit the system setup
program. If you are prompted to restart your computer, press <Enter>.
After you enable the infrared sensor, you can use it to establish a link to an infrared device.
To set up and use an infrared device, see the infrared device documentation and the
Microsoft® Windows® XP Help and Support Center. To access help, see "Windows Help
and Support Center" on page 18.
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and participation of the
customer in the troubleshooting process and provides for restoration of the operating
system, software programs, and hardware drivers to the original default configuration as
shipped from Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer
and all Dell-installed hardware. In addition to this technician-assisted technical support,
online technical support is available at support.dell.com. Additional technical support
options may be available for purchase.
Dell provides limited technical support for the computer and any "Dell-installed" software
and peripherals1. Support for third-party software and peripherals is provided by the original
manufacturer, including those purchased and/or installed through Dell Software and
Peripherals, Readyware, and Custom Factory Integration2.
1
Repair services are provided pursuant to the terms and conditions of your limited warranty and any
optional support service contract purchased with the computer.
2
All Dell-standard components included in a Custom Factory Integration (CFI) project are covered by
the standard Dell limited warranty for your computer. However, Dell also extends a parts replacement program to cover all nonstandard, third-party hardware components integrated through CFI
for the duration of the computer’s service contract.
Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals
Dell-installed software includes the operating system and some of the software programs
that are installed on the computer during the manufacturing process (Microsoft® Office,
Norton Antivirus, and so on).
Dell-installed peripherals include any internal expansion cards, or Dell-branded module bay
or PC Card accessories. In addition, any Dell-branded monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers,
microphones for telephonic modems, docking stations/port replicators, networking
products, and all associated cabling are included.
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Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals
Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or software program
sold by Dell not under the Dell brand (printers, scanners, cameras, games, and so on).
Support for all third-party software and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer
of the product.
Contacting Dell
To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:
•
www.dell.com
•
support.dell.com (technical support)
•
premiersupport.dell.com (technical support for educational, government, healthcare,
and medium/large business customers, including Premier, Platinum, and Gold
customers)
For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country section in the
table below.
NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed.
When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and
codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance in determining which codes to
use, contact a local or an international operator.
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Anguilla
General Support
toll-free: 800-335-0031
Antigua and Barbuda
General Support
1-800-805-5924
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Website: www.dell.com.ar
International Access Code: 00
Tech Support and Customer Care
Country Code: 54
Sales
City Code: 11
Tech Support Fax
11 4515 7139
Customer Care Fax
11 4515 7138
Aruba
General Support
toll-free: 0-800-444-0733
0-810-444-3355
toll-free: 800-1578
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Australia (Sydney)
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail (Australia): [email protected]
International Access Code: 0011 E-mail (New Zealand): [email protected]
Country Code: 61
Home and Small Business
1-300-65-55-33
City Code: 2
Government and Business
toll-free: 1-800-633-559
Preferred Accounts Division (PAD)
toll-free: 1-800-060-889
Customer Care
toll-free: 1-800-819-339
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-385
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-312
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-818-341
Austria (Vienna)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 900
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 43
Home/Small Business Sales
0820 240 530 00
City Code: 1
Home/Small Business Fax
0820 240 530 49
Home/Small Business Customer Care
0820 240 530 14
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care
0820 240 530 16
Home/Small Business Technical Support
0820 240 530 14
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support
Switchboard
0660 8779
0820 240 530 00
Bahamas
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6818
Barbados
General Support
1-800-534-3066
Belgium (Brussels)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 32
E-mail for French Speaking Customers:
support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 2
Bermuda
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Technical Support
02 481 92 88
Customer Care
02 481 91 19
Corporate Sales
02 481 91 00
Fax
02 481 92 99
Switchboard
02 481 91 00
General Support
1-800-342-0671
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Bolivia
General Support
Brazil
Website: www.dell.com/br
International Access Code: 00
Customer Support, Technical Support
Country Code: 55
Tech Support Fax
51 481 5470
City Code: 51
Customer Care Fax
51 481 5480
Sales
toll-free: 800-10-0238
0800 90 3355
0800 90 3390
British Virgin Islands
General Support
Brunei
Customer Technical Support (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4966
Country Code: 673
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4955
toll-free: 1-866-278-6820
Canada (North York, Ontario)
Online Order Status: www.dell.ca/ostatus
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (automated technical support)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
TechFax
toll-free: 1-800-950-1329
Customer Care (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Customer Care (med./large business, government)
toll-free: 1-800-326-9463
Technical Support (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Technical Support (med./large bus., government)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5757
Sales (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5752
Sales (med./large bus., government)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5755
Spare Parts Sales & Extended Service Sales
1 866 440 3355
Cayman Islands
General Support
1-800-805-7541
Chile (Santiago)
Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support
toll-free: 1230-020-4823
Country Code: 56
City Code: 2
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
China (Xiamen)
Tech Support website: support.ap.dell.com/china
Country Code: 86
Tech Support E-mail: [email protected]
City Code: 592
Tech Support Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
818 1350
