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Dell™ Inspiron™ 8200
Owner's Manual
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Summary of Contents

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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 8200 Owner’s Manual w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...

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    Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Computer Corporation disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents CAUTION: Safety Instructions General ......Power ......Battery .

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    About the Module Bay Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Running Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Dell™ AccessDirect™ Buttons Numeric Keypad Keyboard Shortcuts Touch Pad ......

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    Power Protection Devices Surge Protectors ......Line Conditioners ......Uninterruptible Power Supply Devices 2 Solving Problems Finding Solutions...

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    If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound If the CD-RW drive stops writing If you have problems with a hard drive PC Card Problems Network Problems Error Messages General Program Problems A program crashes A program stops responding...

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    Adding Memory ......Replacing the Hard Drive Returning a Hard Drive to Dell 4 Appendix Specifications .

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    Limited Warranty Terms for Canada "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy Dell Software and Peripherals One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the Caribbean Only) ® Intel Warranty Statement for Pentium ® Celeron Processors Only (U.S. and Canada Only) Index ........

  • Page 9: Caution: Safety Instructions, General

    CAUTION: Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your computer and working environment from potential damage. General • Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service technician.

  • Page 10: Power

    Power • Use only the Dell-provided AC adapter approved for use with this computer. Use of another AC adapter may cause a fire or explosion. • Before you connect the computer to an electrical outlet, check the AC adapter voltage rating to ensure that the required voltage and frequency match the available power source.

  • Page 11: Battery

    Battery • Use only Dell™ battery modules that are approved for use with this computer. Use of other types may increase the risk of fire or explosion. •...

  • Page 12: Air Travel, Emc Instructions

    • Certain Federal Aviation Administration regulations and/or airline-specific restrictions may apply to the operation of your Dell computer while you are on board an aircraft. For example, such regulations/restrictions may prohibit the use of any personal electronic device (PED) that has the capacity for intentional transmission of radio frequency or other electromagnetic signals while on an aircraft.

  • Page 13: When Using Your Computer

    When Using Your Computer Observe the following safe-handling guidelines to prevent damage to your computer: • When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface. • When traveling, do not check the computer as baggage. You can put your computer through an X-ray security machine, but never put your computer through a metal detector.

  • Page 14: When Working Inside Your Computer

    If your computer gets wet or is damaged, follow the procedures described in "Solving Problems" on page 90 or 91. If, after following these procedures, you confirm that your computer is not operating properly, contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 124 for the appropriate contact information).

  • Page 15: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge, Battery Disposal

    Dell computer documentation. The reserve battery is a long-life battery, and it is very possible that you will never need to replace it. However, should you need to replace it, the procedure must be performed by an authorized service technician.

  • Page 16: Ergonomic Computing Habits

    Ergonomic Computing Habits For comfort and efficiency, observe the following ergonomic guidelines when setting up and using your computer: W h e n U si n g Yo u r C om p u t er CAUTION: Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in injury.

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    display screen at or below eye level feet flat on the floor arms at desk level wrists relaxed and flat W h e n U s i n g Yo u r C o m p u te r...

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    W h e n U si n g Yo u r C om p u t er...

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    S E C T I O N 1 S e t t i n g U p a n d U s i n g Yo u r C o m p u t e r A Tour of Your Computer Transferring Information to a New Computer With ®...

  • Page 20: A Tour Of Your Computer, Front View

    A Tour of Your Computer Front View Dell AccessDirect buttons volume control buttons microphone power button touch pad/track stick buttons module bay Display" in the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 72. S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r —...

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    E V I C E T A T U S I G H T S Turns on when you turn on the computer. Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while light is flashing.

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    vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. HINT: The computer turns on the fans when the computer gets hot. The fans may make noise, which is normal and does indicate the following: not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r —...

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    To access the help file, see page 72. — You can install devices such as a CD drive, CD-RW drive, DVD O D U L E drive, or Dell TravelLite™ module in the module bay. O U C H R A C K...

  • Page 24: Left Side View

    NOTICE: Turn off your computer by performing a Windows shutdown (see page 42). Otherwise, you may lose data. — Allows you to record audio. I C R O P H O N E — Increase or decrease the speaker volume with O L U M E O N T R O L U T T O N S...

