Dell Vostro 15–3568 Owner'

Dell Vostro 15–3568
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: P63F
Regulatory Type: P63F002
Notes, cautions, and warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other
trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.
2017 - 07
Rev. A01
Contents
1 Working on your computer............................................................................................................................. 7
Safety instructions............................................................................................................................................................. 7
Before working inside your computer.............................................................................................................................. 7
Turning off your computer................................................................................................................................................ 8
Turning off your computer — Windows 10...............................................................................................................8
Turning off your computer — Windows 7.................................................................................................................8
After working inside your computer.................................................................................................................................8
2 Removing and installing components............................................................................................................. 9
Recommended tools.......................................................................................................................................................... 9
Screw size list..................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Chassis view......................................................................................................................................................................10
Front open view.......................................................................................................................................................... 10
Left view.......................................................................................................................................................................11
Palm rest view.............................................................................................................................................................12
Right view....................................................................................................................................................................13
Battery............................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Removing the battery................................................................................................................................................ 13
Installing the battery...................................................................................................................................................14
Optical drive...................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Removing the optical drive .......................................................................................................................................14
Removing the optical drive bracket..........................................................................................................................15
Installing the optical drive bracket............................................................................................................................ 16
Installing the optical drive.......................................................................................................................................... 16
Keyboard............................................................................................................................................................................ 16
Removing the keyboard............................................................................................................................................. 16
Installing the keyboard................................................................................................................................................18
Base cover.........................................................................................................................................................................18
Removing the base cover.......................................................................................................................................... 18
Installing the base cover............................................................................................................................................ 21
Hard drive.......................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Removing the hard drive assembly...........................................................................................................................21
Removing the hard drive from the hard drive bracket.......................................................................................... 22
Installing the hard drive into the hard drive bracket.............................................................................................. 23
Installing the hard drive assembly............................................................................................................................ 23
WLAN card....................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Removing the WLAN card........................................................................................................................................ 23
Installing the WLAN card.......................................................................................................................................... 24
Memory module............................................................................................................................................................... 25
Removing the memory module................................................................................................................................ 25
Installing the memory module...................................................................................................................................25
Coin cell battery............................................................................................................................................................... 26
Removing the coin cell battery.................................................................................................................................26
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Installing the coin cell battery................................................................................................................................... 27
Power button board......................................................................................................................................................... 27
Removing the power button board.......................................................................................................................... 27
Installing the power button board............................................................................................................................ 28
Heat sink........................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Removing the heat sink ............................................................................................................................................28
Installing the heat sink ..............................................................................................................................................29
System fan........................................................................................................................................................................29
Removing the system fan......................................................................................................................................... 29
Installing the system fan........................................................................................................................................... 30
Speaker.............................................................................................................................................................................. 31
Removing the speakers..............................................................................................................................................31
Installing the speakers................................................................................................................................................ 31
System board....................................................................................................................................................................32
Removing the system board.....................................................................................................................................32
Installing the system board....................................................................................................................................... 35
Input/Output(I/O) board................................................................................................................................................ 36
Removing the Input/Output board .........................................................................................................................36
Installing the Input/Output board ........................................................................................................................... 36
Power connector..............................................................................................................................................................37
Removing the power connector...............................................................................................................................37
Installing the power connector.................................................................................................................................38
Display assembly.............................................................................................................................................................. 38
Removing the display assembly................................................................................................................................38
Installing the display assembly..................................................................................................................................40
Display bezel..................................................................................................................................................................... 40
Removing the display bezel...................................................................................................................................... 40
Installing the display bezel..........................................................................................................................................41
Camera.............................................................................................................................................................................. 42
Removing the display bezel.......................................................................................................................................42
Installing the camera..................................................................................................................................................42
Display panel..................................................................................................................................................................... 43
Removing the display panel...................................................................................................................................... 43
Installing the display panel.........................................................................................................................................44
Display hinges................................................................................................................................................................... 45
Removing the display hinges.................................................................................................................................... 45
Installing the display hinges.......................................................................................................................................45
Palmrest............................................................................................................................................................................ 46
Removing the palmrest............................................................................................................................................. 46
Installing the palmrest................................................................................................................................................47
3 Technology and components........................................................................................................................48
Processors........................................................................................................................................................................ 48
Identifying processors in Windows 10..................................................................................................................... 48
Identifying processors in Windows 8....................................................................................................................... 48
Identifying processors in Windows 7....................................................................................................................... 49
Verifying the processor usage in Task Manager.................................................................................................... 50
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Verifying the processor usage in Resource Monitor..............................................................................................50
Chipsets............................................................................................................................................................................. 51
Downloading the chipset driver................................................................................................................................ 51
Identifying the chipset in Device Manager on Windows 10...................................................................................51
Identifying chipset in Device Manager on Windows 8........................................................................................... 51
Identifying chipset in Device Manager on Windows 7...........................................................................................52
Intel chipset drivers....................................................................................................................................................53
Intel HD Graphics 620..................................................................................................................................................... 53
Intel HD Graphics drivers.......................................................................................................................................... 53
Display options................................................................................................................................................................. 53
Identifying the display adapter................................................................................................................................. 54
Rotating the display................................................................................................................................................... 54
Downloading drivers.................................................................................................................................................. 54
Changing the screen resolution............................................................................................................................... 55
Adjusting brightness in Windows 10........................................................................................................................ 55
Adjusting brightness in Windows 8..........................................................................................................................55
Adjusting brightness in Windows 7..........................................................................................................................56
Cleaning the display...................................................................................................................................................56
Connecting to external display devices...................................................................................................................56
Hard drive options............................................................................................................................................................56
Identifying the hard drive in Windows 10................................................................................................................ 56
Identifying the hard drive in Windows 8..................................................................................................................57
Identifying the hard drive in Windows 7.................................................................................................................. 57
Entering BIOS setup.................................................................................................................................................. 57
USB overview...................................................................................................................................................................58
USB 3.0 aka. SuperSpeed USB................................................................................................................................58
Speed.......................................................................................................................................................................... 59
Applications................................................................................................................................................................ 59
Compatibility...............................................................................................................................................................60
HDMI 1.4............................................................................................................................................................................60
HDMI 1.4 Features..................................................................................................................................................... 60
Advantages of HDMI..................................................................................................................................................61
USB Powershare...............................................................................................................................................................61
Camera features............................................................................................................................................................... 61
Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 10..................................................................................62
Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 8................................................................................... 62
Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 7....................................................................................62
Starting the camera...................................................................................................................................................62
Starting the camera app........................................................................................................................................... 62
Memory features..............................................................................................................................................................63
Verifying system memory ........................................................................................................................................ 64
Verifying system memory in setup...........................................................................................................................64
Testing memory using ePSA.....................................................................................................................................64
Realtek HD audio drivers.................................................................................................................................................64
4 System Setup.............................................................................................................................................. 66
Boot Sequence.................................................................................................................................................................66
Contents
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Navigation keys................................................................................................................................................................ 66
System setup options...................................................................................................................................................... 67
Updating the BIOS .......................................................................................................................................................... 74
System and setup password........................................................................................................................................... 74
Assigning a system password and setup password............................................................................................... 75
Deleting or changing an existing system and/or setup password........................................................................75
5 Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) diagnostics...................................................................... 76
Running the ePSA diagnostics....................................................................................................................................... 76
6 Technical specifications............................................................................................................................... 77
7 Contacting Dell............................................................................................................................................ 82
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Contents
1
Working on your computer
Safety instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help to ensure your personal safety. Unless
otherwise noted, each procedure included in this document assumes that the following conditions exist:
•
You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.
•
A component can be replaced or--if purchased separately--installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.
WARNING: Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels. After you finish working inside the
computer, replace all covers, panels, and screws before connecting to the power source.
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional
safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple
repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team.
Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an
unpainted metal surface, such as a connector on the back of the computer.
CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its
edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.
CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have
connectors with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the
cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a
cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently than shown in this document.
Before working inside your computer
To avoid damaging your computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer.
1
Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2
Ensure that your work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched.
3
Turn off your computer (see Turning off your computer).
4
If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it.
CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the
network device.
5
Disconnect all network cables from the computer.
6
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.
7
Close the display and turn the computer upside-down on a flat work surface.
8
Remove the main battery.
9
Turn the computer top-side up.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the computer.
Working on your computer
7
10
Open the display.
11
Press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the
display.
CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as
the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate static
electricity, which could harm internal components.
12
Remove any installed ExpressCards or Smart Cards from the appropriate slots.
Turning off your computer
Turning off your computer — Windows 10
CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer.
1
Click or tap
2
Click or tap
.
and then click or tap Shut down.
NOTE: Ensure that the computer and all attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not
automatically turn off when you shut down your operating system, press and hold the power button for about 6 seconds to
turn them off.
Turning off your computer — Windows 7
CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer.
1
Click Start.
2
Click Shut Down.
NOTE: Ensure that the computer and all attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not
automatically turn off when you shut down your operating system, press and hold the power button for about 6 seconds to
turn them off.
After working inside your computer
After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure that you connect external devices, cards, and cables before turning on your
computer.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries
designed for other Dell computers.
1
Connect any external devices, such as a port replicator or media base, and replace any cards, such as an ExpressCard.
2
Connect any telephone or network cables to your computer.
CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the
computer.
3
Replace the battery.
4
Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets.
5
Turn on your computer.
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Working on your computer
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Removing and installing components
This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your computer.
Recommended tools
The procedures in this document require the following tools:
•
Phillips #0 screwdriver
•
Phillips #1 screwdriver
•
Small plastic scribe
Screw size list
Table 1. Vostro 15–3562 screw size list
Component
Optical drive
M2L3
M2.5L8
M2L2(Bi
g
head07)
M2L5
M2.5L2.5
(Big
head)
8
M2L2
3
4
Hard drive bracket
4
WLAN card
1
System fan
2
System board
2
I/O board
1
Power connector
1
3
Display panel
4
Hinge
6
Power button board
Touchpad
M2L3
1
Base Cover
Display assembly
M3L3
1
Optical drive bracket
Hard drive
M2L2(Bi
g
head05)
1
3
4
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Chassis view
Front open view
1
Camera
2
Camera-status light
3
Microphone
4
LCD panel
5
Power and battery-status light/ Hard-drive activity light
10
Removing and installing components
Left view
1
Power connector
2
Network connector
3
VGA connector
4
HDMI connector
5
USB 3.0 connector
6
USB 3.0 connector
Removing and installing components
11
Palm rest view
1
Power button
2
Keyboard
3
Palm rest
4
Touchpad
12
Removing and installing components
Right view
1
Memory card reader
2
Headset connector
3
USB 2.0 connector
4
Optical drive
5
Security cable slot
Battery
Removing the battery
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
To remove the battery:
a
b
Slide the release latch to release the battery [1].
Remove the battery from the computer [2].
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Installing the battery
1
Insert the battery into the slot and press until it clicks into place.
2
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
Optical drive
Removing the optical drive
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the battery.
3
To remove the optical drive:
a
b
c
14
Remove the M2L3 screw that secures the optical drive to the computer [1].
Using a plastic scribe, push the tab in the direction of the arrow indicated on the chassis. [2].
Slide the optical drive out of the computer [3].
Removing and installing components
Removing the optical drive bracket
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
3
battery
optical drive
To remove the optical drive from the bracket:
a
b
Remove the screw that secures the optical drive bracket.
Remove the optical drive bracket from the optical drive .
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Installing the optical drive bracket
1
Install the optical drive bracket.
2
Tighten the screw to secure the optical drive bracket.
3
Install the:
a
b
4
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Installing the optical drive
1
Insert the optical drive into the slot until it clicks into place.
2
Tighten the screw to secure the optical drive to the computer.
3
Install the battery.
4
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Keyboard
Removing the keyboard
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the battery.
3
To remove the keyboard:
a
b
16
Release the keyboard by prying on the keyboard release tabs using a plastic scribe [1].
Slide and lift the keyboard to access the keyboard connector cable under the keyboard [2].
Removing and installing components
4
To remove the keyboard cable:
a
b
Disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board.
Lift the keyboard cable to remove it from the computer.
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Installing the keyboard
1
Connect the keyboard cable to the connector on the system board.
2
Slide the keyboard into the retention slots.
3
Press along the top edges to lock the keyboard in place.
4
Install the battery.
5
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Base cover
Removing the base cover
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
3
To remove the base cover:
a
18
battery
optical drive
keyboard
Disconnect the optical drive connector and lift it to remove it from the system board [1].
Removing and installing components
b
4
Remove the screws inside the palmrest [2].
Remove the screws that secure the base cover to the computer
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5
To remove the base cover:
a
b
20
Pry the edges of the base cover [1].
Lift the base cover and remove it from the computer [2].
Removing and installing components
Installing the base cover
1
Align the base cover with the screw holders on the computer.
2
Press the edges of the cover until it clicks into place.
3
Tighten the screws to secure the base cover to the computer.
4
Turn the computer over.
5
Open the computer and connect the optical drive connector to the system board.
6
Tighten the screws to secure the base cover to the palmrest.
7
Install the:
a
b
c
8
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Hard drive
Removing the hard drive assembly
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
battery
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b
c
d
3
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
To remove the hard drive assembly:
a
b
c
Disconnect the hard drive cable from the connector on the system board [1].
Remove the screws that secure the hard drive assembly to the computer [2].
Lift the hard drive assembly away from the computer [3].
Removing the hard drive from the hard drive bracket
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
e
3
To remove the hard drive from the hard drive assembly:
a
b
c
22
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
hard drive assembly
Pull the hard drive cable connector to remove it from the hard drive [1].
Remove the screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the hard drive [2].
Lift the hard drive from the hard drive bracket [3].
Removing and installing components
Installing the hard drive into the hard drive bracket
1
Align the screw holders and insert the hard drive into the hard drive bracket.
2
Tighten the screws to secure the hard drive to the hard drive bracket.
3
Connect the hard drive cable connector to the hard drive.
4
Install the:
a
b
c
d
e
5
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer
Installing the hard drive assembly
1
Insert the hard drive assembly into the slot on the computer.
2
Tighten the screws to secure the hard drive assembly to the computer.
3
Connect the hard drive cable to the connector on the system board.
4
Install the:
a
b
c
d
5
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
WLAN card
Removing the WLAN card
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
battery
optical drive
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c
d
3
keyboard
base cover
To remove the WLAN card:
a
b
c
d
Remove the screw that secures the tab to the WLAN card [1].
Lift the tab that secures the WLAN card [2].
Disconnect the WLAN cables from the connectors on the WLAN card [3].
Remove the WLAN card from the computer [3].
Installing the WLAN card
1
Insert the WLAN card into the slot on the computer.
2
Connect the WLAN cables to the connectors on the WLAN card.
3
Place the securing tab on the WLAN card and tighten the screw on the computer.
4
Install the:
a
b
c
d
5
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base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Removing and installing components
Memory module
Removing the memory module
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
To remove memory module:
a
b
Pull the clips securing the memory module until the memory module pops up [1].
Remove the memory module from the system board [2].
Installing the memory module
1
Insert the memory module into the memory socket.
2
Press the memory module until the clips secure the memory module.
3
Install the:
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a
b
c
d
4
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
Coin cell battery
Removing the coin cell battery
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
3
26
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
By using a plastic scribe, lift the battery out of the battery slot.
Removing and installing components
Installing the coin cell battery
1
Insert the coin cell battery into the battery slot.
2
Press the battery until it clicks into place.
3
Install the:
a
b
c
d
4
battery
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
Power button board
Removing the power button board
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
To remove the power button board:
a
b
c
Disconnect the motherboard cable from the computer [1].