Home and Small Business Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2437
Corporate Accounts Technical Support
toll-free: 800 858 2333
Customer Experience
toll-free: 800 858 2060
Home and Small Business
toll-free: 800 858 2222
Preferred Accounts Division
toll-free: 800 858 2062
Large Corporate Accounts GCP
toll-free: 800 858 2055
Large Corporate Accounts Key Accounts
toll-free: 800 858 2628
Large Corporate Accounts North
toll-free: 800 858 2999
Large Corporate Accounts North Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2955
Large Corporate Accounts East
toll-free: 800 858 2020
Large Corporate Accounts East Government and
Education
toll-free: 800 858 2669
Large Corporate Accounts Queue Team
toll-free: 800 858 2572
Large Corporate Accounts South
toll-free: 800 858 2355
Large Corporate Accounts West
toll-free: 800 858 2811
Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts
toll-free: 800 858 2621
Colombia
General Support
980-9-15-3978
Costa Rica
General Support
0800-012-0435
Czech Republic (Prague)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 420
Technical Support
02 2186 27 27
City Code: 2
Customer Care
02 2186 27 11
Fax
02 2186 27 14
TechFax
02 2186 27 28
Switchboard
02 2186 27 11
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Website and E-Mail Address
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
[email protected]
Country Code: 45
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
[email protected]
E-mail Support (servers):
[email protected]
Technical Support
7023 0182
Customer Care (Relational)
7023 0184
Home/Small Business Customer Care
3287 5505
Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1200
Fax Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5000
Fax Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5001
Dominica
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6821
Dominican Republic
General Support
1-800-148-0530
Ecuador
General Support
toll-free: 999-119
El Salvador
General Support
01-899-753-0777
Finland (Helsinki)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 990
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 358
E-mail Support (servers):
[email protected]
City Code: 9
Technical Support
09 253 313 60
Technical Support Fax
09 253 313 81
Relational Customer Care
09 253 313 38
Home/Small Business Customer Care
09 693 791 94
Fax
09 253 313 99
Switchboard
09 253 313 00
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
France (Paris) (Montpellier)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/
Country Code: 33
Home and Small Business
City Codes: (1) (4)
Technical Support
0825 387 270
Customer Care
0825 823 833
Switchboard
0825 004 700
Switchboard (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 00
Sales
0825 004 700
Fax
0825 004 701
Fax (calls from outside of France)
04 99 75 40 01
Corporate
Technical Support
0825 004 719
Customer Care
0825 338 339
Switchboard
01 55 94 71 00
Sales
01 55 94 71 00
Fax
01 55 94 71 01
Germany (Langen)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 49
Technical Support
City Code: 6103
Home/Small Business Customer Care
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06103 766-7200
0180-5-224400
Global Segment Customer Care
06103 766-9570
Preferred Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9420
Large Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9560
Public Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9555
Switchboard
06103 766-7000
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Greece
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/gr/en/emaildell/
Country Code: 30
Technical Support
Gold Technical Support
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
080044149518
08844140083
Switchboard
2108129800
Sales
2108129800
Fax
2108129812
Grenada
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
Guatemala
General Support
1-800-999-0136
Guyana
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Hong Kong
Website: support.ap.dell.com
International Access Code: 001
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 852
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
296 93188
Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and
Dell Precision™)
296 93191
Customer Service (non-technical, post-sales issues)
India
800 93 8291
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 96 4109
Large Corporate Accounts HK
toll-free: 800 96 4108
Large Corporate Accounts GCP HK
toll-free: 800 90 3708
Technical Support
1600 33 8045
Sales
1600 33 8044
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Ireland (Cherrywood)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 16
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 353
Ireland Technical Support
City Code: 1
U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only)
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
1850 543 543
0870 908 0800
Home User Customer Care
01 204 4014
Small Business Customer Care
01 204 4014
U.K. Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Corporate Customer Care
Corporate Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Ireland Sales
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only)
0870 906 0010
1850 200 982
0870 907 4499
01 204 4444
0870 907 4000
Fax/SalesFax
01 204 0103
Switchboard
01 204 4444
Italy (Milan)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/
Country Code: 39
Home and Small Business
City Code: 02
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 696 821 14
Fax
02 696 821 13
Switchboard
02 696 821 12
Corporate
Technical Support
Customer Care
02 577 825 55
Fax
02 575 035 30
Switchboard
Jamaica
134
General Support (dial from within Jamaica only)
Appendix
02 577 826 90
02 577 821
1-800-682-3639
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Japan (Kawasaki)
Website: support.jp.dell.com
International Access Code: 001
Technical Support (servers)
Country Code: 81
Technical Support outside of Japan (servers)
City Code: 44
Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and
Inspiron)
Technical Support (Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™,
and Latitude™)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision,
OptiPlex, and Latitude)
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
toll-free: 0120-198-498
81-44-556-4162
toll-free: 0120-198-226
81-44-520-1435
toll-free:0120-198-433
81-44-556-3894
Faxbox Service
044-556-3490
24-Hour Automated Order Service
044-556-3801
Customer Care
044-556-4240
Business Sales Division (up to 400 employees)
044-556-1465
Preferred Accounts Division Sales (over 400
employees)
044-556-3433
Large Corporate Accounts Sales (over 3500
employees)
044-556-3430
Public Sales (government agencies, educational
institutions, and medical institutions)
044-556-1469
Global Segment Japan
044-556-3469
Individual User
044-556-1760
Switchboard
044-556-4300
Korea (Seoul)
Technical Support
toll-free: 080-200-3800
International Access Code: 001
Sales
toll-free: 080-200-3600
Country Code: 82
Customer Service (Seoul, Korea)
toll-free: 080-200-3800
City Code: 2
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Fax
2194-6202
Switchboard
2194-6000
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Latin America
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Customer Technical Support (Austin, Texas,
U.S.A.)
