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Contents

1

Finding Information

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15

2

About Your Computer

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23

Determining Your Computer’s Configuration

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Front View

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Left Side View

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Right Side View

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Back View

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Bottom View

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3

Setting Up Your Computer

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37

Connecting to the Internet

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Setting Up Your Internet Connection

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Transferring Information to a New Computer

. . . . . 39

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Microsoft Windows Vista™

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

Setting Up a Printer

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

Printer Cable

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

Connecting a USB Printer

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

Power Protection Devices

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

Contents

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4

Surge Protectors

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Line Conditioners

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Uninterruptible Power Supplies

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4

Using the Display

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47

Adjusting Brightness

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Switching the Video Image From Your Computer Display To a

Projector

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Setting Display Resolution and Refresh Rate

. . . . . . 47

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Windows Vista™

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5

Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad

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49

Numeric Keypad

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Key Combinations

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System Functions

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Display Functions

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Battery

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Power Management

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Microsoft

®

Windows

®

Logo Key Functions . . . . 50

Dell™ QuickSet Key Combinations

. . . . . . . . . 51

Adjusting Keyboard Settings

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Touch Pad

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Customizing the Touch Pad

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6

Using a Battery

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55

Battery Performance

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55

Contents

Checking the Battery Charge

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Dell QuickSet Battery Meter

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Charge Gauge

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Low-Battery Warning

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Microsoft

®

Windows

®

XP Battery Meter . . . . . 58

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

Vista Battery Meter . . . . 58

Conserving Battery Power

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Power Management Modes

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

Standby and Sleep Mode

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

Hibernate Mode

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

Configuring Power Management Settings

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Accessing Power Options Properties

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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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7

Using the Optional Camera

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63

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 Multimedia

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67

Playing Media

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Playing Media Using Dell Express Card Remote Control

69

Copying CD and DVD Media

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71

Contents

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How to Copy a CD or DVD

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Using Blank CD and DVD Media

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Helpful Tips

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Adjusting the Volume

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Adjusting the Picture

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Using Dell Media Experience™ and Dell MediaDirect™

74

If the computer is turned on or in standby or sleep mode

75

If the computer is turned off or in hibernate mode

75

Dell MediaDirect and Dell Media Experience Help

76

Connecting Your Computer to a TV or Audio Device

. . 76

S-Video and Standard Audio

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S-Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio

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Composite Video and Standard Audio

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Composite Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio

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Component Video and Standard Audio

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Component Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio

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Enabling the Display Settings for a TV

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9

Using ExpressCards

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93

ExpressCard Blanks

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Installing an ExpressCard

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Removing an ExpressCard or Blank

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10 Using the Memory Card Reader

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97

Memory Card Blanks

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Installing a Memory Card

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Contents

Removing a Memory Card or Blank

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11 Setting Up and Using Networks

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99

Connecting a Network or Broadband Modem Cable

. . 99

Setting Up a Network in the Microsoft

®

Windows

®

XP Operating

System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Setting Up a Network in the Microsoft Windows Vista™ Operating

System

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

Wireless Local Area Network

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

What You Need to Establish a WLAN Connection

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Checking Your Wireless Network Card

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Setting Up a New WLAN Using a Wireless Router and a

Broadband Modem

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Connecting to a WLAN

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Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network)

. 106

What You Need to Establish a Mobile Broadband Network

Connection

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Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card

. . . . 107

Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network

. . . 107

Enabling/Disabling the Dell Mobile Broadband Card

108

Dell Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network Locator

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12 Securing Your Computer

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111

Security Cable Lock

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Passwords

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If Your Computer Is Lost or Stolen

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13 Troubleshooting

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115

Dell Technical Update Service

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Dell Diagnostics

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Dell Support Center

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Dell Support 3

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Dell PC Tune-Up

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Dell PC Checkup

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Dell Network Assistant

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DellConnect

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Drive Problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Optical drive problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Hard drive problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems

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Error Messages

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ExpressCard Problems

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

IEEE 1394 Device Problems

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Keyboard Problems

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External Keyboard problems

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Unexpected characters

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

Lockups and Software Problems

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The computer does not start

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The computer stops responding

. . . . . . . . . . 135

A program stops responding or crashes repeatedly

135

A program is designed for an earlier Microsoft

®

Windows

® operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

A solid blue screen appears

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

Dell MediaDirect problems

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Other software problems

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Memory Problems

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Network Problems

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

Mobile Broadband (Wireless Wide Area Network [WWAN])

139

Power Problems

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Printer Problems

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Scanner Problems

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Sound and Speaker Problems

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No sound from integrated speakers

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No sound from external speakers

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No sound from headphones

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Remote Control Problems

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Touch Pad or Mouse Problems

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Video and Display Problems

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If the display is blank

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If the display is difficult to read

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If only part of the display is readable

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Drivers

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What Is a Driver?

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

Identifying Drivers

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

Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities

. . . . . . . . . . 149

Troubleshooting Software and Hardware Problems

. . 152

Restoring Your Microsoft

®

Windows Vista™ Operating System 153

Using Windows Vista System Restore

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Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration

155

Using the Operating System Media

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Restoring Your Microsoft

®

Windows

®

XP Operating System 158

Using Microsoft

Windows System Restore . . . . 158

Using Dell™ PC Restore

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Using the Operating System Media

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14 Adding and Replacing Parts

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163

Before You Begin

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Recommended Tools

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Turning Off Your Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Before Working Inside Your Computer

. . . . . . . 164

Hard Drive

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Removing the Hard Drive

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

Replacing the Hard Drive

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Returning a Hard Drive to Dell

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Optical Drive

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

Removing the Optical Drive

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

Replacing the Optical Drive

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

Central Control Cover

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

Removing the Central Control Cover

. . . . . . . . 170

Replacing the Central Control Cover

. . . . . . . . 171

Keyboard

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Removing the Keyboard

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

Replacing the Keyboard

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

Memory

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

Removing the Memory Module

. . . . . . . . . . 173

Replacing the Memory Module

. . . . . . . . . . 175

Modem

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

Contents

Subscriber Identity Module

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Wireless Mini-Cards

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Removing a WLAN Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Replacing a WLAN Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Internal Card with Bluetooth

®

Wireless Technology 181

Removing a Mobile Broadband or WWAN Card

. . 182

Replacing a WWAN Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Flash Cache Module

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Removing the FCM

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Replacing the FCM

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

Coin-Cell Battery

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Removing the Coin-Cell Battery

. . . . . . . . . . 187

Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery

. . . . . . . . . . 188

15 Dell™ QuickSet Features

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189

16 Traveling With Your Computer

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191

Identifying Your Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Packing the Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Travel Tips

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Traveling by Air

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

17 Getting Help

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193

Obtaining Assistance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Technical Support and Customer Service

. . . . . 194

DellConnect

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

Online Services

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

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AutoTech Service

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

Automated Order-Status Service

. . . . . . . . . 195

Problems With Your Order

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

Product Information

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit

. . . . . 196

Before You Call

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Contacting Dell

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

18 Specifications

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201

19 Appendix

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211

Using the System Setup Program

. . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Viewing the System Setup Screen

. . . . . . . . . 212

System Setup Screen

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Commonly Used Options

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Cleaning Your Computer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214

Computer, Keyboard, and Display

. . . . . . . . . 214

Touch Pad

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

Mouse

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

Media

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216

Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)

. . . . . . . 216

Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals

217

Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals

217

FCC Notice (U.S. Only)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

FCC Class B

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

Macrovision Product Notice

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

Contents

Glossary 221

Index

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Key Features

  • Rack (2U) Black, Grey
  • HDD Storage drives installed 0.6 TB
  • 600 W

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