Remove and lift the display hinge screws from the computer [2, 3].
Remove the power button board from the computer [4].
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Installing the power button board
1
Place the power button board and tighten the screw.
2
Connect the motherboard cable to the power button board.
3
Tighten the screws to secure it to the power button board.
4
Install the:
a
b
c
d
5
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
Heat sink
Removing the heat sink
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
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battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
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3
To remove the heat sink:
a
Loosen the captive screws that secure the heat sink to the system board [1, 2, 3, 4].
b
NOTE: Loosen the screws in the order of the callout numbers [1, 2, 3, 4]. These screws are retention screws and
cannot be fully removed.
Remove the heat sink from the system board [5].
Installing the heat sink
1
Align the screws on the heat sink with the screw holders on the system board.
2
Install the heat sink and tighten the captive screws to secure it to the system board.
NOTE: Secure the screws in the order of the callout numbers [1, 2, 3, 4].
3
Install the:
a
b
c
d
4
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
System fan
Removing the system fan
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
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29
a
b
c
d
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
To remove the system fan:
a
b
c
Disconnect the system fan connector cable from the system board [1].
Remove the screws that secure the system fan to the computer [2].
Lift and remove the system fan from the computer [3].
Installing the system fan
1
Align the system fan on the chassis.
2
Secure the system fan to the computer by tightening the screws.
3
Connect the system fan connector cable to the system board connector.
4
Install the:
a
b
c
d
5
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base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
Removing and installing components
Speaker
Removing the speakers
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
To remove the speakers:
a
b
c
Disconnect the speaker cable [1].
Unroute the cables speaker cable [2].
Remove the speakers from the computer [23].
Installing the speakers
1
Insert the tabs on the speakers into the slots on the computer.
2
Route the speaker cable through the routing channel on the computer.
3
Connect the speaker cable to the system board.
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4
Install the:
a base cover
b keyboard
c optical drive
d battery
5
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer
System board
Removing the system board
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a battery
b optical drive
c keyboard
d base cover
e hard drive assembly
f WLAN card
g memory module
h heat sink
i system fan
3
Remove the screw and lift the display hinge from the computer [1, 2].
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4
Lift the locking tab to disconnect the following cables
a
b
c
d
e
f
5
power switch connector
eDP connector
i/o connector
speaker connector
touchpad connector
hard drive connector
Remove the screw that secures the system board to the computer [1] and lift the system board [2].
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33
6
Turn the system board over.
7
To remove the system board:
a
b
c
d
34
Remove the white adhesive tape [1].
Unlock the tab and disconnect the eDP cable [2].
Disconnect the power cable.
Remove the system board from the computer.
Removing and installing components
Installing the system board
1
Connect the power cable and eDP cable.
2
Replace the white adhesive tape.
3
Turn the system board over.
4
Align the system board with the screw holders on the computer.
5
Tighten the screws to secure the system board to the computer.
6
Tighten the display hinge screw to the computer.
7
Connect the following cables to the system board.
a
b
c
d
e
f
8
hard drive connector
touchpad connector
speaker connector
i/o connector
eDP connector
power switch connector
Install the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
system fan
heat sink
memory module
WLAN Card
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
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9
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Input/Output(I/O) board
Removing the Input/Output board
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
e
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
hard drive assembly
To remove the Input/Output board (I/O board):
a
b
Disconnect the I/O board cable [1].
Remove the screw and lift I/O board from the computer [2, 3].
Installing the Input/Output board
1
Place the I/O board on the computer.
2
Connect the input/output (I/O board) cable and tighten the screw.
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3
Install the:
a hard drive assembly
b base cover
c keyboard
d optical drive
e battery
4
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Power connector
Removing the power connector
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a battery
b optical drive
c keyboard
d base cover
e hard drive assembly
f WLAN card
g memory module
h heat sink
i system fan
j coin cell battery
k system board
3
To remove the power connector:
a Unroute the cable [1].
b Remove the screw that secures the power connector to the computer [2].
c Lift the power connector [3].
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Installing the power connector
1
Insert the power connector into the slot on the computer.
2
Secure the power connector to the computer by using the screw.
3
Route the power connector cable.
4
Install the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
5
system board
coin cell battery
system fan
WLAN Card
memory module
heat sink
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Display assembly
Removing the display assembly
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
3
To remove the display assembly:
a
b
c
d
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battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
hard drive assembly
WLAN card
Unroute the WLAN cable [1].
Remove the white adhesive tape [2].
Disconnect the eDP cable [3].
Unroute the eDP cable [4].
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4
Turn the computer over.
5
To remove the display assembly
a
b
Remove and lift the screws that secure the display hinge to the computer [1].
Lift and remove the display assembly [2].
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Installing the display assembly
1
Align the display assembly with the chassis.
2
Route the WLAN and display assembly cables through the cable-securing tabs.
3
Tighten the display hinges screws to secure the display assembly.
4
Install the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
5
WLAN Card
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Display bezel
Removing the display bezel
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
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a
b
c
d
e
f
g
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
hard drive assembly
WLAN card
display assembly
To disconnect the display bezel:
a
b
By using a plastic scribe, release the tabs on the edges to release the display bezel from the display assembly.
Remove the display bezel display assembly.
Installing the display bezel
1
Place the display bezel on the display assembly.
2
Press the display bezel until it clicks onto the display assembly.
3
Install the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
4
display assembly
WLAN Card
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
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Camera
Removing the display bezel
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
hard drive assembly
WLAN card
display assembly
display bezel
To remove the camera:
a
b
Disconnect the camera cable from the camera [1].
Remove the camera from the display assembly [2].
Installing the camera
1
Install the camera into the slot on the display assembly.
2
Connect the camera cable.
3
Install the:
a
b
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display bezel
display assembly
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c
d
e
f
g
h
4
WLAN Card
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Display panel
Removing the display panel
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
hard drive assembly
WLAN card
display assembly
display bezel
camera
To remove the display panel:
a
b
Remove the screws that secure the display panel to the display assembly [1].
Lift the display panel to access the cables underneath [2].
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4
To disconnect the cable:
a
b
c
Remove the tape that secures the eDP cable to the display panel [1].
Lift the locking tab and remove the eDP cable [2].
Remove the display panel from the computer [3].
Installing the display panel
1
Connect the eDP cable to the display panel.
2
Affix the tape to secure the display cable.
3
Place the display panel on the display assembly.
4
Tighten the screws to secure the display panel to the display assembly.
5
Install the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
6
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camera
display bezel
display assembly
WLAN Card
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Removing and installing components
Display hinges
Removing the display hinges
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
3
battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
hard drive assembly
WLAN card
display assembly
display bezel
camera
display panel
To remove the hinges:
a
b
Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the display assembly [1].
Remove the display hinges [2].
Installing the display hinges
1
Tighten the screws to secure the display hinges to the display assembly.
2
Install the:
a
display panel
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b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
3
camera
display bezel
display assembly
WLAN Card
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.
Palmrest
Removing the palmrest
1
Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
2
Remove the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
3
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battery
optical drive
keyboard
base cover
hard drive assembly
WLAN card
memory module
heat sink
system fan
system board
display assembly
Remove the palmrest assembly away from the computer.
Removing and installing components
Installing the palmrest
1
Place the palmrest on the computer.
2
Install the:
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
3
display assembly
system board
system fan
heat sink
memory module
WLAN Card
hard drive assembly
base cover
keyboard
optical drive
battery
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Processors
This laptop is shipped with Intel 6th generation processor:
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Intel Core i7 series
•
Intel Celeron
NOTE: The clock speed and performance varies depending on the workload and other variables.
Identifying processors in Windows 10
1
Tap Search the Web and Windows.
2
Type Device Manager.
3
Tap Processor.
The basic information of the processor is displayed.
Identifying processors in Windows 8
1
Tap Search the Web and Windows.