512 728-4093
Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3619
Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service)
(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3883
Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4397
SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4600
or 512 728-3772
Luxembourg
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 352
Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium)
Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
3420808075
toll-free: 080016884
Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 19
Fax (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 99
Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Macao
Technical Support
Country Code: 853
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0800 582
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0800 581
Malaysia (Penang)
Technical Support
toll-free: 1 800 888 298
International Access Code: 00
Customer Service
04 633 4949
Country Code: 60
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 202
City Code: 4
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 213
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International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Mexico
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Customer Technical Support
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 52
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Sales
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Customer Service
001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Main
50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Montserrat
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6822
Netherlands Antilles
General Support
001-800-882-1519
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Technical Support):
Country Code: 31
(Enterprise): [email protected]
City Code: 20
(Latitude): [email protected]
(Inspiron): [email protected]
(Dimension): [email protected]
(OptiPlex): [email protected]
(Dell Precision): [email protected]
Technical Support
020 674 45 00
Technical Support Fax
020 674 47 66
Home/Small Business Customer Care
020 674 42 00
Relational Customer Care
020 674 4325
Home/Small Business Sales
020 674 55 00
Relational Sales
020 674 50 00
Home/Small Business Sales Fax
020 674 47 75
Relational Sales Fax
020 674 47 50
Switchboard
020 674 50 00
Switchboard Fax
020 674 47 50
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International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
New Zealand
E-mail (New Zealand): [email protected]
International Access Code: 00
E-mail (Australia): [email protected]
Country Code: 64
Home and Small Business
0800 446 255
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
0800 441 566
Nicaragua
General Support
Norway (Lysaker)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail Support (portable computers):
Country Code: 47
[email protected]
001-800-220-1006
E-mail Support (desktop computers):
[email protected]
E-mail Support (servers):
[email protected]
Technical Support
671 16882
Relational Customer Care
671 17514
Home/Small Business Customer Care
23162298
Switchboard
671 16800
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Panama
General Support
001-800-507-0962
Peru
General Support
0800-50-669
Poland (Warsaw)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 011
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 48
Customer Service Phone
57 95 700
City Code: 22
Customer Care
57 95 999
Sales
57 95 999
Customer Service Fax
57 95 806
Reception Desk Fax
57 95 998
Switchboard
57 95 999
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Portugal
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/pt/en/emaildell/
Country Code: 351
Technical Support
Customer Care
Sales
Fax
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
707200149
800 300 413
800 300 410 or 800 300 411 or
800 300 412 or 21 422 07 10
21 424 01 12
Puerto Rico
General Support
1-800-805-7545
St. Kitts and Nevis
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-441-4731
St. Lucia
General Support
1-800-882-1521
St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Singapore (Singapore)
Technical Support
International Access Code: 005
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 65
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 054
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 800 6011 053
toll-free: 800 6011 051
604 633 4949
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code:
E-mail: [email protected]
09/091
Technical Support
011 709 7710
Country Code: 27
Customer Care
011 709 7707
City Code: 11
Sales
011 709 7700
Fax
011 706 0495
Switchboard
011 709 7700
Customer Technical Support, Customer Service,
and Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4810
Southeast Asian and Pacific
Countries
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International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Spain (Madrid)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
Country Code: 34
Home and Small Business
City Code: 91
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 540
Sales
902 118 541
Switchboard
902 118 541
Fax
902 118 539
Corporate
Technical Support
Customer Care
902 118 546
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 46
E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron:
[email protected]
City Code: 8
902 100 130
E-mail Support for OptiPlex: [email protected]
E-mail Support for Servers:
[email protected]
Technical Support
08 590 05 199
Relational Customer Care
08 590 05 642
Home/Small Business Customer Care
08 587 70 527
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support
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20 140 14 44
Fax Technical Support
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Switzerland (Geneva)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail: [email protected]
Country Code: 41
E-mail for French-speaking HSB and Corporate
Customers: support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/
City Code: 22
Taiwan
International Access Code: 002
Country Code: 886
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Technical Support (Home and Small Business)
0844 811 411
Technical Support (Corporate)
0844 822 844
Customer Care (Home and Small Business)
0848 802 202
Customer Care (Corporate)
0848 821 721
Fax
022 799 01 90
Switchboard
022 799 01 01
