Setting Up Your Computer. Dell Precision 360


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Setting Up Your Computer

CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the System Information Guide .

NOTICE: If your computer has an expansion card installed (such as a network card), connect the appropriate cable to the card, not to the connector on the computer back panel.

You must complete all steps to properly set up your computer. See the appropriate figures that follow the instructions.

1 Connect the keyboard and mouse.

NOTICE: Do not attempt to operate a PS/2 mouse and a USB mouse simultaneously.

2 Connect the modem or network cable.

Insert the network cable, not the phone line, into the network connector. If you have an optional modem, connect the phone line to the modem.

NOTICE: Do not connect a modem cable to the network adapter. Voltage from telephone communications can cause damage to the network adapter.

3 Connect the monitor.

Align and gently insert the monitor cable to avoid bending connector pins. Tighten the thumbscrews on the cable connectors.

NOTE: Some flat-panel displays and graphic cards support Digital Visual Interface (DVI). If your monitor and card have DVI connectors, Dell recommends that you use DVI instead of VGA.

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A second monitor is optional and requires a multimonitor graphics adapter card. To enable dual-monitor support, both monitors must be attached when the computer

starts. See “Monitor Connections” on page 14 for more information on attaching two

monitors.

Connect the speakers.

Connect power cables to the computer, monitor, and devices and insert the other ends of the power cables to electrical outlets.

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6 Verify that the voltage selection switch is set correctly for your location.

Your computer is equipped with one of the following:

• A fixed-voltage power supply — Computers with a fixed-voltage power supply do not have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and operate at only one voltage (see the regulatory label on the outside of the computer for its operating voltage).

• An auto-sensing voltage circuit — Computers with an auto-sensing voltage circuit do not have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and automatically detect the correct operating voltage.

• A manual voltage selection switch — Computers with a voltage selection switch on the back panel must be manually set to operate at the correct operating voltage.

NOTICE: To help avoid damaging a computer with a manual voltage selection switch, set the switch for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in your location. For

Japan, the voltage selection switch must be set to the 115-V position even though the AC power available in Japan is 100 V. Also, ensure that your monitor and attached devices are electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.

7 Press the power buttons to turn on the computer and monitors.

See “Completed Setup” on page 16.

NOTE: Before you install any devices or software that did not ship 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.

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NOTE: For more information on setting up monitors with your specific graphics card,

see “Monitor Connections” on page 14.

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NOTE:

For more information on setting up two monitors, see “Monitor Connections” on page 14.

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