2
Type Device Manager.
3
Tap Processor.
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The basic information of the processor is displayed.
Identifying processors in Windows 7
1
Click Start > Control Panel > Device Manager.
2
Select Processor.
The basic information of the processor is displayed.
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Verifying the processor usage in Task Manager
1
Press and hold the taskbar.
2
Select Start Task Manager.
The Windows Task Manager window is displayed.
3
Click the Performance tab in the Windows Task Manager window.
The processor performance details are displayed.
Verifying the processor usage in Resource Monitor
1
Press and hold the taskbar.
2
Select Start Task Manager.
The Windows Task Manager window is displayed.
3
Click the Performance tab in the Windows Task Manager window.
The processor performance details are displayed.
4
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Click Open Resource Monitor.
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Chipsets
All laptops communicate with the CPU through the chipset. This laptop is shipped with the Intel 100 Series chipset.
Downloading the chipset driver
1
Turn on the laptop.
2
Go to Dell.com/support.
3
Click Product Support, enter the Service Tag of your laptop, and then click Submit.
4
Click Drivers and Downloads.
5
Select the operating system installed in your laptop.
6
Scroll down the page, expand Chipset, and select your chipset driver.
7
Click Download File to download the latest version of the chipset driver for your laptop.
8
After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the driver file.
9
Double-click the chipset driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the autodetect feature or manually browse for your laptop model.
Identifying the chipset in Device Manager on Windows 10
1
Click All Settings
on the Windows 10 Charms Bar.
2
From the Control Panel, select Device Manager.
3
Expand System Devices and search for the chipset.
Identifying chipset in Device Manager on Windows 8
1
Click Settings
on the Windows 8.1 Charms Bar.
2
From the Control Panel, select Device Manager.
3
Expand System Devices and search for the chipset.
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Identifying chipset in Device Manager on Windows 7
1
Click Start → Control Panel → Device Manager.
2
Expand System Devices and search for the chipset.
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Intel chipset drivers
Verify if the Intel chipset drivers are already installed in the laptop.
Table 2. Intel chipset drivers
Before installation
After installation
Intel HD Graphics 620
This laptop is shipped with the Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics chipset.
Intel HD Graphics drivers
Verify if the Intel HD Graphics drivers are already installed in the laptop.
Table 3. Intel HD Graphics drivers
Before installation
After installation
Display options
This laptop has a 15– inch HD with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution (maximum).
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Identifying the display adapter
1
Start the Search Charm and select Settings.
2
Type Device Manager in the search box and tap Device Manager from the left pane.
3
Expand Display adapters.
The display adapters are displayed.
Rotating the display
1
Press and hold on the desktop screen.
A sub menu is displayed.
2
Select Graphic Options > Rotation and choose on of the following:
•
Rotate to Normal
•
Rotate to 90 Degrees
•
Rotate to 180 Degrees
•
Rotate to 270 Degrees
NOTE: The Display can also be rotated using the following key combinations:
•
Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow key (Rotate to normal)
•
Right arrow key (Rotate 90 degrees)
•
Down arrow key (Rotate 180 degrees)
•
Left arrow key (Rotate 270 degrees)
Downloading drivers
1
Turn on the laptop.
2
Go to Dell.com/support.
3
Click Product Support, enter the Service Tag of your laptop, and then click Submit.
NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto detect feature or manually browse for your laptop model.
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4
Click Drivers and Downloads.
5
Select the operating system installed on your laptop.
6
Scroll down the page and select the graphic driver to install.
7
Click Download File to download the graphic driver for your laptop.
8
After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the graphic driver file.
9
Double-click the graphic driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.
Changing the screen resolution
1
Press and hold the desktop screen and select Display Settings.
2
Tap or click Advanced display settings.
3
Select the required resolution from the drop-down list and tap Apply.
Adjusting brightness in Windows 10
To enable or disable automatic screen brightness adjustment:
1
Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.
2
Tap or click All Settings
3
Use the Adjust my screen brightness automatically slider to enable or disable automatic-brightness adjustment.
→ System → Display.
NOTE: You can also use the Brightness level slider to adjust the brightness manually.
Adjusting brightness in Windows 8
To enable or disable automatic screen brightness adjustment:
1
Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Charms menu.
2
Tap or click Settings
3
Use the Adjust my screen brightness automatically slider to enable or disable automatic-brightness adjustment.
→ Change PC Settings → PC and devices→ Power and sleep.
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Adjusting brightness in Windows 7
To enable or disable automatic screen brightness adjustment:
1
Click Start → Control Panel → Display.
2
Use the Adjust brightness slider to enable or disable automatic-brightness adjustment.
NOTE: You can also use the Brightness level slider to adjust the brightness manually.
Cleaning the display
1
Check for any smudges or areas that has to be cleaned.
2
Use a microfiber cloth to remove any obvious dust and gently brush off any dirt particles.
3
Proper cleaning kits should be used to clean and keep your display in a crisp, clear, and pristine condition.
4
Gently wipe the screen in a circular motion. Do not press hard on the cloth.
NOTE: Never spray any cleaning solutions directly on the screen; spray it to the cleaning cloth.
NOTE: Do not press hard or touch the screen with your fingers or you may leave oily prints and smears.
NOTE: Do not leave any liquid on the screen.
5
Remove all excess moisture as it may damage your screen.
6
Let the display dry thoroughly before you turn it on.
7
For stains that are hard to remove, repeat this procedure till the display is clean.
Connecting to external display devices
Follow these steps to connect your laptop to an external display device:
1
Ensure that the projector is turned on and plug the projector cable into a video port on your laptop.
2
Press the Windows logo+P key.
3
Select one of the following modes:
•
PC screen only
•
Duplicate
•
Extend
•
Second Screen only
NOTE: For more information, see the document that shipped with your display device.
Hard drive options
This laptop supports SATA drives and SSDs.
Identifying the hard drive in Windows 10
1
Tap or click All Settings
2
Tap or click Control Panel, select Device Manager , and expand Disk drives.
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on the Windows 10 Charms Bar.
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The hard drive is listed under Disk drives.
Identifying the hard drive in Windows 8
1
Tap or click Settings
2
Tap or click Control Panel, select Device Manager, and expand Disk drives.
on the Windows 8 Charms Bar.
The hard drive is listed under Disk drives.
Identifying the hard drive in Windows 7
1
Click Start > Control Panel > Device Manager.
The hard drive is listed under Disk drives.
2
Expand Disk drives.
Entering BIOS setup
1
Turn on or restart your laptop.
2
When the Dell logo appears, perform one of the following actions to enter the BIOS setup program:
•
With keyboard — Tap F2 until the Entering BIOS setup message appears. To enter the Boot selection menu, tap F12.
•
Without keyboard — When the F12 boot selection menu is displayed, press the Volume Down button to enter BIOS setup. To
enter the Boot selection menu, press the Volume Up button.
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Hard drive is listed under the System Information under the General group.
USB overview
The Universal Serial Bus, or well known as USB was introduced to the PC world in 1996 which dramatically simplified the connection
between host computer and peripheral devices such as mice and keyboards, external hard drive or optical devices, Bluetooth and many
more peripheral devices in the market.
Let's take a quick look on the USB evolution referencing to the table below.
Table 4. USB evolution
Type
Data Transfer Rate
Category
Introduction Year
USB 3.0
4.8 Gbps
Super Speed
2010
USB 2.0
480 Mbps
High Speed
2000
USB 1.1
12 Mbps
Full Speed
1998
USB 1.0
1.5 Mbps
Low Speed
1996
USB 3.0 aka. SuperSpeed USB
For years, the USB 2.0 has been firmly entrenched as the de facto interface standard in the PC world with about 6 billion devices sold, and
yet the need for more speed grows by ever faster computing hardware and ever greater bandwidth demands. The USB 3.0 finally has the
answer to the consumers' demands with a theoretically 10 times faster than its predecessor. In a nutshell, USB 3.0 features are as follows:
•
Higher transfer rates (up to 4.8 Gbps)
•
Increased maximum bus power and increased device current draw to better accommodate power-hungry devices
•
New power management features
•
Full-duplex data transfers and support for new transfer types
•
Backward USB 2.0 compatibility
•
New connectors and cable
The topics below cover some of the most commonly asked questions regarding USB 3.0.
