About Your Computer. Dell Precision 690, JD963, precision workstation


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Install additional software or devices.

Before you install any devices or software that did not come with your computer, read the documentation that came with the software or device or contact the vendor to verify that the software or device is compatible with your computer and operating system.

You have now completed the setup for your computer.

About Your Computer

CAUTION:

Your computer is heavy (it has an approximate minimum weight of 55 lbs) and can be difficult to maneuver. Seek assistance before attempting to lift, move, or tilt it; this computer requires a two-man lift.

Always lift correctly to avoid injury; avoid bending over while lifting. See your Product Information Guide for other important safety information.

CAUTION:

Before setting your computer upright, install the computer stand. Failure to install the stand before setting the computer upright could cause the computer to tip over, potentially resulting in bodily injury or damage to the computer.

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1-3 5.25-inch drive bays

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5.25-inch drive bay with special 3.5-inch drive panel plate

Can hold a CD/DVD drive, or a Media Card Reader, floppy drive, or SATA hard drive in a 5.25-inch drive bay carrier.

NOTE:

The drive carriers are only for use in the 5.25-inch drive bays. The floppy-drive/ Media Card Reader and hard-drive carriers are not interchangeable.

Can hold a CD/DVD drive, or a Media Card Reader, floppy drive, or SATA hard drive in a 5.25-inch drive bay carrier. The drive-panel plate shown here is only for use with a floppy drive or Media Card Reader; it can be installed in front of any of the four 5.25-inch drive bays. For more information, see your User’s Guide .

NOTE:

The drive carriers are only for use in the 5.25-inch drive bays. The floppy drive/

Media Card Reader and hard drive carriers are not interchangeable.

hard-drive activity light The hard drive light is on when the computer reads data from or writes data to the hard drive. The light might also be on when a device such as your CD player is operating.

IEEE 1394 connector Use the IEEE 1394 connector for high-speed data devices such as digital video cameras and external storage devices.

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USB 2.0 connectors (2) Use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect occasionally, such as flash memory keys, cameras, or bootable USB devices (see your User’s Guide for more information).

power button

It is recommended that you use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

Press to turn on the computer.

NOTICE:

To avoid losing data, do not use the power button to turn off the computer. Instead, perform an operating system shutdown.

NOTE:

The power button can also be used to wake the system or to place it into a power-saving state. See your User’s Guide for more information.

power light

10 microphone connector

11 headphone connector

12 network link light

13 diagnostic lights (4)

The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states:

• No light — The computer is turned off or in a hibernation mode.

• Steady green — The computer is in a normal operating state.

• Blinking green — The computer is in a power-saving state.

• Blinking or solid amber — See "Power Problems" in your User’s Guide .

To exit from a power-saving state, press the power button or use the keyboard or the mouse if it is configured as a wake device in the Windows Device Manager.

For more information about sleep states and exiting from a power-saving state, see your User’s Guide .

See "Diagnostic Lights" on page 35 for a description of light codes that can help

you troubleshoot problems with your computer.

Use the microphone connector to attach a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program.

Use the headphone connector to attach headphones.

The network link light is on when a good connection exists between a 10-Mbps,

100-Mbps, or 1000-Mbps (or 1-Gbps) network and the computer.

Use these lights to help you troubleshoot a computer problem based on the

diagnostic code. For more information, see "Diagnostic Lights" on page 35.

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Back View

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1 power connector

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3 back panel connectors

Insert the power cable. The appearance of this connector may differ from what is pictured here.

Access connectors for any installed PCI, PCI-X, or PCI Express cards.

NOTE:

The center five connector slots support full-length cards: one PCI, one PCI express x16, one PCI express x8 (wired as x4), and two PCI-X slots; the connector slots at the top and at the bottom support half-length cards: two PCI express x8 slots

(wired as x4).

Plug serial, USB, and other devices into the appropriate connector

(see "Back Panel Connectors" on page 19).

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Back Panel Connectors

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1 parallel connector Connect a parallel device, such as a printer, to the parallel connector. If you have a USB printer, plug it into a USB connector.

NOTE:

The integrated parallel connector is automatically disabled if the computer detects an installed card containing a parallel connector configured to the same address. For more information, see your User’s Guide .

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3 line-out/ headphone connector mouse connector

Use the green line-out connector to attach headphones and most speakers with integrated amplifiers.