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    — Accommodates devices such as a CD drive, DVD I X E D P T I C A L R I V E drive, CD-RW drive, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive. TV- O I D E O O N N E C T O R Connects your computer to a TV.

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    shortcuts to adjust the volume of the integrated speakers. For more information, see page 47. S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r E T W O R K O N N E C T O R Connects the computer to a network.

  • Page 27: Right Side View

    Right Side View speaker hard drive bay security cable slot infrared sensor IEEE 1394 connector — Press the volume control buttons or volume control keyboard P E A K E R S shortcuts to adjust the volume of the integrated speakers. For more information, see page 47.

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    N F R A R E D computer to another infrared-compatible device without using cable connections. IE EE 1394 C IEEE 1394 high-speed transfer rates, such as some digital cameras and video cameras. S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot.

  • Page 29: Back View

    PC C — Has two connectors that support various types of PC Cards, A R D L O T including modems and network adapters. For more information, see "Using PC Cards" in the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 72. U D I O O N N E C T O R S Attach record/playback devices, such as cassette players and CD players, to the...

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    air vents AC adapter connector vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. HINT: The computer turns on the fans when the computer gets hot. The fans may make noise, which is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer.

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    The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned either on or off. CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries.

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    HINT: Docking devices may not be available in all countries. S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r I D E O O N N E C T O R Connects an external monitor.

  • Page 33: Bottom View

    US B C O N N E C T O R Connects USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. Bottom View memory module and modem cover docking device latch E M O R Y O D U L E A N D O D E M and the modem daughter card.

  • Page 34: Setting Up A Printer, Printer Cable, Connecting A Parallel Printer

    Mini PCI card. Setting Up a Printer See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information, including how to: Printer Cable Your printer connects to your computer with either a USB cable or a parallel cable. Your printer may not come with a printer cable, so if you purchase a cable separately, ensure that it is compatible with your printer.

  • Page 35: Connecting A Usb Printer

    screws (2) parallel printer cable Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel. Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with your printer. Connecting a USB Printer Complete the operating system setup if you have not already done so.

  • Page 36: Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp

    Transferring Information to a New Computer With Microsoft Windows Windows XP provides a Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to move data, such as e-mails, window sizes, toolbar settings, and Internet bookmarks, from one computer to another. First you collect the data from the source computer, and then you import the data to the new computer.

  • Page 37: Setting Up A Home And Office Network With Windows Xp, Connecting To The Internet

    On the welcome screen, click Next. On the Which computer is this? screen, select New Computer, and then click Next. Follow the instructions on the screen. Setting Up a Home and Office Network With Windows XP Windows XP provides a Network Setup Wizard to guide you through the process of sharing files, printers, or an Internet connection between computers in a home or small office.

  • Page 38: Setting Up Your Internet Connection

    If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone line to the modem connector on your computer and to the telephone wall jack before you set up your Internet connection. If you are using a DSL or cable modem connection, contact your ISP for setup instructions.

  • Page 39: Copying Cds

    If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "Modem and Internet Connection Problems" on page 79. If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or try connecting again later.

  • Page 40: Using Easy Cd Creator Basic, Using Blank Cd-r Discs Or Blank Cd-rw Discs, Helpful Tips

    Using Easy CD Creator Basic See the Easy CD Creator Basic documentation for instructions on how to use the program, information about different recording techniques, and CD media limitations. The Easy CD Creator Basic documentation is located in the Microsoft Help"...

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    • Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc to its maximum capacity; for example, do not copy a 650-MB file to a 650-MB blank CD. The CD-RW drive needs 1 or 2 MB of the blank CD to finalize the recording.

  • Page 42: Turning Off The Computer, About The Module Bay

    HINT: You must use CD-R discs to burn music CDs that you want to play in regular stereos. CD-RW discs do not play in most home or car Turning Off the Computer stereos. HINT: If you are having difficulties turning off your computer, see "General Program Problems"...

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    bottom of computer device latch release NOTICE: Insert devices before you dock and turn on the computer. Insert the new device into the bay, and push it until you feel a click. Turn on the computer. S et ti n g U p a n d U s i n g Yo u r C o m p u te r...