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Speed
Currently, there are 3 speed modes defined by the latest USB 3.0 specification. They are Super-Speed, Hi-Speed and Full-Speed. The new
SuperSpeed mode has a transfer rate of 4.8Gbps. While the specification retains Hi-Speed, and Full-Speed USB mode, commonly known
as USB 2.0 and 1.1 respectively, the slower modes still operate at 480Mbps and 12Mbps respectively and are kept to maintain backward
compatibility.
USB 3.0 achieves the much higher performance by the technical changes below:
•
An additional physical bus that is added in parallel with the existing USB 2.0 bus (refer to the picture below).
•
USB 2.0 previously had four wires (power, ground, and a pair for differential data); USB 3.0 adds four more for two pairs of differential
signals (receive and transmit) for a combined total of eight connections in the connectors and cabling.
•
USB 3.0 utilizes the bidirectional data interface, rather than USB 2.0's half-duplex arrangement. This gives a 10-fold increase in
theoretical bandwidth.
With today's ever increasing demands placed on data transfers with high-definition video content, terabyte storage devices, high megapixel
count digital cameras etc., USB 2.0 may not be fast enough. Furthermore, no USB 2.0 connection could ever come close to the 480Mbps
theoretical maximum throughput, making data transfer at around 320Mbps (40MB/s) — the actual real-world maximum. Similarly, USB 3.0
connections will never achieve 4.8Gbps. We will likely see a real-world maximum rate of 400MB/s with overheads. At this speed, USB 3.0 is
a 10x improvement over USB 2.0.
Applications
USB 3.0 opens up the laneways and provides more headroom for devices to deliver a better overall experience. Where USB video was
barely tolerable previously (both from a maximum resolution, latency, and video compression perspective), it's easy to imagine that with
5-10 times the bandwidth available, USB video solutions should work that much better. Single-link DVI requires almost 2Gbps throughput.
Where 480Mbps was limiting, 5Gbps is more than promising. With its promised 4.8Gbps speed, the standard will find its way into some
products that previously weren't USB territory, like external RAID storage systems.
Listed below are some of the available SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products:
•
External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drives
•
Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drives
•
USB 3.0 Drive Docks & Adapters
•
USB 3.0 Flash Drives & Readers
•
USB 3.0 Solid-state Drives
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USB 3.0 RAIDs
•
Optical Media Drives
•
Multimedia Devices
•
Networking
•
USB 3.0 Adapter Cards & Hubs
Compatibility
The good news is that USB 3.0 has been carefully planned from the start to peacefully co-exist with USB 2.0. First of all, while USB 3.0
specifies new physical connections and thus new cables to take advantage of the higher speed capability of the new protocol, the
connector itself remains the same rectangular shape with the four USB 2.0 contacts in the exact same location as before. Five new
connections to carry receive and transmitted data independently are present on USB 3.0 cables and only come into contact when
connected to a proper SuperSpeed USB connection.
Windows 8 will be bringing native support for USB 3.0 controllers. This is in contrast to previous versions of Windows, which continue to
require separate drivers for USB 3.0 controllers.
Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would have USB 3.0 support, perhaps not on its immediate release, but in a subsequent Service Pack
or update. It is not out of the question to think that following a successful release of USB 3.0 support in Windows 7, SuperSpeed support
would trickle down to Vista. Microsoft has confirmed this by stating that most of their partners share the opinion that Vista should also
support USB 3.0.
Super-Speed support for Windows XP is unknown at this point. Given that XP is a seven-year-old operating system, the likelihood of this
happening is remote.
HDMI 1.4
This topic explains the HDMI 1.4 and its features along with the advantages.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an
interface between any compatible digital audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and a compatible digital
audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital TV (DTV). The intended applications for HDMI are set-top boxes, TVs, and DVD players. The
primary advantage is cable reduction and content protection provisions. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus
multichannel digital audio on a single cable.
NOTE: The HDMI 1.4 will provide 5.1 channel audio support.
HDMI 1.4 Features
•
HDMI Ethernet Channel - Adds high-speed networking to an HDMI link, allowing users to take full advantage of their IP-enabled
devices without a separate Ethernet cable
•
Audio Return Channel - Allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system,
eliminating the need for a separate audio cable
•
3D - Defines input/output protocols for major 3D video formats, paving the way for true 3D gaming and 3D home theater applications
•
Content Type - Real-time signaling of content types between display and source devices, enabling a TV to optimize picture settings
based on content type
•
Additional Color Spaces - Adds support for additional color models used in digital photography and computer graphics.
•
4 K Support - Enables video resolutions far beyond 1080p, supporting next-generation displays that will rival the Digital Cinema systems
used in many commercial movie theaters
•
HDMI Micro Connector - A new, smaller connector for phones and other portable devices, supporting video resolutions up to 1080p
•
Automotive Connection System - New cables and connectors for automotive video systems, designed to meet the unique demands of
the motoring environment while delivering true HD quality
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Advantages of HDMI
•
Quality HDMI transfers uncompressed digital audio and video for the highest, crispest image quality.
•
Low -cost HDMI provides the quality and functionality of a digital interface while also supporting uncompressed video formats in a
simple, cost-effective manner
•
Audio HDMI supports multiple audio formats, from standard stereo to multichannel surround sound
•
HDMI combines video and multichannel audio into a single cable, eliminating the cost, complexity, and confusion of multiple cables
currently used in A/V systems
•
HDMI supports communication between the video source (such as a DVD player) and the DTV, enabling new functionality
USB Powershare
USB PowerShare is a feature which allows for external USB devices (i.e. cellular phones, portable music players, etc.) to charge using the
portable system's battery.
Only the USB connector with a lightning bolt icon, as seen in the image above, can be used.
This functionality is enabled in the system setup under the On Board Devices heading. You can select how much of the battery's charge
can be used as well (pictured below). If you set the USB PowerShare to 25%, the external device is allowed to charge until the battery
reaches 25% of full capacity (e.g. 75% of the portable's battery charge is used up).
Camera features
This laptop comes with front-facing camera with the image resolution of 1280 x 720 (maximum).
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Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 10
1
In the Search box, type device manager, and tap to start it.
2
Under Device Manager, expand Imaging devices.
Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 8
1
Start the Charms Bar from the desktop interface.
2
Select Control Panel.
3
Select Device Manager and expand Imaging devices.
Identifying the camera in Device Manager on Windows 7
1
Click Start > Control Panel > Device Manager.
2
Expand Imaging devices.
Starting the camera
To start the camera, open an application that uses the camera. For instance, if you tap the Dell webcam central software or the Skype
software that is shipped with the laptop, the camera turns on. Similarly, if you are chatting on the internet and the application requests to
access the webcam, the webcam turns on.
Starting the camera app
1
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Select Camera from the apps list.
3
If the Camera App is not available in the apps list, search for it.
Memory features
This laptop supports 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM memory, up to 2133 MHz.
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Verifying system memory
Windows 10
1
Tap the Windows button and select All Settings
2
Under System, tap About.
> System .
Windows 8
1
From your desktop, start the Charms Bar.
2
Select Control Panel and then select System.
Windows 7
•
Click Start → Control Panel → System.
Verifying system memory in setup
1
Turn on or restart your laptop.
2
Perform one of the following actions after the Dell logo is displayed:
•
With keyboard — Tap F2 until the Entering BIOS setup message appears. To enter the Boot selection menu, tap F12.
•
3
Without keyboard — When the F12 boot selection menu is displayed, press the Volume Down button to enter BIOS setup. To
enter the Boot selection menu, press the Volume Up button.