Technical Support (portable and desktop
computers)
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
Technical Support (servers)
toll-free: 0080 60 1256
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 228
or 0800 33 556
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 0080 651 227
or 0800 33 555
Thailand
Technical Support
International Access Code: 001
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 66
Sales
Trinidad/Tobago
General Support
1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos Islands
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
toll-free: 0880 060 07
604 633 4949
toll-free: 0880 060 09
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Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.K. (Bracknell)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
Customer Care website: support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/ECare/Form/Home.asp
Country Code: 44
City Code: 1344
E-mail: [email protected]
Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred
Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees])
Uruguay
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Technical Support (direct/PAD and general)
0870 908 0800
Global Accounts Customer Care
01344 373 186
Home and Small Business Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
01344 373 185
Preferred Accounts (500–5000 employees)
Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Central Government Customer Care
01344 373 193
Local Government & Education Customer Care
01344 373 199
Health Customer Care
01344 373 194
Home and Small Business Sales
0870 907 4000
Corporate/Public Sector Sales
01344 860 456
General Support
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0870 908 0500
toll-free: 000-413-598-2521
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)
Automated Order-Status Service
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
International Access Code: 011
AutoTech (portable and desktop computers)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Country Code: 1
Consumer (Home and Home Office)
Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
toll-free: 1-800-624-9897
DellNet™ Service and Support
toll-free: 1-877-Dellnet
(1-877-335-5638)
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Financial Services website: www.dellfinancialservices.com
Financial Services (lease/loans)
toll-free: 1-877-577-3355
Financial Services (Dell Preferred Accounts [DPA])
toll-free: 1-800-283-2210
Business
Customer Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-822-8965
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Projectors Technical Support
toll-free: 1-877-459-7298
Public (government, education, and healthcare)
Customer Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-456-3355
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-234-1490
Dell Sales
toll-free: 1-800-289-3355
or toll-free: 1-800-879-3355
Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers)
toll-free: 1-888-798-7561
Software and Peripherals Sales
toll-free: 1-800-671-3355
Spare Parts Sales
toll-free: 1-800-357-3355
Extended Service and Warranty Sales
toll-free: 1-800-247-4618
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-727-8320
Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or
Speech-Impaired
toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY
(1-877-335-5889)
U.S. Virgin Islands
General Support
1-877-673-3355
Venezuela
General Support
8001-3605
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Regulatory Notices
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is any signal or emission, radiated in free space or
conducted along power or signal leads, that endangers the functioning of a radio navigation
or other safety service or seriously degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a licensed
radio communications service. Radio communications services include but are not limited
to AM/FM commercial broadcast, television, cellular services, radar, air-traffic control,
pager, and Personal Communication Services (PCS). These licensed services, along with
unintentional radiators such as digital devices, including computers, contribute to the
electromagnetic environment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of items of electronic equipment to
function properly together in the electronic environment. While this computer has been
designed and determined to be compliant with regulatory agency limits for EMI, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause interference with radio communications services, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient the receiving antenna.
•
Relocate the computer with respect to the receiver.
•
Move the computer away from the receiver.
•
Plug the computer into a different outlet so that the computer and the receiver are on
different branch circuits.
If necessary, consult a Dell Technical Support representative or an experienced
radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
For additional regulatory information, see the Dell Inspiron Help file that accompanied your
computer. To access help, see "Finding Information for Your Computer" on page 17.
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NOM Information (Mexico Only)
The following information is provided on the device(s) described in this document in
compliance with the requirements of the official Mexican standards (NOM):
Exporter:
Dell Inc.
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78682
Importer:
Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V.
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
Ship to:
Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V.
al Cuidado de Kuehne & Nagel de México S. de R.L.
Avenida Soles No. 55
Col. Peñon de los Baños
15520 México, D.F.
Model number:
PP04S
Supply voltage:
100–240 VAC
Frequency:
50–60 Hz
Current Consumption:
1.5 A
Output voltage:
19.5 VDC
Output current:
3.34 A
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day, 1-year, 2-year, 3-year,
or 4-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty came with your hardware product(s), see your packing
slip or invoice. The following sections describe the limited warranties and return policy for the U.S., the limited
warranties and return policy for Canada, the manufacturer guarantee for Latin America and the Caribbean, and
the Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® warranty for the U.S. and Canada.