  • Page 44: Swapping Devices While The Computer Is Running, Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad

    Is Running Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Dell™ AccessDirect™ Buttons S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r NOTICE: To prevent damage to the docking connector, do not remove or replace devices while the computer is connected to a docking device.

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    Button Functions Provides access to support and educational tools that Dell installed on your computer. Launches your default Internet browser. Launches www.dell.com; is reprogrammable to launch a program of your choice. Opens your default e-mail program; is reprogrammable to launch a program of your choice.

  • Page 46: Numeric Keypad

    Numeric Keypad The numeric keypad functions like the numeric keypad on an external HINT: When you connect an external PS/2 keyboard. Each key on the keypad has multiple functions. The keypad keyboard or PS/2 keypad numbers and symbols are marked in blue on the right of the keypad keys. to the computer, the keypad is disabled.

  • Page 47: Keyboard Shortcuts

    Keyboard Shortcuts System Functions Opens the Windows Security window Enables and disables the numeric keypad Enables and disables the scroll lock Display Functions Switches the video image to the next display option. The options include the integrated display, an external monitor, and both displays simultaneously.

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    Microsoft To adjust keyboard operation, such as the character repeat rate, click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware. S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r Enables and disables the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached ®...

  • Page 49: Touch Pad

    Touch Pad track stick touch pad The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the cursor on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse. •...

  • Page 50: Customizing The Touch Pad And Track Stick, Changing The Track Stick Cap

    You can purchase additional caps by visiting the Dell website at www.dell.com. S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r •...

  • Page 51: Enabling The Infrared Sensor

    Enabling the Infrared Sensor Enter the system setup program: Turn on your computer. Press when the Dell™ logo appears. Press until you locate Infrared Data Port under Basic Device Configuration. Press the down-arrow key to highlight Disabled next to Infrared Data Port.

  • Page 52: Connecting A Television To The Computer

    Press the down-arrow key to select Infrared Mode, and press the right- arrow key to change the setting to Fast IR or Slow IR. Dell recommends that you use Fast IR. If the infrared device cannot communicate with your computer, turn off the computer and repeat steps 1 through 5 to change the setting to Slow IR.

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    Dell recommends that you connect video and audio cables to your computer in one of the following combinations: •...

  • Page 54: S-video And Standard Audio

    S-Video and Standard Audio Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r TV/digital audio adapter cable S-video cable audio cable Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want...

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    Connect the TV/digital audio adapter cable to the S-video TV-out connector on your computer. Plug one end of the S-video cable into the S-video connector on the TV/digital audio adapter cable. Plug the other end of the S-video cable into your television. Plug the single-connector end of the audio cable into the headphone connector on your computer.

  • Page 56: S-video And Digital Audio

    S-Video and Digital Audio Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: TV/digital audio adapter cable S-video cable S/PDIF digital audio cable S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r...

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    Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want to connect. Connect the TV/digital audio adapter cable to the S-video TV-out connector on your computer. Plug one end of the S-video cable into the S-video connector on the TV/digital audio adapter cable.

  • Page 58: Composite Video And Standard Audio

    Composite Video and Standard Audio Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r TV/digital audio adapter cable composite video cable Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want...

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    Plug one end of the composite video cable into the composite video connector on the TV/digital audio adapter cable. Plug the other end of the composite video cable into the composite video connector on the television. Plug the single-connector end of the audio cable into the headphone connector on the computer.

  • Page 60: Composite Video And Digital Audio

    Composite Video and Digital Audio Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: TV/digital audio adapter cable composite video cable S/PDIF digital audio cable S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r...

  • Page 61: Enabling The Display Settings For A Television

    Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want to connect. Connect the TV/digital audio adapter cable to the S-video TV-out connector on the computer. Plug one end of the composite video cable into the composite video connector on the TV/digital audio adapter cable.

  • Page 62: Using S/pdif Digital Audio

    ATI Video Controller Using S/PDIF Digital Audio To use Dolby Digital 5.1 audio for DVD playback, enable digital audio using the following steps: HINT: When you enable digital audio, it disables all sound on your computer except for sound from DVDs. If you enable digital audio to watch a movie, disable the digital audio when you are...