On the left pane, select Settings > General > System Information,
The memory information is displayed on the right pane.
Testing memory using ePSA
1
Turn on or restart your laptop.
2
Perform one of the following actions after the Dell logo is displayed:
•
With keyboard — Press F2.
•
Without keyboard — Press and hold the Volume Up button when the Dell logo is displayed on the screen. When the F12 boot
selection menu is displayed, select Diagnostics from the boot menu, and press Enter.
The PreBoot System Assessment (PSA) starts on your laptop.
NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the desktop. Turn off the
laptop and try again.
Realtek HD audio drivers
Verify if the Realtek audio drivers are already installed in the laptop.
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Table 5. Realtek HD audio drivers
Before installation
After installation
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System Setup
System Setup enables you to manage your computer hardware and specify BIOS level options. From the System Setup, you can:
•
Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware
•
View the system hardware configuration
•
Enable or disable integrated devices
•
Set performance and power management thresholds
•
Manage your computer security
Topics:
•
Boot Sequence
•
Navigation keys
•
System setup options
•
Updating the BIOS
•
System and setup password
Boot Sequence
Boot Sequence allows you to bypass the System Setup‐defined boot device order and boot directly to a specific device (for example:
optical drive or hard drive). During the Power-on Self Test (POST), when the Dell logo appears, you can:
•
Access System Setup by pressing F2 key
•
Bring up the one-time boot menu by pressing F12 key
The one-time boot menu displays the devices that you can boot from including the diagnostic option. The boot menu options are:
•
Removable Drive (if available)
•
STXXXX Drive
•
Optical Drive
•
Diagnostics
NOTE: XXX denotes the SATA drive number.
NOTE: Choosing Diagnostics, will display the ePSA diagnostics screen.
The boot sequence screen also displays the option to access the System Setup screen.
Navigation keys
NOTE: For most of the System Setup options, changes that you make are recorded but do not take effect until you restart the
system.
Keys
Navigation
Up arrow
Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow
Moves to the next field.
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Keys
Navigation
Enter
Selects a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
Spacebar
Expands or collapses a drop‐down list, if applicable.
Tab
Moves to the next focus area.
NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.
Esc
Moves to the previous page until you view the main screen. Pressing Esc in the main screen displays a message
that prompts you to save any unsaved changes and restarts the system.
F1
Displays the System Setup help file.
System setup options
NOTE: Depending on the computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not appear.
Table 6. General tab
Option
Description
System Information
This section lists the primary hardware features of your computer.
•
•
•
•
System Information: Displays BIOS Version, Service Tag, Asset Tag, Ownership Tag, Ownership Date,
Manufacture Date, and the Express Service Code.
Memory Information: Displays Memory Installed, Memory Available, Memory Speed, Memory Channels Mode,
Memory Technology, DIMM A Size, DIMM B Size,
Processor Information: Displays Processor Type, Core Count, Processor ID, Current Clock Speed, Minimum
Clock Speed, Maximum Clock Speed, Processor L2 Cache, Processor L3 Cache, HT Capable, and 64-Bit
Technology.
Device Information: Displays Primary Hard Drive, ODD Device, LOM MAC Address, Video Controller, Video
BIOS Version, Video Memory, Panel Type, Native Resolution, Audio Controller, Wi-Fi Device, Bluetooth Device.
Battery Information
Displays the battery status and the type of AC adapter connected to the computer.
Boot Sequence
Boot Sequence
Allows you to change the order in which the computer
attempts to find an operating system. The option is:
•
Windows Boot Manager
By default, all the options are checked. You can also
deselect any option or change the boot order.
Boot List Option
Allows you to change the boot list option.
•
•
Legacy
UEFI
Advanced Boot
Options
This option allows you the legacy option ROMs to load. By default, the Enable Legacy Option ROMs is enabled.
Date/Time
Allows you to change the date and time.
Table 7. System Configuration
Option
Description
Integrated NIC
Allows you to configure the integrated network controller. The options are:
•
•
Disabled
Enabled
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Option
Description
•
SATA Operation
Allows you to configure the internal SATA hard-drive controller. The options are:
•
•
Drives
Enabled w/PXE: This option is enabled by default.
Disabled
AHCI: This option is enabled by default.
Allows you to configure the SATA drives on board. All drives are enabled by default. The options
are:
•
•
SMART Reporting
This field controls whether hard drive errors for integrated drives are reported during system
startup. This technology is part of the SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting
Technology) specification. This option is disabled by default.
•
USB Configuration
SATA-0: This option is selected by default.
SATA-1: This option is selected by default.
Enable SMART Reporting
This field configures the integrated USB controller. If Boot Support is enabled, the system is
allowed to boot any type of USB Mass Storage Devices (HDD, memory key, floppy).
If USB port is enabled, device attached to this port is enabled and available for OS.
If USB port is disabled, the OS cannot see any device attached to this port.
•
•
•
Enable Boot Support
Enable External USB Port
Enable USB3.0 Controller
NOTE: USB keyboard and mouse always work in the BIOS setup irrespective of these
settings.
Audio
This field enables or disables the integrated audio controller. By default, the Enable Audio option
is selected.
Unobtrusive Mode:
This field field enables or disables all light and sound emissions in the system. By default option is
disabled.
Miscellaneous Devices
Allows you to enable or disable the following devices:
•
•
Enable Camera
Enabled Secure Digital (SD) Card
NOTE: All devices are enabled by default.
Table 8. Video
Option
Description
LCD Brightness
Allows you to set the display brightness depending up on the power source (On Battery and On
AC).
NOTE: The Video setting will only be visible when a video card is installed into the
system.
Table 9. Security
Option
Description
Admin Password
Allows you to set, change, or delete the administrator (admin) password.
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Option
Description
NOTE: You must set the admin password before you set the system or hard drive
password. Deleting the admin password automatically deletes the system password
and the hard drive password.
NOTE: Successful password changes take effect immediately.
Default Setting: Not set
System Password
Allows you to set, change or delete the system password.
NOTE: Successful password changes take effect immediately.
Default Setting: Not set
Internal HDD-0 Password
Allows you to set, change or delete the password on the system's internal hard-disk drive.
NOTE: Successful password changes take effect immediately.
Default Setting: Not set
Strong Password
Allows you to enforce the option to always set strong passwords.
Default Setting: Enable Strong Password is not selected.
NOTE: If Strong Password is enabled, Admin and System passwords must contain at
least one uppercase character, one lowercase character and be at least 8 characters
long.
Password Configuration
Allows you to determine the minimum and maximum length of Administrator and System
passwords.
Password Bypass
Allows you to enable or disable the permission to bypass the System and the Internal HDD
password, when they are set. The options are:
•
•
Disabled
Reboot bypass
Default Setting: Disabled
Password Change
Allows you to enable the disable permission to the System and Hard Drive passwords when the
admin password is set.
Default Setting: Allow Non-Admin Password Changes is selected.
Non-Admin Setup Changes
Allows you to determine whether changes to the setup options are allowed when an
Administrator Password is set. If disabled the setup options are locked by the admin password.
UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates
Allows you to controls whether the system allows BIOS update via UEFI capsule update
packages. Default setting: Enable
TPM 2.0 Security
Allows you to enable the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) during POST. The options are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
TPM On (enabled by default)
Clear
PPI Bypass for Enabled Commands
PPI Bypass for Disabled Commands
Attestation Enable (enabled by default)
Key Storage Enable (enabled by default)
SHA-256 (enabled by default)
Disabled
Enabled
NOTE: To upgrade or downgrade TPM1.2/2.0, download the TPM wrapper tool
(software).
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Option
Description
Computrace
Allows you to activate or disable the optional Computrace software The options are:
•
•
•
Deactivate
Disable
Activate
NOTE: The Activate and Disable options will permanently activate or disable the
feature and no further changes will be allowed.