Limited Warranty for Dell-Branded Hardware Products (U.S. Only)
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dellbranded hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software
•
Non-Dell-branded and Solution Provider Direct products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
–
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
–
Servicing not authorized by Dell
–
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
–
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell
•
Products with missing or altered Service Tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which Dell has not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). DELL'S
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR
AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD
REFLECTED ON YOUR PACKING SLIP OR INVOICE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY OR FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR
LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE
SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your packing slip or invoice, except that the limited
warranty on Dell-branded batteries lasts only 1 year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded
projectors lasts only 90 days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty
period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of
limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell Service Tag or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers:
U.S. Only
Technical Support
1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
1-800-624-9897
Individual Home Consumers who purchased through
an Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Home and Small Business Commercial Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-456-3355
Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customers,
Healthcare Customers, and Value-Added Resellers
(VARs):
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Government and Education Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-234-1490
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
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What will Dell do?
During the 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: During the 90
days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dellbranded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not
able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return.
You must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure
the shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or
replacement products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in
the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the product
to you freight collect.
If we determine that the product is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary, or personal information and removable
media such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary, or
personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years: For the remaining period of the limited warranty, we will replace any defective part
with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid
credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part
as long as you return the original part to us within 30 days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do not
receive the original part within 30 days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for that
part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We will also include a prepaid shipping
container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement.
Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that
contract for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to
Dell, some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products.
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May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to Dell's website:
•
If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Home Office, Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
•
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Home Consumer who
purchased through an Employee Purchase Program, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, call your customer care representative or call 1-800-624-9897.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
We value our relationship with you and want to make sure that you're satisfied with your purchases. That's why we
offer a "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly
from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or
a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows:
•
New Hardware Products and Accessories — All new hardware, accessories, parts, and unopened software
still in its sealed package, excluding the products listed below, may be returned within 30 days from the date
on the packing slip or invoice. To return applications software or an operating system that has been installed
by Dell, you must return the entire computer. A different return policy applies to nondefective products
purchased through Dell's Software and Peripherals division by customers of our Small and Medium Business
divisions. Those products may be returned within 30 days from the date on the packing slip or invoice, but a
fifteen percent (15%) restocking fee will be deducted from any refund or credit. The "Total Satisfaction"
Return Policy and Software and Peripherals division return policy are not available for Dell | EMC storage
products, EMC-branded products, or enterprise software.
•
Reconditioned or Refurbished Dell-Branded Hardware Products and Parts — All reconditioned or
refurbished Dell-branded server and storage products may be returned within 30 days from the date on the
packing slip or invoice. All other reconditioned or refurbished Dell-branded hardware products and parts
may be returned within 14 days of the date on the packing slip or invoice.
To return products, e-mail or call Dell customer service to receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within
the return policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return
Authorization Number in order to return the product. See "Contacting Dell" or "Getting Help" in your customer
documentation (or www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) to find the appropriate contact information for
obtaining customer assistance.
You must ship the products to Dell within 5 days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any
media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges,
and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
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Limited Warranty Terms for Dell-Branded Hardware Products (Canada Only)
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your—our end-user customer's—Dellbranded hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products
through our factory-integration system, or the reloading of the software
•
Non-Dell branded and Solution Provider Direct products and accessories
•
Problems that result from:
–
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
–
Servicing not authorized by Dell
–
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
–
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
–
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell
•
Products with missing or altered Service Tags or serial numbers
•
Products for which Dell has not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND
DEFECTS IN PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS
WARRANTY STATEMENT, FOR THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR
PACKING SLIP OR INVOICE. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THIS
WARRANTY STATEMENT, DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE. SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OR
CONDITION LASTS. THEREFORE, THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU
FOR DAMAGES, FOR PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST
SOFTWARE. OUR LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE
ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF SPECIAL, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your packing slip or invoice, except that the limited
warranty on Dell-branded batteries lasts only 1 year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded
projectors lasts only 90 days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty
period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and
availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty
terms in place at the time of purchase will apply to your purchase).
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell Service Tag or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers; Home Office and Small
Business Customers:
Canada Only
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-847-4096
Medium, Large, and Global Commercial Customers;
Government, Education, and Healthcare Customers;
and Value-Added Resellers (VARs):
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463
Government or Education Customers, or Individual
Home Consumers who purchased through an
Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463 (Extension 8221 for Individual
Consumers)
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: During the 90
days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dellbranded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not
able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return.
You must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure
the shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or
replacement products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in
Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the product to you freight collect.