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    To enable digital audio, click to check Enable S/PDIF. To disable digital audio, click to uncheck Enable S/PDIF. Click Close. Click OK. Double-click the InterVideo WinDVD icon on the Windows desktop. S et ti n g U p a n d U s i n g Yo u r C o m p u te r...

  • Page 64: Setting Up The Dolby Headphone

    Setting Up the Dolby Headphone HINT: The Dolby headphone feature is available only if your computer has a DVD drive. S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r Insert a DVD into the DVD drive.

  • Page 65: Setting Up The Docking Device To Connect To A Network, Power Protection Devices

    Select one of the four options to set the level of surround sound effects. Option 1 is a baseline stereo option and Options 2, 3, and 4 are surround sound levels. Click Apply, and then click OK to close the WinDVD Properties window.

  • Page 66: Surge Protectors, Line Conditioners, Uninterruptible Power Supply Devices

    NOTICE: Surge protectors do not protect against power fluctuations or power interruptions. NOTICE: Network adapter protection is not available on surge protectors. Dell recommends that you disconnect the network cable from the network wall jack during electrical storms. NOTICE: Line conditioners do not protect against power interruptions.

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    A UPS protects against power fluctuations and interruptions. UPS devices contain a battery that provides temporary power to connected devices when AC power is interrupted. The battery charges while AC power is available. See the UPS manufacturer documentation for information on battery operating time and to ensure that the device is approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

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    S e tt i n g U p a n d U si n g Yo u r C o m pu t e r...

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    S E C T I O N 2 S o l v i n g P r o b l e m s Finding Solutions Accessing Help Power Problems Start-Up Error Messages Video and Display Problems Sound and Speaker Problems Printer Problems Modem and Internet Connection Problems Scanner Problems...

  • Page 70: Finding Solutions

    So lv ing Pr o ble m s See page 72. Press the power button to exit standby mode. See the Tell Me How help file for more infor- mation on standby mode. Get technical assistance from Dell. See page 124. See page 74. ®...

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    See page 75. See page 77. See page 78. See page 79. See page 80. See page 81. See page 82. See page 82. See page 83. See page 87. See page 87. See page 89. See page 90. See page 90. See page 90.

  • Page 72: Accessing Help, Power Problems

    Turn off the computer (see page 42), disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet, and then let the battery and computer cool to room temperature. If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective. Contact Dell (see page 124). — If the battery status light flashes...

  • Page 73: Ensuring Sufficient Power For Your Computer

    The 70-W AC adapters used in some of Dell’s older portable computers can be used with your computer, but they will decrease system performance. Likewise, you can use the 3800-mAh and 3600-mAh batteries from older Dell computers, but these lesser-capacity batteries will discharge faster.

  • Page 74: Docking Power Considerations, Start-up Error Messages

    N S E R T B O O T A B L E M E D I A nonbootable floppy disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD. message. WARNING message. WARNING — Contact Dell for technical assistance...

  • Page 75: Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    — See the Tell Me How help file, or HINT: If you are using a program that requires a higher resolution than your computer supports, Dell recommends that you attach an external monitor to your computer. — S o lv ing Pr o ble m s...

  • Page 76: If The Display Is Difficult To Read, If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable

    Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and contrast controls. If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. Contact Dell (see page 124). — — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent...

  • Page 77: Sound And Speaker Problems, If You Have A Problem With Integrated Speakers

    Sound and Speaker Problems If you have a problem with integrated speakers ® D J U S T T H E I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L icon in the lower-right corner of your screen.

  • Page 78: Printer Problems

    Printer Problems So lv ing Pr o ble m s — Plug the speaker audio cable into the line-out E S T T H E S P E A K E R S connector on the computer. Ensure that the headphone volume control is turned up.

  • Page 79: Modem And Internet Connection Problems

    ® E R I F Y T H A T I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E P R I N T E R Click the Start button. Click Control Panel.

  • Page 80: Scanner Problems

    Scanner Problems So lv ing Pr o ble m s — Try using a different telephone line. If you H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E are using a line that is 3 m (10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one. —...