Default setting: Deactivate
CPU XD Support
Allows you to enable the Execute Disable mode of the processor.
Enable CPU XD Support (default)
Admin Setup Lockout
Allows you to prevent users from entering Setup when an Administrator password is set.
Default Setting: Enable Admin Setup Lockout is not selected.
Table 10. Secure Boot
Option
Description
Secure Boot Enable
This option enables or disables the Secure Boot Feature.
•
•
Disabled
Enabled
Default Setting: The option is disabled.
Expert Key Management
Allows you to manipulate the security key databases only if the system is in Custom Mode. The
Enable Custom Mode option is disabled by default. The options are:
•
•
•
•
PK
KEK
db
dbx
If you enable the Custom Mode, the relevant options for PK, KEK, db, and dbx appear. The
options are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Save to File- Saves the key to a user-selected file
Replace from File- Replaces the current key with a key from a user-selected file
Append from File- Adds a key to the current database from a user-selected file
Delete- Deletes the selected key
Reset All Keys- Resets to default setting
Delete All Keys- Deletes all the keys
NOTE: If you disable the Custom Mode, all the changes made will be erased and the
keys will restore to default settings.
Table 11. Intel Software Guard Extensions screen options
Option
Description
Intel SGX Enable
This field specifies you to provide a secured environment for
running code/storing sensitive information in the context of the
main OS. The options are:
•
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Disabled
Option
Description
•
Enabled
Default setting: Disabled
Enclave Memory Size
This option sets SGX Enclave Reserve Memory Size. The options
are:
•
•
•
32 MB
64 MB
128 MB
Table 12. Performance
Option
Description
Multi Core Support
This field specifies whether the process will have one or all cores enabled. The performance of
some applications will improve with the additional cores. This option is enabled by default. Allows
you to enable or disable multi-core support for the processor. The installed processor supports
two cores. If you enable Multi Core Support, two cores will be enabled. If you disable Multi Core
Support, one core will be enabled.
•
Enable Multi Core Support
Default Setting: The option is enabled.
Intel SpeedStep
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel SpeedStep feature.
•
Enable Intel SpeedStep
Default Setting: The option is enabled.
C States Control
Allows you to enable or disable the additional processor sleep states.
•
C states
Default Setting: The option is enabled.
Intel TurboBoost
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel TurboBoost mode of the processor.
•
Enable Intel TurboBoost
Default Setting: The option is enabled.
Hyper-Thread Control
Allows you to enable or disable the HyperThreading in the processor.
•
•
Disabled
Enabled
Default Setting: The option is enabled.
Table 13. Power Management
Option
Description
AC Behavior
Allows you to enable or disable the computer from turning on automatically when an AC adapter
is connected.
Default Setting: Wake on AC is not selected.
Auto On Time
Allows you to set the time at which the computer must turn on automatically. The options are:
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Option
Description
•
•
•
•
USB Wake Support
Disabled (default)
Every Day
Weekdays
Select Days
Allows you to enable USB devices to wake the system from Standby.
NOTE: This feature is only functional when the AC power adapter is connected. If the
AC power adapter is removed during Standby, the system setup will remove power
from all of the USB ports to conserve battery power.
•
Enable USB Wake Support
Default Setting: The option is disabled.
Wake on LAN
Allows you to enable or disable the feature that powers on the computer from the Off state
when triggered by a LAN signal.
•
•
Disabled: This option is enabled by default
LAN Only
Advanced Battery Charge
Configuration
This option enables you to maximize the battery health. By enabling this option, your system
uses the standard charging algorithm and other techniques, during the non-work hours to
improve the battery health.
Disabled (default)
Primary Battery Charge Configuration
Allows you to select the charging mode for the battery. The options are:
•
•
•
•
Adaptive
Standard - Fully charges your battery at a standard rate.
Primarily AC use
Custom
If Custom Charge is selected, you can also configure Custom Charge Start and Custom Charge
Stop.
NOTE: All charging mode may not be available for all the batteries. To enable this
option, disable the Advanced Battery Charge Configuration option.
Table 14. POST Behavior
Option
Description
Adapter Warnings
Allows you to enable or disable the system setup (BIOS) warning messages when you use
certain power adapters.
Default Setting: Enable Adapter Warnings
Fn Lock Option
Allows the hot key combination <Fn> +<Esc> toggle the primary behavior of F1–F12, between
the standard and secondary functions.
•
•
Fastboot
Allows you to speed up the boot process by bypassing some of the compatibility steps. The
options are:
•
•
•
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Lock Mode Disable/Standard. This option is enabled by default.
Lock Mode Enable/Secondary
System Setup
Minimal
Thorough (default)
Auto
Option
Description
Numlock Enable
Allows you to enable the Numlock option when the computer boots. Enable Network. This
option is enabled by default.
Extended BIOS POST Time
Allows you to create an additional preboot delay. The options are:
•
•
•
0 seconds. This option is enabled by default.
5 seconds
10 seconds
Table 15. Virtualization Support
Option
Description
Virtualization
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology.
•
Enable Intel Virtualization Technology (default)
Enables or disables the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) from utilizing the additional hardware
capabilities provided by Intel® Virtualization technology for direct I/O.
VT for Direct I/O
Enable VT for Direct I/O — enabled by default.
Table 16. Wireless
Option
Description
Wireless Switch
Allows to set the wireless devices that can be controlled by the wireless
switch. The options are:
•
•
WLAN/WiGig
Bluetooth
All the options are enabled by default.
Wireless Device Enable
Allows you to enable or disable the internal wireless devices.
•
•
WLAN/WiGig
Bluetooth
All the options are enabled by default.
Table 17. Maintenance
Option
Description
Service Tag
Displays the Service Tag of your computer.
Asset Tag
Allows you to create a system asset tag if an asset tag is not already set. This option is not set
by default.
BIOS Downgrade
This field controls flashing of the system firmware to pervious revisions.
Allows BIOS Downgrade (Enabled by default)
Table 18. System Logs
Option
Description
BIOS Events
Allows you to view and clear the System Setup (BIOS) POST events.
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Table 19. SupportAssist System Resolution
Option
Description
Auto OS Recovery Threshold
Allows you to control the automatic boot flow for SupportAssist System. Options are:
•
•
•
•
SupportAssist OS Recovery
Off
1
2 (Enabled by default)
3
Allows you to recover the SupportAssist OS Recovery (Disabled by default)
Updating the BIOS
It is recommended to update your BIOS (System Setup), on replacing the system board or if an update is available. For laptops, ensure that
your computer battery is fully charged and connected to a power outlet
1
Restart the computer.
2
Go to Dell.com/support.
3
Enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code and click Submit.
NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag?
NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect My Product. Proceed with the instructions on
screen.
4
If you are unable to locate or find the Service Tag, click the Product Category of your computer.
5
Choose the Product Type from the list.
6
Select your computer model and the Product Support page of your computer appears.
7
Click Get drivers and click View All Drivers.
The Drivers and Downloads page opens.
8
On the Drivers and Downloads screen, under the Operating System drop-down list, select BIOS.
9
Identify the latest BIOS file and click Download File.
You can also analyze which drivers need an update. To do this for your product, click Analyze System for Updates and follow the
instructions on the screen.
10
Select your preferred download method in the Please select your download method below window, click Download File.
The File Download window appears.
11
Click Save to save the file on your computer.
12
Click Run to install the updated BIOS settings on your computer.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: It is recommended not to update the BIOS version for more than 3 revisions. For example: If you want to update the BIOS
from 1.0 to 7.0, then install version 4.0 first and then install version 7.0.
System and setup password
You can create a system password and a setup password to secure your computer.
Password type
Description
System password
Password that you must enter to log on to your system.
Setup password
Password that you must enter to access and make changes to the BIOS settings of your computer.
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on your computer.
CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your computer if it is not locked and left unattended.
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NOTE: Your computer is shipped with the system and setup password feature disabled.
