Index. Dell Inspiron 1720, Inspiron 1721, Inspiron 1721 - 17" Notebook PC. AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-60, Inspiron PP22X, Inspiron GU051

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Index. Dell Inspiron 1720, Inspiron 1721, Inspiron 1721 - 17

Index

Numerics

8-in-1 memory card reader, 83

A audio device

connecting, 63

enabling, 78

audio. See

sound

B battery

charge gauge, 49

charging, 51

checking the charge, 48

performance, 47

power meter, 49

removing, 52

replacing coin-cell battery, 165

storing, 53

BD. See

Blu-ray Disc blanks

ExpressCards, 79, 83

removing, 81, 84

Bluetooth wireless technology card

device status light, 25

installing, 164

Blu-ray Disc, 58-59, 61, 107

boot sequence, 188

brightness

adjusting, 45

C

carnet, 170

CD

about, 58

CD-RW drive problems, 107 drive problems, 107

Check Disk, 108

cleaning

display, 190 keyboard, 190

media, 192

mouse, 191 touch pad, 191

coin-cell battery

replacing, 165

computer

crashes, 118-119

restore to previous operating state, 134

slow performance, 110, 120

specifications, 179

stops responding, 118

Index

213

connecting

audio device, 63

Mobile Broadband network, 91

TV, 63

contacting Dell, 177

copying CDs

general information, 58

helpful tips, 60

how to, 58

copying DVDs

general information, 58

helpful tips, 60

how to, 58

214

D

Dell

contacting, 177

Dell Diagnostics

about, 99

starting from the Drivers and

Utilities media, 101

starting from your hard drive, 100

Dell MediaDirect

about, 26

problems, 119

Dell support site, 17

DellConnect, 172

Device Driver Rollback, 130

device latch release

description, 34

device status lights

description, 24

Index diagnostics

Dell, 99

display

adjusting brightness, 45

adjusting the size of icons, 167 adjusting the size of toolbars, 167

description, 23

resolution, 45 switching the video image, 45

documentation

End User License Agreement, 16 ergonomics, 16

online, 17

Product Information Guide, 16 regulatory, 16 safety, 16 warranty, 16

Dolby headphones, setting up, 78

drivers

about, 129

identifying, 130 reinstalling, 130

Drivers and Utilities media, 15

about, 131

Dell Diagnostics, 99

drives

problems, 107

See also

hard drive

See also

optical drive

DVD

about, 58

drive problems, 107

E

End User License Agreement, 16 ergonomics information, 16

error messages, 110

ExpressCard slot

description, 27

ExpressCards, 79 blanks, 79, 81, 83

installing, 80

removing, 81

I icons

adjusting the size, 167

IEEE 1394 connector

description, 30

problems, 116

installing, 155

Internet connection

about, 35 options, 35

setting up, 36

F

FCM. See Flash Cache Module

Flash Cache Module, 162

H hard drive

description, 27, 34

problems, 108

replacing, 139

returning to Dell, 142

hardware

Dell Diagnostics, 99

Hardware Troubleshooter, 132

hinge cover

removing, 143

K keyboard

numeric keypad, 41

problems, 116

removing, 145

shortcuts, 41

keyboard status lights

description, 26

keypad

numeric, 41

L labels

Microsoft Windows, 16

Service Tag, 16

lost computer, 97

Index

215

216

M media

playing, 55

media control buttons

Dell MediaDirect button, 62

description, 25

memory

DIMM A, 149

DIMM B, 150

installing, 147

removing, 148

memory card, 83

blanks, 84

installing, 83

reader, 29

removing, 84

types, 83 memory card reader, 83

memory module cover

description, 34

messages

error, 110

Mini Card

installing, 154

Mobile Broadband

network connections, 91

problems, 121

See also

wireless switch modem connector

description, 31

monitor. See

display

Index

N network

installing WLAN Mini Card, 154

Mobile Broadband

(WWAN), 121 problems, 121

QuickSet, 167

network connector

description, 30

O operating system

reinstalling Windows Vista, 134

P

phone numbers, 177

power

line conditioners, 39

problems, 122

protection devices, 39 surge protectors, 39

UPS, 39

power button

description, 23

power light

conditions, 122

power management

adjusting settings, 167

QuickSet, 167

printer

cable, 38

connecting, 37

problems, 124

setting up, 37

USB, 38

problems

blue screen, 119

CD drive, 107

CD-RW drive, 107

computer crashes, 118-119 computer does not start up, 118 computer stops responding, 118

Dell Diagnostics, 99

Dell MediaDirect, 119

drives, 107

DVD drive, 107

error messages, 110

hard drive, 108

IEEE 1394 connector, 116 keyboard, 116

lockups, 118

network, 121

power, 122 power light conditions, 122

printer, 124

program crashes repeatedly, 118 program stops responding, 118 programs and Windows compatibility, 118

restore computer to previous operating state, 134

restore operating system to previous state, 133

scanner, 124

problems

(continued)

slow computer performance, 110,

120

software, 118, 120

sound and speakers, 125 speakers, 125

spyware, 110, 120

video and monitor

Product Information Guide, 16

Q

QuickSet, 167

QuickSet Help, 18

R

RAM. See

memory

regulatory information, 16

reinstalling

Windows Vista, 134

resolution

setting, 45

S

S/PDIF digital audio

enabling, 78

safety instructions, 16

scanner

problems, 124

screen. See

display

Index

217

218 security cable slot

description, 27

Service Tag, 16

SIM. See

Subscriber Identity

Module software

problems, 118, 120

software and hardware incompatibilities, 132

sound

problems, 125 volume, 125

speakers

description, 34

problems, 125 volume, 125

specifications, 179

spyware, 110, 120

stolen computer, 97

Subscriber Identity Module, 153

support

contacting Dell, 177

support website, 17

S-video TV-out connector

description, 31

System Restore, 133-134

system setup program

commonly used options, 188 screens, 188 viewing, 188

T taskbar

QuickSet icon, 167

telephone numbers, 177

toolbars

adjusting the size, 167

touch pad, 43

cleaning, 191

customizing, 44

touch pad buttons

description, 25

track stick/touch pad buttons

description, 25

transferring information to a new computer, 37

traveling with the computer

by air, 170

identification tag, 169 packing, 169

tips, 170

troubleshooting

Dell Diagnostics, 99

Hardware Troubleshooter, 132

restore computer to previous operating state, 133-134

TV

connecting, 63

U

uninterruptible power supply.

See

UPS

Index

UPS, 39

USB connector

description, 31

V video

problems, 127

video controller

determining configuration, 21

video controller configuration

determining what controller is installed, 21

volume

adjusting, 126

W

warranty information, 16

Windows

Device Driver Rollback, 130

Windows Easy Transfer wizard, 37

Windows Vista

Program Compatibility wizard, 118

reinstalling, 134

System Restore, 133-134

Windows Easy Transfer wizard, 37

wireless

turning activity on and off, 167

wizards

Program Compatibility wizard, 118

Windows Easy Transfer, 37

WLAN, 155

installing Mini Card, 154

WPAN

installing, 161

WWAN

installing, 158

See Mobile Broadband

Index

219

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Key Features

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo T8100 2.1 GHz
  • 43.2 cm (17") 1440 x 900 pixels 16:10
  • 3 GB DDR2-SDRAM 667 MHz
  • 320 GB DVD±RW
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 90 W
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

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