On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card.

Plug a standard mouse into the green mouse connector. Turn off the computer and any attached devices before you connect a mouse to the computer. If you have a USB mouse, plug it into a USB connector.

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XP operating system, the necessary mouse drivers have been installed on your hard drive.

4 USB 2.0 connectors (3) It is recommended that you use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect occasionally, such as flash memory keys, cameras, or bootable USB devices.

Use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

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5 link integrity light

6 network adapter connector

• Green — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer.

• Orange — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

• Yellow — A good connection exists between a 1000-Mbps (or 1-Gbps) network and the computer.

• Off — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network.

To attach your computer to a network or broadband device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network jack or your network or broadband device.

Connect the other end of the network cable to the network adapter connector on your computer. A click indicates that the network cable has been securely attached.

NOTE:

Do not plug a telephone cable into the network connector.

On computers with an additional network connector card, use the connectors on the card and on the back of the computer when setting up multiple network connections (such as a separate intra- and extranet).

7 network activity light

8 USB 2.0 connectors (2) It is recommended that you use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect occasionally, such as flash memory keys, cameras, or bootable USB devices.

Use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

9 IEEE 1394 connector

10 keyboard connector

Use the IEEE 1394 connector for high-speed data devices such as digital video cameras and external storage devices.

If you have a standard keyboard, plug it into the purple keyboard connector.

If you have a USB keyboard, plug it into a USB connector.

11 line-in connector

It is recommended that you use Category 5 wiring and connectors for your network. If you must use Category 3 wiring, force the network speed to 10 Mbps to ensure reliable operation.

Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady

"on" state.

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13 serial connector serial connector

Use the blue line-in connector to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR.

On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card.

Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial port. If necessary, the address for this port can be modified through System Setup (see your User’s

Guide for more information).

Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial port. If necessary, the address for this port can be modified through System Setup (see your User’s

Guide for more information).

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5 4 power supply hard drive bay memory shroud

NOTICE:

The memory shroud holds the

(optional) memory riser cards in place; its thumbscrews must be sufficiently tight in order to secure the risers and to avoid damage.

front fan card fan

5.25-inch drive bay with 3.5-inch drive panel plate

5.25-inch drive bay

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6 secondary processor connector (CPU_1) front fan connector (FAN_FRONT) card cage fan connector (FAN_CCAG) internal speaker connector (INT_SPKR) power connector (POWER2)

IDE drive connector (IDE) password jumper (PSWD) auxiliary hard-drive LED connector

(AUX_LED) battery socket (BATTERY)

10 SATA connectors

(SATA_0, SATA_1, SATA_2)

11 RTC reset jumper (RTCRST)

12 main power connector (POWER1)

13 hard drive connector (HDD_3)

14 hard drive connector (HDD_2)

15 hard drive connector (HDD_1)

16 hard drive connector (HDD_0)

17 hard drive fan (FAN_HDD)

18 FlexBay connector (USB)

19 floppy drive (DSKT)

20 front panel connector (FRONTPANEL)

21 front panel 1394 connector (FP1394)

22 chassis intrusion header (INTRUDER)

23 PCI-Express x8 card slot, wired as x4

(SLOT7_PCIE)

24 PCI-X card slot (SLOT6_PCIX)

25 PCI-X card slot (SLOT5_PCIX)

26 PCI card slot (SLOT4_PCI)

NOTE:

This slot is not available in the dualgraphics configuration

27 PCI-Express x8 card slot, wired as x4

(SLOT3_PCIE)

NOTE:

In the dual-graphics configuration, this slot is replaced by a x16 slot on the graphics riser.

It holds a graphic card.

28 PCI-Express x16 card slot (SLOT2_PCIE)

NOTE:

This slot is not available in the dualgraphics configuration

29 PCI-Express x8 card slot, wired as x4

(SLOT1_PCIE)

NOTE:

In the dual-graphics configuration, this slot is replaced by a x16 slot on the graphics riser. It holds a graphics card.

30 memory fan connector (FAN_MEM)

31 white memory module connectors (DIMM_1-4) support memory modules or memory module risers

32 black memory module connectors (DIMM_5-8) support memory modules only when no memory riser cards are installed; otherwise these must be left empty

33 primary processor connector (CPU_0)

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