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Determining Your Computer’s Configuration

Based on selections that you made when purchasing your computer, your computer has one of several different video controller configurations. To determine your computer’s video controller configuration:

1 Click Start

, and then click Help and Support.

2 Under Pick a Task, click Use Tools to view your computer information and diagnose problems.

3 Under My Computer Information, select Hardware.

From the My Computer Information - Hardware screen, you can view the type of video controller installed in your computer, as well as the other hardware components.

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Front View

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1 camera indicator

3 digital microphones (2)

5 media control buttons

7 touch pad buttons

9 headphone connectors (2)

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2 camera (optional)

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display

6 touch pad

8 microphone connector

10 wireless switch

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11 device status lights

13 keyboard

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keyboard status lights

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8-in-1 memory card reader

Dell™ MediaDirect™ button

power button

C AMERA I NDICATOR — Indicates camera ON/OFF status.

CAMERA — Built-in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat. Based on configuration selections you made when ordering your computer, your computer may not include a camera.

D IGITAL M ICROPHONES — Digital directional microphones for conferencing and chat.

DISPLAY

page 47.

For more information about your display, see "Using the Display" on

MEDIA CONTROL BUTTONS — Control CD, DVD, and Media Player playback.

Mute the sound.

Turn the volume down.

Turn the volume up.

Play or pause.

Play the previous track.

Play the next track.

Stop.

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TOUCH PAD

Provides the functionality of a mouse (see "Touch Pad" on page 52).

TOUCH PAD BUTTONS — Use these buttons much like the buttons on a mouse when

you use the touch pad to move the cursor on the display (see "Touch Pad" on page 52).

A UDIO C ONNECTORS

Attach headphones to the connector.

Attach a microphone to the connector.

WIRELESS SWITCH

— When enabled through Dell QuickSet, this switch can scan for a wireless LAN (WLAN) in your vicinity. You can also use it to rapidly turn off or on any wireless devices such as WLAN cards and internal cards with Bluetooth

®

wireless technology.

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1 off

2 on

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Disables wireless devices.

Enables wireless devices.

3 momentary

4

Wi-Fi Catcher light

Scans for WLAN networks (see "Dell Wi-Fi

Catcher™ Network Locator" on page 108).

• Flashing green: Searching for networks

• Solid green: Strong network found

• Solid yellow: Weak network found

• Flashing yellow: Error

• Off: No signal found

NOTE:

The Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locatator light appears only when the system is switched off and

Wi-Fi is activated in BIOS.

DEVICE STATUS LIGHTS

The lights located on the palm rest towards the front of the computer indicate the following:

Power light – Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode.

Hard drive activity light – Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.

NOTICE:

To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the

light is flashing.

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Battery status light – Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate battery charge status.

WiFi status light – Turns on when wireless networking is enabled. To enable or disable wireless networking, use the wireless switch.

Bluetooth status light – Turns on when a card with Bluetooth wireless technology is enabled.

NOTE:

The card with Bluetooth wireless technology is an optional feature.

The light turns on only if you ordered the card with your computer. For more information, see the documentation that came with your card.

To turn off only the Bluetooth wireless technology functionality, right-click the

Radio.

icon in the notification area, and then click Disable Bluetooth

To quickly enable or disable all wireless devices, use the wireless switch.

If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the

– Solid blue: The battery is charging.

– Flashing blue: The battery is almost fully charged.

– Off: The battery is adequately charged.

light operates as follows:

If the computer is running on a battery, the light operates as follows:

– Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).

– Flashing amber: The battery charge is low.

– Solid amber: The battery charge is critically low.

8 IN - 1 MEMORY CARD READER — Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, and videos stored on a memory card. The 8-in-1 media memory card reader reads the following digital media memory cards:

• Secure Digital (SD)

• Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO)

• MultiMediaCard (MMC)

• Memory Stick

• Memory Stick PRO

• xD-Picture Card

• Hi Speed-SD

• Hi Density-SD

KEYBOARD

Windows

®

— The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft

logo key.