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If we determine that the problem is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary or personal information, removable
media, such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or
personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years following the first year of all limited warranties: We will replace any defective part
with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid
credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part
as long as you return the original part to us within 30 days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do not
receive the original part within 30 days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for
that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect.
We will also include a prepaid shipping container with each replacement part for your use in returning the
replaced part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please
refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service. Dell's service contracts can be found online at
www.dell.ca or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-847-4096. If you purchased through us a service contract with
one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that contract (mailed to you with your packing slip or
invoice) for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to
Dell, some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and
records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may
record your transfer by going to Dell’s website:
•
For Canada-purchased computers (in-country transfers) and to transfer from one customer to another, go to
www.dell.ca/ca/en/gen/topics/segtopic_ccare_nav_013_ccare.htm
•
For out-of-country transfers (outside of the original country of purchase), go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_016_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, call Dell at 1-800-847-4096 (Home Consumer customers) or 1-800-326-9463
(Corporate Commercial or Government customers).
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only)
If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to
30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer
who bought reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the
date on the packing slip or invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. In either case, the refund or
credit will not include any shipping and handling charges shown on your packing slip or invoice and will be subject
to a fifteen percent (15%) restocking fee, unless otherwise prohibited by law. If you are an organization that bought
the products under a written agreement with Dell, the agreement may contain different terms for the return of
products than specified by this policy.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-847-4096 to receive a Credit Return
Authorization Number. To expedite the process of your refund or credit, Dell expects you to return the products
to Dell in their original packaging within 5 days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also prepay shipping charges and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage
during shipment. You may return software for a refund or credit only if the sealed package containing the floppy
disk(s) or CD(s) is unopened. Returned products must be in as-new condition, and all of the manuals, floppy
disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product must be returned with it. For customers
who want to return, for refund or credit only, either application or operating system software that has been
installed by Dell, the whole system must be returned, along with any media and documentation that may have
been included in the original shipment.
The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy does not apply to Dell | EMC storage products. It also does not apply to
products purchased through Dell's Software and Peripherals division. For those products, please instead refer to
Dell's Software and Peripheral's then-current return policy (see the following section, "Dell Software and
Peripherals (Canada Only)").
Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only)
Third-Party Software and Peripherals Products
Similar to other resellers of software and peripherals, Dell does not warrant third-party products. Third-party
software and peripheral products are covered by the warranties provided by the original manufacturer or publisher
only. Third-party manufacturer warranties vary from product to product. Consult your product documentation for
specific warranty information. More information may also be available from the manufacturer or publisher.
While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that
all of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or
guarantee all of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today. If you have
questions about compatibility, we recommend and encourage you to contact the third-party software and
peripheral product manufacturer or publisher directly.
Dell-Branded Peripheral Products
Dell does provide a limited warranty for new Dell-branded peripheral products (products for which Dell is listed as
the manufacturer) such as monitors, batteries, memory, docking stations, and projectors. To determine which
limited warranty applies to the product you purchased, see the Dell packing slip or invoice and/or the product
documentation that accompanied your product. Descriptions of Dell's limited warranties are described in
preceding sections.
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Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought Dell Software and Peripherals products directly from a Dell company,
you may return Dell Software and Peripherals products that are in as-new condition to Dell up to 30 days from the
date on the packing slip or invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not
include any shipping and handling charges shown on your packing slip or invoice; you are responsible for those.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return
Authorization Number. You must ship the Dell Software and Peripherals products back to Dell in their original
manufacturer's packaging (which must be in as-new condition), prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment
or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
To qualify for refund or replacement, returned products must be in as-new condition, software products must be
unopened, and all of the manuals, floppy disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product
must be returned with it.
1-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the
Caribbean Only)
Guarantee
Dell Inc. ("Dell") warrants to the end user in accordance with the following provisions that its branded hardware
products, purchased by the end user from a Dell company or an authorized Dell distributor in Latin America or the
Caribbean, will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and design affecting normal use, for a period of 1
year from the original purchase date. Products for which proper claims are made will, at Dell’s option, be repaired
or replaced at Dell’s expense. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell uses new and reconditioned
parts made by various manufacturers in performing repairs and building replacement products.
Exclusions
This Guarantee does not apply to defects resulting from: improper or inadequate installation, use, or maintenance;
actions or modifications by unauthorized third parties or the end user; accidental or willful damage; or normal
wear and tear.
Making a Claim
Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee
period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating name and address of the seller, date of
purchase, model and serial number, name and address of the customer, and details of symptoms and configuration
at the time of malfunction, including peripherals and software used. Otherwise, Dell may refuse the guarantee
claim. Upon diagnosis of a warranted defect, Dell will make arrangements and pay for ground freight and insurance
to and from Dell’s repair/replacement center. The end user must ensure that the defective product is available for
collection properly packed in original or equally protective packaging together with the details listed above and the
return number provided to the end user by Dell.