Assigning a system password and setup password
You can assign a new System Password and/or Setup Password or change an existing System Password and/or Setup Password only
when Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status is Locked, you cannot change the System Password.
NOTE: If the password jumper is disabled, the existing System Password and Setup Password are deleted and you need not
provide the system password to log on to the computer.
To enter the system setup, press F2 immediately after a power-on or re-boot.
1
In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press Enter.
The System Security screen appears.
2
In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
3
Select System Password , enter your system password, and press Enter or Tab.
Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
•
A password can have up to 32 characters.
•
The password can contain the numbers 0 through 9.
•
Only lower case letters are valid, upper case letters are not allowed.
•
Only the following special characters are allowed: space, (”), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
Re-enter the system password when prompted.
4
Type the system password that you entered earlier and click OK.
5
Select Setup Password, type your system password and press Enter or Tab.
A message prompts you to re-type the setup password.
6
Type the setup password that you entered earlier and click OK.
7
Press Esc and a message prompts you to save the changes.
8
Press Y to save the changes.
The computer reboots.
Deleting or changing an existing system and/or setup
password
Ensure that the Password Status is Unlocked (in the System Setup) before attempting to delete or change the existing System and/or
Setup password. You cannot delete or change an existing System or Setup password, if the Password Status is Locked.
To enter the System Setup, press F2 immediately after a power-on or reboot.
1
In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press Enter.
The System Security screen is displayed.
2
In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
3
Select System Password, alter or delete the existing system password and press Enter or Tab.
4
Select Setup Password, alter or delete the existing setup password and press Enter or Tab.
NOTE: If you change the System and/or Setup password, re-enter the new password when promoted. If you delete the
System and/or Setup password, confirm the deletion when promoted.
5
Press Esc and a message prompts you to save the changes.
6
Press Y to save the changes and exit from System Setup.
The computer reboots.
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Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA)
diagnostics
The ePSA diagnostics (also known as system diagnostics) performs a complete check of your hardware. The ePSA is embedded with the
BIOS and is launched by the BIOS internally. The embedded system diagnostics provides a set of options for particular devices or device
groups allowing you to:
•
Run tests automatically or in an interactive mode
•
Repeat tests
•
Display or save test results
•
Run thorough tests to introduce additional test options to provide extra information about the failed device(s)
•
View status messages that inform you if tests are completed successfully
•
View error messages that inform you of problems encountered during testing
CAUTION: Use the system diagnostics to test only your computer. Using this program with other computers may cause invalid
results or error messages.
NOTE: Some tests for specific devices require user interaction. Always ensure that you are present at the computer terminal
when the diagnostic tests are performed.
Running the ePSA diagnostics
1
Power-on the computer.
2
As the computer boots, press the F12 key as the Dell logo appears.
3
On the boot menu screen, select the Diagnostics option.
The Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment window is displayed, listing all devices detected in the computer. The diagnostics starts
running the tests on all the detected devices.
4
To run a diagnostic test on a specific device, press Esc and click Yes to stop the diagnostic test.
5
Select the device from the left pane and click Run Tests.
6
If there are any issues, error codes are displayed.
Note the error code and contact Dell.
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Technical specifications
NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer in:
•
Windows 10, click or tap Start
> Settings > System > About.
Table 20. System specifications
Feature
Specification
Chipset
Intel Kaby Lake
DRAM bus width
64 bits
Flash EPROM
16 MB
Table 21. Processor specifications
Feature
Specification
Processor type
Intel Core i3
L2 cache
2 MB
Table 22. Memory specifications
Feature
Specification
Memory connector
One internally accessible DDR4 connectors
Memory capacity
4 GB and 8 GB
Memory speed
1600 Mhz
Minimum memory
4 GB
Maximum memory
8 GB
Table 23. Stroage specifications
Feature
Specification
M.2 SSD
256 GB, 128 GB
Table 24. Audio specifications
Feature
Specification
Type
Two-channel high-definition audio
Controller
Realtek ALC3246 with Waves MaxxAudio
Stereo conversion
24-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog)
Interface
Intel HDA bus
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Feature
Specification
Speakers
2x2W
Volume controls
Program menu and keyboard media-control keys
Table 25. Video specifications
Feature
Specification
Video type
eDP
Video Controller:
UMA
Intel HD Graphics (shared memory)
Discrete
AMD Radeon R5 M315 (up to 2GB DDR3)
Data bus:
64 bits
External display support
VGA
Table 26. Camera specifications
Feature
Specification
Camera Resolution
HD resolution
Video Resolution (maximum)
1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 fps (maximum)
Diagonal viewing angle
74°
Table 27. Communication specifications
Feature
Specification
Network adapter
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN on Motherboard (LOM)
Wireless
•
•
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Table 28. Ports and connectors specifications
Feature
Specification
Audio
One headphone/microphone combo port (headset)
Video
VGA and HDMI out
Network adapter
One RJ-45 port
USB:
•
•
Two USB 3.0 ports
One USB 2.0 port
NOTE: The powered USB 3.0 connector also supports Microsoft Kernel Debugging. The ports are identified in the
documentation shipped with your computer.
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One SD slot
Table 29. Display specifications
Feature
Specification
Type
•
15.6 inches HD WLED
Dimensions:
Height
360.00 mm (14.17 inches)
Diagonal
396.24 mm (15.60 inches)
Width
224.3 mm (8.83 inches)
Maximum resolution
1366 x 768 pixels
Active area (X/Y)
344.20 mm x 193.50 mm (13.55 inches x 7.62 inches)
Maximum brightness
200 nits
Operating angle
0° (closed) to 135°
Refresh rate
60 Hz
Minimum viewing angles:
Horizontal
40° / 40°
Vertical
10° / 30°
Pixel pitch
0.2265 mm
Table 30. Keyboard specifications
Feature
Specification
Number of keys:
US 101, Brazil 104, UK 102, and Japan 105
Table 31. Touchpad specifications
Feature
Specification
Active Area:
X-axis
105.00 mm (4.13 inches)
Y-axis
80.00 mm (3.14 inches)
Table 32. Battery specifications
Feature
Specification
Type
•
4-cell “smart” lithium ion (47 WHr)
Dimensions:
Height
20.00 mm (0.78 inch)
Width
270.00 mm (10.63 inches)
Depth
37.50 mm (1.47 inches)
Weight
0.25 kg (0.55 lb)
Life span
300 discharge/charge cycles
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Feature
Specification
Voltage
14.80 VDC
Temperature range:
Operating
0 °C to 35 °C (32 °F to 95 °F)
Non-Operating
–40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F)
Coin-cell battery
3 V CR2032 lithium ion
Table 33. AC Adapter specifications
Feature
Specification
Type
65 W (discrete)
Input voltage
100 V AC to 240 V AC
Input frequency
50 Hz to 60 Hz
Input current (maximum)
65 W
1.70 A
Output current
65 W
Rated output voltage
3.34 A
19.50 V DC
Temperature range:
Operating
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Non-Operating
–40 °C to 70 °C (–40 °F to 158 °F)
Table 34. Physical
Feature
Specification
Height:
23.65 mm (0.93 inches)
Width:
380.00 mm (14.96 inches)
Depth:
260.30 mm (10.24 inches)
Weight:
2.29 kg (5.04 lb)
Table 35. Environmental specifications
Feature
Specification
Temperature:
Operating
0 °C to 35 °C (32 °F to 95 °F)
Storage
–40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
10 % to 90 % (non-condensing)
Storage
0 % to 95 % (non-condensing)
Altitude (maximum):
80
Technical specifications
Feature
Operating
Specification
–15.2 m to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
0° to 35°C
Non-Operating
Airborne contaminant level
–15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)
G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
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Contacting Dell
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip,
bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services
may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues:
1
Go to Dell.com/support.
2
Select your support category.
3
Verify your country or region in the Choose a Country/Region drop-down list at the bottom of the page.
4
Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
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