®

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D

ELL

™ M

EDIA

D

IRECT

BUTTON

— Press the Dell MediaDirect button to launch

Dell MediaDirect (see "Using Dell Media Experience™ and Dell MediaDirect™" on page 74).

KEYBOARD STATUS LIGHTS

The blue lights located above the keyboard indicate the following:

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Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled.

Turns on when the uppercase letter (caps lock) function is enabled.

Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled.

POWER BUTTON — Press the power button to turn on the computer or exit a power

management mode (see "Configuring Power Management Settings" on page 60).

NOTICE:

To avoid losing data, turn off your computer by performing a Microsoft

®

Windows

® operating system shutdown rather than by pressing the power button.

If the computer stops responding, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off completely (may take several seconds).

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Left Side View

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security cable slot

3 air vents

5 USB connectors (2)

2 AC adapter connector

4 IEEE 1394a connector

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ExpressCard slot

SECURITY CABLE SLOT — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device

to the computer (see "Security Cable Lock" on page 111).

A C ADAPTER CONNECTOR — Attaches an AC adapter to the computer. The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned on or off.

CAUTION:

The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to the power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.

NOTICE:

When you disconnect the AC adapter cable from the computer, grasp the connector, not the cable itself, and pull firmly, but gently to help prevent damage to the cable.

AIR VENTS — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. The computer turns the fan on when the computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.

I E E E 1 3 9 4 A CONNECTOR — Connects devices supporting IEEE 1394a high-speed transfer rates, such as some digital video cameras.

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U S B

CONNECTORS

Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer.

E XPRESS C ARD SLOT — Supports one ExpressCard. The computer ships with a plastic

blank installed in the slot. For more information, see "Using ExpressCards" on page 93.

Right Side View

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1 optical drive

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S-video TV-out connector

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video connector (VGA)

2

4 eject button

USB connectors (2)

OPTICAL DRIVE —

For more information about the optical drive, see "Using

Multimedia" on page 67.

EJECT BUTTON — Press the eject button to open the optical drive.

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S -

VIDEO

T V-

OUT CONNECTOR

Connects your computer to a TV. Also connects digital audio-capable devices using the TV/digital audio adapter cable.

U S B CONNECTORS

Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer.

VIDEO CONNECTOR

Connects video devices, such as a monitor.

Back View

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modem connector (RJ-11)

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2 network connector (RJ-45)

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MODEM CONNECTOR

( R J - 1 1 )

Connects the telephone line to the modem connector.

For information on using the modem, see the online

modem documentation supplied with your computer.

NETWORK CONNECTOR ( R J - 4 5 )

Connects the computer to a network. The two lights next to the connector indicate status and activity for wired network connections.

For information on using the network adapter, see the device user’s guide supplied with your computer.

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Bottom View

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1

battery-bay latch releases (2)

3 battery

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4 hard drive

battery charge/health gauge

5 processor and thermal module cover 6 memory module/coin-cell battery/bluetooth/modem compartment

BATTERY BAY LATCH RELEASES —

Releases the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 61 for instructions).

HARD DRIVE — Stores software and data.

BATTERY — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without

connecting the computer to an electrical outlet (see "Using a Battery" on page 55).

BATTERY CHARGE / HEALTH GAUGE — Provides information on the battery charge (see

"Checking the Battery Charge" on page 56).

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PROCESSOR AND THERMAL MODULE COVER

— Covers the processor and thermal module.

MEMORY MODULE

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COIN

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CELL

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BLUETOOTH

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MODEM BATTERY COMPARTMENT

Compartment that contains the memory modules, modem, bluetooth, and the coin-

cell battery. For additional information, see "Adding and Replacing Parts" on page 163.

NOTE:

Bluetooth is optional and may not be included in your computer.

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Key Features

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

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