Limitation and Statutory Rights
Dell makes no other warranty, guarantee or like statement other than as explicitly stated above, and this Guarantee
is given in place of all other guarantees whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the absence of
applicable legislation, this Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its
affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect
or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
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This Guarantee does not impair or affect mandatory statutory rights of the end user against and/or any rights
resulting from other contracts concluded by the end user with Dell and/or any other seller.
Dell World Trade LP
One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682, USA
Dell Computadores do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 72.381.189/0001-10)/
Avenida Industrial Belgraf, 400
92990-000 - Eldorado do Sul – RS - Brasil
Dell Computer de Chile Ltda
Coyancura 2283, Piso 3- Of.302,
Providencia, Santiago - Chile
Dell Computer de Colombia Corporation
Carrera 7 #115-33 Oficina 603
Bogota, Colombia
Dell Computer de Mexico SA de CV
Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso
Col. Lomas Altas
11950 México, D.F.
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Intel® Warranty Statement for Pentium® and Celeron® Processors Only
(U.S. and Canada Only)
Intel’s Three Year Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty
Intel warrants that its family of Pentium® and Celeron® processors, if properly used and installed, will be free from defects in materials and workmanship and will substantially
conform to Intel’s publicly available specifications for a period of three (3) years after the date the Pentium or Celeron processor was purchased (whether purchased separately
or as part of a computer system).
If the Pentium or Celeron processor, which is the subject of this Limited Warranty, fails during the warranty period for reasons covered by this Limited Warranty, Intel, at its option, will:
• REPAIR the Pentium or Celeron processor by means of hardware and/or software; OR
• REPLACE the Pentium or Celeron processor with another Pentium or Celeron processor; OR
if Intel is unable to repair or replace the particular Pentium or Celeron processor,
• REFUND the then-current value of the Pentium or Celeron processor.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY EXIST UNDER STATE LAW, APPLY ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THE
PENTIUM OR CELERON PROCESSOR, OR PENTIUM OR CELERON PROCESSOR-BASED COMPUTER AND LAST ONLY FOR AS LONG AS SUCH PURCHASER
CONTINUES TO OWN THE PROCESSOR.
Extent of Limited Warranty
Intel does not warrant that your Pentium or Celeron processor will be free from design defects or errors known as "errata." Current characterized errata are available upon request.
This limited warranty is for purchasers in the United States and Canada only. The limited warranty does not cover any costs relating to removal or replacement of any Pentium or
Celeron processors that are soldered or otherwise permanently affixed to your system’s motherboard.
This limited warranty does not cover damages due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, usage not in accordance with product instructions,
misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service for your Pentium or Celeron processor, you may contact your computer system manufacturer in accordance with its instructions, or you may contact Intel.
To request warranty service from Intel, you should call Intel at 1-800-628-8686 during the warranty period during normal business hours (Pacific Time), excluding holidays. Please
be prepared to provide:
(1) your name, address, and telephone numbers;
(2) proof of purchase;
(3) this Intel warranty card;
(4) a description of the computer system including the brand and model; and
(5) an explanation of the problem.
[Note: The Customer Service Representative may need additional information from you depending on the nature of the problem.]
The replacement processor is warranted under this written warranty and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions for the remainder of the original warranty period or one
(1) year, whichever is longer.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
THESE WARRANTIES REPLACE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. INTEL MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES BEYOND THOSE STATED HERE. INTEL
DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL
EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD. NO WARRANTIES APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
INTEL’S RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THIS, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, IS LIMITED TO REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND, AS SET
FORTH ABOVE. THESE REMEDIES ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY. INTEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY, AND ANY
COSTS OF RECOVERING, REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH A SYSTEM CONTAINING YOUR
PENTIUM PROCESSOR. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
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Intel Pentium® and Celeron® Processors are backed by a three-year limited warranty.
Please refer to the reverse side of this card for complete warranty details.
Intel’s Commitment to Quality
Intel is committed to producing the highest quality processors available. That’s why we have hundreds of people dedicated to continuously improve our design, manufacturing,
and testing technology.
We put every one of our Pentium® and Celeron® processors through a rigorous battery of tests during the design and manufacturing processes.
To verify that the new chip will correctly run the software written for Intel Architecture processors, a team of Intel engineers is dedicated to compatibility testing. In a state-of-art lab,
this group runs an extensive set of operating systems, applications, network tests and stress tests repeatedly to ensure that the processor is compatible with representative software.
Just as importantly, we work with hardware and software companies in the computer industry to ensure that our processors are compatible with their products.