  • Page 81: Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems

    H E C K T H E S C A N N E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the scanner. —...

  • Page 82: External Keyboard Problems, Unexpected Characters

    If the characters appear now but did not with the external keyboard, you may have a defective external keyboard. Contact Dell (see page 124). I S A B L E T H E N U M E R I C K E Y P A D keypad if numbers are displayed instead of letters.

  • Page 83: Drive Problems, If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk Drive

    Drive Problems If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk drive ® N S U R E T H A T I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E button and click My Computer.

  • Page 84: If You Cannot Play A Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd

    If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, or DVD High-speed CD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise. This noise HINT: Because of different worldwide file does not indicate a defect with the drive or the CD. types, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives.

  • Page 85: If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd Drive Tray

    E I N S T A L L T H E D R I V E Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer. If the drive is installed in the module bay, remove the drive. See "About the Module Bay"...

  • Page 86: If The Cd-rw Drive Stops Writing, If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive

    If the CD-RW drive stops writing If you have problems with a hard drive PC Card Problems So lv ing Pr o ble m s I S A B L E S T A N D B Y M O D E I N CD -RW —...

  • Page 87: Network Problems, Error Messages

    F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A Contact Dell (see page 124). F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A —...

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    — A floppy disk is in the floppy drive. L O S E S O M E P R O G R A M S A N D — Contact Dell (see page 124). — The program that you are...

  • Page 89: General Program Problems, A Program Crashes, A Program Stops Responding, A Solid Blue Screen Appears

    General Program Problems A program crashes E E T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N maintain websites with information that may help you solve the problem. Ensure that you properly installed and configured the program.

  • Page 90: E-mail Problems, Resolving Other Technical Problems, If Your Computer Gets Wet

    M A I L E L L Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours. — If you cannot solve your problem using the Dell™ support...

  • Page 91: If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer

    Turn on the computer and verify that it is working properly. If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact Dell (see page 124). If You Drop or Damage Your Computer Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer (see page 42).

  • Page 92: Drivers, What Is A Driver, Identifying Drivers

    If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact Dell (see page 124). Drivers What Is a Driver? A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse, or keyboard. All devices require a driver program.

  • Page 93: Reinstalling Drivers

    Reinstalling Drivers NOTICE: The Dell Support website and your Drivers and Utilities CD provide approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly. Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver, use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the previously installed version.

  • Page 94: Manually Reinstalling Drivers For Windows Xp

    Manually Reinstalling Drivers for Windows XP HINT: If you are reinstalling an infrared sensor driver, you must first enable the infrared sensor in the system setup program (see page 51) before continuing with the driver installation. So lv ing Pr o ble m s time that you run the CD, it might prompt you to install setup files.

  • Page 95: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities

    Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver. Click the Driver tab and then click Update Driver. Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next. Click Browse, and browse to the location to which you previously extracted the driver files.

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    You can also use the Windows XP Hardware Troubleshooter. To use the troubleshooter, click the Start button and click Help and Support. Type hardware troubleshooter to start the search. Click Hardware Troubleshooter in the Search Results list. In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, click I need to resolve a hardware conflict on my computer, and then click Next.

  • Page 97: Creating A Restore Point

    NOTICE: It is important to make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor changes to or recover your data files. If the original data on the hard disk is accidentally erased or overwritten, or if it becomes inaccessible because of a hard disk malfunction, use your backup files to recover the lost or damaged data.

  • Page 98: Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State

    Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State If problems occur after installing a device driver, first try using Device Driver Rollback (see page 93). If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore. To change the restore point, you can either repeat the steps using a different restore point, or you can undo the restoration.

  • Page 99: Undoing The Last System Restore, Before You Reinstall, Reinstalling Windows Xp

    Undoing the Last System Restore NOTICE: Save and close all open files and exit all open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete. Click the Start button, point to All Programs Accessories System Tools, and then click System Restore.

  • Page 100

    Windows XP . The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative. NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP , disable any virus protection software installed on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP .

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    Press to select the highlighted partition (recommended), and then follow the instructions on the screen. The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times. Completing the GUI Setup NOTICE: When the computer restarts, you will see the following message: Press any key to boot from the CD.

