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Contents

Finding Information

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1

Setting Up Your Computer

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19

Connecting to the Internet

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Setting Up Your Internet Connection

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Transferring Information to a New Computer

. . . . . 21

Setting Up a Printer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Printer Cable

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Connecting a USB Printer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Power Protection Devices

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Surge Protectors

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Line Conditioners

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Uninterruptible Power Supplies

. . . . . . . . . . 24

2

About Your Computer

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25

Front View

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Left Side View

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Right Side View

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Back View

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Bottom View

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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Using the Keyboard and Touchpad

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37

Numeric Keypad

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Key Combinations

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

System Functions

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Display Functions

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Battery

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Power Management

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

Logo Key Functions . . . . 38

Dell™ QuickSet Key Combinations

. . . . . . . . . 38

Adjusting Keyboard Settings

. . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Touch Pad

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Customizing the Touch Pad

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

4

Using the Display

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Adjusting Brightness

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Switching the Video Image From Your

Computer Display To a Projector

. . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Setting Display Resolution and Refresh Rate

. . . . . . 42

5

Using a Battery

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Battery Performance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Checking the Battery Charge

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Dell QuickSet Battery Meter

. . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

Battery Meter . . . . . . . 45

Charge Gauge

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Low-Battery Warning

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Conserving Battery Power

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Configuring Power Management Settings

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Using the Sleep Power State

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Charging the Battery

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Replacing the Battery

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Storing a Battery

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6

Using Multimedia

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Playing Media

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Playing Media Using Dell Travel Remote

. . . . . . . . 52

Copying CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc™ (BD)

Media

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

How to Copy a CD, DVD or BD

. . . . . . . . . . . 54

Using Blank CD, DVD, and BD Media

. . . . . . . 55

Helpful Tips

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Adjusting the Volume

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Adjusting the Picture

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Using Dell MediaDirect™

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Connecting Your Computer to a TV or

Audio Device

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

HDMI

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

S-Video and Standard Audio

. . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Component Video and Standard Audio

. . . . . . 63

Composite Video and Standard Audio

. . . . . . . 65

Enabling the Display Settings for a TV

. . . . . . . 67

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7

Using the Camera

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69

Accessing the Camera’s Help File

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Manually Adjusting the Camera Settings

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Creating a Picture or a Video

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8

Using ExpressCards

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

ExpressCard Blanks

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Installing an ExpressCard

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Removing an ExpressCard or Blank

. . . . . . . . . . . 72

9

Using the Memory Card Reader

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73

Memory Card Blanks

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Installing a Memory Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Removing a Memory Card or Blank

. . . . . . . . . . . 74

10 Setting Up and Using Networks

. . . . . . . 75

Connecting a Network or Broadband

Modem Cable

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Setting Up a Network in the Microsoft

Windows Vista

®

Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)

. . . . . . . . . 76

What You Need to Establish a WLAN

Connection

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Checking Your Wireless Network Card

. . . . . . 76

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Setting Up a New WLAN Using a

Wireless Router and a Broadband Modem

. . . . 77

Connecting to a WLAN

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Mobile Broadband/Wireless Wide Area

Network (WWAN)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

What You Need to Establish a Mobile

Broadband Network Connection

. . . . . . . . . 81

Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card

. . . . 81

Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network

. . . 82

Enabling/Disabling the Dell Mobile

Broadband Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Dell Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network Locator

. . . . . . . . . 83

11 Securing Your Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Security Cable Lock

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Passwords

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Fingerprint Reader

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Computer Tracking Software

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

If Your Computer Is Lost or Stolen

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12 Troubleshooting

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89

Dell Technical Update Service

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Dell Diagnostics

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Dell Support Center

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Dell Support 3

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Dell PC Tune-Up

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Dell PC CheckUp

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Dell Network Assistant

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DellConnect

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Drive Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Optical drive problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Hard drive problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems

. . . . . . . . . 98

Error Messages

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

ExpressCard Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

IEEE 1394 Device Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Keyboard Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

External Keyboard problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Unexpected characters

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Lockups and Software Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . 107

The computer does not start

. . . . . . . . . . . . 107

The computer stops responding

. . . . . . . . . . 107

A program stops responding or crashes repeatedly

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

A program is designed for an earlier

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

operating system . . . . . 108

A solid blue screen appears

. . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Dell MediaDirect problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Other software problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Memory Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Network Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Mobile Broadband (Wireless Wide Area

Network [WWAN])

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Power Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

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Printer Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Scanner Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Sound and Speaker Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

No sound from integrated speakers

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No sound from external speakers

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No sound from headphones

. . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Remote Control Problems

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Touch Pad or Mouse Problems

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Video and Display Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

If the display is blank

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

If the display is difficult to read

. . . . . . . . . . 117

If only part of the display is readable

. . . . . . . 118

Drivers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

What Is a Driver?

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Identifying Drivers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities

. . . . . . . . . . 119

Troubleshooting Software and Hardware

Problems in the Windows Vista

®

Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Restoring Your Microsoft

®

Windows Vista

®

Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Using Windows Vista System Restore

. . . . . . . 123

Using the Operating System Media

. . . . . . . . 126

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13 Adding and Replacing Parts

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129

Before You Begin

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Recommended Tools

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Turning Off Your Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Before Working Inside Your Computer

. . . . . . . 130

Hard Drive

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Removing the Hard Drive

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Replacing the Hard Drive

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Returning a Hard Drive to Dell

. . . . . . . . . . . 133

Center Control Cover and Hinge Covers

. . . . . . . . 134

Removing the Center Control Cover and

Hinge Covers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Replacing the Center Control Cover and

