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Dell OptiPlex 3040M Series Owner's Manual

Dell OptiPlex 3040M Series Owner's Manual

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OptiPlex 3040M
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: D10U
Regulatory Type: D10U001


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  • Page 1 OptiPlex 3040M Owner's Manual Regulatory Model: D10U Regulatory Type: D10U001...
  • Page 2 WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Copyright © 2015 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Working on your computer.................5 ....................5 Before working inside your computer ........................6 Turning off your computer .....................6 After working inside your computer 2 Removing and installing components.............. 8 ..........................8 Recommended tools ..........................8 Removing the cover ..........................9 Installing the cover .......................9 Removing the hard drive assembly...
  • Page 4 ......................... 28 System Setup options ..........................36 Updating the BIOS ....................... 37 System and setup password ..............37 Assigning a system password and setup password ..........38 Deleting or changing an existing system and/or setup password 5 Specifications...................... 39 6 Contacting Dell....................43...
  • Page 5: Working On Your Computer

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 6: Turning Off Your Computer

    Disconnect all network cables from the computer. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. Press and hold the power button while the computer is unplugged to ground the system board. Remove the cover. CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer.
  • Page 7 If required, verify that the computer works correctly by running Dell Diagnostics.
  • Page 8: Removing And Installing Components

    Removing and installing components This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your computer. Recommended tools The procedures in this document require the following tools: • Small flat blade screwdriver • Phillips screwdriver • Small plastic scribe Removing the cover Follow the procedure in...
  • Page 9: Installing The Cover

    Installing the cover Place the cover on the computer. Slide the cover toward the back of the computer to install it. Tighten the screw to secure the cover to the computer. Follow the procedure in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the hard drive assembly Follow the procedure in Before Working Inside Your...
  • Page 10: Installing The Hard Drive Into The Hard Drive Bracket

    Installing the hard drive into the hard drive bracket Align and insert the pins on the hard drive bracket with the slots on one side of the hard drive. Flex the other side of the hard drive bracket, and align and insert the pins on the bracket into the hard drive.
  • Page 11: Installing The Vga Board

    Installing the VGA board Align and insert the VGA connector into the slot on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the VGA board to the computer. Connect the VGA board cable to the connector on the VGA board. Install the cover. Follow the procedure in After Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 12: Installing The System Fan

    Disconnect the speaker cable and system fan cable from the connectors on the system board. Installing the system fan Connect the speaker cable and system fan cable to the connectors on the system board. Place the system fan on the computer and slide the system fan until it clicks into place. Install the cover.
  • Page 13: Removing The Memory Module

    Removing the memory module Follow the procedure in Before Working Inside Your Computer. Remove the: cover system fan Pull the securing clips from the memory module until the memory module pops up. Remove the memory module from the socket on the system board. Installing the memory module Align the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory module connector.
  • Page 14: Installing The Heat Sink

    Installing the heat sink Place the heat sink on the processor. Tighten the captive screws to secure the heat sink to the system board. Install the: system fan hard drive assembly cover Follow the procedure in After Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 15: Installing The Processor

    NOTE: After removing the processor, place it in an antistatic container for reuse, return, or temporary storage. Do not touch the bottom of the processor to avoid damage to the processor contacts. Touch only the side edges of the processor. Installing the processor Align the processor with the socket keys.
  • Page 16: Installing The Speaker

    Installing the speaker Align the slots on the speaker with the slots on the system fan. Tighten the screws to secure the speaker to the system fan. Route the speaker cable through the retention hooks on the system fan. Install the: system fan cover Follow the procedure in...
  • Page 17: Installing The Coin Cell Battery

    Installing the coin cell battery Hold the coin cell battery with the "+" sign facing up and slide it under the securing tabs at the positive side of the connector. Press the battery into the connector until it locks into place. Install the: VGA board hard drive assembly...
  • Page 18: Installing The System Board

    To remove the system board: a. Remove the screws that secure the system board to the computer [1]. b. Slide the system board to disengage the connectors from the back of the computer [2]. c. Lift the system board away from the computer [3]. Installing the system board Hold the system board by its edges and angle it toward the back of the computer.
  • Page 19: System Board Layout

    Place the metal tab on the system board and tighten the screw to secure the metal tab to the system board. Install the: processor heat sink system fan VGA board hard drive assembly cover Follow the procedure in After Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 20 Coin cell battery RJ-45 Ethernet connector USB 2.0 connectors USB 3.0 connectors PS2/Serial Port Daughter Board Connector VGA daughter board connector (optional) (Optional) DisplayPort connector HDMI connector DC-in jack...
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting Your Computer

    Troubleshooting your computer You can troubleshoot your computer using indicators like diagnostic lights, beep codes, and error messages during the operation of the computer. Diagnostic power LED codes Table 1. Diagnostic power LED codes Power LED light status Possible cause Troubleshooting steps •...
  • Page 22: Diagnostic Error Messages