  • Page 102: Reinstalling Drivers And Software

    So lv ing Pr o ble m s If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, you may be prompted to provide further network information regarding your network configuration, such as the domain name or workgroup name. If you are unsure of your settings, accept the default selections. Windows XP installs the operating system components and configures the computer.

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    S E C T I O N 3 A d d i n g a n d R e p l a c i n g Pa r t s Replacing the Palm Rests Adding Memory Replacing the Hard Drive...

  • Page 104: Replacing The Palm Rests

    Adding and Re placing Part s Replacing the Palm Rests Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer (see page 42). If the computer is connected (docked) to a docking device, undock it. Keep the display open, and tilt the computer back so that you can access the bottom of the computer.

  • Page 105: Adding Memory

    NOTICE: While you work, periodically touch unpainted metal on the computer to dissipate static electricity that might harm internal components. HINT: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. A dding and Repl aci ng Part s...

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    Adding and Re placing Part s Turn the computer over, remove the screw(s) from the memory module cover, and lift up the cover. screw NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the inner metal tabs that secure the memory module. If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module.

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    securing clip NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled “JDIM (DIMMA)” before you install a module in the connector labeled “JDIM2 (DIMMB).” Ground yourself and install the new memory module: Align the notch in the module with the slot in the center of the connector.

  • Page 108: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Adding and Re placing Part s screw Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet. Turn on the computer. As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information.

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    NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" on page 15. Lift the hard drive cover until you feel a click. HINT: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.

  • Page 110: Returning A Hard Drive To Dell

    Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to install the drivers and utilities for your computer (see page 92). Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. hard drive...

  • Page 111

    S E C T I O N 4 A p p e n d i x Specifications System Setup Overview Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only) Contacting Dell Regulatory Notices Limited Warranties and Return Policy...

  • Page 112: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications Microprocessor Microprocessor types L1 cache L2 cache External bus frequency System Information System chip set Data bus width Microprocessor address bus width Graphics bus PCI bus PC Card CardBus controller PC Card connector Cards supported PC Card connector size Data width (maximum) Memory Architecture...

  • Page 113

    6-pin mini-DIN connector two 4-pin USB-compliant connector sensor compatible with IrDA Standard 1.1 (Fast IR) and IrDA Standard 1.0 (Slow IR) 200-pin connector for a Dell™ docking device 7-pin mini-DIN connector for S-video, composite video, and S/PDIF (TV/digital audio adapter cable supports composite...

  • Page 114

    Appendix Communications (continued) Network adapter Wireless Video Video type Data bus Video controller Video memory LCD interface TV support Audio Audio type Audio controller Stereo conversion Interfaces: Internal External Speaker Internal speaker amplifier Volume controls 10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board internal Mini PCI Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless support 128-bit hardware accelerated...

  • Page 115

    16-ms fall (maximum) (Dell UltraSharp UXGA TFT) 60 Hz 0 (closed) to 180 0.20 x 0.20 mm (SXGA+) 0.19 x 0.19 mm (UXGA and Dell UltraSharp UXGA TFT) brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts 87 (U.S. and Canada); 88 (Europe); 90 (Japan) 2.7 mm...

  • Page 116

    Appendix Touch Pad X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Width Height Track Stick X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) Size Battery Type Dimensions: Depth Height Width Weight Voltage Charge time (approximate) Computer on Computer off Operating life Life span (approximate) Temperature range: Operating Storage...

  • Page 117

    AC Adapter Input voltage Input current (maximum) Input frequency Output current Output power Rated output voltage Dimensions: Height Width Depth Weight (with cables) Temperature range: Operating Storage Physical Height Width Depth Weight (average, depending on configuration) 90 to 135 VAC and 164 to 264 VAC 1.5 A 47 to 63 Hz 5.5 A (maximum at 4-second pulse);...

  • Page 118

    Appendix Environmental Temperature range: Operating Storage Relative humidity (maximum): Operating Storage Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates a user environment): Operating Storage Maximum shock (measured with the hard drive in head-parked position and with a 2-ms half-sine pulse): Operating Storage Altitude (maximum):...