Additionally, a sampling of Intel processors are subjected to a rigorous "burn-in" test whereby the chip is operated at higher-than-normal temperatures and voltages. During this
burn-in period, the processor experiences the equivalent of weeks of normal usage. These units are monitored for failures as part of our ongoing quality assurance process.
As a result, today’s microprocessors from Intel are among the most reliable components in computers.
What are "Errata"?
Exhaustive product testing can highlight differences between the actual behavior of the microprocessor and its specifications. Sometimes the discrepancies are caused by a design
defect or error, which we call errata. Rigorous validation identifies most errata during the development of the processor, but we do detect additional errata during the life cycle of
a microprocessor.
When an erratum is identified, our engineers work to characterize it and find a solution. We work with system designers and software developers to ensure that the discrepancy does
not affect their products. If necessary, special software or hardware solutions (sometimes known as "work arounds") are implemented in the system design to prevent computer
users from encountering the problem. Errata may then be corrected in future revisions of the microprocessor.
No microprocessor is perfect, and Intel recognizes that some consumers want to know about any errata, whether or not the errata affect them. Intel makes documentation of all
characterized Pentium and Celeron processor errata publicly available through our Technical Documentation Service.
At Intel, our goal is to make every computer user satisfied with his or her Pentium or Celeron processor. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about your Intel
microprocessor, please call us at 1-800-628-8686.
©1997, 1998 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Index
B
D
F
battery
charging, 47
checking the charge, 45
performance, 44
power meter, 46
removing, 47
damaged computer
testing, 90
floppy drive
fixing problems, 86
C
CD-RW drive
fixing problems, 65
characters
unexpected, 61
computer
crashes, 88
restore to previous state, 95
specifications, 116
conflicts
resolving software and
hardware
incompatibilities, 94
copying CDs and DVDs
general information, 66
helpful tips, 67
how to copy a CD or DVD, 66
using blank CD-Rs and CDRWs, 67
crashes, 88
Dell Inspiron Help file, 17
Dell Support website, 18
documentation, 17
Dell Inspiron Help file, 17
finding, 17
online, 18
setting up your computer, 17
drivers
about, 91
identifying, 91
reinstalling, 92
Drivers and Utilities CD, 92
drives
fixing problems, 86
E
e-mail
fixing problems, 36
expansion slots
Secure Digital memory slot, 28
Express Service Code, 18
H
Help and Support Center, 18
Help file
Dell Inspiron Help file, 17
I
infrared sensor
description, 28
enabling, 125
system view, 28
Internet connection
about, 34
options, 34
setting up, 34
IRQ conflicts, 94
K
keyboard
fixing problems, 61
shortcuts, 56
unexpected characters, 61
Index
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160
Index
L
R
M
network (continued)
finalizing your network
connection (security
settings), 76
fixing problems, 71
network setup wizard, 71
memory
adding, 102
removing, 104
O
S
operating system
CD, 18
Installation Guide, 18
reinstalling Windows XP, 97
safety instructions, 9
line conditioners, 40
Microsoft Windows License
Label, 18
modem
adding, 112
module bay
about, 52
swapping devices while the
computer is running, 53
N
network
connecting to a network
adapter, 70
connecting to a network in
Microsoft Windows ®
XP, 72
connecting to a network with
Wi-Fi protected access
(WPA) security
requirements, 76
connecting to a network with
Wired Equivalent Protocol
(WEP) security
requirements, 78
connecting to a wireless local
area network, 71
determining your network
type, 72
160
Index
P
PC Cards
fixing problems, 87
power
fixing problems, 49
line conditioners, 40
protection devices, 40
surge protectors, 40
turning off your computer, 41
UPS, 40
printer
cable, 38
connecting, 38
setting up, 38
USB, 38
problems
restore to previous state, 95
programs
crashes, 88
fixing problems, 88
not responding, 88
RAM. See memory
reinstalling
drivers, 92
Windows XP, 97
Secure Digital memory slot
about, 28
setting up your computer, 17
shutting down your
computer, 41
software
fixing problems, 88
specifications, 116
surge protectors, 40
System Restore, 95
system setup program
commonly used options, 123
screens, 123
viewing, 123
T
touch pad
about, 59
customizing, 60
troubleshooting
blue screen, 88
cannot save to floppy disk, 86
CD-RW drive stops
writing, 65
troubleshooting (continued)
dropped or damaged
computer, 90
e-mail problems, 36
Help and Support Center, 18
network problems, 71
PC Card problems, 87
power problems, 49
program crash, 88
program stopped
responding, 88
restore to previous state, 95
scanner problems, 85
unexpected characters, 61
wet computer, 89
turning off your computer, 41
U
uninterruptible power
supplies
See UPS, 40
UPS, 40
W
warranty, 146
wet computer, 89
Windows XP
Device Driver Rollback, 92
Help and Support Center, 18
reinstalling, 97
System Restore, 95
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