    The hard drive failed initialization. Run the hard DISK C: FAILED INITIALIZATION drive tests in Dell Diagnostics. The operation requires a hard drive in the bay DRIVE NOT READY before it can continue. Install a hard drive in the hard drive bay.
  • Page 23 Then, shut down the computer, reinstall the hard drive, and restart the computer. If the problem persists, try another drive. Run the Hard Disk Drive tests in Dell Diagnostics. The hard drive does not respond to commands HARD-DISK DRIVE FAILURE from the computer.
  • Page 24 KEYBOARD STUCK KEY FAILURE connection. Restart the computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or keys during the boot routine. Run the Stuck Key test in Dell Diagnostics. Dell MediaDirect cannot verify the Digital Rights LICENSED CONTENT IS NOT ACCESSIBLE IN...
  • Page 25 Error messages Description A chip on the system board may be NO TIMER TICK INTERRUPT malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests in Dell Diagnostics. You have too many programs open. Close all NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR RESOURCES. EXIT windows and open the program that you want to SOME PROGRAMS AND TRY AGAIN use.
  • Page 26: System Error Messages

    NOTICE - Hard Drive SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you back up your data regularly. A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential hard drive problem...
  • Page 27: System Setup

    Boot Sequence allows you to bypass the System Setup‐defined boot device order and boot directly to a specific device (for example: optical drive or hard drive). During the Power-on Self Test (POST), when the Dell logo appears, you can: •...
  • Page 28: System Setup Overview

    NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the desktop. Then, shut down or restart your computer and try again. NOTE: After the Dell logo appears, you can also press F12 and then select BIOS setup. System Setup options NOTE: Depending on the computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not appear.
  • Page 29 Allows you to connect to display through WiFi. WIDI requires Intel WiFi card, Intel graphics, and WIDI receiver in display (or WIDI compliant display). To install the WIDI application, see the site to download the WIDI application. NOTE: When installing the WIDI application, connect the display to Intel on-board graphic output.
  • Page 30 Option Description • SATA-0 (enabled by default) Smart Reporting This field controls whether hard drive errors for integrated drives are reported during system startup. This option is disabled by default. USB Configuration Allows you to enable or disable the integrated USB controller for: •...
  • Page 31 Option Description • Disabled — Always prompt for the system and internal HDD password when they are set. This option is disabled by default. • Reboot Bypass — Bypass the password prompts on Restarts (warm boots). NOTE: The system will always prompt for the system and internal HDD passwords when powered on from the off state (a cold boot).
  • Page 32 Option Description • Disable — User may not enter OROM configuration screens via the hotkey. This option is set to Enable by default. Admin Setup Lockout Allows you to enable or disable the option to enter Setup when an Administrative password is set. This option is not set by default. HDD Protection Support Allows you to enable or disable the HDD Protection feature.
  • Page 33 Option Description • 64 MB • 128 MB Table 11. Performance Option Description Multi Core Support This field specifies whether the process will have one or all cores enabled. This option is enabled by default. Intel SpeedStep Allows you to enable or disable the Intel SpeedStep mode of the processor. This option is disabled by default.
  • Page 34 Option Description • LAN or WLAN - Allows the system to be powered on by special LAN or wireless LAN signals. • LAN Only - Allows the system to be powered on by special LAN signals. • LAN with PXE Boot - A wakeup packet sent to the system in either the S4 or S5 state, that will cause the system to wake-up and immediately boot to PXE.
  • Page 35 Option Description Trusted Execution This option specifies whether a Measured Virtual Machine Monitor (MVMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by the Intel Trusted Execution Technology. This option is disabled by default. Table 15. Wireless Option Description Wireless Device Enable Allows you to enable or disable the internal wireless devices.
  • Page 36: Updating The Bios

    For laptops, ensure that your computer battery is fully charged and connected to a power outlet Restart the computer. Go to Enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code and click Submit. NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag? NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect My Product.
  • Page 37: System And Setup Password

    You can also analyze which drivers need an update. To do this for your product, click Analyze System for Updates and follow the instructions on the screen. 10. Select your preferred download method in the Please select your download method below window, click Download File.
  • Page 38: Deleting Or Changing An Existing System And/Or Setup Password

    Type the system password that you entered earlier and click OK. Select Setup Password, type your system password and press Enter or Tab. A message prompts you to re-type the setup password. Type the setup password that you entered earlier and click OK. Press Esc and a message prompts you to save the changes.
  • Page 39: Specifications

    Specifications NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer in: • Windows 10, click or tap Start → Settings → System → About. • Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, click or tap Start →...
  • Page 40 Table 22. Video Feature Specification Integrated Intel HD Graphics Table 23. Audio Feature Specification Integrated Realtek HDA Codec ALC3234 Table 24. Network Feature Specification Integrated Realtek 8111HSD Table 25. System information Feature Specification System chipset Intel H110 chipset Table 26. Expansion bus Feature Specification Bus type...
  • Page 41 Table 29. External connectors Feature Specification Audio: • Universal headset Front panel • Line out connector Network adapter RJ-45 connector Serial PS2 and serial connector (optional) USB 2.0 (front/back/internal) 0/2/1 USB 3.0 (front/back/internal) 2/2/0 • 15-pin VGA connector (optional) Video •...
  • Page 42 Table 31. Power Items Wattage Voltage Power adaptor 65 W 19.5 V DC, 3.34 A Coin cell battery 3 V CR2032 lithium coin cell Table 32. Physical dimension Physical Micro Premier Height 18.2 cm (7.2 inches) Width 3.6 cm (1.4 inches) Depth 17.6 cm (7 inches) Weight...
  • Page 43: Contacting Dell

    Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Go to

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