  • Page 119: System Setup Overview, Viewing The System Setup Screens, System Setup Screens

    NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the settings for this program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly. Viewing the System Setup Screens Turn on (or restart) your computer.

  • Page 120: Commonly Used Options, Changing The Boot Sequence

    HINT: Certain options require that you reboot the computer for new settings to take effect. Appendix A box in the upper-right corner of the screen displays help information for the currently highlighted option; a box in the lower-right corner displays information about the computer.

  • Page 121: Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)

    Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dell- installed hardware.

  • Page 122: Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals, Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals

    All Dell-standard components included in a Custom Factory Integration (CFI) project are covered by the standard Dell limited warranty for your computer. However, Dell also extends a parts replacement program to cover all nonstandard, third-party hardware components integrated through CFI for the duration of the computer’s service contract.

  • Page 123: Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit

    Credit Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows: Call Dell to obtain an authorization number, and write it clearly and prominently on the outside of the box. For the telephone number to call, see "Contacting Dell" on page 124.

  • Page 124: Contacting Dell

    NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed. When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator.

  • Page 125

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Australia (Sydney) E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com International Access Code: 0011 E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com Country Code: 61 Home and Small Business City Code: 2 Government and Business Preferred Accounts Division (PAD) Customer Care...

  • Page 126

    International Access Code Country Code City Code Bermuda General Support Bolivia General Support Brazil Website: www.dell.com/br International Access Code: 00 Customer Support, Technical Support Country Code: 55 Tech Support Fax City Code: 51 Customer Care Fax Sales British Virgin Islands...

  • Page 127

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code China (Xiamen) Tech Support website: support.ap.dell.com/china Country Code: 86 Tech Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com City Code: 592 Tech Support Fax Home and Small Business Technical Support Corporate Accounts Technical Support Customer Experience...

  • Page 128

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Denmark (Copenhagen) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail Support (portable computers): den_nbk_support@dell.com Country Code: 45 E-mail Support (desktop computers): den_support@dell.com E-mail Support (servers): Nordic_server_support@dell.com Technical Support Customer Care (Relational) Home/Small Business Customer Care...

  • Page 129

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code France (Paris) (Montpellier) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/ Country Code: 33 Home and Small Business City Codes: (1) (4) Technical Support Customer Care Switchboard Switchboard (calls from outside of France)

  • Page 130

    Country Code City Code Hong Kong Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™) International Access Code: 001 Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and Dell Precision™) Country Code: 852 Customer Service (non-technical, post-sales issues) Transaction Sales Large Corporate Accounts HK Large Corporate Accounts GCP HK...

  • Page 131

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Italy (Milan) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/ Country Code: 39 Home and Small Business City Code: 02 Technical Support Customer Care Switchboard Corporate Technical Support Customer Care Switchboard...

  • Page 132

    Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™) Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) Technical Support (Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™, and Latitude™) Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) 24-Hour Automated Order Service Customer Care Business Sales Division (up to 400 employees)

  • Page 133

    Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service) (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Luxembourg Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: tech_be@dell.com Country Code: 352 Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium) Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)

  • Page 134

    Home/Small and Medium Business Fax Home/Small and Medium Business Customer Care Corporate Corporate Fax Corporate Customer Care New Zealand E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com Country Code: 64 Home and Small Business Government and Business...

  • Page 135

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Norway (Lysaker) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail Support (portable computers): Country Code: 47 nor_nbk_support@dell.com E-mail Support (desktop computers): nor_support@dell.com E-mail Support (servers): nordic_server_support@dell.com Technical Support Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care...

  • Page 136

    Singapore (Singapore) Technical Support International Access Code: 005 Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) Country Code: 65 Transaction Sales Corporate Sales South Africa (Johannesburg) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com 09/091 Technical Support Country Code: 27 Customer Care City Code: 11...

  • Page 137

    International Access Code: 00 E-mail: swe_support@dell.com Country Code: 46 E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron: Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com City Code: 8 E-mail Support for OptiPlex: Swe_kats@dell.com E-mail Support for Servers: Nordic_server_support@dell.com Technical Support Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support...