Hinge Covers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Keyboard

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Removing the Keyboard

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Replacing the Keyboard

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Memory

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Removing the Memory Module

. . . . . . . . . . 138

Replacing the Memory Module

. . . . . . . . . . 140

Subscriber Identity Module

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Wireless Mini-Cards

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Removing a WLAN Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Replacing a WLAN Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Removing a Mobile Broadband or

WWAN Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Replacing a WWAN Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

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Flash Cache Module

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Removing the FCM

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Replacing the FCM

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Internal Card With Bluetooth

®

Wireless

Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Removing the Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Replacing the Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

14 Traveling With Your Computer

. . . . . . . 151

Identifying Your Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Packing the Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Travel Tips

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Traveling by Air

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

15 Getting Help

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Obtaining Assistance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Technical Support and Customer Service

. . . . . 154

DellConnect

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Online Services

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

AutoTech Service

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Automated Order-Status Service

. . . . . . . . . 155

Problems With Your Order

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Product Information

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit

. . . . . 156

Before You Call

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Contacting Dell

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

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16 Specifications

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159

A Appendix

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Using the System Setup Program

. . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Viewing the System Setup Screen

. . . . . . . . . 170

System Setup Screen

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Commonly Used Options

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Cleaning Your Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Computer, Keyboard, and Display

. . . . . . . . . 172

Touch Pad

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Mouse

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Media

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)

. . . . . . . 174

Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

FCC Notice (U.S. Only)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

FCC Class B

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Macrovision Product Notice

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Index

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

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Finding Information

NOTE:

Some features may be optional and may not ship with your computer. Some features may not be available in certain countries.

NOTE:

Additional information may ship with your computer.

What Are You Looking For?

• A diagnostic program for my computer

• Drivers for my computer

• Device documentation

• Notebook System Software (NSS)

Find It Here

Drivers and Utilities Media

Documentation and drivers are already installed on your computer. You can use the Drivers and Utilities media to

reinstall drivers (see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on page 119) or run the

Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 89).

Readme files may be included on your media to provide last-minute updates about technical changes to your computer or advanced technicalreference material for technicians or experienced users.

NOTE:

Drivers and documentation updates can be found at support.dell.com.

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What Are You Looking For?

• Warranty information

• Terms and Conditions (U.S. only)

• Safety instructions

• Regulatory information

• Ergonomics information

• End User License Agreement

Find It Here

Dell™ Product Information Guide

• How to set up my computer Setup Diagram

NOTE:

The appearance of your setup diagram may vary.

• Service Tag and Express Service Code

• Microsoft

®

Windows

®

Product Key

Service Tag and Microsoft Windows

Product Key

These labels are located on your computer.

• Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact support.

• Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when contacting support.

NOTE:

As an increased security measure, the newly designed Microsoft Windows license label incorporates a missing portion or "hole" to discourage removal of the label.

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What Are You Looking For?

Find It Here

• Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, online courses, and frequently asked questions

• Community — Online discussion with other Dell customers

• Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such as the memory, hard drive, and operating system

• Customer Care — Contact information, service call and order status, and warranty and repair information

• Service and support — Service call status, support history, service contract, and online discussions with support

• Dell Technical Update Service —

Proactive e-mail notification of software and hardware updates for your computer

• Reference — Computer documentation, details on my computer configuration, product specifications, and white papers

• Downloads — Certified drivers, patches, and software updates

Dell Support Website — support.dell.com

NOTE:

Select your region or business segment to view the appropriate support site.

• Notebook System Software (NSS) — If you reinstall the operating system for your computer, you should also reinstall the NSS utility. NSS provides critical updates for your operating system and support for processors, optical drives,

USB devices, and so on. NSS is necessary for correct operation of your

Dell computer. The software automatically detects your computer and operating system and installs the updates appropriate for your configuration.

To download Notebook System Software:

1 Go to support.dell.com and click

Drivers & Downloads.

2 Enter your Service Tag or Product Type and Product Model, and click Go.

3 Scroll to System and Configuration

Utilities → Dell Notebook System

Software and click Download Now.

4 Select Drivers & Downloads and click

Go.

NOTE:

The support.dell.com user interface may vary depending on your selections.

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What Are You Looking For?

Find It Here

• Software upgrades and troubleshooting hints — Frequently asked questions, hot topics, and general health of your computing environment

Dell Support Utility

The Dell Support Utility is an automated upgrade and notification system installed on your computer. This support provides real-time health scans of your computing environment, software updates, and relevant self-support information. Access the Dell Support Utility from the icon on the taskbar. For more information,

see "Dell Support Center" on page 93.

• How to use Microsoft Windows Vista™

• How to work with programs and files

• How to personalize my desktop

Windows Help and Support

1

2

Click Start → Help and Support.

In Search Help, type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then press <Enter> or click the magnifying glass.

3 Click the topic that describes your problem.

4 Follow the instructions on the screen.

Dell QuickSet Help • Information on network activity, the

Power Management Wizard, hotkeys, and other items controlled by Dell

QuickSet.

To view Dell QuickSet Help, right-click the QuickSet icon in the Microsoft

Windows

®

taskbar.

®

The taskbar is located in the lower-right corner of your screen.

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What Are You Looking For?

Find It Here

• How to reinstall my operating system Operating System Media

The operating system is already installed on your computer. To reinstall your operating system, use the Operating

System media. See "Restoring Your

Microsoft® Windows Vista® Operating

System" on page 122.

After you reinstall your operating system, use the Drivers and Utilities media to reinstall drivers for the devices that came with your computer.

Your operating system product key label is located on your computer.

NOTE:

The color of your DVD varies based on the operating system you ordered.

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Key Features

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo T9300 2.5 GHz
  • 39.1 cm (15.4") 1280 x 800 pixels 16:10
  • 4 GB DDR2-SDRAM 667 MHz 2 x 2 GB
  • 320 GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 90 W
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

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