  • Page 138

    Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) Country Code: 66 Sales Trinidad/Tobago General Support Turks and Caicos Islands General Support U.K. (Bracknell) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 Customer Care website: dell.co.uk/lca/customerservices Country Code: 44 E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com City Code: 1344 Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred...

  • Page 139

    Dell Sales Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers) Software and Peripherals Sales Spare Parts Sales Extended Service and Warranty Sales Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired Department Name or Service Area, Website and E-Mail Address Area Codes, Local Numbers, and...

  • Page 140: Regulatory Notices

    • Plug the computer into a different outlet so that the computer and the receiver are on different branch circuits. If necessary, consult a Dell Technical Support representative or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Area Codes, Local Numbers, and...

  • Page 141

    EMC classification for the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell. If you prefer, you can order a cable from Dell on the World Wide Web at accessories.us.dell.com/sna/category.asp?category_id=4117. Most Dell computers are classified for Class B environments. However, the inclusion of certain options can change the rating of some configurations to Class A.

  • Page 142: Nom Information (mexico Only)

    (NOM): Exporter: Dell Computer Corporation One Dell Way Round Rock, TX 78682 Importer: Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V. Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F. Ship to: Dell Computer de México, S.A.

  • Page 143: Ce Mark Notice

    CE Mark Notice This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union Directive 1999/5/EC. Appendix...

  • Page 144

    Appendix...

  • Page 145: Limited Warranties And Return Policy, Limited Warranty For The U.s

    Limited Warranties and Return Policy Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day (U.S. only), one-year, two-year, three-year, or four-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty you purchased, see the Dell invoice that accompanied your computer. The following sections describe the limited warranties and return policy for the U.S., the limited warranties and return policy for Canada, and the manufacturer guarantee for Latin...

  • Page 146

    During the first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: For the first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dell- branded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship.

  • Page 147

    What if I purchased a service contract? If your on-site service contract is with Dell, on-site service will be provided to you under the terms of the on-site service agreement. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.

  • Page 148: Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (u.s. Only)

    "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows: •...

  • Page 149: Limited Warranty Terms For Canada

    You must ship the products to Dell within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.

  • Page 150

    How long does this limited warranty last? This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dell- branded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only ninety days.

  • Page 151

    What if I purchased an on-site service contract? If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service. Dell's service contracts can be found online at www.dell.ca or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-847-4096.

  • Page 152: Total Satisfaction" Return Policy

    "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to 30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer who bought reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the date of invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price.

  • Page 153: Dell Software And Peripherals

    While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that all of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or guarantee all of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today.

  • Page 154

    Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.

  • Page 155: Celeron ® Processors Only (u.s. And Canada Only)

    Dell Computer de Colombia Corporation Carrera 7 #115-33 Oficina 603 Bogota, Colombia Dell Computer de Mexico SA de CV Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F. ® ® ® Intel Warranty Statement for Pentium and Celeron Processors Only (U.S.

  • Page 156

    Appendix...

  • Page 157: Index

    42 conflicts resolving software and hardware incompatibilities, 95 contact numbers, 124 crashes, 89 damaged computer testing, 91 Dell support policy, 121 docking device, 65 Dolby headphone setting up, 64 drivers about, 92 device driver rollback, 93 reinstalling, 93 drives...

  • Page 158

    memory adding, 105 removing, 106 messages start-up, 74 network fixing problems, 87 setting up the docking device, 65 palm rest, 104 PC Cards fixing problems, 86 power fixing problems, 72 protection devices, 65 turning off, 42 printer cable, 34 connecting, 34 parallel, 34 setting up, 34 USB, 35...

  • Page 159

    warranty, 145 wet computer, 90 Windows XP device driver rollback, 93 help, 72 reinstalling, 99 Index...

  • Page 160

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    DELL INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT Postscript Imaging and Printing Specifications Completed by Information Development MILESTONE NAME: Comaneci Owner’s Manual PATH: (S:\SYSTEMS\Comaneci\Owner\A03\English) LANGUAGES: English ----------------------- PART and REVISION 1H018 A03 NUMBER: SPEC SHEET Gloria Salinas PREPARED BY: DATE SPEC SHEET 08/28/02 COMPLETED: CONTACTS: Cathy Brown Cathy_Brown@Dell.com...

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